Looking back on success but never resting on it.

More than 50 years after Vail’s first realtor, Rod Slifer, set up his brokerage on Bridge Street, Slifer Smith & Frampton continues to execute a luxury real estate vision that prioritizes service, local expertise and careful stewardship of this incredible valley.

SSF has grown to include a team of more than 120 brokers across 18 offices. Our brokers have an average of 20 years experience, providing clients with an unsurpassed wealth of local knowledge.

SSF has listed and sold more property than any other real estate firm in the valley and maintains the leading market share in most neighborhoods today. SSF brokers work with you on every detail — from open house to closing day — to sell your most personal asset. Our brokers are involved in the majority of transactions in the valley, which provides our clients the unique advantage of receiving the most up-to-date information on the entire market, including new listings and projects.

 

Slifer Smith & Frampton Timeline: 

 

1962 

Rod Slifer, ski instructor/Realtor, starts his one-man operation out of the lobby of the Lodge at Vail, selling properties for Vail Associates.

 

1968 

Rod Slifer opens his own brokerage, Slifer & Company, on Bridge Street. As Vail grows, so do Slifer & Company and Vail Associates Real Estate.

 

1983 

Jim Flaum, a real estate veteran and former Navy pilot, becomes vice president and managing broker of Vail Associates Real Estate.

 

1986 

Harry Frampton and Mark Smith form East West Partners, the major force of the development of Beaver Creek Resort.

 

1988 

Harry Frampton and Mark Smith open Frampton Smith Real Estate, concentrating on the newly-formed Beaver Creek market.

 

1994

The two top dueling powers of Vail Valley real estate merge, forming Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

 

Today

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate welcomes a new President and Managing Broker, John Pfeiffer, and remains a market leader in sales and technology innovation with over 115 brokers in 19 office locations in Eagle County.