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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…

8z Named One of Denver Post’s “Top Workplaces” 2020

The Denver Post named all of the150 Top Workplaces for 2020, listed below in alphabetical order by category. 8z Real Estate has been featured in the medium-sized business category.

Industry Update and Investing for the Rebound Webinar

Lane Hornung, 8z Real Estate Founder/ CEO,  joins Mike DelPrete’s webinar with updates on the real estate industry relating to the pandemic. They give 5 tips on what a business can do now to be stronger.

The Importance of Brand – CEO Lane Hornung on Inman Town Hall

Lane Hornung, the CEO and founder of 8z Real Estate, founded his company in 2009 at the height of the Great Recession so he’s no stranger to tweaking his company to address the times while coming out stronger on the other side.

42nd Annual DMAR Award Winners: Catie Johnson & Stephen Berg

(BOULDER, CO, March 10, 2020) The annual DMAR Excellence Awards is the largest awards show for REALTORS® in Colorado, honoring those who have achieved a standard of excellence in the real estate industry. This year, we’re very excited to have two 8zers win distinguished awards – Catie Johnson with Support Person of the Year, and…

Meet Erik Boye with 8z Real Estate

Erik Boye, 8z Realtor, was highlighted in the March 2020 edition of Boulder County Real Producers magazine. “ERIK BOYE: PASSION, DRIVE, SUCCESS Three words best describe Erik Boye of 8z Real Estate: passion, drive, and success. As a native to Colorado, Erik is acclimated to winter climates and anything challenging that comes his way. In…

8z Founder Lane Hornung Talks iBuyers in RISMedia Magazine

(BOULDER, CO, February 19, 2020) 8z founder Lane Hornung was recently featured in RISMedia Magazine, discussing the iBuyer market and how brokerages should approach this new trend. The iBuyer market is a leading example of the new opportunities facing real estate in the 2020s. While some brokerages fear this shift, others are embracing it –…

8z Matching Donation Program 2020

(BOULDER, CO, January 23, 2020) – In June of 2018, 8z Real Estate introduced the 8z Matching Donation Program. It’s an easy way for our agents to donate to two amazing organizations: Greenhouse Scholars, and Salute Colorado. So far it’s been a major success, and in 2019 we donated a whopping $64,320! We’re extremely proud…

8z Real Estate Sponsors Venus de Miles 2019

  (BOULDER, Colo., August 22, 2019) – 8z Real Estate was pleased to be the main sponsor for Venus De Miles 2019, a fundraiser and unique organized bike ride benefiting the nonprofit Greenhouse Scholars. Venus de Miles is a major fundraiser for Greenhouse Scholars, an organization that supports low-income, high-achieving students with scholarships, mentorships, and…

8z Among Brokerage Partners for Real Scout Colorado Buyer Graph

  The Buyer Graph initiative — a tech-powered way for brokerages to share anonymized buyer data and habits — is launching this week in Denver and northern Colorado with 10 initial brokerage partners. The first announced partners of the platform are 8z Real Estate; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Innovative Real Estate; The Group, Inc. Real…

8z Agents named America’s Best Real Estate Professionals

(Boulder, CO, July 15, 2019) In 2018, four of 8z’s real estate agents were named America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Adwerx. 8z’s producing agents Erik Boye of Louisville, Megan Wachtman of Fort…

8z Real Estate and 8z Mortgage Named Best of Colorado Companies

  Colorado Biz, a monthly publication dedicated to coverage of the economy of Colorado, business, finance and technology, has named 8z Real Estate Best Real Estate Agency – Residential in their annual Best of Colorado awards. The prestigious award is based on the votes of more than 20,000 professionals in the region. In addition, our…

8z Founder Lane Hornung Featured on Real Estate Coach Radio

8z Real Estate and zavvie CEO and founder Lane Hornung sat down recently with Bernice Ross of Real Estate Coach Radio and shared his thoughts on the growing iBuyer market. Lane covers the pros and cons of selling your home to an iBuyer, as well as how the zavvie-powered 8z Offer Optimizer works and makes…

8z Launches Instant Offer Service for Front Range Home Sellers

BOULDER, Colo., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 8z Real Estate, one of the nation’s most successful brokerages with 15 offices and over $1 billion in real estate sales in 2018, announced it has launched 8z Offers, a cash instant-offer service for home sellers in the Colorado Front Range region. This includes Colorado Springs, Greater Denver, Boulder,…

8z Recognized Among Top Brokerages in the U.S.

(BOULDER, Colo., April 9, 2019) – 8z Real Estate is pleased to be named in two national rankings released in March, the Real Trends 500, and RISMedia’s Power Broker report. Both ranked brokerages by their 2018 production. 8z Real Estate has fewer agents than many of the firms that are ranked in the Real Trends…

Greenhouse Scholars Alum Named CEO at Age 26

8z is proud to announce that J. Ivan Hernandez, Greenhouse Scholar Class of 2015, has been named president and CEO of Banner Signs & Decals, a custom signage solutions company based in Lakewood, CO. Hernandez, a 26-year-old, partnered with Taylor Kirkpatrick, a Denver-area investor, to purchase the company. Kirkpatrick and his family are longtime supporters of…

8z Launches The 8z Collective, A Bold New Take on “Clients For Life”

(BOULDER, Colo., March 19, 2019) While searching for a home, buyers are often in contact with their Realtor daily, or at least multiple times per week.  After the purchase of a home, a good Realtor can be just as helpful, but often the communication fades. Homeowners often forget to ask their Realtor for guidance, recommendations,…