Karen moved to Crested Butte in 1980 and has been a real estate broker since 2000. Originally from Idaho, she graduated from the University of Colorado School of Business and has been involved in sales and marketing ever since. Real estate has been a rewarding second career for her, providing the opportunity to make lifetime friends while helping them make the best real estate decisions possible. She and her husband are avid skiers and golfers and enjoy traveling during the off seasons. She feels Crested Butte is an incredibly beautiful and special place to live, work and play and it gives her great pleasure to introduce her customers to a lifestyle that is both rich and rewarding.
“Over the past 15 years Joanne and I have had the great pleasure of working with Karen on the purchase and sale of more than a few properties in the Crested Butte Area. These included lots, residences and commercial properties with several being extremely complicated transactions. I'm quite certain that without Karen, at least a couple of these deals would never have been completed. We have referred a number of our friends to Karen in their search for a slice of paradise and without exception, Karen has come through for them. Finding exactly what you want in a special place like Gunnison County is never a happy accident. It takes a professional like Karen who knows the market, the builders, the developers and the local "ins and outs" of each neighborhood to help you find that "right" property. Whether its land, a second home, residence or commercial property you're looking for, you want the experience to be pleasant, professional and without surprises. This has been our experience working with Karen and we couldn't ask for anything more.” Rick and Joanne Huntington
“How nice is it to have your own Realtor? I call Karen Allen “my” Realtor. Karen and I go back a really long time. As old time property owners in Crested Butte we rely more than ever on her input, assessments and judgement in the future of our town, our properties and our own lifestyles. Thanks to Karen, we have been able to enjoy this amazing community with awesome terrain, spectacular vistas and warm friends. She is “my” Realtor, maybe she should be yours, too!!!” Carol H.