Your Castle Real Estate agents Mike Lies and Andrew Darlington joined forces to form Denver's Luxury Listing Team to represent buyers and sellers in Denver Metro’s luxury market. By merging Mr. Lies’ extensive background in custom marketing campaigns and Mr. Darlington’s real estate experience, clients are provided with expert advice and consultation in all facets of a luxury home transaction.
Before becoming a Realtor, Mr. Lies honed his winning approach as a business owner, trainer and sales agent in health and life insurance. Mr. Lies built a thriving business model that reflected his training philosophy, which emphasized sales through client education and accessibility to cutting edge technology.
In 2011, Mr. Lies started his real estate career as an investor. Through Your Castle Real Estate's courses, he gained the knowledge and training to start personally investing. After completing his agent licensing, Mr. Lies knew that Your Castle would be the proper fit to launch his Realtor business.
Since his union with Your Castle, Mr. Lies’ unique approach has delivered exemplary service through education and constant communication. Furthermore, Mr. Lies developed a "How To Video Series" on all aspects of Real Estate, which is available on the website www.yourcoloradosalesteam.com.
Mr. Lies grew up in western Kansas, attended Colby Community College and moved to Colorado in 2005. He and his wife, Karen, first lived in Conifer before settling in Morrison. Mr. Lies is very knowledgeable about the Cherry Hills, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Lone Tree and Morrison areas. Mr. Lies has a passion for food and wine and is a Level 2 Sommelier. He also enjoys skiing, snowboarding, scuba diving, photography and videography.
As the first agent to join Your Castle Real Estate, Mr. Darlington has witnessed the extraordinary growth of the firm to become one of the largest realty brokerages in Denver. Prior to receiving his real estate license, Mr. Darlington was a mortgage broker primarily focused on refinance transactions. As such, one of his first duties at Your Castle involved signing up with an array of lending institutions. With the growth of the company’s real estate business, which now includes over 420 active Realtors, it was necessary to expand the lending operation. Since the end of 3rd Quarter 2006, Mr. Darlington hired, trained and oversaw a team of twelve loan officers.
In light of the cumbersome loan origination changes for mortgage brokering, coupled with a growing real estate business, Mr. Darlington decided to focus solely on real estate brokerage in 2011. Mr. Darlington assists clients with the purchase or sale of their primary and investment properties. Additionally, he personally invests in real estate projects that involve rehabilitating homes and brand new construction.
Mr. Darlington has earned the Certified Residential Specialist Designation (CRS), which is only held by 3% of Realtors. Since its inception in 2010, Mr. Darlington has received four consecutive 5280 Magazine Five Star Real Estate Agent awards. In 2012, Mr. Darlington was the #1 Company Top Producer in Sales Volume and Gross Commission Income. Since joining Your Castle in 2003, Mr. Darlington has always ranked in the top 5% annually in agent production.
Mr. Darlington was born and raised in Bay Village, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH and moved to Colorado in 2001. Mr. Darlington and his wife, Heather, presently reside in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood of Northwest Denver where they are raising their son and daughter. Hobbies for Mr. Darlington include ice hockey, skiing and running.