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About Kaaren Kurtzman

Director, Estates Division

One of the most respected professionals on the Westside, Ms. Kurtzman has received numerous honors as one of the top 3% of sales agents nationwide. She is known for her impeccable client service, in-depth real estate expertise and establishment of lasting relationships during the transaction process. Prior to entering real estate, her career included positions in the psychology, counseling, organizational managment and fundraising.
“I often draw on my background in psychology and counseling in representing my clients,” says Kurtzman. “Every transaction is different, challenging and always interesting. I enjoy creating relationships, making sure the transaction is highly successful for my clients and creating relationships that inspire them to call on me again.”
Both buyers and sellers benefit from Kurtzman’s background and skills. Her 13 years of experience as Executive Director of a nonprofit organization has given her unparalleled marketing, fundraising and organizational expertise. “A strong marketing background is essential in the real estate business,” she says. “It not only enables me to create effective multimedia strategies to showcase my homes, but gives me the solid negotiation skills needed to create a “win-win” situation that gives my clients the best possible outcome.”
A native Californian and Santa Monica resident, Kurtzman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from U.C. Berkeley and her Master of Arts from the University of Southern California. Her interests include travel, cultural events, and active support of many nonprofits. She serves on the Photography Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Board of Directors for PATH (People Assisting The Homeless). She is also on the Board of Directors of the firm’s charitable foundation.
“We are truly delighted to welcome Kaaren to our organization,” said company founder and CEO John Aaroe. “Her unique blend of skills in real estate representation, human connection and the nonprofit arena make her an exceptional addition to John Aaroe Group. She will make an invaluable impact in both serving her clients and helping shape our company.”

Summary of Professional Experiences
Educational Background
          University of California, Berkeley: Bachelor of Arts
          University of Southern California: Master of Arts

Professional Experiences
          Real Estate Broker
          Marketing Strategist for all types of Property Sales
          Marriage, Family and Child Counselor
          Public Relations and Marketing Consultant
          Regional Executive Director for International Charitable Organization
          Fund Raiser for Political Campaigns and Charitable Organizations
          High School Counselor and Administrator

Current California Real Estate Licenses and Professional Awards
          Real Estate Broker License 
          Real Estate Sales License 
          Leading Edge
          Fine Homes Specialist
          Chairman's Circle Gold (Top 3% in USA)

Organizational and Charitable Affiliations
          John Aaroe Goup Charitable Foundation (Board of Directors)
          LACMA, Photographic Arts Council
          PATH People Assisting the Homeless (Board of Directors)
          Beverly Hills Board of Realtors
          National Association of Female Executives
          World Affairs Council