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The best word to describe Kristan Cole’s career is growth. Growth has been the key to her thirty years of real estate success, a track record of achievement that culminated in Kristan being selected as the Vice President of Mega Agent Expansion for Keller Williams Realty. This brand-new initiative allows Kristan to share her proven growth strategies with the elite of the elite among Keller Williams agent teams, providing everything from the initiative’s overall vision to the strategies and tactics agents will use to grow. While some real estate companies struggle to integrate teams into their model, Kristan is taking it to the next level and teaching agents how to replicate their success in multiple markets. Many industry experts view the success of Keller Williams teams as being a major disruption to traditional real estate, and Kristan is leading that disruptive force. Kristan earned the right to lead this disruption through tremendous personal success in the real estate industry. While with RE/MAX, she consistently ranked among the Top 100 agents globally, including a Top 5 ranking in the commercial division. This success only increased once she moved to Keller Williams Realty, where her team consistently ranked in the Top 50 in KW and Top 250 among all teams, as ranked by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends. This year, for example, her team is on track to close more than $50 million in volume with almost 250 transactions. Kristan practices what she preaches when it comes to expansion, as her team has recently expanded to a second site in its native Alaska and a third site in Arizona. Along with this growth, Kristan has demonstrated a high level of leadership. From 2011 until taking her new role, Kristan served as the Regional Director for Keller Williams Realty’s Southwest Region, a segment of the company representing more than twenty-five offices and thousands of agents. She also owns one of these offices, which has over 300 agents and three satellite locations. Her other leadership opportunities have included serving as President of Alaska’s branch of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network, Director of Keller Williams Realty’s Commercial Leadership Council, and Talent Search Director for Keller Williams Realty’s corporate headquarters. In order to ensure that every transaction that her team does benefits others, she donates a portion of each commission to a charity of her clients’ choosing in their name. She also is a huge supporter of KW Cares, the in-house charitable organization of Keller Williams Realty. For a complete resume, go to the About Kristan Cole page.
Kristi joined the Kristan Cole team in 2010. Born and raised in Mat-Su Valley, Alaska is Kristi’s home and she loves to sell it! With a degree of BS in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Arizona, Kristi started her professional career in criminal law and then found a passion for real estate sales. Kristi is extremely detail oriented and passionate about client service. She loves working with residential buyers and sellers and it shows through weekly glowing client testimonials. Kristi has been awarded the Top 30 Under 30 and Team Top 250 by Real Trends and Wall Street Journal. Kristi has sold more than 800 homes in the last 6 years and leads a team of highly motivated agents in Wasilla and Anchorage who serve more than 250 families each year with their real estate needs. She would love an opportunity to serve you and your family as well.
Leann Harris is the Expansion Director of the successful real estate team, The Kristan Cole Network. She manages operations in Alaska, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, Minnesota and Florida.
In addition to coaching, consulting and growing a high producing team, Leann is also a Team Leader/ CEO of Keller Williams Portland Central where she oversees two offices. In the past three years, under her direction, the Keller Williams offices have sold over $2.7 billion dollars in real estate. She has also recruited well over 450 agents for her market centers and has led profitability at a rate of 217% increase over last year. The Portland Central office is number 1 on the entire eastside of Oregon.
Leann is an inspirational instructor who brings great insight as well as practical application to her classes. She also has a vast background in real estate; at age 22 she invested in her first real estate property, at age 25 she became a business owner, at age 30 she purchased her first commercial property. Leann has 22 years of experience in the industry ranging from title and escrow work to mergers and acquisitions of multi million dollar oil companies.
When Leann is not coaching, recruiting, or team building, she enjoys spending time with her family and giving back through the foster care system. She has recently begun work on her own nonprofit dedicated to raising suicide awareness and helping at risk individuals.
Shanna is a long-time member and leader on the Kristan Cole Team. She is the glue that holds our administrative team together. When you decide to sell your home, she will also be the first person you speak with. Shanna gathers all of your information to best prepare our Listing Partners for their appointment with you. Once you have committed to listing your home or property with The Kristan Cole Team, Shanna works directly with you, the seller. Her expertise is to make sure everything a potential buyer would want to know about your home is readily available. She leads the charge with managing the flow of communication between you, the team, and the industry to ensure we meet your expectations and get your home or property sold!
Kelsey Barnes is the Director of Operations for the Kristan Cole Real Estate Network. She has a bachelor’s in Marketing from Oregon State University and a background in recruiting and onboarding. Her role at the Kristan Cole Real Estate is to build, implement, and manage multiple systems, and is seen throughout the organization as the expert on efficiency and systems. Kelsey is also responsible for onboarding all Expansion Partners across the nation. She is looking forward to supporting the growth of Expansion for The Kristan Cole Real Estate Network.
Charlie has a bachelor's degree in Marketing with an emphasis on professional selling and negotiating. He has served hundreds of families over the last 20 years as a real estate agent. He has extensive new construction knowledge after having spent 8 years with a large production builder in the lower 48, which provided him with a large amount of training in the new home construction planning, building, and buying processes. Charlie is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), and has successfully assisted many families through the processes of saving their homes from foreclosure. He has the knowledge and experience to provide you with the best representation possible. Charlie says, "My main goal in serving my client's real estate needs is to be enthusiastically referred." He is a family oriented person who truly cares about his clients' home buying and selling goals.
Living in Alaska is an adventure, but buying a home here doesn’t have to be. Renee is a very talented, well rounded professional and a cut to the chase Realtor with a wide array of experience in the industry. She was drawn to Alaska by her passion for the outdoors and her love of all things Alaskan. She also has a passion for animals, being active and helping people find the home of their dreams. Coming from a family of mortgage professionals, Renee grew up with the topic of conversation being “Loans” at the dinner table. Since graduation she has been in the lending arena from a Loan Processor to an Account Executive and now a Realtor. Renee brings her first-hand knowledge of creative solutions for just about any buying situation. Having this weapon in her arsenal gives her a competitive edge in getting the job done. She is not just your Realtor, but your partner in the buying process. Renee will ensure that your buying experience is one you will never forget.
Jubilee grew up in the Mat-Su Valley. At early age she has learned to adapt a strong work ethic by cleaning homes and doing yard work. She later realized her passion for people and families, after high-school she worked in a girls home in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where her passion for families being reconciled and people feeling like they can have a safe place to call home grew. After returning to Alaska, she had spent the last decade working in the field of Customer Service, where her people skills have been refined to the highest level. Jubilee had taken all of these tools into the world of Real Estate where she finds passion to see families and individuals find the perfect place to call Home. Five things you can count on from Jubilee Brost in any transactions are: Integrity, Commitment, Passion, High Quality Care, and Energy!
Heidi was born and raised in Alaska with Anchorage being her hometown. She moved to Wasilla six years ago and has loved every minute of it. Aside from having a passion for cooking she also enjoys reading and dip netting on the Kenai. Heidi has immense experience in customer service and holds herself to a high standard in making the home buying process a positive upbeat experience. Her commitment to her clients is the reason why you should choose Heidi for your real estate needs.
Tiffany is the hub of all the closing details for our clients with accepted offers. Once we have an accepted contract on your sale or purchase, Tiffany steps in! She will be your “go to” person, working closely with our Listing Partners and Buyer Specialists. Her job is to make sure all the paperwork is in order, inspections are completed and information is delivered to the property individuals. The closing coordinator is the liaison between all parties and to ensure your transaction foes smoothly and closes successfully. Tiffany has over 15 years of real estate experience with an emphasis in title and escrow and has lived in Alaska 20 years.
Marni is amazing! She handles all of our distressed properties. It’s an incredibly complex job as most distressed property sales are delicate and require constant contacting of multiple parties. She’s diligent and a hard worker--a miracle worker for many distressed property homeowners!
Experienced business coach with 15 years of business development, overseeing, operations and staff management experience. Expert people development skills with a record of success in real estate and sales industries. I am thrilled to be a part of an organization where I can utilize my talents in leadership, people development and business analysis to create immediate return on investment opportunities. I love a challenge and think outside of the box to find innovative, cost effective solutions. Specialties: Expert trainer highly skilled people developer, and strong leader. Able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines concurrently. Business analyst – able to pinpoint areas of improvement for immediate return on investment. Fluent in German and Bosnian.
Share is a Graduate of B.S Psychology. After graduation, she spent 10 years working in a Business Process Outsourcing companies where she spent her time honing her Customer service and people management skills. in 2012, she took a leap on her career and joined The Kristan Cole Real Estate Network through MyOutdesk. Lead Generation, Marketing Advertising, and Database Management are just some of the things she do for the network. Share's ability to work collaboratively helps Kristan's network to produce best results. To date, Share continues to grow as she takes more responsibility as Kristan expands her business for worldwide office locations.
Grace is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Management. Fresh from College, she first joined the BPO industry as a Customer Service/Sales Representative, honing her skills and building her experience by being in the industry for 7 years. Seeing an opportunity to use her abilities and advance her career further she joined MyOutdesk and later got hired by The Kristan Cole Real Estate Network on February of 2014. Grace is an all around agent for The Kristan Cole Real Estate Network as her tasks include Web Research, Circle prospecting, and other Administrative Tasks she can get her hands on.
Nikki has a background of Bachelor of Science major in Information Technology. He spent his past 7 years of experience as a Junior Circulation Manager in news agency, he was also a stay-at-home content writer, and a customer service representative in a BPO industry. To advance his career, he joined Kristan Cole Real Estate Network in 2014 as ISA through MyOutdesk. His main task is to call potential leads and get an appointment set for the team. Nikki is a strong Team player and he gives his best effort to help the team reach performance goals.
Chris provides excellent service to our clients by delivering any and all signs, documents, property setup, and photos for our listings. He's a positive addition to our team!