I came to Colorado from my home state of Texas many years ago for a vacation. I loved it here so much, I never left! I did however bring with me the drive, energy and commitment that served me as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and now apply that to my real estate career. I started investing in real estate in the mid ’90’s in the Wash Park and Highlands neighborhoods. I fell in love with the architecture and ambiance our old Denver neighborhoods offered and began buying, renovating and selling houses and holding some as rentals. I became owner of Sun Investments, a real estate fix and flip company, and did my best to give back to the community by saving distressed properties. Bringing old homes back to life has been some of the most rewarding work I have ever done.
As a real estate broker I have sold everything from late 1800′s Victorians to new developments. Looking to buy? I will help you find the home that is just right for you AND is a good investment. Ready to sell? I understand the importance of maximizing your profit on your biggest investment – your home. I can help you with ideas to make your home show in its best light. Many times simple adjustments can make a big difference, getting you top dollar when you sell.
In 2008-’09 I was the exclusive listing agent for the Developer of Perry Row (10 luxury townhomes at 32nd and Perry in the Highlands). Despite the real estate crash, I successfully sold out the entire project by deadline then subsequently sold out the developer’s next project. When it comes to selling properties, I do what it takes to get the job done. I am a big believer in marketing and will pull out all the stops to give your house the best exposure possible. Professional photography, staging consultation, open houses, direct mailers, massive internet marketing and local newspaper advertising are all included in my services.
Interested in an investment property? Denver has one of the hottest real estate markets in the country and many investors are getting in on the action. This is one of my specialties. I can help you locate some great real estate investments in the best appreciating neighborhoods.
In today’s real estate market it is important to have an experienced, knowledgeable agent by your side to protect your best interests and negotiate the best possible deal for you. This is what I do. My client’s needs are paramount. I am always reachable and I consistently go above and beyond expectations to ensure a successful transaction for my clients.
Whether you are buying, selling or just contemplating, please give me a call! It would be my pleasure to help you.
"I just went through three transactions with Leigh. I was selling two rental condominiums in order to buy something in California. We discussed timing and process and Leigh was very helpful in helping me prepare the first condo for sale. I needed to do a few cosmetic touches in order to get top dollar (which we did) on the first. The second was a bit more tricky as it was not in a nearly as desirable complex as the first, and it was going to need to be a 1031 exchange. As that unit went under contract, I was rejected on my offer in California and then decided to invest in just one unit locally as the other places in California didn't check all my boxes. So in this market, in order to get something good, Leigh and I started searching here as the time frame on the 1031 is very limited. We found a good one and the seller was expecting multiple offers but Leigh was able to get my offer under contract over the others. There were a few glitches that needed to be overcome and of course, I was panicking slightly, but Leigh was very professional and always explained all my options clearly. You definitely need a conscientious professional in any market, but in the current Denver market you need someone like Leigh. She is my third realtor in Denver and by far the best of the three. I almost wish I had another place to sell! You cannot go wrong with Leigh and therefore I highly recommend her."Glen Robinson
“Leigh Gauger is a miracle worker! Less than 5 weeks after our first exploratory call to Nostalgic Homes, we signed contracts to sell our former house and buy our new one. Ours was not a typical situation, and Leigh found a way to help us get everything we wanted. She was patient, creative, persistent, and attentive. We were very lucky to have found her.”Steve & Melanie Tem
“Leigh Gauger was our realtor and she was nothing short of amazing. Now that the dust has settled and boxes have all been emptied, I wanted to express my gratitude for all of Leigh’s hard work as our realtor.Erica Barclay
Leigh helped us sell our bungalow in Park Hill and find a larger family home in Baker. She very efficiently sold our home for top dollar. We interviewed three realtors and Leigh recommended listing our home for $45,000 more than the other realtors. Naturally we wanted to make the most money, but we were nervous about such a large difference in price. Ultimately we chose Leigh because of her confidence and friendly disposition. We felt like she genuinely cared about selling our home and finding us a new place. We definitely made the right choice; our house was under contract within one day for full list price! If we would have listed with the other realtors, I am sure our home would have sold fast, but we would have lost out on a lot of profits. Thanks for maximizing our investment Leigh! I was also impressed by the photography of our home, it looked so good in the pictures it almost made me question moving. Almost.
Leigh also did an excellent job helping us navigate the low inventory Denver market. I was very impressed at how well Leigh knew the current housing market. Other realtors we had met with didn’t seem to be keeping pace with ever changing dynamics of the city. It was very apparent that Leigh had an astute knowledge of Denver’s neighborhood and helped us find a new location where our money went further. Ultimately, I am most appreciative of Leigh’s commitment and responsiveness. With so few houses on the market timing is everything. Leigh opened up her schedule and was able to show us homes on just a couple hours notice. To ensure we got our dream home, Leigh was corresponding with me until10:00pm writing up an offer. Needless to say we got the house and Leigh did an excellent job negotiating on our behalf. The next time we move (hopefully not for a while) we will definitely be contacting Leigh!”
“Leigh is a one of a kind broker that I would whole heartedly recommend to any developer or seller. Northwest Denver is lucky to have her in the neighborhood. From start to finish, Leigh took my projects to heart offering clear and valuable insights from floor plans to staging to get my projects sold. She diligently worked with all potential buyers, following up for weeks, months, even years to get to the closing table. She has a unique knack for keeping your product in the buyer’s mind without being too pushy. Leigh works to make each sale a win-win between buyer and seller so both can be equally happy. The buyers and buyer brokers of my properties have all complimented Leigh’s professionalism and diligence in making sales happen. She knows her stuff, she knows Northwest Denver and she knows how to close. Leigh is my broker.”Ilan Salzberg, Developer of Perry Row
“I worked with Leigh and she was fantastic! She was our realtor for two sales…not only were we buying a new home but also selling our current home. The purchase of our new home was contingent on the sale of our current home. In addition, we were expecting our second child in just a few months and time was of the essence. Leigh was great to work with. She would tell us what we needed to do in order to get our home sold, she had wonderful ideas and they all worked. We were able to get our home under contract in just 4 days! Unbelievable because it was right during the collapse of the market. I would highly recommend Leigh to any home buyer or seller. She is very knowledgeable about the market, very flexible and a joy to work with.”Stacey Gordon
“When selecting an agent to help sell our home, we were very impressed with Leigh’s sales record, professionalism, and enthusiasm. From start to finish, we felt as though the sale of our home was her very top priority. During the short time our house was on the market, Leigh was constantly researching other homes in the area to help us decide on what our strategy would be. As a result, we had a constant stream of showings, and eventually had a buyer. Leigh adapted very well to unusual circumstances that popped up along the way, and we were extremely impressed with her resourcefulness to get all of the available information to us to make decisions along the way. We believe that it was her knowledge of the market, marketing strategy, and energy that contributed to the quick sale of our home. We would definitely go to Leigh for any future property needs and highly recommend her to others looking for an exceptional agent.”The Gustafsons
“Leigh helped me purchase my first home. When it came time to decide which house to buy, I was finicky to say the least…someone who doesn’t purchase anything retail without first reading Consumer Reports and doing extensive research. So when it came time to buying a home, I wanted to feel secure in knowing that the home I was purchasing was well constructed and that the price was reasonable. Leigh’s extensive background in construction and real estate was reassuring. She was able to effectively communicate both the positives and negatives of the homes I was considering and what price I should expect to pay. Leigh put my mind at ease that the home I eventually ended up purchasing was exactly the right home for me. Not only was Leigh knowledgeable about the Denver market, but home hunting with Leigh was a blast! Over the 3 months we were searching, not a single day passed when we didn’t laugh.”Benjamin Stetler
“Leigh is pure pleasure to work with — happy and fun and she knows real estate. She has lived in Denver a long time and knows the neighborhoods, the hot spots, the well-kept secrets AND the best places to land a deal. We had lost out on a house — it went under contract right after we saw it during the open house. Leigh made such an impression with the selling agent that when the deal fell through, the agent called her to see if we still wanted it before it was ever listed again! This was our first home purchase and she was right by our side throughout the whole process. She was readily available with assistance and answers — I got emails and texts from her well into the evening when it was necessary. It’s like she never stops working for you. If you’re looking for someone who will walk you through buying and selling a home — and do it with a smile, Leigh is your realtor. She’s great!”Stephanie Wilson
“It was like shopping with a friend, she made it so easy and we welcomed her knowledge of older houses which led to the perfect fit. I would not hesitate in trusting her as your agent. I will miss her now that we have closed, that’s how much she tends after her clients! …dream agent=dream home.”A. LaBella
“We had a great experience with Leigh as our agent. She was very well prepared and knew the neighborhood. She understood our needs and was respectful of that at all times. She kept us informed at all times with feedback during showings, and during the sale. We thought so much of her that we recommended her to a friend even before our house was sold. You won’t go wrong by choosing Leigh.”The Salazars
“Leigh was a tremendous help by offering her support and condolences for my father passed unexpectedly in 2015. She was also a huge asset helping me list and sell his property when our family finally decided that would be our best decision. She handled nearly everything during the home sale process for us. She made what could have been an extremely confusing and stressful situation smooth and easy. I am highly satisfied with the results and level of service provided by Leigh and would highly recommend her to any potential clients.”Chris V.
"Leigh sold my house for me and I am so grateful to have had her as my agent. When I decided to sell my house, I was anxious about the task before me. From our first meeting and throughout the process, Leigh put me at ease. She was patient with all of my questions, had great ideas for getting the house ready and kept me fully informed throughout the process. She is extremely knowledgeable about real estate and her expertise and professionalism were impressive. Above all, her negotiation skills were the tops! She got me a higher price than I ever imagined possible for my house. Leigh made selling my house a pleasant and profitable experience! I will happily recommend Leigh to everyone I know looking for an outstanding agent!"Diane G.
"Leigh was very professional and followed through with everything she said she was going to do. I had many showings from many different agents. In my case not only did Leigh list my house she ended up finding the buyer as well. I would highly recommend Leigh Gauger."Tracey P.
"I've dealt with many a real estate agent over years of home ownership. But never have I worked with an agent more eager to please and who understands all the tricks of the trade. I knew which company I wanted to work with but not the agent. I selected her based solely on testimonials like these. She is thorough in her research and listens intently. Not to mention, she's a total joy to be around, and we are now best of friends. Buying and selling a home is an emotional experience. Leigh gets that, and takes away the stress. Leigh is just the best!"C. Silton
"Leigh is the best! This is our second time using her. As soon as we told her we were starting to look at houses and wanted her help, she was committed to finding us what we were looking for. Leigh gets to know you and what your needs are, then she finds you the perfect house. She knows all the little neighborhoods of Denver. Leigh gives everything she has to her clients. She makes you feel as if you were her only client. If you are selling a house, you can trust, Leigh will get you everything it’s worth! We absolutely recommend using Leigh to find your dream home or sell your house. She will not only become your realtor but your friend as well. She puts her heart and soul into her job and you can tell she is passionate about helping people get what they want. She’s amazing!"Troyann and Lindsay
“Approximately May, 2014, my spouse and I were considering selling one of our rental properties and decided to interview a number of realtors to ascertain the best professional which would best fit our needs, desires, and personalities. As with most professionals dealing with the public, they were exuberant, kind and professional during our meeting. Both my spouse and I were up front with the fact we were looking for someone who would journey with us on a path to sell our property. The catch was we still had a tenant living in our property and we were not going to evict the party to sell our rental property.Joe and Marilyn
All interviewed realtors disappeared when they found out we would not evict our tenant, the exception was Leigh Gauger. Leigh stayed in touch with us while the other realtors had other fish to catch. The mark of a true professional is one who is willing to go the “extra mile” to develop their clientele for the purposes of working (serving) for them.
Leigh Gauger is an accomplished realtor. She is kind, a very good listener, anticipates our every need and responds very quickly to any question or situation. Leigh was very patient with a couple who had some entrenched emotions about letting go of a property that had been a part of our lives for close to 40 years. Leigh is a stellar professional by keeping us informed through every step of our journey, and on the day of closing, was present continuing her professionalism.
Should my spouse and I ever need another realtor, my first call will be to Leigh Gauger. We wanted a good experience selling our property and obtained a “superb experience”. We highly recommend Leigh Gauger for your journey.”