Chris Bettin

Managing Broker/Owner

Chris has worked in the resort and real estate industry for over 30 years (since 1988). After completing a degree in Business Administration and Tourism and Resort Management, he worked in operations management and consulting in several locations before returning to his favorite town in the world, Durango, Colorado. With a background in four-star resort management and homeowner relations, Chris has a wealth of knowledge about the Durango and resort real estate markets and the income derived from the rental of investment property.

Chris’ history with Durango dates back to 1988 when he started his career at Tamarron Resort, now The Glacier Club, while working part-time at Purgatory as a ski instructor. Through the years he has seen the community go through a dynamic pace of growth and change.

“Durango offers the best possible combination of features for an outstanding family-oriented community. It is situated in arguably the most beautiful setting in all of the United States, and offers ‘out the back door’ access to world-class fishing, four-wheeling, hiking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking and a host of other pursuits.”

Chris is the co-owner and managing broker at Durango Land and Homes.  He was formerly the managing broker at Durango Mountain Realty, the real estate arm of Durango Mountain Resort (Purgatory).  Prior to that he was the director of sales for the new base area development at Durango Mountain Resort, Purgatory Lodge.  Chris has been a licensed Realtor since 2003, and a licensed employing broker in the state of Colorado since 2012. Chris is also the co-owner of The Premier Vacation Rentals Group, the area’s largest vacation rental management company. Premier Vacation Rentals also has offices in Bend, Coeur d’Alene, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Moab, Ouray, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ridgway, Santa Fe, Steamboat Springs, and Vail/Beaver Creek.

When he’s not in the office, Chris and his two boys can be found with one eye on their fishing lines and the other appreciating the splendor of the Colorado mountain West. He is an avid runner, cyclist, skier, snowboarder and hiker. Chris also has professional writing credentials and has been published in Inside Outside Magazine, Ski Magazine, and other regional publications.

Chris finished a six year term on the SASO executive board as the financial officer.  Chris also served on the board of the Durango Area Association of Realtors and was recently elected to the office of President of the Colorado Real Estate Network (CREN), the MLS system for much of the western slope of Colorado.  Chris finished serving an elected four-year term as a Durango City Councilor in April of 2021.  Chris was also a board member of the Durango Chamber of Commerce and was the city’s liaison to the Durango Parks and Recreation Board.

Chris was presented the Realtor Spirit Award in 2017 by the Durango Area Association of Realtors.  The board describes Realtor Spirit as, “High principles, faithfulness to laws and regulations of the Code of Ethics and the member Board, and furtherance of principles of good real estate practice among other brokers and the general public.”

Read Chris’s Zillow Reviews

Contact Chris

Chris's Listings

Read some of Chris’s Zillow Reviews

Chris Bettin - Durango CO Real Estate Agent

Reviews for Chris Bettin


Average Rating : ★★★★★

Process Expertise Rating : ★★★★★

Responsiveness Rating : ★★★★★

Negotiation Skills Rating : ★★★★★

JASON ALLEE's Rating: ★★★★★
Chris is an expert in his field and knows the local market very well. Chris was able to guide us and market our property to achieve a great sale price. His team guided a simple transaction. I would recommend ... Read Full Review
Jason Allee -
08/03/2020
BOB BARRALI's Rating: ★★★★★
We’ve worked with Chris for 12 years. Every transaction has been smooth. He’s an excellent realtor who always picked up the phone and answered our questions and put our minds at ease. His honesty is ... Read Full Review
Bob Barrali -
02/21/2019
RGODWIN127's Rating: ★★★★★
Best Broker/Realtor in all of Colorado! Will never buy property without him.. Chris has helped me purchase land and condos. He has helped me sell condos and custom homes. His knowledge of the market ... Read Full Review
rgodwin127 -
11/08/2018
JOHNBARRY3RD's Rating: ★★★★★
Chris went above and beyond the call of duty as a realtor! I was such a difficult client because I was actually sailing across the Pacific Ocean during the sales process! Chris handled everything ... Read Full Review
johnbarry3rd -
10/23/2018
K FRANK99's Rating: ★★★★★
Since our first interaction, Chris was positive, even-handed, and thorough. His extensive knowledge of the local market and current local trends expedited our search and purchasing process. Chris was ... Read Full Review
k frank99 -
09/19/2018
Scroll to Top