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"Mike took exceptionally good care of us through our very long home search. We had some very specific requirements for a home, and he was patient and very helpful in helping us find a home that met our expectations. He always gave us an honest opinion, even when that opinion was, "I don't think this is a good house for you".
He is very knowledgeable and shares that knowledge readily. After working with a few other realtors at the beginning of our search, it quickly became apparent that Mike was head and shoulders above the rest.
I can only give 5 stars. I would give more if I could.” Sean Thomas, Buying a Home
"Mike Lies and his team are the best!!! Mike was so patient and understanding of our needs in a new home and Karen and Eve are always on top of everything. I couldn't have asked for a better team. I would highly recommend Mike Lies!” Stephanie L, Buying & Selling a Home
"This is the dream team. If you're looking for property, you'd be doing yourself a huge favor speaking with Mike before finalizing on an agent. Gold Compass has a nose for great properties - they listen, take your likes/dislikes into account, and adapt in real time to your needs. We leveraged Mike's advice and exercised some patience in this insane market, and were rewarded with a home well beyond our expectations. You won't go wrong with Gold Compass!” Matt Henry, Buying a Home
"My husband and I used Mike Lies to buy a home in 2015. We then began our search for our forever home in July of 2018. Mike and his staff helped us get our home ready to sell and helped us find that forever home. If you are looking in Colorado, you know that the market is a jungle out there. Mike and his team helped navigate us through everything flawlessly.
What we love most about Mike and Karen Lies and their staff is that they are very laid back and patient. Mike listens to what you are looking for and keeps you on track. He will not show you a house that he thinks is not what you asked for in the beginning. Of course, he is flexible in your search. There would be times I would send him 15 houses we wanted to look at, but he always narrowed them down by saying something like: This one is near a busy street, too much road noise; This one has been on the market for 60 days, let me do some digging and see what I can find out; This one is not good for resale down the road if you are planning on moving within X number of years. So it is not just about selling a house to you. It is about making sure that you are happy in all respects. I highly recommend Mike Lies and Gold Compass Real Estate! They are just a top-notch team.” Rolayne Volpe, Buying & Selling a Home
"Mike Lies is the best realtor in town! We've now bought and sold two properties with him and both times him and his team have been excellent. We've referred him to two people and both people report back to us that he's the best realtor they've ever had.” Kyle Shaffer, Buying & Selling a Home
"Our experience with Mike and his team started a few years ago when I was looking off and on for a home. Karen would call me from time to time and we would chat about financials and other things. Over the next few months I honestly felt like I was talking to an old friend. How endearing of an experience that was! This year my wife and I finally got serious about the house buying. Being a Colorado native, it was hard to jump in to this game. Mike was so helpful and honest with us, and also very patient. We were set on an area and they helped us get into a cozy first home! After going under contract, Karen, Eve, and Kella were standing by to answer all my stupid questions! Not much for a review, but more of a huge thank you to Mike, Karen, Kella and Eve!” Jon Willden, Buying a Home
"Mike Lies and his team were incredible. Moving here from another state we feel fortunate to have found them. Mike was on top of the busy Colorado market, anticipating each step to make our search and sale a success. He was quick to understand our needs and desires, showing us relavent properties. He was always available and made us feel we were important clients to him. You can't go wrong choosing him as your realtor.” Laura Dombrowsky, Buying a Home
"Mike and his team are incredibly knowledgeable and thorough. It had made buying and selling homes with him easy and as low-stress as that could be. His dedication to doing the best job for you as a client shows, and my wife and I couldn't be happier with the results!” Chris Reinertsen, Buying & Selling a Home
"Mike, Karen and Eve were fantastic to work with. We rode Mike pretty hard and used a LOT of his time looking at homes, and they nailed it. after a couple times out looking, Mike and Karen understood what we were looking for and narrowed things down so we didn't look at something we wouldn't be considering. Mike is a great agent, and his staff supports his efforts flawlessly. Throughout the process, Mike not only was our agent, but became a friend as well. I would recommend Mike for any real estate sale or purchase.” Terry Ayre, Buying & Selling a Home
"Mike and his team are absolutely fantastic! They are all very kind, easy to work with, and prompt with their replies. They made the whole process so easy and I honestly can not think of a single way they could have improved.” Margaret Willden, Buying a Home
"The entire team at Gold Compass Real estate was wonderful from start to finish. I cant recommend them any higher! Fabulous service throughout the entire process.” Michelle Pugh, Buying a Home
"I was never lost with the clear direction and everlasting efficiency Mike, Karen and their crew provided! Not only are they some of the best people you will ever meet but they know their business! The real estate wisdom Gold Compass provides is undeniable. Nothing goes amiss under their watchful eye. Seek the guidance of this band of merry folk and you'll find yourself pleased with where you end up!” Laura Simone, Buying a Home
"Mike Lies is an outstanding realtor who we have used in three separate house purchase and sales. He has outstanding experience, knowledge, and insights which lead to his success. His staff is also great in tracking required activities and helping the client. Mike is a tremendous asset and will help you with your real estate needs. We highly recommend Mike and Gold Compass.” Mel Shaffer, Buying & Selling a Home
"Mr. Mike Lies and his team are awesome to work with whether you are seasoned home buyer or it is your first home buying experience. Mike, is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and very helpful going through all of the legal aspects of purchasing a home. The Gold Compass Real Estate staff are very helpful through out the entire process and “are there to help in any way possible”. They have a great rapport with service providers like home inspection, lenders, Title companies, etc. making it so you as the buyer can just kick back and relax because they schedule it all for you actually making the home buying experience less stressful! Highly recommend you list your current home or start your new home search with this AWESOME team!” Bob Phelps, Buying a Home
"Mike helped us purchasing our first house. He is very knowledgeable, dependable and goes the extra mile to help you! He will show the houses based on your interest and reviews every house with honest pros and cons, as if he is purchasing the house for himself. He was proactive to find detailed information about the house he showed and Karen Lies kept all the formalities up to date. From start to finish (Closing of our house) they have helped and guided us very professionally. We are lucky to have found Mike as our realtor.” BISHWAJEET GHOSH, Buying a Home
"Working with Mike and his team as our real estate agent could not have been a better experience. We have spoken with many real estate agents in the past before working with Mike, and none of them came close to being as honest, genuine and easy to work with as Mike was. He made our home buying experience an extremely smooth and stress free process. He never rushed us into making any decisions and he helped us stay away from homes that may have looked like great homes in our eyes, but actually had many issues that would have caused us much money and problems down the road. Mike and his team responded to all of our inquiries in a very timely manner and there never came a time where we were disappointed or regretted having Mike and his team on our side supporting us throughout the home buying process. We could not be happier in our new home and neighborhood and we could not have done it without Mike and his team at Gold Compass Real Estate!” Andrew Nordstrom, Buying a Home
"Mike Lies and his team impressed us from our first meeting, when he presented us with a list of comparables. His knowledge of each property and its listing history showed he was very familiar with our area and had really done his homework. He really listened to what we wanted to achieve and offered sage advice, but never tried to tell us what we should do. He guided us in how to get the home ready for the market. When it came time to list the professional photography, vivid descriptions and excellent signage really helped our home stand out. It sold in less than four days! Mike's work didn't stop there -- he was with us every step of the way, helping with negotiations, and communicating both with us and our buyer's agent. He always responded right away to emails and phone calls, so we were never in the dark about what was going on. His office was so organized and kept us on track. I was so impressed with all the work he did and really felt he and his team went above and beyond. I would recommend Mike Lies to anyone who wants a real pro on their side.” Cynthia Myers, Selling a Home
"My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Mike Lies to find our new home in Evergreen. Mike definitely knows his stuff. He knew the housing inventory well and provided honest assessments about accurate values of homes that we visited, often steering us away from overpriced homes and from homes with structural or other issues that weren't always obvious to us. When we finally found a house that we loved, Mike didn't try to persuade us to overpay for the house. In fact, he suggested that we offer less than the listing price based on comps in the neighborhood. The sellers accepted our offer and we now have a great house. Part of Mike's success is his wife, Karen Lies, who handles all of the details, such as making sure that we had all of our ducks in a row for closing. They make a great team and we would highly recommend them to discerning buyers or sellers." Mike and Cari Waters, Buying a Home
"Mike is professional, patient and listens to seller.
Marketing strategies are excellent, we sold our house in 2 days.
Mike accommodates his clients, he cleared his schedule anytime we asked.
He advises you and provides you with a schedule to follow so no surprises arise.
I highly recommend this duo for selling or purchasing a home.
We have built a trusting relationship and as a result Mike will assist us in purchasing a new home." Leanne, Selling a Home & Buying a Home
"Mike and Karen were a joy to work with from the start. It took us several months and several viewings before we found "the one". Mike never made us feel rushed and was always available to answer every question we had. Karen was an excellent resource for information and did a wonderful job scheduling everything, even when we asked to view houses at the last minute. It is obvious that Mike knows a lot about the housing market in the Denver area and is truly invested in helping you find a quality home." Aliza Beard, Buying a Home
"Our experience was with Mike Lies. He was an absolute professional and an excellent communicator. He kept us well informed throughout the buying process. His staff, Karen and Eve, were also very attentive and helpful with all the details. We highly recommend Mike and his team!" ckroonenberg, Buying a Home
"From start to finish our home sale was flawless. Mike was there when we needed him and he handled everything with the utmost professionalism. Mike is an asset to the industry, knowledgeable about the sale process, courteous to every one involved and we were proud to have him represent us with the sale of our home." comtnskipper, Selling a Home
"Mike and his team assisted me from start to finish leaving no detail behind. They kept me up to date with even the smallest pieces of info so I was always aware of what was going on. Mike's patience, responsiveness, and willingness to get the extra details is a rare commodity in the industry and was much appreciated in my home buying experience. I would recommend any buyer on the market to work with Mike and his team as they will ensure you are taken care of." s kim2384, Buying a Home
"My wife and I were fortunate to work with Mike Lies to find our new home in Westminster. We found him to be thoroughly knowledgeable on houses, the market, and the buying process and were very happy with how responsive he was. Mike spent a great deal of time helping us locate the best area for us, which turned out to be different from where we were initially looking. Mike's help through every step of the process made us feel significantly more confident as buyers in a competitive sellers' market. We found Mike through his excellent recommendations on Zillow for real estate agents and are happy to strongly recommend him if you are doing the same." brett hanger, Buying a Home
"Mike Lies helped me in searching a house for over a year and he also helped me to buy the condo which I am living in now. Mike and his assistant, Karen were sending me all listings continuously so that I can see and select the best condo I would have wanted. They are so nice and patient that every time I ask them to show me whatever condo or an apartment I want, they willingly arrange and help me in showing without hesitation. I thank them from the bottom of my heart!" Yeshete, Buying a Home
"Mike Lies was hands down the very best agent we've ever met. The very first thing we noticed about Mike was he LISTENED to us. He was extremely communicative, providing us next steps well in advance, so we had no surprises on the multitude of steps needed to sell a home. Additionally, Mike successfully negotiated certain aspects of our sell, including price, proving he is a savvy and ETHICAL agent. There is absolutely no other agent we would recommend to sell or buy a home from in the Denver/Foothills area other than Mike Lies." skier51, Selling a Home
"Mike was very thorough in pointing out not only the positives, but the negatives of every house we looked at. We were new to buying a house in the mountains and he was amazing at pointing out things to look out for that may be different than buying a home in the suburbs. Mike was also very responsive in sending us new listings and was always available to meet us at a house; which is especially important because of how quickly houses sell in the area. When it came time to put in an offer, Mike was able to walk us through the offer and made sure we understood everything. The same goes for when we were at closing, too. We will be sure to use Mike again if of course we ever sell this perfect house he helped us purchase." matthew boston, Buying a Home
"Mike was a great asset to us during this time. He was very knowledgeable about mountain properties and steered us in the right direction on the do's and don'ts of mountain property. He was also very knowledgeable in the negotiation and contract phase of the purchase. He kept us informed on the status of our purchase daily throughout the process. I would definitely recommend Mike Lies for anyone looking to buy or sell a home." Sjones, Buying a Home
"Mike Lies and his team are top-notch and fully-informed. We found him online by luck but could not be happier with his service and low-key approach. Highly recommend!" Shelley Hall, Buying a Home
"I worked with Mike and Karen when selling my house. I am also a real estate broker, and I can honestly say that their services, from beginning to end, were exceptional. I highly recommend Mike Lies for your real estate needs. He is knowledgeable, professional, and very patient. I would not hesitate to work with Mike and Karen again." Wendy Wipper, Buying a Home
"We worked with Mike in a tough housing market and though I could go on about the excellent assistance provided I'll just sum it up: exceptionally fast response time on any question or request, friendly and trustworthy, an impressive knowledge of mountain homes, and in the end we closed on a house we are ecstatic about. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone." ayedkyo, Buying a Home
"Mike Lies and assistant Karen represented me when I was out of country, not avail. With many offers avail. I was counseled on what my offer should be... the seller was presented w/ my offer and it was accepted! He acted on my behalf to submit offer when time was a factor, and I was not immediately available." Beth Benning, Buying a Home
"Mike always rearranged his schedule for whatever we asked or needed, very attentive. He is very personable, honest, and trusting." lehirne1, Buying a Home
"Working with Mike was an extremely satisfying experience. In a number of cases our process could have proved difficult, but because Mike was on top of matters, experienced, and thoughtful he was able to work through those potential issues very successfully. We've been through the buying process." cheriepitman, Selling a Home
"I worked with Michael and his wife, Karen, for my home purchase. The relocation and purchase of a home can be very stressful. Mike and Karen made the purchase of the home the least of my worries. They are very organized and helped me every step of the way. All of the recommendations they made were great, including, referring me to a great loan broker. The whole team gets 5 stars!" Andrea.evens, Buying a Home
"Mike is very professional and fun to work with. He always has a smile. Mike and his team were very prompt and knowledgeable. I was very impressed with the execution and will work with Mike again without hesitation." gonepark, Selling a Home
"We loved mike being our realtor, he's extremely knowledgeable and helped us pick out an awesome house that suits us perfectly. We would highly recommend him!"zuser20150320082246938, Buying a Home
“I have bought a few homes before and this was the easiest and best experience I've had! With the crazy market I was always able to see a new listing the same day. They're great people to work with and I'll definitely use them the next time.” Bradmelsness_419, Buying a Home
“My husband and I are first time home buyers, but we feel like pros after working with Mike Lies and his team. Mike explained the market: sellers'! He prepared us for this aggressive market and was very transparent about expectations, which anyone can appreciate. His knowledge on not only the different Denver metro areas, but specific neighborhoods within them was very impressive! His responsiveness was crucial in seeing homes on the first day they were listed. I can't say enough great things about Mike and his team. They are masters in real estate processes and give wonderful negotiation advice. We bought a home in a great neighborhood and school district with EVERYTHING we were looking within our budget. We made an offer the same day the home was listed. In this sellers' market, we did not expect to have such a smooth home searching/buying process. Even the seller and seller's agent were quite pleased with how smoothly this particular transaction went. I have already recommended Mike to friends in the market and will continue to do so. I will use Mike and his team for our future real estate needs!” Krystina Shaffer, Buying a Home
“Mike and Karen were outstanding!!! If you are going to buy or sell in the greater Denver area be sure to give him a call. We have bought and sold a number of houses and Mike and Karen are head and shoulders above anyone else we have used, by far!!!!” E-wirtz, Buying a Home
“Words alone cannot describe the amazing experience we had. As first time home buyers, there was a significant learning curve. Mike and his team were excellent guides and teachers. They found us the perfect home and helped us through the process with patience and understanding. A 5-star rating doesn't seem like enough, but that's as high as the scale goes. Thank you, Mike! You will never know how much your assistance has meant to us.” Dshaskin, Buying a Home
“This is not your typical real estate duo! I have never seen such professionalism and honesty when dealing with Realtors in the past. I dealt mostly with Mike, but my interactions with Andrew were very positive also. From day 1, Mike came into my home and told me exactly what to expect from the selling side of things. I have to admit, at first, some of the expectations he laid out, I thought were a little unbelievable. But he was right on with all of his predictions as far as length of time on the market, offers to expect and eventual selling price. I, (just like everyone else) thought my home was worth way more than it actually was. I had a house that only appealed to a small percentage of the population due to the very open plan and no indoor connection from the main floor to the basement where the laundry was. Mike was very realistic and respectful when helping me set a selling price. He never made me feel like an idiot about it. He has a masterful way of "guiding" you, instead of telling you what to do. And he has very detailed knowledge about market trends and what other people are successfully doing, rather than wasting your time re-inventing the wheel, he lets you know what has worked in the past and what will probably work for your situation. He added a very personal touch with his "special feature cards" that he placed around the house describing special assets that the house has. I found myself reading them every day while we were living there waiting to sell. Some days I was so inspired by the special features he pointed out about my house that I almost didn't want to sell! Listen, bottom line is, these guys are the real deal! Mike and Andrew will make your house selling and buying experience very easy and realistic. If you want a no-nonsense approach and honest results, I HIGHLY recommend Mike and Andrew. And their transaction manager Karen was also very awesome and helpful with e-mails and phone calls along the way explaining each step of the process. What an amazing team. Halfway through the process, I trusted them so much, that I just said, "send over whatever you need and I'll sign it, no questions asked". I knew they were working very hard for me. It's nice to finally see this level of honesty and respect when dealing with sales people, just like the way it used to be when you did business over a simple hand shake. Guys, I seriously can't thank you enough!!! I will forever regard you all as true friends.” Pete D, Buying a Home
"Mike was extremely helpful to me during my process of buying my home. This was my first time buying a home and Mike helped me a lot. At times I wasn't sure what to look for and his suggestions were great. He took my preferences into consideration well, and understood what I was looking for. He was very knowledgeable about many areas around where I wanted to buy and the pros and cons of each. Throughout the entire buying and looking process he kept in contact with me and was quick to reply and everyday I would get an email or message with helpful walkthrough points in the buying process. He was very polite and professional and a fun person to look at homes with!" Kayla W., Buying a Home
"Mike and his team are very professional I really appreciate the fact that honesty is the main characteristic that Mike and his team bring to the table because of this Mike was able to help us sell 1st day on the market getting 10 dollars a square ft higher then average for the neighborhood" Clint W., Selling a Home
"We have received outstanding service from Mike Lies. He is very knowledgeable, responsive and efficient. I would recommend this real estate professional to anyone. Thank you for your help!!" Marek K., Buying a Home
"Mike is very professional and fun to work with. He always has a smile. He answer all my questions promptly any time of the day. He also recommended me to other professionals that I ended up using, like loan officers, and inspectors. When the loan process went slower then I felt it should of been, Mike contacted the loan officers on my behalf to get things done faster. Also, the seller was not very friendly and kick all of us out of the house during inspection. Mike was very calm and professional and still got us to do a walk through with the inspector. Mike insured me that this wasn't normal and realize to avoid future conflicts, he set up different times for the seller and I. Everything went smoothly during closing. I never felt any pressure from him and he help me identify potential problems with the houses we looked at. I already recommended him to my cousin because I felt highly of him. I filed bankruptcy three years ago and I bought a new house. I highly recommend Mike." Thay X., Buying a Home
"Mike was very professional and helpful in getting my home ready to sell. He was very honest and respectful of my time and made the whole process easier than I expected. I would highly recommend him and will use him for all my real estate transactions from this point forward." Pete D., Selling a Home