Betsy Hight Richie
“For me, coming home was about being able to raise my children in a community that despite its growth, still has that sense of a small town that I remember from when I was their age. I love this city and the surrounding area and sharing it with others. It’s the reason I entered real estate!”
As a sixth-generation Northwest Georgian and fifth-generation Roman, Betsy Hight Richie truly knows the “ins and outs” of her hometown where the rivers meet and the mountains begin. It was only fitting she become a REALTOR with Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc.
Betsy is a 1998 alumna of Darlington School, and she and her extended family remain involved in the school community. She is married to Brian Richie, who serves as executive vice president of North Georgia operations for Plaza Transportation. The couple met as students at Presbyterian College while Betsy was pursuing her bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education. After graduation, Betsy and Brian got married and returned to Georgia, where she landed as a teacher in the Atlanta area.
When the timing was right, and following several moves, the family was able to relocate back to Rome from Nashville. Their three children, Elizabeth, Emily and Will, represent Darlington’s first-ever fifth generation to attend the school. After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, Betsy returned to the classroom as a teacher at Rome First Preschool.
In her newest chapter, she is a second-generation REALTOR, following in the footsteps of her mother. Betsy is no stranger to the real estate buying and selling process, having been through it many times herself. With confidence in her own experiences, she is able to completely support her clients and their families from both sides of the transaction. Additionally, Betsy has owned rental properties and has been active in the property management sector as well.
In her spare time, Betsy enjoys getting together with friends and walking the miles and miles of trails in Rome. Additional hobbies include photography, one of her passions and something she once considered pursuing as a career. She and her family, which includes Duke and Dixie, their Boston Terriers, reside in Rome’s Horseleg Creek area.