Growing up on a family farm in western Kansas, Doug Hutchins learned about hard work at an early age. At age 10 he started working on the farm doing small jobs and by age 13 he was driving a tractor. His father engrained in him a strong work ethic and a philosophy of achieving excellence in anything he does. Throughout high school he excelled at football and academics, which gave him the opportunity to attend and play football for Colorado State University. In college he achieved excellence in the classroom and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He obtained his CPA after college and worked for one of the top accounting firms in the United States before returning to graduate school at the prestigious Anderson School of Business at UCLA. In 2003, Doug took on the challenge of real estate. “Real estate and real estate investing had always interested me, so in 2003 I decided to become a residential real estate broker and pursue my passion for real estate.”
The same dedication and pursuit of excellence that Doug was taught from an early age also applies to his real estate career. It is quickly apparent when you start discussing real estate with Doug that he is not the normal real estate agent. “I believe knowledge and dedication to serving my clients are the two critical factors for success in real estate.” He established a mission statement early in his career that guides his everyday actions: “To provide superior real estate services to my clients by closely listening to their needs, developing the highest level of trust and providing them the information and expertise needed to complete a successful real estate transaction.”
To ensure he is knowledgeable, Doug has achieved the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation which is the highest professional designation awarded to Realtors in the residential sales field. Less than 4% of all Realtors hold this designation. To earn his CRS, Doug had to take many rigorous classes and had to meet a high sales volume requirement. In addition, Doug earned the GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) designation, which required over 100 hours of classroom instruction on the intricacies of residential real estate. Doug also regularly takes educational courses on the latest real estate trends and issues.
One of Doug’s greatest strengths is his ability to communicate with his clients. He is always truthful, honest and easy to talk to. He places a high emphasis on listening to his clients which helps him understand their needs and wants when buying or selling a home.
Doug currently resides in Castle Pines North with his wife and two boys (with a girl on the way!). He is active in his community and is a Castle Pines North HOA #1 board member. Doug also sponsors the Castle Pines North Storm Swim Team. Other than his family, Doug’s passions include golf and scuba diving.
Doug works with buyers and sellers across metro Denver, but specializes in Douglas County real estate. Within Douglas County he works with numerous buyers and sellers in Castle Pines North, Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch.
If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, make sure you call or e-mail Doug to find out how Doug’s pursuit of excellence can make your real estate transaction a success. Make sure to ask for Doug’s Quarterly Real Estate Publication for metro Denver, which contains valuable statistics and information on the metro Denver real estate market.