Jack Carpenter has 11 years experience in real estate and has lived in Summit County since 1991. He is a broker with Coldwell Banker, Colorado Rockies Real Estate located at 400 Main St. in Frisco. You can reach him at (970) 485-0600 or online at www.JacksMountainHomes.com.Q: Where did you grow up? I grew up in Birmingham, Ala.Q: What do you love about Summit County? I don't ever get tired of the majestic scenery! The many friends and clients I have made over the years make this the best place in the world for me to live and work.Q: What do you enjoy doing when you're not working? I enjoy experiencing all of the outdoor mountain activities. As with many locals, my first passion was skiing for a winter. I decided to stay for the summer and fell in love. I can truly say "I came for the winters but stayed for the summers." I enjoy my adopted Summit County family; you know who you are. I also get great satisfaction volunteering for different organizations and events.Q: How long have you worked in real estate? 11 yearsQ: What is your specialty? I specialize in marketing and selling vacations homes from ski condominiums to custom homes along with helping the local community establish roots and grow.Q: What designations do you have and what does that mean for people with whom you work? GRI (Graduate of the Realtors Institute), ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist). This means that I have gone the extra mile to educate myself to better serve customers and clients and that I will go the extra mile to help achieve their real estate goals.Q: What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do? The most challenging aspect of what I do is getting my clients the desired result with the least hassles, whether they are buying, selling or both. It is always gratifying to help a buyer get the home and life they want and to help a seller move on to a new chapter in life.Q: What is the most unique property you've listed or sold? Though every home I have or will list and sell is unique, the most unique home I have listed and sold has to be 82 Victory Lane in the Warrior's Preserve. It is a one-of-a-kind luxury home in Breckenridge that feels secluded, yet is ski in/out and close to town. Built by Kodiak Enterprises, this home was the winner of the 2008 Parade of Homes' Built Green and Energy Star awards.Q: What are the top three things that separate you from your competitors? It may seem simple, but the first thing I do is listen to people's needs so I can help them achieve their real estate goals. Second, I am not a salesman, I help people realize dreams. Thirdly, I will work hard to make sure the transaction goes smoothly to closing and stay in touch afterwards.Q: What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?If you are thinking about making an important real estate decision, choose a Realtor to assist you. The knowledge and experience a good Realtor brings to the table is invaluable to the success of your transaction.Q: What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices? I am very optimistic about the long-term future of real estate sales and price appreciation in the High Country. Prices are leveling and inventory is down, setting the stage for upward momentum. As the economy improves, the demand for property in "Colorado's Playground" will increase dramatically.Q: Why should someone chose you as their real estate broker? Because I am an approachable person who will listen to you but, at the same time, tell it like it is - not what you want to hear in order to get your business. Other reasons are my intimate knowledge of the market segments, education and willingness to do what it takes to assist you with your goals.Jack Carpenter was selected as this week's Agent Spotlight in Summit Homes & Properties. Carpenter was asked to provide information to a standard set of questions designed to help the reader learn more about him.