Donna Caynoski (Can-now-ski) has had the pleasure of living in the Vail Valley for the last 30 years, during which time she has built a successful career out of matching discerning real estate buyers and sellers with some of the finest properties in the Vail Valley.
Before joining the Bridge Street Office of Slifer Smith and Frampton, Donna was a top broker with Sonnenalp Real Estate and was acting Vice President for that company in 2001 when she assisted with the start-up of the company. Prior to Sonnenalp Real Estate, Donna mastered the fundamentals of real estate while working closely with Ron Byrne of Ron Byrne & Associates. Her experience with RBA over the course of 13 years in the areas of development, marketing, sales and property management inevitably helped transform that company into what was then regarded as Vail’s top boutique real estate firm.
Donna’s formidable skill set, combined with her creative approach to customer service and “getting the job done” allowed her to create a niche and reputation in the Vail real estate market that can only be matched by a handful of brokers. She has exemplified the level of service expected by her high-end clientele by assuring each client that their property is in the forefront of the market with full-page ads in the newspaper and luxury magazines, morning show spots, open houses, and comprehensive direct mailings. Her education in design also allows her to offer valuable services in prepping and staging homes to bring to market.
In 2017, Donna accomplished the sale of a Vail Village home that represented the highest residential sale in Vail's history, 107 Rockledge Road for $23,000,000. Donna has obtained many record prices and prices per square foot in residential sales and she also brokered the sale of the commercial buildings that Vail Resorts purchased for the proposed Ever Vail project. She is a consistent top 10 and top 20 producer at Slifer and in Vail overall.
Instinctually, Donna knew that the Bridge Street office of Slifer Smith and Frampton was the perfect fit for her. Her style of offering “boutique type” services is backed by the most powerful real estate company in Vail. After all, the first real estate broker in Vail resides in this office - the fabulous and fun loving Rod Slifer. History has been made in this office and Donna plans on being part of Vail's continued history.
“If you should have an interest in receiving superior representation for your property, please give me a call. After all, you deserve it! I look forward to being of service to you.”
Donna and her husband Bill live in Edwards. Their two sons, who were born and raised in Vail, are both living in New York. Chase (23) studied Information Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology and currently works for Datto and Cole (21) studies Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
"We are so very grateful for all you did to facilitate the sale of our home. From our very first phone conversation we knew we had found the right team. You were very thorough and professional in researching the Cordillera market and our home before taking the listing and continued that thoroughness and professionalism straight through closing. Your thoughtfulness in how to market our house was refreshing. In a very honest yet caring manner you let us know what needed to happen to prepare and actively sell our home. We appreciate your openness and communication with us every step of the way. We especially appreciate your professionalism in negotiating the contract. You helped guide us through the contract process and were creative in offering solutions. We highly recommend Donna Caynoski and her team to any buyer or seller.
Thanks Donna for everything!"
- Cheryl, Seller in Cordillera
"Donna went above and beyond in every way possible. She had thorough information on several properties each time we went out, and when we chose one she found us insurance, handyman, hot tub service, property managers, appraisers, engineers, etc. She was at the property to confirm numerous services that needed to be done were done. She is by far the best realtor we have ever had. I would refer her to anyone and if a potential client would like a reference, I would be happy to provide one."
- New Homeowner in Vail
" I have only the highest praise for Donna. She worked hard for us in all aspects of our process: from the search for a home to the negotiations to the details when we were under contract and before close, as well as the close itself. She was wonderful to work with and we will definitely recommend her to our friends and family."
- New Homeowner in West Vail
"Working with Donna was a pleasure. She looked after everything knowing that we are out of the country. She was very knowledgeable about all the withholding taxes that would apply to us."
- Seller, Nancy and Robert Torokvei in Cascade Village, Vail
"Donna Caynoski is an amazing level-headed, consummate professional. We are very fortunate to have been able to work with her." - Seller in Vail
"Donna is an awesome broker. She is super knowledgeable, very professional, and incredibly enjoyable to work with."
- Seller, Vail
"Words cannot begin to express our gratitude for your diligence, professionalism and friendship over the years. Not that we ever underestimated your knowledge and talent in your occupation, but we now have had the occasion to experience and appreciate the full extent of your real estate prowess. Thank you for your patience on this journey in helping us find our "perfect" home!"
- New Homeowner in Cascade Village, Vail