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About Annette Knutson...
I was born and raised in Denver, so I've seen Denver’s urban neighborhoods thrive, stabilize, then revitalize and come alive again. I have seen the suburbs expand and grow along with the many changes in this city.
Always having a passion for fashion led me to become a clothing buyer for a family owned department store that had 24 stores in Colorado. I also had a showroom at the Merchandise Mart and sold ladies clothing and accessories to department stores and boutiques in six states.
I was fortunate to take a break from working in order to spend more time with my children, but knew I would eventually find another passion! After going back to work I sold lofts on-site at Stapleton, close to where I saw Sonny and Cher de-plane when it was an airport, and I discovered that I had found another passion...selling Real Estate. That was another change that I witnessed...an airport becoming an urban city!
I found that working with clients who are selling their existing homes and who are trying to find their perfect home, is what suits me best. With my background in marketing and along with my enthusiasm for decorating and design, I started a staging company, It's Showtime! Staging! I can assist my clients in visualizing the home they are buying and stage their current home to maximize the sale. I also stage the listings for many of the Live agents. I get to have the best of both worlds and I love it!
What Clients Are Saying About Annette…
"There are always issues surrounding the sale of a home. Some are personal, some are financial, and some are physical. Annette Knutson is one of those rare individuals that has the ability to overcome any obstacle in the way of achieving the goals of the people she is working with. She is with you every step of the way and can be a comfort when times are tough and a rock when you need strength. That is the way of buying and selling real estate in my opinion. You need information, understanding, and action and she provides all with tremendous ability.
I would recommend Annette to anyone that needs a quality real estate professional, for both buying and selling a property. She is exceptional."
- Patrick Wolpert, Campbell, CA (most recently Arvada, CO)
"Annette was wonderful to work with and her attention to detail and organization was great. She was always available to us via text, calls or emails and kept us fully informed with every aspect of the buying and selling process. Annette was knowledgeable about the market and about other needs we may have overlooked."
- Kelsey Campbell, Lakewood
"I knew from the very beginning that Annette would have my best interest in mind while helping me find my first home. She took me to see many homes in many neighborhoods that I am sure she knew I would not like but I she knew I needed to find that out for myself. Annette was patient and reassuring with all of my first time home buyer nerves. All the way through the searching and purchasing process she provided me with all of the information I would need to make this as easy a major transition as possible."
- Rachael Stoetzel, Denver
"Annette walked me through the entire process and kept me informed. Her creative staging helped sell the house. This was my first time selling a home on my own and she held my hand all the way. In a stressful situation, it was a very good experience."
- Kimberly & William Holmes
"Annette helped us stage and list our house. As an interior designer, it was hard for me to minimize my decor and furnishings for staging, and she did a GREAT job showing me how to do that.
She was always there to talk to us about the different steps in the sales process and we were amazed at the different marketing ideas that she brought to the table. Her use of staging, professional photography, internet listing, and open house days were everything that was needed to bring in the sale and her expertise through the closing process was very reassuring."
- Mike and Vicki Cessa
"Working with Annette was fantastic! I thoroughly appreciate her hard work and support during the entire process. She is professional, knowledgeable and always had my best interest in mind. I would recommend Annette to any home buyer or seller. She is a wonderful person to guide you through the process."
- Sarah Flockhart
"I had a very good experience in a tough real estate market. Annette was great to work with and was very, very helpful."
- Mary Bough
"Annette was great! Very helpful, always available when we needed assistance, and made sure we got what we wanted."
- Peter Tabor
"Annette was an ease to work with. She easily identified our needs and wants and found us homes that matched qualities in both categories. We would work with her again!"
- Scott Linemeyer & Amber Story
"We recently relocated to Denver from New Jersey. Due to the distance and logistics involved in a cross-country move, we were worried we would have a difficult time finding our Colorado dream home. However, we were fortunate, we met Annette.
Annette was dedicated to finding the perfect home for us. She was tireless with her time, energy and commitment. Annette listened carefully to our objectives and needs in the type of home we were looking for, and came prepared with carefully chosen listings of homes for us to see. She spent countless hours helping us with our search. Her never failing good humor, friendly attitude and approach made our home search very enjoyable. When we found our new home and returned to New Jersey to prepare for our move, Annette took care of all of the legal paperwork and kept us informed as to the progress of our purchase.
Annette's professional manner and dedication to her clients is very evident in her relationships with all involved. All details pertaining to the purchase of our home were taken care of and handled in a very timely and professional manner. We enjoyed working with Annette very much and would highly recommend her talents and services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
- Pat and Tom Barrie
I have had the privilege of working with Annette's clients over the past years in the capacity of mortgage originator. I have been very impressed with the rapport she establishes with her people. They have all obviously felt very comfortable that they are making the right decision in their new home purchase. I have never sensed apprehension or concern from any of her people- a rarity indeed!
From an insiders point of view, my staff and I have been very taken by the thorough method that she uses to prepare purchase contracts, as well the competent manner in which she negotiates the terms and conditions of each transaction. It is abundantly clear that Annette has a good business head on her shoulders and is working in the best interest of those who have selected her to handle their transaction.
The sale and purchase of a home is not something people do every day. It can be an extremely stressful, unhappy event if not transacted in the hands of a true professional. Those who have been insightful enough to select Annette as their broker have enjoyed a pleasant journey to the closing table!"
- Marsha Stocking, CMPS
"We really enjoyed working with Annette the agent and Annette the person because she worked so hard to sell our house and became our friend in the process. Annette gave us suggestions to improve the presentation of our property before she held open houses and arranged other events to stimulate interest in our house. Even in a tough market Annette never gave up and encouraged us to keep believing in our dream to sell our house at a fair price.
Annette was totally professional when she had to be yet she never lost her sense of self even when handling all of the details for closing on the house we sold and for closing on our new house that same day. It was a joy to work with Annette--her creativity, her sense of humor and her commitment to us made us proud to have her as our real estate agent and even prouder to have her as our friend."
- Rob and Elaine Etherington
Q&A With Annette
Where do you LIVE?
We live in Candlelight Valley in Arvada. I like being close to Olde Town Arvada and Golden. I 70 and Hwy 93 are also close by, so in 20 minutes we are in downtown Denver or Boulder. We are up on a hill and have a view of downtown!
Why Real Estate... Aren't There Enough Agents On The Planet Already?
Yes...and I think half of them have been close friends over the years. When I would tell them I was selling Real Estate they would say, “I always thought you would be good at that.” Well why didn’t they tell me that sooner, I love selling Real Estate!!
What Music Is Currently On Your Playlist?
I just love music. I have everything from The Rat Pack to Adele and every great and some not so great singers in-between! There's even a little Rap! If you come to my house for an evening, we usually end up patio dancing!
What Cause Gets Your Time And Money?
I am always there to step up to the plate when I can!
Give It Up. What Local Restaurant Is Your Best Kept Secret?
I’m not a big fan of cooking, so I love to eat out. I like Solitaire, in the Highlands...it has a great patio and the fire pit in front is fabulous! For a good steak we go downtown to Guard and Grace and Union Station is a great place to hang out and dine at one of the many restaurants, but have a drink in Coopers Lounge for sure! In Olde Town Arvada the Schoolhouse, the Grandview Tavern and the Arvada Tavern are fun hang-outs for us. It’s been fun to check out Boulder restaurants over the years. In the summer I like a good patio!