Lois Purtell - KRES

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Lois Purtell - KRES - WK Real Estate Broker
About Lois Purtell - KRES

Highlights of My Experience: Lois Purtell

I have been a Realtor in Boulder County for 40 years and still enjoy every minute of every transaction!  Each transaction brings unique and diverse issues, and I am constantly alert to the needs and hopes of each of my buyers and sellers. As an Agent, I am a dedicated advocate for my clients. It is my goal to help my clients understand all of the steps of the home buying and selling processes. It is also my goal to counsel and advise my clients so that they are satisfied that they have been treated with  professionalism, respect and care. 

Boulder’s real estate market is constantly changing and evolving, and it is my duty to be knowledgeable about issues as they surface.  Therefore, I am constantly attending classes and seminars to keep abreast of the real estate world.  After 30+ happy years in this profession, I have learned a lot, and hope to give my clients the benefit of my experience.

Considered an expert regarding schools, volunteerism, outdoor activities and of course, the Boulder County housing market and it’s history, I am fond of helping my clients understand and appreciate all that our community has to offer. As an involved community member, I am a strong resource for all of your needs; bankers, doctors, schools, restaurants, tennis lessons and sports clubs, philanthropy, shopping, C.U., and childcare.

I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and earned my B.S. in English Education at Michigan State University. After college, I moved to Chicago, Illinois, and worked as a teacher in Chicago’s inner city schools. After moving to Boulder in 1976, I began my career in real estate in 1978. Moving to Boulder and becoming a Realtor were two of the best decisions I ever made.

My husband Tom and I live in North Boulder with our 2 dogs.  We have three lovely children, all of whom graduated from the outstanding Boulder public school system.  Our daughter, Elizabeth was recently married and lives in Hugo, Colorado with her husband Michael and their son. We also have two married sons, Michael, who lives in Seattle with his wife, Shannon, and David, who lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife, Jamie, and our 2 other grandchildren.

As a longstanding member of Boulder’s community, I enjoy so much of everything Boulder has to offer.  I am a hiker, a gardener, and a general outdoor enthusiast.  I also have enjoyed volunteering for philanthropic and charitable organizations. I have been involved with Boulder County Safehouse, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Blue Sky Bridge, United Way, and Mother House.  It has also been my joy to be a class parent and room mother for my daughter’s classes for 18 years! Currently I am involved with The Humane Society of Boulder County, The Buffalo Bicycle Classic benefiting C.U., and The Center of the American West.

5/5 Based on 3 Ratings
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My husband and I were currently living over seas in another country when we wanted to purchase a home in the United States. When we inquired through friends and family about a realtor, Lois' name came up. So we contacted her and since we were not there to visit the property in person, we were at a disadvantage and had to rely on Lois even more than normal. She was wonderful at being our eyes and doing some footwork that we should have been responsible for doing, had we been there. She was even good about working with us in our time zone, which was 16 hours ahead of the time zone that she was in. In addition, she was great about giving us candid feedback. After our offer was accepted, we were really impressed by the wonderful timeline itinerary that she provided for us to follow in order to stay on track. She always responded very promptly to all questions, even if it was to just let us know that she received our inquiry and needed to investigate further. We found Lois to be very knowledgeable, extremely helpful in the advice she gave, and truly a nice person. Not once did we ever feel neglected and always felt like she totally represented us in our quest to purchase our home.
Lois is an invaluable resource when searching for real estate in Boulder having helped us to purchase two homes in the past 5 years - once for ourselves and once for our daughter who has disabilities. When we came to Boulder we didn't know specifically what we were looking for in terms of mountain, city center or outskirts of town. She identified and we toured several houses from each category that also met our other criteria. With a whirlwind 3 days of looking, we identified and decided to place an offer on our current home. Lois was extremely helpful in negotiating an excellent price and terms for the purchase. A few years later, when we started looking for an independent living situation for our daughter, she was extremely patient in dealing with our indecision and lack of clarity over what we were looking for ultimately helping us find a perfect townhouse that met all her needs.
After our son had three excellent transactions - two purchases and one selling - with Lois Purtell, we felt that she was the obvious choice when we decided to downsize. We first listed and sold our home in northwest Boulder. Lois then helped us secure a rental until we found a new home. After showing us numerous properties, she found a perfect place for us to settle.
Every step of this process ran smoothly because of Lois' professionalism and caring. We would definitely recommend her services!

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