Rita is an Associate Broker with Southern Properties Agency. She also holds an ABR and GRI certification. She has been a Realtor since 2000. She began her Real Estate Career in Huntsville, Alabama. As a member of the DeKalb County Association of Realtors she served as Secretary, Vice President and President of the Association from 2012-2015. She has served on several North Alabama MLS committees and other committees within the Alabama Association of Realtors. Presently, Rita is on several local committees and is serving as a Trustee for the North Alabama Realtors Leadership Program. Rita's past Experiences include: Executive Director of Leadership DeKalb for 12 years, Executive Director of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce for 5 years, Owner of RNA Tours for 10 years. Rita has served on many State, Regional and Local Professional Boards impacting Local and State Economic Development and Tourism efforts. Rita served and worked for many years with her local Methodist Church. Rita's past community involvements is what made her choose the Real Estate Profession.

"As a Realtor, I am involved with helping people make some of the most important decisions of their life. The lessons I learned from working with people from all walks of life, in my early community involvements have enabled me to have a better understanding of others and understand that not everyone wants or needs the same thing. It helped me learn to listen. I also believed it is vital to never stop learning. It is also very important to be involved and stay tuned in to what is going on, not only in your profession, but the things around you that impact what you do and how you can do it."

"Most important is to put things in order: Fatih, Family and then Profession. Then do all things with respect and honestly, only then can you earn the trust others must have in you."

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