John Nichols - Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

John Nichols

The Slifer House - Avon




About Me

Four decades ago, John Nichols came to Vail from Vermont to enjoy the perfect skiing conditions and clear sunny skies, planning to stay just for one season. His story starts off a familiar one for this valley, but soon becomes all his own.


After that first season, John stayed on and began working in construction trades and then moved into commercial real estate conceptualizing the first seafood restaurant and sports bar in the valley.


John Nichols then transitioned to working in real estate development and sales, authoring four books on the topic in the process. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the business be it creative financing, residential, ranch/rural properties, or commercial sales.


An avid skier, golfer, biker, rugby player and devoted member of the community, John has served on several boards with the purpose of enhancing the Vail Valley and looks forward to continuing his service in the future as he continues his work in real estate.


If you’re looking to buy, sell or perhaps just discuss the possibilities, John is your #1 Real Estate Resource for the Vail Valley,

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"John is excellent - we have bought five homes over the past 20 years and John was handsdown the best realtor we have worked with. Throughout the process of selling our home John provided valuable advice (saving us thousands of dollars) and an unending commitment of time (going above and beyond to help attend to things at our home when we weren’t in town). Can’t say enough positive things about him - highly recommend him."


"I have known and worked with John for several years now. He has deep market knowledge and is the consummate professional during price discovery and negotiations. His thoroughness and due diligence provided me with all the relevant information to make a well informed, long term decision and commitment to my Vail neighborhood. I would strongly encourage anyone new or a long time visitor to the Vail Valley, to call upon John for his market insights, professional and pleasant disposition when considering a real estate transaction."


"As a Real Estate Broker in Vail I have worked with John Nichols on numerous sales of condos, homes and commercial property and I have found that he is the most professional broker in the Vail Valley to work with. His commitment to get the property sold and attention to detail is unmatched. His experience in real estate and knowledge of the Vail Valley is also a very valuable asset."


"Thanks for making the sale of our property an enjoyable stress free experience. From advising us on positioning our property in the market place to attract ready buyers, to guiding us through the sales process once under contract, to coordinating all of the moving parts to ensure a smooth closing."


"We were pleased to be referred to John by mutual friends in the Vail Valley. He was able to help us find and negotiate our second home in Vail very quickly. His wealth of knowledge of the real estate market, from all angles, was extremely valuable. His credibility is without question and proved to be quite an asset to our transaction.
Some of the key attributes that describe John Nichols:
• Integrity – John goes beyond honest and ethical; he does what he says he is going to do
• Personable – John is very comfortable to be around; we actually look forward to being with him
• Responsive – John is “all in” to get us our home; always available, communicates well and tenacious in the process
• Interested – John has been involved in the Vail Valley home market and community activities for a long time
I am also pleased to say that he continues to be a friend and valuable resource of information in the Valley."


"I have worked with John numerous times and have found him to be knowledgeable and professional. He works for you! and makes it happen.
Most recently John sold my personal residence and has listed a development project and we are glad to have him as part of the team."


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