Tricia Dessel

Tricia Dessel

Realtor®, MBA

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"We called Tricia our "Boulder Mom." She helped us navigate the scary process of buying our first home, while we were out of state and planning a wedding. First and foremost, I found her to be ethical and have high-integrity. That was very important to us. We adored her! She was patient with us, while we figured out what we wanted. She showed us a bunch of different homes so we could figure out what we wanted, took detailed videos of places so that we could see, and pointed out to us advantages/disadvantages of certain homes (ex: stairs separating the master bedroom and the kid's bedrooms would be a challenge when kids are young, small living room made it difficult to have kids playing, unpaved roads to house in mountains would be rough to snow plow, etc). She was fun, sweet, and helpful. She went above and beyond - even picking us up to drive us to the homes. All her contractors were knowledgeable and patient like her. She seems to know everyone in town. It was a pleasant experience. She was available with questions, and even offered recommendations like a local dentist. We absolutely loved working with her, and she assured us she was only a text/phone call away if we needed anything. She even offered to look in our house while we were off at our wedding, and checked in on us the weekend after closing to see how things were going. Just a tremendously thoughtful person. Cannot recommend her highly enough. She was exceptionally helpful when we found out there was a major issue with the septic system, helping us figure out how to negotiate to lower the purchase price. We're very happy with our home and appreciate having our "Boulder Mom" guiding us through."
-S. Berger

"Working with Tricia was an absolute delight. She is so on top of it, and gets it done. If you want to buy your dream house for a dream price, go to Tricia. We had a complicated home buying situation, but with Tricia anything is possible. My partner and I were looking at homes in the Boulder area prior to moving there. Tricia got us familiar with the neighborhoods over the phone, and even over video. She would "drive" us around neighborhoods and take us to open houses via video chat so we could get a feel for the area from afar. She really goes above and beyond. In the extremely competitive Boulder market, Tricia found us a fantastic deal in our ideal neighborhood with an off market purchase - avoiding an expensive bidding war. During the loan process, the appraisal came back low, and Tricia quickly worked with the bank and the appraiser to get the home appraised for the asking price based on accurate, up to date comps. Finally, Tricia helped us sort out the rental situation in our new home (there were renters in there from the previous owners), and provided us everything from rent estimates to sample rental agreements. Tricia was available all times of the day to provide advice and a listening ear. She never pressured us to buy a home, but instead worked with us to understand exactly what we were looking for, and for what price range. I cannot speak highly enough of Tricia. She is resourceful, kind, responsive and just all around incredible Tricia is. My partner and I have worked with several realtors, and Tricia is head and shoulders above the rest. I promise you, if you work with Tricia, you'll find your dream home!"
- J. Wang & M Cowell

"I was extremely lucky to meet Tricia Dessel. There are, no doubt, many strong realtors in the Boulder area. I am confident that Tricia is at the top of the list. Tricia is a fantastic partner in the sale process. In my case, Tricia represented me as a seller of my house in Boulder. Tricia's advice and guidance was right on. In every case - her suggestions contributed to a smooth sale process including getting the right price for our home. Tricia's experience in the process is invaluable. For me, as a seller, this was all brand new. Tricia was patient and worked closely with me thru every step. Sometimes, in the process, we have to deal with the unexpected. The good news is - Tricia has a ton of experience and never gets flustered. No matter what. In my case - we had some excitement! And Tricia guided me thru the process to ensure that we achieved the desired outcomes. I can't speak highly enough about my overall experience with Tricia. She is a real partner committed to collaborating closely and listening to her customers. Tricia will work tirelessly to meet your goals."
-M. Kolbrener.

"My wife and I worked with Tricia to buy a home near Boulder. Due to the market being completely insane from Covid, we had to move incredibly fast- from finding a house, to putting together an offer, to inspections and the final purchase- all in the space of less than a month. Tricia was an expert at organization, keeping us on track to getting it done, working with the seller's agent to make the process flow smoothly. Her knowledge of the market as well as the area was invaluable to us, especially since we're moving from out of state. Above all, Tricia was honest in her approach- if there was a problem, she told us it straight. She worked quickly and efficiently, and as a result of all of the above, we bought our dream house in the toughest market for buyers that I've ever seen. I would not hesitate to recommend Tricia to anyone, and will work with her again if I have need of a real estate professional in the Boulder area again."
-J Volpe & R Andrews

"We have worked with several realtors in the last 30 years and have never had such a positive experience. Tricia is a class act, cares about her clients, and makes sure she does everything she can for you. She knows the market, understands strategy, and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. This was the BEST experience we have ever had and we are completely impressed with every aspect of her process. We would never buy or sell a home with anyone else."
-J & K Severson

"Tricia is a consummate realtor and is very knowledgeable, efficient and professional. We have purchased six homes over the last decades and she is one of a kind. She is very affable, knowledgeable, and good at assessing our needs for a new home. Always available and helpful with any questions we had. She gets things done and is very professional; She never leaves requests unanswered or a task undone. She has been a pleasure to work with and we greatly value her unbiased advice."
-Anu K. & Mihkel H.

"Over the last 25 years I've transferred back and forth from Colorado numerous times. Even with the experience of purchasing 4 homes, selling 4 homes, and building a custom home; I'll be the first to admit that real estate transactions are a heavy burden. As a seller I've wondered, "Did I leave money on the table", and as a buyer I've thought, "Did I pay too much". I just made my 6th real estate transaction with the assistance of Tricia Dessel. The greatest endorsement of Tricia that I can share is the fact that she handled the entire process for my wife and me while we were 1,800 miles away. From property search, to price negotiation, through closing was done in our absence. It was a flawless and stress free process."
- A. Hoag

"Tricia guided us during the sale of our condo and purchase of a new home in a very fast-paced real estate market. Her expert assistance was essential in preparing our condo to go to market - her contacts to re-paint the interior and expertly stage, were a tremendous asset to ensuring a move-in-ready sale! The home had an offer in less than 24 hours and went under contract within less than 48 hours of going on the market. Tricia's expert knowledge of the local market helped us to quickly hone in on the exact home that met our needs. She helped us to craft a strong offer and we are very excited to be moving into our new home after her expert advice guided us during offer, inspection, and on through to closing! We would not hesitate to recommend Tricia to anyone looking to buy or sell. We greatly appreciated her attention to detail, quick responsiveness, and personal touch."
-M. Williams & W. Luszczek

"Tricia went above and beyond all expectations. We had a limited window in which we could see houses and she lined up a full weekend for us. As first time home buyers coming from out of state, Tricia counseled us on what to look for, what was important, and what was a good value. She was always available if we had a question and reminded us when we had important dates coming up. She helped to make the home buying process a breeze!"
-Amanda and Robert T.

"Tricia was our broker for both the sale of our existing home and the purchase of our new home, and did an exceptional job from start to finish. When we first put our home on the market, she walked us through the entire process and gave us various options for listing, with no pressure to go with any one option. As we prepared our home for sale, Tricia was extremely helpful in suggesting and even arranging low-cost upgrades that greatly improved the appeal of our home. When we decided to list on the MLS, she explained all the marketing approaches she would use, and also arranged for a low-cost staging service and an excellent photographer to make our home look it’s best. We had many showings the first week after listing, and Tricia was great about communicating to us as these were being scheduled. Tricia also provided great service in purchasing our new home. She really sought to understand what we were looking for, and sought out homes in the neighborhood we were interested in. She was extremely efficient and timely in communicating information to us, and clearly laid out the deadlines we needed to meet in completing the offer, submitting objections, and preparing for closing. In short, we highly recommend Tricia to anyone who is looking for a personalized, professional and stress-free experience when buying or selling their home."
-Doris and Chris M.

"Tricia was easy to work with, responsive, enthusiastic about selling my home, and extremely knowledgeable about the local market. Her attention to detail and responsiveness to all of my questions won me over. She had at least 10 comps and she went over each one in detail and discussed why the price was higher or lower than mine and what factors let certain properties sit on the market for a while. Her marketing prowess and years of experience were valuable assets in getting my house under contract at higher than ask within a matter of days. She has the right combination of warm personality and business-like efficiency when needed. She had all the right connections to get the house painted & staged quickly and at a reasonable cost. She was willing to go the extra mile, whether it was putting in some of her own items and sweat equity into the staging, or helping my mother feel comfortable when she visited in the middle of the selling process. Tricia is extremely comfortable doing what she does and you get the sense that she’s found her calling in real estate. I had thought of going with one of those one percent firms that start with r but I’m glad I didn’t. I would not hesitate to recommend Tricia Dessel to my friends or neighbors who are looking to buy or sell a home."
-David S.

"Tricia is highly professional, extremely responsive (working nights and weekends to get the job done), and genuine. She was a good listener to our needs and requests and took them to heart when helping negotiate the transaction. We highly recommend her. Tricia was very knowledgeable, communicative, and available through the process. She addressed all of our questions. She is also personable and just nice to be around as we work out details."
-Sierra and Carl E.

"To say working with Tricia Dessel was a pleasure, is simply an understatement. Tricia is a quintessential professional who put my needs first and got very impressive results. Last spring, I put my beautiful condo on the market with another agent. Whether the timing or market, my condo sat for 4 months without any offers. From the recommendation of my previous realtor, I was introduced to Tricia. After one conversation, I expressed my goals in selling my condo and she heard me. I was beyond comfortable with Tricia and she filled me with utter confidence. In less than a week of taking me on as a client, Tricia created a stunningly constructed website to market my condo, Facebook advertisements and consulted other agents in the local area. At the time of partnering with Tricia, I was renting out my condo. Tricia worked with the current tenant for showings, communications with repairs and anything else needed. From her efforts, within two weeks, my condo had its first offer without even being officially put on the MLS. After two months of emotional ups and downs through the negotiations with other agents, Tricia was never wavering with my needs. She never sacrificed my intentions knowing this condo was my first home and it was such a sentimental and bittersweet parting. Not only was Tricia able to help me close on selling my condo within two months, my condo also sold for a significant amount over the asking price. Looking back, it’s hard to believe that Tricia and I never met before she took me on as a client. And most of our work was over the phone as I live out of state currently. From her diligent work, attention to detail and sincere care for me as a client, Tricia went from being a stranger to a dear friend (in only two months). I would recommend Tricia to any of my family or friends as a realtor; and someday, I hope to work with Tricia again to purchase my forever home!"
-Vernica J.R.

"We sold our home with Tricia and could not have been happier working with her! If you want an agent that understands the vagaries of the market, does her homework, represents your property as though it were her own, responds in a timely fashion to your needs and will hold your hand through the process, we highly recommend Tricia. In short if you’re looking for a representative that brings the right mix of knowledge, instinct, business acumen and warmth to the process, Tricia Dessel of CORE Residential should be your next call."
-Kierstin & Ian S.

"Tricia did an outstanding job of selling our home. The pricing and timing were spot-on. In addition to conducting a comparative market analysis last fall, she provided excellent advice on staging our home and spared no expense on marketing, including hiring a drone photographer to take aerial shots of the neighborhood. The house was listed on a Wednesday night, and that weekend she hosted a three-day open house. The following Tuesday we received multiple offers and by the next day we were under contract for above our asking price. She and her team at CORE took care of every detail every step of the way. Throughout the process Tricia demonstrated a high level of preparation and professionalism. She works tirelessly and has a wonderful sense of humor. It was pleasure to work with her, and we recommend her highly."
-Vick & Rob C.

"Tricia Dessel is a dedicated realtor who has a sincere passion and excitement for real estate. Throughout all aspects of our sale, she was professional, responsive and personable. Tricia provided valuable insight regarding all aspects of the sale from her marketing strategy, home preparation suggestions and negotiations. Tricia excelled in attaining all of our requirements and she competently worked through logistics and kept us informed at every step. Tricia absolutely has her clients best interest at heart and will go the extra mile to ensure a smooth process and a successful outcome. It is our pleasure to highly recommend Tricia for your real estate needs."
-Bridget & Scott B.

"Tricia was amazing throughout the whole process! She took the time to get to know me and understand what I was looking for in a home. When the first house that I was interested in didn't work out she already had a backup in mind that ended up being the perfect place for me. Wonderful experience working with her and would highly recommend her to anyone else!"
-M. Epperson

"Tricia is very thorough and detailed in her approach to the housing market. Her follow through regarding the numerous & inevitable challenges to a timely closing was greatly appreciated. Any home Purchaser or Seller would be well served to have Tricia as a trusted advisor."
-Gary C.

"Tricia was helping and guiding me on the process of buying a home in the Boulder area, Must say that i found her extremely professional and knowledgeable in the housing market in General and specifically in the Boulder area housing market. She went far and beyond to find the right home including taking me for showing as soon as the houses appears on the MLS I would love to recommend Tricia for anyone who is looking for a home in Boulder CO Thank you Tricia Nikhil Barzilai."
-Nikhil B.

"Tricia has done an outstanding job of helping us get ready to put our house on the market. She prepared a thorough comparative market analysis, provided excellent advice on staging our home, arranged several preliminary showings, and gave us valuable feedback from those showings. She conducts herself in an extremely professional, warm and friendly manner, and we are excited to work with her as we progress through the next steps of selling our home."

“When I got approved for the loan I had no idea I would purchase within 45 days and that was due to Tricia Dessel. How wonderful she was from beginning to end. She was always on time for appointments and arrived with a smile on her face. Tricia was diligent in getting back to me quickly and always offered encouragement for the entire process. As a first time home buyer, I was really scared, but she eased my fears and hesitations, reassuring me along the way. I also now have a new friend and can't wait to make some more memories!"
-Pam Turpin

"Tricia is highly recommended. She went above and beyond helping us find our dream Cabin. We weren’t sure what we wanted, no problem. We weren’t sure where we wanted to land, no problem. She patiently took us to any property we were interested in viewing. Our price point was not the Taj Mahal, yet she never made us feel as if our dream was not her priority. As a woman, who was spearheading this purchasing process with little knowledge of the steps needed to complete a purchase, Tricia tirelessly explained each step, let me know what to expect, provided the right amount of counsel and support without ever making me feel pressured. She explained real estate lingo and process, what to be aware of and leery of in looking at some of these “non-traditional” properties. In the end, it was her skill at writing the contract that helped us win the bid for what is now OUR fabulous new cabin. She is an excellent communicator, will work tirelessly for you, is highly professional. Working with Tricia was a great pleasure."
-Kathy Barnum

"Tricia has gone over and beyond for her clients. We are professional organizers hired by Tricia to help her clients prepare to sell their home. She helps her clients every step of the way from listing the home to recommendations for preparing the home to get top dollar. We look forward to working with Tricia in the future!"
-Theresa F.

"Tricia’s profesional and steady guidance impressed me. I was highly benefited by her knowledge of the area as well. I enjoyed the journey due to Tricia and she made me smile. She was available and present."
-Grace Y.

"Tricia is extremely knowledgeable about the Boulder Denver Metro area. Always available to discuss any issues, her guidance and expertise was indispensable during my home purchase process."
-Ed D.


Real Producers

#25 Boulder County Realtor | Real Producers | 2023
#50 Boulder County Realtor | Real Producers | Q2 2023
#75 Boulder County Realtor | Real Producers | Q3 2023
#1 Top Small Team by Sales Volume Compass Boulder | Q3 2023
#4 Small Team by Sales Volume Compass Boulder | H1 2023
Real Trends' America's Best | #42 Medium Team by Sales Volume
Top Small Team by Sales Volume Compass Boulder | Nov 2023
5280 Top Real Estate Producer for 2024
Notable Sale $5.25m | October 2023
Notable Sale $4.702m | November 2023

Career Total Sales $150+m
Rising Star Award | Five Star Professionals | 2020, 2021, 2023
#1 Team Member Rising Star | Compass Boulder | 2020
5280 Double Black Diamond Realtor | 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
#25 Boulder County Realtor | Real Producers | 2023
#49 Boulder County Realtor | Real Producers | 2021
#50 Boulder County Realtor | Real Producers | Q2 2023
Top 200 Boulder County Realtor | Real Producers | Q1 2020
Top 100 Boulder County Realtor | Real Producers | Q3 2021
Top Producing Team Member by Sales Volume
Team Member of the 1st Half $26.6m | 2022
Notable Sale $10m | H1 2022
Notable Sale $5.5m | Q2 2022
#1 Small Team Boulder Burgess Group | H1 2022
#8 Team Statewide Burgess Group | H1 2022
Compass Top Producing Team Member by Sales Volume
Real Trends' America's Best | #42 Medium Teams by Sales Volume
#1 Compass Team Member of the 1st Half $26.6m | 2022

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Buyers & Seller's Agent
First Time Homebuyers
Empty Nesters/Downsizers
Second Homes / Investment Properties
Estate Sales


BSBA, Bryant University
MBA, University of Colorado

Volunteer Experience

Board Member
Home Ahead

Fundraising Committee Member
Nurturing Minds in Africa

Committee Chairperson
Fairview High School After Prom Committee

PTO Executive Board Member, Fundraising Chair, Website Redo Team Leader, Mathletes Business Manager
Heatherwood Elementary PTO

About Tricia
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In this uniquely competitive market, you need a technology driven, resourceful Realtor to differentiate your home, elevate its value or discover a home to purchase before it comes on the market.

I help you to better understand the housing market, anticipate trends, see the unseen value, and uncover hidden property challenges whether buying or selling a home. I use my contract skills to craft a winning offer and strongly negotiate on your behalf. I understand that this may be the most important financial investment of your life.

Creating trusted relationships with my clients and community isn’t just something I say, it’s what I do. I’ve lived in Boulder for 30 years, went to CU, raised my family here, and continue to commit myself to volunteering in the community. My most successful transactions are a result of trust, aligned values and consistently going above and beyond to create great outcomes together.

My clients appreciate my consummate professionalism, acute attention to detail, responsiveness, organization, expert guidance and enthusiasm. I fully understand the stresses and challenges of moving. I provide steadfast support during the transition.

I will dedicate myself to preparing your home for sale like it is my own or help you find a house that feels like “home.” 

I have one clear goal: providing unparalleled concierge-level service and expert guidance throughout the home buying or selling process. Here is a testament to that goal:

"When we first met Tricia we thought we were looking for a real estate agent. After our first conversation with her, we realized we were looking for a partner. I cannot speak to why anyone decides to sell their home. For us, the decision was not easy and the path forward, once we sold, was not clear. Let alone the process of the sale itself in such a high energy market. Our circumstance was not expected or wanted, nor was it under our control. Tricia was our rock. She made us feel like her priority. This was not our first sale or purchase, but the markets are always changing and expectations of buyers and sellers are diverse and fluctuate. We were informed and educated in all aspects of the process. Our initial ideas and expectations were met with understanding, rational thinking and thoughtful explanations where our expectations were not aligned with current market conditions. Tricia made us feel we were never wrong, only in need of guidance and data-based explanations. When we needed help – staging, window cleaning, paperwork, diligence – we didn’t need to ask, it was there. Our listing stood out. We had offers before our open house. An open house for our home was not necessary, but Tricia believed patience and process, in our market, were necessary. We had more offers that day. Negotiations are exciting but also stressful. Tricia navigated ours easily, and most importantly, successfully. We’ve since begun a new path, in a home Tricia found for us in a market we were suddenly at the mercy of. We needed help immediately after closing on our sale, but now with architects, carpenters, inspectors, HVAC…again, without asking, solutions came into focus. Tricia was not our “agent.” She is our friend and partner. We highly recommend her, without question."

Greg & Monica Adamietz