Steven Kruse is a valued Broker Associate with Kentwood Real Estate . He knows residential communities from Golden to Reunion like the back of his hand but he has worked in most communities in the northern section of the Denver metro area and suburbs. Steven has been entrenched in real estate all of his life. Growing up as the son of a custom home builder, he witnessed in his father hard-work exemplified. Due to that background, Steven truly understands the evolution of a home, all the way from acquiring the land to the passing of the home to its new owners. He has used those skills to help new home buyers evaluate and purchase brand new homes from builders. Steven has been a LEED A.P. since 2009 and has a deep understanding of "green" building. He has generated over $100 million in sales revenue and received multiple awards for both customer satisfaction and referral lead generation. Steven met his beautiful wife in 2003, and they were married in 2005. Today, they enjoy living in Arapahoe County with their two boys, born in 2008 and 2011. Steven and his wife are active members of the Cherry Creek School District and supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver.
Jim began his sales career at the age of 17, selling vacuum cleaners door to door. He paid 100% of his way through seven years of college by selling cookware, china, flatware and cutlery for The Vita Craft Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri. Starting as a salesman, Jim ended up as District Manager for Vita Craft. After receiving his MBA, Jim joined the General Electric Company in Corporate Planning and Market Research as a consultant, working with the company in Syracuse, New York; Philadelphia; Milwaukee; Chicago and Washington, D. C. He then joined G. E.'s educational affiliate, the General Learning Corporation, where he functioned as a Corporate Planner and a Regional Marketing Director in charge of selling educational programs to such firms as IBM.
Jim joined Van Schaack and Company, a local Denver residential real estate company, as a real estate salesman in December, 1970. He made the President's Club each succeeding year, and in five of his last seven years with that firm was its top residential salesman out of approximately 350 sales associates.
In his 50+year residential sales career he has participated in over 2800 closings with a closed sales volume in excess of $1.3 Billion. His real estate designations include GRI, CRS, SRES, CIPS, and CDPE. He has received several real estate awards from the Denver Sales and Marketing Executives Club, as well as in-person awards from sales motivational icons the late Og Mandino and Earl Nightingale. He has been listed in Who’s Who in America.
He has written a book that will be published shortly entitled Significance: A Lifetime of Learning, Earning and Love. Jim resides in Greenwood Village, Colorado with his wife, Mary Jean. Their daughter, Kate, and her husband, Troy, and their son, Dan, and his wife, Tessa, also reside in the Denver area.
Sandra Kruse is a Real Estate Industry expert since 2002, Sandy has learned to masterfully navigate through the ever-changing Denver Market. Her longevity in the industry has empowered her with the knowledge of every intricacy of Real Estate from resales to short sales as well as luxury, first-time homebuyers and new construction.
As a Colorado native, she has a vast perspective of Denver and the surrounding areas with an emphasis on the South Corridor.
She earned a degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a double emphasis in finance and marketing. She is also a member of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association as well as current member and previous board member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America.
Sandy is married to fellow Realtor, Steven Kruse and is a mother to two boys, Lucas and Colton. She enjoys spending her down-time traveling with her family, watching her kids’ sports, and enjoying the outdoors.
Staci Burns is a Colorado native, and believes that whether you are single or raising a family, Colorado is the best place to live and build your life. Staci grew up in Green Mountain and then attended Colorado State University where she met and married fellow CSU Ram, Mike Burns (also a Colorado Native). Staci and Mike have 2 beautiful daughters, and 3 incredibly loving retrievers (1 Golden, and 2 English Cream). Staci and her husband enjoy golfing together, watching the girls play soccer, learning to ride horses, and spending as much time traveling together as possible.
Staci has been in the real estate industry since 2001. She had held various positions in title insurance, from closings to sales. She was part of the development of SharperAgent, an internet-based real estate marketing and customer-relationship-management platform, where she advanced to working nationally within both the real estate and mortgage industries. Staci’s unique background of business planning, marketing, title and real estate gives her a distinct advantage in helping her clients.
Staci has joined the Kruse-Nussbaum Team, adding her positive energy and determination to the team members’ 90 years of real estate experience, impeccable knowledge, organization and pure client entertainment, making this dynamic real estate team a force to be reckoned with.
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