Homes and Lifestyles Staff


Kathryn L. Carlson, CRS – Broker/Owner, CO-Founder

Homes and Lifestyles of Denver Colorado

Kathryn L. Carlson grew up in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. The wonderful State of The Great Lakes. After graduating from Western Michigan University, with her Bachelor of Science- she moved to Nantucket, Massachusetts --and later moved to Denver, Denver Colorado. She attended The Denver Colorado Real Estate Institute, in Denver--and received her Real Estate Broker's License. The love of Real Estate soon came to life.
She has been selling Real Estate for close to 20 years. Focusing on the Denver Metro Region, Foothills. and Mountains. She has sold real estate for Frontier Better Homes and Gardens, Frontier Real Estate, and Denver Colorado Mountain Homes and Land.

Founded in 2005, Kathryn started her own company - Homes and Lifestyles, LLC – Finding Your Place Called Home -- was built upon many years of success, which eventually merged into Homes and Lifestyles of Denver Colorado in 2008.

Al L. Brim III was appointed President/CEO after the merger and Incorporation. Al has over 30 years’ experience in the IT World- from working at top companies of IBM and HP. His knowledge of SEO, lead generation, web sites, and rankings- became a major asset to the company. Kathryn formed an excellent and professional home buying team - “Your Home Team” focusing on experience and detail—from every step of the home buying and selling process from the first call- to the closing table.
Kathryn has established herself as a real estate leader and top producer.

Her aggressive style of “get the job done” attitude, proven sales results and track record, specialized team of professionals, creativity, and technology- are reasons why Kathryn’s “Your Home Team”- at Homes and Lifestyles-- is your best choice to help you through the process of buying and selling. Her goal is to meet your needs by making the buying/selling process as easy as possible; from the initial phase of getting your home ready to sell-- staging, pricing, photography and listing your home-- to the final stages of negotiating and closing the deal - so you can take the next step. She understands the buying and the selling sides of real estate decisions - and has the “world class” business contacts and tools in place to help expedite and streamline the real estate process. Her systems are already in place- after years of experience. She has great knowledge and expertise in the city, foothills, and mountains---as she has lived in all three areas!

Real Estate is in the family: Kathryn’s Significant Other- is Co-founder of the company. Kathryn’s Great Grandmother, Mimi- owned her own real estate brokerage company – in beautiful Seattle, Washington. Kathryn’s oldest nephew, Chad- is also in the real estate industry, and many others. What a gift to find- a career you love! The power and magic- of real estate. 93% of her Business ~ Comes Through Repeat Clients and Referrals.

* Testimonials:
Check out her abundance of stellar testimonials – listed on this site.

Specialties: Relocation, Listing Agent, Buyer’s Agent. * 9 Divisions to Serve You: Luxury Home Living - City Living - Mountain Living - Condo & Town Home Living - Country & Farm Living - Relocation / First Time Home Buyers - REO Bank Owned & Short Sales - Income & Investments – Land

Honors & Awards:
Awarded and Voted Multiple Years - by 5280 Denver Magazine: as a Five Star Real Estate Professional
Top Producer
Bank of America’s Preferred Short Sale Specialist

Memberships & Organizations:
National Association of Realtors
Denver Colorado Association of Realtors
Denver Metro Association of Realtors
Council of Residential Specialists
Certified Residential Specialist (* proud to be the elite 3% of realtors in the country holding this designation)
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
e-Pro Certified
Licensed HUD Broker
Denver MLS/ REDenver Colorado
Former Member of Pikes Peak Association of Realtors
Former Member of Denver Colorado Springs Tempo/MLS
Former Member of Council of Luxury Home Specialists
Former Member of Denver Colorado Mortgage Holding Company
Former Member of Evergreen/Conifer Board of Realtors
Former Member of Jefferson Association of Realtors
Former Member of South Metro Denver Association

Good Will
Food Bank- Mountain Resource Center
Former: Habitat for Humanity


Office: 303 816-9199 / 720 226-8199 Cell

Al Brim - President/CEO - CO Founder

(303) 816-9936 Office / E-mail: AlBrim@TopProducer.

Current Responsibilities for Homes and Lifestyles include: UNIX Scripting, Virtualization, Clustering, AIX, Linux and HP-UX Al has been working as a Sr. UNIX System Administrator focusing on UNIX Scripting, system/network troubleshooting, virtualization and clustering. Predominately, he worked with AIX, HP-UX and Linux; however, he also worked with IRIX, Tru64/OSF1, Solaris and various other flavors of UNIX/Linux - virtualization/clustering. Certified UNIX Scripting Expert - IBM 2011.

Currently, he is working as a Sr. UNIX System Administrator for HLC - his previous experience includes IBM and HP.

He was responsible for 1,000+ servers at IBM and over 300 at HP. He has also completed extensive training in Virtualization, Clustering, Linux, AIX, HP MC/Service Guard, HACMP, Veritas Netbackup, Perl Programming and HP-UX 10.X/11.X troubleshooting. Al Brim is expected to be a great assest to>

Responsibilities include - UNIX Scripting Expert
  • System Administration on Linux, HP-UX, AIX Power7, AIX Power6 and AIX Power5 servers in Production, DR, QA, Development and Staging environments.
  • Virtualization AIX Power7 and AIX Power6 using HMC (V7R7.4) that configured portions of their virtual processor and memory resources to provide capacity to other LPARS.
  • Firmware upgrades and updates for frames.
  • PROMOX and Debian Linux Virtualization.
  • HMC Upgrades and new installs.
  • Apply fixes and patches to AIX LPARS, Linux and HP-UX servers to current level.
  • Created and configured logical partitions (LPARS) and added resources using HMC.
  • Built and upgraded new AIX, Linux and HP-UX Servers.
  • Created new Volume Groups, Logical Volumes and File Systems.
  • Ensured high quality of server integrity by participating and following industry best practices.
  • Extensive UNIX Scripting - ksh, csh, bash, tcl, expect and others.

    Denver, CO - February 15, 2008 – Homes and Lifestyles of Denver Colorado announced the appointment of Al Brim as President and Chief Executive Officer.

    Homes and Lifestyles of Denver Colorado is a established 10 year old Real Estate Corporation. Effective March 1st 2008, Al Brim, will be responsible for Homes and Lifestyles Corporate Headquarters in Denver Denver Colorado.

    He will lead the company towards Franchising through out Denver Colorado and drive toward sustained profitability through developing and restructuring it's high-quality Lead Generating Real Estate Web sites.

    Al Brim’s World Class Technical Team will code, host and distribute 100-300 Search Engine Optimized high-quality Lead Generating Real Estate web sites per year. The future outlook for Homes and Lifestyles is strong and the profit has already exceeded expections.

    Al Brim has spent the last 25 years as a Senior UNIX Computer Consultant – the majority of the time was as a Consultant for IBM and Hewlett Packard. Al Brim has won several technical awards in his Computer Consulting career.

    Office: 303 816-9199 / Cell 720 883-8637

    Additional information about Al Brim:
    Al Brim's Resume.
    Al Brim's Cover Letter.

    Nancy Stanley - Administrative Assistant

    Nancy has worked for Homes and Lifestyles since 2013.

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