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.
Office Location: Solaris at Vail
141 East Meadow Drive, Suite 206
Vail, CO 81657
Didi has been a Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate broker in the Vail Valley since 2006.
Born and raised in South Dakota, Didi graduated summa cum laude from Stephens College in Columbia, MO with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. She pursued her acting career after college working at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and as a cabaret singer in Santa Fe, NM. In between acting jobs, she worked in some of the finest restaurants this country has to offer.
Didi and her husband have a love for travel, and have lived all over the United States together; South Dakota, Utah, Georgia, Florida, New Mexico and now Edwards, Colorado. After seeing just about every inch of these United States, she says about the Vail Valley, “This is the best place in our country to live, vacation and play!”
After moving to the Valley in 2005, Didi earned her broker’s license the summer of 2006, and was lucky to be hired as assistant to Ric Souto at the Bachelor Gulch Slifer Smith & Frampton Office Location. Didi and Ric moved to the new Solaris office location in Vail in 2010 and have worked together representing buyers and sellers in all areas of residential property here in the Vail Valley.
Didi loves the outdoors and all the activities these beautiful mountains have to offer. You’ll find her skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, and hiking, biking, swimming, and gardening in the summer. She has a competitive edge and competes in local snow shoe, trail running, and multi-sport events. She is an active volunteer with the Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps; an officer in the P.E.O. Vail Chapter IG, raising funds for women’s education scholarships; a board member of The Vail Valley Theatre Company; and a repeat volunteer at the Vail Film Festival; Salvation Army; Bravo! Music Festival Guild; Hike Wine & Dine for Jack’s Place, a Cancer Caring House; and The Porchlight Players in Eagle. If there is an event going on in the Vail Valley, you’ll be sure to see Didi there!
Whether you are looking to find the perfect mountain home for yourself and your family to enjoy the lifestyle only the Vail Valley can provide, or you have decided you would like to sell your home here in the Vail Valley, Didi and Ric will provide the highest level of service and surpass your expectations. We look forward to working with you!