Getting Started and Going Forward

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, LLC

I am new to real estate. Whew - got that said!  I am, however, not new to life, motherhood, grandmotherhood or the working world. Today is a start, a new beginning.

Living in the small town, village if you will, of Big Water, Utah along with 400 other hardy souls, may not seem like a good place to start in the real estate business but au contraire; this is one of the most unique, odd, and different places in the world. Nestled up to the shores of Lake Powell, the Glen Canyon National Recreation area, the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area, Big Water also sits in the middle of the Grand Circle, the place in our country with the most National Parks. More on that later.

There is much going on in Big Water right now. A new world class resort is being built and it is going to require employees. For most of us old timers here that is going to be a shock to the system right there. Employment opportunities right in Big Water!!

There has been an active real estate broker for many years here in our small community. With her backing off and moving on to other adventures, there is a void. My life is here, my children's life is here in these rugged cliffs and sandstone buttes we call home. I have a deep, vested interest in helping the current members of our community as well as new folks who decide they want to live in our little piece of heaven. So, jumping in, I am.

Comments (5)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen
Congratulations on taking the leap. It is good to follow your heart, and being a local does make a HUGE difference in the business.
Feb 15, 2008 04:00 AM
R. B. "Bob" Mitchell - Loan Officer Raleigh/Durham
Bank of England (NMLS#418481) - Raleigh, NC
Bob Mitchell (NMLS#1046286)

Best of success to you!  Work hard, be consistent and don't forget to smell the roses along the way!


Bob Mitchell

ValueList Real Estate Services, Inc. 

Feb 15, 2008 04:00 AM
Heather Rankin
Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, LLC - Page, AZ
Lake Powell Real Estate

Vicki - Thanks for the warm welcome!

Bob - Thanks for the kind thoughts. Have needed them today upon finding out the Arizona license requirements have changed in the last two weeks. What timing I have LOL 

Feb 16, 2008 07:24 AM
Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX

Hi Heather --  Welcome to Real Estate.  I look forward to networking with you.  Have A Great Day!!! 

Jul 08, 2008 06:15 PM
Heather Rankin
Rankin Realty at Lake Powell, LLC - Page, AZ
Lake Powell Real Estate

Neal - Thank you. In just a few short months I no longer feel "new" and my outside blog is taking off. I am having a blast even in a stagnant market!

Jul 10, 2008 02:37 PM