Looking back on success but never resting on it.

Nearly 60 years after Vail’s first realtor, Rod Slifer, set up his brokerage on Bridge Street, SSF continues to execute a luxury real estate vision that prioritizes service, local expertise and careful stewardship of this incredible valley.

Headquartered in Avon, Colorado, SSF has grown to include a team of more than 250 brokers, 90 support staff across 31 locations spanning the the Vail Valley, the Roaring Fork Valley, and Summit County. Our brokers have an average of 20 years’ experience, providing clients with an unsurpassed wealth of local knowledge. In 2019, SSF was the No. 1 real estate firm in the Vail Valley and Summit County, with nearly 1,900 transactions totaling $2.3 billion in sales volume across all three regions.

SSF has listed and sold more property than any other real estate firm in the valley and maintains 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 across three regions, 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: 



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



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



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



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



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



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



Opened offices in Summit County, the first located at 117 S. Main Street and Keystone Resort offices. Two more offices would be opened on Main St. in Frisco and 211 S. Main St in Breckenridge in 2013.



Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate welcomes a new President and Managing Broker, John Pfeiffer.



SSF grows again with the acquisition of Palladium Properties, a boutique and independent luxury property brokerage firm based in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. Palladium Properties founder, Krista Klees, joins Slifer Smith & Frampton as Executive Vice President and Managing Broker overseeing operations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.



Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate awarded development sales listing for the $600 million Snowmass Base Village, expanding its presence to the Roaring Fork Valley.