Karen Allen

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.

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“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.

“Once frequent visitors to Crested Butte, Karen helped us realize our dream of becoming residents! We met Karen in September 2017. While Karen started out as our real estate agent, we quickly came to think of her as our friend. We cannot say enough good things about her. She always made us feel like we were her top priority. Despite some nervousness about the price of real estate in Crested Butte, Karen never doubted for a moment that we’d find a home within our budget that we would completely love. She was right. After a lot of searching, she helped us find the perfect space and we closed on our new home in May of 2018! Since we were not on-site for most of the buying process, we relied on Karen to be our eyes, ears, and voice. We were humbled by how willing Karen was to take measurements, work with the builders, ask countless questions, provide advice, and give us perspective when things felt overwhelming. We never felt pressure from Karen, we just felt optimism, positive thoughts, and support. We were so fortunate to have met Karen and we couldn’t imagine working with anyone else.” Robert Welch

Recent Sales

217 Mineral Point
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 4
2,486 sqft  •  0.11 ac  •  Built 2001

60 Cinnamon Mountain
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 3
1,608 sqft  •  0.686 ac  •  Built 1969

20 Snowfall
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 2
1,064 sqft  •  Built 1974

620 Gothic
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 1
906 sqft  •  Built 2007