Parker Colorado Real Estate Videos

The Parker Colorado Home Center is the leader in providing real estate videos of Parker, Colorado. These are videos designed to enable the non-Parker resident to experience the look and feel of Parker's great communities.

This blog is dedicated to getting these videos out on the Internet. In addition to the Parker Neighborhood Videos, we will be videoing all kinds of places, sites and sounds around Parker.

As Parker residents for over 32 years and local real estate agents for the last 14 years, we are proud to provide these videos. We love it here in Parker and we know that you would, too.

 

Sept. 14, 2020

Welcome To The Parker Colorado Home Center

Welcome to the Parker Colorado Home Center website. We are the co-founders of the Parker Colorado Home Center.  As 30 year residents of Parker, we are ready and able to meet any and all of your relocation needs.  

Our specialty is helping out of state home buyers relocate to Parker and nearby towns.Contact us that we can get to work right away. Check out our Relocation Program. View our Video Testimonial. Watch one of our Parker Neighborhood Videos.

 A short message from Co-founder, Cheryl Bustin.

We have been selling homes in and around Parker since 2004.

We specialize in helping out of state home buyers relocate to Parker and the surrounding communities of Castle Rock, Larkspur, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Centennial, Aurora and Elizabeth. Most real estate agents do not specialize in any areas. They try to carve out such a large territory (i.e. Denver Metro) that they might not even know how to drive you to your desired area without the help of their GPS. They certainly are not intimately familiar with such things as schools, shopping, traffic patterns, parks, recreation facilities and on and on. We have the credentials that you expect of agents who will be guiding you in your home buying decisions.  

Before you pick your real estate professional, you should check them out thoroughly.  

Check out our reviews, especially those on Google. Google reviews are far and away the most reliable and the hardest to get. Most agents will not have any. And, of course, read or watch the reviews that we might have on our website.  We  have worked hard to receive these reviews and testimonials. We have a great reputation, specifically with out of state home buyers relocating to Colorado.

From the beginning, we try to find out as much as possible about you. Both your real estate needs and your personal needs.

We are genuinely interested in you, not just your business. We want to know who you are, your personality, your situation. Are you active? Retiring? A family? Single? Where you'll be commuting to for your job. Your education needs for your children. That sort of stuff. It really makes a difference in ultimately finding you the right home, in the right neighborhood and at the right price.

We will be set up on your own personal property search and organizer. And, we'll send you the Parker Neighborhood Videos. 

Once we know exactly what you're looking for, we will set you up on a Client Portal through REColorado. This is the same search engine that all Denver area real estate agents use. Unlike the Zillow's of the world, this home search is absolutely accurate, current and loaded with all of the property details. A serious buyer cannot be successful without this tool. And,we will also send you videos of 22 of Parker's most popular neighborhoods. We have actually had out of state clients pick their neighborhood, just from watching all of the videos before they make their first trip.

Here is one example of the 24 Parker Neighborhood Videos that will be sent to you.

We live in Parker.  We work and play in the surrounding communities of Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Centennial and Aurora.

We are physically able and willing to preview homes that you have an interest in.  You're not here, yet.  Or, you've made your first home buying trip and have returned home.  We will preview these homes for you, taking additional photos and video for you.  For those of you with an iPhone, Facetime is a great way to preview homes.

We will help you find a hotel, rent a car, arrange for childcare, recommend restaurants and anything else that you might need. Give us your home buying trip needs and we will help you put it all together.  

We try to be "turn key' for you.  Let us pick you up at the airport or your hotel.

Once you've arrived and are ready to get to work, you will join us in our van or SUV. If you're bringing your kids or others, we will use our van, which seats up to 7 adults, comfortably. We do not do the "caravan" thing. Spending your day in the same vehicle as the agents is critical. It allows you to have valuable conversations, personal and business.  We will be able to provide ongoing commentary as you drive areas and go from one house to the next which can't happen if you're in a car behind us.

We spend at least a half day getting oriented to the communities that you are interested in.

By focusing on neighborhoods first, you will be able to get a feel for the various communities. You will then be able to focus on homes in your preferred subdivisions. This is probably the most valuable (and time saving) time you will spend during your house hunt. Very few agents do this. We require it. It will also allow you to know what your commute might look like, where you can shop, nearby parks, medical facilities, schools, etc. It's crucial that you have this overview of the entire area before you start looking at a specific house.

We will find you the right home, in the right neighborhood and at the right price.

By following our proven system of working with out of state home buyers, you will ultimately have success. We believe that there are "no shortcuts" in real estate. We are committed to providing you with the absolute best relocation experience that you've ever experienced. 

Your Local Source For Parker Real Estate


Who We Are.  What We Believe.

We are co-founders of The Parker Colorado Home Center @ RE/Max Alliance. As we tell all of our clients, every real estate agent had a prior job or career before getting into real estate. We're no different. I came out of college with an interior design degree and pursued that for over 20 years. Bob went straight into mortgage banking. At about the same time, both Bob and I experienced extreme "burn out" in our careers. Both of us spent most of our time in the real estate world and figured why not get into the real estate business, rather than just be around it. So, in 2005, we both closed our businesses and jumped into the real estate world. It was fun from the beginning and has gotten better and better every year.

Our business grew from the start. In 2005, The Parker Colorado Home Center was created. Business was good. But, we became frustrated by the environment of real estate. Too often there were inept real estate agents, resulting in many home buyers and home sellers being under served. We noticed that with the Denver area being so large, many agents were under serving their clients by not specializing in one or a few particular markets. Most agents were trying to experts in all markets, rather than being really expert in a few markets. It's just not realistic. It can't be done.

So, we committed ourselves to specializing in those areas where we lived, worked and played. From our beginnings in 2005, we have focused on our hometown of Parker and those towns within a 5 to 10 mile radius of Parker. Today, we are helping buyers and sellers in Parker, Castle Rock, Larkspur, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Greenwood Village, Centennial and Aurora. We know all of these towns, as they say, like the back of our hands.

The latest technology has always been an integral part of our business. The Parker Colorado Home Center-Remax Alliance has become a respected leader in the market. Our strong web presence is among the most widely used local real estate websites.

Our latest innovation is the introduction of our Neighborhood Video Tours. Our library of neighborhood videos is a great resource for those out of state home buyers who have never visited Colorado. Viewing these videos has allowed many of our clients to identify favorite neighborhoods prior to their first home buying trip. They are the next best thing to actually being here.

Finally, we has achieved some of the highest levels at Remax. I am a Remax Hall of Fame member and a perennial Remax Platinum Club member, putting me in the top 7% of all Remax agents in the United State.

 

 

Posted in Other
March 23, 2020

Parker Colorado. Our Home Town.

Parker Colorado General Information

Parker Colorado is our hometown. We moved here from Austin, Texas in 1987. We arrived with three small children, all of whom went through the school system, from kindergarten through high school. Thirty three years later, we can't imagine living anywhere else. We love Parker and we know you will, too.

The Town of Parker is a home rule municipality located in Douglas County, Colorado. Its location is about 23 miles southeast of downtown Denver, putting it at the most southeastern corner of the Denver Metro Area.  Parker was founded in 1864. When we moved to Parker in 1987, there weren't that many people here. For most of our major shopping, we had to go north to Aurora. In fact, the official population in 1981 (just six years earlier) was 225 residents. That's crazy when you consider the size of Parker today. Incorporated Parker, today, has over 58,000 residents. When you include unincorporated areas, the population is significantly more.

Parker Colorado Has The Best Views

Parker's elevation is 5,869 feet. Think about this. That is about 600 feet higher than Denver and the rest of the Front Range. And, there are many areas of Parker that sit well above 6000 feet. This elevation explains the incredible views from Parker. Our views tend to be out over the Denver Metro Area, downtown Denver, the Foothills and into the Rocky Mountains. On good days, you can see the magnificent Continental Divide, which literally divides the country into the west and east. Few communities in Colorado can match Parker Colorado views.

Parker Colorado Schools

Schools are one of Parker's best assets. Parker is served by the renowned Douglas County School District RE-1.  Frankly, most of the schools in the towns that we serve are excellent.  Douglas County, Arapahoe and Cherry Creek have some of the finest schools in all of the nation.  Parker is home to three great high schools Ponderosa Chaparrral and Legend. Additionally, Parker is home to some excellent private schools, which include Lutheran High School (9-12)), Ave Maria Catholic School (PK-8) and Southeast Christian School (PK-8).  Within a few miles are two of Colorado's best private schools Valor Christian High School and Regis Jesuit High School.

Parker Colorado Parks

The town has done a great job in making sure that the residents have plenty of parkland available for their pleasure. In fact, there are over 250 acres of developed parks. Additionally, 950 acres of dedicated open space can be found throughout the town. Many of the best parks were created by the developer of the subdivision. The town council has done a great job over the years of making sure that all of the major developments are packed full of great amenities. Some of the many parks are Auburn Hills Community ParkBar CCC ParkBayou Gulch Regional ParkChallenger Regional Park, Discovery ParkPreservation Park and TrailheadRailbender Skate and Tennis ParkSalisbury Equestrian Park and Sports ComplexStroh Ranch Soccer FieldsTallman Meadow ParkIron Horse ParkLiving Well ParkO'Brien ParkTwenty Mile Historic ParkUSMC CPL David M. Sonka Dog Park and Westcreek Disc Golf Course. Literally everywhere you look, you'll see parks and open space for your enjoyment. This is one of the many things that Cheryl and I appreciate about Parker.

Probably the most exciting park/recreation area to ever come to Parker is the Rueter-Hess Reservoir. It is a water resource to Douglas County. When complete, it will encompass 1170 acres, about one and a half times the size of Cherry Creek Reservoir. Hopefully, it will be open to the public in the summer of 2020.

Parker Colorado Arts and Event Venues

Parker is known for it small town feel, but that doesn't mean that we don't have the big city amenities that make a community complete. We have great shopping represented by almost all of the national big box stores. Most of the national restaurant chains are here. And, we have some wonderful local independent restaurants, as well. You certainly will not need to leave Parker to have a meal in a great restaurant. Our crown jewel is the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center (PACE). The PACE center hosts art shows, theater productions, concerts, lectures, meetings, weddings and more. Its 536 seat theater is one of the premier venues in all of Colorado. Another less known gem is the Vehicle Vault. Privately owned, this facility contains one of the premier classic car collections in the nation. Another outstanding event facility is the Colorado Horse Park. It is a world class equestrian event center and is home to a number of events including top hunter/jumper, dressage and evening competitions during the spring, summer and fall seasons. It also, includes annual boarding for over 100 horses.  

Parker Colorado Fitness and Recreation Centers

Health and fitness facilities abound here in Parker. Life Time Fitness chose Parker as their first location in Colorado.  It is an amazing place. And, the outdoor pool area rivals some of those found in places like Las Vegas. The town maintains two massive recreation centers. The Parker Recreation Center has over 30,000 square feet, with a gymnasium, work out facilities, pool, outdoor inline hockey rink and more. The Parker Fieldhouse has over 100,000 square feet with sports turf, batting cages, gymnasium, inline rink, track, fitness rooms and more.

Parker Colorado Annual Events

There is always something going on that adds to Parker's appeal. It seems that every weekend, there will be an event in downtown Parker. It might be movies in the park. Or, an art show. Barbecue cook offs. Farmer's Market during the summer and fall. Then there are the major events like Parker Days Festival in June, Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration on July 4th, Fall Festival and Reapers Hollow at Flat Acres Farm in October and the Christmas Parade in December. Another cool event is the monthly Wine Walk that takes place in downtown Parker each month from June through October. These are just a few of the major celebrations.

Parker Colorado Medical Facilities

Local medical care is of critical importance to the residents of any community. Parker is in great shape when it comes to providing first class medical services. We have two major hospitals that serve Parker. In Parker, we have Parker Adventist Hospital. And, just a few miles west in Lone Tree is Sky Ridge Medical Center.  

We Love Parker Colorado

We could go on and on about how much we love Parker and why. There is so much more information that we could provide.  But, hopefully, we have covered enough to help you get a feel for our wonderful town and why we love to call Parker "home". Cheryl and I spent a great deal of time videoing Parker and her neighborhoods. Here are two that we did. The first one is a drive through Downtown Parker and the second one is a drive all around Parker, pointing out her sites and attractions.  

Posted in Parker Real Estate
Dec. 16, 2018

Parker Colorado Custom Home Neighborhoods

Some of the Denver Metro Area's finest custom home neighborhoods are located in Parker, Colorado.  We've videoed some of the best, including The Timbers and Pradera.  Take a look at these videos of some of Parker Colorado's best luxury home communities.

Acreage Estate 

Homes In The Timbers, Parker Coloraod

Homes In Pradera, Parker Colorado

Luxury Homes In Parker Colorado

Dec. 11, 2018

Videos of Idyllwilde Neighborhood in Parker Colorado

Videos Of Idyllwilde Neighborhood In Parker Colorado

If you're considering a move to Parker Colorado and you're in the $450,000 to $800,000 price range, we would highly recommend you check out Idyllwilde.  Idyllwilde is an award winning community situated at one of the highest elevations in Parker, about 3 miles east of downtown.  There are a variety of styles, with a heavy emphasis on craftsmen style.  The home builders represented are Village Homes, Triton, KB Homes, Richmond and Toll Brothers.

If you would like to get an "up close and personal" feel for the community, just watch some of our videos below.  Cheryl and I hooked up a GoPro camera and videoed the entire community.  It's actually pretty good.

Dec. 10, 2018

Parker Neighborhood Video Series

  Parker Colorado Neighborhood Video Series

We have videoed most of Parker's best neighborhoods.  In these videos, we drove our car (with a GoPro camera on the hood) through each community.  And, as we drove past homes, parks , schools, community centers, etc., we talked about and described what we were seeing.  They are very effective.  They offer the best solution to seeing Parker neighborhoods (as if you were actually here) that you will find.

Here are a few that we have videoed.  To view all of the Parker Neighborhood Videos, click on Parker Colorado Neighborhood Videos.

 

 

Dec. 7, 2018

All About Parker Colorado

Parker Colorado General Information

For anyone considering a move to the Denver Metro Area, Parker Colorado should be on your "check it out" list.  

Parker Colorado is our hometown. We moved here from Austin, Texas in 1987.  We arrived with three small children, all of whom went through the school system, from kindergarten through high School.  Thirty years later, we can't imagine living anywhere else.  We love Parker and we know you will, too.

The Town of Parker is a home rule municipality located in Douglas County, Colorado.  Its location is about 23 miles southeast of downtown Denver, putting it at the most southeastern corner of the Denver Metro Area.  Parker was founded in 1864.  When we moved to Parker in 1987, there weren't that many people here.  For most of our major shopping, we had to go north to Aurora.  In fact, the official population in 1981 (just six years earlier) was 225 residents. That's crazy when you consider the size of Parker today.  Incorporated Parker, today, has over 52,000 residents.  And, of course, when you include unincorporated areas, the population is significantly more.

Parker Colorado Has The Best Views

Parker's elevation is 5,869 feet. Think about this.  That is about 600 feet higher than Denver and the rest of the Front Range. And, there are many areas of Parker that sit well above 6000 feet.  This elevation explains the incredible views from Parker.  Our views tend to be out over the Denver Metro Area, downtown Denver, the Foothills and into the Rocky Mountains.  On good days, you can see the magnificent Continental Divide, which literally divides the country into the west and east.  Few communities in Colorado can match Parker Colorado views.

Parker Colorado Schools

Schools are one of Parker's best assets.  Parker is served by the renowned Douglas County School District RE-1.  Frankly, most of the schools in the towns that we serve are excellent.  Douglas County, Arapahoe and Cherry Creek have some of the finest schools in all of the nation.  Parker is home to three great high schools (Ponderosa Chaparrral and Legend).  Additionally, Parker is home to some excellent private schools, which include Lutheran High School (9-12)), Ave Maria Catholic School (PK-8) and Southeast Christian School (PK-8).  Within a few miles are two of Colorado's best private schools (Valor Christian High School and Regis Jesuit High School).

Parker Colorado Parks

The town has done a great job in making sure that the residents have plenty of parkland available for their pleasure.  In fact, there are over 250 acres of developed parks.  Additionally, 950 acres of dedicated open space can be found throughout the town. Many of the best parks were created by the developer of the subdivision.  The town council has done a great job over the years of making sure that all of the major developments are packed full of great amenities.  Some of the many parks are Auburn Hills Community ParkBar CCC ParkBayou Gulch Regional ParkChallenger Regional Park, Discovery ParkPreservation Park and TrailheadRailbender Skate and Tennis ParkSalisbury Equestrian Park and Sports ComplexStroh Ranch Soccer FieldsTallman Meadow ParkIron Horse ParkLiving Well ParkO'Brien ParkTwenty Mile Historic ParkUSMC CPL David M. Sonka Dog Park and Westcreek Disc Golf Course.  Literally everywhere you look, you'll see parks and open space for your enjoyment.  This is one of the many things that Cheryl and I appreciate about Parker.

Probably the most exciting park/recreation area to ever come to Parker is the Rueter-Hess Reservoir.  It is a water resource to Douglas County.  When complete, it will encompass 1170 acres, about one and a half times the size of Cherry Creek Reservoir.  Hopefully, it will be open to the public in the summer of 2018.

Parker Colorado Arts and Event Venues

Parker is known for it "small town feel", but that doesn't mean that we don't have the "big city amenities that make make a community complete.  We have great shopping represented by almost all of the national "big box" stores.  Most of the national restaurant chains are here.  And, we have some wonderful local independent restaurants, as well.  You certainly will not need to leave Parker to have a meal in a great restaurant.  Our crown jewel is the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center (PACE). The PACE center hosts art shows, theater productions, concerts, lectures, meetings, weddings and more.  Its 536 seat theater is one of the premier venues in all of Colorado.  Another less known gem is the Vehicle Vault.  Privately owned, this facility contains one of the premier "classic car" collections in the nation.  Another outstanding event facility is the Colorado Horse Park.  It is a "world class" equestrian event center and is home to a number of events including top hunter/jumper, dressage and eventing competitions during the spring, summer and fall seasons.  It also, includes annual boarding for over 100 horses.  

Parker Colorado Fitness and Recreation Centers

Health and fitness facilities abound here in Parker.  Life Time Fitness chose Parker as their first location in Colorado.  It is an amazing place.  And, the outdoor pool area rivals some of those found in places like Las Vegas.  The town maintains two massive recreation centers.  The Parker Recreation Center has over 30,000 square feet, with a gymnasium, work out facilities, pool, outdoor inline hockey rink and more.  The Parker Fieldhouse has over 100,000 square feet with sports turf, batting cages, gymnasium, inline rink, track, fitness rooms and more.

Parker Colorado Annual Events

There is always something going on that adds to Parker's appeal.  It seems that every weekend, there will be an event in downtown Parker.  It might be movies in the park.  Or, an art show.  Barbecue cook offs. Farmer's Market during the summer and fall.  Then there are the major events like Parker Days Festival in June, Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration on July 4th, Fall Festival and Reapers Hollow at Flat Acres Farm in October and the Christmas Parade in December.  Another cool event is the monthly Wine Walk that takes place in downtown Parker each month from June through October. These are just a few of the major celebrations.

Parker Colorado Medical Facilities

Local medical care is of critical importance to the residents of any community.  Parker is in great shape when it comes to providing first class medical services.  We have two major hospitals that serve Parker.  In Parker, we have Parker Adventist Hospital.  And, just a few miles west in Lone Tree is Sky Ridge Medical Center.  

We Love Parker Colorado

We could go on and on about how much we love Parker and why.  There is so much more information that we could provide.  But, hopefully, we have covered enough to help you get a feel for our wonderful town and why we love to call Parker "home". 

Posted in Other
July 13, 2018

Denver Housing Market

I just received this video from REColorado, our Metrolist service here in the Denver area.  It's very well done and I found it easy to understand.  Great graphics.  If you're interested in a comparison of home sales from June of this year to June of 2017, you will find this video helpful.

 

 

If you are considering a move to the Denver area, we would love the opportunity to work with you.  We specialize in helping out of state home buyers who are relocating to Denver and her surrounding communities.  Visit our website at www.ParkerColoradoHomeCenter.com to learn more about us.

Bob andCheryl Bustin

Posted in Other
April 23, 2018

Parker Arts and Culture

Parker Colorado is a great place to enjoy the arts.  Here is a great video that the Town of Parker produced.

Posted in Fun Things To Do
April 16, 2018

Parker Colorado Custom Home Communities

Parker Colorado Custom Home Communities

Parker, Colorado has some of the most beautiful custom home communities in all of the Denver Metro Area.  We've videoed some of the most outstanding luxury home neighborhoods in Parker and nearby Franktown.

Posted in Parker Real Estate
April 16, 2018

Parker Colorado Custom Homes For Sale

Parker Colorado Custom Home Communities

Parker, Colorado has some of the most beautiful custom home communities in all of the Denver Metro Area.  We've videoed some of the most outstanding luxury home neighborhoods in Parker and nearby Franktown.

Posted in Parker Real Estate