Michael Zak is lifelong entrepreneur and 3rd generation Colorado native. With an early interest in real estate, architecture and design, Michael worked his way through college on fix & flips and rental properties. Following a BS in Marketing at the University of Colorado, Michael entered the real estate world as a broker and has been a Top Producing Realtor and Team Leader since 1997 with combined sales volume in excess of $250 million. After spending most of his early career at RE/MAX, where he was recognized in the Top 1% of Realtors nationwide, he also received the RE/MAX Hall of Fame & Platinum Club awards. Michael then ran one of the top producing offices for COhomefinder / 8z Real Estate and in March 2015 opened the first Windermere Real Estate franchise in Denver as Broker / Owner. Michael’s received the 5280 Five Star Award 2010-2017 and also holds the CRS, ePRO and CDPE designations. Michael’s clients appreciate the professional service and expertise he brings to each transaction, without high pressure sales techniques.
Denver, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Englewood, Littleton, Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, Parker, Lakewood, Arvada, Westminster, Thornton and Aurora. 5 county Denver Metro area including the City and County of Denver, as well as Douglas, Arapahoe, Jefferson and Adams.
Michael and his wife Nancy have 2 boys and 2 girls and enjoy travel, from exploring Colorado to faraway beaches in the Caribbean or South Pacific! We also enjoy lots of sports - including playing and watching football, hockey, & volleyball.
I am originally from a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating college in 2002, I moved west to Colorado with friends in the search of a new and exciting adventure. With the beautiful climate and culture the Denver area offers, it did not take long for me to realize that Colorado was my home. After a decade of working in student finance, I decided to follow my passion and make the move to a career in real estate. Just as I immediately knew that Colorado was the state for me, I know real estate is the career for me.
I love working with buyers and sellers, especially first time buyers. I remember vividly the excitement, anxiety and sense of pride I felt when purchasing my first home. My goal is to guide my clients through the potentially daunting task and make it a seamless and positive experience. While understanding the economics of the real estate market is essential, creating and maintaining relationships are equally invaluable.
In addition to having knowledge of the market and process, I am approachable, a problem solver, and an effective communicator. I pride myself in understanding my clients’ needs and situation and relentlessly working to find the perfect home for them. I believe strongly in professional integrity; through dedication and commitment all things are possible.
I have placed great value and emphasis on my personal relationships, achieving my health goals, and on building a successful career. These areas have been and continue to be where I exercise my drive and energy. Everyday I look forward to what the future brings!