550 E 12th Avenue - 807 and 809
Denver CO. 80203 MLS 9413510 / Porchlight Real Estate Group Data provided by REColorado
2,260 FSF / 3 BR / 3 BA
The decision to buy or sell your home, or grow your real estate investment portfolio is a defining moment in your life. It is a life-changing step towards realizing our dreams of living our best life! As a realtor, I am deeply honored to be your trusted partner during these defining moments because of the highly personal nature of this process. For me, skillfully and compassionately partnering with people during the next chapter of their life story is the essence of all real estate transactions. This journey, while exciting, can also be stressful since ones’ home is often one’s largest financial asset. I acknowledge this by always keeping your best interests in the forefront of the transaction.
My understanding of “home” is tied deeply to my identity as a Sri Lankan. In our families, home is where you place your heart, plant your roots and build your life. It is also a sacred place of belonging and heritage. Ancestral homes are kept within the family and are passed down from one generation to the next. Thus, your home is the essence of who you are, reflects and honors your past, and creates a place to live the life you desire.
With the utmost respect for the gravity of the real estate transaction, I support, advocate, counsel and empower my clients through the entire process, offering timely, relevant advice, listening to their needs and shouldering the emotional weight of the transaction. My goal is that you enjoy the journey as much as the destination – finding the home of your dreams!
"I cannot say enough about how awesome Nilmini Hecox is. She was responsive to our wants and needs, and went above and beyond to help us close on our first home. She even told us about the home before it went on the market by utilizing her resources. It was quite the process so it was great to have someone like Nilmini to assist us along the way. She was our advocate, mediator, and educator. I don't think we would have been able to do this without her. I would highly recommend choosing Nilmini Hecox to be your real estate agent!"
First Time Buyer
"We had a fantastic experience with Nilmini Hecox at PorchLight. We got solid advice from her on what to do to ready our home to go on the market (all within reasonable cost and effort), and then when it was time to list, she hustled to make sure there was plenty of buyer traffic. House sold in just a few days for above asking price, and the closing was a cinch. She really did a great job!"
"Nilmini was an exceptional agent when we bought our home. She advocated for us based on our needs, listened to us, and was a joy to work with!"
"We worked with Nilmini after relocating to Denver from Boston. Nilmini was incredibly helpful in our transition to our new city. She had such fantastic energy and was incredibly organized and keyed in on our wants. We ended up finding the best home we saw in 5 months of actively looking because Nilmini's intuition and communications with the listing agent. We would certainly recommend working with her if you are new to Denver. PorchLight's team was immensely helpful in our move to Denver."
"Nilmini Hecox did an amazing job helping us secure a new home on short notice. We are moving from out of state and thus were unfamiliar with all the neighborhoods and had a tight timeframe to find a property that would work for us. We saw a house online and she made sure we got to see it while we were still in Denver, gave us great background and guided us through a quick negotiation and contract process. The contingency period and closing went off without a hitch and she was very patient explaining differences in how the process works in Colorado. We are very happy with our new home and neighborhood. Thanks Nilmini and Porchlight!"
"Nilmini was amazing! This was an unexpected, last-minute transaction that required prompt action on everything from getting our home staged and ready to be put on the market within a week, navigating the loan process, and dealing with a buyers side agent who was less than helpful. Nilmini did what I think an agent is supposed to do: provided us with the critical information and support we needed while buffering us from the stressful details that are just part of the buy-sell process but not things we needed to be stressed by. She was already scheduled to go on a family vacation halfway around the world and while she was gone she paired us with a professional and detail-oriented colleague (Sarah Kelly) who was able to take over the day-to-day issues, while Nilmini remained accessible to us for important matters.
The PorchLight platform and support network was also great. From developing beautiful marketing materials, to staffing open houses at short notices, and having colleagues willing to step in, the process was seamless from our end. We received fairly timely emails about open houses and though there were a few glitches issues were resolved and Nilmini was aware of what was happening and was able to provide us details of showings and numbers. I appreciated receiving periodic updates with dates/times/deadlines since it is easy for things to get lost in the inbox. And the on-line form platform was great and made it easy for us to sign documents when we were physically in different locations and at short notice, allowing negotiations to proceed quickly.
I would highly recommend Nilmini as an agent if you are looking for someone who can gracefully combine intelligence, detail orientation and business acumen with heart and a sense of purposefulness. As a personal homebuyer and seller, this was business but also an emotional event and I appreciated having an agent who could attend to both aspects of what we needed in big and small ways. This is more than a job for her - it is about helping land individuals and families in houses that will allow them to build the homes they want."
"Nilmini is amazing! She pays attention to what you want, she guides you to help you figure out what you want when you're unsure, she is realistic about what you can afford, she is direct in her honesty, she works her tail off to find you a plethora of options, she is thoughtful in her considerations, she is organized and responsive, and she is so well connected that everyone she works with is gold. If you want a fun, supportive, and realistic home buying experience, she's your realtor! I would highly recommend working with Nilmini to anyone buying a home for the first time all the way through anyone buying their second, third, or even final home. Look no further, she's all you need to find yourself in a new home!"
"I can’t recommend Nilmni Hecox at PorchLight highly enough. We met her while visiting a PorchLight open house in the Park Hill neighborhood and it was immediately obvious that she understood what we were looking for and the market at large. She is organized and most importantly communicates throughout the entire process. She was flexible with our ideas and didn’t waste our time trying to push things on us she understood would be a poor fit. Through her we found network of inspectors, trades and lenders. She is a rare find among realtors."
"We had the pleasure of meeting Nilmini at an open house last Fall. We had relocated back to Denver and were touring open houses in the Park Hill neighborhood, when we met Nilmini, we knew we wanted to work with her instantly. Within a few days she sent us homes that fit our criteria and helped us better understand which neighborhood would be best for our family. I highly recommend Nilmini and PorchLight Real Estate Group, she helped us find a home that was perfect for us."
"We have now bought/sold our 3rd house with Nilmini, and honestly our experience with Nilmini and Porch Light couldn't havent been more seamless, easy and dare I say, fun???!!! Nilmini has shown me and my family that buying/selling a house doesnt need to be a difficult experience. She has been kind, patient, thorough and extremely helpful each and every time we've done business together. Not only has Nilmini become our go to real estate agent for my families needs, I'm happy to refer business to her anytime and am thrilled that we've gotten a new friend out of the deal as well!! Thank you for all that you've done for our family!"
"I wanted to let you know that it was a pleasure working with Nilmini. We bought my house while I am living in Kansas and she was very helpful and patient. I did not make it very easy for her and she was always there to answer and help with this difficult process. I asked a lot of her and she was always there to help. She always found time in her very busy schedule to tend to my needs. I don't know how she keeps all these balls in the air but, she does her best to do whatever she can to make the process happen. I am looking forward to finally getting into my new house. Moving is the worst process ever can't wait till it is all over. Once again, thanks to Nilmini for helping this process along with help all the time."
"Nilmini worked with my daughter and son-in-law to buy their first home and was with them every step of the way! Professionalism at its very best! Thank you so much, Nilmini, for making their dreams come true! You were awesome!"
Joy Smith Dodd
Parent of Client
"Nilmini Senanayake Hecox is a highly skilled, organized, thoughtful and thorough real estate agent. She is passionate about selling homes and committed to representing her clients well. She is a great listener, dedicated advocate and assertive real estate negotiator. We have now purchased two properties with Nilmini, and look forward to working with her again! Thank you, NIlmini and Porch Light, for making our home buying experience a great one! We highly recommend working with Nilmini— you can’t go wrong!"
"My wife and I would like to thank Nilmini for securing our first investment property for us through Porchlight. When we decided that we were ready to invest in property we got in touch with Nilmini for some help and advice. We had the benefit of having known Nilmini personally which made our decision to use her as our agent easy. She is someone that we both felt that we could trust without question as we began the process of looking for the best property to suit us. Nilmini always made time for us when we were available to look through homes that we were interested in. Eventually we found the perfect condo and Nilmini represented us and coached us through the entire process. She made the experience enjoyable and exciting."
"As first time home buyers, we would have been lost without Nilmini. Her expertise, professionalism, and dedication cannot be understated, but for us, it was really her positive attitude and spirit of perseverance that helped guide us through the process. Nilmini helped us learn about the Denver market and showed us a variety of options to help us hone in on what would be the best fit for us. Nilmini was insightful and honest with us about what the process would entail, what we could expect in our price range, and determined to get us into a home that was right for us. She was flexible with her schedule to show us homes, assertive in showing us properties as soon as possible and was incredibly receptive to our feedback from every showing. We didn’t get the first house we put an offer on, nor the second or third, but when we found our home Nilmini was clear about letting us know what we could do every step of the way, from offer to closing to move in. We had to learn a lot along the way, but one thing we knew from the moment we met was Nilmini would be on our side all the way through the process."
"Being a first-time buyer in a competitive market and then a sudden global pandemic is not *exactly* a relaxing experience, but Nilmini made it as fun, stress-free, and doable as possible. She guided us seamlessly from showings to negotiations to our curb-side closing, and we really appreciated her candor, responsiveness, organization, and awesome sense of humor throughout the whole process. Oh, and she found us a home we LOVE! Thanks, Nilmini! -"
Adam and Jill
"There is a special place for agents who work so well with, and for, first time home buyers...but, then there is a very special place for someone like Nilmini Hecox who went above and beyond for first time home buyers, in the middle of a pandemic, with ridiculously challenging timeline requirements, two very demanding careers, and a two-year-old and two fur babies… WOW! Nilmini not only educated and assisted us in every step of the way, she provided encouragement and reassurance when we needed it most. She not only listened to what we said, she picked up on everything we didn’t know how to articulate when a house looked perfect on paper, but just wasn’t ‘the one’. She was so in tune with where we were at and where we needed to be, and how she could help prepare and support us to get there. She has earned the respect and backing from the best vendors in Denver, and that helped us immensely. She cares deeply about people and relationships and it’s evident in the way her partners support her and her clients. She’s savvy about the Denver marketplace so her recommendations are thoughtful and wise – she was spot on all the time. We could not say enough about how she helped turn a seemingly impossible situation in to a dream for our family. She danced her way in to our heart and helped us find our dream home! We are forever grateful! You are simply the best Nilmini and team – thank you!"
"I can’t say enough positive things about our experience working with Nilmini Hecox! She came highly referred and I know why. During this crazy time in the Denver market and the world, she was extremely supportive and knowledgable. As first-time homebuyers, I was very impressed with the time she took to explain everything to us. She worked hard for us when we got into a bidding war on our first offer. She encouraged us when we didn’t get that house, and worked hard to eventually get us the perfect house! Nilmini has a unique talent in helping people figure out what they like in a house and why something just feels off. She fought for us throughout the whole process, but was never pushy. She has a passion for teaching new homebuyers the ropes and encouraging them through the process. I am so grateful for all of her help and guidance in finding our home! We will definitely be referring her to everyone"
"Nilmini Hecox is gifted and extraordinary real estate agent! Her finesse helped our family learn about and navigate the process of buying our first rental property, infusing each step with great ease and fun. At our closing, the seller and I talked about our mutual experience that Nilmini fostered the most delightful and effortless real estate transaction either of us had ever experienced. Sounds pretty good, right? Indeed, I wholeheartedly recommend Nilmini Hecox - she is incredible!"
"I recently purchased a home in Denver using PorchLight Real Estate and Nilmini Hecox was my fantastic agent. Nilmini listened to what I wanted to spend, the neighborhood I wanted to be in, and my wish list in a house. She wasn't like other agents that take you to see houses outside of your budget or houses that were completely different from your wish list, which was absolutely wonderful.
Nilmini closely follows the Denver housing market trends and knows if there are going to be multiple offers on places if houses are overpriced, etc. She also sends out regular newsletters to her clients that show and explain the trends, which is helpful for her clients to understand.
I had a lot going on in my personal life and Nilmini made sure to guide me through the process by checking in regularly and informing me of what/when things needed to happen along the way. I needed to find an updated, fairly low-budget (for the Denver area) house quickly and she made that happen. We started looking at places on a Tuesday and by Saturday, I was under contract. I was able to close within 30 days, which is a huge feat in today's Denver housing market.
She was there for me every step of the way and definitely looked out for my best interest. I can't thank her enough and I highly recommend her as an agent and PorchLight as a company!"
"Working with Nilmini S. Hecox was a pleasure. She is dedicated to listening to her clients, and doing her best to search and find the best housing opportunity to fit their needs. She is an enthusiastic, diligent, trustworthy and responsive realtor who is passionate about the business of real estate and caring for her clients. We highly recommend Nilmini, and urge our friends and family to work with her as well!"
"Nilmini Hecox recently helped me sell my townhouse and buy my next home. Nilmini sold my townhouse in record time and guided me through the selling process quickly. Nilmini went above and beyond when the inspection revealed the potential for a major repair. She made numerous phone calls, brought in repair people that she trusted, and even waited at the house for the repair people to arrive! With Nilmini's assistance, it was discovered that the repair was minor and easily remedied.
When buying my new house, Nilmini quickly understood what I was looking for in a home and helped keep the process move forward, in spite of the fact that the sellers were residing out of the country. Nilmini's guidance between the entire process was invaluable and I've already told many people that I have the perfect agent for them when they are ready to sell or buy their next home!"
"Working with Nilmini was a real joy. She was amazing throughout the entire process of buying our first home - super responsive to all of our questions or needs and really seemed to understand what we were looking for. She made us feel like we were her only clients, which makes a huge difference in the sometimes overwhelming process of buying a home. We look forward to working with Nilmini again for our next move."
"Nilmini is a delight. She astutely guided us through the purchase of our first investment property in a very competitive market. She has a strong handle on market conditions and valuation and was extremely responsive given that showings and offers must occur within hours of listing, in many cases. She was also very effective at managing the up & down emotions of theses types of transactions. I would highly recommend having Nilmini help with personal and investment real estate needs and we will definitely work with her again."
"I can't say enough good things about Nilmini, she is simply wonderful! We sold our home with her in Stapleton all while working remotely. If it weren't for her thoughtfulness, patience, competence, and sense of humor we wouldn't have survived this emotionally challenging process. We have bought and sold a couple homes now, and have worked with many agents, but Nilmini is in a class of her own. She was fully aware of our needs and concerns and able create a plan of action for the many tribulations that arose through this process. All while keeping us laughing! She's the best, and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!"
Rian & Lauren Morrissey & Susan Barish
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