It was the Sixties...

With its blue skies, amazing terrain and pristine powder, it's no wonder that Rod Slifer decided to call Vail home back in 1962. He set up shop as the area’s first Realtor and the rest is history. Now Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is comprised of over 100 brokers in 19 offices, operating as an integral part of the community’s growth with the same passion for the Valley that started it all. 


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 and 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. 



Slifer Smith & Frampton remains a market leader in sales and technological innovations with over 100 brokers in 19 locations in Eagle County.