Ben Rule doesn’t follow the standard playbook; he creates all new ones. The Colorado native and top producing real estate agent is well-known for charting his own path, leveraging his unique background in finance and real estate to serve both Vail Valley and Central Denver alongside wife and licensed real estate broker, Erin Rule. Together they split their time between the city and the mountains, delivering a full-service approach that generates results.
Ben’s deep personal history with Denver and the Vail area stem from more than 20 years as a Mile High resident, coupled by a lifetime of skiing Vail and Beaver Creek mountains. His intimate knowledge of each area not only matches clients with homes in communities that perfectly suit their lifestyle, but arms them with critical insights that give them an edge over the competition. Combined with robust, multi-channel and multi-media marketing, comprehensive pricing analysis, and expert negotiation and transaction expertise, Ben and Erin help clients buy and sell with ease – and build long-term relationships in the process.
In fact, Ben grew up in real estate and was raised by a family of Realtors and lenders who emphasized the importance of customer service and lasting client relationships. Despite Ben’s outstanding success, he has never lost sight of what got him here in the first place – the people and the relationships he has built along the way. “I pride myself on becoming a deeply trusted advisor, counselor, and confidant to our clients,” he says. “I take the time to understand what works for a client’s goals and give them candid, well researched information to keep them informed and comfortable throughout the entire process.”
Ben is also uniquely positioned to advise clients on the numbers side, and has amassed a spotless financial background that includes seven years in middle market M&A investment banking, followed by 12 years in key finance, real estate and strategy roles helping to launch and build the leading companies in the luxury destination club industry, Exclusive Resorts and Inspirato. His rare understanding of how to best structure and finance resort property investments, and more importantly, how to maximize rental options for those properties while meeting the clients desire to still enjoy the home, are a clear advantage in Colorado’s explosive marketplace.
Experienced in private equity real estate funds, venture capital and other capital market transactions, Ben offers a compelling track record of results. He holds a Bachelors in Finance from Colorado State University, an MBA in Finance from the University of Denver, and was a founding member of the senior team that launched Asia’s first destination club.
Today he calls Platt Park home, and lives happily with wife Erin and their two daughters. They keep actively involved in their children’s school, St. Anne’s, and support a range of charities, including cleft palate support groups and organizations in Kolkata, India. In addition, Ben’s family is one of the founding families of Restoration Community Church in Denver, where he serves as a trustee. When he is not out facilitating a seamless sale or showcasing homes in the best possible light, Ben can be found spending quality time with his kids and enjoying all Colorado has to offer, from skiing and hiking to grilling out with family and friends or exploring the newest restaurants.