Lifestyle × Real Estate

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Real estate isn't just about the sticks & Bricks; it is about the lifestyle you choose to live. My passion is not only guiding clients through their real estate journey, but more importantly introducing them to the Vail Valley lifestyle that makes this community such a special place to call home.




Carling Bennett moved to the Vail Valley in the Fall of 2009 from the North End of Boston where she worked in finance at Morgan Stanley. Originally from North Conway, NH, which was recently voted the #1 ski town in the USA, you could say the mountain lifestyle is engrained in her. Early successes in ski racing lead Carling to attend Holderness School, an elite New England prep school in New Hampshire. From there Carling received a BA in Political Science and Economics at St. Lawrence University.

Shortly after moving to Vail, CO, Carling began her career with Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate (SSFRE) where she spent her first five years working in corporate marketing, gaining invaluable advertising and technology expertise. From there she joined one of SSFRE’s top real estate teams as a licensed assistant. During her first two-and-a-half years of real estate sales, she participated in over 100 transactions exceeding $105,000,000 of sales volume.

After experiencing an incredible introduction into the burgeoning Vail Valley real estate world, Carling is primed for the next phase of her career as a full-time broker with SSFRE at the Park Hyatt office in Beaver Creek Village. With a background in both finance and marketing, Carling is able to provide clients with an unparalleled level of service. By utilizing cutting-edge technologies, and implementing unique print and web-based marketing strategies, her clients benefit from a hands-on experience that is unmatched. Carling thrives off of guiding people through their real estate journey and introducing them to the incredible Vail Valley lifestyle that makes this such a special place to call home.

Carling lives in Singletree with her husband Dane and two black labs, Milly and Sadie. She loves skiing, hiking, happy hour, on-mountain picnics, live music and Colorado blue bird days! 

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Slifer Smith & Frampton

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

148 Beaver Creek Plaza

Beaver Creek, CO 81620


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We could not have had a better experience with our realtor Carling Bennett or SSF. My wife, our three daughters and I all fell in love with Beaver Creek upon our first visit, but knew little about this real estate market. While we were interested in purchasing a property, the thought of doing so was a bit daunting. Carling did a fantastic job of helping us get comfortable with the market so that when the right property presented itself we were ready to move forward. Thank you Carling and SSF for making our dream come true!
— Reagan & Andrew Morf
Carling was the buying broker when we sold our condo. We were so impressed by her professionalism and negotiation skills that we decided to hire her for the purchase of our home. She did not disappoint! Not only did she find us a great property that perfectly fit our needs, she took the time to research every detail of the market and negotiated the sellers down to a great price! On top of it all, we loved spending time with her from the first showing to the closing. She is a wonderful person and outstanding realtor.
— Eric & Kathleen Borgerson
Carling was fantastic to work with and found us our dream home! Right from the first meeting she presented herself as enthusiastic and motivated to find us the perfect place. She was professional, knowledgeable, and all-around excellent to work with from start to finish. She was consistently prompt in answering all our concerns and questions and made the whole process of buying our first home very enjoyable. We recommend Carling to all our friends and we will definitely work with her again in the future. We love Carling!
— Adi & Alex Biegler

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