Where did you grow up?
O’Fallon, Mo., near St. Louis
My husband Kevin and I were married five years ago this year and together we run The Borman Group along with our Buyer Agent Debbie Brumfield and our Assistant CJ Rugaard. I have two awesome kids, Zac Barger, a voice major at CU Boulder and a daughter Courtney who is currently a junior at Grand Junction High School. In addition, Kevin has a daughter, Amanda, and son Drew and we have a grandson named Zaiden who is three and a lot of fun!
What do you enjoy most about living in the Grand Junction area?
Grand Junction is such a phenomenal area close to so many outdoor recreational opportunities. My husband and I enjoy camping with friends, hiking and taking day trips to areas such as Moab. We also enjoy the fact that Grand Junction is a smaller community where you can get to know people on a more intimate basis. It is also a very giving community. I have had the privilege of being a member of Kiwanis and several other organizations and am constantly amazed at the level of generosity shown in this small town.
How long have you worked in real estate?
What would you consider your specialty?
I work primarily in the residential real estate market however when you live in a town the size of Grand Junction my team also has a considerable amount of commercial clients and investors. I am a member of the KW Luxury Home Division and Global Property Services Division. I love to work with relocation clients and ran a relocation business for several years before we opened our Keller Williams office in 2007. With a background in international business I am looking to expand my horizons by working with international clients as well.
Do you have any accreditations or certifications?
I have a lot of “alphabet soup” behind my name which gives me a higher level of knowledge when working with my clients. I have earned the (CRS) Certified Residential Specialist which less than 4 percent of Realtors in the U.S. have obtained. In addition I have obtained the GRI (Graduate of the Realtor Institute), ePRO and IMSD (Internet Marketing Specialist Designations, and SRES which is a Seniors Residential Specialist. Currently, I am the communications chairperson and spokesperson for western Colorado for the Colorado Association of Realtors. I was recently appointed as the treasurer for the Colorado Chapter of CRS.
What is the most challenging/ gratifying aspect of what you do?
Helping people realize the dream of home ownership would definitely be the most gratifying aspect of being a Realtor. To see the excitement on a client’s face when walking into their first home is very special! The most challenging thing about being in real estate is not necessarily being able to help everyone, whether it is the fact that they owe more than their property is worth or that they don’t qualify to buy the home they want.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a home today?
Work with an experienced agent who can offer you proper guidance and representation! In addition, be prequalified with a good mortgage broker which is very important in a market with low inventory. In multiple offer situations, having a prequalification letter could be the one thing to give you the competitive edge.
What do you see in the future of real estate sales/prices?
For the Grand Junction area I see a fairly flat market over the next few years with prices slowly edging up along with inventory. Due to lack of new job creation, I don’t believe we will see the boom currently being experienced in the Front Range market.
Why should someone use you as a real estate agent?
Because my team and I have over 40 years of combined real estate experience in this market and work together to provide an exceptional level of expertise and customer service to our clients. For buyers we have a great new mobile application to assist them in their home search. Lastly, with our team of three agents there is always someone available to help you.