Sue Runnells

Broker Associate

Frisco, CO

About Sue

The last thing I want to do is sell you a house.

What?! Wait a minute. I’m a REALTOR, right?

Yes. My motivation is to help you find a home. It’s not the same. Let’s have a conversation – help me understand what’s important to you.

There’s a reason I’ve been awarded Best Real Estate Agent in Summit County. I understand the Summit County market, and the mindset of sellers and buyers. If you’re looking to sell, I have the connections & networks to put your home in front of the most likely buyers. I use cutting edge technology, one-on-one relationships and COVID-19-responsible procedures to introduce the right buyer to THEIR ideal home (yours!). If you’re looking to buy, I can help you ask the right questions (especially if you think you might want to use the home to generate income via vacation rentals).

For the past decade I’ve been deeply immersed in the STR – short-term rental – vacation business in Summit County. I understand – REALLY understand – what guests are looking for when they rent a home. If you’re thinking of renting your new home, I can help you find the home to purchase that not only speaks to you, but has what renters are looking for.

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Specializing in high-end real estate transactions, Sue takes the time to educate her clients on all the tiny details and nuances of the real estate process. Every deal is different – full of complexities – and Sue considers it her responsibility to help her clients understand everything that is happening – and why. She is a fierce advocate for her clients, and works tirelessly to assist them in realizing their mountain home dream – whether it’s selling their current home, or helping them find a new one.

Sue is very active in the local community, serving as a figure skating and power skating coach for many years at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena in Breckenridge. She served as the Chair of the Komen Snowshoe For The Cure in 2020, in addition to Director of Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties’ statewide sponsorship of Komen Colorado’s Race For The Cure, More Than Pink Walk and Snowshoe For The Cure. Sue also headed up CBMP’s #HomesForDogs project and involvement with OutRunDiabetes.

For the last three years, Sue has been recognized as one of the Top 3 brokers in Summit County by the Summit Daily “Best Of Summit” award. *In 2020, Sue was awarded FIRST place as Best Real Estate Agent in Summit County.

Sue has earned certification as a Global Luxury broker and membership in the Million Dollar Guild. She is a member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and has earned the Luxury Online Marketing designation. Sue is a member of Summit Realtors, REColorado, the Colorado Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Additionally, she is a certified Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist, and Smart Home Certified Broker.

Credentials & Memberships

  • Coldwell Banker Global Luxury certified
  • Certified Luxury Marketing Specialist
  • Certified ONLINE Luxury Marketing Specialist
  • International Sterling Society Winner
  • 2020 Best of Summit Winner – Best Real Estate Agent
  • Summit Daily 2019 “Best of Summit” Real Estate Agent – Winner, 2nd place
  • Summit Daily 2018 “Best of Summit” Real Estate Agent – Winner, 2nd place
  • Certified Smart Home Specialist
  • Colorado Real Estate Broker license
  • Member, Summit Realtors
  • Member, Colorado Association of Realtors
  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Institute of Luxury Home Marketing

Community Involvement

  • 2019-2020 – Team Director, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties statewide sponsorship of Susan G Komen Colorado
  • 2020 – Komen Colorado Snowshoe For The Cure, Statewide Committee Chair
  • 2019 – Snowshoe For The Cure, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, Committee Chair
  • 2018 – OutRun Diabetes, Coordinator for Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties’ sponsorship
  • 2018 – #HomesForDogs Project, Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, Committee Chair


My husband and I moved from out of state, so to say our stress levels were high is an understatement. Sue was extremely knowledgeable and supportive the whole way. She knows her stuff which made this side of our real estate transaction seamless. We highly recommend her and can’t say enough great things about her.


We have sold and bought several properties in different locations. We found Sue to be the best agent we have ever worked with. Sue combines professionalism, attention to every detail, a positive attitude and a highly engaging personality. She kept us informed every step of the way in the sale of our Dillon property and the purchase of our Frisco property. The transactions for both properties were more challenging than we had previously experienced. Sue navigated the issues, kept us informed and efficiently closed the transactions. She is very knowledgeable of Summit County real estate and she cares very much for her clients both personally and professionally. She definitely goes above and beyond for her clients.


Sue provided excellent customer service. She was very responsive, knowledgeable about the market and provided us with referrals for all the items that we needed to execute the transaction. We were very fortunate to find her. If you are looking for a realtor we highly recommend Sue.


Working with Sue was an eye-opening and educational experience. There are SO many tiny, tiny details involved in finding a property, making an offer on a property and then closing. Sue really took the time to explain the process (many times, because I asked her MANY times). She was patient in her explanations, repeatedly expressing that it was her job to explain things in a manner that I could understand. Throughout the entire process, I felt that Sue understood how important this was to me; I never felt pressured to purchase something bigger or more expensive or outside of my comfort zone. In fact, she fully embodied her adage that she was there to help me “find a home” not just “buy a house.” The depth of her knowledge is immense: she understands vacation rental purchases, first-time buyers or even third/fourth homeowners. And she REALLY understands Summit County. She helped educate me on many things that were Summit County-specific, but not necessarily real estate-related. Most of her clients buy homes without ever even setting foot in them. After working with Sue, I now understand how her clients could have that level of trust. If she doesn’t know the answer to a question (which is rare), she will find out. And if specific work is needed on your property (painters, flooring, plumbers, etc.), she can generally recommend several reliable people for the job. I always felt like Sue had my best interests (and only MY best interests) at heart. I couldn’t have asked for a better advocate. I will use her again, and I highly recommend for others to do the same.

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