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Glad you are here!

The last 16 years have brought success to both my clients and myself. My team and I have negotiated and closed new housing for hundreds and hundreds of families. Currently a top producer and repeat Snake River MLS leader in volume year after year. This simply means that our formula for marketing, service and generosity is winning!

Years ago, I started my real estate career at the age of 18 and never looked back. Born in Rigby, Idaho and raised in a family specializing in land development and construction I have utilized this background knowledge to benefit my clients. My goal is to reach as many people as possible with service that is fair, honest, ethical while building genuine relationships.

Together as a team we have a mission/vision to give back to our community in ways that surprise people and have a lasting impact. To date, Rize Realty has raised and donated over $10,000 in the last few years to local charities, community events and causes that are important to our clients. I commit to being real, staying open, listening to you & always putting you first. I look forward to serving you and yours soon.

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Clients come first! I believe in superior customer service in all areas of our business. As lead agent and operations director, I work with several different types of clients and customers. Whether that individual is a seller, a buyer, a lender, an escrow officer, another agent or one of the other many groups of people we interact with, it is always my goal to provide an exceptional and positive experience each and every time. One of my favorite aspects of real estate is the constant opportunity to meet new people! I am originally from the Phoenix, Arizona area and grew up in a family of architects. I have always had a passion for design and a love for real estate, both commercial and residential. I have had the opportunity to work in various facets of real estate and feel I have a greater understanding of the different layers of design, construction and sales from my background and experience. I have now lived in the Rigby and Idaho Falls region for the past 11 years and have enjoyed getting to know the area, the people and the many outdoor activities that are available to us, right in our backyard.

I love assisting clients in finding their next home or taking that next step toward meeting their goals. Dakri and I work as a team, allowing us the ability to provide our clients with the exceptional service they deserve. Let us put our experience and talents to work for you!

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Get to know your team - Melissa Bernard


I will find what you are looking for! Purchasing a home is an incredibly important decision and finding the right home or property is my number one priority. I have lived in southeast Idaho since I was young. Though not born here, I was definitely raised here and consider Idaho a very special place to plant seeds and raise a family, grow a business or just relax and reap what you have sown.

My background is extensive & diverse with a life-time of business management, construction operation, land development and real estate knowledge. I will use my experience to benefit you in your search for the home or property you have always wanted and make the process to purchase an enjoyable one.

As an honest & dedicated professional with good listening skills, I'm surrounded by like-minded individuals. My efforts, and those of our entire team, in support of your endeavors will ensure a seamless and easy transaction. Whether you are looking for residential or commercial property, a vacation home, or Ag land, my knowledge of this area can assist you.

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Dawson Bernard


MEET Dawson

Dawson is known for excelling at anything he puts his mind and heart in. Real estate is no exception. He has a background in construction and ranch work, both hardworking traits that suit him well in his real estate career. He is eager to place buyers and sellers with the right team for the job. 

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Licensed Agent, Realtor


Meet Carie

Excellent customer service and commitment to perfection is what I strive for! Born and raised in SE Idaho I have a great understanding of the area. I moved to Utah in 2003 but Idaho eventually drew me back. It has been the perfect place for my husband and I to raise our 3 kids.

I love being a part of Dakri’s team! The entire team is extremely knowledgeable, kind and hard working. I have been in customer service for over 20 years and know the importance of making sure our clients have the best experience possible. I will use my experience to make sure all transactions go as smoothly as possible and I look forward to building lasting relationships with each of our clients!

Michael Gatlin

Buyer Specialist, Realtor

MEET Michael

I listen to my clients to identify their needs. I grew up in Sheridan, WY and moved to beautiful East Idaho in 2009. After spending a large portion of my professional life working in the outdoor industry throughout the US and Canada, I have become very passionate about showing people what makes East Idaho such a great place to call home. While hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, and spending time with family in the great outdoors are my hobbies, working with people is my true calling. My favorite thing about real estate aside from the great people I get to meet along the way is the uniqueness in every property. It’s never a boring day at Rize Realty.

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Abbey Stecker

Marketing Specialist

MEET Abbey

Hey! I’m Abbey and I come to Rize Realty all the way from the heart of the Midwest, Wisconsin. One of my passions is traveling and discovering new places.I have three children and we love to explore southeastern Idaho any chance we get (that is when we are not at the hockey arena).

Over the past 11 years, I have dedicated my profession to growing in the digital marketing realm. As a Marketing Specialist, I work on everything from social media to graphic design. I take my work very seriously, and I have a keen attention to detail making sure each and every base is covered. It is my goal to provide each and every client exceptional marketing for the sale of their home and beyond. Although I take my job very seriously, I love to have fun and be creative. Truly making your experience unlike any other! 

My favorite part of being in real estate? I get to be a part of your new chapter!