Erin Susser of Compass on Denver’s Market

We checked in with Erin Susser, a broker associate with Compass to share her insight on the state of the market and a great property that she has recently listed.

OPEN CONCEPT: This condo encompasses the entire floor; elevator doors open directly into the living space. Photo by Kristopher Lewis Photography.

Assessing the first few months of 2021, Erin Susser of Compass says, “The Denver market is incredibly hot.” Driving this boom, she adds, is a wave of buyers moving here from the east coast. “Now that people can work from home, anywhere, one of the largest beneficiaries of that movement has been Colorado.”

Yet, when it comes to particular neighborhoods or types of homes being purchased, she says it really comes down to personal choice. “I see many people who already live here moving further out to the suburbs or finding small pieces of land, two or more acres, for a little space because Denver seems to be growing so fast,” she says. “People moving from out of state still enjoy the condos and the bustle of the city life, and second homes are a must have.”

Speaking of condos in the heart of the city, this Cheesman Gardens gem is a great example of the kinds of places being snapped up by recent transplants. “My client took a full floor and completely redesigned and transformed an older space into something very modern and classy,” Susser says, of this 1970 building. “This condo feels like something you would see in a movie, especially as you walk right off the elevator into the unit—very chic.” The seller’s penchant for design and quality is incomparable. “I think one of her most incredible talents is making a space modern and clean while maintaining a warm atmosphere instead of that cold, modern, lifeless feel that contemporary houses and condos sometimes exhibit. This condo was meant to be enjoyed intimately with family and publicly with amazing entertainment areas that would accommodate a large party.” And it’s only steps from the park!