When you blend technology, innovation, years of experience and a solid reputation for incomparable service, you create The Pedal Group at Compass Colorado located in Boulder.
After 13 years helping clients buy and sell homes in Boulder County, Pedal To Properties has joined Compass, a technology-driven real estate company that has revolutionized the industry since its launch in 2012. In the merger, a new name, The Pedal Group, works perfectly.
“We were recruited to merge our company with Compass, and with this move, we’re supercharging our long-standing expertise with unprecedented real estate innovation,” says Tim Shea, Realtor® and Principal of The Pedal Group.
Tim started at Pedal to Properties in the spring of 2010 as a Realtor, then purchased the company in late 2012 and now is merging it with Compass.
“I considered a couple of other strategic partnerships with local real estate companies over the last couple of years, but the Compass opportunity clearly stood out as the best option for all of the Pedal to Properties agents and myself.”
Chris Sweeney, one of the original founders of Pedal to Properties in 2006, who was the Managing Broker over the last seven years, is now also a Principal of the Pedal Group at Compass.
The Pedal Group team is an invaluable resource for buyers and sellers in Boulder’s high-demand market.
Tim explains, “Through Compass’ expansive broker network and robust, best-in-class technology and marketing, our 16 Pedal Group agents will be even better positioned to support our clients’ real estate needs. Compass offers our agents a variety of services, with unique programs such as Compass Concierge, where we’ll front the cost of home improvements to sell your home faster and for more money, with no hidden fees or interest charged; innovation from dedicated product and engineering teams, and a proprietary suite of tools; marketing by world-class designers, strategists and producers behind the Compass brand, developing sophisticated and impactful materials; and a community that comprises a large agent network across 22-plus major markets to source potential buyers and assist in relocating sellers.”
With all these changes, Shea is reassuring. “As The Pedal Group, you can expect us to be the same hard working, Boulder-obsessed team that you’ve loved working with in the past – only better. We’re in a more powerful position to provide a higher level of service to our buyers and sellers. And we still ride bikes to houses.”
And that’s not all. Tim points out other remarkable benefits at Compass that agents receive – and from which their clients also ultimately benefit.
“There is close to a 1 in 5 ratio for Compass employees who support the agents. In other words, for every five agents there is one full-time support staff member. The support staff includes an Agent Success Manager, a Sales Manager, a Products Expert (for the online tools for agents and customers), an IT expert, a full-time and in-house Transaction Coordinator, an Office Manager and a Marketing Advisor. All of these employees are at the disposal of the agents. That type of support is literally unheard of in the real estate industry. Also, in terms of company benefits that might be appealing to future agents who may want to join the Pedal Group, Compass also offers health insurance benefits and stock option benefits. Again, these are rare benefits in the real estate industry.”
The Inspiration behind The Pedal Group
Boulder is known as a biking town. Riding a bicycle is a fun way to see the sights and experience the town like a local. Boulder is relatively small and compact with bike paths and lanes everywhere, and it is mostly flat which makes it easy to bike around town. Bikes are also a great way to slow down and connect with the rhythms of a neighborhood where you might want to buy a house.
“That was the inspiration behind the Pedal to Properties brand when the agency was founded in 2006,” says Owner Tim Shea. “Known as the fun-loving guys with the bikes, it’s been apparent over the years that the Pedal to Properties brand is as much about promoting a healthy lifestyle – since our agents tend to lead healthy, active lives. Of course, you don’t have to ride bikes around town to see our home listings; we mainly use cars for that!”
But the bike represents the company’s culture and values, “and the healthy lifestyle that we aspire to. As a group our 16 agents are pretty active. We work hard, and we believe it’s important to also set aside time for non-work passions. Our culture at The Pedal Group means that we take care of each other’s clients as well as our own. If you work with The Pedal Group, the whole office has your back.”
Contacting The Pedal Group at Compass Real Estate
The Pedal Group is located at 1434 Spruce Street, Suite 100 in Boulder. Call 303.819.1371.
By Judy Finman, At Home