After many years in the financial services industry, Rich Foerster became a licensed Realtor in 2002. Later, in 2004 Donna Foerster got her license and The Foerster Team was born! (Donna also worked in the financial services industry for many years. That's where the couple met!) Rich and Donna advocate for and represent buyers and sellers in Metro Denver, Colorado and the surrounding areas. Their focus is residential real estate. The Team specializes in listing Short Sale/Pre-Foreclosure properties.
Husband and Wife Team
As clients of The Foerster Team, you benefit from having two Realtors for the price of one. Donna's talents in marketing and technology are balanced by Rich's market knowledge, negotiation skills and attention to detail.
Formerly Trained in Customer Service
Combined, Rich and Donna have more than 60 years of experience in service related industries. They have been trained by the biggest and the best to provide their clients with reliability, availability, respect, trust and professionalism.
Consultant Vs. Salesperson
They believe in establishing and maintaining a consultant relationship with their clients. A consultant takes the time to understand their clients' want and needs, then recommends solutions that satisfy or exceed those wants and needs. A consultant educates in order to facilitate a sound business decision by their client. A salesperson simply coordinates the selling and buying transactions.
Education and Real Estate Designations
Rich has an Associate in Arts degree in Accounting.
Donna has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration.
The Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. Rich and Donna achieved this designation in 2006.
An agent who carries the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation is trained in professional negotiation tactics by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute, the leading negotiation training and coaching company for real estate professionals. Rich completed the CNE certification in 2009.
A Certified Distressed Property Expert®(CDPE) is a real estate professional with specific understanding of the complex issues confronting the real estate industry, and the foreclosure avoidance options available to homeowners. Rich completed the certification in 2009.
The National Association of REALTORS® offers the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification to REALTORS® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distress sales grows. Rich and Donna earned the SFR designation in 2009.
The Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) understands the trends and housing options for consumers aged 50+. Furthermore, they are familiar with the application of federal laws for Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA), financing options and the impact of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security on real estate decisions.
On a Personal Note
The couple married in July of 1999. Rich and Donna are grandparents and love spending time with the family. They are avid fans of the Colorado Rockies and Dallas Cowboys (Rich is originally from Texas). They both moved to Colorado in 1991. Donna relocated from the East Coast.
Rich and Donna are active in their community. They are members of the local Rotary, Cherry Creek Valley Rotary and the local Chamber of Commerce. They also volunteer for the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Association and the Arthritis Foundation.
Rich and Donna look forward to helping YOU achieve your Real Estate goals with ease.