Chris & Susan Swanson

Realtor, GRI, ABR

Chris and Susan are one of Carriage Realty’s highly experienced teams. As lifelong residents of the St. Croix Valley, Chris and Susan have extensive knowledge of the local scene, including schools, sports, parks, river life, restaurants, and the best local hangouts. In addition, they are quite familiar with the surrounding suburbs, particularly the south metro, and also have experience selling properties in downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. Chris and Susan take Carriage Realty’s traditional country service right to the heart of the city. For history lovers, Chris also enjoys giving a local history lesson as he helps you find the home that best fits your needs!

Going beyond his local expertise, Chris has been selected by clients and associates for providing outstanding customer service with high marks in communication, integrity, market knowledge, negotiation, finding the right move, marketing of home, closing preparation, and overall client satisfaction. Chris has been named “Super Real Estate Agent” the last five consecutive years by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine and “Best Real Estate Professional” by MN Monthly. Furthermore, Chris has a GRI designation from the Graduate Realtor Institute and ABR, boasting in-depth knowledge in multiple facets of the real estate industry. A strong advocate for elevated standards in the real estate industry, Chris is a selected panelist for the Professional Standards Committee through the Minnesota Association of Realtors.

Susan partners with Chris to create a seamless home buying or selling process for every client! Her knowledge and professionalism are superior, although most clients share that it is her fun personality that makes Susan stand out!

A Team Approach

Together, Chris and Susan tailor their approach to help each client meet their specific real estate needs and goals, seamlessly guiding clients through each real estate transaction. They believe communication is key and have the skills necessary to take what could be a stressful situation and turn it into a successful solution. A positive attitude, a smile, and a little humor goes a long way to enhance the buying / selling process for all parties, backed by their experience in working hard to get the best deal possible for clients. Chris and Susan value the real connection with both buyers and sellers that is often lost in today’s world of technology. Our greatest resource is you, your future business, and your referrals.

Chris and Susan live in Bayport, Minnesota and have four adult children plus three grandchildren.

What Past Clients Have Said:
“Very considerate and thoughtful! Helped me find exactly what I wanted. Quick to respond!” Rosalie

“Look forward to working with Chris again!” Michael Faust

“Chris has been amazing since day one. As a first time home buyer, he has made the process very easy and painless!” Ryan & Brittney Guerrero


"Hire more Realtors exactly like Chris or just clone Chris Swanson!"
~ Tony Mandle
"Chris S. has been amazing since day one. As a first time home buyer, he as made the process very easy and painless!"
~ Ryan and Brittney Guerrero
"I believe Carriage Realty is the best out there."
~ Jeff
"His (Chris S.) knowledge of the area and the historical aspects really gave us the confidence that he knew what he was talking about and that he would get the best deal for us."
~ Chris Crotteaqu
"Chris S. was wonderful to work with especially on the days we felt defeated. His positive attitude and energy helped us keep faith that our home was out there."
~ Heather