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8z Real Estate Makes The 2021 RealTrends 500

(Denver, CO, March 29th, 2021) Where 8z Real Estate Lands on the List In its 34th year, The RealTrends 500 has been a leader in ranking residential real estate brokerages across the nation in several areas of performance. While 8z has consistently earned its ranking in multiple categories over the years, 2020’s rankings are particularly…

Megan Wachtman Named March 2021 Top Producer by NoCo Real Producers

(Denver, CO, March 18th, 2021) 8z Realtor Megan Wachtman was recently featured as the cover story in NoCo Real Producers magazine, earning the title Top Producer for March 2021. “I love the emotion of real estate, the rollercoaster ride with clients. Some people shy away from that piece, but I gravitate toward it.” With 20…

8z Founder and CEO Lane Hornung Named a RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmaker

(Denver, CO, February 4th, 2021) Hornung joins an exclusive group of industry leaders who have made newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry 8z Real Estate is pleased to announce that Founder and CEO Lane Hornung has been selected as an RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmaker—a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a…

Vashti Rael Earns Internationally Recognized Designation for Performance in Luxury Real Estate

(Denver, CO, January 29th, 2021) Vashti Rael, a broker with 8z Real Estate, recently earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar Guild™ for experience, knowledge, and expertise in million-dollar and above residential properties. Rael is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS), an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The…

Celebrating Leaders: Reba Tipton – NoCo Real Producers

(Windsor, CO, January 13th, 2021) From NoCo Real Producers – “Reba Tipton – 8z Real Estate is a well-known and well-liked team leader at 8z Real Estate. She’s become one of the top REALTORS® in Northern Colorado based on her work ethic and diligence. She now leads a team of seven people, and together they…

Raelynn Barnett – NoCo Real Producers Rising Star

(Windsor, CO, December 22, 2020) From NoCo Real Producers – “Raelynn Barnett – 8z Real Estate an up and comer on the 8z Real Estate team, isn’t afraid of putting in the extra effort to be successful in real estate. In fact, it’s her very reputation as a hard worker that landed her in the…

Cameron Loucks Featured in the NoCo Real Producers Magazine

“It’s Cameron Loucks’ very sense of integrity and honesty that has driven his success in real estate.” Congratulations to 8z Agent Cameron Loucks for being featured as a Standout Realtor in NoCo Real Producers magazine. Born and raised in Windsor, he studied at Colorado State University where he earned a degree in construction management. He…

Median Home Prices Up Across Region as Inventories Fall; Sales Volume Soars

Higher prices are being driven by declining inventories and strong demand, said Ryan Carter, president of Boulder-based 8z Real Estate in a recent article featured on Colorado Daily. Median home prices soared in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado in October as the region continued to experience declining inventories and pent-up demand from economic shutdowns…

8z Begins Keys4Life Financial Literacy, Grant Program

8z Real Estate was recently featured in the Daily Camera for our new Keys4Life program, created for first-time home buyers. “Clients — a total of seven in the grant’s first cohort — who take advantage of the program will have access to three virtual classes on topics including credit, down payment, budgeting and debt to…

The New Bridge Solution: How to Turn Homeowners Into Sellers

The biggest problem for home sales today remains a lack of inventory. So, how do we keep the bounce-back from COVID-19 going into Q4? We need more listings! To create more listings, we need to get homeowners off the sidelines. The problem is that homeowners are nervous to make a move for the same reason…

8z Recognized As a Finalist by ColoradoBIZ: 2020 Top Companies in Real Estate

(BOULDER, CO, September 14th, 2020) “These three companies are shaking up the world of real estate” – ColoradoBIZ 8z was recently recognized by ColoradoBIZ as a finalist for the 2020 Top Companies in Real Estate. Providing our agents with the training and support, they’re able to focus on providing their clients with the best experience…

8z Real Estate Named Among Top Workplaces 2020: The Denver Post

(BOULDER, CO, September 9th, 2020) 8z Real Estate was recently named once again as one of the Top 150 Workplaces for Midsize Companies by The Denver Post. A special thank you to the 8z Agents, Leadership, and Support Staff who work so hard to lead the world of Real Estate in Colorado. With a strong…

Brigitte Furst Recognized as a Top Producer by Boulder County Real Producers

(BOULDER, CO, August 27th, 2020) “Born & Raised Overseas, Planted in the Wide-Open Spaces of Boulder, Colorado,” We’re proud to announce that 8z’s very own Brigitte Furst has been featured in the Boulder County Real Producers August 2020 edition. In a beautiful four-page spread, the author dives into Brigitte’s interesting past, and what has made…

The 4 Pillars That Will Drive Real Estate Forward

Read the recent commentary by Lane Hornung on RISMedia News.   For over a hundred years, selling a home involved one option: offering it for sale on the open market. While that’s still how most homes sell today, innovations in fintech backed by billions in capital are giving sellers more options than ever. If agents…

REAL Trending Special Edition: Leading Through a Challenging Market

Ryan Carter, president of 8z Real Estate in Denver was a recent guest with Tracey Velt chief of Content for REAL Trends. In this special edition of the REAL Trending podcast, we’re speaking to real estate leaders about how they’re leading. Today’s episode focuses on recruiting, so please welcome Ryan Carter, president of 8z Real…

Low inventory, low interest rates, and a pandemic

8z President Ryan Carter was quoted in a recent Denver Business Journal article titled “Low inventory, low interest rates and a pandemic: How the coronavirus has changed residential real estate in Denver.”   Supply and demand “A lack of inventory has dogged the Denver market in recent years, but the issue has been magnified during the pandemic. Owners…

Mark Despain and Cameron Loucks Named to Real Trends – America’s Best

(BOULDER, CO, June 25, 2020) 8z is proud to announce that two of our Agents have been named to the Real Trends – America’s Best list. Congratulations Mark Despain and Cameron Loucks on your outstanding achievements! America’s Best Real Estate Professionals honors America’s finest agents from around the country. Those who make up the 2020…

Daphne Queen Named June 2020 Top Producer by Boulder Real Producers

(BOULDER, CO, June 16, 2020) In 2019, real estate agent Daphne Queen was named 8z Real Estate’s Top Producer with over $30 million in volume. Now she has been recognized by Boulder County Real Producers as the June 2020 Top Producer. The publication cited Daphne’s “plethora of experience across sales and marketing which has formed…

8z Founder Lane Hornung Discusses Real Estate’s Rebound With RISMedia

(BOULDER, CO, June 15th, 2020) The need for technology in today’s real estate market is more apparent than ever. As RISMedia put it in their recent article, “When 95 percent of Americans stayed at home, we responded with unprecedented speed and adoption of technology.” 8z Real Estate has been ahead of this adoption, providing a…

iBuyers Turning Into Brokers Turning Into iBuyers

The Lines Between Traditional and Disruptor are Blurring   The lines between traditional and iBuyer real estate business models are starting to blur together. “Traditional brokerages are adopting new, disruptive models, and making them their own.” As seen by 8z Real Estate,  has started to provide more choices for their clients. This includes “providing instant…