Vanessa Bivens
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Vanessa Bivens

Associate Broker

Education and Experience

Vanessa earned her bachelor’s degree in Commercial Art and Advertising Design from Elon University.
After graduation from college she joined the United States Marine Corps and after graduating from The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia became a Public Information Officer. Lieutenant Bivens was assigned to the Pentagon where she orchestrated the schedules and performances of the National Marine Corps Band and Honor Guards. She was later assigned to the 2nd Marine Air Wing where she was promoted to Wing Protocol Officer as a member of the Wing Commander's Staff. In addition to Vanessa’s responsibilities on the Commander’s staff, her design degree was put to good use helping produce the base newspaper.
Prior to affiliating with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Vanessa worked at Coldwell Banker United, Realtors, as Sr. V.P., Regional Manager and NW Branch Manager for 25 years. Her responsibilities included strategic planning, sales support, recruitment, training, and team building. Her branch office was the Top Coldwell Banker Franchise Sales Office in Texas for 10 consecutive years and closed over 20,000 transactions during her tenure. She was named the 2012-2013 Austin, Texas Office Manager of the year by the Platinum Top 50 and Austin Board of Realtors.
Vanessa has achieved recognition at state and national levels for training and development expertise, serving as a panelist and speaker at trade shows and forums. She taught listing strategies for new sales associates at her former company as well as regional sales training for 5+years. She hired and trained over 500 sales agents during her management career.

Areas of Expertise

Vanessa has an impressive track record of creatively guiding clients to position and market their homes and properties, both in person and digitally, for a successful sale. She focuses on careful analysis and pricing, staging, photography, social media, and networking. Vanessa is willing to do whatever it takes to get her listings sold.
Vanessa has worked every aspect of the industry representing sellers, buyers, investors, relocation companies, and banks in the residential market. She makes it a practice to continue her education to best serve her clients. Typically she is engaged in two or more classes a month to stay current with the newest marketing tools and trends.
Vanessa keeps informed so she can help her clients stay informed, and make better decisions to avoid potential real estate land mines.

Community Involvement

Vanessa promotes market awareness and community relations through participation in fundraising and charity activities. She led her former office’s charity efforts collecting over $65K for the American Cancer Society during her last 5 years association.
She is an active member of her neighborhood, Kissing Camels, where she is a member of the Garden of the God’s Club, the Kissing Camels Women’s Club where she is on the Board of Directors.  Vanessa and her husband Rex Peteet are fitness enthusiasts involved in hiking, running and weight training. They compete in fitness and running events several times a year. They have 4 children; Tara, Chase, Kate and Marissa.
Upon meeting Vanessa, you will find her bright and sincere, with boundless energy and discipline to meet and exceed the expectations of home buyers and sellers. She relies on two questions that help her make good decisions with difficult real estate problems: "What is the right moral decision to make?" and "What is the best thing for the customer?" This results in loyal clients and allows Vanessa to maintain long-term relationships and friendships.
"Whether you're moving across the Street in Colorado Springs, across town or across the country, Vanessa can help you.

At Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, we are a team of over 2,000 professionally trained and experienced Real Estate Professionals serving Colorado's Front Range from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins and everywhere in between. When it's time to buy, sell or relocate, we are your best choice!" 



"07/11/2015 We had been in our home for less than a year and my wife got an exciting new opportunity for her dream job on the other side of the country. We were very worried that we would lose a lot on the sale so soon after we bought. Vanessa was very professional and helped us get the price we needed to sell our house quickly and get back to our new lives. Vanessa was thoughtful, understanding, and we would do business with her anytime."

  -Bill Forster, Client

"Vanessa is one of the most professional and friendly people I have ever worked with. She helped us every step of the way in our home buying process. She always went above and beyond to do whatever was necessary for my husband and I to feel comfortable and informed. Not only was Vanessa always available to help but she was extremely educated in her field. I honestly can not say enough about her. I would recommend her to anyone purchasing a home. Thank you Vanessa you are amazing!! "

  -Kimberly Glaser, Client

"2 June 2016: Working with Vanessa was a great experience, and one that minimized my initial anxieties of buying my first home. She was very knowledgeable about the local markets and real estate trends in Colorado Springs, which she then used to tailor a strategy focused directly toward attaining my personal needs and goals throughout the life of this transaction. I am sure she is a very busy agent, yet she made me feel as if I was her sole focus from the very first meeting, fitting her schedule to mine without hesitation or delay. Even after our offer was accepted, she was still extremely responsive to all of my communications and request, and worked relentlessly to ensure that all negotiated terms and conditions of the contract were met or exceeded prior to final closing. Vanessa was great to work with and left me impressed on many occasions. I will definitely recommend her by name to others who are interested in buying or selling a home. "

  -Jared Wright, Client

"I had a great experience with Vanessa as I purchased a new home in Colorado Springs. She was on point every step of the way and is very knowledgeable about the area. Would highly recommend!"

  -Randy Fennessey, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
2075 Research Parkway Suite B
Colorado Springs, CO