In 2021, low inventory and strong demand drove up home prices in Denver for the 10th consecutive year. Rather than crushing the local residential real estate market, experts say the pandemic fueled it: Coloradans who started working and spending more time at home wanted to grow in size, and workers who could newly do their remote work flocked to the Mile High City for the sun and the schussing. Depending on your situation, this could open up extremely lucrative opportunities or portend prospects of emptying your bank account. Either way, the nuances of the market as well as the legal and financial processes involved are almost always confusing, if not downright mystifying. That’s where our directory of real estate agents — all of whom produced some of the highest sales volumes in Denver in 2020 (the most recent data available at press time) — comes in handy. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Denver’s high-stakes market, tapping into the expertise of one of these professionals can help you quickly and (hopefully) painlessly achieve the ultimate goal: the day of fence.
Search our list for Denver’s best-selling real estate agents.
5280 March 2022
Qualification based on 2020 sales volumes.
Black Diamond: $10 million to $19,999,999
Double Black Diamond: $20 million or more
Teams of two agents
Black Diamond: $15 million to $29,999,999
Double Black Diamond: $30 million or more
Teams of 3 to 5 agents
Black Diamond: $20 million to $39,999,999
Double Black Diamond: $40 million or more
Teams of 6 to 15 agents
Black Diamond: $25 million to $49,999,999
Double Black Diamond: $50 million or more
Answers to your questions on the list of the best real estate producers.
How do you create this list?
In June 2021, 5280 released its Top Real Estate Producers survey. The link to the online questionnaire was sent to dozens of realtors in the seven counties of the metropolitan area; it was also shared via social media. Any brokerage with agents who sell homes in the Denver metro area could submit applications. The survey asked brokerage administrators to provide the names of individual agents and teams of agents who, based on their 2020 sales volumes, qualified for our list. Nominees in hand, our research department contacted each agent to confirm sales figures and to collect and/or verify basic contact information.
What qualifies someone to be a Top Real Estate Producer?
We have four categories: individual agents, teams of two agents, teams of three to five agents, and teams of six to 15 agents. In each category, we have two levels: black diamond and double black diamond, which mean different levels of sales volumes (impressive!). To be listed, an agent or team of agents must have sold real estate in the Denver metro area and achieved a certain number of sales in 2020. Agents must also have an active license with the Department of Agents of state regulations; this license must be in good standing with no disciplinary action within the past five years.
I look at the list and there seem to be teams in, say, the six to 15 category that only have five agents. What are they talking about?
As in any business, people come and go. Because we want this list to be a helpful reference for you, we’ve only included current team members. So even if there were perhaps seven people responsible for the team’s sales volume in 2020 – which would put this group in the six plus category – only five people could still work with this team today.
I heard that being on the list requires an agent or brokerage to advertise with 5280-Is it true?
Nope. Inclusion in the list of top real estate producers does not depend on the decision to advertise with the magazine. Sometimes agents and brokerages decide to advertise; however, if, when and/or how much someone advertises is not taken into consideration when compiling the list.
I am an agent, but my brokerage did not receive the survey this year. How to participate in the future?
The next list of top real estate producers will likely take place in March 2023. The survey is expected to be live and available to brokerage managers in the metro area who visit submit.5280.com/top-producers in the summer of 2022. If you have questions about participation, please call 303-832-5280 anytime.