Happy Holidays

December 22, 2023

May the holiday season bring joy, warmth, and memorable moments with loved ones. We look forward to the upcoming year’s opportunities and the possibilities it holds.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

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The Rants Group Celebrates 50 Years of Real Estate and Property Management in Thurston County

September 29, 2023

Founded by Ron Rants, this local real estate office set out with a mission to support every need for residents and business owners getting started and growing in our communities. His legacy has carried on through his son, President and CEO Pat Rants, and his granddaughter, Vice President Danielle Rants, who continue to uphold the same values of service, family and community. They are both excited to reach this milestone and are looking brightly toward the future as their brokerage continues to prosper.

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The Rants Group’s Newest Employee Brings Multi-State Corporate Experience to Her Role

December 14, 2021

In her previous work in Alaska, Hawaii and North Dakota, Jeri Snyder managed residential and commercial real estate projects, but not at the same time. Now that she’s joined The Rants Group, that will change. “Previously it was one or the other,” says Snyder. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to do both.” Snyder’s new role at the company is a mouthful and reflects her multiple responsibilities: Commercial and Leasing Sales Broker, Residential Rental Broker and Property Manager.

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The Rants Group Sees Commercial Investment and Business Expansion as Economy Improves

July 14, 2021

Look around Thurston County and you’ll see the signs of a recovering economy. People are returning to movie theaters, restaurants and favorite stores, many with extra money in their pockets as the result of a year with nowhere to go and fewer options for spending. As the economic picture continues to improve, business expansion and commercial investments in the county are also increasing.

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Nonprofit Experience Brings Perspective and Rewards to The Rants Group Leaders

December 9, 2020

Recently the entire team took turns doing shifts at the Thurston County Food Bank warehouse. “It was a cool experience to get out of the office with everybody and bond as a team while also helping the community,” says Danielle. “We plan to do that more often.” In fact, the group enjoyed the experience so much that they plan to replace their usual annual outings to bowling centers or laser tag arenas with service-oriented activities.

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Pat and Danielle Rants

Danielle Rants Steps into Vice-President Role at The Rants Group

September 4, 2020

At age 14 she began working in the downtown Olympia office of The Rants Group and after graduating from college, she returned, eventually becoming a commercial leasing and sales broker and property manager. Now she’s making another move, one that recognizes the responsibilities she’s already been taking on, according to company president and CEO Pat Rants. “Danielle has been promoted to Vice President,” he says, “reflecting the increase in leadership she is taking in the company.”

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At The Rants Group, Communication is Key to Helping Tenants Navigate 2020

July 23, 2020

2020 has been a wild ride for nearly every industry, and real estate is no exception. As one of the largest commercial and residential companies in South Puget Sound, The Rants Group has been figuring out ways to support its tenants while adapting to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and reconsidering social justice issues raised by…

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The Rants Group Continues to Support Tenants During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 28, 2020

By Heidi Smith (Thurston Talk) Paying your own mortgage as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds is stressful enough. Imagine managing hundreds of commercial and residential properties whose tenants suddenly lack reliable income streams. If you’re Pat Rants, president and CEO of The Rants Group, the response is to focus on collaboration and problem-solving. “We’re going to…

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“Team Rants” with Friends of Pimpollo and school children in Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo courtesy: Pat Rants

Community Giving is a Family Tradition at The Rants Group

March 6, 2020

Early in 2019, Pat Rants got a call from Friends of Pimpollo, a nonprofit organization he and his father Ron have volunteered with for years. Twice annually the group visits Oaxaca, Mexico to support a high poverty part of the local community by building schools and libraries. When they had another project in mind, they…

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The Rants Group Helps Clients Navigate New Excise Tax and Landlord-Tenant Laws

August 28, 2019

Recently a client sat down with The Rants Group President and CEO Pat Rants to discuss selling a property. At the time, the plan was to put it on the market next year. By the time Rants got done explaining recent changes in the tax laws governing real estate, the decision had changed. “They decided to sell…

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