Thanks for checking out Bonterra Real Estate, serving Denver and the Colorado Front Range.  Karen Christensen, the Principal of Bonterra, is an MBA, certified in divorce real estate, and a local area expert. Let’s talk about your personal residence, vacation homes or long term investment properties in and around Denver.

Consider Bonterra the hub of your real estate move in or out of the Denver area. We have an extensive network of professionals including lenders, attorneys, stagers, movers, move managers, plumbers, painters, etc.  The goal is to make it as painless as possible by helping you coordinate your ancillary needs for a seamless experience.

A few words from Karen about her specialties:

I am a Certified Divorce Real Estate Professional (CDREP) and member of the Divorce Lending Institute. I know first hand -as a divorced mom- how hard the process can be, and selling a home during divorce can get complicated. Did you know in Denver and Colorado there is an automatic temporary restraining order on all real estate once you’ve filed a divorce petition, that may even affect your NON-marital property? This is one tiny example of potential trouble if you don’t know what you’re doing. Make sure you use a Realtor who understands divorce rules.

I co-founded and operated a Senior Move Management company called BrightMove for 5 years, helping senior clients downsize, space plan, and move to independent and assisted living communities. So I understand the unique needs of older clients who have lived in their homes for 40 years.  Working with clients of advanced age requires a special type of patience and willingness to SLOW DOWN, which many Realtors are not accustomed to doing.  Moreover, these clients tend to have extreme emotional attachment to the “stuff” they have accumulated, which greatly increases their stress around moving or downsizing.  I have alot of experience helping clients  and their families navigate this process.

I am an MBA with 20 years in finance and management consulting, which my investor clients love because I get numbers! I am known to geek out on Excel from time to time. I am a real estate investor myself and intend to retire with passive real estate income. The market always has its ups and downs, but if you plan to hold for the long run, you can outperform many other investments.

I have a partnership with Premiere Estates Auction Company based in Los Angeles, who specialize in auctioning properties over $1M ( I am able to offer upper tier sellers a unique “hybrid brokerage” listing that you will not get from any other Realtor in Denver: (a) I can list your estate in a traditional manner, (b) list with an option to trigger an auction any time you want or (c) go straight to auction . Premiere Estates are experts at aggressive global marketing and maximizing buyer exposure through their Worldbid auction platform. This is a great option for very high end estates with few buyers, or mountain destination homes with international buyers. If you are a BUYER thinking of purchasing at auction, let me represent you as your buyer’s agent. I understand the ins and outs of luxury real estate auctions and will be there to protect your interests. Click here for a little more about luxury real estate auctions.

Check out our real estate blog for helpful tips to save time and money.  And of course, call me anytime with questions. 303-250-0804.

Hope to talk soon!