Catherine Jones Coburn was named #1 Top Producer in the Vail Valley and #2 in the entire state of Colorado for 2017 - over $143 Million in Sales. Seventh Consecutive Year as being The Vail Valley’s Top Producer and all of Slifer Smith & Frampton.
Cathy Jones Coburn never planned on a real estate career, yet today she is the quintessential Vail Valley real estate professional. During her 38 years selling luxury mountain resort properties, she has consistently remained one of the nation’s top producers. She was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as the 5th top producing realtor in the nation for 2007 with $201,041,550 in sales. She was also inducted in the fall of 2008 to the exclusive and prestigious Luxury Real Estate 'Billionaires’ Club', of which there are only a few other select real estate agents in the country with this affiliation. One of her favorite accolades is being named ‘One of Colorado’s 25 Most Powerful Sales People’ by Colorado Biz Magazine in their January 2009 issue. Cathy was featured in the article but also appeared on the cover. She continues to thrive, in the most challenging of real estate markets. Cathy’s sales in 2017 exceeded $143 million making her the #1 Top Producer for the entire Vail Valley and all of Slifer Smith & Frampton for the seventh year in a row. She was also named the #2 broker in the entire state of Colorado by Wall Street Journal Real Trends 2017. This is an amazing accomplishment in a highly competitive real estate market. Slifer Smith & Frampton is the largest and most successful real estate brokerage in Eagle County.
Cathy started her life in the mountains in 1974, where she headed to Copper Mountain Resort, and soon secured a marketing position working alongside such future Vail Resorts’ execs as Andy Daly and Kent Myers. Marketing and sales agreed with her. By the late 1970’s, she was managing Colorado’s Front Range marketing office for Keystone Resort, with responsibilities ranging from advertising for all Front Range television and radio to the overall marketing of the resort.
Cathy is originally from New Jersey, where she was raised on a dairy farm. In 1980, she joined Keystone Real Estate in Keystone Resort and quickly became the company’s top producer. In 1986, Cathy moved to Beaver Creek Resort and began selling with Vail Associates Real Estate, then with Slifer Smith & Frampton, and stayed on after the 1994 merger of the two. Following the merger, Cathy was appointed Branch Broker of SSF’s Park Hyatt Office. During her four years in that position, she was one of SSF’s top realtors and the listing broker for major Beaver Creek developments.
In 1998, Cathy relocated to SSF’s Bachelor Gulch office, where she became the listing broker for Bear Paw, Settler’s Lodge, Firelight and the Horizon Pass Townhomes. These properties represent a major portion of Bachelor Gulch Village’s multi-family developments, a total of 90 residences. Since moving to the Bachelor Gulch Sales office (located in The Ritz-Carlton® Hotel), Cathy has the distinction of being the Bachelor Gulch office’s top producer for 17 years. She is also the Branch Broker of the Bachelor Gulch office. Her sales record of a cumulative total of more than $2.5 billion (over $1.6 billion in just the past 13 years), without her previous 26 years of sales noted, makes Cathy the #1 agent in the entire Vail Valley as well as one of the top agents in the entire country.
Cathy is known for high-end residential listings and sales and was the listing and selling agent for many of the highest priced homes ever sold in the history of Beaver Creek Resort, Bachelor Gulch Village, and Vail. In 2017, Cathy dominated the market with $82 million in sales in Bachelor Gulch alone; almost double that of any entire real estate company in the Eagle County. She currently has one of the highest priced luxury residential listings in the entire Vail Valley at $34M, in addition to many other luxury homes throughout the Valley. Her sales continue to thrive, which Cathy attributes to working harder and smarter in a tough market and being very knowledgeable about the local market and inventory. Cathy specializes in not only the high-end luxury market but is equally as proficient in condominium sales having been the original listing agent for East West Partners and many of their projects. She now handles the listings and sales of many of these re-sale properties.
Cathy lives with her husband, Russ, at their residence at the Horizon Pass Townhomes in gorgeous Bachelor Gulch Village. Her outside interests include traveling, golf with memberships at Frost Creek and Seven Canyons in Sedona, AZ, gardening and flying in their own plane for quick get-always as well as skiing if the weather is nice. Her main enjoyment, other than the activities with Russ and her daughter Lindsay, is the opportunity to sell real estate in the best place in the world, meet wonderful people and have friends from all walks of life.
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