Athena’s transition into real estate followed organically from her background in art and design. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History, she began working as a residential interior designer for several years in Breckenridge, Colorado. Combining this with her upbringing in a family of residential developers, Athena has been immersed in development and design making her knowledgeable in a variety of home construction and design aspects. Athena has the unique ability of imagining every possibility for a space, allowing her to help you find your perfect home or prepare your home for a successful sale.

Athena is thrilled to be working with one of the top firms in Denver, New Era Group – Your Castle Real Estate. Athena works directly with owner, John Stegner, who continually teaches her the keys to success. The New Era Group is unique in the way that we first focus is on creating a positive relationship with our clients. Forming this relationship allows us to fully understand our clients’ needs to help them find the perfect fit. We aim to make your experience as smooth and relaxed as possible.

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by Drew Arguello on New Era Group
Athena is Outstanding

Athena is an outstanding real-estate agent with incredible insight and work ethic! Also, she's a Colorado native with deep networked roots. It's hard to find agents that are worth anything - especially when they more interested in 'looking the part' rather than actually 'doing their part' - Athena goes far above in all categories!!!

by Bailee Cochran on New Era Group
Athena is the Best!

"I worked with Athena Brownson over the last year to find my home and I can't say enough about the service and commitment I had from her!! She truly was amazing and helped me through every step of the way! The Denver real estate market is a tough right now but Athena was so diligent, patient, and never gave up on helping me find my dream home. I truly recommend her to anyone looking for a home! She was so knowledgeable about the market, negotiations when submitting offers, and finding a home that fit my needs and requests! Once under contract, she made it so easy and coordinated inspections, deadlines, and all the hectic tasks so I could concentrate on what was most important and stay calm. I recommend her hands down!"

by Devin Perreault on New Era Group

The only reason I have a home is because of Charlotte and Athena. I mean that sincerely and honestly, these two are the sole reason I am a homeowner. I live in Boulder where the housing market is extremely competitive - everything seems to be going for 10%+ above asking price and quite often sells for cash. In fact, the first home I put an offer on had 32 other competing offers and sold for cash. Through their vast network, they were able to find me a property before it made it to the market. Not only this, but my home is 10 minutes away from where I work. Athena and Charlotte, thank you. I love my home.

by Austin Small on New Era Group

Charlotte and Athena were great to work with. Throughout the whole process from when I first talked to here about possible being interested in looking for a home all the way through closing they were very helpful. They also helped put me in touch with a lender who I ended up going through who did an amazing job. They were very understanding and informative throughout helping with various things and explaining things as they happened since this was my first time purchasing a home. We were able to find a great home and close in right about 6 weeks which was great.

by Adam Christoper & Bettina Wilhelm on New Era Group

Charlotte and Athena are the best! They worked extremely hard to help us find the house we were looking for in a competitive price range in a very competitive area of Denver. They patiently and methodically took us around to see properties as they became available, and they were always quick to respond to our questions and requests. Denver's real estate market is insane right now, but they know how to navigate through the obstacles. They gave us great advice on the best way to approach the house hunt, and they set up house viewings quickly. They were organized and remained positive throughout the process. This was our first home purchase, so we had a lot of questions and worries, but their knowledge and expertise set our minds at ease. They had our backs 100% from day one until closing!

by Austin Small on New Era Group

Athena was great to work with through the home buying process. She was very professional and helped us from the initial feeling out stages, just looking not sure if we wanted to buy all the way through closing after finding a great home and decided we couldn't pass it up.

by Jen Swedhin on New Era Group

I was beyond thrilled with our experience with Athena and Charlotte. The entire process was amazing. When our seller's agent in another town failed to be helpful, Athena kept me calm and picked up the slack, helping me negotiate and navigate sticky situations. While looking at houses, her and Charlotte treated me like their only and most important client, even though our budget was likely below their average client. The really took care of us, even meeting with us at odd hours, and looking at homes and sending me videos and reviews when I couldn't be in town. They really took care of us!

by Lauren Memarian on New Era Group

As a foreign buyer a lot can go wrong when you're trying to negotiate a purchase from afar. Thankfully, Athena was there to make the process as smoothly as possible and was absolutely indispensable in making the sale go perfectly as planned. Not only was she helpful with the sale of the property, she was on hand after the sale to help with a few follow-up issues and was even able to suggest contractors for some minor cosmetic work! She is professional, competent, but most of all- a very lovely person. She has a great attitude and her guide to Denver places to eat, shop, and visit was a lovely touch- and the bottle of wine and coffee shop gift card upon signing for the apartment were an unexpected surprise- one that in over 10 years of property-buying has never happened before from an estate agent! I'd recommend her any time if you are in the market for property in Denver- especially if you like a smooth, efficient transaction with someone who is right on point. She was a gem!

by Mellissa Wiley on New Era Group
Hardworking & Dedicated!

Dear Athena and Charlotte,Thank you both for your hardwork and dedication to the sale of our home and the purchase of my family's dream home. Your team had our home under contract in 7 days of listing it and for the asking price! As for the purchase of our townhouse, I'd like to think that our tribulations with our builder were isolated and that no other homeowner has to experience what we did. However, you ladies were terrific! So organized and thorough that I believe that if we had used anyone else, things wouldn't have been resolved so quickly! You commanded professionalism and accountability from the moment the delays in our build began. Thank you again for being apart of our home, we will always refer friends and family to your team because any agent can do real estate transactions, but it is true talent that can handle the unexpected the way you ladies did.Sincerely,Mellissa Wiley

by Bryn Carter on New Era Group

"Athena is such a knowledgable real estate agent. She knows the Denver area like the back of her hand and works hard to get you the house of your dreams. Besides being amazing at her job, she is kind, caring, and always smiling. I recommend her to all of my friends and family, and especially to all the new Colorado transplants."

by Neel Sahni on New Era Group
Helped me buy a home!

Athena was great to work with from the first showing to my closing. She was always accessible and very quick to respond when I had a question or concern. She knew this was my first home buying experience and was patient and didn't try and push me into a quick buy, it was on my terms when I was ready. She sent me daily listings based on what we discussed were important to me in terms of the home and also what my budget was. Even weeks after closing she checks in on me to see how the home is coming along and just to say hello, very professional and friendly. If I am to sell or buy another home, Athena will be the first person that I reach out to.