Buying, Selling, Investing in Real Estate - Always "Remember Rita" Expert Negotiator, Housing Counselor, Information Resource, Neighbor, Friend "Customers for Life"
Get to know Rita Aafedt
Rita was born and raised in Southeastern ID. Being the 2nd to the youngest of a very large family, hard work was a daily event; there was always something that needed to be done. This strong work ethic has spilled over into her real estate business. Rita has built her real estate career on hard work, consideration for her clients and dedication to provide excellent service. Because of this, Rita has excelled in real estate sales.
Real Estate is an ever-changing industry, market ups and downs, Mortgage industry changes, Title issues, technology changes, advertising woes, etc. Every day in the industry brings a different situation with something new to learn. Rita has made a point to stay current with the new laws, and new techniques in the industry. Not only does this help her serve her clients and customers better it gives her a support system and a knowledge base to draw from.
Rita obtained her Real Estate license in the spring of 1994, within the first year of practicing Real Estate Rita earned her GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designation. This designation requires a licensee to have additional training in Real Estate Law, Policies and Procedures and Real Estate Finance. In 1997 Rita earned her Brokers license in the state of Colorado. In 1998 Rita moved with her family to Idaho Falls ID and immediately started working on obtaining her CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation. This requires not only additional training but a history of successful real estate transactions. During this same time she was studying to obtain her State of Idaho Brokers license. Both were obtained in 2002 along with her e-Pro certification (Internet Professional).
With her desire to enhance her industry in 2003 Rita (along with several others) started the local chapter of the Woman's' Council of Realtors. This is a national organization with its major focus on Educating Realtors (Yes men are very welcome here). Having gained so much from this experience Rita decided to participate in the Idaho Association of Realtors "Leadership Academy: in 2004. This is a yearlong program teaching public speaking, team work and community leadership. Rita has served on many different committees and boards for the local and state Realtor Association. This includes President of the local Association 2006, President of the local chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors 2004, served on the State Legislative Committee 2004-2006 and Minimum Services Task Force 2006.
"Remember Rita ....Your Real Estate Information Source
1994 Obtain Real Estate License in Colorado
1995 Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
1996 Obtained Brokers License in Colorado
1998 Licensed in Idaho
1998 Served on Local MLS Board of Directors
2001 Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
2002 Obtained Brokers License in Idaho
2003 Internet Professional Certification (e-Pro)/President-Elect local Women's Council of Realtors
2004 Managing Broker, Owner/ President local Women's Council of Realtors/ President Elect Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors/State Legislative Committee Member
2005 President Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors/State Legislative Committee Member
2006 State Legislative Committee Member/Grievance Committee Member
Testimonials for Rita Aafedt
"Customers for Life!"02/05/2014
"You did a great job, without judging my situation. I have and will continue to tell anyone who will listen about you. Thanks again." LB
"Thanks so much for all your insight, help and patience in helping us find our new home. Assuredly, we couldn't have done it without you. You are instrumental in making dreams come true. That's an awesome talent" VJB
"Rita saw us through our move with wonderful professional courtesy. She kept us well informed along the way and answered every question. She went the extra mile for us." DET
"Rita was available practically 24 hours a day. Came out in blizzards to accommodate out schedule. Well prepared. Have recommended her to friends." MC
"We have been working with Rita for over five years trying to find the perfect home. She stuck with us through the thick and thin, good and bad (not her). Great Service!" LS
"...From our first conversation, Rita was very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to help. Rita provided us with all the home information, that we had planned on asking her for, up-front before we even looked at the first house. It was presented in an attractive easy to read format.
...We felt that Rita really took the time to get to know us and to understand our needs, which enabled us to find a home that we loved. Despite several unforeseen obstacles, Rita still made our home buying experience a good one. Rita was always available to answer our questions and to ease our worries. As first time homebuyers, we had A LOT of questions, which Rita always answered cheerfully and accurately. We feel that Rita is an invaluable asset to your organization and would certainly recommend her to anyone with real estate needs." TJM