I am a BLOOMSBURG native, born and raised in the local area. Growing up, I was always involved with extra-curricular activities. I graduated from BLOOMSBURG High School and later graduated from BLOOMSBURG State Colege (Bloomsburg University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education. My current hobbies include spending time with my family, traveling, dancing, and volunteering with various organizations. I have been married for 41 years and have two daughters, Carey Anne (Rhone) Smith and Courtney Allyce Rhone, and I am the proud grandmother of Kolten Dale, Kylee Allyce, and Keira Marie Smith. In my life before real estate I was a roller skating professional and a member of the Society of Roller Skating Teachers of America (SRSTA). My husband and I enjoy NASCAR racing and bowling, and I exercise by participating in progressive line dancing with many of my friends and we travel to various dance events in my spare time. I am on the Board of Directors of the Central Columbia Education Foundation where I serve as Secretary, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Bloomsburg Area YMCA.
I am a licensed Broker/Owner of Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty, Inc. where I started my career in 1985. I specialize in representing my clients in the purchase and sale of single-family residences and income property within BLOOMSBURG and Columbia, Montour, and lower Luzerne Counties, Pennsylvania. I strive to exemplify the professionalism in our industry by my honesty, ethics, ongoing education, and unending dedication. I truly love this area and pride myself on my knowledge of current transactions, school districts, neighborhood information, and related services, including mortgage, insurance and inspection information. I am a REALTOR dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I will put my 30 years of real estate expertise to work for you!
GRI - Graduate REALTORS Institute
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
CRB - Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
SRS - Seller Representative Specialist
SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
e-PRO - Technology Certification
One America - At Home With Diversity
2010 Voted the "Best of the Best" Real Estate Agent in Bloomsburg, and Century 21 Covered Bridges was also Voted the 'Best of the Best" Real Estate Company in Bloomsburg by the Press Enterprise Readers
International Century 21 Centurion Award 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005
Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS Excellence Club 1988 through 2007 (Life Member since 1991)
1999 REALTOR of the Year, Central Susquehanna Valley Board of REALTORS
1997 Voted the #1 Most Referred REALTOR by peers
PA State Certified Code of Ethics Instructor
NAR Trained Professional Standards Facilitator
Central Susquehanna Valley Board of REALTORS - Active in my local Board of REALTORS as the Chairman and Instructor of the New Member Orientation and Professional Standards Committees and as a member of the Education and Long Range Planning Committees.
Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS - Active at the state level by serving on the Professionalism subcommittee, Standard Forms Feedback Panel and Standard Forms Oversight Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the Professional Standards Committe in 2012 and Chairman of Professional Standards in 2013. I am honored and humbled to serve on the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS Leadership Team for 2015 and 2016 as the District Vice President of District 5.
My goal is to provide my clients and customers with exceptional quality service, which exceeds their highest expectations, while adhering to the highest standards of integrity. From the first transaction of my real estate career many years ago, it was my objective to provide exemplary service so I could earn the respect, repeat business, and referrals of my clients and customers. Success just doesn't happen...It is created with a lot of hard work and dedication. My commitment to the real estate industry is not a job; it is a way of life! Buying or selling property today is a complicated procedure requiring a thorough understanding of all the elements of the transaction. Whether purchasing your first home, a parcel of land, or expanding your investment portfolio, my expertise in buyer representation will put you at ease. When selling your property, my aggressive marketing techniques are most successful in offering you the maximum exposure and finest quality service. My teaching background has enabled me to communicate effectively by educating my clients and customers in making their real estate transaction a pleasurable experience. Our industry is complex and ever changing, and it takes innovation and foresight to stay on the cutting edge. I take great pride in my ability to stay at the top of my game in order to make your real estate dreams come true!
"Be the best you can be" has always been my philosophy in my real estate career because I possess an inner drive to constanty improve my performance--to push past the normal, traditional level of excellence. I strive to exemplify the professionalism in our industry by my client's and customer's respect, future business, and personal referrals as well as the respect of my peers is the epitome of success, which I have been building on house at a time...
This site includes information on homes and properties in Bloomsburg, Berwick, Danville, Benton, Stillwater, Orangeville, Lightstreet, and neighboring communities in the counties of Columbia, Montour, and lower Luzerne of PA. Multiple listing service data is provided by the Central Susquehanna Valley Board of REALTORS MLS and also includes real estate property and homes, condos, and town homes in the surrounding cities of Millville, Mifflinville, and Nescopeck, covering real estate, including investment property for sale in Elysburg, Catawissa, and Buckhorn represented by REALTORS, brokers and real estate agents in those regions. People who search MLS home listings, whether relocating or buying a first home in Northeastern or Central Pennsylvania, will find useful information on land, home for sale, homes for lease, condominiums, town homes, luxury homes, executive homes, and new developments, to buy or sell, with additional information on schools and regional highlights. Homebuyers and sellers can find information on properties through MLS search on residential real estate or other properties including distinctive and select fine homes and estates. Dot Rhone is a licensed REALTOR and has expert knowledge of the properties in these communities. This web site is a resource for real estate, investment property, relocation, rental property, buying property with no money down, and first time home buyer and government mortgages including VA, FHA, PHFA, RH and many other mortgage products tailored to the buyers needs. Let me help you reach your real estate goals!