As a licensed, practicing architect and real estate broker, Cheri BELZ can not only help you find your dream home but can help you envision what "can be" with a remodel/renovation on a not-so-perfect home in a perfect location!!
Belz has helped clients buy and sell homes in the Boulder, Broomfield, Niwot, and Denver areas. In addition to working one-on-one with clients to help them obtain their dream home, she also designs, builds, and sells custom spec homes.
Belz moved to Boulder in 1977 with a degree in Fine Arts/Art and Architectural History from New College in Sarasota, Florida. She began working in the architecture field in 1979 and received her Master of Architecture from CU, Denver in 1987.
Architecturally licensed in Colorado (and formerly in D.C.Utah, and Texas) Belz designs and builds custom spec homes in a modern, organic style. Additionally, she has been involved in real estate development and investments since 1987. She obtained her real estate license in early 2003 to complete the picture of total services she can offer a client.
Over the years, Belz has served on various non-profit Boards in the Boulder area. She is actively involved in the arts, tennis, hockey, gardening and reading, but, most importantly, her 2 grown sons.
Belz has architecture in her blood and was greatly impacted by her father who was a modernist architect in the 1950’s and 60's. She grew up surrounded by architecture, design, and real estate development.
Each home she designs, with a unique flow of forms and spaces, is approached with a deep respect for the environment, incorporating passive solar gain and using natural regional materials. Designs are site specific, with the form and scale of the project carefully integrated into the landscape.
Belz always tries to include solar orientation and natural materials in her designs, whether a client specifies it or not. But, more and more, clients are beginning to make specific requests to incorporate green features in their homes. Home buyers still have many pre-conceived notions about the ‘green’ look.
"After selling my 6000 square foot home of 20 years in hopes of downsizing (both house and mortgage), I turned to Cheri Belz to help me find my perfect new home. After looking all over Boulder, nothing on the market seemed to match my desires. If it was the right size and price point, it wasn’t within walking distance to my work or recreation (a key desire).
Belz turned to a business associate who knew of an absentee owner of a vacant home (not on the market) in the location I wanted. The two of them worked together to negotiate a deal.
Although the house was exactly WHERE I wanted to be, it needed bathroom and master suite remodeling. Before closing, Belz had designed the remodel and lined up contractors to begin work as soon as the ink was dry on the closing papers! Three weeks later I was moving in! I’m loving my new home.
Cheri’s unique combination of thirty years of business connections, her architectural expertise, and her ability to fully understand my needs led to a great outcome."
J. Waddell, Professor and Business Consultant
"I strongly recommend Cheri Belz to anyone buying or selling a home in Boulder. She helped me sell my townhome and buy my dream house last year.
She went above and beyond to help me prepare my house for sale and then got me comfortably moved in to my new one. She even used her architectural and design expertise to help me plan my furniture layout!
Even after I closed on my home, Cheri’s service and commitment to my satisfaction continues.
I never felt that she was working for the commission; rather that my happiness with the outcome was her first priority. She was supportive of my decisions and limits and was committed to making both transactions work out smoothly."
R. Weinberg, MD