The Krakofsky Colorado Springs Real Estate Team
Your Realtors for Life
Realtor & Team Lead
Life is too short to not be pursuing what you love, building relationships and making the lives of others better. Having served overseas while in the Army, I saw a lot of pain and sadness. And I realize that our war-torn world starts healing when people at the individual level are cared for and in-turn care for others.
That’s why every day I get to help another couple buy their first home, or help a single-mom sell quickly to capitalize on equity, or negotiate a kick-ass deal for a dream-home purchase, I’m incredibly grateful that this is how I “retired”. It’s true that my retirement involves more hours than I’ve ever spent on a job, but I love every minute of it.
I’ve lived in Colorado with my family of 6 for 20+ years. My military experience gives me the knowledge to expertly serve those going through a PCS needing quick and affordable housing.
I bring my bull-dog tenacity to negotiating deals and handle each client process with the organization and order I learned from years in the military.
While my strong personality and fine-tuned organization are a big part of my success, my greatest enjoyment in my career is by far the people I get to serve. My clients are not just a transaction to me. They’re friends.
Your real estate will never be in better hands. And I’d like to think, neither will you.
Jill & Carl Yuen
Together, we deliver more than 30 years of experience in customer service, sales and contract negotiations, and client care.
Besides our experience in the Real Estate business, we have found that raising our own family of 5, has given us a great appreciation of the different houses that are necessary depending on changing home lifestyles and also that a house should splendidly complement that lifestyle.
We have lived that principle. We understand it. And we have a passion to help others achieve that perfect partnership between house and home as well.
So, whether you are a first-time home-buyer, or you are looking for a bigger nest….or a smaller one….We have walked in your shoes and look forward to ensuring you find the perfect house for your home.
Even though I’m the “newbie” to the team, my decades of experience in office management, case management, and teaching allow me to bring a people-centric perspective to the table.
I love people. My whole life has been about helping others prosper and succeed. When I was an adolescent, I spent my time at church helping homeless families, building homes for the less fortunate, and making sure children had a gift to open at Christmas. In my early adult years, I was busy planning events, like how to raise money for St. Jude, and volunteering with Special Olympics. I have managed medical and clinic offices spent countless hours searching for medical and social resources for those who are less fortunate and have taught middle and high school students about grammar, history, and literature.
Every job I have ever had, or career I have ever endeavored to attempt, have all had a core purpose of helping others. This is where my heart belongs. The joy I experience when I show homes to prospective buyers, and when that buyer becomes a homeowner, is completely and honestly immeasurable.
I love to help people. I love to see families smile and laugh and enjoy their time together. I love to laugh with them as I become an extension of their family as their real estate agent. For me, life is about helping others; teaching, nurturing, guiding, or celebrating. As your realtor, I will walk with you throughout the entire process buying or selling process; not just as your realtor, but as your friend and advocate.
I believe that the home is an anchor in our lives. It’s our safe space, where we can let down, create, dream and build – completely on our terms.
I love helping others find that safe space. Whether it’s a one-bedroom townhouse or a sprawling ranch property, each home has the opportunity to give life and create peace.
I have started and managed numerous successful businesses, all of which have given me skills that serve me well in Real Estate. I focus on listening first to find what my clients want and work hard to find a home that will fit their needs or sell their home in the way that best supports their goals.
I have great relationships with quality home-service providers in Colorado Springs for any rehab, remodel or safety needs a homeowner may have, whether buying or selling. Additionally, I have experience in interior design, which is a great asset to my clients, both selling and buying. Buying a home, but not sure what to do with a funky space? Not a problem! I can provide ideas and steps to make it happen. Need to sell, but updates holding you back? I can help you determine what will provide the greatest return for your time and money.
I prioritize constant communication with my clients so they always know where things stand with their home buying or selling process. When you partner with me, you’ll always have someone available, knowledgeable and ready to make things happen for you! I look forward to helping you buy or sell your home.
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