Galen Bright

Realtor Setterfield & Bright
Upon obtaining a Colorado Real Estate license in 1991, Galen began buying and selling real estate in Aspen for his own portfolio. In 2003, Galen became a full-time REALTOR. Successfully working with both buyers and sellers, as one of Aspen's most active brokers, his total transaction volume since 2004 exceeds $200M. Primarily focusing on luxury homes and condominiums, Galen has also closed land sales, commercial leases, commercial sales, short sales and REO transactions. No broker knows the Aspen real estate market better, or how to "get the deal done" for the client more effectively, than Galen Bright. Many of Galen's buyers and sellers have sent him letters of thanks and/or referrals to other clients and customers. In 2010, Galen earned his GRI and CNE designations.

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Apr 18, 2018
Software Investor
Galen recently sold us a house in the West End of Aspen. We had been working with Galen for nearly 5 years - just looking at various properties and getting comfortable with the market. Galen was very patient and steady when came to helping us navigate the ins and out of the Aspen market. We also felt that he was very honest when it came to assessing the value of specific properties. We never felt pressure and valued his opinion.

We would certainly recommend him to any future buyer in Aspen.
Apr 11, 2018
I would highly recommend Galen Bright to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate. We have had multiple transactions with Galen over the years and not only is he professional, he is honest, easy to work with and goes the extra mile. He recently sold our condo for asking price in a matter of days!
Jul 12, 2017
CEO
Galen is a Professional! We have purchased dozens of properties in different markets over the years and our experience with Galen has been the best! He is thorough, organized, diligent, knowledgeable and a great communicator. On top of that just a good person.
Our attorney has been involved in real estate transactions for 40 years and commented "Galen is the best I have ever seen."
We consider him a friend now not just a real estate professional.
Jan 17, 2017
We couldn't recommend Galen higher. Three things really stood out for us. One: We needed someone to hold our hands. Not a problem with Galen. Two: We were selling a property that presented multiple challenges to a potential buyer. Not a problem with Galen, either. And Three: We knew he was always working. Always.
If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn't even consider working with someone else.
Dec 28, 2016
Galen did an excellent job selling our house. He is hardworking, always easy to reach, and creative with marketing. In addition, Galen is very social which made him easy to work with and helped him network with potential buyers. I highly recommend Galen to anyone looking for a broker.
Sep 18, 2016
Galen sold our condo for us this summer. He went above and beyond in every way. He was always accessible, returned calls, texts & emails in a timely manner & has an incredible knowledge of the real estate market in Aspen. When we couldn't be there before the closing he and his assistant, Alexandra George, generously offered to pack our belongings for us and send them! I don't know another realtor who would have done that. If we ever revisit ownership in or around the Aspen area we would definitely use Galen. Sincere thanks to you & Alex for all your hard work.....it was much appreciated!
Jan 11, 2016
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My experience with Galen Bright has been nothing but positive. We have been trying to sell a condo for me for 4 1/2 months under a lot of adverse conditions. Where as I would explode over some of the ridiculous requirements, Galen would always calm the situation down and move on with business. I don't believe my condo could have been sold without his calm,steady manner. I certainly appreciated all his help. Boyce Billingsley
Nov 2, 2015
President Colorado Audio Visual
Galen was terrific. From start to finish he was friendly, quick, efficient, asked all the right questions, and helped us through the process every step of the way. And always went out of his way to find out more information about thing that had come up He was always responsive, and got our house closed quickly. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home in the Aspen area
Jun 16, 2015
I could not have picked a better person than Galen to help me with my recent house purchase. Not only is Galen superbly knowledgeable about the market he is equally savvy with the various systems of construction. He asked questions that I would not have thought to ask and had solutions to various issues just as trustworthy as any contractor. Beyond the practical bit of finding the right house, it was a blast to work with Galen.
Mar 23, 2015
Everyone in Aspen is (or thinks he is) a "realtor". And then there is Galen Bright. I have worked with Galen on both the buying and selling sides of real estate transactions, and as a lawyer who is used to dealing in major real estate transactions, I can say that Galen is one of the best I've worked with - and definitely THE best in Aspen. He knows the market, knows the business and knows the other players in town. And, very important in my view, Galen listens to his clients and doesn't waste their time showing them properties that don't meet their wants or needs. He'll give you an honest assessment of a property so that you never feel like your leaving money on the table, and he'll go out of his way to get a deal closed. Top that off with the fact that Galen is one of the rare breed of genuinely decent, fair and kind humans, and there is simply no reason to even bother talking to any other Realtor in Aspen.
Mar 16, 2015
Seller
Working with Galen as my agent was as enjoyable as my personal relationship with him has always been. A true professional, he simply takes care of business with enthusiasm, efficiency and good humor from the very first meeting to closing. The high level of respect for him within the Aspen business community is certainly well deserved.
Mar 13, 2015
Property Owner
Honest, Trustworthy, Effective and Efficient, Responds Quickly, Detail Oriented, Pleasant and Friendly...everything one could want in a Real Estate Agent.
Mar 11, 2015
buyer
Galen spent the last three ski seasons showing us various homes. He was very patient with helping us find the perfect second home. We are very appreciative that he did not push us into buyiing a house earlier, as we found the perfect match. He also worked hard into making sure all our needs were met when he handed us the keys. He also put us in touch with all the key people who ran the house for an easy transition.

Thanks Galen!!
Mar 2, 2015
long-time local and education consultant
Galen took the time to truly listen to me, to consider my personal preferences, lifestyle, resources and expectations. Rather than trying to sell me the lucrative for him, he was committed to my long term satisfaction. His honesty and authenticity are the most important are absolute. Galen is working for and with you all the way.
Mar 1, 2015
client
Galen Bright has all the characteristics one looks for in a realtor/broker: knowledgeable about overall market and always current in knowing about offerings, professional and ethical in his conduct and relationships with other brokers, and a good listener when the client describes what he/she is looking for. He is constant is his search and knows transactions sometimes take years to come to fruition; he never is impatient, always exuding good cheer.
Feb 28, 2015
Galen has been my broker for several years, very professional and knows the real estate market, always responsive to any request, I highly recommend him !
Feb 27, 2015
Senior National Director Primerica
I"ve known Galen for 15+ years. When he became a realtor we began looking at properties for me to purchase in Aspen. It took 5 years of looking before I finally found something exciting enough for me to make a move. The process of getting approvals was unusually complicated and Galen patiently walked me successfully through until we were able to close. to say it was an ordeal is an understatement. At times I became so angry at the capriciousness and delaying tactics of the HOA board, that I was not only ready to forget the whole thing but to leave Aspen and start looking for properties in Vail. But thanks to Galen, we prevailed and I've enjoyed a great 10 years in my condo. He also found me a great parking space to rent that has turned out to be a big benefit.
During this time Galen worked with me to buy and sell 2 other properties as well.
I've found him to be consistently professional in handling details, competent and willing to go the extra mile to solve whatever problems occur.
In my opinion, you can have complete confidence in him and his abilities as a realtor.
Feb 26, 2015
Vinny Smith's Family Office
What a pleasure it has been to work with Galen! He's everything you want when navigating high end real estate in Aspen. He has a deep knowledge of market values and trends to help us understand our options. He went above and beyond to structure the sale and work the closing...there were countless times he went above and beyond to solve challenges as they arose and get us comfortable to move forward. He did a great job.

I highly recommend Galen.
Feb 26, 2015
Sr. A.D of Photography for Continental Tires NA // General Tires NA
This was perhaps singularly the most extraordinary purchase experience i've had so far in my 40 years of occupying this planet. Galen made the purchase of my first home, the most seamless and drama-free transaction I could possibly imagine.
I feel like there's a load of opportunity out there to miss information, to forget details etc... but not with Galen. Everything from seeing the property for the first time, to having questions answered almost around the clock, to having details emailed within literally minutes of questions being asked etc.
I can't honestly think of a way this could have been a smoother experience.

Want to experience the best that the Aspen area has to offer in real estate transactional experiences? Look no further than Galen Bright.
Feb 26, 2015
Principal, Eco-ARCH, LLC
I would recommend Galen as a seasoned professional that went above and beyond the "real estate specialist" role, that is vast in itself, to make my somewhat unique land transaction in Aspen materialize.

Along with his knowledge of the market as a long standing resident, he is well liked and known of as someone desirable to work with in Pitkin County.
Feb 26, 2015
Buyer
Galen was our agent for our home purchase in Aspen in 2012-13. We can't say enough regarding his services. He negotiated very well on our behalf. He was proactive and saw each detail before it came to anticipate and make things go smoothly. He was fun to work with! His hustle and experience came in very handy on many occasions. We highly recommend Galen for any real-estate transaction.
Feb 26, 2015
Aspen home seller and buyer
I met Galen Bright 6 years ago when I bought my first property in Aspen. Recently Galen listed and sold that property and helped me to find another one to buy. I have had great experience with him, both buying and selling. It is hard to find a broker with this type of loyalty and determination to find the right place that suits you. He is loyal to his clients and goes far beyond what you would expect. Galen is not just my broker, he has also become a great friend! If you intend to buy or sell I highly recommend you call him.

Shafie Lubin
Feb 26, 2015
owners
Anybody who has lived in Aspen for numerous decades knows scores of real estate agents. We choose Galen Bright because of reputation and our comfort with him. We listed our west end home of 30 years with Galen. First open house netted two good offers, a contract and a close. Our intent was to downsize. Through Galen we found another property. It was all quite complicated as the closings were two days apart. Galen put all the pieces together and we are very comfortable in out new town home.
Feb 25, 2015
Purchaser of house in Aspen
Galen was someone we met several years ago. We really enjoyed touring homes with him and we would do a quick spin to see a couple properties when we would come to town. This allowed us to get a feel for where we wanted to be located and the different levels of quality, size and price. This winter we did the same hour drive by tour and on the 3rd home we found a home we fell in love with on the spot. We are super excited to own again in Aspen and Galen did an awesome job of understanding our needs as a buyer but then when we went into contract and a number of tasks needed to be nailed for a fast close he was spectacular. There are always issues so it seems when you are buying complex real estate and Galen put them to rest with ease.

Thanks Galen,
Vinny