Karen Nichols

Designations: CNE, CRS, GREEN, SRES

With more than 20 years of experience in the Denver market, Karen Nichols has established herself as one of the most knowledgeable and respected real estate agents in her marketplace. Karen’s intimate knowledge of every aspect of the home buying and selling process, from the initial home search to negotiating contracts, has proven invaluable to her clients over the years, producing both outstanding results and lasting relationships.


Combining hard work, integrity and extensive experience throughout Denver and the metro area, Karen’s success is a testament to her willingness to put clients first and a unique ability to truly understand their needs. By keeping up with the latest expectations of today's buyers and sellers in our ever-changing real estate market, Karen continues to demonstrate her commitment to providing the attention to detail that her clients deserve.


  • NAR Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) certified, 2007
  • NAR GREEN Certified, 2009
  • CNE, Certified Negotiation Expert, 2011
  • Active Member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World & Luxury Portfolio International
  • LeadingRE Service Expert (LSE) certified, 2016
  • LeadingRE Marketing Specialist (LMS) certified, 2016
  • LeadingRE Sales Special (LSS) certified, 2016
  • Licensed and active as a Broker Associate since 1998
  • 2016 sales reached nearly $20 Million as an individual broker
  • Consistently recognized at the Platinum, Gold and Silver levels at the Denver Metro Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Roundtable of Excellence, 1999 - present
  • 1999 Perry & Co. Rookie of the Year
  • Member of the Denver Board of Realtors’ Professional Standards Committee, (addressing Consumer and Realtor complaints regarding ethics violations)
  • Graduated Tufts University, 1988, Anthropology and Psychology
  • Past Treasurer of Polaris at Ebert Elementary School Parent Teach Organization
  • Proud Denver native and happy mother of East High School and Bromwell Elementary students.  


Areas Serviced:  Washington Park, 7th Avenue Historic, Congress Park, Highlands, North Country Club, Park Hill, Stapleton, Hilltop.

22 Testimonials

"I found that every part of the purchase process went smoothly and Karen Nichols was GREAT. She is responsive and helpful, carefully explaining every aspect of the sale I was unfamiliar with. She got back to me immediately when I had questions or concerns (and this, for me is key when working with someone). There is nothing worse than to be concerned about something and the person who is supposed to be helping you is unresponsive. I didn't have to worry about that at all with Karen. She is patient, thorough and friendly and I can only hope that everyone who is purchasing a home for the first time has an experience like I had."

Cindy Kraeber, submitted 6/26/19

"Karen was both very professional and compassionate. Moving after 25 years in one place was challenging to say the least. She steered us through the process with grace."

Ann Gushurst, submitted 6/1/19


"I had used another real estate agent for 20 years. She retired and I had no idea who to call when I sold my home to move to another neighborhood. Karen was recommended to me by a friend and I not been disappointed. Karen goes above and beyond the call of duty to help you. During my last transaction, I moved to another state on the day we received an offer for my home. Karen arranged nearly everything that had to be completed for the sale. The sale went through smoothly because of Karen and I am very thankful for her expertise and professionalism."

 Kathleen Gibboney, submitted 5/29/19


"Karen is the best realtor. She sold us our home 20 years ago and was also there for us when we sold it. She sold it for the highest price per square foot in the area and very quickly. She led us thru the process with no stress and we were always comfortable with her knowledge and advice. She went out of her way to always be available for all our questions. She is a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend her services to everyone."

Fiona & Nim Halfon, submitted 5/11/19

“We ended up deciding not to make the move to Denver, though certainly it was a difficult decision. Our time with Karen really gave us an incredible overview of life in Denver for our family, and we greatly appreciate all the time she spent, the research she conducted, her timely communication and insider advice. I mentioned to her that we’d love to work with her here in the Bay – if we only can find someone as detail-oriented and can provide as personalized an experience as Karen did for us as we get ready to buy. Please recognize Karen for her great work and dedication to her clients.”

Jaclyn Taernhed, submitted 4/10/19

"We have worked with Karen when buying or selling real estate over the last few years, and every time we work with her we are very impressed by her professionalism and positive attitude. She turns what can be an onerous process into a fun experience. We would recommend Karen to anyone and look forward to working with her in the future!!"

Alexander Dowgiert, submitted 3/20/19

"Karen Nichols is a consummate professional and an absolute pleasure. I look forward to entrusting another purchase or sale to her in the future."

Karen Chapman, submitted 11/30/18

"Karen is a superior real estate agent, She was with me for both purchase of a new place and sale of the old one. Immediately grasping the type of property in which I was interested, she showed me only listings in my price range and germane to my requests. Her attention to detail is remarkable, even finding and remembering obscure, but important, information in pertinent HOA documents. She is unfailingly knowledgeable, savvy, and reassuring in times of client anxiety. I recommend her unequivocally."

Linda Moore, submitted 11/27/18

"Karen was so great to work with! As a first time home buyer, her insight and experience were so valuable. She was also provided a lot of insight into homes that I hadn't even considered. I will definitely be calling her when its time for the next home!"

Kirsten Jenkins, submitted 11/27/18

"As you know, I have loved working with you every step of the way. I am so happy that I was with Donna when I thought to ask if she knew of a “good realtor.” My good fortune! Thank you so much for everything that you have done during this trying time for me. I sing your praises!"

Linda Moore, submitted 11/14/18

"Karen was wonderfully able to manage us, as a couple, even though our wants and likes were not always 100% aligned. She read us as if we she were related to us and had known us forever."

Paul Brooke, submitted 10/1/18

"I’ll thank you in person at the closing for the wonderful job you have done for Kate and our family in helping her find a home in Denver. You were endlessly patient over many months, honest and truthful about the properties pluses and minuses, and a pleasure to work with. We will be sure to recommend you to others."

 Anne Kasper, submitted 8/31/18

"Karen was such a wonderful relationship oriented agent. Narrowed in so quickly on our needs that we found the house that spoke to us in one day. We greatly apprieciated her strategic thinking and using us as a sounding board so we never had to start ftom a blank slate. Rock Star!"

Richard Clarke, submitted 7/12/18

"We've been working with Karen for almost 10 years and wouldn't work with anyone else - she's super responsive, knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. I have used online real estate services to help me understand what's available and often found my own listings to explore that way, but wouldn't have proceeded with anything without Karen's very expert help, insight and advice. And, in the end she was a very tough negotiator on our behalf, which yielded great results (and which we so appreciated)."

Beth Conover, submitted 7/7/18

"Corrie Lee and Karen Nichols are an amazing team. They make you an integral part of the team from the very beginning as you work together to create a time line and strategy. Their expertise and understanding of the market and the process is excellent and more importantly they are constantly checking with their client to make sure that the client is on board and to answer all of their questions. They keep you informed, give and take advise constantly and if something doesn't work the way we anticipated they are the first to recommend changes and adjustments. Their expertise and perceptions keep the process moving even when you run into unanticipated problems. Their genuine concern and humor transform what could be a nightmare into a good experience for the clients--both the seller and the buyer."

Margot Wynkoop, submitted 6/24/18

"You all are amazing!!! I can't believe we actually closed when the inspection report turned up so many things we never even thought about to say nothing about not realizing a garage was so important to most people.  And we even get to stay here a few weeks while we get organized for our move.  Everyone is really in awe of our spectacular realtors!  Of course I do have to give a little credit to the magic orange pillow, but we are grateful beyond words for your professionalism, steadfastness, practicality, humor, care and enthusiasm which kept our spirits up throughout."

Margot Wynkoop, submitted 5/1/18

"Karen was fantastic to work with and Brad and I will be reaching out for any future requests. We highly recommend working with her if you are buying your first home."

Alicia Rinke & Brad Dunn, submitted 1/21/18


"We have worked with Karen for a number of years now and we could not be more pleased with our experience working with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the area."

Alex Dowgiert, submitted 12/10/17

"Karen helped us at every stage of our selling process, and kept both buyer and seller focused on realistically closing the sale. We managed with her help to have the buyer's funds transferred in a timely way so that we could close on our Pasadena home without using our HELOC."

Patric & Marsha Dawe, submitted 11/5/17

"Karen is a fantastic and professional realtor who really knows the Cheesman Park area well and provides great information on all Denver has to offer."

Kristy Roth, submitted 8/14/17

“At last! You found the perfect house for us country mice to migrate down from the mountains to.  I can’t imagine how you manage to focus and remember each of your client’s wishes. Your professionalism is exemplary. We are so grateful for a wonderful job.”

Margaret & Phil Verleger, submitted 8/3/16


"Karen has been one of the most well-rounded Realtors at Perry & Co. for quite some time. Karen keeps herself educated more than most agents having acquired her CRS, GREEN & EcoBroker designations. Additionally, I see firsthand how hard Karen works on her clients' behalf, always selflessly putting their needs and interests before all others. Besides all that, Karen possesses a strong determination to get her buyers the best possible price on their dreamhome and/or get her sellers top dollar and a smooth transaction. We're proud to have Karen at Perry & Co.”

Jon Larrance, submitted 4/24/16


Agent Map



  • Boomer Specialist (ages 52 & up)
  • Buyer's Agent
  • Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Child/Schools Specialist
  • First-time Homebuyer Specialist
  • Gen X Specialist (ages 40-52)
  • Gen Y Specialist (ages 23-40)
  • Green Specialist (ecoBroker & Green)
  • Investor Specialist
  • Luxury Specialist
  • New Build Specialist
  • Ninja Selling® Trained
  • REALTOR® Association Excellence Award
  • Realtor®
  • Relocation Specialist
  • Seller's Agent
  • Seniors Specialist (SERS)