Housing 101

Buying a home can be stressful, time-consuming and overwhelming. Finding something “affordable” in the Roaring Fork Valley free market can be challenging to say the least. The folks at Pitkin County recognize that coming up with enough of a down payment or qualifying for a mortgage to purchase a property in the Valley may be what prevents employees from purchasing homes and putting down long term roots. It is for this reason that Pitkin County has put together two programs to assist their employees to transition from being renters to becoming home owners. Information regarding the County’s deed restricted housing and down payment assistance programs can be found on my website.

My name is Sally Shiekman and I am a licensed real estate professional with Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty. I have been listing and selling homes in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1992. I also manage long term rental properties in the valley. I’ve represented Pitkin County as their Buyer’s Broker for over 5 years and the County has engaged me to serve as a contact for County staff to navigate the complexities of purchasing properties in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Although I am happy to discuss your rental needs if you aren’t in a position to purchase a property at this time, the focus of this page is to provide information regarding the purchase of real estate. 

Please feel free to email me at Sally@sallyshiekman.com or call me at 970-948-7530 with any questions you may have. 

Read more here: Housing 101

Mortgage Information for Pitkin County Employees

     Read the full pdf document here.


Mortgage Lenders

Katie Erickson, NMLS #515891, Bay Equity, 970-279-7099, kerickson@bayeq.com
Jeremy Joslin, NMLS #657843, Bay Equity, 970-366-3444, jjoslin@bayeq.com 

Jody Cooper, NMLS #420460, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 970-544-2333, jody.cooper@wellsfargo.com.

Ryan Beckman, NMLS #368681, Academy Mortgage, 970-927-1000, ryan.beckman@academymortgage.com

Why Sally?

With her passion and knowledge for the area, Sally is the ideal professional to help you make the most of your opportunities here in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Sally Shiekman


Aspen Snowmass SIR
Sotheby's Intl. Realty

Congratulations to Sally for 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."

  • Office Direct: 970-429-1088
  • Cell: 970-948-7530
  • Office Main: 970-925-6060
  • Email Sally
  • 415 E. Hyman Ave
  • Aspen, CO 81611


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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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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