Lauren Hansen

Lauren Hansen



Lauren has been in association management for more than 30 years, starting as association executive for the Estes Park Board of Realtors® before managing a regional MLS that became what is known as IRES. Lauren has served as the CEO since IRES was formed in 1996. She guided the organization through the transition from a national MLS provider to a custom-designed system that launched in 2001. Yhe MLS system has continually received national recognition for innovation and customer satisfaction.


IRES currently serves approximately 5250 real estate professionals in Colorado and manages a successful public-facing listing site, In August, CREN MLS listings from SW Colorado were added to the ColoProperty, tripling the property inventory and significantly expanding the geographic footprint.


Lauren has served on the multiple listing issues and policies committee of the National Association of Realtors®, several work groups of NAR and a variety of advisory boards including Realist, Sentrilock, Colorado State University’s College of Business-Everitt Real Estate Center, and the Governor’s Energy Office.  She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for CMLS and has earned her CMLX1 and CMLX2 designations.

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