Rita Essig is an Associate Broker with Bellator Real Estate & Development’s Orange Beach Office, where she practices real estate in both Alabama and Florida. Since 1978, she has been fortunate enough to help numerous buyers and sellers successfully transition from one property to another. Whether first time buyers, or second home vacation investors, she loves being able to help our visitors transition to coastal owners.
After moving to northern Alabama and taking a 10-year break from real estate to work in the mortgage industry, Rita knew she had the desire to live along the Gulf Coast again and work in the real estate industry. During that time, though, she gained valuable experience managing the mortgage division for a major bank, overseeing portions of Alabama and Florida. She has experience working in new home communities and she is always accessible to her buyers and sellers.
Rita is connected with various organizations across our area, including Mardi Gras Societies and other community-driven organizations who put on events throughout the year. Her husband performs with the Baldwin Pops Symphony, an organization that welcomes musicians from all over the country and provides concerts across the Eastern Shore and in Mobile.
One of her favorite activities in our area is to go fishing on the beach. She also enjoys the many art festivals and being part of a community that truly has it all. In her spare time Rita enjoys writing. In fact, she’s written the novel “Mayday! Mayday!”, which can be purchased through Amazon.
Rita has obtained the designations of Certified Resort & Second Home Property Specialist and Certified International Property Specialist, giving buyers from other countries another reason to reach out to her when they begin discovering our part of the Gulf Coast.