BROKER PROFILE - See Below for TESTIMONIALS
Michelle Rampelt has been assisting Buyers and Sellers for more than 9 years in the Vail Valley. Michelle brings invaluable experience in real estate sales, property management, and employs a “whatever-it-takes” approach throughout every transaction.
A graduate of University of Maryland with a degree in Journalism, Michelle has resided in the Vail Valley since 2001. She launched her career in ski-Industry sales, which included pioneering Under Armour’s mountain division in the resort areas, and working actively with 200 accounts throughout Colorado. This expanded her expertise in sales and formed hundreds of valuable relationships within the mountain community.
During the economic downturn, Michelle hedged her real estate business as a professional Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Manager. With most homes in the Vail Valley residing in an HOA Michelle has the knowledge to expertly navigate governing documents and finances of HOAs for her clients. As well, Michelle has a robust database of home-improvement and construction professionals having managed projects large and small from roof-replacement, to interior remodel.
Michelle’s passion for service is reflected in her 5 years as a Director on the Vail Board of Realtors Multiple-Listing Service. Michelle most recently chaired the MLS Technology Committee, putting new tools in the hands of Vail Realtors to better serve their clients.
Michelle also specializes in short-sale and distress-sale transactions and has been successful in helping multiple clients avert foreclosure, including those with multi-million dollar homes.
Following 6 years in the Slifer Vail Village Bridge Street location working with a top-producing real estate team, Michelle may now be found in Lionshead Village, or on the mountain hiking, biking, or skiing. She is happy to show you around the slopes or any community in the Vail Valley.
As a Realtor with Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate, Michelle is backed by the success and unsurpassed marketing reach of the largest producing real estate company in the Vail Valley. Michelle’s interests also include world travel, (most memorable, a medical service trip to Africa), studying Italian, running in the occasional race, wine-tasting, and reading.
"We wish this letter to serve as a testimonial for Michelle Rampelt 's excellence in every way as a Real estate sales person and more important as a person. I have been in the Real estate business for over 37 years, built over 10,000 homes in south Florida and purchased many, many properties. Michelle exemplifies everything that is professional, knowledgeable and most importantly honesty in everything she does. When we made a decision to purchase a property in Colorado Michelle showed us 15 properties in just two days and we were lucky enough to purchase a property from her. That was only the beginning of what she did for us ,she helped us with attorneys, inspectors, maintenance people and scheduling everything for us though closing. We still remain friends and value her friendship and complete knowledge of the Realestate market in the Colorado area. It is an honor and pleasure to recommend Michelle and I am sure you will feel the same if you are lucky enough to purchase a property from her."
Silvio and Marivi Cardoso—Miami, Florida
"Michelle Rampelt is one of the most amazing people whom I know. She worked with us for countless hours/days/ weeks/years to ensure that we found the best space for our yoga studio. Her vibrant personality is so catchy. Her negotiation skills and creativity in making deals is what ensures that she is top notch. I would work with her 100 times over and recommend her to everyone!"
Julie Kiddoo—Revolution Power Yoga—Avon, Colorado
“Working with Michelle Rampelt made what is not always a fun process, an effortless process, due to her organization and in depth knowledge of the Eagle County real estate market. From the time we decided to purchase, Michelle screened over 20 properties taking into consideration our extensive ‘want and needs’ list and chose 7 properties to tour, one of which ended up being our Bachelor Gulch home. Michelle would agree we are a tough group to please based on how particular we are, but I will say hands down I would choose her again and recommend her to anyone. If she could find the right home for us, I have 100% confidence she is qualified and has the knowledge to help any buyer in the valley.”
Daniel and Kyndal Close—Denver, Colorado
“I had the pleasure to work with Michelle in 2012 on the sale of a three bedroom residence in Avon. Throughout the entire process - from listing to marketing to negotiating the sales contract and coordinating the closing - Michelle consistently exceeded my expectations (which can sometimes be a bit high)! Michelle is extremely knowledgeable about the Vail Valley real estate market and has an enthusiastic and positive approach to her work. She did an outstanding job for me and I would use her services again without hesitation. I highly recommend her for any resort real estate assignment in her area.”
Stephen B. Platt, President—Big Bend Development Corporation—Austin, Texas
“Michelle was an absolute joy to work with. She knows all about the Vail Valley real estate market and the other brokers involved in it. She was very responsive to even the most minor requests for information or her opinions. And she has a casual but professional approach that made selecting and purchasing the right property simply fun.”
“Michelle was able to help me out in my real estate situation which I was completely unknowledgeable about. She was a real help for my cause. She was professional and knowledgeable about my respective listing and sale. I will continue to recommend her, and to use her for my future real estate transactions.”
Rob Hall—Vail, Colorado