We had the good fortune of connecting with Ky Hamilton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ky, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Honestly, it was totally by accident. I never imagined Real Estate as a career let alone as my own business. My mentor invested in me and over time as I’ve gradually gained more business, built more relationships, learned to value my time and my families time have I truly started hold the business accountable.
What should our readers know about your business?
I love answering this question. I am residential Real Estate Broker. for a little over 3 years now. I believe what sets me apart from my peers is my understanding of history and how in it, certain communities have had obstacle after obstacle placed in their paths. You may not find another agent as passionate about educating, negotiating on behalf of, and most importantly advocating for clients who didn’t inherit either the wealth or knowledge of homeownership, importance of credit or entrepreneurship.
As I tell everyone, I feel like I stumbled into this business. My biggest challenge to overcome was imposters syndrome. I’ve always had knack for communicating while building rapport with people pretty quickly. In every other job/career I’ve had we sold either a product or service that was very tangible. It was something that could very easily be learned about on the internet. Real Estate, outside of the real property, real estate as a career isn’t a physical product that I can just google all there is to know. Yes, I can research the history of it. Identify trends, etc. With that being said, it’s a career that the majority of it is experience. So time is the greatest teacher. I’ve found that when I found comfort in knowing that I didn’t know it all, no one does but if I leveraged all of the relationships I’ve built in the industry while continuing to relentlessly serve my clients then the rest would fall into place.
I believe I’d like everyone to know about my brand is that I’ve spent my whole work life in the service industry. My mission is to help facilitate the growth in families, specifically in marginalized communities. I am passionate about generational wealth and people who have been disproportionately negatively impacted by various housing practices. With that being said, I like to have fun while doing it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Yes! Well first off, assume it’s a Sunday I would take them to brunch at the Affluent Club where we dress to the 9’s, enjoy some mimosa’s and build community. Go for some lunch at the Central Market in RhiNo then finish with a nightcap at 54thirty rooftop bar. A place with good drinks and views of the city and mountains. On Monday, we would have breakfast at Snooze Union Station, grab some coffee, visit Tattered Cover bookstore, then walk over to a Denver Nuggets game. After that we’d walk to my favorite place in the city with some of the absolute best bartenders in the area, Room For Milly. We would take the scenic route over the Highland Bridge. The rest of the week I’d show them the Botanical Garden, the Manitou incline, Estes Park, the Sand Dunes, Mt Berstadt, we would bike around Fort Collins and visit breweries. We would also check out the Colorado Rockies games.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother, my partner (Kota) & my brother, Kane!
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