Lynn is more than just a Real Estate Broker – she is your guide, your counselor, a professional who can offer you details and intimate knowledge of places and things in the area. Real Estate is very complex, and can be very intimidating but Lynn has a way about her that makes things easy to listen to, easy to see and easy to do. She has proven time and again to her clients, a Real Estate transaction does not have to be a long arduous stressful process.
Lynn is the network between you and the home, land or business you are looking to buy or sell. Well known in the valley for her networking capabilities and philanthropic activities, Lynn knows how to connect you with ‘who’ and ‘what’ you need. She knows people, places, things, businesses and how to connect them. She takes your idea and with her enthusiasm, inspiration and determination, she makes your dream come true.
“Lynn is reliable, trustworthy and very organized. Someone you can trust to get the job done and get the help you need, quickly and easily. She’s more than just a Broker – she’s become a trusted friend and a valuable consultant to our family.”
Lynn has over 30 years of experience in areas of executive level management, including administration, human resources, operations, public relations, marketing and sales.
A graduate of SUNY Cortland with a BA in Education, Lynn was one of 14 students throughout the United States, who were selected to participate in the first ever government student exchange program to Japan. While in Japan, Lynn earned a second BA in Business, Photography & Filmmaking with her Masters Degree in International Business.
Lynn’s career has been successful in the Cable TV, travel and airline, healthcare and real estate industries. A published poet and author, Lynn has written various handbooks and was responsible for airline emergency preparedness, which is now used universally by all airlines. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Governor’s Educational Taskforce, Colorado Travel Industry and Health Careers Council. She is a two time Past-President of the Carbondale Rotary Club and has served on the Leadership Councils for Crystal River Elementary School, the National Dyslexia Research Foundation and Davi Nikent, an Integrated Wellness Center. Lynn currently sits as an advisor to the Board for Carbondale Clay Center and is very active with the Town of Carbondale housing and homeless issues.
In 1993, Lynn got involved with rescuing thoroughbred horses from racetracks across the country and finding them homes. Until their death in the fall of 2001, Lynn owned Secretariat Dancer, the son of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, and grandson Valentine Dancer. Lynn works with her horses and volunteers her time to provide disadvantaged adults and children with the opportunity to be around horses and ride them. A Day Out West” is a one day event which provides an outing for children with life threatening diseases. “A Day Out West” produced and directed by Lynn was filmed by an international TV crew and was featured on the television show “Those Amazing Animals” here in the United States and Japan.
What do all the designations mean? And why they matter…
Lynn Kirchner, MBA, MRE, CRB, CRS, ABR, GRI, CNE, SPHR
When you contact a Broker, who has met these designations, you know you will be greeted with the extra care that comes with proven expertise. Not just anyone can display these designations. They must be earned, by taking additional classes, passing high level exams and demonstrating a high level of knowledge of the Real Estate Industry through a minimum number of closed transactions. The Broker must demonstrate expertise in all levels of Real Estate, and maintain an active educational involvement to remain current on changing issues and concerns. Given a choice, from the thousands of licensed Real Estate associates who have gotten their license by completing the bare necessity of attending classes and taking a test, you should always pick the most experienced Broker you can. These designations are proof your Broker is doing business at the highest level of Integrity and Knowledge available to you.
MBA stands for Masters in Business Administration. The MBA individual knows how to run a business and knows how to create success within a business. Specifically Lynn’s background is in International Business which is an advantage in Real Estate since the majority of real estate business now is generated globally.
MRE stands for Masters Level Experience in Real Estate. This recognition demonstrates to the public and the real estate industry the highest possible experience and education that a Realtor can obtain.
GRI stands for Graduate, Realtor Institute. The GRI designation is recognized throughout the nation as the standard for real estate professionalism and knowledge. The GRI designation signifies a dedicated and knowledgeable Broker. A Broker with the GRI designation ranks among the top performers in the country.
CRS stands for Certified Residential Specialist. Brokers who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of Residential Real Estate. Only 40,000 Brokers nationwide have earned the credential. CRS Brokers work together nation wide and can utilize the national referral network. Clients can be referred to outstanding Brokers in an area that they are looking to relocate to, keeping the Broker they know in the loop.
ABR the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. The additional specified educational and practical experience criteria focus specifically on representing the real estate buyer. Attaining this level of recognition, combined with years of experience and satisfied clients is limited to a select few Brokers who chose to reach this level of customer service.
CRB stands for Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager. It is recognized industry-wide as the symbol if excellence in Brokerage Management. Only Leaders in the Industry reach this level of professionalism and professional achievement.
SPHR stands for Specialist in Human Resources. The SPHR is recognized in Corporations World-wide for the person in charge of all Human Resources of the firm. Traditionally this was known as “Personnel”. Over the years, as the job requirement changed, and the scope of Corporations changed, the Human Resource position became a most important one. In charge of everything from policy & procedure, benefits, special situations, to relocation of employees and assisting them are part of the HR job. The SPHR know how to help people and knows how to be resourceful.