What does being a REALTOR® mean to me?  It's my opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

In 2003 I left Silicon Valley where I worked as an Account Manager for a Corporate Travel Company handling multi-million dollar travel contracts for Fortune 500 Companies.  After September 11th, my life in the travel business changed forever, so along with my husband we decided to seek a change in life and move to El Dorado Hills where I started my real estate career with Lyon Real Estate, the Market Leader.

My passion in life is real estate.  I have spent over a decade establishing myself as an agent that is well respected amongst my peers and as a REALTOR® that is decisive and strong willed, yet fair and level headed when dealing with the challenging environment of real estate. I love the entire process, minus the lack of sleep on some transactions. 

In my experience, I have handle all types of real estate transactions. I love my “fixer-uppers”, which I do for clients and for myself, as well as all types of single family residences in the Tri-County area. If you are looking to buy, sell, invest or take on a fixer, let me help. I’m determined to make it all work.  I have firsthand experience in all areas and have been personally through all the pit falls and challenges of tough projects and overcame them to experience the joys that result in accomplishing dreams you never thought you could achieve.

My #1 priority is my dedication to my clients. This is the biggest investment you will make in your life and to be able to counsel you is an honor and duty that I take seriously.

Outside of real estate, I love my home improvement projects and love to go out in the back yard and dig in the dirt; it does wonders for the body and mind!!!

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Colleen went above and beyond her responsibilities as an agent. She took the time to understand my needs and also my wants to find the prefect house for me. She is an exceptional agent and has become a good friend.


—Jeannie: Folsom
  /  July 2017

Colleen Voss-Vakili was helpful and encouraging at all times and worked diligently to obtain the desired results for me. I would definitely go to her again if I were to sell again. All in all the relationship was very rewarding.


—Beverly Nugen,Fair Oaks, CA
  /  June 2017

Colleen had worked with my family on several homes and her integrity and personal attention was the reason I chose her. I have faith and trust in her.


—Jeannie Pratt, Shingle Springs
  /  May 2017

Thank you, again, Colleen. This was a very fast and smooth transaction. I appreciate your insight and honesty as well as your knowledge of local real estate and real estate transactions. I also appreciated your attention to detail and level of customer service.


—Glen, Fair Oaks
  /  May 2017

Colleen Voss-Vakili and her choice working with Lyon Real Estate Folsom showed a good team spirit. All involved was very nice to see! Colleen was very through and professional. I would recommend her for sure. Amazing knowledge Very satisfied with her help in selling my home and, just love my new home!


—Irma Kalmar, Folsom
  /  May 2017

Colleen was diligent, considerate, extremely helpful even with issues outside of her scope of responsibility. She kept me informed of the status at all times. She was a woman of her word. Although preparing a home for showing and sale can be a lot of work and stressful, Colleen's expertise made for a great experience.


—Rosemarie
  /  March 2017

She was the agent listed on the yard sign. She did a good job for both us and the seller, who moved to Hawaii.


—Steve Veirs
  /  October 2016

With the current real estate market so strong, you may be thinking of upgrading to a bigger house and/or selling your current house. Finding the agent that will work for you is sometimes difficult...not knowing who to turn to. Colleen Voss-Vakili from Lyons Realty has far surpassed my expectations. She has sold 2 houses for me in the passed couple years. This last house in particular was rather difficult as I was living in Texas and trying to sell a house in California. The house needed some TLC before I could put it on the market. Colleen frequently went above and beyond during my renovation process. She helped me choose interior/exterior paint colors, lighting, carpet, and granite as she was familiar with the newest styles and colors that would make my house stand out. She had excellent communication. She kept me informed through the whole process. She was always a step ahead. I could get in contact without any problems. I was able to prep the house for sale within a week and then open escrow with a full offer within 5 days of opening. I wouldn't hesitate to contact Colleen for any of my real estate needs...She is simply AWESOME ! Call her today at: 916.752-5190.


—Shad Clark, Folsom CA
  /  June 2016

Additional Testimonials

Colleen went above and beyond her responsibilities as an agent. She took the time to understand my needs and also my wants to find the prefect house for me. She is an exceptional agent and has become a good friend.


—Jeannie: Folsom
  /  July 2017

Colleen Voss-Vakili was helpful and encouraging at all times and worked diligently to obtain the desired results for me. I would definitely go to her again if I were to sell again. All in all the relationship was very rewarding.


—Beverly Nugen,Fair Oaks, CA
  /  June 2017

"Colleen Voss-Vakili was helpful and encouraging at all times and worked diligently to obtain the desired results for me. I would definitely go to her again if I were to sell again. All in all the relationship was very rewarding. "


—Beverly
  /  June 2017

Colleen Voss-Vakili and her choice working with Lyon Real Estate Folsom showed a good team spirit. All involved was very nice to see! Colleen was very through and professional. I would recommend her for sure. Amazing knowledge Very satisfied with her help in selling my home and, just love my new home!


—Irma
  /  May 2017

Colleen had worked with my family on several homes and her integrity and personal attention was the reason I chose her. I have faith and trust in her.


—Jeannie Pratt, Shingle Springs
  /  May 2017

Thank you, again, Colleen. This was a very fast and smooth transaction. I appreciate your insight and honesty as well as your knowledge of local real estate and real estate transactions. I also appreciated your attention to detail and level of customer service.


—Glen, Fair Oaks
  /  May 2017

"Thank you, again, Colleen. This was a very fast and smooth transaction. I appreciate your insight and honesty as well as your knowledge of local real estate and real estate transactions. I also appreciated your attention to detail and level of customer service. "


—Glen
  /  May 2017

"Colleen had worked with my family on several homes and her integrity and personal attention was the reason I chose her. I have faith and trust in her."


—Jean
  /  May 2017

Colleen Voss-Vakili and her choice working with Lyon Real Estate Folsom showed a good team spirit. All involved was very nice to see! Colleen was very through and professional. I would recommend her for sure. Amazing knowledge Very satisfied with her help in selling my home and, just love my new home!


—Irma Kalmar, Folsom
  /  May 2017

Colleen was diligent, considerate, extremely helpful even with issues outside of her scope of responsibility. She kept me informed of the status at all times. She was a woman of her word. Although preparing a home for showing and sale can be a lot of work and stressful, Colleen's expertise made for a great experience.


—Rosemarie
  /  March 2017

She was the agent listed on the yard sign. She did a good job for both us and the seller, who moved to Hawaii.


—Steve Veirs
  /  October 2016

"With the current real estate market so strong, you may be thinking of upgrading to a bigger house and/or selling your current house. Finding the agent that will work for you is sometimes difficult...not knowing who to turn to. Colleen Voss-Vakili from Lyons Realty has far surpassed my expectations. She has sold 2 houses for me in the passed couple years. This last house in particular was rather difficult as I was living in Texas and trying to sell a house in California. The house needed some TLC before I could put it on the market. Colleen frequently went above and beyond during my renovation process. She helped me choose interior/exterior paint colors, lighting, carpet, and granite as she was familiar with the newest styles and colors that would make my house stand out. She had excellent communication. She kept me informed through the whole process. She was always a step ahead. I could get in contact without any problems. I was able to prep the house for sale within a week and then open escrow with a full offer within 5 days of opening. I wouldn't hesitate to contact Colleen for any of my real estate needs...She is simply AWESOME ! Call her today at: 916.752-5190."


—Shad Clark
  /  June 2016

With the current real estate market so strong, you may be thinking of upgrading to a bigger house and/or selling your current house. Finding the agent that will work for you is sometimes difficult...not knowing who to turn to. Colleen Voss-Vakili from Lyons Realty has far surpassed my expectations. She has sold 2 houses for me in the passed couple years. This last house in particular was rather difficult as I was living in Texas and trying to sell a house in California. The house needed some TLC before I could put it on the market. Colleen frequently went above and beyond during my renovation process. She helped me choose interior/exterior paint colors, lighting, carpet, and granite as she was familiar with the newest styles and colors that would make my house stand out. She had excellent communication. She kept me informed through the whole process. She was always a step ahead. I could get in contact without any problems. I was able to prep the house for sale within a week and then open escrow with a full offer within 5 days of opening. I wouldn't hesitate to contact Colleen for any of my real estate needs...She is simply AWESOME ! Call her today at: 916.752-5190.


—Shad Clark, Folsom CA
  /  June 2016

Colleen represented us on a recent investment property purchase. We understood that the market was very competitive, but Colleen got our offer accepted and was able to get the seller to pay for all of the repairs. She was a pleasure to work with. Collen has a positive attitude and excellent communication skills. We are very happy with our decision to use Colleen as our agent. Thank you Colleen! Diana & Tracie


—Diana & Tracie
  /  May 2016

I randomly called Colleen after getting a listing of agents off Yelp. Best decision I ever made. It took us six months to find our house, she was amazing through the whole thing. She probably put 3000 miles on her car dragging me around town, we love Colleen and I would recommend Colleen to anyone, she is the best!!!


—Brian & Julie
  /  September 2015

Colleen has been my realtor in the past for other real estate transactions and she is by far the hardest working realtor, friend I know. She goes above and beyond and yes 100% I would would recommend her!


—Stacie
  /  September 2015

We met Colleen at an open house. Colleen stuck with us through over 100+ houses, always with fun and a positive attitude....even when we got discouraged. She found the ideal place for us!!!!! Yes, we will recommend her!!!!


—DN & RW Folsom
  /  April 2010

Colleen was referred to us by a friend, she went over and beyond in helping us in a very difficult & emotional situation. Excellent marks all across the board, we will refer her to others!


Colleen was the only one that took the time during the interview process to research our home value beyond the standard "price per sq. ft." metric and to focus on our specific needs. She worked very hard to help us stage the house for sale and to keep us updated throughout the entire sale process. The level of service she provided was far beyond the norm. We would chose her again in an instant!"


—J & A in Mather

Colleen Voss-Vakili has sold three homes for me. I was impressed with how fast she responded to my requests in a professional and personable manner! As far as I am concerned, her service is the only way I would ever buy or sell a home in the future. I am also telling my friends and associates about her service, she can expect to receive my referrals!!


—Laurie W

We are very happy that we chose Colleen as our Realtor. As first time buyers, the buying process was something that we were new to. The first time we met with Colleen we were able to tell that she cared about our needs and priorities, that she was not going to get us in just any house but a house that we could call home. Every time she took us to look at a house she pointed out not only the good but also the bad things about it (location, chances of selling the home quick later one, etc)...which is something that most realtors would not tell you, the buying process was hassle free and she was there for us every step of the way. Thanks to Colleen's proficiency we found the perfect home at the perfect price!! We will definitely go back to Colleen for our real estate needs. Sincerely,


—J & P Rodriguez

I met Colleen at an open house and then called her afterwards. I decided to work with her after the first outing. Colleen is an excellent realtor, always on time, the appointments and driving routes were ready when we arrived at her office, very organized which made the whole buying experience excellent. We will definitely recommend Colleen.


If it wasn't for Colleen we never would have been able to get our dream home, she encouraged us every step of the way even when we were ready to give up. She was always positive, energetic & happy, that AND her sense of humor got us through a very difficult escrow. We were blessed to find her and we know that if it wasn't for her we would not own this home. We refer her every chance we get!


Colleen Voss was the best realtor I could have hoped for. This was my first home purchase and she made what could have been a stressful and confusing process completely smooth and even enjoyable. She's really knowledgeable and professional and was always patient and willing to explain things to me. I was a really picky, particular buyer and she stuck with me and remained very active and involved throughout my entire search. No matter how many other clients she had or how much she had going on, she was always available and quick to respond. The thing I appreciated most about Colleen was how honest and sincere she was as a person. I never felt pushed and always knew she was looking out for me and had my best interest at heart. Colleen is a high energy go getter. She's not lax in her job at all and worked hard and went the extra mile to get me my house. She's also really funny and has a great personality. I consider myself lucky to have found her. I'll refer her to anyone looking to buy or sell. M.B. Roseville CA


—Marin B

Colleen has gone above and beyond to help our family either purchase or sell homes for the past ten years. She is creative, resourceful, experienced and gets things done! Her sense of humor and personality give her the ability to relate to all types of people, their situations and goals. I recommend Colleen and guarantee that you won't find a better qualified Agent to represent you!


—Lisa

Colleen's positive and go getter attitude is infectious. She knows how to brighten a room and connects well with clients. She is very detailed oriented and knowledgable in the Real Estate Market. She is very honest and will make sure you get not only what you want but what you deserve!"


When our current home had 11 offers, it was Colleen's kind nature that stood out and proved to be the deciding factor for the selling agent to accept our offer. We wouldn't be in our home if it wasn't for her. Yes, we will recommend her to others!


—Nick & Christina

My husband and I met Ms. Colleen Voss-Vakili by chance when we were looking for a new home in Fair Oaks. Colleen spent a great deal of her time showing us very interesting neighborhoods in Folsom, Fair Oaks and Carmichael. Thanks to her, we obtained a good idea of what was on the market. Colleen showed herself to be professional, broadminded, keen and an honest person. She inspired us with her enthusiasm, and in less than two months, we found a great house that perfectly fit all our family needs, including our two cats and old dog:-)). Colleen managed to resolve all the issues to our full satisfaction. We were so satisfied with our relationship with her that we decided to use Colleen as our agent to sell our old home. She really understands all of the ins and outs the real estate market. It is great to meet the right person at the right time. Colleen is still always ready to give us a good advice regarding interior design, gardening, etc. We recommended her to all our friends!


—John & Anna

We've dealt with many agents over the years and Colleen is definitely in a league of her own! She is professional, honest, reliable and listens to her customers. The outstanding level of customer service she provided definitely helped ease the purchase and also the move into our new home. If you want a high quality person working on your team for your next real estate transaction, we highly recommend Colleen!


—Len & Lisa

We worked with Colleen back in 2005 to sell our home in Folsom. She was so wonderful that we knew we would like to use her again if we were ever to move back to the area. We are so glad we did!! We would highly recommend Colleen to everyone we know. Colleen was so wonderful to work with. We trusted her completely to preview homes for us. She understood what we were looking for in a home. We felt that she really did have OUR best interest in mind. El Dorado Hills


—The Lamb's

Colleen was diligent, considerate, extremely helpful even with issues outside of her scope of responsibility. She kept me informed of the status at all times. She was a woman of her word. Although preparing a home for showing and sale can be a lot of work and stressful, Colleen's expertise made for a great experience. -Rosemarie


What does being a REALTOR® mean to me?  It's my opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

In 2003 I left Silicon Valley where I worked as an Account Manager for a Corporate Travel Company handling multi-million dollar travel contracts for Fortune 500 Companies.  After September 11th, my life in the travel business changed forever, so along with my husband we decided to seek a change in life and move to El Dorado Hills where I started my real estate career with Lyon Real Estate, the Market Leader.

My passion in life is real estate.  I have spent over a decade establishing myself as an agent that is well respected amongst my peers and as a REALTOR® that is decisive and strong willed, yet fair and level headed when dealing with the challenging environment of real estate. I love the entire process, minus the lack of sleep on some transactions. 

In my experience, I have handle all types of real estate transactions. I love my “fixer-uppers”, which I do for clients and for myself, as well as all types of single family residences in the Tri-County area. If you are looking to buy, sell, invest or take on a fixer, let me help. I’m determined to make it all work.  I have firsthand experience in all areas and have been personally through all the pit falls and challenges of tough projects and overcame them to experience the joys that result in accomplishing dreams you never thought you could achieve.

My #1 priority is my dedication to my clients. This is the biggest investment you will make in your life and to be able to counsel you is an honor and duty that I take seriously.

Outside of real estate, I love my home improvement projects and love to go out in the back yard and dig in the dirt; it does wonders for the body and mind!!!