In 2005, Treasure Davis began selling real estate in Colorado Springs. She works hard on her own and only collaborated with another agent in 2011. Fast forward to today – 11 years later – her company has grown into one of the community’s best-known firms, employing 15 agents and 10 administrative staff members.
Nick Juhl, Business Development Manager, said Davis’ vision was not to build a team at the beginning, but to work her way through the 2008 recession. The company has grown into what Juhl describes as a “Navy Seal team of Realtors” as a result of Davis’ leadership and training.
From the beginning, Davis was determined that all the systems, processes and procedures be clearly written down so that every agent and staff member can provide the same service and the same experience for every customer.
While Juhl says it’s often the name, Treasure Davis, that helps close deals, the reality is that clients can be assured of a level of expertise and care unmatched in the industry.
“One of the biggest differences between us and other brokers,” Juhl said, “is that we run the company more like a structured business with standard operating procedures and there’s accountability, and we follow rules and guidelines.”
It is this clear vision and consistency, says Juhl, that explains why the company has been nominated for a Best Workplace Award.
“From my perspective, it’s the culture … humble, hungry and smart,” Juhl said. “People work really hard. You want to come to work because the people are amazing. We work cohesively as a team, and we have the camaraderie to share ideas. We want to know that an employee feels appreciated and likes what they do and who they work for.”
In 2021, the team closed sales on 413 homes. The sheer amount of work involved necessitates breaks. Davis and her leadership team make sure to celebrate once a year with events, dinners and a team outing.
Juhl has his own direct experience with the company’s flexibility and desire to put people in a position where they can excel. When Juhl started at Treasure Davis in December 2020, it was as an agent. As he sought to absorb all that Colorado had to offer, the schedule of an agent was not conducive to this desire for exploration. Juhl had left the company and was looking for work when Davis’ staff approached him about a 9-5 office job. Since then he has gone from inside sales to agent development to business development.
“They are amazing at taking care of their people,” Juhl said. “We have a leadership team of five people, and everyone has a voice in the company and no one is shut down.”
Caring for people extends from the company itself to the wider community. Volunteer work is close to Davis’ heart.
“Once a month, or once a quarter,” Juhl said, “we get out into the community. It’s about going out and helping people. Whether it’s packing 550 bags for Care and Share or filling up backpacks. We want to serve the community and we believe in the community. We take any opportunity to give back because it fills our bucket.”