Tom and Denise Barnwell – The People of LIVLIV Sotheby's
At LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, our people make the difference! Learn more about Tom and Denise Barnwell, a prominent LIV SIR team.
How long have you been in the real estate industry for?
Tom – 23 years
Denise – 20 years
What initially drew you to the real estate industry?
Tom – I was a lender making great relationships with realtors. During that time I decided that I would rather be in the homes working on buying and selling, so then I became a realtor.
Denise – My background in interior design added a different point of view when buying and selling. I was thrilled to join Tom while his business was growing.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in your career?
Both – Placing a referral to a Sotheby’s International Realty broker in Peru for a large acreage property (for a wine vineyard). The property was purchased for development. After this referral, the power of the brand was very evident.
What makes LIV Sotheby’s International Realty unique?
Both – We have both always been attracted to luxury brands in all facets, as well as high-end service. We appreciate the Sotheby’s brand in what it offers and the quality of service it allows us to give.
What is a trend that you are keeping your eye on right now in the industry?
Tom – I am currently keeping my eye on investments, interest rates, and negotiating trends in this competitive market.
Denise – As my background and passion are in interior design, I am keeping my eye on staging and how it can benefit the seller’s bottom line.
Personally, what drives you in this industry?
Both – Each day is different with new challenges and successes. Our commitment to giving our clients more than they expect is what they value the most. We love our work and it shows.
What are you passionate about?
Both – Making sure every client has all of the information they need to make the right decision.
Tom – I am truly passionate about being an advocate for my clients.
Denise – My passion is helping clients have a vision and helping them to see potential in a greater range of properties, which in turn gives them more choices.
What are your hobbies/interests outside of the office?
Tom – My passions are golfing, skiing, fishing, and traveling.
Denise – Including some of the same as Tom’s my interests are hiking, golfing, and traveling.
What’s your favorite part about living and working in Colorado?
Both – We thoroughly enjoy the climate and the ability to spend all four seasons outdoors doing different things all year round. We like the diversity of different areas, old and new, with so many choices. We love the easy access to downtown that offers great sports, dining, entertainment, events – the list goes on.
What community do you live in? What do you like about it?
Both – We live in a sub-area of Highlands Ranch called Weatherstone and have been there for 18 years. We like the community feel of the area with its own pool and park for the neighborhood, and the community events offered.