Providing Superior Service To Crested Butte Real Estate Clients


I was a second homeowner for 10 years prior to my wife Francene and I moving our family to Crested Butte from Texas.

Customer service, hard work and attention to detail are keys to my satisfied clients. As a top real estate agent in the Crested Butte market I have represented over 350 clients to help them successfully Buy or Sell their Crested Butte property.

I am a Crested Butte Expert and I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business and help you.

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Chris Kopf

Global Luxury Property Specialist

How Can I Help You?

I strive to help my clients to make informed decisions. I wrote two books - one for Buyers and one for Sellers. I will send you a FREE copy of my book (and other cool helpful bonuses just for you). See below and take the next step!

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Meet Chris Kopf

Customer service, hard work and attention to detail are the keys to Chris Kopf’s satisfied clients.

Years of experience in the technology industry have led Chris Kopf to believe that providing superior service is the most important element to pleasing clients, and to help them achieve their goals. Chris was a second homeowner in the mountain town of Crested Butte for ten years before moving to Crested Butte full-time. 

Chris has consistently been one of the top agents in Crested Butte. He has also earned numerous awards including Coldwell Banker Top 1% Agent in North America for 10+ years, and #4 Agent in Colorado. Chris Kopf has routinely been among the Top Agents in the Crested Butte market and #1 Agent in Crested Butte.

Chris has also been designated as a Global Luxury Property Specialist by Coldwell Banker which are the top agents serving the luxury homes segment of the market.

Diligence and attention to detail are cornerstones of how Chris serves affluent second homeowner clients with their Crested Butte real estate needs. Chris understands the importance of customer service and works hard to earn and keep his client’s respect and trust.


Chris is a proud husband and father of three daughters. His wife Francene is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, but they met in Dallas when they were competing in tri-athalons, and were married in 1991.

Chris has successfully completed both the Texas Water Safari (260 mile canoe race) and the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse (40+ mile ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen that starts at midnight). Chris has learned the value of preparation, endurance and execution in all that he does.

Chris graduated from the Ohio State University with a Marketing degree, and lived in Dallas, Texas for 25 years before moving to Crested Butte full-time.

Chris has had a successful career in sales and sales management in numerous technology companies as well as a business owner in the real estate and advertising industries. Chris has negotiated thousands of complex transactions in his career, and will work hard to exceed your expectations.

Chris Kopf

Call or Text: 970-209-5405

Email: [email protected] 


My wife Francene and have been full-time residents here for over 13 years - but we lived in Texas for 25 years and were Crested Butte Second Homeowners for 10 years prior to that. My brother & sister-in-law Rick & Ingrid, and Francene's brother Ed & sister-in-law Carrie are Crested Butte Second Homeowners.

I appreciate the tremendous value of the Crested Butte Second Homeowners who are a big part of the engine of the local economy, and who's benevolence has made big impacts in the community. A few examples:

- The Adaptive Sports Center building

- The Center for the Arts building - "92% of funding came from Crested Butte Second Homeowners" - Jillian Liebl - Executive Director

- The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley

Crested Butte is a great Ski Resort Town that would not be what it is today - if not for the Second Homeowner community.


"92% of funding for our beautiful building came from Crested Butte Second Homeowners"

- Jillian Liebl - Executive Director, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

Being a Crested Butte Second Homeowner is a unique opportunity.

You are creating a lifetime of memories.

You get to work remotely - and play here.

You want more than just a house somewhere in the mountains. You selected Crested Butte because it offers extreme skiing, and epic adventures.

Your Crested Butte Home is a special place that you get to fill with family and friends and clients for boy's ski trips, girl's tennis/hiking week, get-togethers, dinners, parties, laughter and fun. Your home is where you plan for tomorrows adventures, and celebrate the special times together.

You are committed to building a life that matters. A life driven by purpose. A life fueled by passion. You are committed to being part of the Crested Butte community - to be plugged-in. To give back with your time, skills, effort or money. You build lasting relationships and friendships.

You know that “money can buy you a lot of things … but it can’t buy you happiness”?

Money is your tool to Create a lifetime of awesome memories, and affords you the opportunity and choice to give back and make an impact.

Creating the life of your dreams for you and your family takes hard work, sacrifice and planning …

Knowing what freedom means to you starts with asking yourself … "How can I spend more quality time with my family and friends...?"

Owning a Crested Butte Second Home is a great start!

How Can I Help You?

I caught this very rare Palamino Trout in the photo in the East River here in Crested Butte. Catching any trout in live water with a fly rod requires proper equipment, preparation, expertise, knowledge, skill, attention to detail and patience. I have never caught a fish when I wasn't fishing - pretty basic, but you have to have your line in the water...

Valuable lessons that I also apply in my real estate business and all that I do.

If you are ready to begin your search for your Crested Butte dream home, or you are considering selling - I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business - and be your Crested Butte Real Estate Agent.

I Help Clients Successfully Buy or Sell Real Estate in Crested Butte

Most important is that I have helped over 350 satisfied clients to buy or sell real estate in the Crested Butte area. The majority of my clients are Crested Butte Second Homeowners. I have consistently been among the top real estate agents in Crested Butte, and among the top 1% of the 90,000+ Real Estate Agent in North America for Coldwell Banker.

Is the Time Right For You?

I have one client that looked at homes in Crested Butte for over 5 years before they were ready to make a decision.

A very affluent client with a home valued at over $5M told me: "Thank you so much for helping us decide that we are not ready yet to sell our home..."

I am here when you are ready. I strive to serve every client based on their goals and timeline, provide superior service and exceed client expectations.

Maybe at this point you just want to get on the phone, or sit down for a cup of coffee and discuss your options... Perhaps you have made a decision and are ready to get started to buy a property in the Crested Butte area - or - sell the property you own.

I hope to help YOU understand the current Crested Butte Real Estate Market so you can make informed decision.

If you see a segment of the market that you would like additional help with understanding please contact me. Or if you desire a specific Property Valuation Report that I routinely prepare for my clients, please contact me.

What Chris Kopf's Clients say About his Professionalism:

"We recently engaged Chris to sell our Mt. Crested Butte condo. He could not have made the process easier. From pricing, to marketing, to negotiating, to facilitating improvements requested by the buyer, Chris was superb.

Chris' personal and business connections in this community are deep and dependable. He knows & loves the community; he understands the challenges. Living in the valley has been a terrific choice and will continue as long as we're able. Afterwards, we'll call Chris."

  - Robin & John Norton

"Chris is absolutely the most outstanding real estate broker in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. He is extremely thorough and patient--it took us over a year to make a decision on the purchase of our home. Chris demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism--he is prompt, responds to all requests immediately and negotiated all aspects of our contracts with ease. 

Chris is very detail oriented and his service did not end when we signed the closing paperwork. He was in touch throughout the following month to make sure everything was going well and we were happy with the purchase of our home. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone I know looking to sell or purchase a home!"

  - Jenny & Matthew Birnie

We loved working with Chris Kopf. He helped us sell a home in CB South and purchase one in downtown CB.

He did a really nice job of understanding our goals, and then achieving them. He was very easy to work with, responsive, and very professional. He did a really nice job of helping us negotiate throughout the process, using his extensive knowledge of the local market.

   - Ian Billick & Jennie Reithel

"Where do I start - incredibly knowledgeable about the area, great advice on all aspects of our purchase - site as well as contract, super available and responsive, and very patient as we worked on our project on and off for over a year.

Chris helped us buy land that met an evolving and very narrow set of criteria and he nailed it. He is simply superb. I'd want him in my corner whether buying or selling."

   - Kevin & Cynthia O'Brien, Dallas, TX

"Chris fully deserves his reputation as one of the top agents in Crested Butte.

Went above and beyond to help us find, close, and then most importantly, start life as new homeowners in CB.

Top class pro."

   - Peter & Alicen White

"Chris responded quickly and with professionalism to our many questions. Chris is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in Mt. Crested Butte. He was always polite and tried hard to meet our needs.

We would highly recommend him to other folks wanting to sell a home."

-Gary & Bettye Keiser

"My wife and I recently purchased a home Chris had listed that came on the market in our area we loved, we then had to list and sell our house quickly.

Chris did an awesome job with both. We highly recommend Chris"

   - Scott and Kristi Hargrove

"Chris responded quickly and with professionalism to our many questions.

Chris is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in Mt. Crested Butte. He was always polite and tried hard to meet our needs.

We would highly recommend him to other folks wanting to sell a home."

   -Marj & David O'Reilly

"I have not met a more knowledgeable or harder working real estate agent than Chris Kopf in over 40 years of purchasing primary and second homes.

No one knows the CB market better than Chris, his market research is unmatched, he is incredibly responsive, and he has a huge network of providers for all aspects of purchasing and living in CB. We purchased a second home while living in NC, and our search was so well facilitated, it was like we lived locally.

We would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a home in the Crested Butte area."

  - Jim & Adria Strife

"Chris is the ultimate Real Estate Professional! He knows the Crested Butte market, both from the buyer and seller perspective. He does his homework beforehand and is able to answer questions with confidence. When there is a "glitch" he is prepared with a calm demeanor and potential solutions, giving us, the clients, the confidence to move forward.

Chris was very patient. It is very important that Chris is also a delightful person. It is a pleasure to work with him."

   - Heidi & Jeff Hollings

"What a pleasure it was to work with Chris Kopf. He was always organized and ready to go.

He made us feel like we were his only client and the only real estate deal he was doing -- and I know that he was working on a number of sales at the same time. Whatever we asked him to do got done immediately and accurately.

He is extremely knowledgeable of the Crested Butte market. What a professional and what a gentleman. We now count Chris as a friend!"

  - Clayton & MarnMeet-Kopfie Taylor, Oklahoma City

Chris Kopf

Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties

215 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224