Caroline Wagner

Caroline Wagner

Broker Associate


Caroline Wagner Team
Vail | Denver | Luxury Homes | Design Consultation | Staging | Marketing


English | French | German | Spanish


University of Frankfurt/ Germany - Business Administration

Universidad de Diseño Costa Rica - Interior Design
Client Testimonials

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"The choice of a realtor typically is fraught with uncertainty and the feeling of doubt as to whether the professional chosen understands what truly is motivating you to buy or sell something you view as more than merely a piece of property. These transactions, at virtually any place on the economic spectrum, are far more personal and meaningful than the average business deal. I am writing this testimonial to provide the public with more detailed knowledge as to why Caroline Wagner and her team are the perfect choice as your realtor if you are buying or selling a home, as a main residence, vacation home, or rental property. My wife and I were fortunate to have found Caroline in our search for that special house we were looking to acquire for our new lifestyle in Colorado anticipating a move from NJ within the next 2-3 years. During the search, Caroline was wonderfully inquisitive in trying to learn who we were and what our lifestyles and life goals were so that she could present us with options that were calculated to meet our "asks" in a new home. Her communication skills are superb and her responsiveness throughout the process was well beyond any of the realtors we have used previously. Caroline's candid and detailed approach to our transaction saved us an enormous amount of time and provided us with the confidence to know we were making completely informed decisions. We learned in the process that Caroline's talent for understanding ethical negotiations is without peer. In this particular buy, the sellers were moving into a house directly across the road and would become our neighbors. It was important for us that we maintain a good relationship with them while ensuring that our economic interests were protected. This was when Caroline absolutely shined. Making a smooth transition into a close-knit, rural community, where neighbors depend and can depend on each other, was an important goal that Caroline helped attain with flying colors. When our personal situation changed several years later, and we were deciding whether to sell our now renovated mountain cabin, I turned to Caroline yet again to help us with our decision, timing, and marketing of our new home. Caroline's guidance and responsiveness were absolutely amazing. She has an intuition as to what buyers are seeking in any market. With her guidance and expertise, which included advising us in making tough decisions over final major renovations, determining our initial asking price, and more importantly, the timing of putting our cabin on the market, we became "the only game in town" resulting in our selling our cabin at nearly 25% over our asking price and at more than 46% over our purchase price less than 3 years earlier, which of course Caroline had helped us negotiate. Throughout the closing process in both our buy and our sell, Caroline was there with solid advice and ensured that each closing went off without a hitch. Colorado is a difficult real estate market and the ability to maximize the value of your resources is more important than ever. If you are buying a new home or selling your current one in Colorado, you should know that Caroline Wagner and her team would be the perfect choice as your realtor. It is my pleasure to be able to recommend Caroline, without reservation, as highly as any professional in any field with whom I have ever worked." - Richard B

"I was a home builder for over 30 years and have seen a lot of realtors come and go. Several realtors have promised me many things, but were unable to deliver. I have never known a person with as much tenacity and drive as Ms. Wagner. She is not only smart and principled, but truly a person of her word. My wife and I reside in Scottsdale, AZ and were unable to attend to several items necessary for closing. Caroline has a "get it done attitude" and never hesitated to do the extra work necessary to close the transaction. Her fluency in four languages blew us away. What an asset to your company!" - Tommy

"Caroline Wagner knows the Vail Valley so very well. She is a consummate professional and very pleasant. She helped us comb the area that eventually lead us to purchase our dream home. She is outstanding in business dealing and in communicating with clients."

"Caroline was able to put my buyer in contact with a Banker who approved a loan in 2 days. This was critical to the sale of my property as the buyer was having difficulty securing a loan, even though my buyer was highly qualified. My property was a difficult sale and she did it! Thanks Caroline!"

"We recently sold a house in Vail Colorado with the assistance of our realtor Caroline, Wagner. Caroline was a delight to work with. We found her honest, hardworking and very knowledgeable of our area. We had a quick sale that went smoothly from beginning to end. All of our questions were dealt with in an efficient and professional manner. We highly recommend Caroline to others looking to list their homes."

"Caroline Wagner definitely qualifies for the highest echelon of realtors. She is very personable, warm and knowledgeable but firm when the occasion requires it. She quickly brought us an acceptable offer when she listed our home. She was available at a moment’s notice to arrange showings of replacement homes which met our wishes in the “hot” Denver area market. She is able to make the sale and purchase of a home a much less daunting experience with her negotiating skills and broad list of accomplished people needed to quickly and efficiently satisfy the requirements of real estate transactions. We feel that she is just the best of the best and are happy that to have chosen her. She is a great asset to real estate."

About Caroline

Caroline Wagner Team

Caroline is far from being your average Realtor®. Rather, she is a true cosmopolitan who brings together people, places, and beautiful things. Born and raised in Europe to a family of athletes and show-jumpers, she lived and worked in many different places like Germany, France, Switzerland, Latin America, and the US. That said, it is only natural that she is completely fluent in German, French, Spanish, and of course English. An MBA from the University of Frankfurt/Germany and an Interior Design education is the perfect foundation for a successful real estate career, which Caroline started in Costa Rica in 2004 while building a condo complex. 

 Caroline is a master at the art of negotiation and is passionate about skillfully representing her clients. Though she continually studies to be an extremely knowledgeable professional, her creativity and passion for finding and marketing homes are what sets her apart. Helping people to find their place in the world is incredibly rewarding to her. Design and architecture have always been her passion as well as sports like skiing, tennis and horseback riding. She designed, built, staged and marketed a mountain home very successfully and loves advising her clients on any design/remodel projects. Her son Gregory Zen-Ruffinen who grew up between Latin America, Switzerland and Colorado has joined her team in the Vail Valley.