I was first licensed to sell real estate in Massachusetts in 1985. Prior to restarting my real estate career in 2009 I spent more than twenty years developing and managing award-winning customer service operations for several major national corporations. My focus on taking exceptional care of clients has carried over to my real estate career. I am honored to continuously receive referrals from past colleagues and clients. In addition I’m proud to have been selected by 5280 Magazine as a Five Star Realtor of the Year, with the 2023 award being number twelve! The Five Star Professional award program recognizes the top 5% of agents based on customer service ratings given by clients. I've received the SMDRA Diamond Circle Award for the last eleven years. I received a new honor this past year from HomeLight with their Sells For More and Sells Faster awards. Those awards recognize the top 5% of agents nationally who get the top price for their sellers (based on the ratio of sale price to list price) and who sell homes the quickest for their sellers (from date listed to date under contract).
Real Estate Education
I believe strongly that ongoing education is critical to my ability to provide the best possible service to my clients. I received the coveted GRI (Graduate – Real Estate Institute) designation in 2010 and also hold the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) certification. In 2014 I earned the Certified Negotiation Expert designation. I achieved MASTER level status with that program in 2017. In January of 2018 I became a Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA). In addition to the educational requirements needed to maintain my license I’ve completed more than 100 additional hours of non-mandatory CE classes over the last twelve months.
Training and Mentoring
When I'm not taking care of my clients I can usually be found doing classroom and small group training, or providing one-on-one mentoring and support to new agents who are trying to build their businesses.
Although I am licensed to handle all types of real estate transactions, I focus most of my efforts on representing residential buyers and sellers in the metropolitan Denver area and its suburbs.
I work in partnership with my clients. I communicate regularly, and honestly, throughout the process.
Clients for Life
More than 95% of my business comes from past clients, either because they have an additional need or because they are referring me to their friends or family members.
I was born and raised in New England but have lived in Colorado for more than thirty years. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband Ed for more than four decades and have three grown daughters and eight grandchildren, all between the ages of seven and fifteen. Ed and I achieved a long-term dream two years ago when we purchased a vacation/investment property in southwest Florida. We both love to travel and I never miss an opportunity to be at the beach, either on or under the water.
My Commitment to You
I promise to do everything legally in my power to make your real estate transaction as simple and enjoyable as possible.
We did not know Lynne personally but had seen her signs throughout Southeast metro Denver for a long time, giving us the impression that she was a popular agent for higher-end property sales. Plus, we read her very informative monthly newsletter for several years. Being numbers people we found her newsletter with insightful market interpretations very worthwhile, so much so that we contacted Lynne for a meeting early when we were thinking of downsizing our home. When we decided months later to put our residence on the market we contacted and engaged Lynne as our selling agent. Not only was Lynne extremely knowledgeable in all vital areas of selling a home, she was very helpful with suggestions, stayed on top of things and exercised topnotch professionalism at all times. We could not have worked with a more delightful, assessible and responsive person. Hire Lynne and she will exceed your expectations as she did with us. Tish and Steve Y.
I worked with Lynne in a previous work life in the financial industry, once she transitioned to the Real Estate world we kept in contact with her by receiving her monthly real estate statistics news letter. Being a statistical minded person I really loved the raw data that she provided. That all being said when house prices reached a certain level in my area we always said we would sell, well they blew right passed that level. The first choice that came to mind was Lynne. We had quite the roller coaster if anyone has watched the crazy real estate market in the Denver Metro area. The day that we put our house on the market, there was an interest rate hike for the first time in over 2 years! Lynne was great keeping us level headed and focused, she kept saying we are all good it will sell, we were under contract in 2 weeks. Her guidance and preparation advice during the house prep and staging I believe really helped market and sell our house. She always kept us up to date with showings and responses. Once we received our offer she stepped us through the process and helped us counter on some of the buyers requests. All that being said working with a difficult loan officer(on the buyer) and slow down of house sales we were extremely happy that we chose to use Lynne with her experience and tenacity to make the sale go through. I would 100% recommend Lynne for any real estate purchases.
Lynne did an exceptional job in helping us sell our Foxridge home.Extremely knowledgeable about the Foxridge market Lynne helped us navigate all the steps along the way from our initial consultation all the way through closing. A true professional in every sense of the word and extremely focused on every detail of the sale, I would highly recommend Lynne to anyone who needs a realtor and would not hesitate to use her again should the need arise.
Lynne was amazing to work with! Super knowledgable and responsive. She really knew the area and was able to guide me through the ins and outs of the home buying process as a first time homebuyer in this challenging market. I couldn't be happier, I would highly recommend Lynne to anyone looking for a good realtor!
We recently worked with Lynne as our realtor and I can’t say enough positive things about her! She was absolutely wonderful from beginning to end! She is knowledgeable, organized and very level headed. She promoted our property through every resource imaginable! She always communicated with us through phone calls, texts, and email. I appreciate that she was always detailed with every email received. She did not let anything fall through the cracks. I am sure she had other clients but she made you feel like you were the priority! If you are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and personable real estate agent I would strongly suggest to use Lynne Hannifan as your realtor!
Lynne helped me sell my home after I had already moved out of state. She always kept me up to date on a very volatile market and went above and beyond helping me to get top dollar. Professional, helpful, resourceful and strategic are some of the adjectives that come to mind. Definitely five stars!
Lynne was a fantastic partner to have when selling my Mom's house. Her knowledge of the market and neighborhood were clear and her data analysis driven decisions were incredibly helpful. This was a family home that was built by my parents nearly 50 years ago, and nobody else has ever lived there. So it was an emotional and difficult process that Lynne handled with care and understanding. She also helped us to find the vendors we needed to get the property ready for market. She was responsive and detailed every time we had a question. She even had to deal with multiple contacts (me, my three sisters, and of course my Mom) and managed to keep everyone in the loop. When some challenging curveballs were thrown our way, Lynne stayed calm and helped us to understand our options. I feel totally confident that we hired the best possible agent for the sale of my Mom's home in Foxridge.
Lynne was amazing! She was so friendly and provided me with all the info I ever wanted and was always available. Great experience. She helped guide me and was a pleasure to work with. Never felt pressured or a burden. Very nice!
This is the second time I have used Lynne for a real estate transaction. In 2019, I used her to sell a home and in 2022, I used her to buy a home. Whether a buyer or seller agent, I highly recommend Lynne. She is a fantastic advisor and her attention to detail is beyond reproach.
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have been working with Lynne for many years and we just finished our fourth buy/sell with Lynne. She has always been consistent in her expertise with her craft. What sets Lynne apart from her peers is her communication and high attention to detail. She keeps us informed every step of the way with the right amount of information so we can act fast. This latest experience we needed to act fast to get the property we wanted. She responded. We saw a house that morning and knew we needed to act. She crafted a terrific offer that got the fast response we needed and got us the accepted offer. In this market you need someone who really knows how to get to closing. Highly recommend Lynne and trust her with all my real estate needs.