“I bought my first house with my brother while in College. Since then I’ve been involved with more than 1000 real estate transactions. Now my Dad and I work together. We combine for well over 20 years experience. I’m very lucky to have this working relationship with my Dad.”
Shaun Martin – Colorado Real Estate Investor
Barry (Dad) was a truck driver, is a computer programmer, husband and wonderful father to 3 boys.
He graduated from the University of Auckland decades ago (he’s the old fella) with a Science degree and has proven himself as a fair and honest man, time and time again.
Shaun (Son) graduated from Auckland University with a Health Science Degree majoring in Physical Therapy.
He has worked in schools helping physically and mentally disabled children, private practice, and now volunteers as a coach for Colorado Special Olympics. Shaun is married and is “Dad” to 4 rescued “fur babies”
Honest | Caring | Fair | Self Less
All of Barry’s decisions are influenced by his beliefs. “My Dad is a great man. He’s honest, caring and fair,” says Shaun.
I can sum up how my Dad lives his life with the following quote:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Barry believes actions speak louder than words. Just know that when you deal with Barry, what you see is what you get. No fuss, just the facts, with a lot of kindness sprinkled in.
Entrepreneurial | Hardworking | Not Afraid to Make Mistakes
“I make mistakes all the time! Just ask my wife!” said Shaun. “Comes with being an entrepreneur, I guess.”
However, he is laser-focused on getting homeowners out of a financial jam. When working with customers, there is no room for errors.
My top priority is finding a solution that works for each person needing to sell.
When I grow up, I want to be just like my Dad. Every day I try to be more sympathetic, understanding, and kind. The world is hard to live in and is not always fair. My goal is to make it just a little bit better. That’s my mantra when we talk about your home.
The seeds of WeBuyHousesInDenver.org were planted when Shaun bought his first investment property with his brother – last century! “Interest rates were close to 10%, and house prices were inflated, but I still saw real estate as a real opportunity. I wanted to learn more,” says Shaun.
“My journey took me from homeowner to Physical Therapist to Medical Sales to the owner of a Medicare Accredited medical equipment company that I started. During this time I learned everything about real estate that I could.
After saving as much money as possible my wife and I (Jenn) bought our first rental in Denver, CO. We were so proud of our first Denver rental and still own it to this day! It was a mighty achievement for us.”
The Great recession hit real estate hard and took a toll on all of us. But I took on a sound piece of advice from my Dad.
The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Will Get!
Jenn and I continued to work our butts off. As small business owners, we didn’t have a day off for over 5 years – let alone a vacation! But the hard work slowly paid off.
We continued to scrimp and save. We bought a rental house whenever we could afford it. We are still buying even though house prices have skyrocketed because we are committed to Denver, the front range, and all of Colorado. Some examples of Cities we pay cash for houses in:
We Buy Houses Denver
You can sell your house to us for cash anywhere on the Front Range or in Colorado!
From a fabulous Dad and mentor to a real estate investor and business partner. Barry and Shaun have since worked together.
Initially, we focused on and specialized in Denver, Colorado. But over the years, our team and experience have grown. Today we work with homeowners all over Colorado.
As real estate investors and professional home buyers, we will continue to invest in Denver, The Front Range, and Colorado communities. We stay incredibly busy creating solutions for homeowners all over the Centennial State.
Our head office is based in Denver, The Mile High City, but with our team of experts, we strive to help homeowners all across Colorado.
When we are not busy flipping houses or buying rentals, we are out trying to live a more balanced life.
More About Shaun
I’m a kiwi who is married to a beautiful woman named Jenn. We met on the Colorado river while learning to kayak. It was love at first site!
We both love mountain biking, skiing, and our 4 little fur babies. PLUS we are both coaches for Colorado special olympics. We coach skiing, biking, and swimming.
Colorado is our home. Colorado is amazing. Colorado gives us ample opportunity to experience life to the fullest.
Below: Jenn tearing up a cyclocross course (Yip, she’s getting air!)
Above: Shaun is seen smiling way too much while racing a mountain bike in Breckenridge, CO.
More About Barry
“My parents are amazing. I owe them so much.”
Below: Barry and Val (Shaun’s mom and Dad).
My Dad is a hoot. It’s a shame it took so long for me to work that out. He’s the best Dad to 3 boys, an awesome husband (on some days according to Mum***), and fanatical about windsurfing.
My Dad is old school. The harder you work the luckier you get. He has worked really hard as a computer programmer. He still does this when the need is there. He’ll probably never fully retire. He loves to garden. He loves to relax in the garden and drink a coffee.
ABOVE: Mum and Dad enjoying some Colorado Rockies Powder.
***Mum is how Mom is spelled in New Zealand.
While he still programs, he also is a real estate investor. His focus as a home buyer has also been The Mile High City – Denver, CO.
When he’s not working hard, he’s playing hard on the windsurfer. Check out the video below!
My Dad is amazing. He’s pushing 70 years old, and this is him living his dream. He is so grateful for these opportunities, but he deserves them.
He loves to windsurf when he is not hard at work on the computer and helping me. And he is pretty gosh darn good. I was lucky enough to experience this with him recently.
Jenn and I are coaches for Colorado Special Olympic Athletes. We both coach swimming, mountain biking, and skiing.
Above is our swimming team – The Barracudas! – At Colorado State Games.
Below: Jenn training with 3 of the Wolf Pack Mountain Bike Team
Special Olympics, the athletes, and families represent the most grateful and kind group of people we have ever been associated with. It is an owner and privilege to be allowed to work with these amazing people.
ABOVE: These athletes are legit! Go Jeff!
WARNING: This is a 2 minute read. It’s more like a diary entry than thrilling entertainment. But it is how I “accidentally” became a guy that buys houses for cash in Denver.
It’s been quite a ride really. And when I graduated from Auckland University as a Physical Therapist many years ago I would never have dreamed I would end up as a real estate investor in Denver!
The first property I purchased was a single-family home in Montbello. Montbello is on the east side near the Denver Airport – the new one (20 years new) not Stapleton! That’s how long I have been here! Long enough to know Stapleton as Denver’s airport – not as a suburb of Denver!
Our first home purchase in Denver, Colorado.
Since then I have been involved in many deals including:
Buying and selling.
Fixing and flipping.
Rehabbing and renting.
As a fixer-upper guy, I have had my share of successes and failures. It’s a tough business. As my real estate career developed I began to notice one area that gave me particular pleasure. I found an incredible amount of satisfaction in working with homeowners that needed to get out of a jamb for one reason or another.
Shaun Martin “on the tools.”
The first example was an elderly woman who owned a home in Globeville – just minutes north of downtown. For several reasons she was in a hurry to sell. She had listed the house to sell on the MLS. After about a month she received an offer. After the inspection process the buyer decided to walk away.
Another month went by and she went under contract again. This time it was the lender that shut the deal down. To qualify for a mortgage the house had to meet certain criteria. There were too many things to repair on the home. Truth be told the house was in really bad shape.
It was at this time a friend of a friend introduced me to Ann. We talked about the situation and why she needed to sell. Of particular concern was the time line (she need to sell her house fast, like really fast as 3 months had been wasted on the MLS). Secondly she needed to sell her home for cash.
She needed a cash home buyer because of the mortgage situation. She didn’t want to deal with the repairs. She wanted to sell as-is and move on with her life. I still remember her saying to me,
“Shaun I need to sell my house for cash. The bank want give any buyer a mortgage. The roofs completely shot. A re you a cash buyer?”
I remember repeating in my head: “AM I A CASH BUYER?” Then responding cool as a cucumber, “Yes Ann. I buy houses for cash. Let me take a quick look around. I’ll work out my best cash offer and see if we cant make a deal.”
That’s how I became a cash home buyer! Kind of by accident. I had to get the help of a private money lender to buy the house. But I did it! Paid 100% cash for my first house!
After we closed Ann was so grateful. AND it made me feel like I had provided a really good service. She needed to get rid of her house quickly. She couldn’t sell it the traditional way with a loan. She need someone to pay her cash. I stepped in gave her a cash offer and purchased her house.
Here are some legitimate reasons you should consider selling your house to us. You should sell your home to us because we are:
My Dad and I would be so excited to talk to you about the house you need to sell. Give us a call. We will give you an honest opinion of your best-selling options.
If you need to sell your house fast, a cash sale might be a great choice.
If you are not under a financial strain, selling FSBO on the MLS might be the way to market. Either way, we can help you make the best decision for you and your family.
Have extra cash in your back pocket? Maybe you should fix it up for a top dollar.
No matter how you want to sell the property, you can’t lose by talking to legit home buyers willing to divulge all their real estate secrets.
What’s there to lose?
Let’s get that house SOLD!
OUR PLEDGE TO YOU: We will always treat you with respect, empathy, and be 100% transparent and honest. We aim to be a legitimate source of real estate information for you.
The information I provide will allow you to make the best decision to sell your house. Whether you choose to sell your house:
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