Kristin Kleimann, Broker. Realtor. Expert. I specialize in helping clients navigate the complex real estate buying and selling process by making it simple, transparent, and personalized.
I've been in the real estate industry: buying, selling, and managing properties, since 1998. My buying and selling perspective on both the consumer and agent sides helps me better understand your needs and goals, and best assist you. My negotiation training and certification helps me effectively negotiate to get the best price and terms for you. I am also a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and I apply this knowledge to all my listings.
My home focus is the Denver Metro area and close in, more affordable alternatives. I currently live in the University Park/Observatory Park neighborhood but also own property in Berkeley and the University of Denver neighborhoods.
To make good decisions, you need to be an educated consumer.
Before entering the real estate industry officially, I spent more than 15 years as a communication consultant helping government agencies make complex information clear and usable. I believe clear communication is a consumer right.
As part of my communication consultant work, I worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on the "Know Before You Owe" project to design new mortgage disclosures --the Loan Estimate (formerly the Good Faith Estimate) and the Closing Disclosure (formerly the HUD-1).
The Loan Estimate (LE) is intended to be used as a shopping tool to help you choose a mortgage that is right for you. The Closing Disclosure (CD) is intended to help you understand what, if anything, changed between your loan estimate and closing. This is good news for consumers as consumers can better use, compare, and understand complex mortgage information and terms with these disclosures. The disclosures have been called "understandable," "transparent," and "fair." These mandatory disclosures were implemented in October 2015. Let me know what you think...
Education, Additional Experience, Membership, Awards Education: Smith College, Northampton, MA. Additional Experience: Employing Broker's license, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS), Certified Staging Design Professional (SDP). Certified Short-Term Rental Stylist (STRS). Membership: National Association of Realtors (NAR), Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR), The Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI), Denver Architecture Foundation (DAF), Residential Real Estate Council (RRC).
Awards: Broker Associates of the Month, Edelweiss Realty Co. October 2021, April 2021, November 2019, September 2019, April 2015, July 2015, and December 2015; Recipient of 38th Annual Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR) 2016 Excellence Award in the Bronze Team Category; Zillow 5-Star Agent; Named a "Top 15 Denver Real Estate Agents On Social Media in 2018" by PropertySpark.
Marilynn Wanamaker, Broker. Realtor. Expert. As a licensed Denver real estate broker since 1973, I've worked both in selling real estate and managing other brokers for several large companies. My deep experience and familiarity with the Denver real estate market provides me a unique ability to understand and facilitate any real estate need or problem. After living in and loving Denver neighborhoods, houses, and families my whole life, I am uniquely qualified to find the right home for you.
My home focus is the Denver Metro area and close in alternatives.
Education, Additional Experience, Membership, Awards Additional Experience: Employing Broker's license. Membership: National Association of Realtors (NAR), Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR) Awards: Broker Associates of the Month, Edelweiss Realty Co. April 2015, July 2015, and December 2015; Recipient of 38th Annual Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR) 2016 Excellence Award in the Bronze Team Category; Zillow 5-Start Agent