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Ryan Bass – Boulder County Real Producers

(Boulder, CO, June 23, 2022) From Boulder County Real Producers – “By combining her experience, knowledge, hard work, and intuition with her devotion to being a student of the market, Ryan thinks creatively and removes obstacles for her clients as they strive to reach their goals. Her favorite aspect of real estate is working with…

Fourteen 8z Agents Make the RealTrends: America’s Best List 2022

RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, now in its 10th year, honors America’s finest real estate agents and teams from all across the country!  Almost 24,000 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured in America’s Best. They are the top 1.49% of more than 1.6 million licensed Realtors® nationwide. This year we…

8z Raises $22,000 for Salute Colorado

Every summer, 8z holds its annual golf tournament in support of Salute Colorado. Salute Colorado is an amazing organization that supports Veterans in their transition from military service through a continuous program of education, mentorship, and community. They empower military leaders to emerge as business and community leaders. This year’s tournament was a huge success!…

8z Founder & CEO Lane Hornung Talks Web3 & Real Estate at Inman Connect: New York

Inman Connect is the leading event for the residential real estate community — a 3-day exploration and celebration of the glorious, complicated, rapidly evolving real estate marketplace. It’s where agents, brokers, executives, tech and finance professionals, entrepreneurs and investors, and more gather to learn, share, and forge essential relationships. It’s where ideas are nurtured, tribes…

8z Real Estate Listed in The 2022 RealTrends 500

  Where 8z Real Estate Lands on the List for 2022 The RealTrends 500, now in its 35th year, remains the undisputed leading report ranking the performance of the top residential real estate brokerage firms. They list the top 500 brokerage firms in three different categories: by total volume, by the number of closed transactions,…

8z Denver Central Takes Home Gold at Annual DMAR Excellence Awards

A huge congratulations to our Denver Central Team for earning top honors in not one, but two categories at the 44th Annual DMAR Excellence Awards! This rockstar team of leadership, agents, and support staff were recognized as the 2022 winners for Production as well as Transaction Sides for the 11-30 agent category. On top of…

Angela Moss- Boulder County Real Producers

(Boulder, CO, February 25, 2022) From Boulder County Real Producers – “For Angela, real estate is very similar to hosting a dinner party, it’s all about the people and creating a memorable experience. 8z Real Estate embodies this sentiment with its mission of transparency and clients first with a work culture that inspires camaraderie and…

Broker Spotlight: Ryan Carter, 8z Real Estate

Broker Spotlight: Ryan Carter, 8z Real Estate Title: President Location: Denver, Colorado Brokerage: 8z Real Estate Team size: 170 Agents Transaction sides: 3,004 in 2021 Sales volume: $1.8 billion in 2021 Awards: Managing Broker of The Year by Denver Metro Association of Realtors 2020   Why Ryan Carter is in the spotlight Colorado brokerage 8z…

Salary, healthcare and 401K matching: How this employee-owned brokerage thrives

A brokerage in Colorado is doing things differently than perhaps all others. It may hold the title as the nation’s only employee-owned residential real estate brokerage. Before 2019, 8z Real Estate was not unlike other brokerages across the country, using a network of agents who are independent contractors. Those agents were each responsible for finding…

Two Local Market Experts Weigh-in On Their Neighborhoods

Melanie Madden and Lauren Gates are not only two of the most experienced agents at 8z Real Estate, but also in the Denver Metro. Their local knowledge was recently cited in the Denver Post, shedding some light on the trends in Denver communities. Central Park is a dynamic collection of 12 neighborhoods on the northeast…

8z Takes a Stand on Office Exclusives

Clients first. It may seem trite, or obvious, but the notion of “Clients First” guides everything we do at 8z. Every decision our agents make and every major brokerage initiative is filtered through this lens: Are we putting our clients’ best interests before our own? And it’s becoming increasingly complicated. We’re all familiar with the…

8z President Ryan Carter Featured in the Denver Post

“Home has become more important than ever,” said 8z President Ryan Carter in a recent article published by the Denver Post. He was interviewed to give his thoughts on the current market conditions, primarily low inventory, high demand, and how the market has shaken out since the pandemic began over a year ago. “We recognized…

8z President Ryan Carter Weighs In on “Low inventories, soaring prices frustrate buyers”

The Daily Camera, a long-running publication out of Boulder, CO, published an article on April, 18th, 2021 titled: “A market frenzy: Low inventories, soaring prices frustrate buyers”. This title couldn’t be more accurate of the overall sentiment in the Denver Metro real estate market, and really the markets across all of the Front Range. 8z…

8z Brings Home Multiple 1st Place Honors at the 43rd Annual DMAR Excellence Awards

On April 8th, DMAR (the Denver Metro Association of Realtors) hosted their 43rd annual Excellence Awards. Hundreds of attendees ‘Zoomed’ in for the first-ever virtual awards ceremony that celebrated winners across six categories, and featured a special presentation by keynote speaker and #1 ranked real estate coach Tom Ferry. This year, 8z Real Estate took…

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…

Congratulations to Our New 8z Partners!

The term ‘partner’ is not one you hear often in the world of real estate brokerages. Typically, agents work under a managing broker, and operate ‘as their own business,’ meaning they are not technically employees and therefore do not receive typical employee benefits that you see at a regular company. However, 8z is different. Lane…

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…