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 the 5th Top Producer in 2015 with nearly $34 million in sales and the #1 Top Producer for Beaver Creek. Steve has consistently been in the top 10 or top 20 brokers at Slifer, Smith & Frampton for 15 of the past 19 years. Ranked #39 among 20,000 Colorado realtors, Steve was acknowledged by REAL Trends as one of the Best Real Estate Agents in America in 2013. In the past 10 years he has participated in over 950 transactions. With over 38 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 grandsons, Mason and Otto.

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Both Steve Cardinale and his assistant Lea Zugschwerdt were a delight to work with. They were a help in deciding which unit (interval ownership) to buy, took pictures showing location and views and had provided a good indication as to the current market and prices. The entire experience was seamless and went off without a problem. I would highly recommend Steve, Lea and the firm to any friends.

— Scott McFadden

Working with Steve Cardinale and his team is a seamless, pleasant experience. The decision to buy is a significant one, and Steve has continuously taken the time to help us find the right place. He understands individual buyers' needs, and does the research to make each search worthwhile. We think this third purchase in the Beaver Creek area is our last; but if we are ever in the market again, we would definitely want to work with Steve and his team.

— Maureen and Barry S

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