Lawrence Lady Boss | KRISTA BARTELS


Meet Krista Bartels, a local Realtor. Krista is a Realtor and Leasing Agent in Lawrence and Kansas City as well as other areas in the surrounding communities.

What is your goal for the next year?

I want to meet more people and grow my business!
Who has influenced you the most?

Hmm. This is a hard one. I’d say that my lifetime experience with other women has been more influential than one individual. I firmly believe that I can be just as strong, beautiful, and successful as the woman next to me without tearing her down in the process of my own climb.

What one piece of advice do you give to other business owners?

The same piece of advice I have to give myself from time to time—the dollar you might make off of the call/text/email you send isn’t worth the minute(s) you lose with your family and friends. It’s okay to put your device away and focus on you for a minute or more.

When you are not working, what are you doing?

I love to cook and bake. I show my love through food and I’m always trying a new recipe or restaurant.

What Lawrence hidden gem do you recommend everyone checks out?

It isn’t really a hidden gem, I’m just obsessed with The Pig’s coffee and cocktails. That’s my happy place!

If you could change one thing about your business, what would you change?

That’s hard! It’s hard to change any one thing. It’s a domino effect. I think I would say that I wish there was less competition or more requirements to become an agent.

Krista says, "Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding selling or purchasing a home. I’m happy to help!"

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