I first met Chris Hurd in 2008, and immediately found him to be intelligent, energetic, passionate about life, his work as a realtor and very active in his community. 

His goal to exceed client expectations illustrates that he is one of those rare people who stop at nothing to find that perfect match between a client and their dream home.  He is relentless in his efforts to meet client needs.

Chris has always displayed honesty, integrity, respect, and a strong work ethic.  You will likely find that you’ve hired a great realtor but also found a new and valued friend.  He’s also just a pleasure to work with…

Susan M. Phillips – Assistant to the Longboat Key Town Manager


Mr Hurd’s excellent ability to translate market data into both buyer side advantage and strategic sell side pricing brings a whole new skill set to what has been a tradition based lackluster assortment of agents working under old paradigms. In the market place today, you need an understanding and command of all the tools available combined with good old fashioned sales skills – and Chris knocks it out of the park on all fronts. Highly ethical, masterful at what he does – this guy is a refreshing change from the same old approach we have seen in the Sarasota market. He rocks!

Maggie Kruger – Bird Key


I have known Chris Hurd and his family for many years. Chris is honest, caring and a pleasure to spend time with. He has two great kids, is a dog lover and his beach photography of Lido Beach in Sarasota is incredible. I am honored to call him my friend. 

If you are looking for a Realtor in Sarasota, this is why I do not hesitate to recommend Chris. Chris is knowledgeable about the Sarasota real estate market and is professional, hardworking, trustworthy and reliable. And he has that special ability to connect with people and really listen to their needs. I consider this one of the most important qualities when choosing a Realtor to work with (I know this well as I am a former Sarasota Realtor). 

Whether you need a home for your family, a beachfront condo or an investment in your future, you can trust Chris Hurd to be your guide in paradise here in Sarasota FL. 

Sharon Tannenbaum
Sarasota resident of 40 years. 


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chris Hurd here in Sarasota. 

He has a very professional, respectful and trusting manner. He is very knowledgeable on what to look for in every home we walked into and I liked the fact he pointed out many advantages as well as any disadvantages that I would need to look at as the buyer. He guided me through what can be a very stressful process. Actually Chris put us all (the homeowner and me the buyer) at ease.

He is attentive and responsive to my needs and he responded promptly to my calls and texts.

I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Elizabeth Pickett Gray – Owner PH Botanicals Sarasota