1394 Ivanhoe Street
Denver CO. 80220 MLS 6897679 / Porchlight Real Estate Group Data provided by REColorado
1,146 FSF / 2 BR / 2 BA
I am originally from Connecticut and after a couple visits to Colorado, I quickly fell for the gorgeous weather and anything that would bring me into the mountains. Colorado became home in 1994 after deciding that working as a Sales Manager for a large winery was not as good as they made it sound in the interview. Everything I owned was either stuffed into or tied onto the roof of my Volkswagon Jetta and I haven’t looked back since!
I currently live in Denver’s Mayfair neighborhood, but have lived in Boulder, Capitol Hill, Cherry Creek, Congress Park and Park Hill over my 25 years in Colorado. My real estate career began in 2005, when I was The Denver Board Of Realtor’s Rookie of the Year. I have been fortunate enough to be involved in almost 15 years of real estate transactions representing buyers, sellers, developers and countless repeat clients that have become friends. Working to help my clients achieve their real estate goals requires attention to detail, contract knowledge, understanding of the current market environment, different styles of negotiation and the ability to cater to individual expectations.
Although traditional residential buying and selling is the bulk of what I do, my experience also includes land acquisitions, vacation rentals, helping investors build/liquidate portfolios, and being part of a sales team for a 42-story, 496-unit residential condominium building located in the heart of Downtown Denver.
"I first had the distinct privilege of working with Chad when I bought my first home back in 2005. His patience, understanding and knowledge of the industry and market made my first home purchase very natural and not the overwhelming experience you always read about or watch on T.V.. That is why throughout the past 13 years I have recommended Chad to anyone I hear wants to sell or buy a home in the Denver Metro Area, even to my parents who want to move here. And also why I utilized his services and expertise to sell my first home and again to buy my first house. In 20 years he will be the one to sell my house and buy my retirement home.
Thank you Chad for everything, your patience, understanding and flexibility to work with all types of those treading the waters of the real estate market."
"Chad was way more than we could have ever hoped for as a real estate agent when shopping for our first home. In Denver's insane housing market, you need someone you can trust, someone that will keep you away from the bad decisions, and keep you focused on your wants and needs. We called Chad our housing detective, looking into all the nooks and crannies of the homes we would look at, so we could really see what we were getting ourselves into. He would be the voice of reason, and save us from buying a money pit of house, as first time buyers, it would have sucked all of our resources for years to come. Chad was fully committed to helping us get a home, he would even help us put in offers while on vacation, and would work with the selling realtors to make sure they knew we were serious and ready to move. On top of everything else, Chad was fun, funny, respectful, and honest, he tells you what you need to hear, not what is needed to sell a house. Last but not least, Chad has experience, something that cannot be understated. Why is he a good home detective, why does he help guide you towards a house that will become a home? Experience! He knows his stuff, he knows what to look for, how to protect his clients, and how to fight for them when the time is right. My wife and I couldn't have had a better buying experience, and we LOVE our home!! Thank you Chad, and your team, for making it possible."
Christian and Stefanie Sroka
"From the introductory meeting to the final closing PorchLight Real Estate Group in general and Chad Mendoza in particular, were the consummate professionals. Chad thoroughly researched the market and determined that our home could sell for a substantially higher price than suggested by any of the other agents with whom we met. This reflects Chad’s deeper-than-usual understanding of the Denver real estate market in general and the Cheesman Park/Congress Park/Botanic Gardens area in particular. This insight is the result of years of experience in this particular area.
We had lived in our house for over 40 years and had never before sold a home. Chad’s spot on advice as to what we should fix and what to leave alone saved us thousands. And he was right! He walked us step by step through the process and time line of the selling experience. His expertise minimized any unpleasant surprises of which there could have been many in selling a 120+ year old home.
Chad is a detail oriented person who keeps his focus not only on what is happening in the process, but also on the “what if” situations. In our case the potential buyers brought up an issue which concerned them. Because Chad “has people” he can depend on for accurate analysis of many different scenarios a potential deal breaker was averted.
We followed Chad’s recommendation to move out of the house prior to putting it on the market. This made it much easier for PorchLight to arrange for teams of pros to come in and clean the house AND wash all of the windows. With the skill of the staging people the house sparkled. The result was an above asking price offer the first day on the market.
The closing team at First Integrity Title Company contributed greatly to an overall wonderful selling experience. They kept us informed throughout the entire process with a flawless finale even though by then we were over 1500 miles away. Any potential buyer or seller of a home would be wise to contact Chad Mendoza at PorchLight Real Estate Group."
Doug & Barb C
"First off Chad is a wonderful agent, he is confident and he knows the market. He is always on top of things and made sure my concerns were always answered in a timely manner. He made sure the condo was set to show and show it did. He arranged for the stager, photographer, cleaner, and even the little details like clean windows and cabinets. All these value-added touches are worth it all. After the cleaning and staging the and the photography, he put it all together on the web and in print. All my friends that saw the web site or the printed ads thought my place was in Dwell Magazine. Chad was calming and his self confidence made me less nervous about the outcome and it was a great outcome. We sold the place quickly and that allowed me to start the remodeling project in my new place. I have already recommended Chad and Porch Light to everyone I know that is looking to buy or sell their home."
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