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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The EcoBrokers at Golden Real Estate Offer a Variety of Expertise

Regular readers of this column might have come to identify me and me alone with Golden Real Estate, Inc., but in fact we are a brokerage of several highly qualified and experienced Realtors with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.

I think it’s time I introduce all of them to you, including describing their particular strengths and specialties.

I’ll introduce them in the left-to-right order of this team photo:


Chuck Brown came to Golden Real Estate after many years as an independent broker, based in Denver but living above Golden on Lookout Mountain with his wife and 2 children.  Like all team members, he sought us out, we did not recruit him, and I like to think it wasn’t just because of the shorter commute!  He told me he was a long-time reader of this column and wanted to be associated with our brokerage.  Because of his previous location in Denver and his residence in the mountains, his knowledge and service to city and rural clients is exceptional.  Contact Chuck at 303-885-7855.

Kim Taylor was originally hired as my unlicensed personal assistant, but it soon became apparent that she possessed all the qualities that would make her an excellent agent in her own right. She is now fully licensed and, while she still assists me in securing and managing my own clients, she also serves her own clients. She lives in the Kinney Run townhomes of Golden proper. You can reach Kim at 303-304-6678.

Carrie Lovingier was one of the very first agents to join Golden Real Estate after its creation in July 2007.   At the time she was known as Carrie Ackley and lived in North Golden. Since then she got married and now lives on a horse property near downtown Evergreen.  She has a Masters in Real Estate.  She’s my go to agent for most foothills clients. You can reach Carrie at 303-907-1278.

Kristi Brunel came to Golden Real Estate as a new agent in 2012.  A mother of four, and very active in the Jeffco schools and the community, Kristi knows Golden well. She is an integral part of a long-time Golden family living on the family homestead on Copper Bucket Lane in north Golden.  She’s my go to agent for investor clients because of her and Kenny’s experience as owners of numerous rental properties in Jefferson County.  Reach Kristi at 303-525-2520.

Jim Swanson is another long-time agent at Golden Real Estate, having joined us shortly after I created the brokerage. He and I worked together at Coldwell Banker and RE/MAX Alliance. Jim is a superb rock & roll guitarist and singer and formed a couple bands, one of which performed at a client appreciation event on our patio. He is a long-time Golden resident and, having driven a UPS truck for a while, he knows all the neighborhoods! His parents still live in the neighborhood behind our South Golden Road office.  He enjoys exploring our state on his unique Moto Guzzi motorcycle. You can reach him at 303-929-2727.

I recently promoted David Dlugasch to managing broker because of his 17 years’ experience as a broker/owner.  He  came to us from Crested Butte, where he was an online reader of my “Real Estate Today” column.  When he and his wife decided to move to Arvada to be closer to their grandchildren, he asked if he could join Golden Real Estate. He has a very personal approach and has served many clients in north Jeffco (where he lives) and up  Coal Creek Canyon.  You can reach him at 303-908-4835.

Leo Swoyer came to us after having been a real estate appraiser for over a decade specializing in mountain homes. His passion is keeping his clients informed; like pointing out things that they should think about when buying or selling property. Leo enjoys writing and marketing. He relaxes by playing his classical guitar and singing. He enjoys sharing outdoor sports and cooking with his wife; Jing. They live in the Green Mountain area of Lakewood. You can reach Leo at 720-933-1968.

Thanks for letting me introduce you to our great team.  Be assured that all of these agents offer the same great service and benefits that I offer, including free use of our moving trucks and free boxes.

Would you be a good “fit” at Golden Real Estate?

If you are an experienced Realtor (with at least 2 years’ experience) and share our company’s values and mission, we would like to hear from you.  Please email me at,  explaining why you believe you would be a good addition to our team.

Published Nov. 3, 2016, in the YourHub section of the Denver Post and in four Jefferson County weekly newspapers.

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