Rett Smith - Broker MemberOutland Real Estate Group 1224 South River Road St George, UT 84790 (Map)
Outland Real Estate Group was formed in 2009 as a brokerage dedicated to the Professional
Service of Distressed Properties and REO’s. With over 10 years’ experience as a Real Estate
Professional Rett Smith has successfully marketed and sold over 500 homes in Washington and
Iron County Utah.
Rett first stepped into the “Distressed Property” arena when he was laid off from his job as a
Project Manager for an international telephony company. He got his real estate license and
swore he would build his business with morals and ethics. His background in technology has
given him an edge in the constantly evolving world of real estate. Shortly after receiving his
license he had to short sale his personal home in 2001. After consulting with many experienced
agents and brokers he found that he was the most qualified to sell his own home since he had
the strongest motivation. He was successfully able to negotiate the short sale of that property
closing it on the day it was supposed to sell at the court house steps. He began at that time to do
Broker Price Opinions “BPO’s” for various companies and received his first REO assignments back
in 2004. He didn’t focus on the distressed properties until 2006 when he recognized that the
market trends were shifting. He noticed that the “New Construction” properties he was
marketing at that time were sitting longer on the market due to contractors setting unrealistic
prices on the homes. He also noticed that the contractors tended to “shoot for the moon” in
their pricing strategy and then chase the market downward until the inevitable failure of the sale
or until they found someone so desperate to buy that home that an agreement was made.
Rett shifted his focus to Short Sales in 2006 and never looked away from the distressed property
side of the market. In 2008 he partnered with Gary Derrick and Tom Rickman to help them with
the volume of REO properties that they had. In 2009 they formed Outland Real Estate Group and
in 2010 both Gary and Tom retired and Rett bought them out of the company. Rett recruited the
top producing agents from across the valley to come and join him and many have accepted the
challenge to improve their skills and come with him.
As the Principle Broker at Outland Real Estate Group Rett continues to grow his business by
focusing on exceptional service, attention to detail and with a phenomenal team of agents,
preferred vendors and support staff, they bring exceptional service and results for his clients.
5 Star Professional, A-REO Certified both for Freddie Mac/Homesteps and for Old Republic, Equator Platinum and Equator Short Sale, CDPE, RES.Net
Washington County Utah/Saint George and Surrounding Area
Iron County Utah