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Benefiting The Central City Opera House

APRIL 17–19, 2009

Friday & Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM



7711 E. Academy Boulevard, Denver 80230


3-Day Admission Ticket: $10 or $8 at King Soopers

Free Show & Special Event Parking



Preview Party: Thursday, April 16, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Early Shopping & Cocktail Party with Gourmet Buffet Dinner

Vintage fashion show styled by Charlie Price of Bravo’s Shear Genius

$150/person ($90/person age 35 & under)


Lecture Luncheon: Friday, April 17, 10 AM

Featuring Toni Garner, nationally-acclaimed floral designer &

co-author of Country French Florals & Interiors with Charles Faudree. Her topic

is “Bringing Garden Flowers into Your Home”. • $85/person


Highlights of the Show: Saturday, April 18, 11 AM

Tour with Show Manager Gerry Nagel. Learn why certain pieces rise

above others in quality and value. • FREE with admission ticket


Lecture Brunch: Sunday, April 19, 10 AM

Colorado native, David Tryba, a leading national architect and

urban developer will speak. • $40/person


(All Special Events include a 3-Day Admission Ticket)




Perry & Co, is the Presenting Sponsor for L’Esprit de Noel Holiday Home Tour 2008

Excerpt from an article written by Mike Powell

Originally published in New York Times: April 7, 2009


Denver, CO 


A three-bedroom three-bath town house in a condominium complex (1205 S. Monaco Pkwy)

1205 South Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224 








This town house is in the French Quarter, a condominium complex built in 1969 in southeast Denver. Across the street is Garland Park, which has tennis courts and a small lake. The Cherry Creek Bike Path, a 40-mile-long paved trail, is a block away. The 1205 South Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224surrounding area is mixed-use: strip malls, other town home complexes and larger businesses, many along South Colorado Boulevard, about 1.5 miles to the west.  Also nearby is the 16th Street Mall, a 16-block-long pedestrian mall that runs through downtown Denver.



The current owners, both architects, made major renovations to the main level, according to the listing agent.  Coat and shoe closets were added, an island was put into the kitchen, and walls were knocked down to open up the kitchen, living and dining areas. The 1205 South Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224 - Bedroomliving room’s fireplace is wood-burning.  The owners also finished the basement.  It currently has an office, a children’s arts-and-crafts area, a media room wired for home theater, a bathroom and a washer/dryer.  The complex has an indoor pool and clubhouse.



There are three bedrooms upstairs. The master suite has a walk-in closet and bathroom; the other two bedrooms share a bath.

1205 South Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80224 - Patio 


There is a fenced-in wooden deck off the kitchen.



$819 (estimated for the next owner)




Perry & Co. Real Estate Professionals Agent Corrie Lee, (303) 817-9266

Perry & Co. Real Estate Professionals, Denver, CO - perryandco.comPerry & Co. Vice President Jon Larrance will be joining Jim Walberg of Caribbean Islands Realty, Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner in Australia, and Bruce Hiatt of Las Vegas’ Luxury Realty Group on a panel moderated by Victor Lund of the WAV Group to discuss “The Power of Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Blogging Tactics of Top Luxury Professionals” at the upcoming 7th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat.


Those familiar with real estate blogs will know Jim Walberg as the guru of, not only, Caribbean fractionals but luxury real estate in general.  Jim was an active blogger before most of us had ever heard the word “blog“. 


Bruce Hiatt is an expert at using all the tools that the internet has to offer a real estate company and agent.  In fact, Bruce directly attributes over 30% of Luxury Realty Group’s total sales to their blogsite alone. 


Michael Marquette is recognized the world over due to his vast reaching usage of social networking platforms.  With its innovative news and information sourcing, the Marquette Turner website boasts of being the “number one visited luxury real estate website in Australia”. 


Jon Larrance of Perry & Co.Jon Larrance‘s special interest lies in exploiting the practical business applications inherent in everyday internet functions.  Jon is an active blogger, fan of Web 2.0, and has made it his personal mission to get all Perry & Co. Agents adept in at least one social networking platform.  Although Jon is a licensed Realtor, he often gets more pleasure from teaching than from selling.  Click here to read Jon’s latest blog on Social Networking For Real Estate Professionals.


Victor Lund is known for his in-depth analyses of what technology it takes to succeed in luxury real estate.  Victor’s articles on the topic are often featured in the much revered Inman News.  Victor has undertaken the arduous task of keeping the discussion panel within the hour allotted on Tuesday, April 29, 2009, 10:30am, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas.


Member of Who's Who in Luxury Real EstateLuxury Real Estate is an international network with more than 60 countries representing the finest residential luxury estates and property brokerages in the world.  Each selected member has been recognized as a leader in the marketing of distinctive and luxury properties, committed to high performance, professionalism and quality service.


Here is a sample of possible panel discussion points:
1.  What Social Networks do you use?  Discuss how your audience changes in each network. 
2.  Explain in a few minutes how social networking is integrated into your marketing strategy and positioning of your service and your company. 
3.  How is your primary website used in your social networking strategy?
4.  How do you engage agents in your brokerage to extend the voice of your personal and company social networking?
5.  How do you integrate training into your social networking?
6.  Talking vs. contributing – what is the balance between publishing, listening and commenting?
7.  How do you integrate other devices and software into your social networking to increase effectiveness?


The panel invites you to follow the discussion through Twitter.
Luxury Real Estate – luxurylounge
Victor Lund – victorlund

Jon Larrance – perryandco

Jim Walberg – jimwalbeg

Bruce Hiatt – luxuryrealtygrp

Michael Marquette – mmarquette


UPDATE TO POST (5/8/09) – Here are some of the hot Tips For Realtors discussed on 4/28:

The Power of Social Networking For Real Estate Professionals: Facebook & LinkedIn Tips
Blogging Tips

Twitter Tips


Written by Perry & Co Real Estate Professionals, Denver, CO

PEBC Charity Art Show InvitationThe Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) will be the beneficiary of an art and residence sale of a Capitol Hill mansion built in 1908.  The residence at 740 Marion Street is owned by local collector, Holly Parker.


Peggy McGivern's The art includes pieces by many artists, prominently featuring the work of Peggy McGivern.  PEBC President, Rosann B. Ward, stated, “We are so grateful for the contribution by Holly Parker to benefit PEBC.  The sale of her outstanding collection of art will be of great benefit to PEBC and will support the educators and students of Colorado’s public schools.”


Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) is a Colorado-based non-profit partnership of business and education leaders committed to strengthening our public schools and improving academic achievement for all students.  For the past 26 years, PEBC has worked with more than 17,000 principals and teachers in K-12 education, impacting over 1,000 schools and one million students.


The house including the art will be open for public viewing on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 740 Marion Street.

Perry & Co. Staff 3-shotOn March 17, 2009, we won’t be adding green dye to our drinks (it doesn’t change the color of coffee anyway), but we will be continuing our efforts to add “green” thinking to our business practices.  Like most of you, we’ve learned how to adjust our thinking to conserve energy, to recycle, to car-pool – but it’s one thing to think about doing it and quite another to actually do it.

Perry & Co. Real Estate Professionals, Denver, CO - perryandco.comAt Perry & Co., we’ve been recycling all of our business paper for many years.  The recognizable blue bins can be seen at every staff person’s desk and at all our printing stations.  We recycle so much that Denver Recycles gave us our own dumpsters.

As most of you know, we tour our new property listings every week – ensuring that any agent answering the phone at our floor desk has actually seen your home and can answer questions about it.  Plus, all of us are passionate about real estate and this weekly trip allows us to see and feel what we sell.  This requires a LOT of driving, all over metro Denver, and frankly, it’s too important to give up.  So, the tour is planned a day in advance to allow for the most efficient use of time and gas.  And, of course, we car-pool.  I’m always amazed at how many agents can comfortably fit into Dagley Arnold’s Mini Cooper, or Katie Hulings’ Toyota Prius.

Direct mail, flyers and brochures are used to sell our listings and they are an important part of our marketing efforts.  While it’s comforting to know that ALL of our printed materials can be recycled once they are received, we also use a 30% recycled-paper product for printing.  In addition, we limit mailings that require envelopes, preferring to market using postcards.  Three years ago we brought a lot of our printing in-house to alleviate trips to the copy center.  Additionally, all company printers are default set to print two-sided.

Of course, it’s always lights out at the end of the day and now that Daylight Savings Time is here and it’s lighter throughout the afternoon we keep our upstairs lights down in our headquarters office to keep it cooler during the warm weather. 

EcoBroker LogoSeveral of our agents have their EcoBroker designation – Dave Browning, Karen Nichols and Mary Sullivan-Ridge – and are educated about green building techniques for remodeling and retrofitting homes to conserve, and re-use, energy.

Several other Perry & Co. Agents committed themselves to getting the National Association of Realtors’ Green Designation this year in honor of St. Patrick.  They include Amy Shonstrom, Corrie Lee, Diana Garrett and Barb Sheldon.

We’re always open to new ideas about being green and would love to hear yours.  The patron saint of Ireland would probably be glad to know that folks are using the “green” moniker and his namesake day to be more responsible, more respectful and ultimately gentler towards this beautiful planet we call home (Don’t forget Earth Day is right around the corner on April 22nd).

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at Perry & Co. – where Green is a standard business practice!


Written by Perry & Co Marketing Director Lorrie Grillo

Perry & Co. Real Estate Professionals, Denver, CO - perryandco.comAre you searching for your next home in the Denver area that has that great neighborhood “feel”…comfortable and friendly, social, yet private?  Well this is it!  Located within Greenwood Village, Sundance Hills with its sprawling homes on generous lots, this neighborhood is reminiscent of growing up in that suburban neighborhood, where the trees were tall, streets were wide, and homes had a welcoming presence.  People love Sundance Hills!   Within the neighborhood, there is always something planned, from socials at the pool to movie nights for the kids (Sundance Hills Movie Night 3/21/09).  Cherry Creek ReservoirSituated close to Cherry Creek Reservoir and State Park, it is easy to spend your afternoon boating or enjoying the beach and swimming on a hot summer day.  Recreational activities abound from hiking, camping, fishing to model airplane flying.  You are close to the Denver Technological Center and LightRail which provides easy access to Downtown Denver to watch the Rockies, Nuggets, Avalanche, or Broncos.  This property is located within the Nationally Recognized Cherry Creek School District with K-12 all within 2 miles.


10452 E Ida Place10452 E Ida Place boasts an open floorplan with vaulted ceilings and expansive windows allowing for our Colorado sunshine to brighten your rooms.  The first floor includes a generous family room, with brick fireplace and bar/entertainment area, perfect for gathering with family and friends.  Two sets of sliding doors open to the back patio and lush professionally landscaped backyard, bringing the beautiful outdoors in …making it ideal for entertaining.  With a 10452 E Ida Place Patiotranquil waterfall, one can get “lost” after a busy day.  Completing the home, the first floor includes an office with built in bookshelves, ample laundry/mud room, dining and formal living room.  Upstairs boasts 3 large bedrooms plus the master.  The finished basement is a perfect “haven” for the kids to spend time with friends.


Don’t miss out.  Call me, 303-809-5021 for your private showing today, and make it home!


10452 E Ida Place is being marketed exclusively by Claire Averill with Perry & Co.

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Cherry Creek NorthThere are many reasons to live in Cherry Creek; the proximity to world-class restaurants and shopping, the pedestrian-friendliness of the area, the Cherry Creek Trail is nearby, and nearly all of the services you could need are right there!  Where else could you walk to the dentist, drop off your dry cleaning, do some grocery shopping, grab lunch with a friend, go for a long bike ride in the afternoon and end up at a spa for a massage?  Cherry Creek has it all – check out this building’s WalkScore of 86.  There are many choices when thinking about relocating to the Cherry Creek neighborhood, but living at 333 S. Monroe St. is one of the best choices you could make.  Whether you are downsizing from Cherry Hills, or moving from out of town, this is the place you’ll want to live! 


Monroe PointeUnit 511 at Monroe Pointe offers the convenience of a lock-and-leave home, the security of a building staffed with a lobby attendant 24/7, the ability to walk out the door and ride your bike on the trail, or go around the corner to the heart of Cherry Creek.  This brand-new, sophisticated, contemporary condominium boasts hardwood floors, an open floorplan, closet built-ins to die for, Viking appliances, 2 bedrooms plus a den, 2 full baths plus a powder room, a huge deck which is plumbed for your gas grill.  With walls of windows and spacious living areas, you want to move right in!  There is lots of storage and two underground parking spaces! It is offered for $1,295,000 (compare $524 price per square foot to other new construction in Cherry Creek and you’ll see the value).


Contact Carla Bartell, Gina Cornelison or Courtney Ranson for more information and to schedule a private showing.  Close before May 15, 2009 and receive 3 months of HOA paid.

Observatory ParkObservatory Park is one Denver’s premier neighborhoods for so many reasons, including its proximity to public transportation, DTC, Downtown, DU, and so many great schools (private or public).  The 7500 sq. ft. lots have beckoned the builders and as such the neighborhood has seen much redevelopment!  How is the neighborhood currently faring?  Well, let’s take a look.  All data reported is from the Denver MetroList.


Sold Properties:

11 homes closed Jan. 1, 2009 – Feb. 23-2009.  These homes ranged in price from $200,000 to $1,700,000.  In the last 6 months (Sept 1, 2008), 31 homes have sold after being on the market an average of 154 days.  The difference in selling price from the original list price was -6.78%.


Active Properties:

There are currently 88 properties on the market, ranging in price from $200,000 to $2,095,000.  The current average days on market for these 88 properties is 198.  The current list price is 4.4% less than their original list price.  Of these 88 properties, only 15 of them are less than $500,000.  36 of them are over $1,000,000, that is a 12 month supply considering the 3 sold in January however none in February, which leads me to believe that the top end in Observatory Park will be coming down.


Brad ColburnIf you’re thinking about Observatory Park, whether buying or selling, please give me a call.  See for yourself, 2450 S. Garfield St. is fantastic home priced properly at $425,900.



Written by Perry & Co. Real Estate Agent Brad Colburn

Downtown DenverUrban living with an easy walk to the 16th Street Mall and downtown Denver coupled with the residential feel and privacy of tree-lined streets and Queen Anne mansions, makes Swallow Hill the ideal choice!


Close to live music, like the Fillmore, or to theater and opera, you have culture at your fingertips!  And the Seventeenth Avenue corridor is a diner’s delight, full of restaurant choices – from Asian to Italian to American.  Across the street from Swallow Hill is Marczyk’s Grocery, Deli and wine shop, the perfect shopping experience!


1631 Emerson St #313#313 is a one bedroom with an open den, two full baths, granite countertops, stackable washer and dryer, secure underground parking and private balcony.  With wood floors and designer paint, this home is sophisticated chic and convenient to urban living, working, playing and shopping.  Pictured here is the kitchen, which is open and perfect for entertaining.  There are custom light fixtures throughout this home.  The walk-in closet in the master suite provides ample storage.  The steel structure has 8½ inches of poured concrete between each floor to provide every resident with peace and quiet. Click here for more information on #311.  Or click here for more information on #313


To schedule your private showing please contact one of the Perry & Co. Swallow Hill team:  Mary Sullivan-Ridge720-217.5895, or Brooke Granville, 303.907.1821