Vanessa Bivens
Phone: M: 719-309-8933 719-309-8933 mobile

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!" 



"Vanessa was amazing working with. She listened carefully to my situation and took it into consideration when looking for a house for me and my family. She was very involved and showed me over two dozen homes and then we landed on the perfect one. In a tough market, she did what she could to make sure I got the home."

  -Blaise Muluh, Client

"We contacted Vanessa and gave her ideas on the type of home we were looking for and when we would be in Colorado. She researched what was available and personally visited every home she thought might meet our needs - some were 2 hours away. After one day with us she eliminated a few homes to not waste our time. On day 2 we found the home she thought would meet our needs and she was so right. She led us through the purchase process (it had been 35 years since our previous purchase). We returned to Texas and she made several trips to the home (90 minutes one-way) to let in inspectors and repairmen. Vanessa went far beyond our expectations and made the process as painless as possible. She was a joy to work with. "

  -L. Brelsford, Client

"06/24/2015 Vanessa went beyond my expectations to help me prepare the house for sale and get it sold fast (the first day of listing). Because I was injured and was on crutches, she even helped with some of the packing. She lined up a cleaning crew and helped me consign some furniture for sale. She was there to let workers in and was very quick to respond to text messages. Her work ethic is outstanding and she has become a friend. I am very pleased that I chose her for my sales agent."

  -Cynthia Burdakin, 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