If you know anything about us, hopefully you’ll know we’re all about the relationships and local connections when it comes to real estate. But did you know this philosophy has been inherent to our company from the very first day we started?
Lew Kingdom and Stu Wright met at a local Boulder Area REALTOR® Association event back in 1974. On April 1, 1976 the idea to open their own independent brokerage came to fruition and with $6,000 each, Lew and Stu opened the doors at 1900 Folsom Street and called the fledging company Wright Kingdom (renamed WK Real Estate in 2016).
The company gradually grew over the next forty years and moved locations 3 times before they settled into the current locations at 4875 Pearl E Circle # 100 in Boulder and 2101 Ken Pratt Blvd # 100 in Longmont.
Lew and Stu were visionaries from the beginning. In 1987, the concept of relocation was a new idea for many companies but that didn’t stop WK Real Estate from adding a full-time staff and department dedicated solely to helping people move in and out of the community. WK Real Estate became a charter member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, an exclusive network of independent real estate brokers from around the world.
As technology needs grew within the country, Lew secured the wkre.com domain name and acquired one of the first printers and computers as they became available. Lew laughingly talks about the first printer that was so big and noisy it needed to be in its own “cage” to muffle the sound! They were the second company to partner with Booj – a proprietary website building company specializing in real estate websites. Booj assists with the ever-changing technology world, creating new products and ideas like introducing a mobile application well before apps were the norm.
In 1993 Dan Kingdom (Lew Kingdom’s son) joined WK Real Estate as a broker associate. As Dan grew in experience and expertise, he became the natural fit to take over WK Real Estate and was names employing broker in 2016. Dan’s passion and vision for the changing needs of the market foresaw the expansion of Boulder real estate into the surrounding communities, and WK Real Estate proudly opened its Longmont office in 2010.
Today, the company’s philosophy hasn’t changed much from Lew and Stu’s original idea. It’s not just the personalized experience clients enjoy at WK Real Estate, but the value placed on every single relationship. Agents take the time to get to know clients personally, to find out about hopes and dreams, and to help those dreams come true. They treat clients as part of the WK family, and that means being a part of their dreams for a very long time.