MEET THE AGENTS: Amber Kemp
Amber Kemp is a Realtor at Peak Properties Group. Interested in working with Amber? Contact her here! 720-515-7713 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I was born and raised in Florida, and my parents moved us here in 2008. Unfortunately, due to the recession, my family had to move a lot. I became very involved with the home search process and grew to love it. When I got older, I linked up with a mentor who was a very successful realtor in Northern Colorado. She took me under her wing, and I realized that this was truly my passion. Working with people and helping them achieve their dream of homeownership excites me, and I’m blessed to be a part of the process.
What drives you to be the best at what you do?
First and foremost, my clients' satisfaction always. I also strive to stay relevant in this industry. In a society where technology is taking over every aspect of our lives’, I think there is an element of value that can only come from working with an actual agent. I want to make sure that what I provide to my clients is authentic and personal. Purchasing or selling a home is an emotionally driven decision, and I honor that in every transaction. I recognize that these are homes that people are going to build memories in - so I want to cherish that part of the decision-making process.
What does being a Realtor mean to you and your clients?
When I’m working with clients, I aim to be their voice throughout the entire process. I make sure to prepare and educate my clients so they feel confident in their decisions — explaining to them what I'm doing and their options, and helping them navigate the market. I advocate for my client’s needs above everything else.
In today's market, why is it important for a buyer or home seller to use a Realtor to buy or sell a home?
The Colorado market is so competitive. There are just so many things that can come up, and so many different types of negotiation skills that are needed. Purchasing a home is a big investment and should be treated as such; having proper representation is key. As an agent with Peak Properties, we have multiple tools and resources to get our buyers into their dream homes. You need that kind of upper hand in today’s market.
What do you want prospective clients to know about you?
That if it's achievable, then I'm going to work as hard as possible to make sure that it happens for them. I'm going to go to bat for my clients, and if their wishes are within the realm of possibility, then I'm going to do everything in my power to make it happen. I want the buying/selling process to be an enjoyable one for my clients, as it should be an exciting time in their lives. My role is to take on the burden of any stress that comes along and be ready to present my clients with real solutions to see us through to closing.
What's your best memory/client success story within the real estate industry?
On the whole, I think it's working with first-time home buyers. I love it when you can play it out for them, and show them the path towards owning a home. Some people have this idea that owning a home is so far beyond their reach, especially given the circumstances right now. But once I share with them their options and get them connected with the right people, I love seeing the transformation — going from hopelessness to "Hey, wow, I can do this," and then owning a home and accomplishing a huge goal of thiers. Those are the success stories I feel good about.
Aside from the mountains and weather (of course), it's the people. I love the conversations with the people that are out here. I think people in Colorado are very conscious of their role in society and their role in the world, and I think that’s what’s so appealing. It’s becoming a melting pot of people from all over, and we’re expanding, yet I always seem to run into a familiar face, which is so comforting. Plus, we’re very dog-friendly, and I absolutely love that about this state.
What's one fun thing about you?
Well, if you catch me in any activity these days, it's probably out with my dog! I have a Goldendoodle named Callaway. Not to sound too sappy, but he is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me! He reminds me to take a break, disconnect, and get outside (even when it’s blizzarding), and I think everyone could use that reminder from time to time.