- GRI, Realtor
Karen Isaak Valdez, Realtor
I am a native of Colorado growing up in Littleton. I attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and continue to live close to home and my elderly parents. Colorado and Denver have so much to offer~ 7 sports teams, skiing, golf, tennis, mountain adventures, theater, concerts and more. I have been a world traveler all my life, first in the international group Up with People and then as a flight attendant. Listening to the customer and then diligently matching their wishes and needs is my strength. I love fashion and have worked as a personal stylist at several boutiques and retail stores. My husband says my God given gifts are Hospitality and Graciousness and that truly spills over into my business. I will add patience, hand holding, educating and giving. I truly enjoy my clients, and they become life long friends. My husband and I live in Denver with our adopted cat Stache, she has half a mustache. We love Colorado, the place we call home and I look forward to opening the Doorways to (your) Dreams.
My skills from 25 years as a flight attendant served me well in managing time and people. I have come from a hard working family who instilled a strong sense of a work ethic and I have built a trusted reputation. I listen closely to my clients to understand their lifestyle, work life, family needs and wants to understand and help guide them through the home buying or selling experience. Different circumstances and time of life influence the decisions people make, and I am certainly here to lead you through these stages. I navigate the process to make the transaction of home ownership smooth and seamless. I have an extensive network of realtors and professionals to help create your house to a HOME. Your Home is the largest asset in your financial portfolio, and I am an expert in assisting in making your wealth grow. I am partnered with Coldwell Banker Realty and their wonderful culture of Awesomeness: remarkable service, building wealth, growth, fun and Giving. I am a full time Realtor who is professional in all matters will help you open the Doorways to Dreams.
I have a true commitment to give back to my community. I have volunteered my time, resources and heart to many not for profit organizations :The Jr. League of Denver has been part of my life since 1989, working on committees, and continued service on their Board of Directors in many capacities. Other organizations are: Tri Delta Sorority, Providence Network, Pinehurst Foundation and of course I continue to be active in Up with People. I represent my cast, A78, to the International Alumni Association. I also served on the International Board of Governors for 7 years and have chaired several committees including the GALA Fundraising committee for 2 years.
Education and Training
University of Colorado-Boulder BA Communications
United Airlines, New Hire~emergency trainer and service
Kaplan Real Estate Institute- Denver, CO
National Association of Realtors, Graduate REALTOR Institute, GRI
Colorado Association of Realtors
The Code of Ethics
CREC, Colorado Real Estate Commission Update Course ~annually
Pricing Strategies: Mastering CMA, PSA Certification
Understanding and Selling Denver's Historic Homes and Neighborhoods
Taking Back Control of the Appraisal Process
What's it Worth~Pricing/evaluating and Appraisals
Contracts~ a weekly course on a continual basis
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Multiple offers and contract clauses
Arvada, Bear Valley, Bonnie Brae, Bow Mar and Bow Mar South, Broomfield, Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Cherry Creek, Cherry Hills, Columbine, Englewood, Elizabeth, Friendly Hills, Genesee, Golden, Governor's Ranch, Grant Ranch, Green Mountain, Greenwood Village, Highlands, Highlands Ranch, Johnstown, Ken Caryl, Lakewood, Littleton, LoHi, Lone Tree, Morrison, Park Hill, Parker, Smoky Hill, Thornton, Tinmath, Washington Park, Westminster, Wheat Ridge and more.