Karen Bernardi, The Bernardi Group

Benefit from 30 years of experience in Colorado luxury real estate and a team
of expert agents at The Bernardi Group.

Give us a brief background on you. How long have you lived in Colorado? How did you get into real estate?
I’ve been in real estate for about 35 years now, and I’ve lived in Colorado for over 45 years. I got into real estate because I was a poor single mother and didn’t have a formal education past high school, yet I needed to get into a career that could support us. I was a waitress and a bartender, and that was my extent of entrepreneurial experience.

What makes the luxury real estate market in our region so unique?
I’m not sure it is unique. I think that there are many wonderful areas to live throughout the country — La Jolla and Santa Barbara, California; Naples, Florida; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; the Hamptons. Lots of luxury, wonderful places to live in our beautiful country. What is unique now is that the cities are not as attractive for people to live in because of COVID-19. People are wanting more space around them, and we offer that here in Colorado.

What do you love most about Colorado?
The weather. I know that sounds crazy, but I love the weather. I love the open spaces and that the cities here are small. Even Denver feels like a small big city. But we have a lot of culture, from cowboys to opera.

When you aren’t at work, what are your favorite activities?
Enjoying spending time with my family, running and having s’mores outside on our barbecue.

Contact Karen at The Bernardi Group at 303.402.6000 or visit thebernardigroup.com.