CHOICE specializes in real estate brokerage and property management. We have been servicing the Hayden and Steamboat Springs area for over 10 years, and we love to put our local experience to work for you.
We strongly emphasize on the integration of brokerage and property management. As brokers we are here to help our clients sell and buy properties. As property managers we are the match-makers between landlords and tenants.
The real estate market is ever evolving and is heavily subject to economical swings. Sometimes we're in a buyers' market, sometimes in a sellers' market and due to those changes, the demand for our services is never the same. Therefore, we adjust to the market and offer a variety of services depending on the market situation.
We also believe in long term relationships with our clients. For example, if one of our tenants has decided to buy their own place, we can easily help them make the transition from being a renter to a home owner. Or if we help our clients buy a property, and later on they decide to rent it out as an investment property, we have the expertise to facilitate that switch. Another example; if the landlords we work with decide to sell their property, due to a strong sellers' market, we can take on the for sale listing, while helping the current tenant finding a new place.
Over the years working in real estate, we have also learned that there is a local shortage of good maintenance and repair contractors. To help our clients (buyers, sellers, landlords, and renters) with their property maintenance needs we have teamed up with Choice Property Preservation LLC. This way, we can offer timely repair & maintenance work at a discounted price to our clients. By doing so, we also eliminate the client's worry about the upkeep of their properties and also help our tenants by fixing that leaky faucet quickly!
Our Office @
148 W. Jefferson Ave
Hayden CO 81639
LOUIS NIJSTEN ~ Owner / Managing Broker
CHOICE was originally founded as All Around Real Estate LLC in 2010 by its owner and operator Louis Nijsten. Louis is a Dutch native and came to the Yampa Valley in 2005 to start a career in Real Estate Development & Construction together with brother Stef. Louis graduated from Delft University of Technology with a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management. Using his technological background, eye for detail and a good amount of common sense, Louis has found his way in the Real Estate world. After being involved in developing and building the Creek View Subdivision in Hayden, Louis decided to also get active in the sales part of Real Estate. As a result Louis has full understanding of real estate, from the initial development phase, through design & construction, all the way to sales and property management. Louis is always looking to learn more about the ever evolving real estate industry and is not afraid of taking on any challenge!
When not working, Louis loves spending time with his wife Rose and son Erik. He enjoys the beauty of Colorado’s outdoors by mountain biking, skiing, running and hiking. Louis is an avid tennis player and has coached Steamboat High School tennis for over 5 years. Louis volunteers on the Board of Directors of the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors in the capacity of Treasurer.
LOGAN MARIENAU ~ Associate Broker
Logan is originally from Lawrence, Kansas, and moved to Colorado in 2017 with his wife Melissa. Logan's background is in business and accounting but since moving to Colorado has transitioned his focus to be on real estate, property management and development. Logan graduated from The University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business, and from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a Master of Science in Accounting. Logan received his Colorado Real Estate license in 2017. Logan utilizes his accounting background to help him with property management and real estate transactions. Logan is an eager learner and loves to be involved with new and exciting projects. Logan and Melissa moved to Colorado because they both enjoy the outdoor activities that the Yampa Valley has to offer from hiking and biking, to tubing and skiing.