Michael Hughes

LIV Sotheby's International Realty


Trust, knowledge, and results are characteristics that distinguish Michael Hughes from others and make him one of the most reputable and sought after real estate brokers in the industry. Michael is known for achieving the optimal results for his clients through his commanding knowledge of the greater Boulder and Denver metro areas, front range foothills, and close-in mountain housing markets; consistently offering the highest level of discreet service; and his distinction of Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). Michael is well versed in handling the various degrees of each real estate transaction with the utmost professionalism and expertise. His unwavering commitment to a wide-ranging clientele includes first time homebuyers, CEO's of large corporations, and a discriminating group of sophisticated sellers and buyers. In addition, Michael is experienced in the transfer of all types of Colorado properties including single-family home, condo, robust ranch, and acreage with water rights. A 30-year Boulder County resident and a part time Denver resident, Michael has watched both cities grow from unpopulated areas of open fields to the booming residential and urban areas they are today. Michael has established relationships with the top producing brokers across the Front Range affording his clients access to exclusive opportunities. His association with LIV Sotheby's International Realty, the leader in Colorado real estate with a global reach, enables him to offer unparalleled, state-of-the art marketing services that transcend the local market and are unlike any other real estate brokerage in the world. Michael is the proud father of two grown daughters who live in Boston and Atlanta. His passion for helping people spills over from his career and extends to supporting Colorado fundraising activities. Michael's other interests include: travel, running, working out, snow skiing, road cycling, hiking, dining, wine, and real estate investment.

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Regent Territory
Denver, Boulder, Telluride, Crested Butte and Vail, CO

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My Listings

Estes Park, CO, United States

$1,700,000 USD

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Niwot, CO, United States

$6,900,000 USD

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When we decided to purchase property in Boulder County we were very fortunate to meet Michael Hughes. From the beginning of our relationship with him we were confident in his ability and dedication to find that which would meet our needs. Experience has shown us that Michael is professional, personable,very knowledgeable about the market and an expert in the field of real estate. He is a cut above any other agent that we have employed in the past. Now, nearly six years later, he still keeps in touch and offers assistance. Having purchased two properties with his help, we are delighted to highly recommend him.


My husband and I have bought and sold many houses, about 15, in our 40-year marriage. We have always used a professional real estate broker but we have never had a broker as good as Michael Hughes.

Michael spent a lot of time getting to know us and what we thought we wanted in a house. Although he followed our suggestions, he also pushed the boundaries a little in order to “test” our ideas. This enabled all of us to really see what was important in our selection.

Michael’s negotiating skills came through for us and we were able to purchase a house within our budget in a tough Boulder Market.

Jean and Jerry

What distinguishes Michael Hughes from other realtors? Yes, he’s a knowledgeable, highly skilled, and motivated professional whose personal integrity is unquestioned. The difference is, though, that unlike others his edge is a well thought out marketing plan executed with the precision of a drillmaster. Michael created buzz and excitement around our property, making it stand out from the competition and resulting in multiple offers the same day the first two couples walked through it… and that was before it was officially on the market!

Any realtor will tell you the highest recommendation is repeat business. We’ve bought and sold 3 properties with him over 14 months and all required small miracles to close. Thankfully, Michael, views challenges as opportunities and has the finesse to prevail gracefully. His number will be on speed dial when it’s time to sell our current home and he welcomes it! If you’re looking for a realtor capable of producing extraordinary results for your luxury property, even in challenging markets, then look no further than Michael Hughes!


Michael was informative, professional and sensitive... Extremely knowledgeable about the community and schools, and most of all he completely understood the task.


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