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Kathleen Eck

Broker Associate
  • Vail - 230 Bridge Street

Kathleen brings her experience and expertise as an attorney, mediator, board chair, community leader and real estate broker to her clients. It's a life arc of experience that, paired with a passion for living in the Vail Valley, makes for a winning combination.

Kathleen is a multi-generation Colorado native whose roots in Vail date to the 1960's. Spending weekends and holidays at her family's Vail home, she is one of a handful of valley real estate pros who's personally seen the incredible transformation from a small mountain ski community to a world-class resort.

Following a successful 20+ year career in corporate and transactional law, in 2000, Kathleen traded in her city life for a new full-time career in real estate and a quality of life she treasures in a valley she loves. And the success she realized in her legal career has repeated itself in her brokerage role at Slifer Smith & Frampton.

Kathleen's professional and personal background offers her clients a distinctive blend of executive professionalism, insider's knowledge of the market, community culture and incomparable service a winning combination from a true Vail local.

The words connected and committed best describe Kathleen's deep roots in the community. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Bravo! Vail and on the board of Lake Creek Metro District. Over the past several years, she has served as chair of the Bravo! Vail board, chair of the Women's Foundation of Colorado, and on several higher education boards, most recently on the Board of Trustees of Colorado Mesa University. She is a trained mediator and was a participant in the Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School.

In the person to person business of real estate, Kathleen has been recognized by her peers with several awards:

2018 Customer Service Award (out of 135 brokers)
2017 Eagle Award (top 25 brokers)
2014 Perseverance Award
2010 Standards of Excellence Award
2006 Mentor Award
2004 Community Service Award
Kathleen and her husband, the valley's long time and beloved physician, Dr. Jack Eck, live in the Lake Creek Valley.
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Testimonials

Kam & Justin Bozich
Kathleen is an exceptional broker and an amazing friend . I first worked with Kathleen on the purchase and sale of a condo in Eagle Ranch. She made everything easy and seamless so when it came to helping my husband and I find the perfect lot to build our dream home, Kathleen delivered exactly what we wanted. She provided us with local expertise and several options for building our mountain dream home and we couldn't be happier. Not only is Kathleen's real estate knowledge unmatched but she's the most genuine and caring person to work with. Thank you for all that you've done for our family!
01/17/22
Grateful buyers of Kathleen’s listing
Thank you so much for everything!! We pushed a giant boulder up a giant hill!! There is no way this could have happened without your stamina and prowess!!
01/27/22
Jessica Waclawski
Kathleen Eck made the process seamless and I felt supported selling my home on my own but with her guidance. I appreciated her desire to understand who I am and what my intentions are to ensure the best path was navigated. Thank you!
09/20/21
Seller | 304 Meadow Road
Thank you for making the selling of 304 Meadow Road as painless as possible.  Your advice and expertise were very helpful.  We appreciate that you took charge in a professional and caring manner, always leading us to a successful sale.  Because you were willing to answer questions and give us sound advice, we think you are the BEST.  We will miss our conversations.  Wishing you and Jack the best of health and happiness.
05/25/21
Firelight 203 LLC
Kathleen is so patient and professional! She is quick with responses to text messages and email too, which is so important during a purchase/sale and closing. I would highly recommend her to anyone thinking to buy or sell a home!
03/20/21
Firelight 203 LLC
We recently completed our second transaction with our broker, Kathleen Eck. I can't say enough about how helpful she was throughout the process both times. She is extremely attentive to your needs and wants, and her responses to your questions are beyond timely. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new property!
02/03/21
Susan Schnapp
It was a pleasure working with Kathleen. Her knowledgeable and indefatigable effort on our behalf resulted in the perfect home. Seek her out, you will enjoy this often daunting experience.
09/30/19
Mark Edward Robinson
Kathleen Eck was wonderful throughout the entire process and helped us work thru some very challenging issues with the seller. She is a consummate professional on a level that we have not experienced with other brokers. As a lawyer, business executive and long time local in the valley she offers unique advantages to both sides. A great customer experience!
12/27/18
Michelle and Craig Taylor
Kathleen Eck is an outstanding Real Estate Agent. She is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and goes so far beyond the call of duty. She is extremely thorough, detail oriented, always very well prepared and knowledgeable on the market. She has many years of experience in Vail Valley and very deep relationships with all levels of professionals in the Valley. She is a great negotiator and has her ear to the ground to know what might be coming on the market or potential buyers that are not yet known. She has a 5 STAR +++++ rating by us. We are very grateful to have had her by our side throughout the purchase process.
10/23/18
D. H.
Kathleen rocks !!!
08/08/18
B.F.
Kathleen Eck is by far the best broker we have ever worked with. She was not only professional and on top of every detail, but is just a wonderful person. She makes you feel like you're her most important client.
10/03/17
H.R.
We were selling my parents property from out of state. Every imaginable complication seemed to find this transaction. Kathleen was part detective, part psychoanalyst, part mediator, part negotiator, part property manager--all while being wholly professional and a pleasure to work with. Her expertise in business and ease with people made it possible to bring all the moving parts to a successful close. We are extremely grateful for her counsel and help throughout this process!
08/31/17
P.O.
There are no words that are satisfactory enough to describe the way Kathleen Eck got the job done. No one else could have done it!
12/30/16
G.M.
Thanks for everything Kathleen, you helped us to get in and out of this adventure at G-4, and both times we were more than satisfied!
12/30/16
D.P.
Kathleen - Thank you so much for all your guidance and patience through the last 6 months. Your level of professionalism is incredible and you made the whole process go so smoothly. I'm especially impressed with how responsive you were post sale last weekend with helping me answer questions about the new condo.
12/30/16
M.V.
Thank you so much for all your time and dedication. Once again, working with you has been a pleasure!
12/30/16
S.A.
Kathleen, thank you so much for all your hard work on collecting all this ancient information on these properties. It is really nice to work with somebody so professional as you!
12/30/16
M.N.
Integrity, market knowledge, legal skills, professionalism, patience; there aren't enough descriptors to credit Kathleen Eck. Her assistance in buying and selling property for me over the past ten years is simply astounding. I have adopted her as a friend and my realtor-for-life. Always upbeat and so tuned in to her clients needs and wishes, she is simply one of the finest human beings I have had the good fortune to know.
12/30/16
D.Z.
Well, it could not have happened without you. Barbara and I are forever grateful for your dedication and diligence in concluding the sale of our property. We know it was a challenge and could not be more pleased with the outcome. We sincerely appreciate all you did to make this happen.
12/30/16

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