Agent Highlight: Chris Koleno
Question: Why Real Estate?
Chris's Answer: I decided to go into a career in real estate because it's what I have wanted to do for a very long time and it fits my personality well. When I retired from Penn State, I knew this was the time for me to embark on the career I was meant to do. I have always invested in real estate -- flipping, renting, subdividing land. I am now taking the knowledge gained from my personal investing and helping others realize their dreams. I believe that real estate is a means for individuals to put themselves into a better position financially. Buying, rather than renting, allows people to build equity and become financially secure.
Question: What's your favorite part of the job?
Chris's Answer: I love, love, love working with clients to find that property they are looking for. I am tenacious, but in a good way. You'll always feel like I am putting effort and time into getting you what you want. When a client says, "I couldn't have done it without you!" that confirms I am exactly where I am meant to be.
Question: What's something most people don't know about you?
Chris's Answer: I am not a girly, girl! I love the outdoors -- hunting, four-wheeler riding or hiking in the woods. In recent years, elk have entered the Snow Shoe area and I have enjoyed the added adventure of trying to find an elusive elk antler. I was lucky enough, after scouting the woods for weeks before the sheds dropped, to recover one antler about three years ago. I hope to someday stumble upon a complete set of elk antlers but, until then, I will keep tromping through the woods, searching.
Question: What's an interesting fact about you?
Chris's Answer: I believe we should all find a way to give back and help make life better for those around us. For more than 12 years, I ran a concession stand at Beaver Stadium, and together with everyone else who volunteered with me, we gave all the money raised back to community organizations, including our local swimming pool, Little League, Food Bank, Helping Hands Fund, daycare, Boy Scouts and a number of churches.