Margaret obtained her real estate sales license shortly after arriving in Colorado in 1970. After spending two winters in Vail and a summer in Alaska, she moved to Denver to look after her parents and uncles who had moved here from New York. In 1975 she started working for Witkin Homes as a new home sales representative at Kings Mill in Westminster, Coventry in Littleton and Shenandoah in Aurora.
After taking a year off to climb mountains in Alaska and Scotland, Margaret returned to Denver to work again for Witkin, which she felt was a great family run company. She obtained her Colorado real estate broker’s license in 1979. She followed this with a stint selling new custom homes at the Ranch in Westminster, building on her experience with both large and small builders. From 1982-1984, Margaret won numerous awards for her success at Wood Creek, a Wood Bros. community on the Arvada/Westminster border. It was a very busy time during which she helped many young couples with their first home, making good friends in the process.
In the mid-1980’s she was asked to help a distressed townhome community in Arvada, Sequoia, which turned out to be very popular, and she successfully finished out the community. Shortly afterwards she went to work for Koelbel Co. and started The Preserve in Greenwood Village. After several years of watching dirt turn into custom homes, Margaret decided that the residential resale market was the best bet for her, and she has been listing and selling residential real estate since then. She has handled everything from small condominiums to multi- million dollar homes throughout the Metro area, foothills and plains.
Due to her new home experience, Margaret is particularly interested in construction and the structural integrity of houses. She is pretty good at noticing potential problems and very quick to recommend that a licensed professional and a structural engineer be engaged to look at a home. Although she has sold many new homes, she has a soft spot for old homes, and is always ready to show them!
Margaret has had a lifelong interest in horses, and she loves to list and sell horse properties. Sometimes it’s an excuse to get out into the country, but very often she hopes it will save suburban small acreages from being developed. Since she and her husband live on a small acreage in Arvada, over the years she has learned about the importance of water in Colorado, and water well issues.
Margaret has recently achieved a Masters degree at Regis University. She competes in American Kennel Club agility trials with her two Cardigan Welsh Corgis, which usually gives the audiences a good laugh!
Most of Margaret’s real estate business in recent years has been repeat and referral from past clients, their families and friends. She prides herself on being a diligent worker for her clients and has made many lifelong friends through real estate. One of her clients said that she knows the Denver area so well she could have a second career as a taxi cab driver!
Although she has worked through many market cycles, the current one has been very challenging. She is looking forward to an improved market in the new few years and intends to keep on working to make that happen!