Jill Samuels

“It was such a pleasure working with Jill Samuels recently on selling my house and purchasing my new house. Due to Jill’s expertise in the market she was able to help us get the maximum value out of our house and get it sold in 3 weeks. We were able to purchase an AMAZING foreclosure owned by the bank. Although this process can be a little challenging working with banks, due to Jill’s persistence and relationship that she built with the other Realtor we were able to come to terms and work through the final process smoothly. Jill is a hard worker and was always available for us to view houses and was willing to do as many open houses on our as it took to sell it. I am recommending Jill and her team to all my friends. Jill introduced us to Christine Jensen, Cherry Creek Mortgage Company Arvada branch and her team. They truly were able to get us the best interest rate around and were very professional and stayed on top of the entire process.”          - Christy Desiato

 

“Jill Samuels and the Apel Team truly were the best possible advocates we could have had in our corner.  Faced with the challenges of a still soft market, a quick and somewhat urgent turnaround and busy schedules for everyone involved they kept everything in order and did it with a smile every step of the way.  While chaos reigned in so many other aspects of our lives we never worried about the state of our home selling and buying transaction; we knew Jill had everything under control and she was great with her follow up and consistent updates.  With ‘the madness’ behind us now, we are so very grateful for everything she did to help us achieve our life-long dream and know we couldn’t have done it without her.

Many thanks to the entire Apel Team, you’re the best!”   – Ken & Kathleen Williams

Jean Oliphant

Third time using Rick and Jean Oliphant as my real estate agents. Twice to buy a home, and once to sell it – most recently buying a home in Edgewater this past Spring. Their supreme knowledge of the area (and truly all of Denver) was a massive asset and they were both an absolute joy to work with, to be around and made sure all of my bases were covered. As long as they are around, they will be my only agent should/when I need one. Highly recommended!   – Andrew Kahn

 

“Rick and Jean sold my house in FIVE DAYS.

Amazing. The whole process was reasonably smooth. Communication was never an issue – they were prompt, courteous and professional about everything. I felt like we work working as a solid team during decision making processes with the same goal in mind and the outcome was amazing! They are GREAT BUSINESS PARTNERS.

They were there for every step of the way and took care of issues I could not be present for myself. Their marketing techniques were aggressive and brought over a dozen showings in that first few days.

The contractors they suggested were awesome, reliable, honest and high-quality. I did due diligence by getting multiple quotes and theirs always won the bids. I do not regret anything about the experience.” – Carey Simon

 

“We bought our first home in the Highlands with Jean. She was very attentive and offered great advice throughout the experience. Five years later she helped us sell our house in a week and helped us purchase another one in the our neighborhood. She’s the best!”   -Beth Walker

 

“Rick and Jean sold my condo in Feb of 2011. They were awesome in dealing with a tough situation. They are honest and hard working — which I think is what we all want in a partner/broker.”  -Cyd Crouse

Rick Oliphant

“Third time using Rick and Jean Oliphant as my real estate agents. Twice to buy a home, and once to sell it – most recently buying a home in Edgewater this past Spring. Their supreme knowledge of the area (and truly all of Denver) was a massive asset and they were both an absolute joy to work with, to be around and made sure all of my bases were covered. As long as they are around, they will be my only agent should/when I need one. Highly recommended!”  – Andrew Kahn

 

“Rick and Jean sold my house in FIVE DAYS.

Amazing. The whole process was reasonably smooth. Communication was never an issue – they were prompt, courteous and professional about everything. I felt like we work working as a solid team during decision making processes with the same goal in mind and the outcome was amazing! They are GREAT BUSINESS PARTNERS.

They were there for every step of the way and took care of issues I could not be present for myself. Their marketing techniques were aggressive and brought over a dozen showings in that first few days.

The contractors they suggested were awesome, reliable, honest and high-quality. I did due diligence by getting multiple quotes and theirs always won the bids. I do not regret anything about the experience.” – Carey Simon

 

Rick and Jean sold my condo in Feb of 2011. They were awesome in dealing with a tough situation. They are honest and hard working — which I think is what we all want in a partner/broker.  -Cyd Crouse

Jennifer Apel

“Jenny,
When we met the second time you told me with great enthusiasm that you were going to bring me a buyer who would love the house as much as my mother did and as much as I did – someone who would appreciate it and be so happy to get to live there. I believe that is what has happened. You also said you’d have it sold in a month, and it appears that that has happened. You have done all of the things you said you would do and I can’t express to you enough how happy that makes me. It restores my faith in humanity knowing that there are people who tell the truth and do exactly what they say they are going to do. Thank you!” - Jody and Bea Waltemeyer

“When we were ready to start thinking about our next real estate move, we called Corey & Jenny to bounce some ideas off of them. They took the time to listen to our needs and evaluate our situation. Because the market hadn’t turned yet, they knew we wouldn’t be able to get the value we wanted and needed out of our house. They helped us put together a plan to do some renovations we could enjoy, but that would also add value to our house. Two years later when our family had doubled in size, it was time to make a move. Corey & Jenny helped us to prep the house, take photos and go to market. We sold the house in FIVE days – full offer, no concessions! I can’t imagine going through this process without someone who not only understands the market, but also understands your needs.”   - Adam and Amy Jenkins

“It was easy on deciding to hire Nostalgic Homes for our home search in the Highlands; We had lived in the neighborhood for years before buying and always noticed more nostalgic signs up than others! True to our expectations, our experience was top notch. Corey and Jenny listened to our needs and found us exactly what we wanted. Our situation was unique like all others, and they helped to partner us with a builder and a property where we built the exact home we wanted in the Highlands. It’s the ‘insider’ knowledge and experience that Nostalgic has that clearly set them apart for us. Thank you Corey and Jenny!” – Jason & Jen

 

“Nostalgic Homes (Jenny Apel) recently sold my home in the Highlands, and throughout the entire process she proved why she is not only the best known agent in the Highlands/Berkeley area, but also why she is one of the best agents in Denver bar none.

As the owner of Nostalgic Homes, I expected that she might pass off some of the typical agent responsibilities to her staff, however that was not the case at all. Jenny was thoroughly involved throughout the entire process from staging the home to negotiation to needed repairs to sitting next to me at the closing table. Her experience and knowledge is unmatched. She was easy to reach at all times of the day, and she made the selling process fluid and much easier on me throughout the process. A truly enjoyable experience, and I owe it all to Jenny. In my opinion, there is no better agent in Denver, and I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone buying/selling a home.”  – Jason Bauer

 

“We both sold our old home and bought our new home through Nostalgic Homes and would highly recommend them. There are only a few times in your life when you sell your home. It is a personal and often gut-wrenching. It is complicated and you need someone who is on your side and gives you good advice and guides you through the maze of real estate. It was important from our first meeting to make sure Nostaligic Homes shared our values: that they were trust worthy, hard working, integrous and would be our advocates. Most importantly, we felt they LISTENED to us and took the time and energy to understand our situation, our goals and our concerns.

Throughout the process they gave us strong advice, answered our questions and clarified our concerns. Selling our house in a down real estate market was not easy, but with Nostalgic Homes on our side, it helped manage the anxiety. In addition, they gave us references for home financing experts that transformed our financing options in ways our bank never advised us.

As a family of 5 with two young babies, a 12-year-old a dog and a cat, it was important that we were able to show our home and still be able to live in our house. They arranged showings that were non-intrusive and worked closely with us to make sure our house was professionaly staged to gain greater interest from buyers.

I know we are only one family, but we are huge advocates of Nostalgic Homes and recommend them to all our family and friends.” -Andrew Hudson

Corey Wadley

“When we were ready to start thinking about our next real estate move, we called Corey & Jenny to bounce some ideas off of them. They took the time to listen to our needs and evaluate our situation. Because the market hadn’t turned yet, they knew we wouldn’t be able to get the value we wanted and needed out of our house. They helped us put together a plan to do some renovations we could enjoy, but that would also add value to our house. Two years later when our family had doubled in size, it was time to make a move. Corey & Jenny helped us to prep the house, take photos and go to market. We sold the house in FIVE days – full offer, no concessions! I can’t imagine going through this process without someone who not only understands the market, but also understands your needs.”          - Adam and Amy Jenkins

“It was easy on deciding to hire Nostalgic Homes for our home search in the Highlands; We had lived in the neighborhood for years before buying and always noticed more nostalgic signs up than others! True to our expectations, our experience was top notch. Corey and Jenny listened to our needs and found us exactly what we wanted. Our situation was unique like all others, and they helped to partner us with a builder and a property where we built the exact home we wanted in the Highlands. It’s the ‘insider’ knowledge and experience that Nostalgic has that clearly set them apart for us. Thank you Corey and Jenny!”  – Jason & Jen

“We both sold our old home and bought our new home through Nostalgic Homes and would highly recommend them. There are only a few times in your life when you sell your home. It is a personal and often gut-wrenching. It is complicated and you need someone who is on your side and gives you good advice and guides you through the maze of real estate. It was important from our first meeting to make sure Nostaligic Homes shared our values: that they were trust worthy, hard working, integrous and would be our advocates. Most importantly, we felt they LISTENED to us and took the time and energy to understand our situation, our goals and our concerns.

Throughout the process they gave us strong advice, answered our questions and clarified our concerns. Selling our house in a down real estate market was not easy, but with Nostalgic Homes on our side, it helped manage the anxiety. In addition, they gave us references for home financing experts that transformed our financing options in ways our bank never advised us.

As a family of 5 with two young babies, a 12-year-old a dog and a cat, it was important that we were able to show our home and still be able to live in our house. They arranged showings that were non-intrusive and worked closely with us to make sure our house was professionaly staged to gain greater interest from buyers.

I know we are only one family, but we are huge advocates of Nostalgic Homes and recommend them to all our family and friends.” – Andrew Hudson

“It is our pleasure to recommend Corey Wadley to anyone searching for the ideal home for their unique situation.  Living in Northern California, where housing inventories are low and real estate prices are high, we spent the last 5 years in search of a single family home without success.  After much soul searching we came to the realization that homeownership was not in our future in California.  With family in Colorado, we had been visiting the area for 20 years and always enjoyed our annual trips here.  Once we were able to let go of the idea of staying permanently in California, it was a no-brainer to restart our search in Denver.

While we have family in the area, none had a recommendation for a Realtor they could pass along, only horror stories of prior experiences they could share.  We decided to contact Nostalgic Homes after an exhaustive internet search of all Realtor websites we could find.  Nostalgic Homes had the most sales and listings of the type of home we were looking for, a Bungalow with vintage details intact, in the area we had expected we would end up in, the Highlands.  Though once we found CongressPark, we knew it was where we needed to be, and it was Corey that helped us get there.  He gave us a level of attention we would never have guessed we could receive from the owner knowing they are very busy with day-to-day operations.

We found Corey to be a highly attentive agent, almost as if we were his only customer, although we know that was not the case.  We never felt neglected or unimportant.  Easy to talk to, good at listening to his clients, easily available, and at all times quick at returning our calls or to respond to our queries, often late into the evening.  He did not waste our time with homes that were out of our price range or not in line with our needs.  As a professional real estate agent, Corey knows all the tricks of the trade.  As a master at contract negotiations, Corey came up with a deal that was good for us and made the seller happy as well.  In really tough times, he helped us to accomplish what we had not been able to the previous 5 years in California.

Relocating from San Francisco, we never expected that the real estate environment in Denver would be as difficult as what we had been experiencing in California.  We were grateful to have found Corey to help us negotiate the difficult market here.  It’s because of him that we found the perfect house in a terrific location and within our budget.

Above all, Corey is one real estate agent who makes it a point to help you meet your purpose rather than just fulfilling his goals.  We strongly recommend Corey Wadley.”  – Pat and Henry Messett

“I have to thank both Corey Wadley and Jenny Apel for their experience, professionalism, and patience as my wife and I searched for our dream home. While our goals and our budget didn’t always line up, Corey showed us a range of options in order to help us narrow in on our final house, pushed back on us at just the right time to help us make smarter decisions, and ultimately was crucial in negotiating on our behalf. After months of searching, he helped us land the home of our dreams on Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO and I’d highly recommend his service and the whole organization for anyone looking for a home in Colorado.”  - Bob and Pallavi Hardin

“I sold my first home located in another state and moved to Denver a couple of years ago. After renting a house in the Wash Park area during that time, I had time to explore and experience other Denver area neighborhoods. I was drawn to the NW side of Denver, particularly because of the close proximity to downtown for work along with the growing number of highly rated neighborhood restaurants for grubbing, small pubs for socializing, and unique upscale retail locations. After making the decision to buy a home and performing my own due diligence in finding an area for which to do so, I quickly realized I needed to do the same in finding a broker to start viewing houses; and if I were to find one, represent me in the transaction. I spent countless hours reading reviews of various real estate companies in addition to asking friends and co-workers for recommendations. I wanted a broker than knew the area I wanted to call home and ultimately found that in Corey Wadley with Nostalgic Homes.

Corey was extremely responsive and thorough in our correspondence from the very beginning taking time to address all of my questions in detail. I greatly appreciated this as naturally the more I know and understand; the more comfortable I am in the situation. I explained to Corey exactly what I was looking for in a house and the price range I wanted to stay within. The process was much less stressful for me in that these were the types of listings I consistently received for my review – there were no attempts to go outside my comfort zone or pressure tactics like needing to “jump on this now”.  I also appreciated Corey taking time to include his professional insight for listings that caught his eye with a few remarks as to why. In addition, there was never a time that Corey wasn’t willing to schedule around my limited availability to show me a house or schedule a phone call for a time convenient for me.

With Corey’s help, I was able to find THE home I was looking for in little over a month! The listing was posted to the MLS in late afternoon and Corey was ready to show me the house when I was available after work.  I knew immediately that this house was for me and was ready to make an offer! Knowing it was getting pretty late in the evening, I hesitantly asked when we could draw up an offer as I already knew I was keeping him from dinner (I still feel bad about that, Corey!). We spent the next few hours at his office late into the evening pulling comps to make a competitive offer. Corey was overall very knowledgeable in all areas including being able to accurately answer my questions of the mortgage process and available loan programs, as well as, recommend to me Cherry Creek Mortgage who was able to close my loan on time without hassle, cheaper in closing costs, and at the same rates offered by my banking institution. After the accepted offer, Corey kept me on top of the needed inspection deadlines, successfully re-negotiated with the seller’s side on a few finds after the inspections, and everything else needed through final closing day. Now that a few months have passed, I’ve had time to reflect on my purchase and still could not be happier with my new home or the overall experience offered by Corey Wadley and Nostalgic Homes.”  - James Ramsay

“When it was time for our family to find a home with more space, we knew we had many options for a Realtor. As long time residents of NW Denver, we were familiar with Nostalgic Homes and their reputation of being neighborhood experts, yet the service and expertise that Corey provided was beyond our expectations. Corey graciously provided insight into the many neighborhoods within NW Denver including schools. In addition to knowing the neighborhood literally block by block, he provided insight into the many different dwelling types and construction our neighborhood contains.  When we found our “perfect” house, Corey assisted us in making sure our offer stood out and was accepted.  Throughout our home buying process, we found Corey to strike the perfect balance between calm, organized, and efficient.  We would most certainly work again with Corey and his team. Top notch!” – Carly Calagias and Rob Richardson

Jonathan Fry

Jonathan was great to work with! We were buying our first home and had many “first-timer” questions which Jonathan always answered (even though we asked them more than once.) Jonathan was extremely patient as he showed us homes and helped us narrow down our search. Thanks to Jonathan we were able to buy our perfect first home in a great neighborhood in our price range! My wife and I highly recommend Jonathan! – Hunter and Amber Parsons

 

Jonathan was extremely helpful & resourceful in the search for my first home! He reviewed my criteria and what I could and could not afford and sent me listings that I would like. He also took the time to set up meetings with me and show me houses that fit my taste and budget! I would recommend him to everyone and anyone!  –  Marybeth Brush

 

Jonathan was an excellent agent for our move to Denver from Nevada. He was very knowledgeable about the various areas of Denver. We wanted a house, preferably a new build in the city itself. Those are few and far between in our price range, yet Jonathan kept constant lookout for that possibility as well as other options. He found us exactly what we were looking for. He handled the paperwork and negotiations in an expert manner. We could not have been more pleased. – Tom and Maryann F.

Erin Johnson

“Working with Erin was such a pleasure. My husband and I were first time home buyers–nervous, excited & confused. The entire process of buying a house is so overwhelming but Erin walked us through every step of the way. She was sensitive to our needs and really listened to what we were looking for. Needless to say, she found us the PERFECT home. She made herself readily available at all times. She responded quickly to all of our phone calls and worked well with our scheduling conflicts. She was always in close communication and working well beyond the hours of 9am to 5pm for us. She knows her ins and outs and is very knowledgable about the Denver housing market and the city and neighborhoods themselves.  We have been referring her to all our friends for when they are ready to be first time – second time – or even third time home buyers! Thank you Erin, we loved working with you!”  – Nikki & Chris Malloy 

 

“Erin helped me find a home in the West Highland neighborhood that is a perfect fit. I had wanted to move into NW Denver for several years, and Erin did a great job of working with my rather loose constraints to narrow down the market and show me what was out there. She worked up a number of “outings” and called or emailed to let me know of new properties that had come to market and might be of interest. Once I had a better feel for the market, and she had a better feel for what I was looking for, we were able to narrow in on a house very quickly. Once the offers and counter-offers began, Erin showed herself to be an adept organizer and shrewd negotiator.  All the paperwork went off without a hitch, and she never let a deadline lapse without either hearing from me or reminding me. Her advice on how to approach my initial offer and ultimate price proved effective, and I have no doubt resulted in me getting my house. When I inquired about some of the stumbling blocks we encountered, I was impressed with the manner in which she handled the objections of the other party. Ultimately, Erin’s instincts and experience proved correct, and she was able to get the deal done where I didn’t think I had much of a chance.” - Greg Marquis

 

 

“We really enjoyed working with Erin when purchasing our first home. She was very personable, helpful and always there to answer any questions we had along the way. We recommend her to anyone who wants a smooth home buying experience. We couldn’t have been happier with her as our Realtor.” - Amy and Patrick Downey

 

“Erin is a likeable, efficient, professional Realtor. She represented me as a buyer’s agent when I closed on a house in February 2013. Since I have bought and sold over a dozen houses as my primary residence I have had numerous experiences with Realtors and with other parties to the transactions. The purchase that Erin helped with was particularly challenging because it happened quickly and in the Denver Highlands neighborhood which has a high demand and a low supply of homes. There were also a number of glitches with the sale that could have easily de-railed everything. Through the whole process Erin worked tirelessly to make sure everything got done on time and well and that I was comfortable and satisfied with the outcome. She is extremely organized and an excellent communicator in addition to an incessant worker who is willing to work at all hours of the day and night in order to accommodate everyone’s schedules. I am delighted with my new home and know that I can depend on Erin to help me whenever I need it. She is not pushy or aggressive and I never felt pressured to do anything that I was not comfortable with. Without hesitation, and with enthusiastic encouragement, I recommend Erin to help with whatever real estate needs you may have.” - Kathy Altman

 

“Erin is a tough negotiator, very professional and patient. She did everything possible so my family could have the house of our dreams. We will contact her in the future for our next home.” - Alonzo Zamora

 

“Erin and the team at Nostalgic Homes are excellent partners and advocates for buyers. We relied on her knowledge and expertise to help us get our home in the Highlands despite a highly competitive bidding situation. Without her we would not be in the home today! Erin is extremely responsive and will be there for you when you need her. She and her colleagues made our buying experience smooth and painless – not an easy task.” - Marco and Christine Rafanelli

 

“I recently purchased a home with Erin Johnson. We met at an open house in the lower Highlands area. When I first met her, I had no idea how much homes cost, what I could afford, what I wanted in a home, and whether I was even ready to be a homeowner. She got me in touch with a mortgage broker who was great and I found out what I could qualify for and what I was actually comfortable spending. Then she took me out looking at a variety of homes and helped me figure out what I liked and what I didn’t like. She was so helpful and taught me a lot about different styles of homes and different neighborhoods. Once I found a home, she guided me through the whole process from making my first offer, inspection, to the piles of paperwork that I had to sign. After my home inspection I was really nervous about the electrical in the house. Erin was on top of it and referred an electrician who was at the house the next day! Erin helped turn an overwhelming task of buying my first home into a pleasurable experience and I am now in the home of my dreams!”  - Lauren Nance

 

“My wife and I worked with Erin when we were searching for our first home. She was great to work with and kept us constantly informed about new houses in the market, along with working within our schedule to view potential houses. She was quick to respond to our requests and provided great advice and insight all the way to the closing table. We will happily use Erin again as our Realtor in the future.” - Luke & Lindsey Cannon

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