Carl Lyday is rated in the top 4 percent of REALTORS® nationwide and he can help you buy a home in Douglas County and South metro Denver.
Front Range Properties is the place to find expert advice and ethical customer service. Carl deals with honesty and integrity and can help you buy or sell your home. Carl vows that he will help you search for the right home, no matter how long it takes! "We will search 'til the cows come home!" says Carl.
Call Carl Lyday at 303-917-1166.
Interviewer: Hi, I'm Kathy Soltero, with Metro Brokers TV, today we have in the studio with us, Carl Lyday; he is with Front Range Properties, Carl thank you so much for coming in today.
Carl Lyday: Well Kathy, thank you very much and it's good to be here to take a few minutes to tell you a little bit about me and my company.
Interviewer: Well you have been in the real estate business now for 18 years; tell me a little bit about what you think is the most important characteristic a realtor should have.
Carl Lyday: Kathy I think that's an easy question, really. In any business transaction, I think the consumer is looking for someone to deal with that has the high standards of ethics, honesty and integrity. Now, when you are dealing in real estate, you are talking about multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars, and you are putting your trust into that realtor. So if he or she doesn't have a high standard of ethics, and honesty and integrity it's not going to work. I graduated from the U. S Air Force Academy and honesty and ethics are just part of my life.
The surveys have shown that that's what the consumer is looking for in a realtor. Trulia has done a survey, Zillow has done it, and the National Association of REALTORS® have conducted surveys as to what people are looking for in a realtor.
Carl Lyday: That comes out tops.
Interviewer: So those are all values you bring, tell me some of the other things you bring to your clients.
Carl Lyday: Well in the 18 years that I've been in business, I realize that knowledge of real estate law, real estate contracts, all of that is very, very important. But knowledge of the local area is extremely important, I've actually lived in Douglas County, and been a realtor there 18 years, I've lived in Parker for 10 years, Castle Rock for 7 years, and Highlands Ranch for 1 year. Plus I have had up to 16 single family rental properties in Douglas County. So I know the market, I know the area, and I think that helps to bring all that knowledge to the consumer.
Interviewer: So that's primarily the area you worked at there.
Carl Lyday: That's primarily and the South Metro Denver area, but I really like to say that I concentrate on Douglas County, because, again, I know it.
Interviewer: Tell me about some of your advanced designations that you have.
Carl Lyday: Well I've got two from the National Association of REALTORS®, and I'll explain about those real briefly, but they place me in the top four percent of realtors nationwide-according to NAR, (The National Association of Realtors), I have the Accredited by Representative designation, and the Certified Residential Specialist designation, and those rewarded after lots of additional education, and numbers of homes sold, so that brings a wealth of experience with those designations. Most people don't even know what they are, but I'm glad to explain it.
Interviewer: Right they just mean a lot of education too, experience and education I think. Tell me about the typical buyer that you work with.
Carl Lyday: Well I work with the entire spectrum of buyers, but one of the most satisfying things to me is working with a first time home buyer, just to see their excitement and happiness when you find the perfect first home for them, that makes the whole business worthwhile. But I do work with high end buyers as well, I have lived in Castle Pine's Village a gated community in Douglas County, with you know multi-million dollar homes, and so I know the luxury home market really well, as well.
Interviewer: Right, okay so you believe customer testimonials are probably one of the best ways for us to advance our careers, and for people to know about us.
Carl Lyday: And I agree. I've got a number of them and I encourage viewers to go to Zillow.com, where I've got a ton of them. They can look up my name, or just Google me, "Carl Lyday"- just Google me, and you'll find a lot of customer testimonials and they not only emphasize that honesty and integrity that I mentioned, but they also talk about my patience and my willingness to listen. Several have mentioned that I took them out to see over fifty homes before we found the right one. But if you are spending several hundreds of thousands of dollars, you don't want somebody trying to push you into a house. You want and I will pledge that I will search till the cows come home.
Interviewer: 'Til you find the right one.
Carl Lyday: Yep, 'til they find the right one.
Interviewer: How do they get a hold of you? What's the best way to get a hold of you Carl?
Carl Lyday: I have my cell phone, is the best way, 303-917-1166, and I also have an old adage that says- "If I don't return your call within a couple of hours, you can assume I died."
Interviewer: Oh, let's hope not right. Alright, well thank you very much Carl for coming in, it's been a pleasure talking to you.
Carl Lyday: Thank you very much Kathy.
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