Getting to Know Sally Shiekman

To the untrained ear, it sounds like Greek: Face shots. Fourteeners. Paepcke. Pow pow. Single track. Freshies. To decipher the meaning of these seemingly exotic words, you have to know the language of the mountains. This is a language that local Realtor® Sally Shiekman easily understands and loves to hear. She is so in tune with the unique vocabulary spoken here in Aspen that you might say it’s become her second language.

What Are Your Mountain Dreams?

Sally’s goal is to always keep you informed, from consultation to close. She has mastered the art of the long-distance transaction and uses the latest technology to help you make sound decisions about your investment. From her invaluable insights to her expert knowledge of the area, Sally makes your transition a smooth one. For buyers, Sally has her “eyes open and her ear to the ground” and often knows about the best available properties before they come on the market. For sellers, Sally’s innovative marketing strategies reach qualified buyers, whether they’re across town or across the globe, bringing your home sale to a quick and successful close.

If you’re considering purchasing or selling property in Aspen/Snowmass or the Roaring Fork Valley, don’t settle for just any Realtor.® Turn to the real estate professional whose Mountains of Experience can make your dreams of buying or selling a home a reality. Call Sally today for a free consultation.

Fluent in Mountain Language

There’s more to being fluent in mountain-speak than simply knowing what it means to have a job with a “powder clause” or spending an afternoon “at the lawn by the tent.” For Sally, it means knowing where to find the best coffee, when to get up early for fresh snow (or when a storm is overrated) and where to go down valley for the best tacos in Colorado. Looking beyond Aspen’s breath taking beauty and its destination appeal, this active and involved mom has found there’s no better place to raise a family than in this close-knit community. She knows firsthand that “family” is spoken here and that it's one of the biggest draws for people who reside here—whether part-time or full-time.

"Through education, training and the last 20 years, I have mastered the art of contract writing, negotiation techniques, and how to be an honest, hard-working, thorough, professional and conscientious Realtor. My market knowledge and ability to think outside-the-box are crucial to my success as a real estate professional."

A Unique Vocabulary

This dynamic professional has been building up her vocabulary of mountain language since the age of three, when she donned her first pair of skis and never looked back. Her family had vacationed in the Roaring Fork Valley every winter for as long as she could remember, and even after mastering Aspen’s black diamond runs, Sally dreamed of making the mountains her home. Although this accomplished businesswoman’s gift for language took her all over the world and later prompted her to pursue a foreign language degree, Sally knew that this beautiful locale was where she belonged.

Some of the words that best describe Sally are integrity, tenacity, hard working, ethical, professional, dedicated, reliable, responsible, conscientious, honest, an attention to detail so that nothing falls through the cracks. She has an unending commitment to seeing the project through and getting the job done.
Family is an important aspect of Sally’s life. She treasures each moment spent with her husband and two daughters.
With her passion and knowledge for this area, Sally is the ideal professional to help you make the most of your opportunities here in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Sally’s Certifications

1992 - Passed the real estate exam and became a licensed real estate professional in the State of Colorado.

2001 -  Earned the Certified Residential Specialist (“CRS”) certification.  In order to earn this designation, Sally completed a rigorous course of training and met significant experience and sales requirements. This designation helps set Sally apart from other brokers, taking advantage of superior continuing education classes and having the opportunity to give and receive referrals from other CRS designated brokers all over the country.

2006 - Earned the National Association of Realtor’s e-PRO certification.

2010 - Earned the Certified Negotiation Expert (“CNE”) certification.

"I am a big believer in continuing education and take way more than the 24 hours of continuing education that is required of real estate brokers every three years. This helps me to stay on top of changes in the industry and continue to sharpen my skills as a real estate broker."

Why Sally?

The Local’s Choice! Awarded one of the Top Female Realtors in 2018, 2019 and 2020 by readers of The Aspen Times.

Sally Shiekman


Aspen Snowmass SIR
Sotheby's Intl. Realty

Congratulations on winning the Female Realtor of the Year by The Aspen Times!

"I am so honored to have been voted the 2019 #1 Female Realtor in the Aspen Times' Best of Aspen competition. Thank you so much for your votes (and your votes of confidence in me and my abilities as a real estate professional!). I am truly grateful and humbled."
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  • Aspen, CO 81611


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I love our real estate agent. The first week we moved in she provided awesome dinners and moral support everyday. She only had our best interest in hand through the entire transaction. Now a month later she swept us off our feet for a phenomenal Saturday night dinner with all family members included. Thanks Sally Shiekman for going above and beyond as you always do. You are not just a great realtor but a caring, smart, and on the ball agent. By the way she was also just voted the best female real estate agent in the Aspen Valley area. Thanks Sally!
Whitson Alexander Smith
I want to thank you for all the work you did to sell my Aspen condo. Now that I have worked with you as a buyer and a seller, I am definitely impressed with your professionalism. I know that you are busy, but you are very organized and thorough so that your clients get excellent service. I think the hardest part of any real estate deal is negotiating a contract and getting that contract to closing. I appreciate you helping me get a full price contract with only minor contingencies, and then following each deadline so that nothing fell through the cracks.
Betty Hoye
Through Sally’s efforts our transactions went through without any problems and we received the highest sales price for a unit of our size in the complex. Sally is a true professional in all respects and provided us with top quality service. She made the process easy and painless. Should we ever require a real estate broker in the future, you can be sure we will call Sally.
Kim Nuzzo and Eileen Kinkelaar
Sally Shiekman has acted as my real estate broker in 4 different transactions. Her professional manner, close attention to the market and new additions to it, attention to detail, and willingness to do what it takes to find the perfect buyer and/or property make her an exceptional broker.
Margo Chisholm
Sally is a true professional. Her open manner, honesty and knowledge of the real estate market are outstanding. I would highly recommend her to any potential buyer or seller in the valley.
Nancy Albert
Sally was there with guidance throughout the process of purchasing our home in Snowmass Village. She is knowledgeable about the markets from Aspen to down-valley. We definitely recommend Sally for anyone who is looking for a real estate professional.
Dan & Judi Smith
The most important thing that Sally did for us was to make us comfortable with the experience. She answered all of our novice questions and understood that we were truly starting from the beginning. She showed us a wide range of property so that we had a full view of the valley real estate market.
Jenny & Simon Elliot
I highly recommend Sally Shiekman as a realtor. She was always available to answer any questions I had and was on top of every deadline in the contract. I am a busy mortgage lender and so I appreciate Sally’s attention to detail, integrity and genuine concern.
Karen E. Crepps
Sally worked with us to understand our needs, out architectural preferences, and our financial capabilities. She patiently showed us properties from Aspen to Glenwood Springs, and we fell in love with our house in Carbondale.
Randi Lowenthal
Sally always carefully explained each part of the selling/buying process, answered every question patiently, and was completely honest about the possible outcome(s) of the entire event. Buying/selling a home is an emotional and exciting time; Sally has the ability to keep things calm while retaining that important sense of excitement.
Wally & Kris Graham
Sally went above and beyond to at first find us a home to suit our needs and finally to sell our home in a timely manner… Sally guided us through all of the details of our sale and was a terrific advocate for us in the process. We wouldn’t consider using anyone else in the future.
Ericka & Joseph Meade
I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the fantastic job you did in helping me find a home. I had been through the process several times before, and my experiences have been mixed. However, after working with Sally, I believe I have truly seen someone who wants to consistently provide the absolute best service for their client. Sally’s professionalism, concern for my specific needs, and consistency in following-up on every detail went beyond my expectations.
Scott Crawford
Searching for real estate in the Roaring Fork Valley can be a daunting prospect for any buyer, but you and your associates made the process fun rather than overwhelming.
Cassia R. Furman
Your knowledge of the market and advice were very helpful as I came to a decision. I also appreciated your attention to detail and immediate response to each of my questions and needs.
Jenny S. Morton
Sally was very professional, persistent without pressuring, and handled all details necessary to complete the sale. When it came time to sell that property and purchase another, although both my husband and I had become good friends with many other local realtors, we both felt strongly that Sally should be our listing and buying agent.
Anne & Mark Grice
We feel that Sally is always looking out for our best interests. She has a great knowledge of the market, is diligent, honest and has integrity. We would not consider making another move with out Sally’s help. She is the best!
Gigi & Tim Durand
Sally recently helped my wife and I to purchase a building site in the Missouri Heights area. Sally made the purchase a great experience; she showed us much of what the valley had to offer over a several days time frame. Sally presented us with information on what was currently on the market. We have since purchase a property and are already projecting an increase in value. Sally has kept in touch since the purchase providing valuable information.
Donald Russell
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