Miss Colorado Springs 2020, Sevin Murdock, makes an appearance on Living Local. She speaks from the heart about how “you don’t have to be a pageant princess to represent your community.”
Born and raised in Colorado with familial roots dating back to the late 1800s, Sevin is the epitome of Colorado. She grew up playing hard and getting dirty- hunting, fishing, dirt biking, sleeping under the stars, hiking, white water rafting, climbing, and indulging in every adventure Colorado has to offer. It’s no surprise she found her calling in the art of home ownership, helping countless families relocate to her great state and further assisting them in establishing their roots within the community. Independent and driven, Sevin started her first business at only 9 years old, earning a living wage and learning the art of entrepreneurship. In high school, she went on to run her family’s residential painting company and built it into a general contracting company- adding 5 divisions and learning the art of leadership. Today, Sevin leads a top producing real estate team, flips properties, stands as a nationally recognized realtor, and coaches other realtors on quick paths to success through “educating to sell”. Fear is never a factor for Sevin, but rather an opportunity to challenge industry norms and set a higher standard wherever she can out of the belief that people deserve more. She works diligently to ensure she always has the ability to provide opportunities to others as the community is her motivating factor. Entering into the world of entrepreneurship, general contracting, and real estate at a young age, Sevin quickly learned the necessity of working twice as hard- twice as smart- and being twice as educated. She seeks challenges in every aspect of life and challenges the norm with an unconventional approach that continues to prove successful in every endeavor. Guided by faith, and blessed with success, her moral combat is unwavering “If I can’t do right by all parties and deliver a mutual benefit- it’s not going to happen”. While Sevin is a strong leader, bold, and to the point- she is a true partner and friend to everyone in her life. She will laugh with you, drink with you, advocate for you, and always give you her best while standing in truth.
Kindness goes a long way for Yasmin. Being a person of integrity, loyalty and love, Yasmin keeps herself set at a high standard for life.
Happily married with three children, Yasmin takes pride in family and serving God. Having been a bonus (step) mama to her two oldest children prior to becoming a mama of her own, provided her with the foundation needed to build a home and create memories. In 2019, this family of five decided Colorado was going to be their home. They love to hike, adore the Colorado views and fresh mountain air. As a family, they enjoy a healthy lifestyle, sports and outdoor activities.
Yasmin comes from a European background where she learned how to speak English and adapt to an entirely new environment at age 10. She traveled to many countries over her lifetime and takes pride and appreciates many Cultures. Having been raised in a Military family, Yasmin had to learn to fit into and mold herself to her surroundings at any given time. Being newer to Colorado, she is learning all she can to serve her community and start making a difference where she can.
Yasmin spent her time in the Medical Field for over 15 years while traveling the United States, doing anything from Medical Assisting in Plastic Surgery to Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Always eager to grow and learn more, Yasmin stepped into Medical Billing and Insurance where structure and time management played a major role.
“Having met Sevin Murdock has been the biggest blessing for my family and me here in Colorado. When Sevin opened a door for me and invited me to be a part
Harrison is an experienced realtor who takes great pride in his profession. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Harrison’s knowledge about the market and city brings his clients the confidence and peace of mind to ensure a smooth transition for every transaction. Harrison has been a motivated team player and leader from a young age. From sports to business, Harrison is ready to make every touchdown, goal, and homerun through a fun, quick-to-action, and competitive outlook towards the ever-changing real estate industry. Harrison thrives upon making every real estate transaction a fun, exciting, and memorable process. “The inner workings of real estate are so personal, I love the family dynamic we have within our team. With a shared pride in educating, delivering, and implementing higher standards for ourselves and our clients, it is such a blessing to give back to our community with some fun along the way.”
Faith. Family. Fitness. Real Estate.
A devoted Husband and fun-loving father of 3. Like many, Josh relocated his family to Colorado in 2019 from Southern California to establish a refreshing, new, and adventurous Colorado lifestyle.
Josh places a high moral value on service to others. From serving our Country in the United States Air Force to serving his community through Church, personal training, and real estate, Josh was quickly able to establish roots in Colorado.
As a licensed realtor since 2016 with a background in hard money lending, and understanding the importance of cultivating the perfect place to raise a family, his knowledgeable service to our community through real estate comes naturally.
Josh is proud to be a part of a team that is dedicated to educating, uplifting, and assisting our clients in exceeding their goals through building relationships to last a lifetime.
“It is such an honor and privilege to work with, and learn from our Team Lead, Sevin Murdock – a 4th Generation Colorado Native, Real Estate coach, nationally recognized REALTOR, and member of the top 10% “Peak Producers” REALTORS.
Preston provides Strategic Marketing and top-notch service to his clients across many Colorado markets. He has built his business based on dedication, communication, determination, education, and trust while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all of his client’s Real Estate needs at any moment’s notice. “Just as the Real Estate industry evolves to become more innovative and efficient, so do I.”
Born and raised in West Virginia, Preston relocated to Colorado Springs over 10 years ago to chase his passions for Colorado adventure. Through his love of adventure, Preston’s knowledge of the state’s geography and adaptive markets allow him to feed his soul through servicing areas and clients all across our great state. Ranging from Fort Collins, ColoradoSprings, Denver, to Westcliff, all the way to Alma Colorado- Preston is sure to show… and probably show up with his dirt bike, snowboard, camera, or fishing pole, along the way! “If you Work Hard, you can Play Hard!”
Preston graduated with honors from West Virginia University, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and has been a part of the real estate industry for over 10 years.
Preston understands the technical aspects of visually representing any property into a masterpiece of possibilities with the ability to bring any vision to life through his practiced background in media, content, creation, photography, videography, and strategic marketing.
“A picture is worth a thousand words, particularly one… opportunity!”
Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the most highly sought-after concert venues in the nation. A must-have experience whether you currently live in Colorado, or just passing through. From Movies on the Rocks, concerts, to Yoga on the Rocks, this amphitheater offers a unique environment for every demographic. Every year hundreds of performers of all genres come here to create the most memorable days and nights of your life. Check out the lineup for all the upcoming Concerts & Events available to you.
The world-renowned Broadmoor Hotel nestled in the "West Side" of Colorado Springs hides a treasure unlike any other filled with historical roots and development within the community. Spend some time exploring The Broadmoor Resort and the 5-Star experience it offers.
When looking for a unique and interesting sight to see in Colorado, you need to check out Bishops Castle. Built through one man's dream, hard work, and dedication over years. Bishops Castle is the place to visit. With amazing hand-built architecture to a Fire Breathing Dragon, this anti-government conspiracy theorist's dream is a true hand-built wonder worth the drive.
Garden of the Gods is often considered one of the Wonders of the World. Sitting right at the base of Pikes Peak, you are sure to always get the most amazing views anywhere you are in the park. From amazing hikes to natural wonders such as the "Balanced Rock, Kissing Camels, and horseback riding, Garden of the Gods is always a must-see for anyone visiting Colorado Springs.
One of the first established communities in Colorado Springs conveniently located before Manitou Springs on West Colorado Ave. Old Colorado City offers amazing cuisine, farmer’s markets, and local shops with historical roots, handmade products, and much more! Every year the community comes together for Territory Days, a festival that brings friends, family, and community together for a fun western-themed weekend full of entertainment. "Kill two birds with one stone" and drive a mile west to find yourself in the historic Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs sits at the base of Pikes Peak just west of Old Colorado City. With many quirky shops, unique architecture, and a deep history full of surprises it is easy to let the hours roll by, here in the Wiccan capital of the United States. Don't forget to try some of Patsy's Candies famous salt water taffy and naturally carbonated mineral spring water believed to have healing properties. Can you find all of the spring water fountains on your tour through Manitou? Don't forget to have some fun at the Penny Arcade... but be sure to bring some quarters!!
The Manitou Incline deserves a category in itself. A destination for many hikers, Olympic athletes, and "bucket-listers'' across the world. Conveniently located at the peak of Manitou Springs and bordering Barr Trail, this destination is sure to challenge your endurance. Don't forget to check out the Pikes Peak Ascent Race. Beginning at Barr Trail, to the summit of Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's most famous 14'ers with an elevation of 14,114 feet. If you love a great challenge, this is for you!!
A true Colorado highlight, from an amazing hot spring resort to the Glenwood Caverns you're sure to find ancient underground caves waiting to offer you an exciting adventure and experience. Located at the top of the mountain, accessible by gondola, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has everything from roller coasters to canyon swings overlooking the Colorado River. Note: Sulfur smells like farts and it is naturally occurring here. Click here to find the entire list of everything you can do in Glenwood Springs.
With so many options to choose from during your time in Colorado, the extreme speed and adrenaline White Water Rafting and Zip Lining provide is a must have for any thrill seeker! Note: plan your trip according to your comfortability. Rivers reach their highest levels at the end of May and beginning of June due to the high levels of snowmelt. There are many places to experience Rafting and Ziplining but my favorite is the Royal Gorge. Here is a guide to finding your perfect Rafting & Zip Lining Experience
Rafting Official Website
Zipline Official Website
Education is key, and it has fallen short across the board. The real estate industry has cumulatively implemented a sub-par, standardized approach to educating realtors and consumers alike, utilizing today’s technology and information available to the masses. While desk time and basic curriculum are not only necessary but required to obtain and hold an active real estate license, we know there is nothing more valuable than first-hand experience and individualized guidance in exploring all available options and possible outcomes. It is through the application of implementing our training and education in which our industry fails to deliver for both the broker and the consumer. We all have the same information available, some just don’t know how, when, or where to apply it.
Consumers are only as educated as their realtors. Twenty percent of realtors have been licensed for less than a year, and 90% of business is procured by 10% of licensees. Statistically speaking, this tells us most realtors do not have the education or experience to properly expand on their client’s needs to deliver an optimal outcome safeguarded by individualized strategy.
In an industry where transparency is everything, we have come to find transparency hard to come by. Realtors proudly sit on the list of top 5 least trusted professions, and it’s no wonder why. Real Estate has become an assembly line, production-based process, that demands quantity over quality across the board.
The real estate industry fails to be transparent in regards to incentives - commission being the most well-known. The industry lets down its consumers with its misguided incentives. To put it simply, numbers speak volumes, and incentives matter. Trust, response time, missed appointments, poor communication, lack of personalization, and unsatisfactory negotiating skill sit top 5 on the list of disappointing consumer reviews when working with a realtor. Unsurprisingly, trust is the number one dissatisfaction. 23% of consumers report they never heard from their broker after closing, accordingly, 34% of buyers would not rehire their realtor. We have all heard the horror stories filled with alternative motives and pressured response time; seldom do we hear of solutions.
Technology, Education, and transparent incentives all flow through service. The SevSells Team embodies a vision of setting higher industry standards through identifying flaws within our industry’s modern systems, services, and common practices. We look to the data and focus on the facts to develop an adaptive team capable of delivering on the demands of today, while reinstating classic values lost in the past. Furthermore, we built SevSells to practice what we preach. Born to re-define today’s traditional real estate experience, we are proud to introduce you to our standard of challenging the norm.
The SevSells Group starts with the realtor and our belief in quality over quantity. Contrary to common belief, and most team models, we see the value in elite numbers, because numbers do matter, they just matter in a different way to us. The standard team model operates on the necessity of a simple numbers game. For those of you who do not know, everyone gets a piece of the pie. Realtors work to earn the business, while the team sits back to collect a percentage of their commission, which can run upwards of 60%. In other words, today’s average team is geared to appeal to the masses of their niche market, realtors, focusing on company margins, not the consumer, or quality of the broker. While others have perfected the art of false advertising through outdated education and technology in efforts to play the game of dog-eat-dog, we have perfected the art of providing true value and properly guided incentives to deliver a better realtor, held accountable by a better team.
Overall technology in the real estate industry is deficient. From its lack of use and implementation, the industry has deprived its consumers of top-notch service. Simple technology has revolutionized the world with automation and depersonalization in an effort to save time, work smarter, and sell more.