Nancy Lassetter was born in Dallas, Texas and raised on horseback riding, water skiing, and Friday night lights. But it was a summer trip to the Rockies that she remembers best of all. "I knew I had found my home," she says. Like so many who settle in the Vail Valley, there would be stops along the way.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Nancy worked for a major international airline and travelled the world before returning to Dallas to work in the fashion industry. She took a fair amount of ribbing about the "real world" value of her Commercial Art degree, but it's Nancy's ability to see the vast potential and beauty in her surroundings and to visualize her clients' wants and needs, and to know when these sometimes elusive senses have come together, that definitely sets her apart. Whether it's a gift of artistic talent, or careful thought and preparation, doesn't really matter. Nancy isn't happy until she's found more than a house, but a warm and comfortable place for her new friends to call home. "I know it sounds corny," she says, "but a home has a special quality to it, a feeling that you get the very first time you walk in, and you just know. You know it's the one. Sharing that feeling with other people is something I could never take for granted. I'll never grow tired of it."
Nancy was a natural in the apparel industry. She got to work with people she liked, her positive attitude was contagious, and she had an eye, and an ear, for what people wanted. Each New Year brought more achievements and awards, but her heart still belonged in the Vail Valley. She never missed her ski trips. "I remember the excitement of skiing Beaver Creek Mountain the day it first opened, more than 30 years ago!" or her summer balloon rides away from the Texas heat. Weekend trips skiing the powder and visiting friends became so frequent that she knew it was time, "I didn't want to go back anymore, and I didn't want to miss anything!” So, without a parachute, but with a huge bundle of enthusiasm and a lifetime of dreams, she finally came home for good, "The most terrifying and rewarding thing I've ever done."
Nancy received her Colorado Real Estate License in 2002 and immediately joined the pre-construction sales team as a broker at The Ritz Carlton Club in Bachelor Gulch. The same strong work ethic and passion for being with people that had served her so well once again propelled her to head of the class, earning "Rookie of the Year" and "Top Producer" honors. Nancy was invited to join Slifer's Beaver Creek office in 2005 and the Bachelor Gulch office in 2006. Nancy earned her GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute, accreditation in 2007, a designation only 1% of brokers achieve. She was awarded the Slifer Eagle Award in 2008, Top 20 Brokers, and the Golden Eagle Award in 2009, Top 10 Brokers. Nancy was the Top Producer in Bachelor Gulch in 2009. Most recently, Nancy received Slifer’s Eagle Award Top 20 Brokers for 2014. Her past year sales have ranged from an $11,200,000 single family home in Vail, a $3,200,000 Beaver Creek Village Condominium and a $4,000,000 Bachelor Gulch Village condominium. “I really enjoy helping families find their perfect mountain home- whether it is a fractional ownership condominium, duplex, condo, townhome or single family home. Working for the best company in the most beautiful place in the world, it's honestly a dream come true."
Nancy remains very much the people oriented person she's always been, warm, thoughtful and considerate, yet organized and focused on service. "Our clients are successful people and their time is valuable. It's my job to turn over all of the rocks, to pass along the relevant information, and to streamline the process so their decisions will be good ones that they can look back on in a week, a year, or ten years from now, and say, 'That was a really great move, and I'd do it all again!”
When not in her office in The Ritz Carlton Hotel at Bachelor Gulch, Nancy can usually be found on the slopes, skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. "The Vail Valley is such a special place," Nancy says, "I've been wonderfully blessed. When I wake up each day and see the mountains, I don't think about how long it took me to get here. I just think, “There is no other place in the world I would rather be!"