My parents (Linda and Richard Rickel) started Rickel Realty when I was 3 years old. I've always had a passion for real estate and even had a little business outfit that I would wear while out "helping" my parents show houses. I'm so proud of the business and reputation my parents have built over the years and couldn't imagine having better role models and mentors!
I previously worked at a major bank for 13 years, holding pretty much every position in the banking center from Teller to Assistant Manager, and then moved over to the mortgage side of the business, where I was auditing files going through the loan modification underwriting process. I then transitioned into process improvement, where I would analyze current processes, identify risks/inefficiencies and work with a team to improve those processes; saving the company time, money or both! I graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU with my Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in May of 2015 and was struggling to find a career that I was passionate about. I had always planned to join Rickel Realty, but the timing was never right, until an opportunity presented itself, and I couldn't pass it up!
I decided to join the family business in November of 2016 and couldn't be happier. I hit the ground running and have loved my career in real estate since day one! My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner! I've learned so much from my parents over the years, and hope to use my combined entrepreneurship and process improvement skills to continue to drive success within our company. #RickelRealty