ND Real Estate Legend Passes On

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

Lillian

Lillian A. Vannett, North Dakota's 1st female RE Broker

passed on February 6th 2021.

Lillian started her Real Estate career at Watne Realtors in Minot. She sold RE for many years and served as the first female President of the ND Realtors Association in 1972 and again in 1976. She was named Woman of the Year in 1976 by The Minot Business & Professional Club and in 2013 Lillian was named as a charter member of the ND RE Education Foundation and SCORE Outstanding Member of the Year.

You can read her full obituary HERE.

 

 

 

Posted by

WARD COUNTY NOTARY SERVICES

ROBERT L. TIMM, OWNER

201 Main Street South, Suite 116

 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Comments (19)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. What a career and what a story of being the first female broker in the state. She also gave back to the industry. Simply amazing lady. Enjoy your day.

Feb 16, 2021 05:40 AM
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I am sorry to hear about Lilian's passing.  It sounds like she was a very good agent and a trail blazer.

Feb 16, 2021 05:40 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob "RealMan" Timm - that is a distinguished career.  I am sure that she left her mark on the profession.

Feb 16, 2021 05:41 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What a nice tribute to a Minot Real Estate Legend. She certainly made her mark in your area.

Feb 16, 2021 05:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - I clicked on her obituary to find out some more details.  She seemed to have lived a full life that was filled with many activities where real estate was just one of them underscoring the importance of being fully engaged in living each day.  It's a good lesson for each of us.  

Feb 16, 2021 06:47 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Wayne Martin when I read her obit I was surprised that I did not know/know off her being we both got our start at Watne Realtors.

Feb 16, 2021 07:15 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

She truly was a Trail Blazer Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI . I did not know her but it would have been nice to have met her.

Feb 16, 2021 07:17 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Much more distiguished then my own Grant Schneider . I am surprised I had never met her.

Feb 16, 2021 07:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Yes she did Kat Palmiotti and I can hardly believe that I never met her. I'm guessing that she left Watne under bitter terms or they would have bragged about her. From the obit it sounds like she did start her own brokerage.

Feb 16, 2021 07:20 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks for clicking on the obit Michael Jacobs . It does sound like she made the most of life. A goal we should all aspire to.

Feb 16, 2021 07:21 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Bob,

What a wonderful life she led, and she distinguished herself in many ways.  Wishing you a wonderful warmer day. ?A

Feb 16, 2021 07:43 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Lillian was a certified achiver A. She was so active in the community. She will be missed.

We are expecting a high above zero today Ron and Alexandra Seigel . We set a record of 9 days of total sub-zero temps. By this weekend we hope to see the 30's above. It will feel like spring has arrived.

Feb 16, 2021 08:03 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sad to hear of Lillian's passing... she was my kind of woman for sure... a pioneer and ahead of her time.

Feb 16, 2021 08:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob and glad she was a first and thank you for your blog on her here in the rain.

 

Feb 16, 2021 08:40 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you Nina Hollander . I'm sorry that I never got to meet Lillian. As I mentioned in an earlier comment, I'm really surprised that I had not heard of her when I worked at Watne where she got her start.

Feb 16, 2021 11:29 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

You are welcome Will Hamm . Nice of you to drop by. I need to get back into the habit of visiting your posts.

Feb 16, 2021 11:30 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

A true pioneer in Minot.  This is. first for me, I want to know more.

Feb 17, 2021 12:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

If you click on the obit link James Dray you will know as much as I do. I was really surprised that I did not know more about here prior to her death.

Feb 17, 2021 05:05 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob nice that you posted this not many would have... just on  a side note miss our interaction, Endre

Feb 20, 2021 11:34 PM

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