About Mountain 


Why Choose

Mountain Realty?

Mountain Realty

Jay Raiola, Broker/Owner


Jay Raiola moved to the Vail Valley in 1984, having grown up in NJ & attending college & police academy in CA. She began her 25 year career in criminal justice as a deputy sheriff in Orange County before moving to CO & serving as one of Vail Police Dept's pioneer female police officers. She then became a Probation Officer in Eagle County & culminated her career as a consultant for the CO Division of Criminal Justice, conducting training & providing technical assistance to criminal justice agencies, as well as serving on committees which drafted legislation & 

developed policies & standards.

Jay became a realtor in 1991, initially to handle her own transactions, & opened her own brokerage in Minturn in 2007. 

Seeing the need for networking & 

cooperation among local businesses, Jay formed & led the Minturn-Red Cliff Business Association from 2008 to 2014, a role that kept her in tune with valley-wide business & tourism issues.

She has managed several homeowners' associations, as well as her own properties for over 30 years & has overseen & worked on several renovation & building projects, 

including general contracting her own homes. 

She has served on the Vail Board of Realtors Executive Board and Finance Committee, Minturn Cemetery Board, & Habitat for Humanity Selection Committee.  

Jay currently divides her time between Vail, Denver, & Leadville & is grateful to be able to live & still play in the great Colorado outdoors!


Jay has lived in Colorado for many years and can offer insight into the local real estate market based on experience.


The networks we have built over the years offer many avenues for “spreading the word,” whether marketing your home or helping you find the right property.

​We work with
 agencies who are dependable, attentive & detail-oriented. It is imperative that all agents involved double-check their work, ensuring that all i’s are dotted & t’s are crossed in your transaction. 


Your needs are more important than ours. You shouldn't be pushed or unduly influenced in the important decisions you will make, so we will guide & support you, offering resources & assistance to help make your experience positive. 

​​Here When You Need Help:
We are at your disposal every day & will respond as quickly as possible. You won’t get lost in the shuffle, no matter the price of your property or how many customers we are representing. 

City to Mountains:
Jay has owned property in Denver since 1998 so is well-versed in the market & stays abreast of changing trends in one of the nation's fastest growing cities!

​Multi-List Marketing:
Mountain Realty is a member of the Vail Board of Realtors, & all property listings are posted in the Vail multi-list system (MLS), accessible by all brokers in the Vail Valley. Listings are also posted on several national websites which are viewed by millions of potential buyers all over the world. 
Mountain Realty is a member of ReColorado MLS which serves Denver & many other areas of Colorado.
These multi-list systems allow access to a virtual “world” of current real estate listings & potential buyers!