Experience
Specialties

• Licensed broker since 2013
• Real Estate Development
• Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Leadership Denver   Class of 2012
• Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Class of 2009

Analysis, Real Estate Investing, New Construction, Consulting

Education

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, MBA

Middlebury College, BA

About Wendy

Wendy jumped over to the residential side of real estate when she joined Leigh in 2011 as co- owner of Red Door Properties…and now, Red Door Properties @ Compass! Wendy is responsible for analysis, systems and marketing as well as internal financial management and operations. While Leigh handles the majority of the customer-facing work, Wendy provides the back-up, support and extra opinion (whether solicited or not!) on each Red Door Properties client transaction.

Prior to joining Red Door Properties, Wendy worked as a Real Estate Development Manager for Trammell Crow Company in Denver where her primary responsibility was the financing, design, tenant coordination and construction management of the Denver Health Pavilion M facility on the Denver Health campus. In addition, Wendy leveraged her LEED Accredited Professional status to manage the build-out of the LEED Gold 1900 Sixteenth Street commercial office tower in the Union Station neighborhood of Lower Downtown Denver.

Between college and business school, Wendy spent six years working at priceline.com. As Director of Operations, she learned an appreciation for customer service and was responsible for the training, performance and morale of 150 customer service representatives as well as the overall service levels and contact quality of 100% of the customer service issues coming into the priceline.com customer service department. Wendy believes in the quote, “If we don’t take care of our customers, someone else will” and works each day with that lesson in mind.

When Wendy’s not working in the Red Door Compass office, Wendy enjoys mountain-biking, skiing (as long as it’s not too cold) and golf. She also enjoys watching the Denver Broncos even when they disappoint!



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Client Testimonials

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"Leigh Wilbanks and Wendy Hession are the smartest, most professional, most service-oriented real estate brokers I have ever come across. Their work is superior in every way. From the MBA-style pricing analysis, to home staging, contract management, and exquisite client service; Leigh and Wendy are the best in the business."

- Mary Anne


"I tend to research everything. When I decided to sell my home, I turned to the Internet to find a good real estate agent. Not wanting to get lost in a bureaucracy, I was looking for a small company that gave personal care. Red Door Properties stood out as a winner. Leigh and Wendy sold my house and also held my hand through the process of building a new home. I cannot say enough good things about this duo. They are both not only very smart, but meticulously conscientious and very gracious individuals. They ALWAYS did exactly what they promised and did it well. When I decided to sell my house and buy a new one, I already had in place a very busy travel schedule. Wendy and Leigh worked around that, still managing to get my house on the market very quickly. When an appropriate offer did come through, I was in Europe. We were able to handle everything via email, Skype, and digital signatures. Red Door Properties has very good resources. They arranged for the preparation of my house for sale, including painting, repairing, inspecting, and staging. They also had an excellent photographer and incorporated great marketing skills. All these resources made the process of selling as painless as possible. Wendy and Leigh far exceeded my expectations in the purchase of my new home. I had never before had a house built, so had little confidence. I didn’t even know what questions to ask. Red Door negotiated some upfront financial arrangements that were very helpful. Either Wendy or Leigh also attended all meetings with me, including signing of documents and choosing options. (There were over 500 options with the home I chose, so it was overwhelming.) I was purchasing this house by myself, so I really appreciated another eye. Leigh and Wendy also negotiated with my builder to move up the closing date of my new home to coordinate with the closing of the house I was selling. By doing so, I was able to avoid the expense of moving my belongings in and out of a storage facility. Early in the process of selling and buying, I realized I could completely trust the judgment of Leigh and Wendy in all respects. Feeling such confidence in them was like having a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. Looking back over the entire process, I have no regrets about giving them that trust. They were super in every respect. I would readily recommend Red Door Properties to anyone who is buying or selling a house. These two ladies are not only great businesswomen, but also very good people."

- Carol


"We were referred to Red Door through a friend that had recently worked with Leigh and Wendy. Our experience with them was exceptional. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the real estate in Denver. They thoroughly answered all of our questions and LISTENED to our thoughts, feedback, and priorities throughout the process. They were not only responsive to us but also proactive as we searched for homes. Leigh and Wendy were able to make house hunting fun despite the really difficult market in Denver. Just a few days before we left for a trip to Vietnam, our offer was accepted on our dream home. Leigh and Wendy were able to help us get our inspections scheduled on extremely short notice before we left town. They were with us for the entire inspection and helped us understand the ins and outs of every step of this process as well. Once we arrived to Vietnam, Leigh and Wendy continued to help us navigate the negotiations process. They were available to us despite the 14 hour time difference. When the furnace went out at the home, they spoke to the owner’s realtor and had it fixed before we even knew about it. While this part of the process was stressful, especially being across the world, we could not have been in better hands. We trusted Leigh and Wendy 100% and they were phenomenal. We ended up getting the home and have LOVED it. We have and will continue to recommend Red Door to everyone we know."

- Kelly and Katherine

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