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Your Local Experts in Summit County

We pride ourselves on being your trusted guides to the vibrant world of real estate in Summit County, Colorado. Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, Summit County is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, world-class skiing, and thriving communities.

As natives of Summit County, Matt Dayton and Chris Hildebrand have their fingers on the pulse of this dynamic market. With a deep-rooted connection to the area, they bring unparalleled insight and expertise to every transaction. Whether you're buying or selling a home, Matt and Chris's intimate knowledge of Summit County ensures that you'll receive the personalized attention and local expertise you deserve.

With years of experience and a passion for serving their community, Matt and Chris are committed to helping you achieve your real estate goals. From cozy mountain retreats to luxury ski-in/ski-out properties, they'll guide you through every step of the process with professionalism and integrity.

Discover why Cornerstone Real Estate is the trusted choice for all your residential real estate needs in Summit County. Explore our website to learn more about Matt Dayton, Chris Hildebrand, and our dedicated team of professionals. Let us be your partners in finding the perfect place to call home in the breathtaking beauty of Summit County, Colorado.

Matt Dayton

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Growing up in a family business that is dedicated to the community has taught Matt the true meaning of customer service.

Matt anchored the 4th place Nordic Combined relay team at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics

As a top-performing realtor in Summit County, Matt has consistently ranked in the top 10% of all realtors and was named a "Top Gun" selling agent while working as an associate broker for the #1 selling real estate company in Summit County. With expertise in land development, luxury home sales, and resort sales, Matt brings a wealth of experience to the table.

But it's not just his professional skills that set him apart. Matt is known for his ability to empathize with his clients and always put their needs first. He treats everyone with integrity and respect, and is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. His goal is to help his clients relax and enjoy the mountain lifestyle that brought them to this special community.


As a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider (ELP), Matt has been selected as one of just three realtors in Summit County to receive this prestigious endorsement. Dave Ramsey, the founder and author of Financial Peace University, has over 5 million listeners on his daily radio show. As a Dave Ramsey ELP, Matt is committed to helping his clients make smart decisions when it comes to their mountain real estate investments.


Matt is also a Breckenridge native with deep roots in the community. His father, Gene (aka Papa Nordic), is the founder of the Breckenridge Nordic Center and the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Growing up in a family business that values customer service has taught Matt the importance of putting his clients first.


When he's not helping clients, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Janelle and their three children, Lucas, Eden, and Anders. They love skiing, hiking, biking, and all things Summit County. Matt is also passionate about giving back and has dedicated a portion of his sales commissions to Tree of Life Ministries, an organization that supports impoverished people in Nicaragua. To learn more about Tree of Life Ministries or how you can get involved, visit

Chris Hildebrand

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Chris made the leap to real estate after falling in love with the hiking trails of Summit County
Chris has conquered all 58 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, a testament to his determination & adventurous spirit.

Chris Hildebrand, a Colorado native, brings a wealth of experience and passion to the Ski Summit Homes team. With a background in the automotive industry, Chris made the leap to real estate after falling in love with the hiking trails of Summit County over a decade ago. His journey into the world of real estate began when he decided to make a change and explore his passion for mountain living.

As a seasoned real estate agent, Chris is committed to providing exceptional service and guidance to his clients. His deep knowledge of the local market, combined with his dedication to understanding his clients' needs, allows him to navigate the complexities of buying and selling homes in the Colorado Rockies with ease.

Chris's love for the outdoors extends beyond his professional life. An avid hiker and mountain enthusiast, he has conquered all 58 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, a testament to his determination and adventurous spirit. Whether he's negotiating a real estate deal or scaling a mountain summit, Chris approaches every endeavor with unwavering dedication and a commitment to excellence.

Joining forces with the Summit Homes team, Chris is excited about the opportunity to serve clients and contribute to the vibrant community of Summit County. With a mantra to give his all to every endeavor and build something enduring, Chris is poised to make a lasting impact in the world of real estate.

Ski Summit Show with Matt Dayton

Get the inside scoop on the Summit County real estate market with Matt Dayton on the Ski Summit Show. Join us every Thursday at 2pm MST for updates on the MLS and the latest happenings in our mountain ski community in Summit County, Colorado.

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