Jon Karlen
Team Leader - BSME, CNE, SFR, MRP, member USEF

Hi!  This is Jon Karlen with Finish Line Realty.  If you are reading this, you are probably wanting to know a little more about me.  So here goes...

Education, Designations and Training:  I've been licensed and working full time in real estate for over 25 years and have lived in Kentucky my entire life.  I'm a graduate from Christian Academy of Louisville and have my Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  I have a variety of real estate certifications and designations that are helpful for my clients some of which include Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and Military Relocation Professional (MRP).  I am also a former U.S. Army officer, and Governor's Scholar.

Work Experience:  I was with RE/MAX Properties East before leaving to co-found our independent brokerage Finish Line Realty.  Professional accomplishments include everything from putting the first Walmart Supercenter in Louisville all the way to working with a professional athlete in the NFL.

Specialties:  Horse farms and equestrian properties are one of my specialities.  I built a 30 acre horse boarding facility that I owned for years that featured a Custom Barn with living quarters, 100' x 200' riding arena, and fencing that was designed from the ground up.  I'm also a member of the United States Equestrian Federation.  If you are looking for an agent that knows more than which end of the horse gets the hay, I'm your guy!

Personal:  I was nationally competitive in Chess in high school - going undefeated in the National Championships JV division with 5 wins, 2 draws and tieing for 4th overall in the United States.

I have a strong technical ability and my engineering background gives me an advantage when it comes to analyzing statistics to best represent my client in negotiations.  Combine that with my in depth analysis skill set from my gaming background and I am very good at making certain that my clients get a great deal when they are buying or selling a home.

Personal Life and Hobbies: Equestrian sports, international travel, snow skiing, and cooking as an amateur chef.

Who you are to me!  Clients are more than a transaction to me - they are a relationship.  And I'd love the opportunity to help you or any of your friends buy or sell a home.

I look forward to working with you and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  I'm always happy to help!

Thanks and have a fantastic day!

Jon Karlen

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