Julie Retzlaff - Broker Associate
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, snowshoeing and playing golf. Sophie, her rescue dog, 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.