As a first time home buyer, there were a lot of “unknowns” to me throughout the process of hunting for and, ultimately, buying a house. Fortunately, we had Celeste on our team to guide us throughout the entire process. Celeste asked us lots of insightful questions up front to help narrow down property options that fit not only our budget, but our wants and needs. She was quick to get showings organized around our schedules and narrowed those showings to ones that fit the things we had talked through. Her market knowledge and expertise showed in this process as she showed us not just properties that had a list price in our budget, but ones where she felt may have indicated room for negotiation. Throughout the various tours, she helped to point out the positives of properties, but didn’t overlook the negatives (many of which we would have missed). When we finally decided on a place that we wanted to make an offer on, Celeste was patient and thoughtful in coaching us through the process and helping us to negotiate to what we felt was a good deal for both parties. Once we were under contract, Celeste and her team were incredibly communicative, ensuring we knew exactly what was expected and that we hit all of our deadlines. Throughout the entire process, she answered our questions, both big and small, and helped to ensure we were comfortable each step along the way. While I’m sure Celeste had other clients she was working with, I appreciated that for every step along the way — and particularly when we were in-person touring properties or completing necessary activities at the home we eventually purchased — it felt as though we had her full and undivided attention and like we were her only clients. I was beyond impressed with Celeste and her team and, while I don’t want to think about the prospect of purchasing another home any time soon, have no doubt that we’d work with her again down the road.Tim & Andarla, Sunnyside
Celeste has renewed my faith in realtors. I have bought and sold numerous properties and found that not only was Celeste knowledgeable but also has great negotiating skills. I would highly recommend using her and her team.Jeff, Villas at Cherry Hills
We have worked alongside Celeste on numerous transactions. The process is always seamless & she has our interests at heart all the way from early contract negotiations to closing. We enjoy working with her on transactions because of her professionalism and win-win attitude. We certainly recommend using Celeste for buying or listing a home!Eric, Lakewood
Ms. Ballerino did a phenomenal job selling our condo and finding our dream home in less than 18 days in the extremely competitive Denver market. Celeste came by referral from a real estate professional, and she educated and advised us through the common pitfalls of first time single family home buyers. Celeste exceeded ALL our expectations. Her due diligence went above and beyond, she previewed 25 homes before my fiance, Celeste and I viewed homes together – a completely unheard of amount of preparation. Celeste has a true passion for client service and real estate. This was extremely evident during the entire process. Celeste truly listened to our goals and aspirations, she advised my fiance and I on what was reasonable, and why others were not. Context is huge for us, and learning why certain details didn’t fit our home search was so valuable. Lastly, Celeste and her top notch ‘Get Coordinated’ team (shout out Desiree!) helped us through (2) 14 day closings. Her team is extremely organized and competent. Her invaluable team provided Celeste with additional capacity to spend time on more value-add services including meeting potential buyers in person for showings and her thorough due diligence process. Thank You Celeste & Team for an incredible experience, we found our real estate partner for life!Matt & Julia, Cory-Merrill
Celeste was one of the most caring and informative agents we have ever worked with. Kept us informed at all stages of finding a place to live and necessary forms needed for all stages of the transaction. Moving is never easy, and since we came from a long distance we needed an honest opinion as well as some old fashioned TLC. She nailed it!!!!. A job extremely well done. We thank her for her care and concern.Karen & Bob, Castle Pines
When I started looking for my first home this summer (2017) I wasn’t sure which area of Denver I wanted to be in. Celeste took the time to show me houses of all varieties throughout Denver and gave me her honest opinion when I decided on the home I liked. During the contract period she held my hand every step of the way and continually made me feel secure that I was making a great choice. I never imagined feeling so supported and trusting of someone I just met; Celeste was and is a true advocate for me and I am extremely grateful. I cannot wait to work with Celeste again in the future!Katie, Edgewater
Celeste was incredible! I was a first time home buyer. I really feel like not only did a get a wonderful home at a good price, but I also learned so much from Celeste. She has a stunning knowledge of the housing market and of the homes themselves. She works really hard to honor what you are looking for and always looks out for your best interest. She was able to take what could easily be a stressful situation and make into a really positive experience.Sara, Highlands
We have bought and sold a number of homes over the years, so we have had the opportunity to work with numerous realtors. Working with Celeste was definitely the most positive experience we’ve had. She has so many exceptional qualities – she’s hard working, well organized, thorough, responsive, knowledgeable, patient, and most importantly, passionate about helping her clients get the best possible result. When we began our home search, we had a number of different ideas about the location, style of home, neighborhood, etc. Celeste listened carefully and was able to quickly focus on the most important aspects. It seemed at times, that she understood what we wanted better than we did. Her Knowledge of the Denver market is exceptional. She knows the unique characteristics of every neighborhood, and is able to share detailed information. Our experience working with Celeste has been terrific. She is the best realtor we have ever worked with, and we have already recommended her to friends who are moving to Denver.Barb & Kip, Uptown
Celeste is a true GEM. Buying and Selling a property at the same time is complex, and Celeste handled all the steps with such grace and professionalism. She was meticulous with the details of the transactions, and kept me informed every step of the way. It was a very stressful and emotional period for me, and I don’t know if I would have gone thought with it if it wasn’t for Celeste. I had the privilege of Celeste being one of my dearest friends first, and now I can add “trusted realtor” to that category. I usually never mix friendship with business, and this demonstrates her amazing knowledge, expertise and professionalism.Eman, Cherry Creek
Celeste is much MUCH more than an option for helping you to buy or sell your home. Having experienced her professionalism during the sale of my first home about 6 years ago, I knew when the time to buy again presented itself who I needed on my side. She has the unique ability to not only bring a wealth of knowledge about her industry, but even more importantly, the awareness of your personal situation and needs as it relates to what might be a good option for you and what is definitely a great option for you.Brandon, Highlands Ranch
We wanted to tell you how much we appreciate all you have done for us. Your taste in wine is only exceeded by your “eye” for houses! Thanks again for making our experience buying a home in Colorado such a good one. We love it.Stephen & Sue, Platt Park
Celeste is exactly who I needed at a really difficult time in my life. As the result of my divorce, we were forced to sell our home. As she had with our previous home, she walked it with a fine toothed comb, and gave me a list of things to do to get our house ready to sell. I knew to listen to her and as a result our house sold at the highest comp in the neighborho
Celeste is wonderful, She has a great knowledge of the market, is well connected and the most important she understands her client’s needs and will find the perfect fit in a short time. She is very proactive and always positive. Detail oriented.Trina, Greenwood Village
Celeste was referred to us by a friend with very high regard. Celeste sold our house recently for more than asking price in just one day! And, I would have taken $20K less.
If you follow her lead she will get you top dollar. For example, she walked thru the house and gave us a list of things to do the make is show-ready. She knows what people want to see and don’t want to see. The list was no big deal – maybe took a half a day and put big profits in our pockets.
Obviously, she’s a great negotiator getting us more than we wanted.
Lastly, we felt like we were her only client even though I know she is working with many, many clients at once.
Oh, one more thing. More than anything, I feel the house sold in a day because of her marketing. She met the photographer at the house and directed them as to what to shoot. She proofed the photos herself and produced a gorgeous marketing campaign.
If you are selling in Denver metro, don’t bother calling your friend, the real estate agent. Go straight to the best.Jim, Castle Pines
Celeste as absolutely the best. Handled every single detail, and went way above and beyond to make sure we got the price we needed. She took care of everything that needed to be done and hired and managed her subcontractors to repair all the needed items to prepare the house for sale.Tony, Wash Park
Celeste is the absolute BEST! Not only is she extremely enjoyable to work with, she knows her stuff like no other. My fiancé and I just bought our first home and were new to the home-buying process. She was so patient with us and taught us so much in such a short time. She gave us her evening multiple nights in a row for weeks to show us everything we wanted to see, and even pushed us to see some homes outside our comfort zone (location wise) which is where we ended up loving and buying our house. We are so grateful to have gone through this process with Celeste and will be recommending her to everyone we know!Carly & Steven, Arvada
We truly enjoyed working with Celeste. we we looking for a rental property and she made recommendations that were right on target for what we wanted. We had a lot of questions and concerns and we got answers for all of them. I told her that she made the whole process to look to easy, as if nothing was happening, but she was certainly working in the background. In the Denver area, there are many properties that go into the market everyday but Celeste was able to filter through them to recommend exactly what we needed. This is the third property we buy with her over many years and if the opportunity arises, we will do it again. We have recommended her to our friends and they had been as happy as we are with her services.Reinaldo & Patricia, Stapleton
Celeste is simply outstanding. She listened to exactly what we wanted in a house and a community, and then found it! She made sure our offer got attention compared to competing offers and her timing was perfect. She negotiated a better price than we thought possible, and handled every detail of the transaction. She knows every neighborhood and every market. She was always available and answered every question quickly but also completely. In a hot market like Denver and the Front Range, we can’t imagine doing this without her. Quite simply, without Celeste, we would have either missed out on our new house or paid way too much!Barb & Kip, Applewood
We are extremely thankful for Celeste. Celeste is the meaning of professional in every way – she is prompt in returning calls and emails, extremely knowledgeable and will take the time to educate you during each step of the process, she is kind and patient, yet firm and on top of the industry…and has the most beautiful personality. Celeste is the true meaning of a business woman (as business owners we understand service), without all of the pushy “car sales-y feel” stereotypes that come along with real estate agents these days. Celeste is the model agent for the industry. THANK YOU, Celeste!Diedra, Aurora
I have both bought and sold real estate with Celeste. She is the absolute BEST! Once you make the decision to go with her, your real estate life will become infinitely easier. She anticipates the issues and gets them handled. She communicates clearly her process, timing and strategy to get your property bought or sold. More importantly she takes care of all the tasks required to buy or sell seamlessly and painlessly…all you have to do is say yes or no and sign where required! Get ready to close!Rhys, Commerce City
This was not our first home purchase but it was our first with Celeste and I could not have been more impressed! She was there at every stage to answer questions, give suggestions, and provide guidance. She offered endless pointers and tips that saved us both time and money. She is the perfect professional yet extremely personable! Celeste’s years of experience are evident in her knowledge of the market and the home-buying process. She had our back every step of the way. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy, sell, or invest!! Truly amazing!!Paul & Gia, Parker
My husband and I are very pleased with the experience we had with Celeste, she gave us the best guidance when placing our house on the market, shared with us every bit of information on how to stage our home for the sale. We highly trusted Celeste, she made us feel very comfortable, she kept us well informed making our sale fun and easy. My job was to help stage the home and keep it nice and presentable, her job was to find me a buyer and that happened quickly. Thank you Celeste for helping us get our house on the market, the timing couldn’t have been better. We loved your pleasantness, humbleness and most your honesty! Thanks again.Maurice & Elcira, Green Valley Ranch
Met Celeste at one of her open houses. Very professional and courteous from the moment we met her. Celeste not only helped us get the house we had set our heart on, she also made closing a breeze, and helped going over all details regarding the house – and even provided us with a cleaning service to make sure the house was spotless prior to our move-in. A rare pearl in the business!Stephanie & Bryce, Lowry
Great experience – Celeste helped us get a lot more value from our home by going that extra mile and organizing everything from cleaners to painters. In addition, she negotiated extremely well to get us an additional 30% above our asking price – which was amazing. I would recommend using Celeste to anyone buying or selling their home. Five stars, A+.Darrin, Highlands Ranch
The most apparent thing about Celeste when you start working with her is her passion for real estate and all the knowledge that she has accumulated over the years. The second most apparent thing is that she is incredibly perceptive to what you are looking for and what will be in your best interest.
She helped us navigate through the process of buying our first home in November. Celeste was very attentive and made me feel like I was her only client. She quickly picked up on what we liked, and put a lot of time into making sure that when we actually went to the houses they were the right houses. It was also helpful that Celeste has excellent taste and a keen eye for the all details especially when it comes to newly remodeled homes. She was always quick to point out the pros and cons of every home. At the same time, at any point of the process when she was giving either her opinion or just information there enough space and I always felt comfortable and confident in the decision I was making. I feel like normally the house buying can be an excruciating process, but working with Celeste made it a wonderful experience where we found a home that was perfect for us, and I would highly recommend Celeste to anyone who is looking for a realtor.Sara & Tyler, Highlands/LoHi
I had been searching for a home for over a year. When the perfect house came on the market Celeste was there with me through it all. She was in constant communication with the selling agent, and worked with me through the entire weekend to help me get my very first single family home. She also referred a fantastic lender who helped me close in 3 weeks. It was an emotional time and very stressful. Celeste coached me through it all and it the end I got the home even with 6 other offers on the table. She is not only a great friend but a complete professional who is amazing at her job.Alicia, Willow Creek
Celeste is FANTASTIC!!!!!
Celeste is the best at what she does! We wouldn’t go with any other Realtor in Denver. We have worked with her for 4 moves and she made sure we had every need taken care of (and every worry) each time. She is meticulous with the details and always puts us first. We love working with her!Lana, Bonnie Brae
Celeste is professional, efficient and has a great feel for what the client is looking for. She has a great eye for value and all the little things that are often overlooked. 5 stars from me!Aaron, Centennial
Celeste is AWESOME! When my wife and I were looking to move from Denver to Aurora, she was our 1st call. She sold our old house very quickly and for way over asking. She then negotiated a lower price on our new house AND a new roof as well. Her foresight should not be overlooked either. We got into an up and coming neighborhood in which we have seen a 25% increase in home value, which we refinanced and were able to remove our mortgage insurance. Cannot recommend her enough if you are a first time buyer or looking to upgrade or downsize. She is professional and has other helpful professionals at her disposal (inspector/mortgage company).Chad, South Park Hill
Celeste is an experienced Real Estate professional, and I would highly recommend her for anybody who wants to work with the Best in buying and selling homes! Celeste is currently selling our home, and she helped me in the purchase of my home 10 years ago.Darlene, Lone Tree
Celeste helped us find a house when we moved from New Jersey to Denver. She was quick to recognize our preferences and key in on appropriate inventory in the market. She has tremendous knowledge of the market. She quickly put us in touch with any services we needed to expedite the sale. She knows about builders, workmen, movers, neighborhoods. She always got back to us right away and basically made the whole experience as hassle free as could be. We are very happy in our new house and would not hesitate to recommend Celeste or call on her for our next move.Sue, Platt Park