e: firstname.lastname@example.orgOriginally from Miami, Florida, Richard is a 3rd Generation Real Estate Broker who can trace his family’s professional involvement in real estate back over 70 years.Richard’s early years include the better part of a decade spent as a touring and studio musician, a stint in the U.S. Army and then a decade of in retail that started with a music store he and Kirsten owned in Houston and culminated as a Corporate Retail Buyer responsible for a $420 million dollar division that served over 200 retail stores across the country.In October 2003 Richard took and passed the California Real Estate exam before launching Powell Fine Homes in Westlake Village in early 2004. In 2005 Richard and Kirsten joined Aviara Real Estate as Shareholder/owners in Westlake Village and helped grow Aviara to its current size of over 200 agents and $500M in residential sales before joining Keller Williams Realty World Class in Westlake Village in February of 2018.During Richard’s time at Aviara Real Estate, Richard, he was active on the company’s Board of Directors (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014, 2016 and 2017). In 2007, 2009 and 2017 , Richard served as the Chairman of the Board. He has served with the Conejo Valley Association of Realtors on many Committees over the years to include MLS, Rules and Compliance, Internet and more. Some of Richard’s real estate accreditations include Accredited Staging Professional, e-Pro Internet Professional, Certified Distressed Property Expert and the prestigious Accredited Buyers Representative.The many years that Richard spent in corporate retail brings a much more sophisticated level of marketing expertise than is usually found in real estate; this has resulted in our ability to use our proven systems and models to successfully sell homes from Ventura to Sylmar and just about every town & city in between. From professional photography and videography to an aggressive web presence and effective copywriting, our marketing works for everything from multi-million dollar estates to small incomes properties and whatever lies in between. Even though we have a complete team to cover all areas of a real estate transaction, you will always deal with Richard or Kirsten as a client.Richard and Kirsten have represented buyers and sellers from Santa Barbara to Temecula and most places in between; call us for a discrete consultation today and see how we can help you accomplish your real estate goals and help you move on with our life!
Kirsten was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. While growing up, swimming was her main focus. With years of hard training and great coaching, she progressed to the point where she became the Danish National Champion and record holder in the 50 and 100 Meter Freestyle on multiple occasions. Her performance on the Danish National team led to her being recruited to swim in the United States for Indian River Community College and Florida State University on full scholarship while also representing the Danish National Team. While at Indian River, Kirsten was named Female Swimmer of the Year for NJCAA and while at Florida State, she was Team Captain and recipient of the No Pain No Gain award. While at Florida State University she qualified for NCAA Championship.She earned her degree in Hospitality Administration from Florida State and went on to work for The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company as a Concierge and Front Desk Manager before jumping to the financial service industry where she worked in many roles to include Vice President and Key Account Manager, Offshore Funds Manager and was also on the Steering Committee in London that oversaw the AIM Mutual Funds/INVESCO merger that created INVESCAP. In 2001, Kirsten decided to leave the corporate world and focus the next several years on raising her and Richard’s daughter. The customer/client training she received at the Ritz Carlton created a great base for how handles her clients in Real Estate and her background in the Financial Services industry helps ensure that the long view is taken when discussing whether or not a property is a good acquisition. The attention to her clients and her focus on organization and detail is valuable in all of her transactions.Kirsten joined Richard in real estate in 2004 as the Office Manager and Transaction Coordinator and within a short time received her real estate license and began taking on her own clients. In 2010, she earned her Brokers License, the highest licensing requirement in real estate.On the personal side, Kirsten and Richard will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in January of 2019 and their daughter attends and plays volleyball at Cal Poly Pomona.In her spare time Kirsten can be found on the mountain bike trails in Agoura Hills and Malibu, or in the ocean surfing at Malibu First Point or skiing in Big Bear or Mammoth. In addition she volunteers her time to serve as “team mom” for the Cal Poly Pomona Volleyball team, assisting the coaches and players.Contact Kirsten today to let her help you move on with your life.