Julie Retzlaff

Julie Retzlaff - Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate
Vail - 230 Bridge Street




CNE, GRI, RSPS, Vail Pro

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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. 

"When my wife and I began considering the sale of our house in Eagle Vail, our first considerations included if it was the right time to list our property and if so, at what price should we market our home. Fortunately, we had made the acquaintance of Julie Retzlaff, a neighbor who became a great friend. Julie is a licensed real estate agent associated with Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. We approached Julie with our questions and with her counseling, suggestions on presenting the property, and knowledge of the Vail Valley real estate, listed our home for sale. We received multiple offers on our home in a short period of time. Julie guided us through the negotiation, inspection and valuation processes, impressing us with her attention to details and timely responses to deadlines and other typical real estate transaction issues. I would unconditionally recommend her as someone to engage in either the purchase or sale of your home."


"We've worked with several different agents in various markets over the years and Julie is a standout! Her goals are certainly customer focused, and she didn't have a second thought about making our home purchase work for us...even though it ended up not being as financially advantageous to her as it could have been. Julie is a pro who puts the customer first. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others."


"Julie sold us our first home and was great! Knowledgeable, quick to respond, and had our best interests in mind! Even after closing she has been there to help us with some follow up items!"


"We have both bought and sold a home with Julie. In both cases, Julie has gone above and beyond to make the process easy and efficient. She was always available to answer questions and make sure we knew exactly what was going on every step of the way. Julie's hard work paid off when our recent home was under contract within 2 days of listing. We would recommend Julie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home and cannot thank her enough for her help!!"

—eric saetre

"We have worked with Julie over the years on numerous purchases and sales of real estate in the Vail Valley. She is the consummate professional who understands this local market so well. She also has deep knowledge of the legalities and processes associated with getting a deal done. And her responsiveness is superior to any other agent with whom we have worked. We would highly recommend working with Julie. You will not be disappointed."


"Julie made our first home buying experience stress free and fun. We couldn't have been happier working with her and she will be the first person we call when we are ready to move."

—david gutowski

"We recently purchased our first home and could not have asked for a better experience! Julie really helped us find exactly what we were looking for and walked us through every step of the process with ease. She was incredibly responsive, even showing us a place at our request on Easter Sunday with no advance notice. I can't say enough great things about Julie!"


"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."


"Julie is absolutely the best agent ever. We've done several deals with her and she is still amazing us. She works incredibly hard and we trust her implicitly. Need I say more? Just the best"


"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 !!"


"Julie has proven to be the ultimate professional when it comes to our real estate needs in the Vail Valley. Additionally, Julie's involvement with the CO and national real estate association has proven essential to her ongoing growth and knowledge that lends to doing the best job for her clients. I am glad to add that our family's relationship has evolved from one as a client to one as a friend over the five years that we have known her. We have referred friends to Julie in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Roger B."


"Julie is excellent. She is responsive and has a firm handle on all the local real estate. I highly recommend her and would use her again. She was very patient with me and let me take all the time I needed to fine the perfect property for my needs. It has worked out well. I continue to stay in touch with her in an effort to buy another property."


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