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Christopher Swanson

Realtor, GRI, ABR

Chris has been a lifelong resident of the St. Croix Valley. Growing up in the area has given him a vast knowledge of the local scene, including the schools, sports, parks, river life, restaurants, and the local hangouts. He is also very comfortable in the surrounding suburbs and has experience selling properties in downtown St Paul and Minneapolis. Chris takes our traditional country service right to the heart of the city. Chris also enjoys giving a local history lesson as he helps you find the home that fits your needs best.

In addition to 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, overall satisfaction and has been named “2019 Super Real Estate Agent” by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine and “Best Real Estate Professional” by MN Monthly. Continuing to pursue professional excellence, 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.

Chris believes good communication is key, and he has learned the art of communication over the past three decades as an Air Traffic Controller. He is an expert at taking what could be a stressful situation and turning it into a successful transaction. He believes keeping a positive attitude, smiling, and adding a little humor enhances the buying / selling process for both parties, all while educating his clients and working hard to get the best deal possible and the job done right. Chris is the proud father of four and has been happily married to his wife for over 20 years.

A Team Approach

Together we will cover your specific real estate needs and goals, taking you step by step through each real estate transaction. We 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 referrals.

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