Ed Swinford

Ed Swinford - Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
Bachelor Gulch Village





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Previous to moving to Colorado, Ed was a high school teacher in his home state of Indiana. Ed moved to the Vail Valley in 1975 to be the assistant principal of the local Battle Mountain High school, then two years later became principal at Minturn Middle School. Ed began his career in real estate in Vail in the fall of 1978, prior to moving his license to Vail Associates Real Estate January 1, 1980. After only one year with V.A.R.E, he was appointed the Managing Broker for Vail Associates Real Estate. In 1982, Beaver Creek Resort opened and Ed chose to go back to full time sales and has been in Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch Village real estate offices since that time.

Among Ed's many real estate experiences, he held the position of Sales Manager for 4 different developers of eight condominium neighborhoods in Beaver Creek and was also sales manager of The Residential Suites and The Penthouses above the Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch. Ed's greatest enjoyment and successes have been with assisting individual clients in finding the vacation retreat or residential home of their dreams. He takes pride in getting to know his clients and focusing on their specific needs whether they are local residents, first time vacation buyers or new residents in the valley. Over the years many clients have become dear friends.


B.A. in Business from Ball State University; a Master’s in Education Administration from Purdue University and a Broker Associate Real Estate license in Colorado


After raising his family in the Vail Valley, Ed feels very fortunate to have made the decision to move to Colorado in 1975 and make the Vail Valley their home. Ed enjoys the outdoors and riding his horses in the beautiful Colorado landscape. He also enjoys spending as much time as possible with his daughter, son-in-law, two grandsons and  granddaughter.