MEET THE HRIPKO NELSON TEAM
The Hripko Nelson Real Estate Team are true professionals with years of experience who provide their clients with exceptional guidance and advice. We have specialized expertise in relocations, luxury homes, condominiums, residential and investment properties and much more.

JOHN HRIPKO

Realtor

As one of the Top 1% of Realtors in North America since 1991 (NAR Data) and a Relocation Expert for the last 10 years, John is the founder and leader of the Hripko / Nelson Real Estate Team. Since 1984, John has continually been a top sales performer for Royal LePage Benchmark, helping thousands of families in North America and beyond relocate to and from the Calgary Region.

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Josh Nelson

Realtor

Josh Nelson is a well known condo expert in the Calgary area.

A sourced industry expert, he is a frequent contributor to the Homebase Real Estate Guide magazine for condominium issues, a member of the Accredited Condominium Institute of Canada and is registered as a Certified Condominium Specialist.

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Karen Keveryga

Realtor

Karen Keveryga is recognized for outstanding client service and dedication. Her reliable communication coupled with her consistent availability sets her above the standard in client excellence. She cultivates lasting relationships with clients that span many years. Her expertise in advertising and marketing gives her the ultimate advantage when working with new clients. Her unique and creative approach will market her clients homes to their fullest potential.

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William Lowe

Realtor

Coming from a successful career in the international energy insurance world, William has a wealth of experience and contacts he brings to the Hripko Nelson Real Estate Team. From early on in his professional career, William became used to dealing with complex negotiations on a ‘face to face’ basis and his ability to build trust, helped differentiate him in an extremely competitive industry.

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LARA MITCHELL

Realtor

Lara looks forward to assisting real estate clients across Calgary turn their real estate dreams into reality. Passionate about real estate, her client’s success, family and living life, Lara brings over 15 years of experience working as a seasoned sales veteran where she represented a multitude of different and high-level clients. Her keys to success are her strong negotiation skills, unparalleled commitment to client service, and her ability to meet and exceed client expectations.

In the words of an acclaimed realtor and Lara’s mentor John Hripko, her deep commitment and passion make her the “queen of door knocking.” With the belief that buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you can make, Lara works night-and-day to make sure that you receive the representation you deserve.

In her spare time, Lara enjoys exploring new restaurants, fashion and traveling with her family.

Whether you are a buyer looking to discover your dream home or a seller looking to maximize the return on your investment, Lara’s passion, integrity and excellent client service makes her the best choice to guide you. She looks forward to working with you and helping you receive the best value for your home.

“It’s truly a joy to see your clients light up from the inside when you assist them to make their dreams come true by helping them discover their dream home.” – Lara Mitchell —

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JENNA DRUMMOND

Realtor

Jenna Drummond is known for being a hard-working, professional individual who always strives for success. She is dedicated and tenacious, ensuring her client’s needs come first. With strong communication skills and a proactive mindset, she provides a great experience for everyone she represents. She has a strong attention to detail and prides herself on being very organized – important for ensuring a stress-free transaction!

Before starting her real estate career, Jenna completed her degree in Psychology and taught competitive dance for 9 years to children aged 3-18. Jenna provided a structured, yet fun environment to the children while providing exemplary customer service to their parents.

Jenna joined the Hripko Nelson & Partners team in May 2017 and has gained valuable experience and extensive knowledge about the real estate industry and our best practices.

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Mindy Bennett

Office Manager

Mindy is the “heart and soul” of the Hripko Nelson team.

A true professional with 25+ years of priceless industry experience. Mindy brings skill, organization, enthusiasm, utmost diligence and professionalism to the job – every single day. She works great with everyone on the team and understands the value of teamwork! She is able to identify what each team member needs to achieve their goals – and provides the best service accordingly.

Mindy can multitask and endures a constant barrage of work related requests – while the phone rings off the hook! Her commitment to seeing projects through from start to finish in this type of high paced environment is second to none. Mindy constantly goes “above and beyond” to get the job done.

Hripko Nelson & partners are TOP producers that work at top-speed and Mindy has the ability to pick up the ball and run with it! Her pivotal role allows the team to focus on growing the business and serving their clients better. Mindy is an integral member of the team…she is easy to work with, trustworthy, has a great sense of humor and is essential to our success.
Mindy is a mother of two amazing grown women, a dedicated grandmother and a devoted dog owner. Spending time with her cherished family – is where you will find her during free time!

THEY SAY
Very professional and easy to work with. Lara was always available and made offers and the closing transaction as easy as possible.
- D. Hintz
Lara is amazing! So glad to have her as my realtor, I'm going to be her client forever and I will surely recommend her to my family, friends and colleagues. You are really in good hand with her.
- Roma - Roma Benitez
Lara is fantastic at her job! She was so helpful and gave us every piece of information and advice that she could. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell!
- Benjamin and Courtney Ridgway
As first-time condo buyers we found Lara's help and guidance to be invaluable. She is both personable and very professional. With her assistance we eventually found exactly what we wanted. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
- Allan Bays
Lara is by far the best real estate agent you could ask for she is knowledgeable and is out for your best interest. She is always available and gets back to you right away. I have already recommended her to many people. Do not hesitate to contact her.
- Shand
Lara is the absolute best! She went above and beyond our highest expectations. Her research and instincts were great. We had a tight time line on selling and she made it happen, at a higher price than we anticipated. Her office works with a fabulous photographer - trust that the photos will be awesome! In finding our home, she door knocked for us in several communities. Her patience in finding the right home was really appreciated. We never felt rushed as we knew she wanted us to find the perfect fit. Thank you so much Lara!
- Ashley McConnell-Gordon
Lara was by far that best realtor we have ever used, and we have used many over the years. She is extremely knowledgeable and always has your best interest at hand. Lara is a hard worker and relentlessly moves forward to ensure her clients needs are looked after. She is always available and is very timely when getting back to you with information. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.
- Dan & Karen
We have had the pleasure of working with Karen and have found her to be very diligent and to care a great deal about her clients. We would not hesitate to recommend Karen to anyone who is looking at buying or selling any type of real estate property. She is one of those people who really tries to look after her clients and do more than what is expected of her.
- Teresa Sparham, Real Estate Paralegal for Stemp & Company
Thanks Karen. You have really gone above and beyond our expectations in both sale and purchase. We are very happy with the outcomes….
- Brian
Working with Karen was a great experience on all counts. Karen brought a fun, professional and analytical approach to purchasing our home in Calgary. Her analysis of the different market areas was fantastic and allowed us to have a clear understanding of our position during the purchase. Karen made us feel like we were her only clients and it always felt like she was working for us day and night. Karen was always eager to help and she was always attentive to our wants, needs and aspirations, always doing everything while smiling! Moving to a new city and learning the different neighborhoods was intimidating but she was extremely helpful and someone we feel comfortable calling a friend. Thanks for making this big part of our lives such a great experience Karen.
- Andrew & Cheryl Murray
During the sale of our home in Midnapore, Karen was brought in as the local expert of our area, and from the moment I met her, I knew she would do great things for us. She is a great listener, has an amazing eye for details and possesses this great energy, which gave me huge confidence in her abilities to act on our behalf. She took the time to sit down with me and asked very thoughtful questions about our home and our neighborhood, in order to better answer any questions which might come up during the open house. She then stayed to help me organize and even helped clean the house so we could be ready for our first showing! She took great care in ensuring all of the details, which would leave a lasting impression on visitors to the house, were perfect. The open house was a smashing success and we sold our house very quickly. We could not have made it through these busy times without her help! I would highly recommend Karen to anyone!
- Erin Merrin
We’ve done a lot of talking over the last few days on a possible move and have decided that we will not pursue it any longer for a number of reasons. Many are related to health issues, Jim being close to 80 now. You have been very patient and helpful over the last year in trying to find the “perfect” condo for us. Thank you for your assistance and all the time you’ve put into trying to make this happen for us. Thank you. You’re a good person and we will certainly be recommending you if anyone is moving to Calgary.
- Elaine and Jim
Karen Keveryga supported and facilitated the purchase of our current family home. Her knowledgeable, flexible and friendly approach to sales exceeded the expectations of our family and created the opportunities for us to inspect, and discuss each property to make sure we were certain in the decision we made. Karen went above and beyond the role of a Realtor, taking the time to truly listen to our wants and needs, and diligently working to satisfy them, even at times when they were starkly contrasted. Karen went so far as minding our toddler Son to enable us to focus on viewings. We would recommend highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for an authentic, supportive Realtor with an eye for details, and extensive knowledge of the Calgary real estate market.
- Ric and Julia
I am a first time home buyer. I have heard nightmare stories of real estate agents but Karen specifically taught me that having her & her team the wisest financial decisions of my life. It was a process of ups and downs for me but with some great advice & her genuine caring about what I needed & wanted she found exactly what I wanted where I wanted for under budget. When I saw what I wanted she was available to show the property within an hour & we had an offer within hrs of being listed. Not to mention the time she put in weeks leading up to the one & offering to pawn me off to a builder at one point. Due to her hard work I’m moving into something I completely love & will make a return on my investment regardless of when I sell. I can’t thank her enough & I will be a lifetime customer of hers
- Chad Wayne
You are an amazing human being. We LOVE our home. We are friendly with the previous owners and have never felt more “at home” faster than we do here. We have another baby on the way at the end of June and we are in the perfect home to welcome him or her. This is all thanks to YOU! People aren’t wild about realtors. As lawyers we get what it’s like to be in an unloved industry. You are the exception. If ever you need a reference or such we would be happy to brag about you.
- Courtney
Karen Keveryga is the exact person that everyone wishes they had as their realtor. Detailed, prepared, on time, professional, friendly and precise. No holes left uncovered, no task to small to deal with. A complete joy to work with. I recently acted to a buying client with Karen representing the sellers. Quite often, realtor personalities affect how a transaction comes together but I welcomed Karen to chat and meet with my clients and offer some of her personal home decorating and design ideas to my clients on the purchase. She never breached agency with my clients, while at the same time, vehemently protected hers and always acted in their best interest. We concluded a successful sale with both parties very happy and in the end, this is the true testament to how your realtor worked for YOU! This has been one of my favorite purchases with another realtor that I have had the pleasure of doing in 15 years. Looking for a GREAT REALTOR? KAREN SHOULD BE TOP OF MIND!
- Tony Valckx, B.Sc. Realtor, CIR Realty
When Geoff Gorai and I were trying to find the perfect home to suit our family and lifestyle, we enlisted the help of Karen Keveryga. Karen is top knotch! Karen invests her clients and has the unique ability to build mutually beneficial relationships that last longer than the process of buying or selling your home. She is trustworthy, resourceful and wise. I would absolutely work with Karen and Hripko & Nelson again.”
- Cindy Rankine Drummond
I’d like to take this opportunity to provide feedback on my experience dealing with you re the listing and sale of our property. I would like to thank you for a positive experience and though there were challenges, you have kept calm, patient and positive throughout, making the process much easier! Your professionalism and thorough approach is a refreshing one! I have worked with a number of Realtors in the pas, but, as I have stated to those I have shared my experience with, I believe you are the person whom should be the role model for those in your profession; how to be a great Realtor! Keep up the great work and I look forward to working with you again in the future!
- Brigitte Pleša
I want to thank you sincerely for pairing me with Karen. She is very knowledgeable and tolerant. Karen has been brilliant and actually knows what Contemporary Homes are supposed to look like. She found what I was looking for first round. Trust me as an architect I’m EXTREMELY picking. Thanks again
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Karen really took the time to understand the needs of our family, and to only show us homes that would fit what we specifically wanted. She didn’t waste our time showing us homes that were not right for us. We had a very specific wish list as to what we wanted in a new home, and she only sent us listing that would fit this criteria. There was never any pressure to purchase something that wasn’t right for us. She was very professional and we really enjoyed working with her. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends and family
- Susan Deering
We wanted to send you a quick “Thank You” for helping us find our new house! We had been looking off and on for a new place for a number of years and after meeting you at an open house in the spring of 2016, we knew that when we finally got “serious” about buying you’d be the first to call. You were so personable and gracious we knew that you’d have our best interests at heart in our quest. And we were right! You were willing to go above and beyond to find us what we were looking for and were very patient with us as we figured out our top priorities. In the end, it was through your connections and networking that got us a lead on a new listing that turned out to be our dream house! Your professionalism made the journey a wonderful experience. Now that we are settling into our new home and about to close on the sale of our old one, we wanted to send our sincere thanks. Thank you so much for all that you do!
- The MacFarlane’s
Karen really took the time to understand the needs of our family, and to only show us homes that would fit what we specifically wanted. There was never any pressure to purchase something that wasn't right for us. She was very professional and we really enjoyed working with her. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends and family.
- S. and K. Deering
Thanks for everything, Josh, as usual you exceeded our expectations of our realtor and if we ever move back out west you will be our first call.
- Kyle & Casey
(We) received the most professional service we have ever received from any Realtor. Very impressed with the service provided!
- M Plumb & M. Macrae
(We) received the most professional service we have ever received from any Realtor. Very impressed with the service provided!
- M Plumb & M. Macrae
The (Hripko Nelson) Team were a delight to work with - considerate, caring and understanding. Appointments and follow up were stellar.
- J. Gallelli
I really appreciated the quality service, informed comments and excellent after-purchase support. I can see why you received the National Chairman's Club award. I look forward to dealing with your team in the near future.
- B. Goldie
This is my third corporate move in five years. There is a reason John's team is in the Top 1%. They (were) by far the best I have ever dealt with. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!
- T.& C. Gallon
Everything from keeping us informed, to your knowledge of the market, to your professional staff, to your organized and efficient method for guiding us to the 'right' properties, to your advice and assistance in understanding the Calgary area…sets you and your staff at a level far above others in your profession. Working with you was a pleasure
- Jeff Ott
We chose the Hripko Nelson Team to sell our home based on their excellent marketing plan and strong team. They were responsive and used a process that resulted in us obtaining 103% of our list price. We have already recommended them to others and would definitely use them again.
- G. Meheriuk
THE PROCESS
Selling your luxury property on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of seasoned professionals. We have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.
Home Evaluation
We'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home.
Home Staging
Then we'll provide home staging advice and suggest furniture changes that will help draw buyers in.
Marketing
We'll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including publications, websites & MLS.
Negotiation
We'll walk you through the contract, closing and make sure that you get the best price for your home.
Completion
Once the sale is complete we will make sure you have all the documentation for the sale of your home.