If you love Upper Kittitas County as much as I do, you've come to the right place! I spent every summer of my childhood riding horses, fishing, hiking and exploring Cle Elum and the surrounding areas. Being familiar with the area, I can't think of a better way to show others what Kittitas County has to offer. I am excited to be part of your experience too!
My husband owns DTR Construction and my time around building and homes really ignited my passion for real estate. I know what it takes to run a successful business – it starts with taking great care of each and every client. I take a concierge approach – whether on horseback or snowmobile! I am passionate about my equine friends, and I have to say there is no other way to get to know the area than on horseback. If you are looking at a home or land in the back country – bring it on!
I believe ongoing education and staying on top of market trends is a key part of being a great real estate agent. I’m not just a licensee, but a REALTOR®. As such, I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and I am held to the higher standards of the association and Code of Ethics. I also hold my Managing Broker License as well as the Accredited Buyers Representative designation (ABR) and Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification. Consistent continuing education and keeping up with current and local issues such as water mitigation and critical areas management are what set me apart from most agents.
I value being helpful and honest, working with and talking to people. I enjoy listening to what their needs might be and working hard to connect the dots in order to help them achieve their goals. My goal is to create a smooth, low-pressure, memorable experience. I am never too busy for you or your referrals. My goal is to be your Kittitas Real Estate Agent today and for life!
Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is designed for real estate buyer's agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients.
Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)
RSPS is recognized as an official NAR Certification, and allows buyers and sellers to have confidence in the ability of a REALTOR® who specializes in buying, selling or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination, to assist them with their search.
REALTOR of the Year – Kittitas County 2018
Washington State Horse Park
Back Country Horsemen
2014 President for Cle Elum Roundup Association
Specializing in Equine Properties, Ranches, and Vacation Homes.
|C & C|
|Repeat customer! You truly have an excellent agent in Colette!|
|C & N|
|We heard about Colette from another community member, and we are thrilled with how the entire process progressed. From the start, she was straightforward, determined, and knowledgeable. In our home buying process, she had to navigate everything from a few feet of snow on a prospective property, to some issues on the seller's side. Through it all, she was in constant communication with us, and always had our best interests in mind. We can clearly see how she will be successful with all types of buyers and sellers. Both my husband and I give our highest level of recommendation to Colette Rarden!|
|Colette did a fantastic job for us and was responsive to all concerns. She sold the lot by long distance sale. She was able to conduct the sale thru internet and telephone conversations. She did an excellent job. Thank you Colette for all your efforts to sell our lot.|
|R & R|
|Colette was outstanding right from the start and followed thru on the sale. #1 agent.|
|C & L|
|Colette was a very honest and very helpful person to work with.|
|B & R|
|Colette is awesome :)|
|C & C|
|We would recommend you to anyone buying in the area. You treated us like we were buying a $500,000 house, not a $50,000 piece of property. Thank you!|
Your Equine Property Specialist!