Team O’Brien-Tony O'Brien & Julie Heaton

Tony O'Brien

In October of 1989, Tony's real estate career began when he joined Vail Associates Real Estate. Tony has been helping families ever since to buy and sell real estate in the Vail Valley. 

Originally from the upper peninsula of Michigan, Tony came to Colorado right after college. He lived in Telluride, CO for three years where he received valuable experience in marketing and guest services.  He moved to Vail in 1989 and feels it was one of his best decisions ever - " Moving to Vail has been the best decision I've ever made because it is such a wonderful place to raise a family and enjoy the outdoors".


Tony is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Computer Information Systems. He received his Broker Real Estate licenses from the Jones Real Estate College in 1989. Continuing education is an integral part of Tony's business as he attends real estate classes on a regular basis.   


Tony lives in Edwards with Shannon, his wife,  and his five children, Cannon, Mckenzie, Alexandra, Barbara and Slater. When he's not in the office you can find him playing with the kids, skiing, golfing, fishing, hiking or running.


Julie Heaton


Originally from Tulsa, OK, Julie relocated to Vail in 1999. She prides herself on a friendly and "down-to-earth" approach to selling real estate. Julie's varied experience with every detail and intricacy of the real estate transaction offers an uncommon advantage to Julie's clients.

Julie's real estate career began in 2001 when she joined Stewart Title of Vail.  In 2014, armed with a breadth of experience with hundreds of successful real estate closings, Julie became a Broker Associate with Slifer, Smith & Frampton. 


Julie attended Oklahoma State University. Continuing education and staying ahead of real estate technology trends gives Julie's buyers and sellers an decisive edge in today's fast-paced real estate environment.


Julie lives in Avon with her partner, Kyle and chocolate lab, River. When she's not in the office and depending on the season, you may find her on the ski slopes, camping, hiking, hunting or paddle-boarding local rivers.

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