1491 South Saulsbury Street
Lakewood CO. 80232 MLS 6896748 / Porchlight Real Estate Group
1,704 FSF / 4 BR / 2 BA
Whether working with a first-time homebuyer, a seller looking to buy up or down, or an investor, Elizabeth Martinez offers a deep knowledge of Denver’s market, insight into the nitty-gritty of real estate transactions, and a level of personal connection and commitment that her clients truly cherish.
For Elizabeth, Denver real estate is the family business: she originally obtained her license in order to participate “on the side” in her family’s 40-year-old real estate investment company. That side business quickly became Elizabeth’s passion, and has proven an excellent fit given her social personality and love of local history.
Elizabeth takes great satisfaction in all the preparation that goes into listing a home so that it can be effectively marketed: “I enjoy finding out what makes a home unique, and why you can get certain prices in certain areas. The history we have here in the area is fascinating, and it really affects the way we live in our neighborhoods.” Her knowledge of neighborhoods in metro Denver is extensive, stretching from Arvada to Aurora, from Denver’s Highlands to Highlands Ranch, and beyond.
Elizabeth states that in showing homes to buyers, “sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the perfect match of home and buyer. But when it happens: it is truly satisfying.” It’s a moment she relishes, and she’s not stingy about taking the time to make it happen.
But today’s market isn’t easy, and complicated contingencies are known to crop up. Here’s where Elizabeth’s teaching background comes in handy: she works hard to explain each step of the real estate transaction to her clients. With Elizabeth on your side, you’ll learn what you need to know to get to closing as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Elizabeth lives with her husband and two daughters in Northwest Denver, where she is actively involved in the neighborhood schools, as well as in several community organizations, in one of which she offers enthusiastic welcome to new members of her local parenting resource group.
"Elizabeth Martinez came highly recommended to my husband and I by two different colleagues, and she lived up to the hype. She is very knowledgeable about the home buying process and the current market. At the very start of this process she recommended a market education day, where we viewed several homes in our price range and area to learn and gain realistic expectations. She worked diligently to respond to all of our texts and calls, whether they were on the weekends or late at night. With the current deficit in available housing in our area, the process was very competitive. Elizabeth quickly adapted to each situation to give us good recommendations. She has a good read on what the value of each home should be as well. She also recommended our lender, who we were very happy with. Although buying a home can be stressful, I felt like we were in competent hands."
"Elizabeth was very willing to answer all my questions and to keep me updated on any developments in the process of selling the house. Her professionalism, and willingness to go above and beyond were of great benefit to me and my family. I can wholeheartedly recommend Elizabeth for any realty needs."
"I got my dream house - under budget in this crazy, competitive, and intimidating market! Most of these reviews sound the same, but I can tell you Elizabeth Martinez is no 'average' or even excellent agent - she is a rare and powerful real estate/negotiation wizard!
She went above and beyond anything I ever imagined to make this search, contract, and finally close work for me - seriously I think she used magic. Not only that, but she was my advocate, voice of reason, and I trusted her to know what was best for me. She listened to what I wanted, albeit 'alternative' and helped me to make the best, well informed, and desired choice I could of in choosing my home. Not only did she do everything she could to make sure I was getting a sound investment, she had to navigate a pretty difficult contract/seller situation. She never backed down (even when it was looking not so great for me) and I can't tell you how great it was to have her in my corner. I never doubted that no matter the outcome we would have done everything in our power to make it work - knowing we had 'no regrets' really made me feel in control in a market where the buyer is certainly not in charge. She educated me about the market, the statistics, and made me feel prepared to attack this process. She walked me line by line down my contract so I knew everything that was going to happen/happening. She was available, dependable, and the BEST resource I could have had (I mean obviously, she is a WIZARD!). She even became an expert about urban wells so that we were not walking into a scary primary water source situation. (She didn't want my future cats to be born with three eyes! ;) ) I'm just so happy I worked with Elizabeth - she was so much fun and really supportive (whether I had to hear good/bad news) and she really did an epical job.
I know from personal experience that any other real estate agent and their company would have walked away from my unusual dream house, but Elizabeth made sure I got it and with my best interest in mind. I'm just so happy and so appreciative of her, without Elizabeth we would not have bought in this market - she was the difference! Although I hope I don't ever have to buy again, I will recommend Elizabeth to anyone and everyone because she is a wizard!"
"I could not have been happier with Elizabeth Martinez or the team at Porchlight. I felt like I had a personal assistant, contract specialist and marketing specialists at my disposal. Elizabeth went above and beyond to help me in every way. She found repair people for me and met them at the property, got estimates, communicated with my tenant, overall solved any problems that arose to get our property on the market in the timeframe we desired.
The cleaning, photography and other online resources to advertise our property could not have been more professional. Those pictures and virtual tours drew over 50 showings in just one weekend.
We listened to Elizabeth's advice on pricing and all our offers were over list, several were far over list.
And during the contracting period Elizabeth and her team took care of everything. Made the paperwork simple and easy for us. We could not recommend Elizabeth and her team any more strongly."
"Elizabeth was a pleasure to work with and a much needed asset when it comes to buying a home in this market. I didn’t realize how competitive the Denver market was when I started this search for a home over a year and a half ago and after patience on my part and Elizabeth’s part I found the right house. Elizabeth is a go getter and knows how to strategically navigate you through the process of buying a house in a market that is in the sellers favor. From writing the offer to some issues that arose in contract Elizabeth was always calm and able to come up with a solution or idea that positioned me favorably I don’t think I would have been able to find the right home and have the keys to my new home in hand today without Elizabeth. I will be sure to use Elizabeth again and will send as many referrals as possible. Thanks for your help Elizabeth you were a pleasure to work with."
"My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Martinez for about a year and a half. We were in the market for a second home in the Denver area in order to be closer to our kids and grandkids. Our son and daughter-in-law had purchased their home through Elizabeth, and raved about her. We soon found that everything they had told us about her was true. She spent a lot of time with us, showing us new listings when we came to Denver, and s regularly keeping us abreast of any new listings that fit our needs. We were so impressed with her knowledge, experience, insight, and honesty. There were a few times when we seriously thought about buying a place, but she talked us out of it because she didn't like the quality of construction, the neighborhood, or the reputation of the builder. She always juggled her schedule around to make room for us on weekends even though she had other real estate commitments or had plans to spend with her family. We've purchased real estate on numerous occasions in California, and have never found a real estate that we trusted and respected more than Elizabeth. She is the absolute best, and for anyone who is looking to buy or sell real estate in Denver, your first and only call should be to her."
Steve and Nancee
"Elizabeth, thanks for your top-notch personal application of a product—PorchLight Group—that covers all the bases and carries you through the process with a feeling of confidence.
It made all the difference having the nuts and bolts explained every step of the way, having that team of professionals backing you up and backing us up. PorchLight Group is a master in the real estate world and you do them great justice using every tool available with timely execution. Amazing!"
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