The founding partner of Mountain Lava Real Estate, Art Recek has spent over a decade as a residential real estate expert with outstanding negotiation skills as well as exceptional abilities in handling a wide array of real estate transactions.
Art successfully guides clients through listings, home buying/selling, short sales and real estate income investments. He has built a solid foundation of remarkably loyal clients resulting in ongoing personal referrals and repeat business which is attributed to his successful real estate performance and calming presence.
Art loves working with the first time home buyer – setting the stage for a long term relationship. He is confident that these real estate newcomers will count on him through all of the progressions of their lives. He also enjoys working with the savviest of real estate investors, often representing real estate and bankruptcy attorneys. Every client he represents has a unique plan of action, based on their individual needs, that culminates in a successful transaction.
As a leader in the local real estate market, Art has earned a reputation for safeguarding his clients’ interests through astute negotiations, cutting-edge organizational processes and decisive marketing strategies. Art is well respected in the Denver marketplace, not only for his professional track record and high ethical standards; but for being an honest, passionate, hard-working family man who does absolutely everything in his power to ensure success for his clients.
The father of 2 children and married for 24 years, Art and his wife, Ali, are partners in Mountain Lava Real Estate. Together they share an overriding professional philosophy of helping clients relax by providing a real estate experience that is easy, seamless and successful.
A native of Colorado, Art lives in the Denver Metropolitan area and is an active member of the community where he enjoys volunteering, golfing and spending time with his family skiing, hiking and camping.
Experience & Recognition
• Mountain Lava Real Estate, Founding Partner
• Top Selling/Listing Agent for Keller Williams Realty Success
• National Silver Award Recipient for Sales Achievement – 5 consecutive years
• Keller Williams “Break-Through” Award for Outstanding Achievement
• Residential property sales including homes, townhomes, condominiums and income properties
• Specialization in: home selling, buying, income properties and short sales and commercial real estate
• Proficiency in resolving difficult transactions as well as high level decision making
• Exceptional execution of negotiation skills, knowledgeable analysis of property values, meticulous tracking of current market trends and development of highly effective real estate processes
• Premier Open House Trainer
• Adept at staying on top of legal and real estate changes in the marketplace
• Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Colorado
• Employing Broker Designation
• Coldwell Banker Real Estate Academy
• Certified Home Rescue Expert
Ali Recek graduated from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 1986 with a B.A. in Psychology. She then went into a post-graduate program at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (San Francisco campus) to pursue a Merchandising & Marketing degree and was the recipient of the esteemed Cyril Magnin Award for Merchandising Excellence.
Ali spent many years as a B2B outside sales consultant, specializing in providing practical and extraordinary printed marketing media. Although her career in printing was dynamic, she chose to apply the vast marketing experience that she gained in printing to expand her husband Art’s already successful real estate team. She first sought to create branding, logo recognition and a database for ongoing marketing. While assisting Art of Mountain Lava Real Estate Inc. at Keller Williams Realty it was necessary to become a Broker Associate, so she did so, and began her own successful “book” of clients. In a nutshell, one could say that Ali’s consultative gift is in providing her clients with exactly what they have in their “mind’s eye”, by asking the right questions in order to provide the right solutions. Ali joined the South Metro Denver Chamber in September of 2009, to help current and future investors of the chamber to build long term strategic relationship alliances with other business leaders throughout Colorado, and went on, in 2013, to become the Manager of Business Development at Goodwill Industries of Denver. Ali has strong business relationships with Littleton Public Schools (and is an active Board Member of the Littleton Public Schools Foundation), The Denver Botanic Gardens, Schomp Automotive, Norgren USA, CoBiz Bank and Lockheed Martin, to name just a few. Her vision in facilitating her client’s action plan for growth is boundless.
Ali’s innate capability to look at “the big picture”, allows her to maximize all of her relationships- in November of 2014- she rejoined her husband Art, as Co-owner and Market Developer for Mountain Lava Real Estate, Inc. and is working with large organizations, community developers and non-profit organizations to proactively work towards creating vibrant, dynamic communities for their clients to join as residents. She is a huge asset to the organization because of her community involvement and ability to help navigate clients into their new lives.
Alas, all work and no play is a bad equation. When not bouncing warm energy off of all the people around her walls, Ali can be found searching with her son, Alika, and husband, Art, for the deepest, steepest snowy mountains in Colorado, or frolicking on the beaches of her beloved islands of Hawaii. Hiking, snow shoeing and summer camping are other ways Ali likes to unwind.