Donna Caynoski (Can-now-ski) has had the pleasure of living in the Vail Valley for the last 32 years, during which time she has built a successful career out of matching discerning real estate buyers and sellers with some of the finest properties in the Vail Valley.
Before joining the Bridge Street Office of Slifer Smith and Frampton, Donna was a top broker with Sonnenalp Real Estate and was acting Vice President for that company in 2001 when she assisted with the start-up of the company. Prior to Sonnenalp Real Estate, Donna mastered the fundamentals of real estate while working closely with Ron Byrne of Ron Byrne & Associates. Her experience with RBA over the course of 13 years in the areas of development, marketing, sales and property management inevitably helped transform that company into what was then regarded as Vail’s top boutique real estate firm.
Donna’s formidable skill set, combined with her creative approach to customer service and “getting the job done” allowed her to create a niche and reputation in the Vail real estate market that can only be matched by a handful of brokers. She has exemplified the level of service expected by her high-end clientele by assuring each client that their property is in the forefront of the market with full-page ads in the newspaper and luxury magazines, morning show spots, open houses, and comprehensive direct mailings. Her education in design also allows her to offer valuable services in prepping and staging homes to bring to market.
In 2017, Donna accomplished the sale of a Vail Village home that represented the highest residential sale in Vail's history, 107 Rockledge Road for $23,000,000. Donna has obtained many record prices and prices per square foot in residential sales and she also brokered the sale of the commercial buildings that Vail Resorts purchased for the proposed Ever Vail project. She is a consistent top 10 and top 20 producer at Slifer and in Vail overall.
Instinctually, Donna knew that the Bridge Street office of Slifer Smith and Frampton was the perfect fit for her. Her style of offering “boutique type” services is backed by the most powerful real estate company in Vail. After all, the first real estate broker in Vail resides in this office - the fabulous and fun loving Rod Slifer. History has been made in this office and Donna plans on being part of Vail's continued history.
Complimenting Donna’s skillset, Licensed Assistant Emily Ferguson uses her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Strategies to help Donna with tactical photography ideas and writing strategic ad copy for Vail’s most prestigious publications. With a background in various marketing and relationship management roles in the financial services industry, Emily also translates market data to help Donna’s buyers and sellers understand the activity in their respective neighborhoods.
“If you should have an interest in receiving superior representation for your property, please give me a call. After all, you deserve it! I look forward to being of service to you.”
Donna and her husband Bill live in Edwards. Their two sons, who were born and raised in Vail, are both living in New York. Chase (25) studied Information Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology and currently works for Datto and Cole (22) obtained his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.