Bret A. Burton is a Vail Valley transplant who came for a taste of the mountain lifestyle and never looked back. Now he helps people buy and sell in the place he loves most, and is guided by the belief that nothing is more important than doing the right thing when it comes to someone’s home. This translates to happy clients and relationships that extend well beyond the sale.
“I believe that real estate is the most exciting venture of people’s lives and is usually the biggest financial commitment and most impactful decision they will ever make,” says Bret. “This empathy results in a dedication to my client’s needs and a commitment to their goals. I’m service oriented and I take every client’s satisfaction personally.”
Bret’s unwavering client commitment includes going above and beyond to make every transaction seamless, while leveraging a strong financial and customer service background to deliver unparalleled results.
“Of my over 30 years and numerous real estate transactions in the Vail Valley, this was by far the easiest and smoothest I have had,” says client Mark Gelinas. “Bret displayed his knowledge of the business and the market from the listing of my property all the way to closing. I was an absentee owner and Bret was more than willing to do whatever was needed to get the job done. I would highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling property in the Vail Valley.”
Prior to launching his real estate career, Bret worked at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, arming him with the fundamentals of success, communication, and guest service excellence. This, coupled by a degree in finance from Michigan State University, sparked a passion for real estate investment. Today, Bret owns eight properties from Eagle-Vail to Avon.
And it's his extensive knowledge in property valuation, creative financing and unconventional loans that give his clients an edge over the competition. Bret keeps a close eye on what's happening in the market in order to offer thorough market analysis and sound advice. He enjoys studying market cycles, pricing and loans while constantly networking and learning from the best in the business.
When he is not scouting rentals or showing ski properties, Bret can be found at home in Wildridge taking in the views or on the mountain for world class skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and biking. A dedicated husband and father, Bret also believes in giving back and contributes to a number of Vail Valley Foundation after schools programs, and the Eagle Valley Food Bank.
For a consummate professional who will put your wants and needs first, give Bret A. Burton a call. His spotless track record and full-service approach ensures you will achieve the results you deserve.
'Bret was a pleasure to work with. He made us feel comfortable through out the whole process. Bret was there from beginning to end and made it as seamless as possible. He was always available to answer questions- and we had plenty! His knowledge and professionalism shined till the end. I would recommend Bret to any one looking to buy in the Vail Valley!' Andrew and Amanda Nelson
'Bret provided more than just a transaction for purchasing a home. Along with meeting our expectations as a realtor, he guided us with sound investment advise for a real estate purchase. His advise has opened up other doors that we did not know were possible. His knowledge of the industry and creativity to navigate challenges is an asset to all of his current and future clients.' Lee Macke and Tia Luck
'Bret was incredible to work with. He listened to what was important to our family and made sure the home fit our needs. He made sure every property under consideration was a sound investment. We would confidently recommend Bret to anyone looking to buy a family home or an investment property.' Caitlin Weis and Michael Chapoton