Ken Deshaies

Founder, CEO, NSpired Communities, LLC

(Building transformational, sustainable communities)


REALTOR®, Broker/Owner, SnowHome Properties,

Summit County, Colorado


  • Professional Designations


                        CRS                         Certified Residential Specialist

                        ABR                         Accredited Buyer Representative

                        ePRO                       Certified Internet Real Estate Professional

                        CLHMS                     Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

                        ACRE                       Accredited Consultant in Real Estate

                        RECS                        Real Estate Cyberspace Specialist

                        TRC                          Transnational Referral Certified

                        CPS                          Certified Pricing Specialist

                        GRI                          Graduate, Realtor Institute

                        ECOBROKER Certified 

                        An Allen F. Hainge CyberStar (exclusive to our market)

                        An iSucceed Mentor (coaching other real estate agents)


  • Professional Experience and Positions


Licensed real estate broker, Colorado, 1992 to present. 

Owner, SnowHome Properties, February, 2004 to present. 

Board of Directors, Summit Association of Realtors, 1996-2004; Chair of Professional Standards Committee, 1996-2000; President 2003. 

Director, Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), 2000-2004;

Member, CAR Grievance Committee, 2003 to present; Chair 2008/9 

Designated Brokerage Task Force, Colorado Association of Realtors, 2001/2 (resulted in changes to real estate agency laws in 2002).

Board Member, Association of Energy & Environmental Real Estate Professionals


  • Market


We serve the ski resorts of Summit County, Colorado, including Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, and the surrounding communities of Frisco, Dillon and Silverthorne.  We also serve parts of Park, Lake and Grand Counties. 


  • Publications


“How to Make Your REALTOR® Get You the Best Deal”, 1999.  The book explains to home buyers how to work best with a Realtor®, why using a buyer agent works to their benefit, and explains the home buying process.  As of January, 2009, 38 additional editions are either in print or in the publishing process, with a Realtor® in each state co-authoring.  The Realtor® co-author in each state is responsible for rewriting the chapter on state laws and having it reviewed and approved by a real estate attorney.   


                        “Get the Best Deal When Selling Your Home”,2005.  Takes potential home

                        sellers through the process of preparing their  home for sale and explains

how to get the best price when selling.  As of January, 2009, 59

additional editions (by market) are in print or in the publishing process. 


“Sustainable Housing and Building Green: What Agents Should Know,

Consulting Editor, 2008, pub. Dearborn Financial Publishing, Inc.  A

course of instruction for real estate agents on energy efficiency, building “green”

and alternative energy systems.  Nationally approved by Association of Real

Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO). 


  • Community Service


President, Summit Visitor Information Center, current

Board Member, Summit Chamber of Commerce, current

Board Advisory Member, Summit Public Radio, current

Board Secretary, Community Radio for Northern Colorado, current

President, Summit Prevention Alliance, current

Chair, Mountain Real Estate Update, 2007 (put on by Denver University)

President, Win/Win Business Forum, Denver, 1980s

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