I acquired an interest in real estate at a young age. After working on the fringes of home building and real estate for years, I finally made the leap and became a REALTOR® myself.

Like most professionals, I work hard to make the process as smooth & seamless as possible for my clients. I truly enjoy the process of buying and selling homes, particularly when I get to share in the excitement and satisfaction my clients feel when their transaction is finished! I am gratified knowing that they have the home they had dreamed of or have sold their existing home and are ready to move on to their next adventure. As a Certified Negotiation Expert, I net my clients the absolute best value for their home as part of the process.

I approach every client with patience, persistence, and unwavering dedication. Coming from a variety of past careers, including working for the US Forest Service, accounting, hair styling, special education, and office administration, I have gained an array of skills and the ability to work with people of all backgrounds and look at things from different perspectives. Achieving my clients the results they want and need is consistently my most satisfying accomplishment.

Having lived in the Phoenix area since 2001, I've fallen in love with the natural beauty of our state as well as the many wonderful amenities available in the active adult communities in our West Valley. My interests outside of work lie chiefly in my family, art, music, travel, and investigating historical sites.

When you choose me to serve as your guide through the real estate process, you'll receive top-class service with a relentlessly friendly attitude...and maybe just a hint of wackiness. Thank you for visiting my page and reading a bit about me. I would love to meet you and help you achieve your real estate goals!

This office is independently owned and operated.

Client Reviews

Rita was absolutely wonderful, very prof., receptive, always available, a delight to work with. Would give her an A+.

Carol C

Rita went above and beyond to find me the perfect home. She is by far the best Realtor I've ever had.She was referred by my nephew.

Michelle C

Excellent service -very professional, quick to respond to emails. Answered all of our crazy questions!  It was a great experience.

Tom &

Excellent. She went beyond and above to help us find our dream house.

Ying C

Service was great. Rita did a great job keeping us informed and following up on questions. She was more like a friend than an agent.  We got the house we wanted at the price we wanted. All good!

Robert &

Excellent Service!

Andrea W

Rita was amazing to work with! She took care of everything and was constantly following up with the lender, title company and selling agent to make sure everything was taken care of and everything in order. I don't even know what all she did, but I don't need to know because I know she's looking out for my best interests! Sincere thanks! Jesse


They made it smooth

Michael S

I loved her and her help for years. Wold do it over but glad I now have a home and will move soon, Barbara Yarnell

Barbara Y

Our agent, Rita Colburn, was excellent in the sale of our home & two homes prior! She is a valuable asset to Long Realty West &, more importantly, to us!

Robert &

Rita Colburn is a top notch agent. She went above and beyond to ensure we were happy with our experiences. We will definitely recommend Rita to anyone. If the need ever arises she will be our first and only choice to represent us for any real estate needs.

Richard & Sherrill W


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