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Steve Chin

Senior Partner, Associate Broker, CPA, CRS


Nice to meet you, I’m Steve Chin. Before moving to Park City, I spent my childhood in Sacramento, California, and attended Cal Poly Pomona. I then went on to work as a CPA for Kenneth Leventhal Company, a top-ranked national real estate accounting firm.

Wanting to take a short winter ski break from tax season, my wife Val and I left Los Angeles in 1975. That “short” break turned into more than 40 years in Park City, where I initially worked as a bellman and a night auditor to fund our ski habits. Fortunately, I quickly founded and operated a successful property management company with my close friend, the late Bob Wells, former VP of Deer Valley.

This was the perfect launching pad for me to enter the world of real estate, which I did in 1980. I found the business incredibly rewarding and I am lucky to share my dedication and passion with our team of Park City and Deer Valley real estate agents. My associates and I have successfully marketed and represented over 20 developments within the area. We are honored to be highly respected among our peers and have a vast network of connections across the country.

First, excited you are considering a visit to Park City, formally a mining town, it is now a mecca for outdoor recreation.   It is a wonderful and exciting place to visit, live and play….an amazing melting pot of people from “everywhere”….engaging, fun, loving the outdoors and easy to get to.

A little about myself: I grew up in Sacramento, California and attended Cal Pol Pomona. Following graduation, I went to work as a CPA for the firm Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Los Angeles, a well known national real estate accounting firm. Having an opportunity to do the tax and audit work for the Park City Ski Resort Company and experience the lifestyle of the mountains versus the city life, my wife and I decided to make the move to Park City.

With my experience at Kenneth Leventhal & Company working with real estate developers, lenders, and management companies created an excellent launching pad for me to enter the real estate business.  My experience has spanned the whole gamut of involvement with developers from the planning, entitlements, site and floor planning layouts, design, pro forma projections, costing, marketing and sales.  From the individual representation of Buyers and Sellers, it has been most rewarding to be on the advisory side of evaluating market trends, valuations, exit strategy, cost of ownership, creating added value, rent versus buy, tax ramifications of owning primary/vacation home, taxes (property, sales, income), availability of health care, education/schools, community engagement, traffic, safety, government and most importantly is meeting one’s family goals and having a wonderful experience in the process.

Aside from my involvement with Chin, McQuoid, Fleming Harris in real estate…. My wife Val and I raised 2 terrific boys in Park City. Our oldest son, Josh,  currently lives in Seoul Korea.  He previously lived in Beijing for over 15 years working as a journalist with the Wall Street Journal. He is currently the deputy bureau chief for China for WSJ.   Cameron, our younger son, has been working with me in our real estate business for the past five years, lucky me, he has bought such new outstanding skills to the business for our team.   Previously he was a ski coach and ultimately became an Olympic coach for the Russian women’s alpine ski team and took them to Sochi.  Cameron has two wonderful boys, great having them so close to us.

Val and I have been very active in numerous community organizations in town:  schools, Rotary, National Ability Center, Natural History Museum, Mtn. Trails, Nuzzles, Cystic Fibrosis.  In our free time, we enjoy being co-owners of Parallel Napa Valley, a boutique winery in Napa (   We are so fortunate to have a well-known winemaker in Phillipe Melka. Fun fact: the name Parallel comes from our love of skiing and living in Park City.  We even have a reserve wine named yearly after a black diamond ski runs throughout the world.

I look forward to sharing more with you about our town and what is has to offer.  We are known for our winter skiing; however, we always say:

“Come for the Winter, but live for the Summer”, four wonderful season living!

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Steve Chin is an amazing professional real estate agent! He was so helpful sending us housing information, activities we would enjoy with our family and friends and tourist attractions. He was extremely generous with his time, responded quickly to all my questions. We’ve kept in contact with Steve as we…

— Leslie Morgan | Read More

Steve Chin of Chin, Fleming, McQuoid and Harris was the most fantastic real estate agent! We made two trips from LA to Park City to find a dream vacation home and he lined up outstanding options in the most efficient way (up to 6 per day). He is a legend…

— Sarah Schuler | Read More

My wife and I recently offered our vacation home of over forty years in Park City, Utah for sale.  We knew many very qualified Realtors in the area, and the decision to select one individual or team was challenging.  Never the less, after much discussion and review, we selected Steve Chin’s team…

— Rod & Nancy Daley | Read More

It is rare that my wife and I use the word exceptional when describing any kind of service experience. However, it is the only word that comes to mind when describing our time with Steve and Cameron Chin related to the selling of our home in Park City.The team’s engagement,…

— Kim and Judy McClelland | Read More

After several conversations with Steve, I knew he was our man. His expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Park City market were exactly what we needed.

— Duane & Jessica Erickson | Read More

They are the ultimate powerhouse! I would use CMFH again for sure, and the reason is because I’ve had unbelievable results with them.

— Luc Robitaille, LA Kings President | Read More

One of the most significant benefits of Steve’s team was their local connection with third-party service providers such as the title company, home inspectors, and others. All members of our “transaction team” had a long professional history with Steve, which assured us a successful and smooth closing.

— Jeff & Diane Osborn | Read More

Steve and his staff assisted with all the inspections, reports, repairs and paperwork, allowing us to negotiate and sign the deal from our home in California.  Once we were in, Steve and his team made it their responsibility to assist us with every aspect of moving into an area that was new to us.

— Bill & Lisa Mathies | Read More