Cassie Elliott, 36, learned the value of hard work when she was forced to juggle paying for college with a full-time job.
“Working my way through school was a huge thing,” Elliott said. “I had to be very disciplined … That accomplishment is still a big deal to me.”
Elliott had multiple jobs during college but it was her work at a title company that introduced her to the real estate industry.
Elliott graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1996 and began volunteering time to the City of Highfill while taking time off to raise her children.
The Harrison native served on the city commission, worked as the city clerk and did a short stint as the Highfill mayor.
She put her title and real estate knowledge to work helping people with zoning and easement issues and later formed a consulting company.
After much consideration, Elliott made the decision to move into the real estate industry, starting as a commercial broker for Hull & Co. in 2005. In 2006, she earned her GRI designation and has completed the course work for her CCIM designation.
Elliott still works with the community of Highfill and the county through the Benton County Rural Development Authority. She now wants to focus her attention on opening a Crye-Leike commercial real estate office in Benton County.