A little bit about me…

   I developed a love and passion for the Winter Park area starting as far back as when I was a youngster skiing with my family at Winter Park Resort. Long before, Mary Jane or Vasquez Ridge, maybe I am dating myself; I had the opportunity to see the heart that exists within Winter Park and Grand County.

    I left Colorado for a time, but came back to begin what has been a lifetime career within the real estate industry. My real estate experiences have been diverse, starting with title insurance/escrow, then onward to a major commercial mortgage lender/savings and loan and then to a commercial development company. After 28 years, I felt the move into real estate sales to be a natural evolution.

  Feeling the draw of the area, I decided to move to Winter Park in 1999. I started with a small dynamic firm which later merged with a large brand firm. Recently I decided to branch out on my own and opened Mountain Dog Real Estate.

    The community welcomed me with open arms and I wanted to give back. I have had the joy to work with the Fraser River Valley Lions Club,"PetPals", Colorado Special Olympics.

    Since 1999 I have earned my GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation. Less than 5% of REALTOR nationwide currently hold the CRS designation, the highest professional designation awarded to REALTOR in the residential sales field.  In June 2008 I crossed the Atlantic to Ireland and spent what was one very enjoyable and informative week expanding my International education.  I obtained my CIPS (Certified International Property Designation) later that year and continued to work toward growing my connections with the International Community.  In 2018, considering the needs of the Baby boomers I obtained my Senior's Real Estate Specialist designation.  This will help me to better assist my clients as they consider life transitions.

   With my combined, varied real estate industry experience and long term knowledge of the area, I can assist my clients, whether domestic or international, in finding the property which best fits their desires. I work to provide my clients with the information they need to make an informed buying or selling decision. I amYour Grand County Real Estate Resource! 

Jill Childress