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Cristi was absolutely the right agent for us.

We had a very tight window to work with and she helped us reach all our goals. She thoughtfully managed the emotions that come with selling a house and helped us find creative solutions at every turn. She kept everyone positive and organized, and made sure we met all of our deadlines. Cristi brought a lot of ideas but she also listened to our ideas and incorporated them into the strategy. She was hands-on, fun, and helped with everything we needed. She clearly has a lot of experience and cares a lot about her clients. I highly recommend hiring Cristi as your real estate agent.

Erica B

Cristi was wonderful from start to finish in listing and selling our Rock Creek house.

This was a house we had owned since 2019 but had rented to a family member. So we weren't local and we weren't all that familiar with the house. On top of that, I'm a real estate broker in Maine (retired) and I have strong opinions on what to expect when working with other real estate professionals. I could not have chosen a better person to represent my interests in this sale. She brought her staging person to the listing appointment and made recommendations even before she had the listing. She was both realistic and optimistic when talking about the pricing and prospects for a sale. She marketed the property diligently, even holding multiple open houses when I told her one would be plenty. She gave me frequent, concise, and pertinent updates on showings, issues, and the competition. She put my interests above hers when it came to advising me on specific offers, actual and potential. Once we were under contract, she made sure things moved along on schedule and helped me navigate the buyer's expectations. We didn't have one bump along the road and that is mostly due to Cristi's expertise and attention to detail. In a tough market, her outstanding work produced an outcome that fully met my expectations. Plus she's a really nice person!

Micki C

We are moving from across the country, so it was an extremely difficult situation.

We flew out to meet her and get a tour of the area, but we never saw the home we bought in person. Melanie made everything simple and low-stress, even driving around with me and my two young children for four hours. I cannot express how grateful we are to have had her as our agent.

Cory L

We were so lucky to have Jess as our agent.

She was always available and helped us negotiate the stressful situation of buying a first home. She handled every situation with grace and knowledge. She is a dream to work with and comes highly recommended

Steven M

We’ve purchased two homes with Jay and can’t recommend him enough!

He is super knowledgeable, makes the process easy and straightforward with regular email updates while under contact and has a great sense of humor. Jay also provides excellent recommendations for things like inspection services and has staff that worked closely with us every step of the way.

Kelly G

We have been on the buying and selling side twice with Barb, and her knowledge and negotiation skills are unparalleled.

She is an excellent partner on each side (buying, selling) of the real estate process. On the buying side, Barb is an expert "match maker" - she got to know us, our preferences, and found our perfect forever home. She also put together the winning offer. On the selling side, Barb expertly navigates the multiple personalities and parties involved in selling a home and insulates her clients from unnecessary stresses while absolutely negotiating the best deal for her clients. Her pricing is always spot-on for the market. We love Barb!

Elise R

Truly enjoyed working with Jay & Melanie to purchase our South Boulder home.

Responsive, knowledgeable, patient and caring.

Matthew M

Jess was able to help me beat out 3 competing offers, including a competing cash offer to secure my dream home in Longmont.

I was a difficult client because I was interested in finding something architecturally significant with a large lot, space for my Danish furniture collection, and space for the woodworking studio of my dreams. We acted quickly when the perfect home popped up on the market after months of searching, and Jess acted very tactfully to negotiate our winning offer as well as securing concessions to replace the damaged flooring. Jess is a great agent and very skilled in navigating a very competitive market. I'm so happy with my new home and will be using Jess to list our condo for sale next year as well. I highly recommend working with her as your agent. She's a lovely person and a talented professional.

Michael W

We loved working with Liz and would absolutely do so again if we were in the area.

She is an effective communicator and our interactions with her were always easy and comfortable. She knows the Denver area well. She did a great job using all resources she had available to make sure we had the support we needed.

Ian D

Timmy provides the best possible service in the industry.

He works to understand the clients needs and desires, provides expert advice on the market conditions, and his support is consistent throughout the process. This applies to both buying and selling. You can't do better.


Timmy went above and beyond to help us find our dream home, even hiring help to remove junk from previous owners after we moved in.

He was very attentive to all of our concerns and was always available to answer questions. We cannot recommend him highly enough!

Laura H

Barb is terrific to work with!

She just sold our primary residence in Boulder and previously sold a rental property we had in Wheat Ridge. Barb is a true professional, with a great team, that will make your real estate experience a true pleasure. Here knowledge and expertise were much appreciated in guiding us through what can be a stressful experience. Work with Barb and you won't be disappointed!


Timmy helped us buy a smaller place and sell our home.

He listened to what we were looking for and helped us find the right place. At the same time, he showed excellent negotiation skills and integrity. Highly recommend him.


Working with Liz Pistentis from The Kalinski Team has been an amazing experience.

She helped us with 3 transactions in the last year and they all went smoothly. Liz had a professional photographer take beautiful pictures for our listings and helped them stand out. Our last listing went under agreement the very first weekend with an above asking offer. Her communication is top notch and she does a great job at keeping her clients informed every step of the way. I would not hesitate to list or buy with Liz and The Kalinski team again!

Beth M
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"Jay Kalinski assisted us in both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our previous home. He made the entire process stress free and understandable. He understood what we were looking for in the new home as well as how best to prepare our home for sale. He made no missteps and his advise was right on. He was able to negotiate a quick contract in a fast moving market and we now have our dream home. We sold our home quickly as well. Throughout both transactions it was obvious Jay had our best interests at heart. The trust we put into his assistance was well deserved. I would recommend Jay to anyone looking for a professional, well informed, responsive realtor."
5 /5.0
by zuser20170325063924493
"We have used Jay to both buy and sell. They have been the most smooth and successful real estate transactions we have experienced. We were on a tight timeline with the last one and Jay popped into action and ensured that every need was taken care of professionally and effectively. Jay knows Boulder and the market so well that we felt we could really lean on him to help us make decisions. Jay really is the best."
5 /5.0
by Allison McComiskey
"Jay's legal experience was a definite asset; he was experienced in reading and negotiating contracts, and he was organized and communicated through email very effectively.The stager, Sara, had good advice for us in our efforts to prepare for the Open House. Mindi was an excellent resource and facilitator for many of the details that required follow up.Boulder is a unique market, and Jay's experience and advice was very helpful in obtaining a short marketing time, good contract negotiations on counter offers resulting in a good price and a smooth process to close with no obstacles or difficulties."
5 /5.0
by heinolf
"I initially contracted with Jay as my buyers agent and ended up then hiring him as our sellers agent.In the wild and crazy market we are currently in our area, Jay and his staff navigated both sides of our transactions like a true pro. With his knowledge, demeanor, and ability to stay on top of the details he truly earned his fee. Plus we had a very difficult lender and his ability to help pull the thread through the needle up until the last moment earns him extra appreciation from us.I would hands down recommend Jay and company to anyone for there Real Estate buying or selling needsThank you Jay and your entire team."
5 /5.0
by zuser20190328200831166
"We’ve purchased two homes with Jay and can’t recommend him enough! He is super knowledgeable, makes the process easy and straightforward with regular email updates while under contact and has a great sense of humor. Jay also provides excellent recommendations for things like inspection services and has staff that worked closely with us every step of the way."
5 /5.0
by kelly greene16
"We have worked with Jay for both purchasing our new-to-us home in Boulder as well as selling our home in Broomfield. We have been very happy with his knowledge, expertise, and advice throughout both processes. Jay (and his team) was prompt and informative in responding to our questions and concerns. We especially appreciated and felt great comfort in the fact that he has experience and knowledge both as a real estate professional and as an attorney. Additionally, his experience and knowledge of the Boulder/Superior/Lafayette/Erie/Broomfield areas have been a great help when we have needed recommendations for work/companies regarding our homes: for moving, staging, architects, tree-guys... you name it, “he knows a guy.”"
5 /5.0
by Chris Scheetz
"We had a great experience buying a house through Jay. He showed great patience and persistence in finding us the right home. We greatly appreciated his real estate expertise that made our home buying experience a good one."
5 /5.0
by meredithclink
"Jay Kalinski was excellent in selling my property. He was aware of issues before they became issues and was prompt with communications. I Felt like there was very little that I needed to do. I did have a buyer back out and Jay had it back on the market and back under contract within a week! Was super happy with Jay’s knowledge and experience and would use him in a heartbeat again"
5 /5.0
by georgesharman
"Jay came highly recommended to me. I was buying a condo in Boulder several years ago , unseen by me, for my daughter and put my faith in Jay' s recommendation since I live in Louisiana. I found him very knowledgeable about the real estate market, honest, and patient with my questions. When he told me this is the one I suggest you buy, I followed his advice. It was a perfect condo for my daughter. Once again, I have recently needed his service as we were selling the condo. Again, he did an outstanding job accomplishing this task. I wouldn't use anyone else!!"
5 /5.0
by meow2666
"My third review: August 2019This is the THIRD house I've bought with the help of Jay Kalinski in the past 14 months. This time, Jay acted as a Transaction Broker. This house was an off-market purchase, and Jay had worked with both the sellers and myself, the buyer, in the past. Throughout the process, Jay was fair, impartial, professional, and extremely helpful. We discovered some major issues during the inspection process. Jay expertly and patiently guided us through the many deadline extensions and amendments in order for us to come to agreeable solutions on all the major issues. Had Jay not been involved, it's quite possible that I wouldn't have seen this contract through to the end. In the end, both parties were happy, and we still closed ON TIME. Having worked with Jay Kalinski 3 times now, I can tell you that Jay is an invaluable asset to have in any real estate transaction - whatever your needs may be. I wholeheartedly give Jay Kalinski my highest recommendation.My second review: May 2019This is the second house I have bought in Boulder with Jay Kalinski in the past 11 months. The first one is my home (which I absolutely love) and this second one is my rental property. I would say buying this rental property was much more challenging than buying my home. The inventory was scarce, and these houses were older. Most of the houses we looked at were 50-60 years old, and rental properties were generally not as well maintained as owner occupied homes. Whatever the issues you discover along the way, and we discovered many, be it costly repairs or changing lender requirements, Jay will help you navigate through it all. In the end, I bought exactly the house I was looking for. It wasn’t easy, but we did it! I really can’t thank Jay and his team, Liz and Kendra, enough for tirelessly helping me through it all. Having just bought 2 house with Jay, I can say without a doubt that Jay has the character, the experience, and the resources to help you succeed in buying your home or investment property in Boulder.Jay Kalinski has my strongest possible recommendation. Good luck and Godspeed!My first review: June 2018Jay was extremely helpful and nice to me when I first contacted him with the idea of moving to Boulder from Chicago. He listened to my needs and wishes and he was spot on in finding me the right house in the location I was looking for. In all my dealings with Jay since we first met over 12 months ago I can say without hesitation that Jay is honest, intelligent, knowledgeable, experienced and 100% service oriented. Jay’s reputation is rock solid around town as I found out whenever I mentioned his name to other agents. It is that stellar reputation and rapport with other agents that I believe ultimately helped me get the winning contract in a bidding war for my house. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Boulder I would absolutely recommend Jay Kalinski to help you achieve your goals."
5 /5.0
by Ed S
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