Jane Hand has been involved in the luxury second home resort residential real estate for over 40 years. She is a single family, townhome and condominium expert in East Vail, Vail and other markets in the Valley. Jane’s calm approach, full-time dedication to her clients and market knowledge has proven to be invaluable during the selling and buying process of properties she has represented.
Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Jane has made Colorado and Vail her home for the past 20 years, after years of being successfully involved in luxury resort real estate with Keefe Real Estate in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, which contributed to Jane’s easy transition into Vail's dynamic real estate market.
Jane holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. Over the years, she has participated in fund raising for numerous charities and chaired many organizations that benefited families in need of assistance, such as the Lake Geneva Y.M.C.A. Auction and the Holly Ball.
In her leisure time, Jane enjoys golfing, yoga, walking her dog and spending time with her family and friends.
Originally from Cuba, Ric began his real estate career in the Vail Valley in 1979. He joined Vail Associates Real Estate in 1984 as a member of the Beaver Creek Properties Real Estate Sales Team.
During his tenure in Beaver Creek, Ric served as Listing Broker and Director of Marketing for such exclusive developments as Centennial, The Pines Lodge, The Pines Townhomes, Wiltshire Court, Beaver Creek Lodge and One Beaver Creek. From 1992 he held the position of Managing Broker for Vail Associates Real Estate until the merger between Slifer Smith & Frampton and Vail Associates Real Estate in 1994. After the merger, Ric became the Branch Broker for the Village Hall office of Slifer Smith & Frampton/Vail Associates Real Estate, until becoming the Listing Broker and Marketing Director for Buckhorn Townhomes, and later Horizon Pass Residences in Bachelor Gulch Village, while at the same time becoming the Managing Brach Broker for the successful Bachelor Gulch Real Estate Office. In the summer of 2010, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate opened an office in the all-new and exciting Solaris Building in Vail Village. Once again Ric was offered the opportunity to lead SSF's newest office and assemble his own team of highly experienced realtors.
Ric is a graduate from Ohio University with a degree in Business Administration and has a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. Ric is bi-lingual and fluent in Spanish and English
Ric moved from Europe in 1978 to the Vail Valley where he resides with his wife Mignon.
Lindsey began her career in real estate at the Slifer Smith & Frampton Solaris office working as an office coordinator under Ric Souto’s leadership. She worked quickly to become a licensed real estate broker and, not long after starting, teamed up with Ric Souto on the tasks of property marketing, client relations, listing maintenance, contracts, and the processing of transactions. Lindsey brings to the East Vail Team a keen eye for detail, an emphasis on constant and open communication, and specific knowledge of technological systems. Originally from New England, Lindsey and her husband, Jack, now live in Edwards with their Great Dane, Hoss Cartwright.
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