Austen Rosenthal Broker/Realtor Colorado Home Finder Realty
I grew up in Littleton, Colorado and absolutely love my state! I graduated from Columbine High School and Metropolitan State University. While in college, I studied journalism and technical communication. I had lofty dreams of working in the media as a producer/director. I graduated in 2009 and unfortunately the timing was poor; the market had just crashed. Companies were not hiring new people, in fact, they were laying people off. So that is when I decided I wanted to be my own boss. I continued bar tending to pay the bills and started pursuing my real estate license. I got licensed in 2010 and immediately knew it was a good fit. The few clients I had in the beginning enjoyed my style and work ethic and I realized that I could make a career out of it. It’s not just a job for me now, I’ve learned how to truly run a business. It’s something that I really enjoy doing because I get to help people achieve their goals of home ownership and investing into their future.
I truly value customer service. It is important in all careers to value people, but especially in real estate. I appreciate my clients and actually love what I do for a living. If one is just seeking money and checks, they will not be successful in this business. I really enjoy the feeling I get when I make a client happy and get them the home of their dreams! I like helping educate people and teaching them why real estate is the best investment they can make. I am unique because I can literally get along with anyone. I relate to them in one way or another and make them feel comfortable with me. That way, when I’m doing a deal with them, they trust me and understand that I have their best interests at heart. I’m always working and always available for my clients. Outside of work, you can usually find me spending time with my family. They are what drives me to be successful and are my motivation. My wife, 3- year-old son, and I live in Parker and we do a lot of playing. My hobbies (when I have time :) include golf, snowboarding, soccer, travel, food/wine, and I am a huge sports enthusiast.
About my business
For the first 5 years I was doing real estate, I was teaching myself the business with no guidance and no plan. I knew that I liked the business and that I was good at it, but there were a lot of moments where I feared I could not sustain an income that I desired. I worked for Keller Williams and Cherry Creek , Properties and was flying completely solo. I loosely had a mentor that I was assigned but they were not really helping me at all. Somehow, I was still able to grow and find success which was selling a little under 3 million per year. Then I switched to Colorado Home Finder Realty. While here, I have almost tripled my business. In 2015 I did 21 transactions for about 6.1 Million. In 2016, I jumped to 24 deals for 7.6 Million. And last year (2017) I sold 27 homes for about 8.3 Million. The key for me was layering in the online lead platform. I had always relied on my sphere of influence for all of my deals. Now with a good lead conversion of about 4-5% of the CHFR leads I’m converting, that makes up more than 50% of my business. My primary specialties include first time home buyers, relocation, listings, repeat buyers/investors, and new construction. I am a very strong negotiator and have the same ability to build rapport with other agents as I do with new clients. The culture and leads at CHFR have totally made my business explode! The things that our company provides are unlike any other company. The advice I’d have for future agents with our company, is just to be patient with the leads. Keep working them and nurturing them and eventually they will pan out. My goal is to close a 1+million dollar CHFR lead this year!
Here are a few of the reviews I’ve received: -Austen provided us excellent service and professionalism throughout the sale of our home. Austen was sincere and helpful from beginning to end. He was flexible with timings when we requested him to be available for every showing since our home had many special features. I would without hesitation recommend to family and friends. I would like to extend a special Thank You to Austen. -Austen was extremely helpful in selling our home. He helped us establish a selling price that garnered a lot of interest the minute our house hit the market. Because of his expertise, my family did not spend a lot of time in our home the weekend our house went on the market. The foot traffic he helped generate brought multiple offers on our home all of which exceeded our expectations. When we finally sold our home we were surprised at what we walked away with, but Austen was not. Austen is an agent who really knows what he is doing and if you listen to his advice you will not be disappointed. -Austen was great to work with in the purchase of our first home. He was very responsive and helpful throughout the process. I'd absolutely recommend Austen to anyone looking to buy or sell! -Austen is fantastic! He helped us sell our home and buy our new home. He is honest, hard working and very responsive. I'd absolutely recommend to anyone that they use Austen to help them buy or sell their home.
When I was new to real estate and young, I really needed some help. Unfortunately, my mentors did next to nothing to help me. They liked collecting their part of the commission checks I was earning, but that’s about it. I promised myself that if I ever found myself in a similar role, that I would be different!! I am honored that Colorado Home Finder values my expertise and has put me in a position to help others. I have a few mentees now that have reminded me what it is like to be in new in the business. It is HARD!! For my team and mentees, I fully intend on making them successful agents and will do whatever it takes. I will help them with our system and increase their conversion rate on the CHFR leads. But that is just one platform, I will also help them work their sphere of influence, get referrals, and execute marketing on a small budget. Most importantly, I will help them go from good conversations and leads, to appointments, to closings! I am happy to go with them on appointments/showings, or take them with on mine. I will also help them with negotiations on deals. I am open to helping with whatever comes up and whatever they ask of me.
3900 S Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80235