Chris Canfield has 10 years experience in real estate and has lived in Summit County since 2001. He is a broker with Coldwell Banker Rounds & Porter in Breckenridge. You can reach him at (970) 485-2685 or online at chriscanfield.summit.mlxchange.com.Q: Where did you grow up? I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.Q: What do you love about Summit County? I love the fact that I can have a great career and still recreate all summer and winter! I also think Summit County is just the right size, with a perfect mix of current friends and soon-to-be friends.Q: What do you enjoy doing when you're not working? Mountain biking is my ultimate passion.Q: What is your specialty? I just finished developing a "spec" home in the Highlands. I plan to take advantage of the low land costs by designing and marketing "mountain-modern" homes, which I feel are in demand. There really is a dearth of inventory in this genre. Q: What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do? I absolutely love getting to know my clients personally, and finding out what really makes them tick. Like snowflakes, no two clients are alike. By listening carefully, and working smart, the buying and selling process can be fun for everyone involved, and stress can be kept to an absolute minimum. I find that most all my clients become friends and will refer me to their friends. I find that extremely gratifying.Q: What is the most unique property you've listed or sold? I guess the most unique property would have to be my current listing on Hamilton Court. With a curved deck and ultra-modern architecture, it really stands out in a crowded market. The feedback from prospective buyers and acquaintances has been unequivocally positive.Q: What are the top three things that separate you from your competitors? I like to think that I stand out amongst others due to my creativity, attention to detail throughout the entire sales process, and my ability to work positively with the many parties involved in each transaction. There are always hiccups waiting to happen in this business, and if I can foresee and pre-empt these hurdles, transactions will progress from contract to close with an absolute minimum amount of stress to all involved.Q: What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home? Be realistic and informed if you are selling. In today's market, homes that are priced properly will sell quickly. For buyers in this market, it is important to acknowledge that this market has indeed bottomed. While there are still great deals out there, we all have to understand that submitting "low ball" offers may well backfire and cost the buyer in the end. Buyers that make fair, informed and reasonable offers stand a great chance to acquire their dream home.Q: What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices? I am quite confident that we will continue to see a surge in sales and a continuation of price stability. The inventory has been properly "cleansed" and the laws of supply and demand are in full force! Q: Why should someone chose you as their real estate broker? I am honest and forthright. I am always available for my clients, and never take anything for granted. Until a buyer has found and closed on their dream property, or a seller has been able to garner a great price for their home, my job is not yet done. Q: Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself? I have a wonderful and beautiful wife, Kari, who is also a real estate broker, two amazing daughters attending CU-Boulder, and a new puppy, Rosko. I skied with the U.S. Disabled Ski Team and competed in the Torino 2006 Paralympics, and I can't get enough of my ultimate passion of mountain biking.
Chris Canfield was selected as this week's Agent Spotlight in Summit Homes & Properties. Canfield was asked to provide information to a standard set of questions designed to help the reader learn more about him.