Vashti Rael

"Vashti was amazing! Great follow up, and a wonderful person to work with." - CBSS

I moved to Northern Colorado from West Texas in 2004 to study at Colorado State University. I was unsure of what direction to take my studies but knew that I needed to be intricately involved with people. After a 5 year career that included sales, marketing, journalism, commercial and residential leasing, I moved into real estate. I enjoy striving to be the best at what I do, and bring that passion for excellence into everything I do as an agent.

For me, what sets Fort Collins apart and keeps me engaged are the amazing people I’ve met and built great relationships with. Not to mention the plethora of outdoors activities, the eccentricity of Old Town, the great schools, amazing restaurants and being close to my alma mater, CSU. This area is truly a great place to live.

I draw a lot of inspiration from my time as a journalist. I started in high school and quickly set a finger to the pulse of a lot of interesting people and businesses. I carried that into college and then into a staff writer at a local paper. It taught me to truly listen, the dig a little deeper to find the real issue but more importantly to seek out and treasure the story I find in everyday life. When I'm not working, I love to explore, whether it’s a new destination, restaurant, gym class, coffee shop or author. Also, I love the water. Whether it's swimming laps in my gym's outdoor pool in the middle of winter, snorkeling in the Bahamas or gaining more experience as a scuba diver. I am most looking forward to my next trip to Mexico.


Vashti was amazing! Great follow up, and a wonderful person to work with. We will use her again for all of our real estate needs. It was a very challenging market but [with] 8z and Vashti we found exactly what we were looking for.

Jeanne L.

8z Real Estate is the total package - everything and every service you need is under one roof. Everyone I dealt with knew their stuff, were friendly, and very helpful to me.

Becky G.

There are three main reasons why my 8z Realtors are such effective agents. They are careful listeners, know people who can get things done, and are on the cutting edge of real estate technology.