For 39 years, Kathy Cole has been one of the Vail Valley's Top Real Estate Brokers, having been a Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker for 38 of those years. Her drive and ambition to help Buyers and Sellers achieve their optimum outcome has become renowned within her circle of friends, peers and clients. She places an emphasis on detail and getting the job done in the most effective and professional manner possible. As well, her many years in Real Estate has made her one of the most knowledgeable Brokers in all aspects of Buying and Selling property, in all price ranges, within the Vail Valley. As such, Kathy continues to be among the Top 3% of Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide.

    Kathy has been involved in all areas of Real Estate since first obtaining her license in 1982. She has earned top awards within the Coldwell Banker Corporation Worldwide; having received the "International President's Premier (Top 1%) Award", "International President's Elite (Top 2%) Award" and the "International President's Circle (Top 5%) Award" various times throughout her career. As well, as recently as 2014, she was the #3 Individual Broker Associate for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Colorado. She was a Broker Owner, and Managing Broker, for Coldwell Banker Timberline Real Estate in the Vail Valley; and, currently, is a Broker Associate for Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, Vail.

    Kathy has been actively involved in both local, regional and national Real Estate, having been a Past President of the Vail Board of Realtors and named "Realtor of the Year" by that same Board. She has been active on various committees within the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She was a Senior Faculty Member for the Colorado Association of Realtors for 22 years as well as having been instrumental in helping to develop the "Resort Committee and Resort Designation" within NAR.

    Kathy has been actively involved in both local, regional and national Real Estate, having been a Past President of the Vail Board of Realtors and named "Realtor of the Year" by that same Board. She has been active on various committees within the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She was a Senior Faculty Member for the Colorado Association of Realtors for 22 years. She was also involved in helping to create the "Resort Committee and Resort Designation" within NAR.

    Most real estate agents work alone, performing the dozens of tasks required to complete a transaction. However, Kathy has adopted a Team concept, being the Team Leader of The Vail Real Estate Team. The additional members on her Team help provide complete coverage of all aspects of a transaction, leading to an "Exceptional Real Estate Experience".

    Kathy contributes her unparalleled success to her diligence in working hard for her clients; keeping them informed, from the beginning to the culmination of their transaction.

    Broker Associate/Team Leader - The Vail Real Estate Team

    "International President's Premier" Award Winner - Top 1% of Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide, 2014
    "International President's Elite" Award Winner - Top 2% of Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide, 1998, 2012 & 2020
    "International President's Circle" Award Winner - Top 5% of Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide, 2015 thru 2019
    #3 Individual Broker Associate in 2014, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Colorado
    #10 Partnership in 2015, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Colorado
    Coldwell Banker International President's Circle Partnership Award Winners 2015
    Vail Board of Realtors' "Realtor of the Year" 1993
    Colorado Association of Realtors' Mountain District Distinguished Service Award Winner 2000

    My Client Testimonials

    7/17/22 (Seller) "Never have I felt more compelled to write a review. Recently we sold a second home in the Eagle Valley Colorado. We choose Realtor Kathy Cole with Coldwell banker Mountain Properties to handle our listing. As an out of state home owner it would have been difficult selling a home. (WE THOUGHT). Finding Kathy Cole was the best choice we could have ever made. From the start of the process, Kathy was the most Diligent individual I have ever worked with, and I have worked with many. She arranged service personal as needed, staged home for open house mailings, brochures, and every detail through to closing. If you are in the market to either buy or sell a home, I would strongly recommend you reach out to Kathy Cole Coldwell Banker Mountain properties. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!”
    3/29/22 (Both) "What can I even say about Kathy! She's been my guide and resource for seven transactions in the Vail Valley. When we started thinking about moving from Denver, she helped us find the perfect condo in Eagle-Vail. And when we wanted to expand our short-term rentals, she helped us win a great condo in West Vail. When I wanted to move up part time, she helped me locate an amazing unit in East Vail. And when I wanted to relocate permanently, she helped me win a competitive battle on a great home in Edwards. And finally - and most importantly - she helped me sell off all those condos and earn an amazing return. As a buyer's agent, Kathy's knowledge of the valley will help you find the ideal spot for your needs. She's honest, helpful and steers you with an eye toward resale - if you shouldn't consider a place, she'll tell you that up front. If you're missing an area in your search, she'll make sure you know its advantages. And when it comes time to writing an offer, Kathy's prompt, detailed and communicative, giving you the best chance to win in what's become a brutal buyer's market. As a seller's agent, Kathy's developed a process and reputation to find the top offer for your home. She's meticulous in her staging, a wordsmith in crafting her listings, and her network of buyers and agents in the valley as well as her experience in marketing over the years ensures your open house will be packed. Across the three units I sold, Kathy generated more than 38 offers, the vast majority of which were well over list. Her ability to drive buyers to our listings got us under contract at a price that we couldn't have imagined. That's testament to her hard work and experience. Unlike other agents in the valley, when you decide to use Kathy as your agent, you're actually getting Kathy. She never farms you out to anyone else, and she's always there to answer your questions or keep you apprised of the process. I truly don't know anyone that works harder. I rarely spend the time to write recommendations like this, but I can't imagine working with anyone else on real estate in the Vail Valley. I don't think I'd be living up here if it weren't for her help, support and work over the years. If you're looking for an agent to dip your toe into mountain life, she'll help you get settled. Or, if you're looking to move on, Kathy will ensure the absolute top dollar for your listing."
    3/31/22 (Both) "Kathy is an absolute delight to work with. She was extremely helpful in the sale of our condo in East Vail. The property was beautifully staged and photographed by Kathy and her team. Her advice on pricing generated lots of interest with multiple offers. Our property sold the first weekend it was listed and we were very satisfied with the results. Kathy is very prompt when responding to questions and kept us updated throughout the sale. She is definitely an expert in her field and we were very happy to have her as our agent. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Kathy Cole."
    3/24/22 (Buyers) “We greatly enjoyed working with Kathy to find and purchase our second home in Vail. She listened and paid great attention to showing us properties that fit our needs and expertly guided us through the process.”
    3/14/22 (Buyers) “Kathy Cole is at the top of her game!”
    4/6/21 (Sellers) "When we started to try to find a realtor and Kathy called me right back from vacation I felt we were off to a great start. She was always available and very responsive. The other thing that really made us feel good is how Kathy treated us. Our condo was a small condo and in East Vail. She never made us feel that we were not her top priority."
    11/30/20 (Sellers) Kathy both helped us buy and sell properties. Weve had lots of experience in real estate for many many years. Working with Kathy is by far the very best experience and best real estate agent weve worked with. She goes well over and above the call of duties - as an agent she becomes your friend and resource to all contractors, contacts and information needed before, during and well after the transactions. She is knowledge and on top of it. She knew we wanted to buy in a certain community and when the listing came up we were contacted first and got what we wanted in a very competitive situation. Likewise when we sold there was a bidding war due to her expert marketing of our property.
    3/1/20 (Sellers) Kathy Cole and her team did a marvelous job in selling our property. Her energy and dynamism is second to none. She priced our home fairly, created an amazing marketing program and accomplished a firm contract in what seemed a matter of days. I would highly recommend Kathy and her team should you desire to sell or buy in the Vail Valley.
    1/23/20 (Buyers) We worked with Kathy Cole to purchase a home in Vail. What a great experience with a wonderful realtor and woman. We greatly benefited from her knowledge of the area and appreciated that she took the time to get to know us, our preferences and what we were looking for. Throughout the process Kathy was always available and responsive to our questions and concerns. She has continued to share resources and her expertise which has been a huge benefit working with her and her great team. I have already referred her to a friend and will continue to do so.
    12/9/19 (Buyers) Kathy came to us as a referral as we were not familiar with the area we were moving to. She was a stranger that quickly became a valued connection. She shared her vast knowledge of the area as we drove from house to house. She was very detail oriented when it came to paperwork, connecting with affiliated parties, and even final walk through. Kathy and her team were fantastic the whole way through, I highly recommend them!
    11/13/19 (Seller) Kathy Cole is one of the best real estate agents in the Vail Valley. When I wanted to list my home she jumped right in, took the reins and sold it in a month for my asking price! Kathy is a full-service realtor including watering my plants and flowers while I went on a trip. I would recommend Kathy Cole to all my friends because she really knows the real estate business in the Vail valley.
    8/5/19 (Sellers) Kathy did a fabulous job of staging and marketing our house. Every detail was just right. She also did an excellent job of picking a price point that generated a lot of interest right of the bat. This was important to us because we had already signed a contract on a new home and we did not have a lot of time to test the market. The deal Kathy negotiated on the timing of the sale of our current home and the purchase of the new home could not have been better. We closed the end of July on our current house, the first week in August at the new house and we lived rent free in the current house for the month of August which made moving very easy. Things I really appreciated about Kathy were: 1.She was very responsive to concerns and questions, usually returning calls within a few minutes. 2. She was very good about keeping track and reminding us of what needed to be done and when. 3. She was a hard worker always keeping her commitments even when she had to work long hours to do it.
    7/3/19 (Seller) Kathy and her team were wonderful to deal with. Kathy is compassionate, diligent, knowledgeable, organized and proactive. She helped me sell my late father's condo. I am out of the state and needed someone I could trust. It was effortless to work with her and she kept me updated at every step of the way. Highly recommend!!
    4/17/19 (Sellers) Kathy and her team did an amazing job. They took on the challenges presented to them with respect to existing rental agreements and helped us find needed resources to address issues discovered through the selling process. This was especially important due to us being out of state. Thanks for everything you and your team did to keep things moving ahead.
    4/16/19 (Seller) We had a very good experience working with Kathy Cole. She knows the market in Vail and has an energy and drive that makes things happen. She was always prompt in keeping us appraised on what was taking place related to our property. We would definitely recommend her services.
    12/29/19 (Buyer) Kathy Cole was Amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable about the local market, the process of buying a condo and was lovely to work with. She made this process super easy and since it was my first time buying a home, I also felt very comfortable and safe with her showing me the way. She did a very thorough research to find out as much information as possible about the condo. She was always in touch and very quick with answering questions and making sure all the deadlines proceeded according to plan. She gave great advice during the negotiations and helped to get me the best possible deals. Her and her associate helped take care of all the key paperwork and communicated well with the seller realtor. I would highly highly recommend her to anyone looking for a place in the Vail valley."
    12/10/18 (Seller) Kathy Cole and her assistant Heather Erickson are true professionals. Kathy gets the job done and when not there, Heather pitches in to make sure whatever needs to be accomplished is done. They give wonderful customer service in an efficient manner and keep communication open and immediate. I could not have been more pleased with the selling of my condo at full price in approximately ONE day!
    11/9/18 (Seller) I have known Kathy Cole for over 30 years, having met her when we began skiing in Vail in 1985. Kathy showed us condo properties then, and kept in touch annually, then in 2002 we trusted Kathy to find us a mountain condo that we could purchase. After owning property in Beaver Creek for 16 years we decided to sell, and Kathy is outstanding in all areas of Colorado vacation home real estate...buying and selling!! We also own second homes in the eastern US, and would absolutely recommend Kathy Cole!!
    10/22/18 (Buyer) Kathy did an excellent job arranging the purchase of my condo in Vail. I was an out of town buyer familiar with Vail and this building. Her staff was very attentive and helpful arranging inspections, repairs and keeping to the timeline. Well done!
    10/10/18 (Sellers) We interviewed several real estate agents and selected Kathy Cole because of her impressive market knowledge, excellent reputation and aggressive approach to sales. We were NOT disappointed! We sold our condo in about one month for nearly listed price. We could not be happier with Kathy's performance. We would highly recommend her to any buyer or seller.
    9/28/18 (Sellers) Kathy and her Assistant, Heather, were extremely professional, knowledgeable and thorough with the marketing and sale of our property at Lion Square Lodge. Kathy knows the Vail Valley quite well having been in it for 30 plus years. She knew where to advertise, how to advertise and had a 6th sense about what it would take for the sale. We chose her because she added a personal hometown touch vs just another Listing approach. Both myself and my wife recommend her highly. It took only 28 days to sell our property.
    9/1/18 (Sellers) Kathy went the extra mile in every part of the process, attentive, always easy to relate to and a sunny disposition. She stood out from other listing brokers, convincing us getting the listing was important to her. Her pricing advice was flawless, we had an offer in much less than we expected. Kathy negotiated well and made the process painless. Finally, her post sale support, and that of her team, was amazing, attending to the details of moving out. Kathy really provides an advantage.
    8/5/18 (Seller) Kathy Cole did a wonderful job in getting our house sold quickly. Her expert local knowledge, professionalism, and responsiveness were outstanding. I would recommend Kathy Cole to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home in the Vail Valley.
    4/10/18 (Buyers) Kathy was fantastic helping us find a second home/income property. We had always vacationed in Vail Valley, but were unfamiliar with the Real Estate situation when we wanted to find an income property to generate short term rentals. Kathy gave us a great initial understanding of the areas to look and quickly narrowed down a few locations based on our requirements. It was a quick 2-3 months, and we were under contract with the perfect property for us in a location we didn't imagine we'd find in our price range. Kathy was extremely accessible through the process and very pleasant along the way.
    1/17/18 (Seller) Kathy was recommended to us by a close friend who used the Cole Team to purchase and then eight years later sell a condominium in Vail. Kathy knows and has a deep understanding of the Vail real estate market. She is responsive, easy to work with and has the buyer's best interests front and center.
    10/5/17 (Seller) Kathy, Heather & the Cole Luxury Team are just the best - we couldn't be happier with their services and they are an absolute pleasure to work with! They have an amazing attention to detail - and did not leave any stone un-turned! They are very proactive, and place a high value on communication. They respond to messages promptly, and kept us updated every step of the way - which was very critical, as we were out of state. Kathy was also a wonderful intermediary throughout the sale process - with contractors and the homeowners' association. They have the resources to help with anything we needed, and as a result, everything went smoothly - from the initial meeting, to the staging & photos, to handling all the details that must be handled during this process, to the final closing. Kathy absolutely knows the market, the process, and sincerely has her clients' best interest at heart. We have not ever experienced this level of service from any other realtor - they truly go the extra mile for their clients!
    9/1/17 (Seller) Kathy went the extra mile in every part of the process, attentive, always easy to relate to and a sunny disposition. She stood out from other listing brokers, convincing us getting the listing was important to her. Her pricing advice was flawless, we had an offer in much less than we expected. Kathy negotiated well and made the process painless. Finally, her post sale support, and that of her team, was amazing, attending to the details of moving out. Kathy really provides an advantage.
    8/22/17 (Seller) Kathy has been more than a realtor, she has been a friend. She helped me to purchase and sell two homes at two different stages in my life. I would highly recommend her and her team. They are outstanding. While I deeply sorry to be leaving the Vail Valley, I couldn't have done it with a more thorough, responsive, outstanding professional team. You will be missed!
    11/18/16 (Buyer) Extremely diligent. She previewed 80+ units and schedule 34 for site visit on a day and half tour. Did nice assist on a 14 day close. Highly recommend.
    7/25/16 (Seller) Very simply, Kathy Cole was the best real estate agent I've had sell a property for me. She was prompt, proactive, and extremely organized. It was a pleasure dealing with her. I unconditionally recommend her to anyone who wants to sell a property in the Vail Valley.
    6/16/16 (Seller) Kathy helped us sell our investment property in Vail. She made the selling process easy - a plus when you aren't local. She's one of the leading realtors in the Vail market.
    4/14/16 (Seller) Kathy is on it. She knows the market and really understands the Vail Valley buyer. Very helpful with vendors, processing, closing, etc. Would use her again for sure.
    9/26/15 (Buyer) Kathy was the seller's agent on a Simba Run Condo in Vail, Colorado that we purchased. She was prompt and efficient in all of our dealings. She showed us this condo as well as another one in the same complex. Kathy sells many units in Simba Run, and she was quite knowledgable in regards to both the specific unit and the overall property.
    9/26/15 (Seller) Kathy did a great job selling our home in the Vail Valley. We were under contract in a very short period of time when other like homes, at the time, were taking much longer. The Cole Team was very professional, providing us frequent updates, which of course was important as we were making our future plans. Significant efforts were made in marketing our house, which made all the difference in selling our home quickly. We highly recommend Kathy Cole and her team for your real estate needs in the Vail Valley. They will get it done!
    8/27/15 (Seller) Kathy did an incredible job in helping me sell my house in Colorado. I currently live in California and would have never been able to do the things she was able to help with. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell because she is consistently responsive and in timely fashion.
    8/11/15 (Seller) After watching her stay abreast of the ever-changing Vail Valley real estate market over a 30+ year period, we knew Kathy had the professionalism and the expertise needed to sell our home. What we didn't know was how incredibly in-depth she (and her team) would be throughout the entire listing and sales process. As absentee owners at the time of the listing, we were assured that we would be given "concierge" service and that Kathy and her team would take care of >everything<. True to form for the Cole Luxury Team, this was indeed the case. Such service not only instilled a great >Peace of mind< within us.... but also set us up for a successful sale. If you want to sell your home these are the professionals who can make it happen!!!
    2/13/15 (Seller) Very Professional, knowledgeable as to how to sell real estate, work with clients , potential buyers, realtors, management companies, etc.. Takes care of all aspects of real estate sale. Would say that she is the best realtor we've had in selling over 8 properties in the past 22 years.
    4/3/14 (Buyer) We bought our unit through Kathy 25 years ago. When we got ready to sell it we got back in touch with her Through her expertise and recommendations we had some minor upgrades done and added 100k to the sales price. Kathy Cole is truly an expert in her field.
    3/4/14 (Seller) Kathy was recommended to me as being skilled handling high value real estate. We listed the property with her and her attention to the details of the listing lead to an offer within a month. Kathy is the "real deal". Would and will use her again.
    9/21/12 (Seller) Kathy sold our condo in Vail. She has outstanding knowledge of the market, is very responsive and keeps you informed throughout the process. She also does an excellent job of marketing the property, using all the latest tools on the internet and local media. I recommend her highly!!
    9/21/12 (Buyer & Seller) We have purchased and sold 3 properties with Kathy Cole. We are currently looking for our 4th. She has watched our family grow and mature. This has been a challenging process and we appreciate Kathy's guidance.
    9/20/12 (Potential Buyer) One of the hardest working real Estate Agents in the Vail Valley. Extremely knowledgeable about the area and very specific about details.
    9/19/12 (Seller) Kathy is very hard working and professional. Her concern for what is best for us is apparent as she councils us about all real estate issues.

    My Experience

    • Joined Coldwell Banker Timberline Real Estate, Inc. as Sales Associate in 1983
    • Became a Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker Timberline Real Estate, Inc. in 1986
    • Became a Broker Associate/Owner of Coldwell Banker Timberline Real Estate, Inc. in 1993
    • Vail Board of Realtor's President 1995-1996
    • Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Timberline Real Estate, Inc. 2004-2011
    • Broker Associate & Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties 2011-2012
    • Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties 2012-2014
    • Broker Associate & Employing Broker of Coldwell Banker Devonshire 2014-2016
    • Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties 2016-June 2019
    • Broker Manager with Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties 92019-Present
    • Vail Board of Realtors' President 1995-1996
    • Vail Board of Realtors' Western Mountain Resort Alliance (WMRA) Trustee 1997-2014
    • Colorado Association of Realtors' International Committee Vice-Chairperson 2000-2002
    • Colorado Association of Realtors' Director 1994-1997 & 1998-1999
    • Colorado Association of Realtors' Mountain District Vice-President 1997-1998 & 1999-2000
    • National Association of Realtors' 2008 Chairperson for the Resort and Second Home Forum

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Colorado Real Estate License 1982
    • Colorado Broker's License 1986
    • Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) Designation 1987
    • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation 1989
    • Leadership Training Graduate (LTG) Designation 1991
    • Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialist Designation 1996
    • Coldwell Banker Resort Property Specialist Designation 1998
    • Transnational Referral Certification (TRC) 2004
    • Resort and Second Home Property Specialist Certification (RSPS) 2007
    • e-PRO Certification (e-PRO) 2008
    • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) 2013
    • Smart Home Technology Certification 2017
    • Vail Pro Designation 2017
    • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) Designation 2019
    • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Million Dollar Guild Recognition 2019
    • Coldwell Banker Systems Orientation Panel Member 1995
    • National Association of Realtors' Resort and Second Home Committee Member 2004-2011
    • Colorado Association of Realtors' Senior Faculty Member 1990-2012
    • National Association of Realtor's Presidential Advisory Group Member for Resort Real Estate at two PAG meetings in 2002
    • Vail Board of REALTORS Member
    • Colorado Association of REALTORS Member
    • National Association of REALTORS Member
    • Woman's Council of REALTORS Member
    • The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Member
    • Featured in "Top Agent Magazine", February 2011 Issue
    • Top Ranked Real Estate Agents in Colorado Award, 2015

    My Community Involvement

    • Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival Guild Member 1999-2005
    • Horse Mountain Ranch Metropolitan District Trustee 2001-Present
    • Horse Mountain Ranch Metropolitan District Secretary/Treasurer 2001-Present
    • Horse Mountain Estates Homeowners Association Director 2001-2004, 2012-Present
    • Horse Mountain Estates Homeowners Design Review Board Member 2001-2009, 2016-Present
    • Danvid Townhouses West Homeowners Association Treasurer 2001-Present

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