About

Welcome to our Colorado Springs real estate blog and website! Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us, how we run our business and how you – the home buyer and seller can benefit from using the Wagner iTeam to represent you in your next real state experience!

The Wagner iTeam at Re/Max Real Estate Group are Realtors® in Colorado Springs, Colorado and several awesome support staff. The Wagner iTeam was created by Realtors® – Derek and Mariana Wagner (us). We love where we live and we love what we do!

Our Real Estate Statistics (2012-2014):

  • The homes that we list stay on the market for an average of 28 days, with 46% of our listings staying on the market 2 weeks or less. – compared to the area average of almost 90 days. (Some of the more unique properties tend to sit on the market a little longer, as their pool of interested buyers is smaller.)
  • Our average property sells for 100% of asking price. We understand the market and how important effective pricing is for a home to sell.
  • Even with the shifting real estate market, over 85% of our listings never need a price change to get an accepted offer.
  • Our best priced homes in the best condition are still receiving multiple offers in record time – regardless of the current shifting market.

Who we ARE and WHAT WE DO goes even further than our stats and can be broken down in to 3 Main Areas:

Technology

We, the Wagner iTeam, believe that the effective use of technology will save time and money for both us and our clients. Technology allows our clients to work with us on THEIR terms, not ours and allows us all more time to spend doing what we love. We are very internet savvy – offering you, our client, the most cutting edge and efficient technology tools available.

Our Buyer clients have access to the most cutting edge home-finding programs and our Seller clients know that their property will be advertised on more than 50 TOP real estate web sites and search engines.

We also understand and respect that now over 90% of all home searches start on the internet and that people who start their search for a home on the internet are better educated in the home buying process and really DO know what they want. In fact, most of our business is done via the internet.

Advocacy

We are Advocates for Consumer Empowerment in Real Estate

What does this mean?

Well, we believe that the people who are looking to buy and sell real estate are a very smart group of people, in general. We also believe that these same people need to be educated in the world of real estate not sold. Many real estate courses out there teach real estate professionals how to ‘overcome client objections’  …  What?!?

We believe that we are working FOR you – not against you, and will never try to “overcome your objections.”  Instead, we do everything we can to understand your real estate needs and educate you so that you can make the best and most educated decision for your wants and needs when buying or selling a home.

We take our responsibility as Realtors® very seriously, and promise to ONLY represent YOUR best interests, as our client.

Furthermore, we are Certified Distressed Property Experts and Certified Home Rescue Experts, which gives us the cutting edge experience and education to effectively work with our distressed home sellers who need to sell their home for less than they owe (short sale) and successfully negotiate with their banks to SELL the home and SAVE the home from foreclosure.

National Association of Expert Advisors

We are also members of the National Association of Expert Advisors

The mission of the National Association of Expert Advisors® is to revolutionize the way consumers buy and sell real estate by providing the highest standards in specialized knowledge, skills training and advisory counsel to the highest class of real estate agents in the nation. Consumers will experience exceptional professional services, guidance and advice that is best for their current real estate situation. – NAEA

Customer Service

  • Buying a house is about YOU – the Home Buyer. Not us.
  • Selling a house is about YOU – the Home Seller. Not us.

We get it.

We pride ourselves in putting our customers first. We refuse to be lumped into the category of “other” agents who place their EGOs above everything. That is NOT us and NOT how we operate. We respect our clients’ wants and needs and also know that these “wants and needs” are different from person to person. We promise to stay in touch throughout the whole process. Whether you are looking to relocate to Colorado Springs or buy a home or sell a home, we will keep you updated with the information that YOU need WHEN you need it.

Ultimately, we want our clients to have the BEST real estate experience possible, and we will do whatever it takes to make that happen.

Meet the Wagner iTeam

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Derek and Mariana (we) are the creators and owners of the Wagner iTeam. We are very family-centric and love spending time with our 2 young sons. We love that the business of real estate allows us to be flexible with our schedules, which not only accommodates our clients’ needs but also our family’s needs as well.

We entered the real estate industry on 9/11/01 and have been in the top 1% of productive real estate agents in Colorado Springs every year. Derek and Mariana have consistently ranked in the top 1% of successful producing real estate professionals in the Pikes Peak region (of over 2,600 agents) and have leadership roles in both the elite Peak Producers for 2010-2015 and the Pikes Peak Realtor® Young Professionals Network (YPN) based on their outstanding sales record and positive community impact!

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When we are not helping people buy and sell real estate in and around Colorado Springs, we love to travel – both nationally and abroad, sponsor and attend MMA (mixed martial arts) events as well as snowboard (we are just 2 hours from ski country), watch movies, play with our kids, BBQ with friends (Derek can cook a mean rack of ribs…) and read all kinds of books.

Derek was a Volkswagen restoration specialist and before that he was a chef (which explains why Mariana does not cook…) before entering the career of real estate. Derek grew up all over the country, as his Dad was in the Navy, but his roots are in Colorado – where he was born and where he has lived since 1987.

In addition to being TOP agents for the Wagner iTeam at Re/Max Real Estate Group, Derek and Mariana also a mentor for new agents and are a part of multiple leadership groups which help make pivotal decisions for the entire office.

Mariana grew up in both New York City (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to be exact) and Portland, Oregon. She met Derek in 1993 (while he was visiting the NW), moved to Colorado in 1994 and they were married in 1995 at the Garden of the Gods, here in Colorado Springs. Just prior to real estate, Mariana worked in Special Education at the high school level and prior to that was a clerk at a local health food store.

Mariana loves working with both people and technology, and is a certified, national and local real estate trainer. (resume)

The Wagner iTeam is lucky to be in business with some of the best and brightest talent in real estate:

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The Wagner iTeam is available by phone at: 719.434.8346 direct. Please understand that due to the professional and personal nature of our business, we will not answer the phone while we are with clients. If you leave a message before 5pm, we will your call THAT day, otherwise we will return your call the next day.

Email is always a great way to contact us: [email protected] is set up to reach both Derek and Mariana, so you will always get a quick response.

There are a lot of factors that go into buying and selling real estate – especially in Colorado Springs. We look forward to answering your real estate questions and helping you successfully reach all of your real estate goals and look forward to talking with you!

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