Colorado Landmark RealtorsAt a time when a lot of real estate firms talk about being “global,” through their affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (Leading RE), Colorado Landmark, Realtors in Boulder and Niwot truly lives it. 

With a reach that extends to 52 countries with over 500 firms, Leading RE has a higher sales volume than any other network or franchise organization in the world – with over one million transactions valued at $314 billion in annual home sales. Affiliates within the top 500 U.S. companies out-performed all other real estate franchise networks by 18 percent last year, and members’ local brands have the No. 1 market-share in more of the top 100 cities across the U.S. than any national brand.

The Importance of global

Leading RE built a powerful international presence long before being global was in fashion and it’s not just about having it in the organization’s name; it’s about connecting market-leading real estate firms through an approach that is world-wise and globally aware. Already a powerhouse in the U.S., LeadingRE continues to build and strengthen connections in all corners of the world. While Colorado Landmark, Realtors is a leader in the markets we serve, we value being internationally aligned in this world of global connectivity. 

LeadingRE is home to some of the world’s premier independent real estate brokerages, providing the business resources and global connections of a franchise while allowing its members to build their own brands rather than someone else’s.   

While LeadingRE has built an unmatched global presence, the uniquely local character of each of its member firms remains paramount to the network’s distinctive personality – succinctly conveyed in a theme popular with its members: “I’m local. I’m global.”

Luxury real estate

Colorado Landmark is a member of Leading RE’s remarkable and exclusive Luxury Portfolio International® marketing program for luxury properties. Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury marketing program of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, sells more $1M+ homes each year, has more top sales associates, and has more of the top listings in the country than any other real estate organization.

Colorado Landmark, Realtors consistently ranks in the top independent real estate companies in the Boulder and Denver areas and especially dominates in local luxury property markets. Broker associates from Colorado Landmark sell more luxury homes per agent than any other real estate company in the Boulder area. The company’s success in this highly complex and competitive luxury space can be attributed to its’ core company values, which include things like local insight, global world-view, community orientation, trusted experience and high performance.

Value in Leadership and Resources

Colorado Landmark’s website,, has been awarded Leading RE’s coveted WQC – Website Quality Certification – each year since the award’s inception, and our user-friendly website has also received awards for excellence in visual design and is rich in content and functionality.  Through continuous upgrades and enhancements Colorado Landmark is committed to having the most beautiful, content-rich and functional real estate websites in Colorado.

Colorado Landmark and its’ 50 highly experienced and educated broker associates are known for their agility, expertise and superior knowledge of both local and global markets. These strengths are deepened by the targeted services, resources and support that are benefits of their affiliation with Leading RE. Colorado Landmark is connected to broader markets, both nationally and globally.  It’s a formula that works.

From education and training of our associates, to cutting edge management and communication tools, to extensive marketing channels online and in print Colorado Landmark has the benefit of all of the resources of a large global company while still maintaining the nimbleness and agility of a small entrepreneurial environment that attracts the best of the best real estate professionals. 

The importance of local

Joel Ripmaster is Colorado Landmark’s broker owner and has over 37 years of service to the real estate community in Boulder and the North Metro Denver area. When asked about affiliations Ripmaster firmly states, “Colorado Landmark, Realtors is not a franchise company. Many years ago we used to be, and frankly we didn’t see the value in it for us or, more importantly, for our clients. We are a highly local and independent real estate company. None of the fees we earn from transacting real estate go to some faraway out-of-state corporate office. Our money stays right here in the Colorado communities that we love so much. We are small, and epitomize the definition of “boutique” – 50 agents and 2 offices. We offer highly personalized and specialized real estate services, and we represent some of the most distinctive properties in town.”

Started in 1977 by broker, Joel Ripmaster, Colorado Landmark, Realtors has remained Boulder’s premier independent, locally owned, boutique real estate firm and the area’s most powerful resource for distinctive properties for almost 40 years.