Meet the Mountain Dream Team
In a world of ‘Big Box Brokerages’ where you can get lost in the shuffle as ‘just another sale’, Mountain Dream Team members are relationship driven. When you work with us, you support a small, local and minority owned business that is focused on relationships and community building. We welcome you to the communities that we love, and support your transition and continued involvement in the community.
We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, leading with our company values of kindness, intelligence, and simple systems. We make complicated transactions easy to understand and put our decades of experience together to serve you. We are all full time, local, and highly trained and ethical Realtors® and property owners.
I am the founder, Kristin Walter, and I am originally from Houston, Texas, and a graduate of The University of Texas in Austin, and I was an elementary school teacher right out of college. I taught 4th and 5th graders in bilingual Spanish in all subjects. I also taught Random Acts of Kindness® to the entire school, grades K-12. I am also still a teacher of Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults, helping adults from all over the world learn how to speak English. During my summer months when I was not teaching, I learned how to flip houses and fell in love with real estate investing.
I moved to Colorado in 2007. I was in search of a place that I could enjoy the outdoors year round, and I found it in Denver. Each week I would travel around Colorado hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, and flying.
I continued to teach elementary school but I also decided to transition to real estate full time, and sell for a national real estate firm for the first few years, cutting my teeth as a real estate agent during the great recession. I worked for a team that sold listings for the bank, and in the first year we processed over 200 listings. I realized a few things those first few years:
- Real estate is very cyclical and very hyper-local.
- There will always be a way to make money in real estate.
- Relationships, reputation, knowledge, skills, and aptitude are the foundation to any great business.
So I struck out on my own and created "K Walter Realty Group" in 2009 and my brokerage has evolved since then.
I worked in Denver for 7 years before making the leap to expand to Summit County, Colorado in 2014 and expand my network to serve the second home and resort communities of Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Dillon, Keystone, and Silverthorne. I hired agents and expanded to Park County and Grand County.
I fell in love with the luxury market, ski homes, and then ranches. Now I mainly represent ranch buyers throughout the State of Colorado.
In 2020, with the onset of the pandemic, I took my real estate teaching online and hired more help and expanded once again to Southwest and South Central Colorado, now serving Wolf Creek Ski Area, Crestone, Crested Butte, LaVeta, Del Norte, South Fork, Pagosa Springs, Durango, and Creede just to name a few.
Along the way, using my experience as an elementary school teacher, and my love of teaching, I have trained and mentored thousands of agents, and helped create other independent brokerages. I have been a trainer for the National Association of Realtors® specialized certifications and designations. One of my proudest accomplishments was in 2018 when I helped the Summit Realtors® create their special local designation, Summit Area Specialist, which teaches the subtle differences of that market to agents in order to serve the public better.
What sets us apart from other brokerages and agents?
- Treating everyone equally regardless of where they come from, or who they are.
- A thorough and updated understanding of laws and ethics.
- Multi-state experience in all realms of real estate.
- Focus on the customers financial & personal goals at all times.
- A life time love of education and real estate!
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Thank you for visiting, we look forward to meeting you in the mountains.