Client Testimonials

Patti and Joe ( January 2018) 

We were extremely pleased with the sale of our condo on Florida Avenue, by Zen Brown of Lorin Properties.  He communicated with us on all viewings and offers, along with providing advice and info on similar sales, based on his research and knowledge of the Denver market.  We were always confident that our best interests were at the forefront.
In addition to showings and comparative updates, Zen frequently took the time to ensure the property was in good order prior to showings, since we were not in the area during the sale period.  He also worked with the HOA involved to make sure our pre-payments were properly refunded.  Bottom line is that the house was sold in a few short weeks and the closing was handled very efficiently; again, we were not present at this time.  The sale monies were wired quickly to our bank.
Zen also helped our son and daughter-in-law find and buy a house in the Aurora area – their first home.  He helped them navigate through all the steps of home buying, in addition to lining up reputable financing, and they couldn’t be happier with their new home.  If we are in need of real estate services again in the Denver area, we would not hesitate to call Zen and work through him.
Joe and Patti Vig
Yankton SD

Mark and Brittney (December 2017)

Zen helped us find and purchase our dream home! He knew what we wanted really without us having to say much. He just got it and looked for houses to meet our criteria. And we looked at a lot of homes all around southern Denver, even a gaunt way down to Roxborough to figure out that was just too far. When none were quite right, he was patient and as dedicated to us as ever in finding the right one. 

When that right one did pop up, Zen moved quick on the opportunity to show us and put in our offer. It ended up being a multiple offer situation and very competitive. We were so thrilled when Zen told us we got the house! As first time home buyers, he put us in touch with great people for the lending and home inspection. He walked us through the entire process and we always felt confident in him.

 

With Zen you get a truly personal experience and special attention that you may not get at some of the larger relator groups. I highly recommend him if you are buying/selling/or even just thinking about it. We reached out to him a year before we finally were ready to make the move to figure it all out. When we were ready, he was too. As my husband says, “Zen, you’re the man!”

Chris and Melinda West (March 2017)

Zen will be our go-to real estate agent from here on. This is our second purchase and it
IMG_9333was not only smooth, but Zen made it very easy on us from start to finish. Full disclosure, Zen has been a good friend for years, and I thought that fact may cause issues through the searching and buying process. However, we found Zen’s professionalism and knowledge far outshined our expectations. The purchase was in February of 2017- an absolute sellers market; Zen gave us specific advice on negotiations based on his interactions with the seller’s agent, so we were able to maximize our offer while keeping more money in our pockets. Once or twice, Zen didn’t have an exact anIMG_9334swer for us and instead of giving an inaccurate answer, he would go to his highly experienced team and provide the information properly.
Also, his communication level was excellent, he provided highly detailed notes throughout the process (a requirement for our comfort level) without missing a beat. We could not recommend Zen enough and are looking forward to our next home buying experience with him and his team.

Chris and Lindy West

 Anthony & Emma Loewen (March 2017)

Anyone who has looked into buying a home in the Denver area knows what a competitive market it can be. Our experience with Zen as our realtor was positive from start to finish. We were able to peruse all the listing in our search area via links he sent us and schedule showings. With my tight schedule he was able to make things happen on my time. This was our first home purchase and Zen explained everything very thoroughly. We felt comfortable asking anytEmma and Tony Homeing,
no matter how big or
small. Ultimately, after talking on the phone a few times, we felt comfortable – as if we were working with a knowledgeable trusted friend. I would recommend Zen and his team to anyone looking to buy or sell. Moving forward, I couldn’t imagine using anyone else for my personal real estate.

Anthony Loewen, MD

Gerri Castro ( February 2017) 

IMG_6939I thank Zen for assisting me in the sale of my home and making it such a positive xperience.  Both Zen and Lori explained the process clearly and were always prompt inresponding to me if I had questions.  
Being a senior living alone, Zen went above and beyond in helping me to prepare for the sale, as well as helping me move last minute items after the closing. FullSizeRender
I felt such a sense of trust from both Zen and Lori; they are two of the most sincere
professionals I have had the pleasure of meeting/working with.
Gerri Castro

Robert and Katka Koncier (February 2017)

As a young family with little knowledge/background mixed with us not having enough spare time to deal with selling/buying houses, the home selling and buying process seems daunting.  We still remember the ‘nightmare’ process we went through to buy our first house and worried we would have to do that again. We worried it was not a good time to move but when a dream offer of our family friend came along we took the leap and decided to buy her home.

After much thought we decided we should not only buy a new house but we should also sell our old home. We needed somebody who could professionally manage both sides of this transaction and also IMG_8640make sure we didn’t end up with no home to live in. After good references we made the decision to ask Lori & Zen to help us though the process and they did it VERY WELL.

Every time we had a question they provided us with all the details we needed to understand the process and what came next. It was good feeling that we could trust that everything on “sell” side also “buy” side of the transaction was going to happen consistently and smoothly with no delays which could cause us to lose our new home.

Selling and buying a house at the same time is risky with potential for a lot of obstacles that could mess up the transition, that is why we are so happy to work with a Team that we could trust. Thank you Lori & Zen for our new house.

 

Robert Koncier 

0909161212b Elln Lowe, (September 2016)

I recently went through the process of selling my home of 26 years and purchasing a
smaller house.  I chose to use Lorin Properties as my partner in the process and I
0916161441couldn’t have made a better decision.

From preparing my house for listing through finding and closing on my new home Zen, Lori and Orin were professional, knowledgeable and spent many hours making my move a succesful one.
I am very satisfied with my e
xperience and am happy and content in the new home that Lorin Properties helped me find.

Rick and Brienne Stotts, (September 2016)

I received Zen and Lori’s name from a good friend who has been a realtor for over 20 years in a different part of Colorado.  He said that he had really Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 11.28.05 AMenjoyed working with a realtor team in Denver and he knew that I would as well.  He told me that Lori and Zen were honest and really did their homework to find out how best to serve their clients.  Throughout the time that I have worked with Zen and Lori, and even after selling our home, I have found this to be tr
ue.  Over the course of time that we were living in our home we had made several renovations of which we were proud, pouring blood sweat and tears i
nto our home.  Lori and Zen shared our pride in our home and seemed to be genuinely excited to help us to sell it at the right price.  They first helped us to figure out what modifications we could make to our home to maximize its value and then helped us to stage the house to draw attention to our home’s strengths and unique features.  Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 11.28.18 AMThey drove us to other homes in the area that were also on the market so that we could get an idea of where the market was.  Zen devoted several hours during a weekend to host an open house for our home.  Zen and Lori set themselves apart in many ways, one of which is the personal communication they strive to have with the other realtors providing invaluable insight into ways to better market out home as well as keeping a pulse on potential bu
yer’s interest.  They excelled at thinking outside of the box and finding creative ways to market our home.  Because of this it did not take long before our house was under contact.  Lori and Zen continued with their constant updates on where the closing process was at, and what we needed to do to meet the needs of our buyers.  They provided us with the contact information to reliable professionals they’ve worked with who helped us to satisfy the items that were concerns from our inspection.  For every step that we took from getting our home ready, to listing, and to finally selling it, Zen and Lori beautifully walked with us through the whole process.  Even after selling our home they have been in communication with us to see how we are doing in our new location and to promptly answer any additional questions that we have had.  Lori and Zen were genuinely a joy to work with and my wife and I are so thankful for their guidance and support.

Brian & Jaima Salagovic, (May 2016)

My wife and I made the decision to purchase a home when our IMG_4089family outgrew our little rental, but we didn’t know the first thing
about where to begin or what to look for. Zen walked us through
the entire process, explaining every detail and pointing out key things to look for as we looked at homes. His thorough attention to detail and experience with the home market put us at ease, and his willingness to show us a wide variety of properties helped us to find our perfect home without ever feeling pressured into buying. We could not have asked for a better homeIMG_4095 buying experience. We would highly recommend Zen to anyone looking for a home, whether they be a first-time home buyer or an experienced buyer looking for their next home.