Ed Swinford and Brent Rimel - Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

Ed Swinford and Brent Rimel

Bachelor Gulch Village

CellEd: 970.376.0746
Brent: 970.390.9872


German, Spanish

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Ed Swinford


A real estate broker since 1978 and an Eagle County resident since 1975, before moving to Colorado, Ed was a high school teacher in his native Indiana for eight years. He continued his secondary education career in Colorado as the Assistant Principal at the local Battle Mountain High School in 1975 and then as Principal of Minturn Middle School, ‘78-‘79.  By 1982 with the opening of Beaver Creek Resort, he became one of the first six brokers in Beaver Creek Resort and he has been based out of both Beaver Creek Village and Bachelor Gulch Village ever since. He has been the Sales Manager of eight (8) condominium developments in Beaver Creek as well as the Sales Manager for the Ritz-Carlton® Bachelor Gulch Penthouses in 1999 and The Ritz-Carlton® Residential Suites in 2006. In January 2016, Ed teamed with Brent Rimel, Broker Associate and enjoys the teamwork in marketing and sales.

“I find great joy in assisting people find their ideal vacation retreat or home of their dreams in a place that is near and dear to my heart. With a focus on my clients and their needs, I am lucky to have become dear friends with many of them over the years."  


Throughout his career, Ed has specialized in the brokerage of residential, land, and ranch properties. He has been involved in a wide variety of brokerage transactions representing local developers and individual clients as sellers and buyers. His professional background and his focus on the needs of his clients combined with an extraordinary perseverance for detail and commitment has propelled him to the forefront of residential and ranch brokerage in Eagle County.


  • Trinity Church
  • Crissa Lea Swinford Memorial Fund (annual college scholarship program)


  • Ball State University – Bachelor of Arts in Business
  • Purdue University – Master’s in Education Administration
  • Broker Associate Real Estate License, Colorado 


Having raised my daughters in the Vail Valley, I am very fortunate to have made the decision to move west in 1975 to make Eagle County our home. I am now blessed to be able to spend time with my three beautiful grandchildren and enjoy riding my horses in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. 

Brent Rimel


Brent’s professional career has taken him full circle in the world of real estate, technology, development, and construction. After college, Brent worked with his father (Lee Rimel) as his licensed assistant at Slifer Smith & Frampton’s Bridge Street office. He was then recruited by East West Partner’s technology team to assist in the early development of what has become Slifer Smith & Frampton’s superior platform for technology and communication. With a curiosity to understand how the homes were being developed and built, Brent joined R.A. Nelson (RAN), the biggest local general contractor in the Vail Valley. Over a decade with RAN, Brent gained experience in constructing multi-family projects and custom homes in Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, Vail Mountain Star, Lake Creek, Denver, Aspen, Basalt and Snowmass. Brent then returned to Slifer Smith & Frampton in 2016 and partnered with Ed Swinford, a well-rounded partnership of experience, incredible knowledge and exceptional customer service.

2019 Customer Service Award – Slifer Smith & Frampton Annual Awards

"My greatest reward in building homes and selling real estate is providing a seamless experience to my clients as they find their perfect fit in the Vail Valley."


  • Edwards Elementary School PTA Secretary
  • President of the Heritage Park HOA


  • University of Colorado, Boulder – Bachelor of Science, International Business with an emphasis in Marketing
  • Broker Associate Real Estate License, Colorado 


I am a Colorado native and a Vail Valley local since I was nine years old. My wife Lindsey and I are incredibly lucky to be raising our son and daughter where we all get to enjoy the mountain lifestyle of skiing, mountain biking, rafting, and camping all in our backyard. I am proficient in both Spanish and German.


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