BOULDER – Housing Helpers will be celebrating 30 years as a Boulder business in 2017. The company was founded by a University of Colorado student who saw the need for a better way to match roommates. It has grown over the past 30 years into a full-service real estate and relocation services company offering integrated housing solutions, always emphasizing friendly personal service provided by local professionals who are committed to the communities where they live and work.
Helpers differentiates itself from other real estate companies through the synergy its real estate, rental, corporate housing and leasing services offer customers. No matter what the real estate need is, Housing Helpers can help.
The owner of the Boulder franchise, Stephanie Iannone, has been a leader in the Boulder community for many years. She currently serves as the Chair for the Boulder Chamber and has also held Board positions with the Boulder Area Realtor Association, IRES, and the Boulder Area Rental Housing Association. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her expertise, including Distinguished Realtor of the Year (from the Boulder Area Realtor Association Magazine), Top 25 Most Powerful Salespeople in Colorado (from COLORADOBiz Magazine), and 40 under 40 emerging business leaders (from BizWest).
In the 23 years she has led Housing Helpers, Iannone’s passion has always been to help people. One of the highlights of her career was partnering with the City and County to find housing for people displaced in the 2013 floods. She is also proud of her team at Housing Helpers, which is an extension of her family. Their focus is to help people and serve their customers, and they also have a good time together. At their annual year-end party, they read letters from customers whose lives they have touched by helping them with one of the most important aspects of their lives – their home.
Interview with a client
Ellie Duncan of Arvada is a three-time client of Housing Helpers. “We were introduced to Housing Helpers when we were living outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and my husband was being relocated by his company to Colorado. Stephanie Iannone provided the relocation services, and we bought a house in Arvada. We had owned a number of houses already, and we both felt she was the best Realtor we ever used.”
When they next moved – from Colorado to South Carolina – they had Stephanie sell their Arvada home. “And now we’re back in Colorado and she found us this house, in the same neighborhood. We loved it here and now we’re back.” Iannone provided corporate housing
while they waited to close on their home.
Duncan also praises two of the Realtors on Stephanie’s team, Mindy and Kim. And the highest accolades go to Stephanie. “Stephanie makes you feel you are her priority, though she has tons of clients. She doesn’t really care what your price point is; she wants to be sure you find the right house for you.
“And she’s a straight shooter. She’ll tell you if a house isn’t the right fit for you – for instance, if you have kids, as we do – and she’ll see things you might not notice. I think she’s amazing. She’s one of the best negotiators – very nice and fair, and strong. She fights for you.
“I’ve been the seller and buyer with her. She really represents you. She’s a very caring, genuine person, and wickedly bright. I have referred many people to her. Every single one came back to me and made a point of telling me that they were glad they went with her.”
Synergistic and comprehensive services distinguish Housing Helpers
Since 1987 Housing Helpers has offered solutions for every housing need in the realms of buying and selling real estate; corporate housing; rental locating; and relocation services.
“We’ll customize our services to meet your needs, and many of our services are available at no cost to you,” says Stephanie Iannone. “From corporate relocations to first-time home buyers, our Realtors are dedicated to your success. When you decide to buy or sell your home, we put years of experience to work for you. Our Realtors have the expertise and technology to make your transaction a success.”
The real estate team has been recognized by peers and customers for its industry leadership and sales achievements. “We have assembled the best in the business,” Iannone says. Housing Helpers real estate agents are Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors, who abide by a strict code of ethics.
Housing Helpers can help its clients buy or sell a home anywhere in the world. It has achieved membership in the Worldwide ERC, Employees Relocation Council, a network of relocation companies adhering to a high level of standards for the corporate transferee.
Well known for its local rental services, Housing Helpers has access to thousands of unique properties for rent – customers choose from apartments, condos, lofts, townhomes, and houses. Friendly rental specialists provide property details, set up showings, and coordinate everything from lease signing to move-in. There is no fee to renters for these services.
When high-quality temporary corporate housing is needed, Housing Helpers can provide fully furnished apartments, condos and homes for rent on a short-term or long-term basis. Their corporate rentals are ideal for business travelers and those in need of temporary housing, and typically have more amenities and are a fraction of the cost of
Contact Housing Helpers
For help with all your housing needs, stop in at the Housing Helpers office at 2865 Baseline Road, Boulder, or call the office at 303.545.6000 or 800.795.5937. Visit their website, housinghelpers.com.
By Judy Finman, At Home. Photography provided by Housing Helpers.