CXO: Mindy Nies

Mindy Nies is TRELORA's Chief Experience Officer. She is an exceptional leader in all aspects of the word and knows how to get the job done! Mindy is focused on creating a beautiful customer experience from the first time they learn about TRELORA to the moment they sign closing documents. She is committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure their experience with us is nothing short of a 5-star experience. Mindy is an innovative product designer and visionary UI/UX consultant.

 


Q & A with Mindy Nies

What does it mean to you to be a part of TRELORA?

It means I get to help make the world a better place. I get to help make the real estate industry which is currently not on consumers side, better.

What do you like about working at TRELORA?

The people. And sweet, Miss Paisley.

How do you try to leave people better?

Through servant leadership.

Name 3 of your core values. 

  • Integrity.

  • Kindness.

  • Always bring your A-game.

Tell us about your best TRELORA experience.

Seeing Josh present at the 2014 Techstars Boulder Demo Day was a spiritual moment for me.

Tell us about a work-related challenge you have overcome.

Parking tickets. I've received $700 in tickets since working at TRELORA because I'm too stubborn to put a license plate on the front of my fancy pants car. I've learned to get over myself and just put a damn plate on my car so that I don't get any more tickets.

If you weren't revolutionizing the real estate industry, what would you be doing?

I would be spending more time learning how to be more present.

Pets? Family? Hobbies?

1 husband. 2 teenagers. I love food, wine, travel and I'm obsessed with helping other women be more successful and achieve equality in the workplace.

Next time you save $12k (or more) on your personal real estate transaction, how will you spend your dough?

By reinvesting it into my next home.

Describe your dream home.

A new build ranch with high-end farmhouse finishes, tons of privacy and epic views of downtown Denver.

What's your favorite Denver brewery or happy hour spot?

Denver in not my jam, but Brasserie Ten Ten in Boulder has the best happy hour anywhere along the front range.

 
 

Senior Product Designer: Mia Donnell

Mia Donnell is a Senior Product Designer at TRELORA. She gets to flex her creative muscles while working to create useful and beautiful experiences for our clients. She started as a print designer and moved into product design throughout her career. Her ability to create an incredible experience through design is off the charts!

 

 


Q & A with Mia Donnell

What does it mean to you to be a part of TRELORA?

It means that I get to be a part of an exciting movement in the real estate market. I am in total support of TRELORA's values of transparency and doing what is best for homeowners.

What do you like about working at TRELORA?

I enjoy the people I work with most of all. Everyone is so genuinely friendly and dedicated to doing their job well.

How do you try to leave people better?

In my job I'm all about creating the best experience I can when customers visit our website whether it's on their mobile device or on their computer. I strive to leave them better by creating a frustration-free and easy to use website.

Name 3 of your core values

  • Be kind

  • Do my best

  • Play every day

Tell us about your best TRELORA experience

My best experience so far is getting to know the people that work here. Everyone is so welcoming, friendly and willing to take the time to get to know me.

Tell us about a work-related challenge you have overcome

With design, there are challenges every day. I am always balancing to keep my designs easy to use, easy to understand and beautiful at the same time.

If you weren't revolutionizing the real estate industry, what would you be doing?

I love being a graphic and product designer whether it's print or digital, so I would most likely be continuing my passion at a tech company or design studio.

Pets? Family? Hobbies?

I am married to my wonderful husband David, and we have an adorable little Yorkshire Terrier named Rosie. She has 2x the attitude of her size and looks just like an Ewok from StarWars. In my spare time, I take ballet classes and love to cook.

Next time you save $12k (or more) on your personal real estate transaction, how will you spend your dough?

I think I would definitely take some of the money to go on a vacation (maybe Prague or Tokyo). The rest I would put into savings or retirement.

Describe your dream home

My dream home would be a loft style condo. I love hardwood floors, exposed brick and a beautifully designed kitchen and bathroom.

What's your favorite Denver brewery or happy hour spot?

I really like D Bar. They always have delicious bites to share with friends and a great selection of yummy, creative cocktails.

 
 

Transaction Coordinator: Graham Kirsh

Graham Kirsh is a Transaction Coordinator for the TRELORA Buy Team. His expertise stretches far and wide when making sure your home buying process goes smoothly. He'll stop at nothing to make sure your offer is well-received by the listing agent and work hard to take you through the home buying process to the closing table.

 


Q & A with Graham Kirsh

What does it mean to you to be a part of TRELORA?

It means I get to be a part of a company who values people above all else.

What do you like about working at TRELORA?

I love the energy of the office.

How do you try to leave people better?

I always try to be friendly and transparent in my conversations.

Name 3 of your core values

  • Honesty 

  • Integrity

  • Accuracy

Tell us about your best TRELORA experience

I love getting the offers I write under contract. 

Tell us about a work-related challenge you have overcome

Learning from doing myself, and asking fewer questions than I once did along the way.

If you weren't revolutionizing the real estate industry, what would you be doing?

Film Actor

Pets? Family? Hobbies?

Always had family dogs. Music is a huge hobby along with exercise and outdoor activities/adventures.

Next time you save $12k (or more) on your personal real estate transaction, how will you spend your dough?

Investing in my home/items for said home

Describe your dream home

Sleek loft style condo with beautiful views, a patio, and PARKING!

What's your favorite Denver brewery or happy hour spot?

Not a huge happy hour goer. Take me somewhere.

 

Listing Administrator: Zach Whittaker

Listing Administrator Zach Whittaker keeps things running smoothly for Team TRELORA, home sellers and potential buyers. He handles everything from, “Oops - Fido is in the living room and a showing is scheduled in 5 minutes,” to “Hey - did you email the new disclosures to those buyers?” Like any smooth operator, he anticipates challenges and keeps tabs on a plethora of moving pieces and parties to the transaction.

What does it mean to you to be part of TRELORA?

We are on the forefront of revolutionizing an industry. It’s something that is extremely exciting, and I’m proud to be a part of. We’re making history here.
 

What do you like about working at TRELORA?

At the core of the work we do at TRELORA, I am involved in helping the public. We’re giving the power (and the money!) back to the people. I’ve worked in the emergency medicine field and served in the military. The overall connection of everything I’ve ever done is that it has always been based in helping and serving others. TRELORA is allowing me to continue that tradition.

How do you try to leave people better?

My goal is to surpass our clients’ expectations of what they think the company will do for them. I want to leave them wowed by the experience they’ve had, and the organization I represent.

Name 3 of your core values.

  • Honor
  • Respect
  • Devotion to Duty (thanks Coast Guard)

Tell us about your best TRELORA experience. (or another positive work experience)

So far at TRELORA, every day has brought a new level of positivity. As I continue to learn my roll and how I fit into our overall mission, I gain better awareness of the amazing things we accomplish every day. A past summer gig as an ATV guide in Alaska - that was a pretty great experience, too!

Tell us about a work-related challenge you have overcome.

From the military to my current position, I’ve faced a variety of challenges. I could write a whole novel just about basic training! “Basic training” at TRELORA means learning the ins and outs of my position, and how it relates to the big picture. I’ve learned so much since the overwhelming first day. Our work offers up ever-changing process, but I feel confident and poised to succeed!

If you weren't revolutionizing the real estate industry, what would you be doing?

Hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, traveling (your typical Colorado outdoor enthusiast stuff). Oh, and concerts. #alltheconcerts. Oh shoot...was this supposed to be about jobs? In that case, I think I’d be a park ranger!

Read any good books lately?

My family is from Bangor, Maine. If you know anything about our little city, you’ll know I’m automatically a die-hard Stephen King fan.

Pets? Family?

My girlfriend and I have two dogs and a rabbit (shout out to Luna, Nila and Bunz). We’re all about the outdoors, so Colorado is an ideal place to call home.  

Next time you save $12k (or more) on your personal real estate transaction, how will you spend your dough?

I would like to think I would responsibly invest it in my Roth IRA and pat myself on the back for my maturity. We’ll see about that!

Showing Agent - Michelle Workman

Michelle Workman is a Showing Agent at TRELORA. She has the pleasure of introducing people like you to their ideal next home. Her job is to listen, take notes, then use her real estate savvy to help clients narrow down a list of potential candidates. Like tv’s “The Bachelor,” but with way less drama. No losers, just really great potential properties that might be your dream (home) come true. If you eat-sleep-breathe houses the way we do, that probably sounds pretty romantic. *sigh* #realestatelovestory

 

 

 

 

What does it mean to you to be part of TRELORA?

I love being part of this incredible team of professionals with a common goal in mind: providing awesome customer service and saving homeowners’ equity.

What do you like about working at TRELORA?

It’s fantastic to be part of a real estate team of passionate, hard working and intelligent people. Everyone works together for our clients to provide a positive real estate experience while saving our clients amazing amounts of money.

How do you try to leave people better?

I try to have positive encounters with everyone and be an active listener. I want people to know I really care about them and feel like they can approach me any time.

Name 3 of your core values.

1. Respect Others at all times

2. Practice Empathy with everyone I meet

3. Approach Life with Gratitude

Tell us about your best TRELORA experience.

It has been incredible to watch TRELORA’s evolution into a leading real estate company across Metro Denver unfold, while rising above and overcoming the negativity that is sometimes experienced from the real estate industry. (Side note: We’re pretty sure that much noise means we’re doing something right!)

Tell us about a work-related challenge you have overcome.

Learning to be more flexible with my work/life schedule. As a showing agent I am on call so our buyers have the ability to see homes on their schedule, not mine. That has required me to learn to “let things go” and have more flexibility in my life. I must admit I am a much more laid back person now.
 

If you weren't revolutionizing the real estate industry, what would you be doing?

Revolutionizing tutoring experiences for children; I’m passionate about all kids thriving at the learning process.

Read any good books lately?

  • Books: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by NIKE creator Phil Knight
  • The Girl on the Train
  • The Witness Wore Red

Watch any good movies lately?

Recently watched the films “Spotlight”, “Brooklyn” and “Steve Jobs”


Rocked out to Jackson Browne @ Red Rocks, Boston and Styx @ Fiddler’s Green

Pets? Family? Hobbies?

We have a cute black, white and brown cocker spaniel, Ollie. My incredible husband, best friend and partner in life, Dave, also spends his days here at TRELORA. Our three young adult children all live in Denver! When I’m not on the road showing homes to our clients I try to play as much tennis as possible, and have played league tennis for quite awhile. I love to take Ollie for walks around Sloan’s Lake and The Highlands, and we love to bike, ski and hike together as a couple or as a family. #coloradoliving
 

Next time you save $12k (or more) on your personal real estate transaction, how will you spend your dough?

I’d buy new furniture and make over as many rooms as possible in my home. #houselove

 

Marketing & PR Manager: Victoria Stimple

Victoria Stimple is the Marketing & PR Manager at TRELORA, working to ensure the world knows how much they can save with TRELORA. She is a solution-oriented thinker focused on keeping lines of communication open.

What does it mean to you to be part of TRELORA?

Being a part of TRELORA means working together to drive the future of real estate alongside passionate people who care about doing right by homeowners and buyers. In short, it means the world to me to be a part of TRELORA.

 

What do you like about working at TRELORA?

I love the atmosphere at TRELORA. Everyone is always positive, non-judgmental and kind.

 

How do you try to leave people better?

I try to be as kind and compassionate as possible in every interaction I have with people. Making people smile is my favorite thing to do.

 

Name 3 of your core values.

Compassion.

Love.

Perseverance.

 

Tell us about your best TRELORA experience.

My best TRELORA experience was my first day joining the team. I received the warmest welcome by my colleagues and everyone offered their help. I felt at home immediately.

 

Tell us about a work-related challenge you have overcome.

Being a woman working in a male-dominated industry when I was remodeling houses was the biggest work-related challenge I have faced. Men underestimated the fact that I could jump in and fix plumbing issues and wasn't afraid to do the demolition work.

 

If you weren't revolutionizing the real estate industry, what would you be doing?

I would be working on branding, marketing and PR for passionate people pursuing their dreams whether that is as a music artist or building a pocket square company.

 

Read any good books lately?

I recently started going through Sundar Pichai's book list. The first was Pressed for Time by Judy Wajcman.

 

Pets? Family? Hobbies?

I have a dog - his name is Panda. My favorite hobby is playing frisbee in the park with my boyfriend Will and Panda.

 

Next time you save $12k (or more) on your personal real estate transaction, how will you spend your dough?

I would either put it into savings or spend it remodeling my new home. I love interior design.

Transaction Coordinator: Austin Wilcox

Austin Wilcox is a Transaction Coordinator for team TRELORA. Behind every smooth transaction is a detail oriented professional prepared to dot every i and cross every t on your behalf. If the going gets tough or your deal hits a rough patch, it is even more important to have a savvy transaction coordinator on your side. Hiring top talent for this role is a priority for us, and we know you'll love our go-to TCs as much as we do. 

 

What does it mean to you to be part of TRELORA?

I am extremely grateful to be part of a company that is creating the future of real estate. 

What do you like about working at TRELORA?

I like the team approach TRELORA practices. The employees here are super talented and when we all come together, we are unstoppable. 

How do you try to leave people better?

I strive to give people a positive experience they will always remember. 

Name 3 of your core values.

1) Family + Friends

2) Success

3) Fun

Tell us about your best TRELORA experience. 

My best TRELORA experience so far was when I found out we've saved customers almost $20,000,000 in commission fees to date. That's a whole lotta money! 

Tell us about a work-related challenge you have overcome. 

As a service professional, I have come across my fair share of frustrated or even angry customers; often miscommunication or a lack of understanding is at the heart of the issue. I have learned to diffuse client frustration by seeking first to understand, then to offer information and education. Clients need a listening ear - not judgment. 

If you weren't revolutionizing the real estate industry, what would you be doing?

At present I can't imagine being anywhere else!

Read any good books lately? 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I would highly suggest this book to anyone who wants to be more effective in work and in life. 

Pets? Family? Hobbies?

I have a beautiful wife named Bethany and a spoiled cat named Fefe. 

Next time you save $12k (or more) on your personal real estate transaction, how will you spend your dough?

I will buy a shiny new Jeep Wrangler

If you're thinking of making a bold career move, learn more about joining our team of change-architects. We're innovating the real estate industry one transaction at a time - and we're looking for a few good movers & shakers. 

Listing Administrator: Jason Szabatura

Jason Szabatura is a Listing Administrator at TRELORA. The team calls on him to prepare your listing docs and create the MLS profile buyers rely on to make informed showing (and eventually purchase) decisions. Once you are ready to list, Jason provides a lightning-speed turnaround to ensure your property is on the market quickly and accurately. When you drop us a line via email or dial us up, Jason is standing by to answer questions and keep your transaction moving forward successfully. 

What does it mean to you to be part of TRELORA?

It feels great to play such a big part in changing the way people think about real estate. I love working with such amazing, smart and driven colleagues!

What do you like about working at TRELORA?

I love staying busy all the time, and learning something new every day. I get to work with amazing people who are willing to do anything to help me out when I am in need.

How do you try to leave people better?

I'm a passionate and outgoing person; when given the chance to make someone's day better, I try to make that happen - in or out of the office.

Name 3 of your core values.

Honesty

Passion

Love

Tell us about your best TRELORA experience. 

Whenever the team is able to make a client's transaction easier/smoother, it makes us feel like we are making a difference in this market. 

Tell us about a work-related challenge you have overcome.

I didn't have a background in real estate before joining TRELORA. The first couple of weeks were eye opening! With help from my colleagues, I have been able to overcome initial challenges and keep learning this exciting industry.

If you weren't revolutionizing the real estate industry, what would you be doing?

I have always wanted to be a teacher and a coach at a high school.  Being a history buff I would probably teach history (love the WW2 era) and either coach basketball or football.

Read any good books or heard any rad tunes lately? 

I read the book House of Cards - I thought it was better than the tv show.  Also, I love all music, but especially country music. The new Eric Church CD is amazing!

Pets? Family? Hobbies?

My supportive & beautiful mother Sheri lives in Littleton and my brother Bryan is in Denver; my sister Stacy lives in Seattle. I love going to sporting events (Rockies, Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets - I love 'em all!), going to country concerts at Red Rocks, camping, fishing and biking.

Next time you save $12k (or more) on your personal real estate transaction, how will you spend your dough?

I would take my family + friends on a beach vacation. Sun, sand and the libations would be flowing!