Rita Willingham

    Rita Willingham

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    I love being a Real Estate Agent! Belonging to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Winans is an awesome experience for the consumer and fellow real estate agents. I take great pride in helping others find their dream home, sell their current home for a larger home, or scaling down to a home that fits their lifestyle. Since helping the families of the armed forces, it has been a rewarding...
    I love being a Real Estate Agent! Belonging to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Winans is an awesome experience for the consumer and fellow real estate agents. I take great pride in helping others find their dream home, sell their current home for a larger home, or scaling down to a home that fits their lifestyle. Since helping the families of the armed forces, it has been a rewarding experience and I have been honored to work with them. I am member of the National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and The Arlington Board of Realtors. I have received designations for Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Graduate of Real Estate Institute, and e-Pro, etc. What do these designations mean for you? You can be assured whether you are purchasing or selling you have the trust, confidentiality, and experience of a very good agent. I am looking forward to helping you, your friends, family, and co-workers to make their dreams come true.

    My Client Reviews

    (28 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 4.9
    Past 3 months: N/A

    Ratings Breakdown

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    5 stars
    89% of Rita’s ratings: 5 stars
    4 stars
    11% of Rita’s ratings: 4 stars
    3 stars
    0% of Rita’s ratings: 3 stars
    2 stars
    0% of Rita’s ratings: 2 stars
    1 stars
    0% of Rita’s ratings: 1 star

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    Alma gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita is an amazing and wonderful person. She made us comfortable since the beginning in putting our trust to her. She was always knowledgeable on each house we looked at, loved working with her, we were able to send her a text or a call even if it was 10pm. Rita always responded very quickly. We are definitely going back to her in the future!
    Gerald gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita was Awesome!!! So very kind and helpful in finding our house and even after we closed She has helped us with anything we need. We are new to the area and she has helped us every step of the way. I have purchased several houses in my life but I have never had a realtor that cares like Rita does.
    Eric gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita was a blast to work with. We listed our home with her and she made us feel completely comfortable with the whole process. Whenever I had questions, and I had a lot, she responded quickly and addressed all concerns. Listing with Rita was a great decision for us. On the purchase side she was always ready to go. Responding to all request appropriately. She made a stressful experience fun and was always willing to show us a house no matter where it was. Rita is very knowledgeable, professional and fun. Given the opportunity we would definitely work with her again.
    Nikay gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita was a great realtor for our first time home buying experience. She was knowledgeable and very responsive to our requests. She explained everything very clearly especially considering it was our first time buying a home. It was great to work with Rita!
    Mo gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita is the most knowledgeable, caring, and hardworking realtor ever! My company assigned her to me and my wife as part of my relocation package and I never expected to meet someone so passionate about her work. I have worked with other realtors in the past but they don't come close to Rita. We started our journey to find a home in Texas back in November 2020 and its been one of the most crazy rides ever due to the low inventory and high competition. We have seen around 50 homes with Rita since then and made more than 20 offers before finally closing on a new built home May 2021. In this market its very easy to just focus on sellers and ignore the buyers with how much work is needed on the buyers side. Rita never let up, with homes going off the market in a couple days, she got us inside for a showing within 24 hours most of the time. Before we moved to texas she went the extra mile for us to video call us for multiple house showings a day. After the showings, she immideately got an offer ready on the houses we liked. Sometimes the time frames were so insane that she pulled off the road while traveling elsewhere to get us the offer ready to go in time. She was very patient with us throughout the whole time even though I had many questions as a first time buyer and was very demanding due to the market. I don't think Rita can be classified as a simple realtor. You know when in those crime tv shows the cops are trying to interrogate some guy and he tells them "I am not talking without my lawyer"? And then this hot shot best in class lawyer comes in and tells the cops to get out while explaining the law and his client is set free? She is the realtor equivalent to that. You will never have any seller, builder, lender, title company or other party make a fool of you with Rita on your side. She is an expert negotiator. She plays nice with them first but gets mean if needed. They don't want to face the wrath of Rita! Furthermore, when you visit a property with Rita, she isn't just standing around. She is looking at everything in detail and often can tell many defects just by being there, saving you time and money if you aren't wanting to fix things. Lastly, She has a network of amazing people attached to her. The lender she recommends (Kandy) is also super amazing. I was sad not to be able to use them because the builder offers too much money to use their preferred lender. The inspector Rita recommenda (Kevin Walsh) is also top notch. That guy will inspect every nook and crevice for you. Overall, I feel like I can write an essay about Rita's exceptional skills as a Realtor. If you want a best in class Realtor that works crazy hard for you while being genuine and caring, she is the go to person. Honestly her skills speak for themselves. I will definitely be using her again if I ever buy another home in Texas!
    Susan gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    What can I say about this sweet Lady. Rita is definitely in this business for the Client. Her patience is remarkable. Especially dealing with my husband. That can be a task in itself. She could have sold us a way more expensive home. However, she wanted to make sure my Family & I found our forever home. If you're looking for promptness, she's on it! Rita is a little ball of energy & full of informative information. To this day Rita still checks on us. My Family & I will forever be grateful for her.
    Melvin gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita is absolutely superb! I have used Rita on the buying and selling side. To sum it up very briefly......If I ever move to Texas again, there is only one real estate agent/relocation agent I will use and that is Rita!
    Melissa gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita is an exceptional real estate agent. She went out of her way to help my husband and I secure temporary housing when we decided to relocate to Texas. She was very diligent in her search to find us a nice home and took time to show us around the various areas we were looking to live in. We are looking forward to working with Rita when we start our search for our forever home! She is by far the best real estate agent we've worked with.
    Timothy gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    This is the second time utilizing Rita as our realtor, and we could not be happier with our experience. We requested Rita because we knew she would go above and beyond to sell our home, and would always put our needs first. For example, Rita is very knowledgeable about the Dallas real-estate market, and true professional when dealing with other agents and buyers. Also, Rita is very down to earth, and always willing to take a call to discuss questions or concerns. I would highly recommend Rita to anyone who needs to buy or sell a home.
    Tony gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita is amazing! We just bought our first home and she played a crucial role. She was always available when we needed her and stood in our corner throughout the process. This wouldn't have been such a smooth process if Rita wasn't there looking out for us. We highly recommend Rita if you want a power player on your side!
    Will gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    I'm not entirely sure what a proper "home buying experience" is supposed to feel like, but I get the feeling I was on the very far end of that bell curve. I'll save you the details but nonetheless I can honestly say that I have never seen not ONE, but TWO sellers so hesitant and/or unbearably slow to finalize a cash offer on flip houses. I can't imagine any car or appliance salesman accepting someone's offer, then waiting for more than a month giving nothing but excuses and "please be patient"s and still be employed. And through it all, Rita always kept me updated and constantly tried to push things that were very clearly beyond our control forward. Truthfully, the only reason I didn't just pack it in after a couple weeks of excuses from the sellers and wait for more favorable tides is because she stuck to it all just as hard, and it paid off in the end. I'm glad that I met her and got to work with her, and I hope her office appreciates the hard work she puts in. I know I do.
    Brandon gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita was great. She guided me through the buying process and made sure everything got completed on time. She also handled any problem that came up. I would highly recommend her.
    Rebekah gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita was amazing! Moving from California and having no knowledge of the area we found our dream home thanks to her. She was on top of everything made us feel so welcome and took time to understand what we were looking for.
    [No first name provided] gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita was a great help to me and my wife. We relocated to Dallas for work and had limited time to find a home before moving here permanently. We are also first-time homebuyers and Rita did a great job of explaining the process and answering our questions. She also excersized great negotiating skills which undeniably helped secure acceptance of our offer.
    Diana gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita has been a blessing to help us find our home. She is very professional, Rita has the knowledge and wisdom to guide and make this experience of looking for a house pleasant and fun. We are very pleased to have Rita as our realtor. She worked for months always looking for our best interest.
    TRICIA gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Attentive to my needs. A pleasure to work with. Took care of what needed to be done to sell my home in a timely manner. Definitely recommend!!
    Zachary gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita is an amazing real estate agent! My wife and I just closed on a new home in Texas after a very compressed relocation schedule. Rita went out of her way to accommodate our travel schedules and time limits. She is super professional, easy to work with, and very responsive. We were under a great deal of stress on our way to Texas, but Rita made the home buying process fun and exciting. Thank you Rita for starting our life in Texas off on the right foot.
    Delores gave Rita 4 stars out of 5
    Rita was very helpful and ready to answer any questions or problems we had. I would use her again.
    TERESA gave Rita 4 stars out of 5
    Rita is professional and personable. From our very first meeting, she was a wealth of knowledge. She understood the market in our area and the best way to stage our home to sell quickly. She was always quick to respond and took the time to answer questions. She ensured that we understood the many phases that are necessary to complete a sale. We would recommend her to others.
    Jamie gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Miss Rita was amazing! She was kind to the kids. VERY knowledgeable about the area we wanted. One house had a pile of mystery dirt in the corner of a room. She reaches down with her beautifully manicured nails and grabbed the dirt! What a team player! I would recommend her to anyone who asked! We love her!
    Brandon and Jamie gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    As a first time home buyer I couldn't have asked for a better real estate professional to help my wife and I find our first home. It was so refreshing to have all of our questions and concerns answered and feel like we had someone in our corner. I would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends. She was amazing every step of the way. Thank you Rita!!
    Christopher gave Rita 4 stars out of 5
    Rita worked with us on our schedule. We had been in the market for 8 months before we were serious about buying. She was not pushy and remained adaptable as we kept changing our areas of interest every couple of weeks. Communicated well with my wife and I. She utilized phone calls, text messaging, and e-mails to get us information in a timely fashion. She would also let us know that she is still waiting on information. I would recommend her and work with Rita again.
    sheka gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita was amazing to work with. Buying a home can be a stressful process, and relocating adds another layer of difficulty. Rita did everything in her power to make my transition as smooth as possible. She's familiar with the area and different builders (if you're interested in new construction). Rita checked on my homes progress and followed up with the builder on my behalf. She is very down to earth and a pleasure to work with.
    Karen gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita took the time to listen to all of our needs and wants for our relocation to a new area. She took the time to research houses and provide us with many choices. She never pusher her own opinion as to what she thought we should buy. Rita was very detailed as to keeping us informed and up to date in every step of the process of purchasing our new home. This has been our 4th relocation and by the best experience ever.
    Brett and Jessica gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    My husband and I were excited and nervous about buying our first home. We had no idea what to expect as well as the different steps that were going to be a part of this process. We are so thankful and happy that we found Rita!! She made this entire experience so memorable and enjoyable! If we had questions or concerns, Rita was always there with information as well as great suggestions!! My husband and I feel very fortunate that we had someone as amazing as Rita to help us with this important milestone in our lives.
    Paul gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    5 stars and superlatives are the only way to describe Rita's real estate and professional expertise. She was most attentive to our individual home preferences and timeline. On one occasion she showed us houses until well after dark. She guided us from the initial search process through the final closing process. She had a thorough knowledge of the entire process and we felt very comfortable relying on her suggestions. The big bonus is that we have developed a very positive friendship! We would highly, highly recommend Rita as a real estate agent.
    Thomas gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita came to our first meeting enthusiastic and well prepared, and every interaction I had with her after that was the same. She proposed an efficient sale process, arranged for the staging and photographs, gave me good and thoughtfully critical advice on finishing the house. The experience was so well, Rita was also my agent to purchase my new home, which was a build. Rita assisted with the builder, questions, and engaged the entire way through the 5 month build process to close. Rita is awesome!!!
    Jose Rendon gave Rita 5 stars out of 5
    Rita has been very helpful with us, we bought 2 houses with her and service was perfect she help us to get a great deal and response was quick and professional , this two are properties for rent and she also help us to find tenant really fast and efficient to get the right persons.

    My Experience

    • I have been a realtor since 2004 and have enjoyed and take great pride in helping others. It is always exciting when a buyer sees a home they just love.
    • I love working with fist time home buyers and being able to teach them about the purchasing process.
    • It is always rewarding to work with sellers and being able to help them sell their home and show them how to stage and get more money is always rewarding.

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Certified Residential Specialist
    • Military Certified Residential Specialist
    • Accredited Buyer Representation
    • Seniors Real Estate Specialist
    • Cartus Network Marketing Specialist
    • Graduate of Real Estate Institute
    • Silver Award 2014 - 2017
    • Gold Award 2018
    • Platinum Award 2019

    My Community Involvement

    • JDRF
    • Patrick's Parade of Toys
    • Rebuilding Together

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