Karen Nichols

Karen Nichols

/ / heart. trust. expertise.

Karen brings significant knowledge and wide-ranging experience to her role as a broker at milehimodern, having worked in the industry for over 20 years.

Her strategic thinking is combined with emotional intelligence—due to her extensive nonprofit involvement—which has allowed her to negotiate hundreds of sales with steadfastness and practicality. With a counseling background and people-oriented prowess, Karen is devoted to being a resource for a wide range of clients. She commits her spare time to advance her knowledge through online real estate courses and imparts her education to colleagues and clients. She has spent much time in her career to serving on the both the Professional Standards Committee and the Grievance Committee for the Denver Board of Realtors.

Karen collaborates with Corrie Lee to create the well-established Nichols & Lee team. For any life transition, whether it’s assisting first-time homebuyers or senior clients, the team’s service-oriented attitude helps countless clients with the nuances of the Denver market.

nichols + lee team – karen nichols + corrie lee

The well-established Nichols and Lee team within milehimodern have been working in the industry for over 20 years and bring significant knowledge and wide-ranging experience to their roles as brokers. As Denver natives and a long–time Colorado residents, the team specializes in homes with beautiful histories. For any life transition, whether it’s assisting first-time homebuyers or senior clients, the team’s service-oriented attitude helps countless clients with the nuances of the Denver market. The Nichols and Lee team are here for all your real estate needs in Denver.

professional proficiencies

  • specializes in historic homes of Central Denver
  • SRES—Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation
  • CNE—Certified Negotiation Expert
  • annually awarded as DMAR’s Top Producer + Round Table of Excellence
  • recognized as the top 1.5% of brokers in the US by Real Trends
  • 5280 Top Real Estate Producers 2022

  • Karen is a Denver native and grew up in historic Park Hill and Hilltop, which is where her appreciation for historic homes is derived. Now, Karen resides in an iconic Denver Square on 7th Avenue Historic District where you can find her enjoying time with friends and family on her front porch.

home staples

personal passions

  • traveling, hiking + playing euchre and other games with family and friends
  • listening to podcasts including The Daily, This American Life + Revisionist History
  • visiting the Botanic Gardens
  • spending time with her husband + middle school son
  • enjoying valuable time with her college daughter

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client love

Karen did an amazing job walking us through the process of buying our first home! We were extremely pleased with how smoothly everything went and how much easier the home-buying process was with her advice! She was very attentive and covered every detail! We would highly recommend her and will be working with her for future purchases!
Luke F.Jan 18, 2024
Karen and her team were amazing to work with. They were precise, timely, personable and epitome of professional. I’ve counted eight real estate deals in my life and hands down this team is the best. This is my second transaction with Karen and I’ll definitely work with her on my next deal. As a side note, my place sold for over asking within four days!
Steve B.Aug 01, 2023
We have bought and sold a house with Karen, and felt very lucky both times to be working with her. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market and deftly guided us through both transactions. She listened to what was important to us and was never afraid to tackle hard questions. Her recommendations for staging and marketing our house were smart and on point, and led to a prompt sale at a great price. In addition to the marketing, she is very experienced with the process and has a sophisticated understanding of the legal work, including some fairly complex issues. Through it all she was fun to work with. We highly recommend Karen and her team!
Nell L.Jul 19, 2023
“When we decided to relocate to Denver, we knew that we would need an experienced realtor who could navigate us through a new city in a fiercely competitive market. Karen was referred to us by a colleague, and she turned out to be exactly the trusted ally that we needed to guide us through the entire transaction.” “Karen told us that she is a Denver native, which makes sense because she seemed to know every aspect of the city. She skillfully helped us explore everything from Denver’s most historic central neighborhoods to its newest suburban enclaves. We spoke remotely and visited in person many times over the course of several months. At every turn Karen made us feel like her most important client.” “When we found just the right home and we were ready to make a purchase, Karen researched the property, explained our strategy, and negotiated our offer among several competing bids. All the while, she developed a strong working relationship with the other agent to ensure that the process went as smoothly as possible. We were delighted with the results. Even after the closing, she was always available to answer questions and/or provide useful information” “Karen has worked with several of our family members, and they have all given similarly stellar reviews. Her lengthy experience in real estate, her knowledge of the luxury market in Denver, and her ability to provide steady guidance was the perfect combination for us. We have bought and sold numerous homes over the years and this was our best experience by far. We would not consider working with anyone else.”
Steve G.Feb 21, 2023
“Karen and milehimodern are exceptional. My boyfriend and I bought our first home in December and Karen was incredibly understanding and patient with us. She was also very knowledgeable about Denver and the value (or lack thereof) within each of the neighborhoods. She’s honest and trustworthy, so you know that the purchase you’re making is a good one. When we finally found our house, she worked extremely hard to negotiate the most fair deal. One of our terms was a short close, and she was at the house with us almost everyday with inspectors and professionals for quotes and opinions the week before Thanksgiving. Buying a house during a pandemic around the holidays is definitely not something I would recommend, but Karen made a stressful process infinitely simpler. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Madeline D.Feb 21, 2023
“Karen is a pragmatic, professional, supportive, and savvy real estate agent. She helped us buy and sell a home in a matter of months. On the buy-side, Karen’s understanding of market availability and trends, construction estimates, and diligence for all parts of the transaction, including less-common elements like water well right transfer, was invaluable to getting the deal done quickly and efficiently. Her performance on the sell-side was even more appreciated as we sold very quickly for even more than we were hoping to get. She and her team came into our house, made recommendations to increase buyer-appeal, gave us steps to get to that goal, and made sure we had the tools to get there. Our listing went live on-schedule, with appropriate marketing, and was under contract within days. We really appreciate Karen’s attention to detail, focus, and support through what can be a very stressful process.”
Jodi and Tyler S.Feb 21, 2023
“Karen was an absolute pleasure to work with. She helped me narrow down and focus on the right potential homes and neighborhoods for me. She then helped me craft a compelling offer to close the deal. She then helped me work through some nuances that as an out-of-state buyer I hadn’t considered. The transaction went very smoothly, and I’m thrilled to call Congress Park, Denver my home.”
James D.Feb 21, 2023
“A review isn’t enough space to express how awesome Karen is! Truly. The process of deciding to list my home, listing it and selling was quick, efficient and fair across the board. I actually felt proud of the sale because I was represented by Karen and her colleagues — and that is really hard to find in the real estate world. I am someone who really likes to understand every line of a contract and all of the decision points, and Karen was more than willing to spend that time ensuring I felt comfortable. There was genuine space for me to ask questions and get comprehensive answers and information. It felt like Karenand her team were true advisors. Even more importantly, the emphasis on effectively completing a business transaction through the sale still didn’t take away from the emotional aspects of selling a home — this balance is so hard to find and exactly why I highly recommend Karen. With selling and buying a home being such a big financial and life decision, these expectations are now the baseline for me, and I will continue to work with Karen in the future.”
Grace H.Feb 21, 2023
“Karen Nichols and Corrie Lee are an outstanding team to consider when buying or selling residential real estate in Denver! In the last two years we have done four separate deals with them in building up our real estate portfolio, and we have been impressed at every turn. In October 2019, they got our Evergreen home listed and sold at top price during a late fall market in a matter of days! They then simultaneously handled a double closing on the SAME day for the sale of that home, and the purchase of an investment home in Denver in December 2019. In the fall of 2020, we purchased two more investment homes in Hilltop with their strategic guidance and input every step of the way. Buying and selling is fun with this team, but they are also extremely tough and knowledgeable negotiators to boot. We are incredibly discerning customers, and everything we threw at them, every strategic scenario, every research driven question, this team came back with a patient, thoughtful, and honest response for us to consider. They’re fun loving, kind, and detail oriented; as much as they are gutsy, tough, and solution driven. We are already looking for another single family home to buy with them in the upcoming 2-3 years. The Denver market is HOT, if you need an aggressive, sharp, remarkable team to help you achieve your real estate goals, they’re the best choice bar none!”
Kate and Jeff R.Feb 21, 2023

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