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Norris Minick, Ph.D., CRS, ABR, GRI

Professional History:

Norris Minick began his real estate career in 1992 as an exclusive buyer’s agent. In 2004, he opened Agents for Home Buyers. Over the years, he and the A4HB team have helped more than 1000 people work through the home buying process. Norris believes that working as a consumer advocate is the best way to promote the interests of buyers. Above all, he is committed to providing first-rate real estate services to all his clients.

Associations and Education

From the start, Norris has worked to extend his real estate knowledge by completing courses for several designations. These include the GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and ABR (Accredited Buyer Agent) certificates. Because of his commitment to buyer agency, Norris is active in state and national associations of exclusive buyer agents. He was a founding member of the Colorado Exclusive Buyer Agents Association (CEBAA) and served several terms as CEBAA’s President. He is also active in the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) and has served on NAEBA’s Board of Directors.

Personal History:


Norris has been blissfully married to his wife Ellen for over 40 years. They have two sons, Eric and Mike. Eric graduated from the computer science program at the CU School of Engineering. Currently, he works as a product development manager for IBM and lives in Broomfield, Colorado. Mike completed his MBA in hospital management at the University of Washington. Now, he enjoys his work as a pricing analyst for Amazon in Seattle. Eric married Eleanor and Mike married Jessica and started their own families. With four grandchildren, Clara, Ethan, Sydney and Lucas, this beautiful family brings great joy to Norris and Ellen.

Origins and Education

Norris grew up in the open spaces of Wyoming — fishing, hunting, hiking and skiing. He and Ellen met as freshmen at Northwestern University near Chicago. Ellen was studying speech pathology, while Norris studied anthropology and the history of religions. After graduating and marrying, Norris and Ellen spent several years in Madison, Wisconsin, where Ellen completed her master’s degree. Meanwhile, Norris wrote and made research trips to Navajo country in New Mexico. Following that, they moved to Laramie, Wyoming where Norris studied law and Ellen worked at the University of Wyoming. Then, they returned to Northwestern where Norris finished a Ph.D. in anthropology, studying social and cultural impacts on child development. After that, Norris did postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago and in Breshnev era Moscow.

Return to the West

In 1991, because they were determined to return to the Rocky Mountains, the family moved to the Boulder area. Here, Ellen continues her more than 40-year career working with stroke and head injury patients. Norris began his long career working in real estate as an exclusive buyer agent, work that continues today.