Meet Geof Schlittgen

Broker & Owner

Geof was born in London, England, and moved with his family to Calgary, Canada where the seeds of living a western outdoor lifestyle were planted.

His school years were spent in California just north of San Francisco and included college at the University of California, Berkeley.

He later moved to Munich, Germany in 1970 and spent 8 years in Davos, Switzerland as a professional photographer. He held a position as the head photographer for the Swiss Research Institute for Orthopedic Surgery, the pioneers of internal fixation of bone fractures, and freelanced as a ski photographer securing assignments from industry product marketing agencies.

In the 70’s he decided to take an extended trip throughout the western United States in search of a mountain community he could call home. In 1976, Durango was just a pass-through visit, but after spending some time, he realized this was the place. The warmth of the community, the old western heritage, the magnificent surroundings, the great weather and clean air, and the opportunities of a growing area instantly helped him make up his mind.

In 1980, Geof became licensed as a Colorado Real Estate Broker and opened Horizon Real Estate Brokerage in 1981, and has been actively involved in Brokerage and other Real Estate related activities ever since. He’s worked on projects from first-time home purchases to major land, subdivision, and commercial developments. Taking full advantage of all that the area offers from skiing to dirt biking, waterskiing, and much more. We look forward to helping you find your place here too!

Having brokered over $100 million in transactions, his experience has been quite diverse. He has enjoyed a number of affiliations over the years including the prestigious Christies Great Estates. Since 1980 Geof has had over 40 years of experience in Southwest Colorado real estate.

Geof’s business philosophy is based upon his feeling that bigger is not necessarily better. Horizon is comprised of a small team of professionals who adhere to the principle of treating others as we wish ourselves to be treated.