Why HowesTeam & RE/MAX Performance?

Are You looking to buy or sell in the Pikes Peak Region - Colorado Springs or Woodland Park?


Why engage the Howesteam with RE/MAX Performance?

When you choose Skip & Debbie Howes, The HowesTeam and RE/MAX Performance, to sell your property of help you purchase a property, you’ll experience a high level of service.


First, RE/MAX Performance Associates are The Hometown Experts With a World of Experience®.  Across the globe, they make their living in the same communities in which they live.  They are the people next door, or just down the block.


Consummate professionals, RE/MAX Associates, on average, lead real estate agents of competing brands in advanced real estate education and production.  That is why they’re known as “The Real Estate Leaders®” and why no one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.


Customer Satisfaction

The proof of quality service is in the customers and in the customers who refer Skip & Debbie Howes to their friends, family and co-workers.  Many RE/MAX Sales Associates derive a high percentage of their business from repeat customers and referrals.



RE/MAX Associates lead agents of competing brands in professional designation, which denote specialized training and education.  The dominate Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Leadership Training Graduate (LTG) ranks.  Debbie has received the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.  Skip has received the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Residential Broker Manager (CRB), E-Pro Technology Certification (E-PRO) and Certified Green Professional (CGP) designations.  Our commitment to education allows us to deliver a Higher Standard of Service to YOU.   


For All Your Worth®

On average, RE/MAX Associates sell more real estate than other agents.  They are better-qualified to set the right price for the homes they market, better equipped to market those homes, and likely to find a buyer in a shorter period of time.  That experience and education also means they are better-qualified to find the right home for any buyer.


Competitive Advantage

The real estate network that has the most competitive advantages to offer both home buyers and sellers will be an industry leader, and RE/MAX is that network.  No one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.   Skip & Debbie are members of the RE/MAX 100% Club, Platinum Club and RE/MAX Hall of Fame.

When you look for the highest-quality real estate service, look to The HowesTeam and RE/MAX.  RE/MAX Associates are “The Real Estate Leaders®”.



On average a RE/MAX Associate spends about $10,000 each year on personal promotion and on individual and group advertising.  Personal advertising plus national television advertising and Internet exposure generates the highest number of prospects in the industry.          


Network Size

The revolutionary RE/MAX Concept of enabling real estate professionals to maximize their business potential has evolved into an organization of more than 120,000 Sales Associates in more than 6,600 offices worldwide.


The RE/MAX Balloon Logo

The red, white and blue RE/MAX balloon, with it’s “Above the Crowd®” slogan, is one of the most recognizable business logos in the world.  With more than 90 RE/MAX Hot Air Balloons around the globe, RE/MAX has the worlds’s largest commercial balloon fleet.


The Sign That Brings You Home®

The famous Red-over-white-over blue RE/MAX yard sign and your RE/MAX agent, The HowesTeam, lead yo to properties in areas in which you’ll want to live, work and play.  If you want to sell your property, the RE/MAX yard sign attracts buyers.


An Industry Leader

RE/MAX was the first real estate network to be involved in more than 1 million transaction sides in a single year.  Each transaction or sale consists of two sides, the listing side and the selling side.


Global Expansion

With offices in more than 60 countries worldwide, RE/MAX is on e of the fastest-growing real estate franchise networks on the planet.


Main Street. Not Wall Street®

Being locally owned and operated, RE/MAX offices are staffed with professionals who live in the area they work in.  Thus, committed to their local community, they have a deep personal interest in the customers they serve.


Home of the Best Agents®

In a business environment of mergers and acquisitions, RE/MAX is the only major real estate network still owned and directed by its founders.  The excellence of RE/MAX Broker/Owners and Sales Associates has led to an ever-increasing number of accolades from he business community at large.  In January of 2006, “Entrepreneur” magazine named RE/MAX among the top 10 franchises in its annual Franchise 500 survey.  It also named RE/MAX “Best of the Best” for real estate services; No. 9 overall in “America’s Top Global Franchises” and No. 11 among “Fastest-Growing Franchises.”   Additionally, Inman News awarded RE/MAX a 2006 Innovator Award for “Most Innovative Brokerage/Franchise/Realtor.”


More than 36 Years “Above the Crowd®”

RE/MAX - now an established industry leader - celebrated its 36th anniversary in 2009 and looks ahead to even greater real estate achievement in the years ahead.  


As a RE/MAX Performance Realtor®/Broker, we aspire to the Code of Ethics of The National Association of Realtors, The Colorado Association of Realtors and the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors.


How does the Code of Ethics affect everyday real estate practices?

If a REALTOR® represents you, whether you are buying or selling a home, you can count on that REALTOR® to:

1. Be honest with all parties in the transaction not just with you, as his or her client, but also with the other real estate practitioner and his or her clients.
For example, if REALTORS® represent a buyer with a spotty credit history, they cant be dishonest with sellers about this fact. At the same time, REALTORS® can help their buyer clients collect and assemble information, such as credit reports and audited tax returns, to demonstrate that the buyer has addressed the problem and improved their situation.

2. Put your interests ahead of his or her own, at all times.
® makes every effort to understand the housing needs of his or her client, thoroughly researches available inventory, and shares all relevant information with the buyer so that he or she can make an informed decision. This service is provided regardless of the compensation available.

3. Disclose all pertinent facts regarding the property and the transaction to both buyer and seller.
If a REALTOR® believes information provided by a seller is questionable, the REALTOR® is obligated to investigate. REALTORS® should recommend that buyers consult their own experts, such as home inspectors, to address concerns. For example, if a home seller asks his or her REALTOR® to conceal the fact that the roof leaks, the REALTOR® cannot comply; if the seller insists, the REALTOR® should end the business relationship with that seller.

4. Be truthful in all communications with the public.
When REALTORS® distribute newsletters, create Web sites, or place advertisements, they must be careful not to represent other real estate professionalswork product as their own. If recently sold or listed properties in the community are publicized, it must be clear whether the REALTOR® was actually involved in the transaction, or whether that data came from the local multiple listing service or other source. This ensures that the public understands the REALTOR®’s experience and can make an informed decision when choosing real estate representation.


Skip & Debbie Howes


PO Box 300 Sunny Glen Ct