LOCAL COMPANY, GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
As the No. 1 real estate company in the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate (SSF) has been a pillar of these communities for nearly 60 years. Most recently, SSF expanded their reach to Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. SSF’s reach in the Colorado mountains includes 250 brokers and more than 100 team members supporting them including support staff, licensed assistants, branch brokers, marketing and online media specialists, technical support staff, and in-house closing experts.
SSF was named Best Place to Work by Vail Valley Partnership in 2019. Through SSF’s affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International & Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the all-new Forbes Global Properties, the firm is able to be locally based while having a global reach, which ultimately enables SSF to be a highly competitive option for buyers and seller in the resort and mountain real estate market. SSF has 33 offices located throughout Denver, Vail Valley, Summit County and the Roaring Fork Valley areas of Colorado.
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
Who we are
Forbes Global Properties™ is the exclusive worldwide real estate partner of Forbes, one of the world’s most trusted media brands. Established in 2020, we’re an exclusive consortium of top-tier real estate firms representing many of the world’s finest homes for sale. Membership in our network is reserved for the most distinguished brokerages in select cities and second-home destinations.
Spearheaded by Jeff Hyland, co-founder and president of Hilton & Hyland, and Bonnie Stone Sellers, an accomplished industry veteran, Forbes Global Properties is owned and run by brokerages, with a Forbes ownership stake creating an interest in our success.
What we do
Leveraging Forbes’ worldwide reach and audience of more than 100 million monthly visitors, we introduce discerning buyers, sellers, and real estate aficionados to a curated collection of coveted properties and the experts that represent them.
Reserved for luxury properties in excess of USD$2 million, our marketing platform helps agents to engage, inform, and inspire an increasingly global audience of luxury buyers and sellers. Homes are presented within the context of timely market data and top-tier editorial to ensure purchasers are equipped to make informed decisions.
Faun grew up in the Denver area and has an undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Denver (DU). Faun has extensive experience in public relations. She started her career with Hill and Knowlton in Los Angeles and worked with some of the nation’s most visible luxury goods accounts including Patek Philippe, Stolichnaya Vodka, Haagen Dazs, and the Bermuda Department of Tourism. After leaving the public relations field and receiving her Masters Degree in Finance, Faun worked in investor relations. Through that experience she developed a keen set of skills working with professionals on Wall Street and publications such as the Wall Street Journal. Faun is a product of the outstanding Cherry Creek School District and has many years of first-hand knowledge of some of Denver’s most elite residential property. She is one of the top producing Realtors focusing on Distinctive Properties in Denver, West Denver and the Foothills.
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William is a graduate of Iowa State University (ISU) with a degree in marketing and advertising. He served in various corporate and agency positions including Vice President and Creative Director for Denver’s top advertising firm, Director of Marketing and Advertising for some of Denver’s top companies receiving many awards for his work in this field, including the highest award from the Television Bureau of Advertising. William has also owns and operates his own advertising, marketing & creative company with many notable clients including Coors, Denver Water and Big O Tires. William utilized his marketing skills to become one of the top producing luxury Realtors focusing on distinctive properties in Denver, West Denver and the Foothills. Art, advertising, digital, writing & design. For William real estate marketing overlaps with and encompasses many areas of his passion and marketing experience. Some of Colorado’s most visible celebrities, athletes and their families have trusted their luxury home marketing to William his company. A decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force, with overseas service, William is the recipient of the prestigious Commendation Medal for meritorious service. The award is granted for prolonged acts of heroism or meritorious service.
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Faun’s impressive resume and qualifications led us to select her as our selling agent and we are happy to report that she exceeded our expectations by successfully negotiating the sale of our home. The house was a very extensively modified historic structure with very non-standard layout and features making it a unique selling challenge. Faun accepted the challenge enthusiastically and made practical suggestions to enhance the attractiveness of the home to a targeted market. We followed her suggestions and realized a better return on our investment than we thought possible. The buyer’s agent created some difficult situations and challenges that were well beyond our expertise and Faun guided us through them with a tenacity, flexibility and dedication that only a person of her unique talents and abilities could provide. We highly recommend her thoughtful, targeted approach to selling. On a more personal note, Faun took the time to get to know us and fully understand our situation and expectations and worked very hard to help us achieve our goal. In the process, she made two loyal friends. If you are looking to sell or buy a home – hire this woman! You won’t regret it.
An educated agent is a must! Faun proved this assertion to us in April 2013 when she sold our house at a very agreeable price with fewer concessions to the buyers than we were expecting. I can’t express how pleased we were to list our house on a Tuesday night and have a full price offer in hand by Sunday (and we thought we were priced aggressively, I might add). Here’s the key: do what she tells you to do with the property! If Faun wants you to take down a painting, take it down. We put some elbow grease into the house before we listed and we staged it to her specifications. You can’t argue with a full price offer inside a week and a 30 day clean close. She’d be our real estate professional for life if she’d just get her North Carolina license!
Faun put a lot of time, energy and expense into selling our townhouse, and when she sold it, it was during the bottom of the housing recession in Denver. We couldn’t have picked a worse time to put our home up for sale. Faun put the best face possible on our property. She brought in a film crew to take both still photos and create a movie presentation. The brochures were slick and high-quality. When our brochure holder was empty, Faun made sure it was filled back up. The webpage she set up for us was top-notch. While it did take almost eight months to sell our property (which, considering the market and all the foreclosures/short sales in our neighborhood that were harming us), Faun did about as great a job as possible. She stood by us the whole time and provided great advice, including recommending that we pass on the first offer, proving she was more interested in doing what was right by her customer than making an easy commission. If you’ve read this far and you think I’ve suggested Faun is not nice, you’d be mistaken. She just doesn’t do business from the standpoint of wanting to be your buddy and tell you what you want to hear. She does it as a serious businesswoman, she tells you what you need to hear. I’d absolutely hire her again if we found ourselves back in Denver looking to buy or sell a home.