Jeff Kelley joined Compass in March of 2020. He has successfully represented both buyers and sellers in the residential and commercial markets from Aspen to Rifle for the past 14 years with an emphasis in the towns of Carbondale, Basalt and Glenwood Springs. As an avid golfer, Jeff specializes in the golf course communities of River Valley Ranch, Aspen Glen, Ironbridge and The Ranch at Roaring Fork.
Jeff moved from San Clemente, California to Carbondale in 2001 where he continued his passion of teaching High School English and coaching football at RFHS and GSHS. However, after 12 years in the education field he desired a career change and become a real estate broker in 2006.
Jeff quickly established himself as a quick learner and closer in both the residential and commercial real estate markets via his contacts and connections throughout the Roaring Fork Valley as both a teacher and coach. In his first full year Jeff was the 2007 “Broker of the Year” for The Fleisher Company. After seven more years as a successful independent broker, Jeff decided it was time to open his own company and formed RiverStone Real Estate in 2014. By 2016 RiverStone Real Estate had their best year ever as they completed 37 transactions and Jeff completed 24 of them. In 2019 Jeff ranked 69 out of 688 brokers in total sales volume (16.1 M) completing 26.5 transactions.
Jeff credits his success toward his simple philosophy of representing his clients with respect, integrity, and professionalism. He also believes his “knowledge” of the local market is an undeniable asset to his client’s when they are trying to make a major decision of buying their first home, purchasing an investment property or signing a commercial lease.
Jeff currently lives in Ironbridge with his significant other Cailen Hollenback and her 4 children (Cole 22, Morgan 20, Connor 16, Molly 12) and Jeff’s two children (Jake 21, Lisa 19). Well….4 are in college! They are a happy blended family that enjoys river rafting down the Roaring Fork & Colorado Rivers, skiing, hiking, golfing and of course their annual beach trip to San Diego.