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Karen Hughes GRI, CNE

As a Colorado native, a long-time property owner in the Elk River Valley, a mother of three sons and a Real Estate Broker since 2000, I am passionate about what I do, where I live and the community I am proud to call home.

I remain on a continual journey of education, networking, referrals, and professional development. My most recent accomplishment is obtaining my certification for Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). I am a graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI) and in my real estate career have received several top honors for sales performance. I am currently pursuing the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) certification with an emphasis in the sales and development of our most precious resource: the land!

In my previous career, I was a land surveyor for ten years which afforded me vast experience in understanding the various areas of the county. Owning a ranch has also given me the background in agriculture aspects including mineral and water rights. I have also been involved with several historic transactions, some notably the “iconic” More Barn located off of Pine Grove Road which is now part of the open space & park in the “Barn Village Development”. This barn is perhaps one of the most famous barns in the ski and board world. I was involved in the sale of the Hazie Werner home where Olympian skiers Buddy and Skeeter Werner were raised in Old Town Steamboat. Out west, I was involved with the Hereford Haven Ranch transaction which is one of the premier Hereford ranches in the early days of Routt County. I enjoy the history of this valley and its people and have been active in assisting the Routt County Historic Society wherever I can.

Whether selling your property and moving on…or looking at purchasing a home, ranch, condo townhome, vacant land, second or third home, development property, or the optimal investment property you will find me committed to meeting your goals. My objective is to make the real estate transaction as effortless as possible.

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Real Estate Broker, GRI, CNE with RE/MAX






  • Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, director from 2001 to 2004
  • Prudential Leading Edge 2003
  • Prudential Presidents Circle 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Prudential Chairman’s Circle Gold 2007