A History of Closing
As a pitcher for the Regis University Rangers, even though he liked throwing the changeup better, the curveball was Jake Long’s strikeout pitch. Now, as an agent for Peak Properties Group, specializing in helping his clients manage the changeups and curveballs that can come with a real estate transaction will be right in Jake’s wheelhouse.
“There’s something satisfying about helping people make such an important decision as to where they’re going to live,” says Jake. “And I’m not commission-driven. It’s more about what’s best for my clients. I put them in the best position to be happy whether that means working with me, or, if it’s a better fit, working with another team member.”
Jake’s a team player, and as long as his clients are happy and satisfied no matter what shape that takes, he views the relationship as successful. This is why the fit, after a brief stint working for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and continuing to coach traveling baseball teams, with Peak Properties Group was so natural. “Coming from a life dedicated to sports, Peak is so focused on being team-oriented that it was a comfort thing transitioning from the world of athletics to a company that values working together.”
As a native of Colorado, having grown up in Broomfield and gone to Regis University earning his business degree with an emphasis in marketing and management, Jake understands the Denver Metro area in a way that few can rival. He’s seen the evolution of this city, understands its transformation, and stands excited for its future.
His favorite spot in the city? “Probably The Highlands,” he says. “It was close to my school, has some amazing spots for food, and while you’re in the city, it feels more like you’re in a small town.”
You’ll find Jake, when he’s not working with his clients at Peak, on the road during the Summer and Fall coaching one of his teams, or spending time with his young niece, the first in his family, which is tremendously exciting.
But more than anywhere else, you’ll find Jake embracing his new role as closer for Peak Properties Group. He’s a team player, after all. And what’s best for the client will always be at the forefront for Jake.
3 Completely Random Facts About Jake:
- How did Jake get hooked up with Peak Properties Group? Baseball, of course! He met Peak team members through a competitive softball league, and a business relationship was born!
- So who does he enjoy watching most out on the diamond? “I don’t have favorite teams as much as I have favorite players. And I’d say Mike Trout and Nolan Arenado are two of the most exciting players out there.”
- The Highlands was mentioned. Any specific spots there, Jake? “Little Man Ice Cream for sure. And although it might be a bit outside The Highlands proper, I always love going to Billy’s Inn.”