Karl Lueders | Featured Agent

Karl Lueders

Karl Lueders

Hometown:

Chicago

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

It’s the best big city in America to be from.

Number of Years in Real Estate:

14

Hobbies:

Golf, motorcycles, cooking, snowboarding (when there’s snow), travel, music

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

People say I’m a real…

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Snowboard in the morning; golf in the afternoon. Second place: bottomless brunch outside.

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Five-way tie for first. And constantly changing. Denver’s food scene is a little overrated, but the drinks are great in a lot of places.

One Unusual Thing About You:

I have two holes-in-one, both over 200 yds.

In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?

I have volunteered to help economically disadvantaged people keep their pets healthy and I have coached kids on how to interview for college scholarships.

What Is One Item on Your Bucket List?

Dirt bike down the Baja Peninsula.

How Do You Define Success?

When money doesn’t guide your decisions.

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

I would have become a chef.

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

Be a better standardized test taker. I would have been a great lawyer.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

Solo motorcycle rides across the desert, backcountry camping for a month in Glacier National Park, applying nail polish to a woman’s toes.

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

JFK and Nixon at the same time. That era of American politics remains the most fascinating and both men were as shrewd as they were scandalous. The stories would be amazing.

What Is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?

About 10 years ago, I started putting the Thanksgiving turkey in the smoker. Nobody was too confident I would pull it off, so I agreed to cook a second turkey in the oven in case things went awry. At the moment of truth, about 10 people were staring over my shoulder – after I pulled the smoked turkey off the heat – to watch me carve. When dinner was over, the smoked turkey was reduced to a meatless skeleton and hardly anyone touched the oven bird.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

My first concert was Rush in 1980. Enough said. But the best was the first Lollapalooza in 1991. Jane’s Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, Rollins Band… epic.

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

LA Confidential by James Ellroy (the novel) or Hemingway’s Paris writings. Those were two periods of time in which it would have been fun to mix it up.

If You Could Have Any Superpower What Would It Be and Why?

Super speed, like the Flash. In the comics, besides him zipping around, everything around him would slow down. Besides fighting crime, I would totally use that power for monetary gain, specifically playing baseball. You could sit on curve balls all day and have a Hall of Fame career.

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