Michael is a real estate broker who prides himself on his integrity, hard work, creativity, and a strong commitment to his clients. After moving to Colorado in 2013, Michael developed his passion for real estate following the purchase of his first home in Castle Rock. Having gone through this process himself, he understands that buying or selling real estate can be a very complex and stressful time for some, so he hopes to make this process as smooth as possible for you by being straight forward, and giving you the education and tools you need throughout the process to keep this a positive experience.
Michael was born and raised in northern Illinois and received a B.S. degree from Illinois State University in 2002 and then received a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2005 from Nova Southeastern in southern Florida. Michael then spent 15 years working as a physical therapist helping others through injuries prior to turning his passion to real estate. Throughout his career he has held roles as a manager, clinical instructor, mentor, and educator. But his role as an educator is where Michael stood apart from the rest. He is someone who believes strongly that the more information you have the more comfortable the process will be for all parties involved.
When he is not helping someone through their real estate transaction, Michael spends most of his free time with his wife either hiking, camping, bagging a 14er, taking photos, or traveling abroad to new and unique places. Discovering and sharing new places or trails in Colorado is what he loves most about meeting new people. So when you meet with him, let him know your favorite!
I am so glad I went with him. He led me through the process step by step, always being available, always having an answer ready or getting back with one shortly after request. We closed today and I can not be happier!
We used John to buy our first first home and are very glad that we did. He answered promptly to the many questions that we had and went above and beyond to get us into our first home.
It was a pleasure to work with your team. Your team’s knowledge, positivity, and efficiency made the whole process relaxing. Simply knowing that any questions that may have come up would be handled with ease made for an enjoyable, and stress free experience.
Nothing can really give justice to the great work that, you guys, did to make this deal happen. It was my utmost pleasure to work with you. Nothing can equal the trust I had when you handled everything. Every minute, I felt that you have my personal interest as your first goal.
John DeGrood handled my listing. He made me feel like I was his only client, and kept in touch with me regularly through the process. With his expertise, I had my first set of contracts signed just 36 hours after the listing went live!
In the Denver market, it is a big challenge for a first time home buyer. I 100% recommend the DeGrood Team. We just got under contract with our dream home!
I’m so happy with their work, they are very committed and very helpful. Amazing amazing people. I had a horrible experience with Home Smart and I’m just glad I came across this amazing team!
Great communication. Answered any and all questions we had as first time home buyers. In a difficult market they were able to create an offer particular to the sellers’ taste. I would definitely recommend the DeGrood Team. Amber was a delight to work with and took the stress out of an extremely stressful market.
Awesome to work with and very professional! Thank you for all your hard work! We are absolutely grateful and a pleasure to have you as our agent.