Meet Aaron Lebovic.
Originally from the Chicago area, Aaron attended and graduated from the University of Denver in 2002, and then moved back to Chicago to start his real estate investing adventure. Then in 2007 he moved back here because he missed Colorado.
Happily married to a former middle school teacher named Sarah, they have two adorable kids – BenG (3) and Abby (1). The Lebovics love to travel but with two little humans, a lot of their time is occupied with work and running the kids around to birthday parties, soccer, and swim classes.
The Lebovic family has hosted a couple of MazelTogether supported events this past year and have brought together families with young children to enjoy traditions, make new friends and celebrate parenthood. Let’s find out more about Aaron, his family and his passion for real estate.
How do you ‘do Jewish’ in Colorado?
My family and I love the Jewish scene in Colorado! There’s so many options. We’ve done Honeymoon Israel, Jewish Baby University, and we love going to Rodef Shalom’s children’s events in the park, HEA’s musical shabbat service, and our son goes to Temple Sinai for daycare. It’s such a great and welcoming community.
How long have you been working as a real estate agent?
I’ve been in the industry for 18 years as a real estate investor, educator, and traditional agent. I’ve personally invested in over 100 homes and I’ve taught thousands of Colorado investors and real estate agents over that period of time. Just in the last 5 years alone I’ve helped over 100 families buy or sell a home.
What got you into the real estate industry?
I got started in real estate back in 2002 by partnering with my father and uncle who were actively buying and selling homes at foreclosure auctions in Chicago. With them and on my own I’ve invested in over 130 properties in 4 states.
What percentage of your clients are buyers? What percentage are sellers?
I’m very close to 50% home buyers and 50% home sellers. My clients range from young families having kids and needing a larger space (upsizing), to empty nesters that don’t need all their space (downsizing). I also often work with people on their job relocation, estate sale, and divorce situation as well. Whether a joyous or somber occasion, it means the world that I get to help people as an adviser through life’s transitions.
Which neighborhoods do you primarily work in?
My office is in the Denver Tech Center and I live in Southeast Denver. Ultimately I’m a negotiating and marketing expert, and my job is to educate and inform my clients so they’re equipped to make empowered decisions. I’m licensed to do that anywhere in the state of Colorado, however my focus is in the Denver Metro area from Castle Rock to Erie, and Golden to Aurora.
What marketing tools do you use to help your clients?
For sellers, marketing is one of the most important aspects of my job, and it’s where I spend the most amount of money on behalf of my clients. I schedule a staging consultation with my designer, professional photography, floorplan drawings, and of course my listings are marketed in over 300 websites including all the portals that consumers are using to look for homes. For home buyers, I use what’s available through public and private portals and it doesn’t hurt that most active real estate agents in the area know who I am and that their client will have a better experience by accepting my client’s offer. I also have a sizable database of home buyers and sellers and a strong social media presence which helps my clients too.
What advice do you have for first time home buyers?
My advice for any buyer is to not go at it alone. With technology and easy access to information, it might be tempting. There’s over 20,000 real estate licensees in the Denver metro area. Over half won’t do one single transaction this year, and 25% of them will do 4 or less. Since this is usually the biggest investment of most people’s lives, having a trusted adviser who has a good reputation, sharp negotiation skills, and can take a consultative approach to helping you through the process can make a bid difference in your experience and to your wallet.
Are there any funny/odd questions you get asked as an agent?
The most common question from first time home buyers is “How much do you cost?” They don’t know that when I represent them to buy a home, it’s almost always the seller’s agent that pays me, not the buyer. So I don’t cost buyers anything and that’s usually a very pleasant surprise.
Which of the home improvement shows is your absolute favorite and why?
I feel like I’m living in an entertainment vacuum at the moment. Movies and TV shows are pretty limited with all I’ve got going on. Plus I’ve been involved in the filming of a few of those shows over the years, and I happen to know what’s real and what’s not. I won’t ruin it for you 😉
Ready to begin your house hunt?
Many of us invest little time in researching the person that we will be trusting to guide us and our family through our home buying or selling process. If you’re looking for a real estate agent to save you time, money and large amounts of stress, take the time to meet Aaron, ask him your questions and see if he’s the fit for you and your individual needs.
Aaron Lebovic is here to help you buy a new home or sell your current home. With his experience and leadership in the field he’ll do his best to make your buying experience as smooth as possible.
Just like most of us, Aaron is a dad to 2 youngsters and is most likely powered by coffee! I’m sure he’d love to take you out for some. If you are ready to move to the next step, get in touch with him today!
Seasoned Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty
Phone: (303) 250-4440