Our Story

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Our Story

Over 60 years of hard-won success serving communities across Colorado.



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.


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 in the Roaring Fork Valley.


SSF is a proud founding member of Forbes Global Properties, a luxury real estate marketing platform showcasing the world’s finest homes and the stories behind them. Forbes Global Properties leverages the audience and worldwide reach of Forbes, one of the most trusted media companies for the last 100 years, to engage, inform, and delight buyers and sellers of luxury properties.


Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate restructures leadership and Chris Lankhorst is promoted to Market President of Summit County. He is one of four Market Presidents: one in the Roaring Fork Valley, one in Summit County, one in the Vail Valley and one in the Front Range. This management change brings SSF even closer to the customers and the communities it serves.


Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate acquires legendary Boulder Valley brokerage Colorado Landmark Realtors, expanding reach across the Front Range of Colorado. We also welcomed Orly Ripmaster from the Colorado Landmark team into her new position as Market President for the Front Range.

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