Karla AlleyKarla Alley
Associate Broker, Big Rapids Realty, Inc
I was a young woman when I decided to start my career in real estate. It was the spring of 1998. At that time, I was the full-time assistant to the finance manager at University Chevrolet. Although I enjoyed my job, the idea of helping people buy or sell their house sounded exciting & different than the norm.
So much has changed since 1998 – our house listings were issued bi-weekly in black and white paperback books, the blackberry had yet to be invented, and gas was $1.15 a gallon! Since that year my husband, Ryan, and I have added 4 wonderful children; Josh 18(he would prefer the title “adult-child”), Leah 15, Sam 14, and Zachariah 9. These days, Ryan & I have a great time attending our kids many music and sporting events. We take great pleasure in being a part of the Big Rapids Cardinal community and supporting the sports through the BR Cardinal Sports Boosters. Our family also enjoys attending Big Rapids Resurrection Life Church.
I never would have thought that almost 20 yrs. later, I’d still be engaged in this fulfilling career. Having had the opportunity to serve some of the best people in the Big Rapids area, I look forward to another 20 or more years in the real estate business.
I truly enjoy working with people and getting to know them. It's exciting and fulfilling to help individuals and families with an important decision - selling or purchasing a home.