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About Carissa

Grand County Real Estate Broker Carissa Huster.

Winter Park & Grand County Local

Born and raised in Winter Park, Colorado. Carissa may be one of the few natives you meet in town.

She grew up in retail working and running her family-owned ski businesses.

After attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, Carissa worked various sales and marketing jobs in Dallas Texas, Denver Colorado, and Salida Colorado.

After traveling and working a few years after college Carissa could not stay away from the beautiful Rocky Mountains. As they say, "You can take the girl out of the mountains but you can’t take the mountains out of the girl".

She decided to return to Colorado and join her Father’s Winter Park Real Estate Business, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, located in the Fraser Valley at Winter Park.

Whether you have questions about the local school district, neighborhoods, hiking trails or restaurants Carissa is your Fraser Valley expert!

She is dedicated to assisting families and individuals in finding a primary or secondary home in the mountain communities she loves!

Education & Real Estate Credentials

  • UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER : Leeds School of Business: B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
  • ACHIEVE GLOBAL, Plano, Texas Professional Selling Skills


  • English

Specialty Markets

  • Vacation/Second
  • First Time Buyers
  • Relocation
  • Recreational

What people are saying about Carissa

Brian Kellione

As an out of town seller, I greatly appreciated Carissa's tenacity in dealing with the buyers. I can say that the service and personal attention I received from Carissa was exceptional. She is truly a high-caliber professional with great knowledge of the local market. Her customer service is impeccable, I could not have asked for a better Realtor to facilitate the process of selling my property. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Carissa.

Julia & Jordan Rea


Jordan and I want to thank you for making our first home buying experience such a pleasure. Being first time home buyers, we had many questions and uncertainties that you were able to help us through with ease. You made the entire process seamless and were able to take care of all our needs. We appreciate your professional attitude, experience, knowledge of Grand County and honesty. We could not be happier with our beautiful home and the service we received while working with you. We would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to purchase or sell a property and know we will use you again in the future.

Best, Julia and Jordan Rea

Tracey Lewis

This is a long overdue thank you for your perseverance and professionalism in working to sell our condos. While other realtors wanted to simply let our units “sell themselves” you hosted successful open houses and found your own buyers! You were always willing to make a showing and worked around a continued stream of renters, which was not easy. I really appreciate your constant communication and positive attitude. If anyone wants to sell or buy a place in Winter Park, there is no other realtor I would recommend!

Thank you!

Mark, Melissa, and Matthew Levine

Hi Carissa,

We’d like to let you know how much we appreciate your work on our recent home purchase.

Because of your market expertise and integrity we always knew we were getting good, honest advice. Your patience was unending and we never felt pressured. And your professionalism made what could have been a difficult process a lot easier.

Owning a place in Winter Park has been a long time dream for us. Thank you for helping us make it happen!

Greg Smith


I want to give you a short note of appreciation and gratitude for the excellent real estate broker services that you provided for me in Winter Park. You were attentive, responsive, professional and proactive with the process of listing, marketing, showing and the sale of my condominium. The paperwork and transaction was somewhat difficult as I live in San Diego and the condo of course is in Winter Park. Especially since I had a long-term renter in the property that you were selling.

You made it easy. I am very happy with the results of your services and attention.

Your electronic services for signing and getting documents back-and-forth is outstanding.

You’re a great professional I appreciate your help and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone for a real estate transaction. Thanks again.


Jim and Heidi Teegarden

Thank you Carissa for making our closing go so smoothly. It was very convenient that we did not have to drive two hours for the closing. You went way beyond by helping with organizing the repairs, mailing stuff we left in the house and even taking care of our last trash pick up.

It was so refreshing that you were actually able to personally answer all my phone calls when I called with questions. I just wanted to you to know how much we appreciated all your hard work and excellent customer service. Best of luck in your future sales.

Laura Rinker


Thank you for your willingness to show us the Winter Park/Fraser area and with your help in finding the best investment property for us! We will recommend you to anyone looking in your area since you have such a great history in the area and were so considerate in pointing out selling points for our property.

To anyone looking to invest in the area, Carissa is the concierge for Fraser and Winter Park and will make you top priority no matter your budget!


Cari and Clark Roberts


Clark and I would like to thank you for finding us our dream cabin. From the first time we met you, we knew that you would be able to find us exactly what we wanted and you did!

Buying property long distance posses quite a challenge and you made the process effortless, through clear and consistent contact. With every question we had you effectively and efficiently got us the answers. It was because of your expertise and knowledge of Grand County we were able to purchase our cabin in such a timely manner.

Each time we drive past the Coldwell Banker building our kids smile and talk about how you helped us. We are grateful our family has found our home away from home and have begun to make many family memories; it is because of you we were successful in finding our property.

Thanks again and best wishes,

Bill Coleman

Coleman Venture Funding

My wife and I were introduced to Carissa through a mutual friend/business associate. We were impressed with her enthusiasm and vitality and immediately listed our home with her and her firm. Her marketing efforts began within the weekend and showings occurred the next week. The market was in a strange place and we thought we were in for the long haul. Turns out we need not have worried. Our place sold quickly and with no drama or surprises. I would recommend Carissa whether you are a buyer or a seller. She knows Grand county like a seasoned old timer. She is also very easy to work with, even from 90 miles away. She is a pro, you will not be disappointed.

Brian and Melissa Mellen

“From our first chance encounter with Carissa, where she gave us lunch recommendations and coupons, to the months following our Winter Park home purchase, where Carissa gave us recommendations on everything from happy hours to contractors, the benefit of working with an agent who is also a Winter Park native were clear. Not only was Carissa an excellent agent who was extremely attentive and prompt with follow-up, she exhibited unparalleled knowledge of mountain neighborhoods and Grand County inventory and her connections in Winter Park allowed her to make sound referrals to local real estate service providers for everything from insurance to inspection which facilitated our home purchase and made us feel instantly at home in our new mountain community.”

The Turner Family

“We were so lucky to find Carissa to help us purchase our vacation home. She was exactly what we needed in an agent…someone we could trust. It truly felt like she wanted us to find the best vacation home that fit our family and would have great resell potential. On several occasions we asked her opinion on a property and she would tell us if she didn’t think it was ideal. Her honest communication helped us narrow down our search to the ideal property. During the buying process, she was great at communicating progress and keeping us informed. We strongly recommend Carissa.”

Clint Woodman


“Megan and i just wanted to give you a long overdue “thank you” for helping us with the secondary residence you helped us purchase in Grand County earlier this year. We were looking for a local real estate agent who understood the nuances of the area and you definitely delivered. We were probably not the easiest people to please, but you were very professional and made us feel like we were your top priority. Living in Denver and looking for a property in Grand County during the fall and early winter was a little stressful on our end, but you seemed to drop everything whenever we were able to sneak away to look at something.

As you might recall, we initially decided against Grand County and focused our search elsewhere in the state. You kept us updated on the Grand County real estate market while we looked at places in Summit and Park counties. It was these updates, as well as our lifelong love of the area, that ultimately led to us purchasing our home.

We are very busy with demanding careers and a young and growing family, but also pride ourselves on being well-organized and responsive and we expected the same out of our agent. We could not have been happier with you and the process. We felt like you were always an advocate for us and never pressured us into anything. With your help and patience we were able to narrow down our search and ended up with a property that we absolutely love.

We would strongly recommend you to anyone looking for a real estate agent in Grand County and would gladly act as a reference if the need ever arises. Thanks again for everything, Carissa, hopefully we will bump into you this summer!


Clay Reeves

Subject: A Real Success Story

“Stuart, I am writing this letter to express our sincere appreciation on behalf of Ms. Carissa Huster. As you are aware our Log Home is under contract and will close next week. After having this property on the market with another Realtor for over two years, we felt it was time to seek a Realtor who would bring us a better outlook on selling our home. It was brought to our attention by another Coldwell Banker associate that the best person for the job was Carissa. We knew this would not be an easy sell, hard work needed to market the listing was an absolute must. Carissa came out and we wrote up the contract. Our first impressions were extremely positive and for once we knew this was going to be a great opportunity.

We still rave about the excellent job she did on the video virtual tour. It was great, not withstanding the great listing that was written up. Her attitude was ” I will sell this property ” and she did. She brought us a very qualified buyer, and her professional skills made this a very rewarding deal for both parties. We just cannot praise her enough for doing such a great job.

If I was going to start a Real Estate Company, she would be my first choice hands down. Fantastic job Carissa.


Gregg S. Hofland

“Dear Carissa,

I want to thank you for all your hard work in helping Sherri and I find our new mountain condo. We’re spending Christmas with family up at the condo this year, and just can’t believe what a wonderful place we ended up buying. We’re just thrilled!

Your efforts really helped to make the entire buying process simple and painless. I especially appreciate the help you gave us during our property inspection. Thanks to you, we were able to make all repairs to our unit without any additional out of pocket expenses after closing. That really made a big difference to us. Thank you very much for your dedication and hard work!

I also appreciate how quickly you responded to our requests for more information regarding HOAs. One thing we’ve learned from this process is that every condo complex is a little different, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the respective HOAs really helps to determine the value of each property. We couldn’t have done that without your help.

Again, thanks for all your hard work and dedication. Best wishes for 2013 – I hope things continue to go well for you and the entire team at Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties.


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