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Rita Chitwood is a REALTOR© at Southern Properties Agency, Inc. with over twenty years of real estate sales experience.  Rita sets the bar on professionalism and dedication to her clients.

Rita’s hard work and commitment to excellence has earned her the designation of Associate Broker.  She has also earned the designation of Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and Graduate REALTOR© Institute (GRI).  She has also completed the Professional Standards course. 

Rita has an extensive list of involvement and areas of service within our community.  She has dedicated herself to local and state economic development and tourism efforts.  She is a member of the DeKalb County Association of Realtors (DCAR), where she has held the office of Secretary, Vice-President, and President.  She served as the Executive Director of Leadership DeKalb for 12 years, Executive Director of the Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce for 5 years, and is a Trustee with the North Alabama Real Estate Leadership Program.  Rita has also served on several North Alabama MLS committees as well as committees within the Alabama Association of Realtors (AAR). 

Rita believes real estate is an extension of her work within the community she loves so deeply. Through her twenty years working in the real estate industry, Rita has gained a better understanding of the clients and customers she serves. From the excitement of buying a first home, to the midlife changes of downsizing, to the sadness of a family selling the home of a parent who can no longer care for themselves, Rita considers it a privilege to walk through all of life’s stages alongside her clients.

Rita’s colleagues and clients describe her as helpful, organized, structured, genuine, generous, thoughtful, amazing, delightful, caring, empathetic, a great listener, and able to light up a room with her gorgeous smile and huge heart. We know you will agree.

Rita enjoys taking in the scenic views of our region, reading, fellowship with her friends and teammates, and the closeness of her loving family.

Rita is available during office hours, in the evenings and on the weekends to best serve the needs of her clients.

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