Steve Cardinale, Sr.


Originally from Peekskill, New York, Steve Cardinale came to Vail in 1976 as a school teacher. He never envisioned that in 1979 he would begin his real estate career and ultimately become one of the elite residential brokers in the Vail Valley. Out of nearly 110 Slifer, Smith & Frampton brokers, Steve ranked in the top 15 for 2014 and was chosen by his peers for the Broker's Choice Award in 2013. Steve has consistently been in the top 10 or top 20 brokers at Slifer, Smith & Frampton for 14 of the past 18 years. Ranked #39 among 20,000 Colorado realtors with over $25 million in sales for 2012, Steve was acknowledged by REAL Trends as one of the Best Real Estate Agents in America in July of 2013. In the past 10 years he has participated in over 950 transactions. With nearly 35 years of experience selling residential real estate, this certainly makes him one of the top brokers in the Vail Valley. Steve is also the Branch Broker for all Slifer, Smith and Frampton real estate offices in Beaver Creek.

Steve is well known for successfully listing and selling luxury mountain resort properties, high-end fractional ownership, and everything in between. He has been the listing broker for two residential developments in the prestigious neighborhood of Arrowhead and was also the listing broker for East West Partners at The Residences at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek offering luxury fractional ownership.

Steve resides in the Singletree community of Edwards with his wife Mo. He enjoys tennis, biking, motorcycle touring and spending time with his family, especially with his grandson Mason.

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Steve Cardinale and his assistant Lea Zugschwerdt were instrumental in assisting my family in finding a home in the Vail area that met all of our specific needs and desires. Steve consistently obtained answers to any and all questions we had and did so in a timely, thorough, and patient manner. Although it took over a year for us to locate the ideal property there was never any pressure from Steve who always had pleasant and easygoing demeanor despite the wide range of properties we explored. We look forward to working with Steve and Lea should we have future reality needs in the Vail area.

— Joyce

Thanks again for managing the sale of my St. James condo, hard to believe you and I met 20 years ago when I first purchased the unit! As expected, everything went flawlessly with the closing thanks to your insight and foresight. I will continue to refer you to friends and family who are interested in real estate here in our beautiful community. As in prior experiences, I know they'll be treated to a professional experience with utmost care and concern. Your attention to detail never goes unnoticed by those you touch. Thank you Steve.

— Lin Bercher

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