I grew up in Yankton, SD and graduated from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. My passion for real estate began in Kansas City in 1998 when I took a job with a home builder. The process of creating new communities and witnessing the excitement of the families purchasing homes in those communities sparked my interest in all things real estate. Looking for a new adventure, I moved to Denver in 2000 and after gaining some invaluable experience working in finance and as a real estate appraiser, I started a remodeling company focusing on both residential remodeling and fix-and-flip projects. I brought all of this experience to real estate and Larsen Team Real Estate was formed.
My wife Elle makes up the other half of Larsen Team Real Estate. Prior to being a Realtor, Elle’s passion for real estate grew over 10 years working in multiple areas of the industry including lending, marketing, project management and staging. This wide range of experience allows her to see real estate transactions from many different perspectives and to create a style of doing business that focuses on each of her client’s unique needs.
Our backgrounds in remodeling and staging give us a huge advantage when helping our clients prepare their properties for sale. We know how get the best return on your investment and can recommend often small and inexpensive updates that will make a huge impact on your bottom line. We have a full force of trusted contractors - from painters to cleaners to landscapers, we have a resource. We stage our listings, use a professional photographer to take amazing photos and market our listings through 100’s of websites. We use this same expertise to help buyers see the future potential or existing value in a home.
We have a strong family connection to the Black Hills. My grandparents visited Sylvan Lake for their honeymoon in 1949 and fell in love with the Black Hills, returning many summers with their children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren. They even owned a hotel in Custer for many years. The amazing beauty of this special place made us want to call it our home!
Jeff holds a designation as a Military Relocation Professional and has a passion for helping military families navigate the unique process they experience when they recieve a PCS.
Elle holds a designation as a Certified Negotiation Expert
We are both members of the Black Hills Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors
We are both members of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association and were honored to be presented with production awards at the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Diamond Circle Awards.