I am a professional Realtor®, CDPE® who loves people and real estate. I serve Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson, counties in beautiful Colorado. Call me now! 720.255.7148
Get to know Lou Farris
I am a dedicated Colorado real estate professional. I hold the Realtor® and CPDE® designations, and I am involved in gaining additional education on a variety of topics from real estate valuation methods to real estate statistical analysis, among the scores of articles, classes and subjects in the field. I love architecture and the history of housing, and the possibilities I help create for real estate ownership in Colorado.
I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in Management of Human Resources and Liberal Arts -Elementary Education, with emphasis on Gifted Education, as well as an MBA in Global Management. I have held an ABr designaton, and currently hold the CDPE® designation. I cannot underscore this passion for learning, and read several books a month on a variety of topics. I take an average of 32 hrs of continuing education per year to help me serve you better.
As a practitioner in the field of Professional Real Estate services, I seek first to educate people on the values of understanding the foundations of personal financial management and tutor all of my clients on running their personal finances like a business with proprietary tools I have developed for them. I show Buyers and Sellers the need to treat their real estate and mortgages wtih respect as investments in their financial futures. I caution them against becoming overly speculative, and help them understand the effect today's actions have in the future.
I have researched hundreds of programs, books, tapes, and seminars on financial management, including college coursework. Much of what I found was very complicated to follow, and looked too cumbersome to make it practical at an individual level. To that end i have worked to design tools that are easy to use, effective, and applicable to day-to-day living, where someone is in position to purchase or sell their home, or to help them understand how to "dig out" from a mess they are in.
I have incorporated these tools into my presentations, and am seeing them make differences in people's lives. I continue to research the topic, and look at many programs that are offered by radio, or TV, internet, or in the library and bookstores, and continue to purusue advanced degrees and certificates to find ways to make people's lives better.
My goal is to make real estate ownership or sale understandable and efficient for my clients and customers alike.
Lou Farris's Blog Posts
I specialize in real estate services, dealing with a gamut of people:
First Time Buyers First Time Sellers Investor Services HUD Home sales Preforeclosure Workouts Distressed Property Sales 1031 Exchanges Financial Management Counseling for Building Personal Wealth Public Speaking on Wealth Mnagement
If it is, or is on a piece of dirt, I want to work with it. I have mud in my veins, and love the whole process of working with real estate. I really enjoy helping people understand the joy of homeownership, through education seminars, and briefings. I also post in a variety of forums, including here on Active Rain.
I study many things to maintain a close understanding of the markets in Colorado. From NAR and state economic forecasts, to my personal and first hand knowledge of the more than 70,000 visits to homes I have made. I attend many seminars, take a number of classes in the areas that will help me better serve the public with timely education about what property values are, why they are at a particular point in a given area, and what the prognosis of the area is in relationship to their investment in real estate.
Testimonials for Lou Farris
DG and WG10/08/2013
Lou helped us own a home, and guided us through the processes involved. He has to be the most patient person in the world, as he continued to work with us, even when we made some mistakes, and helped us find a nice home in the neighborhood we wanted to live in. We're happy to refer our friends to him.
Lou directed me to resources that have helped us keep our home and reduce our payments, considerably. He is a great professional resource.
Lou helped me through a situation with a lender that changed servicers 17 times in the process of my sale. He was diligent, persistent, and we closed the sale to everyone'' satisfaction. Hew told me he would get this closed, and he did. Never once did he back down from Bank of America.
Lou helped me avoid a foreclosure through a short sale with two lenders. In spite o fthe lenders delaying and causing problems, he kept his word and got my property sold. He is tenacious and persistent, and never gives up.
G & M D01/09/2012
Lou was thorough, patient, professional, and made sure that all of our questions, needs, and wants were met. We gave him difficult criteria to meet, and he helped us buy a home that met our needs and our wants.