About John Skrabec

Broker/Owner, Founder, Realtor®
Office Phone 303.455.LIVE
Fax 303.942.3990
Email John@LiveUrbanDenver.com
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Being a creative soul at heart, John Skrabec, a Colorado native, started his career as a budding architect, earning two degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder in environmental design and marketing. After years in the creative arts, John flexed his "entrepreneurial muscles" and in 1990 founded Cactus Marketing Communications, one of Denver's premier ad agencies.  Along the way, John was elected President of Denver's Advertising Federation, President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and was named one of Denver's "40 Under 40" by the Denver Business Journal.

After over a decade of success in advertising and design, he applied his award-winning marketing knowledge and business experience to real estate. Following his love of historic properties, he began a career as a Realtor in the urban neighborhoods of Denver. Working with buyers and sellers since 2001, he earned sales recognition from the Denver Board of Realtor's Roundtable from 2005 to 2009. He founded Live Urban Real Estate in 2006, where he created and nurtured the Live Urban brand, and leads all of Live's marketing, advertising, technology and PR efforts.

On the journey, he's renovated five homes in Denver's city center, appeared on DIY Network's "Sweat Equity", and created real estate training courses on marketing, social media and branding. 

Meanwhile, he's renovated five homes in Denver's up-and-coming West Highlands and Berkeley neighborhoods, appeared on DIY Network's "Sweat Equity", dabbles in real estate investment, experiments in the kitchen, and enjoys travel, gardening and cycling in the city he loves.

What Clients Are Saying About John…

"John handled the sale of our property very professionally. We enjoyed our interaction with him, and appreciated his counsel with our negotiations."
- Chris and Kim Moore

"John offers a rare combination of intelligence, hard work, meaningful advice, marketing savvy, and a discerning eye to help you see the ‘potential.’ "
- Martin Ruble

"John took personal interest in helping me sell our property, and was very patient."
- Mary Foianini

"John's keen sense of the market, and his acumen for marketing, helped us sell our house quickly and for more than we had expected. Great job!"
- Cass Baker

Q&A With John…

Where do you LIVE?
My family and I live in Harkness Heights, the neighborhood that 5280 Magazine named the city's best neighborhood in 2005. It's centrally located, close to great NW Denver restaurants, and full of vintage bungalows.

Why Real Estate... Aren't There Enough Agents On The Planet Already?
Once I started investing in real estate, I realized there was an opportunity in the market to offer exceptional real estate services. I'm a natural at helping others, so I thought it would be a great match. And I love architecture! That certainly helps.

What Music Are You Streaming?
I've been listening to Kate Bush, Marvin Gaye, Radiohead, the Avener, Devo, ELO, First Aid Kit, and whatever my husband's latest discovery might be.

What Cause Gets Your Time And Money?
Whatever might affect my friends and family. So lately, I've thrown my suppor to The Luekemia and Lymphoma Society, Project Angel Heart, ACLU, Nature Conservancy, Dumb Friend's League and more.

Give It Up. What Local Restaurant Is Your Best Kept Secret?
So. Many. Restaurants. This foodie can not keep up with them all. Some of my all-time favorites are Hop Alley, Work + Class, Chuy's Tex Mex, Uncle, ChoLon and Parisi.