Catherine Jones Coburn

SSF #1 Top Producer 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 | #1 Top Producer in the Vail Valley

Catherine Jones Coburn

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Bachelor Gulch Village
130 Daybreak Ridge Road
Bachelor Gulch, CO 81620

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Catherine Jones Coburn was named #1 Top Producer at Slifer Smith & Frampton for 2016 - $113 Million in SalesSixth Consecutive Year as being The Vail Valley’s Top Producer.


Cathy Jones Coburn never planned on a real estate career, yet today she is the quintessential Vail Valley real estate professional. During her 37 years selling luxury mountain resort properties, she has consistently remained one of the nation’s top producers. She was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as the 5th top producing realtor in the nation for 2007 with $201,041,550 in sales. She was also inducted in the fall of 2008 to the exclusive and prestigious Luxury Real Estate 'Billionaires’ Club', of which there are only a few other select real estate agents in the country with this affiliation. One of her favorite accolades is being named ‘One of Colorado’s 25 Most Powerful Sales People’ by Colorado Biz Magazine in their January 2009 issue.  Cathy was featured in the article but also appeared on the Cover. She continues to thrive, in the most challenging of real estate markets.  Cathy’s sales in 2016 were at $113 million making her the #1 Top Producer for all of Slifer Smith & Frampton for the sixth year in a row.  This is an amazing accomplishment given the challenging market that has faced the real estate community in the last few years. Slifer Smith & Frampton is the largest and most successful real estate brokerage in Eagle County. 


Cathy started her life in the mountains in 1974, where she headed to Copper Mountain Resort, and soon secured a marketing position working alongside such future Vail Resorts’ execs as Andy Daly and Kent Myers. Marketing and sales agreed with her. By the late 1970’s, she was managing Colorado’s Front Range marketing office for Keystone Resort, with responsibilities ranging from advertising for all Front Range television and radio to the overall marketing of the resort.


In 1980, Cathy joined Keystone Real Estate in Keystone Resort and quickly became the company’s top producer. In 1986, she moved to Beaver Creek Resort and began selling with Vail Associates Real Estate, then with Slifer Smith & Frampton, and stayed on after the 1994 merger of the two. Following the merger, Cathy was appointed Branch Broker of SSF’s Hyatt Office. During her four years in that position, she was one of SSF’s top producers and the listing broker for major Beaver Creek developments.


In 1998, Cathy relocated to SSF’s Bachelor Gulch Office, where she became the listing broker for Bear Paw, Settler’s Lodge, Firelight and the Horizon Pass Townhomes. These properties represent a major portion of Bachelor Gulch’s multi-family developments, a total of ninety residences. Since moving to the Bachelor Gulch Sales Office (located in The Ritz-Carlton® Hotel), Cathy has the distinction of being the Bachelor Gulch office’s top producer for 16 years.  She is also the Branch Broker of the Bachelor Gulch Office.  Her sales record of a cumulative total of $1,496,000,000 (over $1 billion in just the past 12 years), without her previous 25 years of sales noted, certainly makes Cathy the #1 agent in the entire Vail Valley as well as one of the top agents in the entire country.


Cathy is known for high-end residential listings and sales and was the listing and selling agent for many of the highest priced homes ever sold in the history of Beaver Creek Resort and Bachelor Gulch Village (as well as in Vail).  In 2016, Cathy dominated the market with $60 million in sales in Bachelor Gulch alone; almost double that of any entire real estate company in the Vail Valley and currently listed the highest priced luxury home in Vail Village at $34M.  Her sales continue, which Cathy attributes to working harder and smarter in a tough market and being very knowledgeable about the current market and inventory. She has the current listings of many luxury homes throughout the Vail Valley.  Cathy specializes in not only the high-end luxury market but is equally as proficient in condominium sales having been the original listing agent for East West Partners and many of their projects.  She now handles the listing and sales of many of these re-sale properties.


Cathy lives with her husband, Russ, at their residence at the Horizon Pass Townhomes in gorgeous Bachelor Gulch Village. Her outside interests include traveling, golf with memberships at both Cordillera and Frost Creek, gardening and flying in their own plane for quick get-always as well as skiing if the weather is nice. Her main enjoyment, other than the activities with Russ and her daughter Lindsay, is the opportunity to sell real estate in the best place in the world, meet wonderful people and have friends from all walks of life.





I have known Cathy Jones for the past six years and have worked with her on five separate transactions. My involvement in real estate dates back 20 years and I have found Cathy to be extremely knowledgeable about the Vail Valley real estate market, and has very capably handled my transactions from beginning to end, making the client experience a very positive one. Her team managed the showings, valuations, provided guidance and market insights, and shepherded each purchase or sale to a thorough and very satisfactory conclusion. Cathy and her assistant have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism that I have experienced in my real estate career.

Working with Cathy Jones made the experience of buying and selling real estate a true pleasure, and I am happy to say that Cathy is not only my real estate eyes and ears in Colorado, but also my good and dear friend.

— Ofer Yardeni, managing partner and co-founder of Stonehenge Partners

We have dealt with many residential and commercial realtors during our careers and can unequivocally say that Cathy Jones Coburn stands head and shoulders above all others. Her drive, her extraordinary initiative, her follow-through, her remarkable communication skills and her integrity remain unparalleled. We always engage, consult with and recommend Cathy, without hesitation. She has never disappointed.

— Linda and Mitch Hart, Dallas, TX and Beaver Creek, CO

We want to thank you and Heather for all your efforts in helping us through the recent sale of our home. When someone is over a thousand miles away, it was comforting to know that our home was always prepared for showings and presented by you professionally and factually.

Although the home was not on the market for a very long time, your communications about each showing and the follow up feedback were always timely and truthful...and very much appreciated. Other brokers have promised your commitment to service, but you are the only realtor we have ever worked with to actually deliver.

As you know, we have purchased and sold many properties. Once we were under contract, your coordination with movers, utilities, inspectors, the title company and our property manager actually made this transaction a pleasant experience. Thank you!

— Bill Rybak, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Van Kampen Investments, Inc.

Cathy Jones Coburn handled the listing for us on two projects in Bachelor Gulch. The total sales value of these projects exceeded $40,000,000. In both cases, and at all times, Cathy performed as the consummate professional. She presented the projects in a thorough and knowledgeable manner and represents the interests of both buyer and seller fairly and professionally.

Cathy is a team player. She provides valuable feedback and insights to the project team throughout the development and is always ready, willing and able to move an issue forward when she sees that the team needs her assistance.

Cathy was a joy to work with during the 3 years of our development time. She is always cheerful and optimistic, but never loses sight of reality and never loses her totally professional attitude and approach towards the job at hand.

— Greg Finch, Senior Vice President, Dundee Realty USA

I could not recommend Cathy Jones-Coburn any more highly. I have bought and sold real estate in many parts of the country including the Vail Valley, and I have seldom if ever found a real estate professional the equal of Cathy. She is smart, knowledgeable, very responsive and stays with the process from beginning to post close. Cathy knows the properties, the comparative values, the overall market, the nuances of the developments and also has the network of support resources like legal and financing that make it almost a one stop process. Her professional values, business ethics and integrity are top notch and she is personally a delight to work with and get to know. All in all… a rare combination of attributes.

— Chuck Ellis, Former Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Time Warner Cable

As a buyer, I want three things from my agent: 1. Show me properties in which I will have a real interest---don't waste my time with others 2. Help me evaluate the property and determine a fair and reasonable price 3. Then, just make life easy---help me take care of things like inspections, utilities, closing.

Nobody is better than Cathy with this list! We bought our first house in Beaver Creek in one day---and only looked at two. When we told Cathy we were thinking of a larger house, she took us to see what she described as "the perfect house for you"---we bought it the next day.

— Arthur Spector, Former Managing Director - Safeguard International

Cathy Jones-Coburn facilitated us with the discovery, building and purchase of our dream ski-in, ski-out home in Bachelor Gulch. Her attention to every detail with fun, integrity and a professionalism of the highest standard, created a smooth, graceful transaction. Cathy's sincere caring and sharing has contributed greatly in my life professionally and personally. It is with heartfelt recommendation I encourage you to partner with her in manifesting your real estate dreams.

— Marcella Vonn Harting, Young Living Distributor and Author

Cathy is a true delight!! My husband and I appreciated the thought she put into each property she showed and her in-depth knowledge of the entire Vail Valley. With her years of experience and expertise, we could trust that the answers she gave us were exact. Being in the real estate business myself, I think I am a demanding client - Cathy fulfilled and exceeded all of my demands. An unexpected treat is that we have become good friends with Cathy and her husband, Russ, and see them socially whenever we are in Bachelor Gulch. I could not recommend a more competent or friendly person to guide you through the maze of Vail Valley real estate.

— Dara O'Hara, Sotheby's International Realty, NYC, Timothy O’Hara – Credit Suisse, NYC

In listing our home in the exclusive neighborhood of Strawberry Park in Beaver Creek Resort, we wanted the consummate real estate professional that understood the complexities of listing high end real estate. We actively interviewed a number of agents in the Vail Valley and chose Cathy. She lived up to our expectations and we were happy that we made the right decision to use Cathy as our listing agent.


— Emily Scott Pottruck and David Pottruck, former CEO of Charles Schwab

Our experience with Cathy has been a real pleasure from the day we met while searching for a new home in Cordillera until 5 years later when we sold that home to build anew in the same neighborhood. She is a true real estate professional who knows how to anticipate the needs of her clients. All of our transactions have been long distance; as we had been living in Hong Kong, which requires an extra-special amount of care and communication. Cathy exceeded our highest expectations, even assisting us to find a temporary residence in the area while we built our new home. The valley is fortunate to have such a professional in their real estate community. We recommend Cathy without the slightest hesitation.

— Richard A Smith, Former President, Eli Lilly Asian Operations and Pamela R Smith, Co-founder, The Women's Foundation of Hong Kong and private entrepreneur

My wife and I purchased a condo in Bachelor Gulch, and we were thoroughly pleased with the expertise and professionalism Cathy Jones Coburn demonstrated. I have been extensively involved with real estate in Florida/Minnesota and have yet to work with a real estate professional who has Cathy Jones Coburn’s market knowledge and attention to detail. Also, my wife, who is a realtor, was extremely impressed with Cathy’s overall knowledge of the Vail Valley real estate market, follow through, integrity and honesty. We would not hesitate to recommend Cathy to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell property in the Vail Valley area.

— Douglas E. Hazel, Chairman of the Board, Marine Bank & Trust Company

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