Born and raised in Minnesota, Jay moved to the Vail Valley in 2008 after falling in love with skiing in the Colorado mountains during childhood ski trips. Originally intending to be in the Valley “only one ski season”, he quickly realized his love for the outdoor adventures that the area has to offer and decided to make it his permanent home. Jay takes advantage of the mountain lifestyle by skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and golfing with his family, friends, and the many visitors coming to the area.
After graduating college, Jay worked in the hospitality industry but wanted to apply his customer service background to real estate in the Vail Valley. By demonstrating his ability to bring top tier service and effective communication to Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, he has made his mark quickly in the business. Jay continues to stay up to date with the best ways to market his client’s homes, which is trending towards digital marketing and prospecting.
Jay is truly grateful to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and for the ability to share that love with many guests and visitors from around the world.
"Working with Jay was a great experience! We made a big move from Chicago to Eagle Valley and we did the entire things remotely. Jay was on top of every single detail for us. He was nice, quick to respond, knowledgeable and helped to guide us the entire way. He helped us to secure our dream home! WeWe couldn't have made this big move without Jay and his team."
"Jay did an outstanding job guiding us through the selling and purchasing process. He is incredibly detail-oriented, communicative and smart! We would definitely recommend him to anyone buying or selling (or both!) if you want a smooth, stress-free transaction. He's the greatest!"
"We tasked Jay with finding us a very specific property in a crowded market. Jay researched, implemented and followed through on the project without a misstep. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing to find a competitive advantage in the Vail Valley."
"My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience working with Jay to find our new home! Jay is very professional and very friendly. He is very patient and understanding as to what we were looking for and helped us to narrow down and look at some excellent options. He was very accommodating with our schedule and any last minute adjustments we needed to make, as well as giving us guidance with all the steps we needed to take once we found our home. He truly helped to point us in all the right directions! We love our new home and highly recommend Jay for your real estate needs!"
"Jay Peterson was amazing. I'm so happy I decided to use him as my realtor. I had looked into other real estate agents, but his knowledge of the area was better than I could have expected. Thank you so much jay"
"Jay was amazing - very helpful and quick to respond on everything. He knows the area very well and can assist you in finding your perfect home. In our search we were looking for a condo to rent and use for some personal use. Jay helped us find the perfect location that would provide plenty of revenue but still meet our needs."
"Jay made buying my first home more fun and much easier than I ever expected! He was fun to work with and made the whole experience less intimidating that I had originally thought it to be. His knowledge and professionalism helped me find my perfect first home! Thank you, Jay!"
Occupying a wider swath of the Valley than the Villages and East Vail, West Vail offers distinctly different environments on its northern and southern hillsides. The south side features lush wooded alpine terrain interspersed with meadows while...