Andrew Goldberg is a realtor at Peak Properties Group. You can contact him ator firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us a little bit about you and your background. How long have you been in the industry?
I’ve been in the industry for about five years. I actually majored in Hospitality and Food Management – with a minor in Foundations of Business – in college at Ball State, in Indiana. After that, I worked as a concert promoter in Chicago – where I’m from originally. It was an interesting job. GRiZ, the DJ, actually played my birthday once. That was cool.
I’ve been in Denver for about seven years. My friend was out here doing an internship, and I thought, “Well, the weather’s great, the music scene is great, there are the mountains, and there’s a lot more out here than there is in Chicago.” So I just realized this is where I wanted to be.
As far as coming into real estate? My brother was actually in the industry. I saw how happy he was doing it, and that inspired me to try it – and I’ve never looked back.
What does being a realtor mean to you and your clients?
It makes me become the best version of myself every day, day in and day out. I feel like the better I am at being me, the better I can help other people. It’s made me reinvent myself in ways I didn’t think was possible. I’m always evolving and striving to improve. My clients have the peace of mind of knowing that I’ll be working hard to ensure the best results – not only for them but for me. If I don’t get the results, I have to live with it as well.
You know, buying a house isn’t a commonplace thing. It’s a big event, and it creates a huge impact between you and the person that you’re working with. That impact is going to last for a long time. I’m aware of that big impact, and going on that journey with them is important to me. We’re in this together.
In today’s market, why is it important for a buyer or home seller to use a realtor to buy or sell a home?
In terms of selling a home, I think it’s publicity. There’s a lot of instrumental things that people don’t take into account that you can only learn from years and years of experience. A lot of people just think that a house is going to sell for what it’s going to sell for – but there is a way to influence the market to get yourself the most out of it. With limited exposure and not implementing the proven strategies that realtors know, that few percent you’ll save on the front end will end up costing you more in the long run.
As a buyer – well, for buyers, it’s very hard to know where you stand in terms of negotiation, writing creative contacts, and tackling all those unexpected hurdles that arise. You need a realtor to get the best deal possible and to make sure no one is taking advantage of you, especially with the tons of little things that come up in the process. Dedicated realtors do this every single day, and need to do it well to be successful. Consumers who only buy a home every couple of years, and are trying to complete a transaction based upon what they read online are really putting themselves at risk if they don’t have those years of experience behind them.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Colorado?
The lifestyle. Definitely. I think Colorado is a work hard, play hard state. There’s always something to do. There’s always something to motivate you to work hard, to go out and experience more of it. I think skiing is my favorite. Skiing and live music are my two favorite things, and Colorado has a ton of both.
What’s one fun thing about you?
Just one? How about a few. I just went skiing in Japan this year, that was probably the coolest thing I did in 2019. I used to put on concerts. I’m a foodie. Oh, and I can juggle. That’s my hidden talent, juggling. I also do some graphic design – I call them “edits” – on my phone.
What can your clients expect from you?
I pride myself in being prompt, personable, and professional. I focus on treating customers the way I would want to be treated if I were buying a home. I believe in bringing industry-leading practices and the most current knowledge to the table. Even if I don’t know something off the top of my head, I will make sure to go get the right, perfect answer. I don’t assume anything and toss something random out there – I pride myself on that. A lot of agents will say things on the fly just to make themselves seem more knowledgeable. Not me. I have a more humble approach. I want to make sure that no matter what I’m doing, I have the best intentions possible.
I want to build relationships. I want people to build multi-generational wealth with me through real estate. It’s very important to me to be the person that puts someone on a stepping stone to their next house. I won’t be that agent that just does the deals with you, that gets the check, and leaves, I would rather be that person that helps real estate shape your life and gets you where you want to be.