The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - By Shay Cas­tle

For peo­ple try­ing to buy a house in Boul­der County, 2015 was rough. For peo­ple sell­ing a home, and the agents rep­re­sent­ing them, it was a very good year.

Re/Max of Boul­der reached a new bench­mark of $1 bil­lion in sales, a 22 per­cent in­crease over 2014, said D.B. Wil­son of Re/Max.

“We set a goal as a com­pany of $1 bil­lion, and we did just over that,” Wil­son said. “We helped a lot of fam­i­lies find a place to stay.”

Al­though year-end fig­ures on coun­ty­wide sales were not avail­able, mid-2015 data from Re/Max showed that me­dian home prices rose 10 per­cent from the mid­dle of 2014.

The of­fice’s 103 agents bro­kered slightly less than 2,200 res­i­den­tial trans­ac­tions in the metro area.

The trans­ac­tions, most of which were in Boul­der County, were up about 7.5 per­cent from the pre­vi­ous year.

“Some­times, we’ve had buy­ers that lost out 10 times,” Wil­son said. “There are a lot of peo­ple that find their dream home and make a really good of­fer, and some­body else does out­bid them. It’s definitely quite an emo­tional ex­pe­ri­ence and can be chal­leng­ing in that re­gard.”


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