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 – Summit County is comprised of over 40 brokers in 4 offices, operating as an integral part of the community’s growth with the same passion for Summit County 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.


Opened two of our current offices in Summit County, located at 117 S. Main Street and Keystone Resort offices.


Opened Slifer Smith & Frampton – Summit County’s two newest offices, located on the north end of Main Street in Breckenridge and on Summit Boulevard in Frisco.


Slifer Smith & Frampton remains a market leader in sales and technological innovations with over 40 brokers in 4 locations in Summit County.