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

“Karen worked with us on the sale of our Links Court property. During the time the property was on the market, Karen showed great personal interest and attention to our needs and concerns regarding this process. She demonstrated a dependable and thorough knowledge of every aspect of real estate. Her patience and helpfulness through endless questions and concerns were reflective of dedication to her task and to her professionalism. At all times, Karen related to us in an efficient, capable and friendly manner. She constantly amazed us with her outstanding negotiation and interpersonal skills and superlative articulation ability. So many details that I would expect to have to do, Karen performed promptly. Our overall experience with Karen has been notably positive and we wish to commend her for her outstanding work as a realtor. We will readily recommend Karen to other potential sellers and buyers we know in the Crested Butte area. And, we are happy to say that getting to know Karen through this process has resulted in a lasting friendship.” Judy and Pete Filippone

“Karen led us to our first Crested Butte property in 2001. Nearly two decades later, we are fortunate to count Karen not only as a highly effective and experienced realtor who has helped us with three successive CB properties, but as a dear friend. Karen’s local knowledge was especially helpful when we first began looking at choice like town vs mountain vs Skyland. Karen always goes above and beyond connecting her clients to build community, pairing up friends from similar occupations, primary home, local or favorite Jeep or hiking trails. Karen is honest, kind, intelligent, hard working and an endless source of local knowledge. Crested Butte has many wonderful people in the real estate business-but we can’t imagine anyone going that extra mile for you more than Karen Allen!” Drew and Jill Grimes

“We have had the pleasure of working with and knowing Karen Allen for many years. She has been an invaluable resource to us in learning about Crested Butte and in purchasing and selling real estate here. We met Karen through friends who has used her as their realtor on multiple occasions, and then had the opportunity to work with her in buying a condo on the mountain, selling that condo years later, and buying the house that we currently own. Karen is extremely knowledgeable about Crested Butte and the market, and was excellent in identifying appropriate properties based upon our needs. She was patient in showing us numerous homes, and always got us answers to our questions quickly. She was very helpful during our assessment of these properties without hurrying the decision making process. It’s a tribute to Karen that many of the people she has worked with have become good friends in the process. Since buying our house, we have introduced her to others who have also successfully worked with Karen. We would highly recommend her if you’re considering buying property in the Crested Butte area.” Joni and Larry Bierwirth

“Our experience with Bluebird Real Estate was excellent thanks to Karen Allen. It took two separate contracts and two homes for us to find the home of our dreams that will allow us to one day land in Crested Butte. Karen’s knowledge and expertise of the Crested Butte home market was great to leverage. Her step-by-step guidance through the contractual process was greatly appreciated and made the process easy. Karen also had reliable local contacts that we were able to leverage before and after the sale of the home and through the due diligence process. Karen’s follow-up with us through the process was fantastic. We were always kept informed with the latest details on home availability and through the contractual period. Karen always made us feel like we were the top priority. When the home sale was complete, she continued to follow-up and make sure her clients were happy. We would highly recommend Karen to others interested in quality service during their Crested Butte home buying / selling experience.” Scott and Anne Lehew

Recent Sales

59 Summit Road #Lot 11
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 5 | Bath: 7
5,710 sqft  •  0.49 ac  •  Built 2011

20 Appaloosa Road
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 4 | Bath: 2 three quarter
3,683 sqft  •  0.07 ac  •  Built 2014
Sold Listing Courtesy of LIV Sotheby's International Realty - CB

417 Second Street
Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 2 | Bath: 2
2,154 sqft  •  0.19 ac  •  Built 2015

18 Birdie Way
Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 4 | Bath: 4
3,093 sqft  •  0.04 ac  •  Built 2006
Sold Listing Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties

14 Ace Court
Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 4 | Bath: 4
2,626 sqft  •  0.08 ac  •  Built 2017

24 Anthracite Drive
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 4 | Bath: 3
3,361 sqft  •  0.482 ac  •  Built 1993

30 Links Lane ##30
Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 4 | Bath: 4
2,648 sqft  •  0.29 ac  •  Built 2003

68 Birdie Way
Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 3 | Bath: 4
2,524 sqft  •  Built 1999
Sold Listing Courtesy of Crested Butte Resort Real Estate

3 Mountain Horizons Drive #Unit 3 Bldg B, Mountain Horizons at Skyland Condos
Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 3 | Bath: 4
1,826 sqft  •  Built 1982

8 East Lane
Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 4 | Bath: 4
2,051 sqft  •  0.37 ac  •  Built 1999
Sold Listing Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Today Realty & Associates

10 Garland Drive #4
Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 2 | Bath: 3
1,269 sqft  •  Built 1984
Sold Listing Courtesy of RE/MAX Community Brokers - CB

620 Gothic Road #608
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 2 | Bath: 3
1,302 sqft  •  Built 2007
Sold Listing Courtesy of Crested Butte Resort Real Estate

507 red lady ave #Unit C & D Majestic Plaza
Crested Butte, CO

 •  Built 1981
Sold Listing Courtesy of Red Lady Realty

405 Fifth Street #C
Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 1 | Bath: 2
785 sqft  •  Built 1982
Sold Listing Courtesy of Crested Butte Resort Real Estate

620 Gothic Road ##201
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 2 | Bath: 3
1,396 sqft  •  Built 2007
Sold Listing Courtesy of Crested Butte Resort Real Estate

510 Horseshoe Drive #TBD
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 2 | Bath: 2
923 sqft  •  Built 2018

11 Morning Glory Way #6
Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Bed: 3 | Bath: 3
1,191 sqft  •  Built 1980
Sold Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Colorado West Realty

11 Wapiti Way
Crested Butte, CO

0.58 ac

345 Skyland Drive
Crested Butte, CO

0.66 ac
Sold Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Colorado Heritage