Building relationships is the foundation upon which Gateway Real Estate was built and it continues to be our cornerstone. Our winning team of agents, managers, and support staff are focused on one common goal: the ultimate satisfaction of our clients. Whether buying property in the Vail Valley or obtaining the highest value for the sale of your home, you will not find a more focused, knowledgeable, or specialized group of professionals to care for your interests.

Gateway was established in 1993 by Suzi Apple, a Vail Valley local since 1973. Determined to share her passion for and awe of Colorado's beauty, Suzi was inspired to establish a thriving real estate company based upon honesty, integrity and strong customer service. Gateway incorporates a wide range of expertise and beliefs, from high-end resale homes, to commercial properties, to new developments.

We believe that by putting our clients first, working hard, and trusting our coveted relationships, our way of doing business is natural and timeless and far preferred by the vast majority of clients. We believe this makes Gateway stand out above other Vail Valley Real Estate companies and that people value this difference.

Gateway has an office in the heart of the Vail Village to serve sll your real estate needs.

Let Gateway Lead You Home.

Suzi Apple

Broker/Owner | CO# ER738495

970.376.5417 Mobile | 970.926.6777 Office

The summer of her senior year at the University of Kansas, Suzi and her roommate left on a whim and headed west toward Vail, a wonderland about which they heard so much. Hundreds of miles and two speeding tickets into their journey, the women drove over the Vail Pass and into view came a sight Suzi will never forget: waterfalls, lush green mountainsides, snow-capped... read more

Aubrie Stone

Associate Broker | CO# FA100036304

970.376.5016 Mobile | 970.926.6777 Office

Aubrie has a background in marketing, public relations and sales prior to becoming a Realtor. But real estate runs in the veins of this Colorado native. Her mother started Gateway Real Estate Vail Valley Colorado in 1993. After graduating from Vail Mountain School and The University of Southern California.  Aubrie and her husband Brian between Vail and Lake Tahoe... read more

Miranda Farley

Broker Associate | CO# FA100098011

970.390.1568 Mobile | 970.790.6777 Office

Miranda’s roots run deep as a fourth-generation native to the Vail Valley. Much of her youth was spent outside skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the valley while she attended Vail Mountain School. She headed out West to California to Santa Clara University for her undergraduate degree and then to University of... read more

Kelly Gidney

Marketing Director and Broker Associate | 100053791

970.471.0012 Mobile | 970.926.6777 Office

Charice Rucker

Office Manager & Broker Associate |

615.999.8020 Mobile | 970.790.6777 Office

Charice has years of experience in marketing and being a resourceful assistant to some of the top brokers in and out of the Vail Valley prior to becoming a Realtor. Her experience with assisting in various real estate transactions has given her extensive knowledge that she is excited to share with her clients here in the Valley during their home search or sale. She has been... read more

Kim Risi

Broker Associate | CO# FA10074326

970.471.4038 Mobile | 970.926.6777 Office

Kim Risi has called Vail home since 2000 and quickly fell in love with the beauty, lifestyle and culture Vail has to offer.  In addition to Real Estate sales, she has extensive service experience and ownership in the restaurant industry and has developed a keen sense of clients wants and needs.  She boasts an unfailing determination & dedication to prospective... read more

Tony Larese

Associate Broker | CO# 100057399

970.471.4028 Mobile | 970.926.6777 Office

A true Vail native, Tony was born and raised in Vail. Pursuing a Ski Racing career, Tony has visited some of the best mountain resorts in the world but believes there is no place like Vail. On or off the mountain he uses his local knowledge to show Vail at its very best. Following skiing Tony studied Finance at the University of Wyoming and Business Administration and... read more

Ashley Apple Smith

Marketing Director |

970.376.5742 Mobile | 970.926.6777 Office

Ashley Apple Smith was fortunate enough to be born and raised in Vail. She grew up skiing, hiking, golfing, and playing in the Vail Valley's world-class mountains and she graduated from the Vail Mountain School before attending the University of Miami of Ohio and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She now lives between Newport Beach, California and Vail and enjoys... read more

Lynn Emmert

Associate Broker | CO# EA000330641

970.390.2084 Mobile | 970.926.6777 Office

Bob Essin

Associate Broker | CO# EA1312316

970.376.4484 Mobile | 970.926.6777 Office

Bob moved to Vail in 1990 and began his exciting career in The Vail Valley. He was an Administrative Director of Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado, where he met his wife Dara. They decided to move to Texas, Bob was was an attorney specializing in real estate and a legal officer for the Texas Air National Guard.  He was elated when they moved to Vail... read more

Keith Thompson

Associate Broker | CO# FA40022609

970.331.5805 Mobile | 970.926.6777 Office