Julie Retzlaff


Julie's story reads like so many of the residents of the Vail Valley. She came to Vail for 2 weeks and stayed for 6 years. That was the first time! She returned to Vail in 2003 and doesn't have any plans to leave.  How can you not fall in love with this beautiful valley and the lifestyle that it offers? Born and raised on a North Dakota farm, the love of the country has never left her. After graduating from North Dakota State University, Julie moved to Denver. She owned a business in the Health Care Industry for 11 years before moving back to the Vail Valley. 


With continuing education an important priority, Julie holds some of the most important Real Estate designations and certifications this industry offers:

CRS - Certified Residential Specialist

CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert

RSPS – Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist

CLHMS – Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

GRI – Graduate, Real Estate Institute

CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert


2016 – Board of Directors, Colorado Association of REALTORS Business Services

2016 – 2017 – Incoming Chair, Board Services, Colorado Association of REALTORS

2013 – Chair, Board of Directors, Vail Board of REALTORS

2013, 2014, 2015 – VP Member Services, Colorado Association of REALTORS

2013, 2014, 2016 – Presidential Advisory Groups, Colorado Association of REALTORS


2014 – REALTOR of the Year, Vail Board of REALTORS

2014 – Distinguished Service Award, Colorado Association of REALTORS


Julie has volunteered for numerous organizations around Eagle County and supported them both financially and by donating her time. You will always find her at the Empty Bowls fund raiser in August for the Salvation Army.

Julie also serves as a Director for the Vail Board of REALTORS Foundation which is the non-profit part of the VBR that operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. 


Julie’s love of the outdoors keeps her busy skiing, hiking, biking, snowshoeing and playing golf. Her yellow lab, Harley, makes sure that she spends lots of time in the back country. She accomplished one of her “life goals” by summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. 

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Julie made a huge difference in the lives of our family. She helped us quickly find a home and made it an incredibly smooth and easy process. I have worked with several realtors before and Julie stands out as being best in class. I strongly recommend Julie as a realtor; she was the best partner in this process we could have asked for.

— Christina C.

Julie is absolutely amazing. She is an incredible professional who went well beyond the call of duty to help us find our dream place in Vail. Julie did everything !!! We literally could not have purchased our place without Julie. She found it, negotiated the deal, stuck with it through closing procedures and then ensured that the property was empty and properly vacated as expected. We loved working with Julie and would happily recommend her to anyone.... She didn't even ask me to write this review. She is that good !! Thank you Julie for everything!

— Steven C.

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