For the last 40 years, WK Real Estate – formerly Wright Kingdom Real Estate – has been an iconic Boulder institution, not unlike such Boulder establishments as McGuckin Hardware, The Peppercorn, The Sink and others. Area residents return to these places time and again, confident they will receive the same consistent quality of service at each visit. For this reason, WK Real Estate has been the proud recipient of Boulder County Gold Awards for the Best Real Estate Company for each of the last 15 years.
“We’ve been fortunate to be a Boulder County institution for four decades with an established name and reputation,” says Dan Kingdom, president of WK Real Estate.
“We have second-generation leadership and this year we are undergoing a complete company rebranding. We changed our name to WK Real Estate; it doesn’t change who we are. We are still relationship based, with excellent customer service. We are a technology leader at the forefront of innovation that we incorporate into our business every day, a more contemporary company – with traditional values.”[pullquote]
Along with the University of Colorado and the City of Boulder, the Associates of WK Real Estate annually present Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast, including the popular July 4th fireworks show at Folsom Field. WK Real Estate also sponsors fireworks for the Longmont Parade of Lights in December. “In addition to these two public events, our 85 agents are involved in so many activities, in over 100 community organizations,” Dan Kingdom notes. [/pullquote]
Established in 1976, WK Real Estate is the largest independently owned full-service real estate company in Boulder County. The associates work with residential, corporate and commercial clients who are buying, selling or relocating. Their focus is on Boulder, Longmont and the surrounding communities, and they achieve national and international presence as prominent members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. WK Real Estate can boast an outstanding reputation for marketing distinguished properties, and sales professionals with specialties in all areas of real estate, including residential, mountain, farm and ranch properties.
“Our market and our world are changing and even the best institutions should strive to grow, adapt and thrive in a new paradigm,” says Lew Kingdom. “We saw this 40th anniversary milestone as an opportunity to give our brand a fresh modern feel that reflects the sophisticated, technology-based customer service philosophy that our staff and sales associates embrace daily and our clients expect.”
“Over these 40 years we have created lifetime customers; referral and repeat business make up more than 80 percent of our activity, proving we meet our customers’ expectations and have earned their trust and loyalty. Our new name and look do not change who we are. We have the very best associates, and we continue to provide exceptional personal customer service and latest technology.”
WK Real Estate opened an office in Longmont in 2010, where they have been awarded “Best Real Estate Company” by the Longmont Times-Call Readers’ Choice Awards, and this year they were also runner-up for Best Customer Service.
“We are known as a Boulder County company, but we now go to Berthoud, Mead, Dacono, Firestone, Frederick, Golden, Westminster, Arvada, among a growing number of Colorado communities, and all the way down to Denver,” says Dan Kingdom.
Buyers can count on a team of experienced and professional real estate associates to find them the right home in Boulder County and beyond.
Sellers can expect a top-notch technology package optimized for today’s fast-moving real estate market. For clients relocating to Colorado, WK Real Estate provides efficient, seamless transitions from departure to destination locations – thanks to a team of relocation professionals with the training, expertise, and relationships necessary to achieve a stress-free move. In addition to residential real estate, the company’s expert commercial associates assist clients in commercial property transactions and investments.
The management team
Chairman Lew Kingdom is a founding partner of WK Real Estate. Besides active involvement and leadership positions in professional organizations, he served as a Director and Chair of the Boulder Urban Renewal Authority, Trustee for Boulder Community Health, bank board member, and has held several volunteer leadership positions within the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, including Chairman.
President Dan Kingdom is the third generation to call Boulder home. A graduate of Boulder schools and the University of Colorado, Dan entered the real estate business in 1994 and currently serves on the Professional Standards Committee for the Colorado Association of Realtors® as well as being a top producing Realtor®. Dan also serves on the YMCA of Boulder County Board of Directors. As a side note, both Dan and Lew have served as President of the Boulder Area Board of Realtors® as well as Chair of IRES, northern Colorado’s MLS.
Executive Vice President Mary Steele entered the real estate business in 1986 as a successful broker and manager, following a rewarding high school teaching and coaching career. Her extensive background in education and agent development contributes to the success of WK associates and ensures consistent growth in productivity and market share for the company.
“We have an excellent reputation among our industry peers and with the public for our knowledgeable associates who go above and beyond,” says Mary Steele. “In the industry we are consistently ranked one of the top three companies for real estate sales in Boulder County.”
Awards and distinctions
“We have been a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World for decades because of our strong relocation team,” says Dan Kingdom. “Membership is by invitation, and includes 550 companies worldwide, representing 50 counties. In 2015, our website (www.wkre.com) received the coveted Best Overall Website Award among all of the member companies in the network.”
Contact WK Real Estate
To learn more about their many services, contact WK Real Estate at 303.443.2240 or 303.776.3344. Visit their offices at 4875 Pearl E. Circle, Suite #100 in Boulder or 2101 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite #100 in Longmont. Check their informative website for all kinds of useful real estate information, wkre.com.
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By Judy Finman, At Home. Photos by Timothy Seibert.