COVER STORY: Colorado Landmark, Realtors receives global recognition for Marshall Fire recovery efforts

 

BOULDER (April 18) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® recognizes Colorado Landmark, Realtors as their April 2022 recipient of “Leading RE Good Things” for their recovery efforts of the Marshall Fire. This global recognition was shared on Friday, April 15, across 70 countries and with more than 150,000 real estate agents across the globe in an “Inside Track” announcement by Leading Real EstateCompanies of the World President and CEO Paul Boomsma.
Mr. Boomsma recognized Colorado Landmark’s “incredible efforts” in the recovery of the Marshall Fire noting the huge difference the company made in the community in the month of January 2022. “Just hours after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history destroyed more than 1,000 homes and displaced more than 15,000 people, the Colorado Landmark, Realtors team went to work raising more than $175,000 in less than 3 days, negotiating more than 1,000 hotel rooms for evacuated families, setting up an aid station in their Louisville office and assembling a free pop-up shop providing more than 400 community members with collected donations.”
Colorado Landmark, Realtors has been a Boulder Valley based boutique Real Estate brokerage specializing in luxury properties since 1977. Receiving the recognition, Colorado Landmark’s President and Co-owner, Orly Ripmaster, acknowledged being a support system for the community was paramount and that recovery efforts superseded any other business activity for the firm in the wake of the fire. “This is the community where we live, work and play, so when this community needed us, we were there,” Ripmaster stated. She noted that across their boutique organization of more than 40 local agents, Colorado Landmark served more than 600 volunteer hours in less than 30 days. The “Leading RE Good Things” program highlights the incredible people in the LeadingRE network, which includes more than 550 member brokerages across the globe, and the “good things” they are doing around the world. Being selected is an honor that Ripmaster believes is shared with all the survivors and those impacted for their strength and resilience. “Colorado Landmark is proud and humbled to be a part of the recovery efforts and help rebuild this incredible community. It’s a tremendous honor for a local, independent firm to earn a global recognition, and this recognition is one we share with our entire community who have truly demonstrated the best of all Good Things.”

 

If you would like more information about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World or the selection process, please visit its website at:
marketing.leadingreresources.com/goodthings or contact Orly Ripmaster at orlyripmaster@coloradolandmark.com.

Source: https://www.athomecolorado.com/marshall-fire-boulder-county-colorado/colorado-landmark-realtors-receives-global-recognition-for-marshall-fire-recovery-efforts/

Women’s History Month

Each year, the U.S. recognizes March as Women’s History Month. This year, Women’s History Month is particularly celebratory at Colorado Landmark as the first year in our four-decade history that we are a Women-owned company.


2022 marked the welcoming of Orly Ripmaster, a second-generation Ripmaster but a first-generation female owner. Prior to joining Colorado Landmark, Orly was a Top Executive at Denver-based KSL Capital Partners, a $16B private equity Real Estate fund that specializes in Travel & Leisure investments around the globe. Private Equity is still a heavily male dominated field with only 12% female executives, according to research done by Bloomberg in 2021.

“That feels like an empowering statistic to be among the female leaders in an industry and have successfully found a seat at the table. But that seat, and my path to it, were carved by generations of bold and brilliant women before me. I’m forever grateful for their sacrifice and tenacity and feel a great responsibility to continue that fight.”

 

Orly’s return to Boulder to lead a woman-owned company was in many ways inspired by that responsibility earned in reaching those elusive executive levels.

“For me, coming back home to Boulder to lead and own a business and bring my knowledge and experiences felt important and personal. This community helped carve my path. Being the woman behind a woman-owned company, especially in a male dominated field, comes with the privilege and the responsibility of continuing to widen and pave the path for future generations of female leaders and business owners.”

 

When it comes to Women’s History Month, we asked Orly what the most important thing is to celebrate. 

“Mentorship, both being a mentor and having a mentor, is the single most important and impactful tool we have”  was her response. 

 

Colorado Landmark, Realtors is proud to announce our 2021 class of Top Producers. As Boulder Valley’s #1 Boutique Real Estate Brokerage & Luxury Leader since 1977, being recognized as a Top Agent at Landmark has a deeply rooted history of being recognized as a Top Agent in Colorado. Several of our Top Producers are also ranked among the Top Agents in the country.  The 2021 class of Top Producers are awarded and recognized for more than just the outstanding results, expertise, and dedication they consistently deliver for their clients, they are also recognized for their tireless dedication to their communities, a cornerstone attribute to our local, independent and boutique heritage.

We are proud to recognize the following 2021 Top Producers for continuing to build upon the time honored & trusted legacy of Colorado Landmark, Realtors


Marybeth Emerson – Boulder


Deborah Read Fowler – Niwot


Joel Ripmaster – Boulder


Candace Loving – Boulder


Maria Scroggs – Louisville


Wendy Daniel – Boulder


Brett Sawyer – Louisville


Phil Booth – Boulder


Ed Weaver – Niwot


Scott Ripmaster – Boulder


The Scott Team – Boulder

David Scott & Amy Scott


The Gonzales Team – Louisville

Mitchell Gonzales & Antonio Toledo


The Spreder Team – Niwot

Ed Spreder, Karlynn Spreder & Mayoura Phannadeth

Marybeth Emerson & Deborah Read Fowler Selected Among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents

Featured by atHome Colorado

Colorado Landmark is proud to congratulate Marybeth Emerson and Deborah Read Fowler on their 2021 induction to the Top 100 Agents in America- Top 1%. Incredible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEFT: Marybeth Emerson RIGHT: Deborah Read Fowler

Colorado Landmark, Realtors  is pleased to announce the selection of  Marybeth Emerson  and  Deborah Read Fowler  to America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® for 2021. Selection to  America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents  is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most esteemed and skilled Real Estate Agents and Brokers with a history of routinely selling homes above market value.

Only the Top 100 qualifying Real Estate Professionals in each region will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents. With these standards for selection, less than one percent (1%) of active Real Estate Professionals in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of Real Estate Agents and Brokers in the community.

Marybeth Emerson and Deborah Read Fowler build on the trusted legacy of Colorado Landmark, Realtors, with a four decades-long award-winning track record as Boulder Valley’s leading luxury boutique brokerage. Landmark’s Real Estate Professionals have been recognized amongst the nation’s elite through proven results and unfettered dedication to the Boulder market. Remaining independent, local and boutique has allowed top agents the freedom to be intentionally and relentlessly focused on the health, wellbeing and happiness of the Boulder community.

The elite selection into the Top 1% of Real Estate agents in the nation is through a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving proprietary algorithms using advanced data analytics to assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including (but not limited to) the Real Estate Professional’s total yearly sales volume, notable above market value sales, luxury home sales, efficiency rating for closing sales, lifetime professional experience, client satisfaction ratings and other notable recognitions, among many other proprietary factors. Based on these criteria, a measure/rating for each Real Estate Professional is established indicating their relative effectiveness in closing high-value sales above market value in comparison to other Real Estate Professionals in their region. Accordingly, the most efficient and effective Real Estate Professionals among the community are then identified for selection among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents.

For more information about America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents or the selection process, visit  Top100RealEstateAgents.com.  For more information about Colorado Landmark, Realtors visit  coloradolandmark.com.

 

Colorado Landmark Holiday Events

It’s the season of giving and holiday cheer! Join us for these exciting events below, and fill the beginning of your winter with joy.

2021 Downtown Niwot Holiday Magic; Three Festivities

11.26: Enchanted Evening – Tree Lighting Ceremony 

11.27: Holiday Parade – Santa at the Grange 

12.4 and 12.11 Holiday Market – Grange and Around Town 


Grand Opening for the Louisville Office

Friday, December  3rd from 4-6pm

Join us for an Open House before the Louisville Parade of Lights Parade. Come celebrate with light snacks and beverages.


Gingerbread House Decorating Competition for Cake 4 Kids

Competition for families on Sunday, December 12th 

Three categories: Most creative decorating, Best use of candy, and most unusual decorations

Prizes for the winners 

Event is free, but requesting donations $50+ for Cake 4 Kids 


 

Landmark Moment: Company Announcement

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, Colorado Landmark, Realtors’ Founder, Joel Ripmaster welcomed his daughter, Orly Ripmaster as the incoming President and Co-owner of the company, as well as Scott Ripmaster the new Vice President and Head of Recruiting.

Joel hosted a spirited transition announcement at Folsom Field, in the heart of The University. It felt fun and appropriate to kick off the announcement at this significant venue, as it’s been an integral part of his and his family’s lives. “As we lean into local, what could be more local than being right here in the heart of the buffalo!” – Joel Ripmaster

Colorado Landmark, Realtors’ story began in 1977, shortly after founder Joel Ripmaster, graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he played football for the University of Colorado Buffaloes. Where he would spend his time hiking from campus to Chautauqua Park with his college sweetheart and later to be wife. The two young Midwestern students would walk and daydream about one day owning a home in Boulder, starting a family and a business, and spending a life here. Joel fell in love with Boulder, his wife, and residential real estate and what it represented to his young family. 

Over the last 45 years, Joel has committed to being a coach and mentor, and committed to Boulder. Colorado Landmark felt being independent and local is more important and sought after than ever before. “What we have built can’t be replicated!” Being one of the top independent agencies in the country is a huge accomplishment. With that, Joel realized that he needed a partner. A partner who can table the future while honoring the past and has the capacity, the drive, and desire to take the long view. He found his partner… A fellow real estate executive with 20 years experience in Real Estate and Private Equity, with an MBA in Real Estate from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France, Ivy League credentials with an honor’s degree from Harvard, and a Master’s in communications from the University of Colorado.  An athlete, a scholar, a Mom, a daughter and a Real Estate executive. She is joining the team as the retiring Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of KSL Capital Partners. 

“I am humbled that she would ever consider leading this organization. Partnering with my daughter to establish a sustainable succession plan that ensures the DNA of Colorado Landmark, Realtors for years to come.”

Orly will strategize, modernize and bring vitality to the day-to-day operations and management of the business. Joel will continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder with Orly and will remain the Founder of Colorado Landmark, Realtors and named Principal of the organization. As Principal, Joel will remain to build and mentor the team and brand with his foundational knowledge and expertise, as well as manage and grow his own luxury sales. With 15 years in the business, Scott will bring fresh energy to our recruiting team and management to the Louisville location. His expertise and authenticity will be such a powerful accelerator for the brand and the voice. Colorado Landmark prides itself in being a local, independent, family-oriented real estate firm and is now female owned.

“We talk a lot about Landmark Moments and this week’s announcement was certainly amongst the most significant landmark moments in my career. It’s a really exciting time to be at Colorado Landmark. We will be leaning into our brand, galvanizing our messaging and and celebrating the power of our new positioning: Local, Independent, Family Built, Female Owned. Needless to say, I am so proud” – Founder, Joel Ripmaster


Announcing the 2020 Real Trends Superstars

The 2020 Real Trends Rankings have been released, and Colorado Landmark has some superstars on the list!

 

America’s Best Real Estate Professionals honors America’s finest real estate agents from all across the country! Over 18,000  U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured in America’s Best.

Those ranked are among the top 1.5% of 1.4 million real estate professionals in the United States!


 

Marybeth Emerson – #1 INDIVIDUAL IN BOULDER and #37 individual in Colorado by Volume

 

 


 

 

Kim Thompson Group – #8 SMALL TEAM IN BOULDER and #43 small team in Colorado by Volume

 

 


 

 

The DRF Team – #1 MEDIUM TEAM IN BOULDER & NIWOT and #19 medium team in Colorado by Volume

 

 


The entire list of winners from all over the country can be viewed here

 

Landmark Moment: Habitat for Humanity Build Day

Our community is lacking in affordable and available housing, which is a core business problem as well as a social problem.  Colorado Landmark has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to try and solve this issue.

In addition to the hands-on contributions of the firm, like painting and labor, we are supportive of additional endeavors through the H4H Organization.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. Like us, H4H believes housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. When you think of H4H, you might imagine a family buying a volunteer-built home for an affordable price. But there’s a whole lot more that goes into the organization’s efforts, and how businesses like ours can help.

If you think about the  housing process like we do everyday, you know so many more steps are needed to get a family into a  home than a fresh coat of paint. As Realtors, we know what first-time homebuyers are looking for and what they need to succeed in this hot market. We can help Habitat provide a  suite of services:

  • Homebuyer education and one-on-one coaching
  • Down payment assistance and closing cost help
  • Mortgage pre-approval from TCHFH Lending, Inc.
  • Affordable monthly mortgage payments
  • Post-purchase support

Habitat staff are here to help clients all along the way and are always open to working with local leaders like ours.

So whether it’s paint or advice or resources and training, Colorado Landmark is committed to improving life for the families of Boulder County by doing what we do best, getting folks into homes and supporting the creation of Landmark Moments.

Landmark Moment: Colorado Landmark, Realtors VP & Agent Jennifer Fly Serves as a Panelist at Luxury Portfolio International’s REimagine Conference

Colorado Landmark, Realtors Vice President and Agent  Jennifer Fly  recently presented at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International’s  REimagine Conference. 

With over 20 years of experience in real estate, Jennifer is recognized as an industry expert, and served as a panelist on the main stage at the Wynn in Las Vegas. The session she spoke in was dedicated to helping agents from all over the world understand how to best prepare their buyers to win during multiple offer situations, a scenario our industry is experiencing now more than ever, given current market conditions.

As a firm, we are grateful for Jennifer’s leadership and guidance when it comes to creating Landmark moments in the lives of our clients, agents, and staff!


Top Home Sales: Featuring Marybeth Emerson & Kimberly Thompson

By Lily O’Neill
Five months after it sold for $6 million in November, this Boulder home sold again in April with a price tag of $6.4 million. (Courtesy of Colorado Landmark-Boulder)

 

Colorado Landmark, Realtors agents Marybeth Emerson and Kimberly Thompson were recently recognized by BusinessDen’s Top Home Sales list for the sale of 2299 4th Street in Boulder. 

 

An excerpt from BusinessDen: 

 

2299 4th Street, Boulder: $6.4 million

Listing agent: Marybeth Emerson, Colorado Landmark-Boulder
Buyer’s agent: Kimberly Thompson, Colorado Landmark-Boulder

Five months after it sold for $6 million in November, this Boulder home was back on the market again. The 5,365-square-foot home is located in the heart of Historic Mapleton Hill and was once featured on the cover of Luxe Architecture & Design Magazine. The five-bedroom, four- bathroom house offers surrounding views of the Flatirons, Red Rocks and Mt. Sanitas, according to the listing.