Personable and attentive, Erik has been a realtor in Boulder since 1992. He loves serving others, negotiating deals for his clients, and working hard to give his clients the best experience possible.
While Erik is originally from Anchorage, Alaska, he traces his roots to Boulder, CO, where his great-grandfather was a professor and pastor, and where his mom attended Boulder High School until 1947. Erik came to Boulder for college, where he attended the University of Colorado Boulder, and graduated with a degree in International and Intercultural Communication. He relives his college days as a debater through spirited conversations with his kids, and he tries to go skiing on every bluebird day he can.
Erik has worked for most of his Realtor career under the mentorship of Gail and Ed Mock, of Mock Realty, where he previously worked for 29 years. He has been a long-standing member of the Colorado Association of Realtors’ Housing Opportunity Foundation (CARHOF) through the Boulder-Area Realtors’ Association, which works to guarantee affordable housing. He has also served as a director for the Boulder Area Association of Realtors.
Erik is also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boulder, where he was on the building committee for New Horizons, where he helped to develop the $12 million build for a permanently affordable housing initiative for seniors, a new Fellowship hall, and underground parking garage.
Erik is married, and he loves spending time with his wife, Kathy, and his three grown-up children Michael, Rock, and Sophie. He loves skiing, cycling, and camping in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. He lives in the Lake Valley neighborhood in Niwot, and he loves taking his dog, Gizmo, for walks on Open Space.
What is your professional priority?
I aim to provide a holistic approach to selling homes. We all have ties to our homes; these are the places we raise our children, where we celebrate big life events, and where we have countless memories. I like to form personal relationships with my clients, so that I can appreciate their connection to their house, and so that I can help them weather the ups and downs that can come with buying a new home.
I also want to make buying a home as simple and painless as possible, so that my clients can rest assured that I will be there for them through the whole process, and I will be doing as much as I can to alleviate their concerns, streamline the home selling or home buying process, and to find the perfect home for my clients.
I use my 29 years of experience communicating and negotiating with my fellow Realtors to arrive at a Win-Win transaction. I value my relationships with my local Realtor community, and those relationships often benefit my clients. Other agents know that work hard and ethically for my clients.
What do you love about living in Boulder County?
The abundant access to the outdoors, whether it’s Open Space trails throughout Boulder, or the steep hikes along Mount Sanitas or Chautauqua, there is always a new place to explore.
I also love the growth mentality of Boulder and the people who live here. This is a city of imperfect people who are trying their best to effect change. So many people and organizations are committed to equity, to changing the community for the better, and to making Boulder a more inclusive place for all.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love to go skiing in the winter, biking in the summer, and I like to explore new breweries year-round!
Favorite Local Restaurants
The Cork in Boulder, The Sink, Spirithound Distillery in Lyons, and Avery Brewing in Gunbarrel.
What I really like about being a realtor?
I love the flexibility in scheduling that being a Realtor provides. In setting my own hours, I have been able to attend so many of my three kids’ activities. I count the sometimes-odd work hours and the open scheduling that realty has afforded me with countless hours of carpooling to soccer practice, smelly shoes after basketball games, and picking my kids up from school. Having non-traditional hours has allowed me to split the burden (I mean joy!) of parenting more equitably with my wife, although I will be the first to admit that I am the Silver Medal to my wife’s Gold in the Parenting Olympics…
I like listening to…
NPR, CPR, or musical soundtracks! Favoring the old Rock and Roll from my youth in the 70’s & 80’s.
Services: Buyer and Seller agent representation. A devotion to obtaining the the best situation for my client.