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Joette has been a Colorado Ranch Broker since 2004. Her focus has always been land, working ranches, and mountain properties, closing over 180 transactions during her time at her former agency, Blue Cedar. As a Realtor’s Land Institute member, she is working toward her Accredited Land Consultant certification. She understands the needs of specialized equine professionals, what it takes to operate a true working ranch, or even the outdoor sporting benefits of recreational mountain property.
Joette grew up on a cattle ranch in Calhan, Colorado. Her parents bought and sold properties a few times, expanding their agricultural operation and reinvesting into more productive properties. They worked hard to become stewards of the land, passing their children’s knowledge and values down. Over time, the education and dedication paid off and earned them a conservation award for their efforts. They used a 1031 Exchange to obtain a more extensive operation south of Fowler, Colorado. While her parents had their Calhan ranch listed, Joette got her first taste of real estate. Joette would assist with many tours, quickly learning the difference between agents who came prepared for their showings and those who leaned on her because they were winging it. This is where she got the bug to pursue real estate sales as a career.
Joette has vast equestrian experience. On the English side of things, she competed in dressage, cross country, and show-jumping events. Participating in the 4-H horse program, she competed in all Western and English riding classes, including showmanship, equitation, pleasure, speed events, trail, and reining. As a high school rodeo standout, she earned several state titles: Reserve Colorado State Breakaway Roper, Finals Average Champion in Women’s Cutting, and Women’s All-Around Champion finals. This earned her a trip to the National High School Rodeo Finals. To top off her illustrious high school career, the basketball team she played on won the 1999 2-A Colorado State Women’s Championship.
Joette is a very driven and competitive person, and rodeo continued to be her passion in college, earning both an academic and rodeo scholarship. She attended Missouri Valley College, making the Dean's Honor Roll both semesters and winning the Women's Breakaway Roping Championship for the Ozark Region, qualifying for the College National Finals in Casper, Wyoming, in two events. After attending the CNFR in Casper, she was recruited to sign with Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Her years at Panhandle proved productive, making the Dean's Honor Roll and winning a Women's Breakaway Roping Reserve Championship for the Central Plains Region, which qualified her for the College National Finals again. Most importantly, she earned a bachelor's degree with majors in marketing and finance and a minor in computer information systems.
Currently, she operates a commercial cow/calf operation and competes in rodeos. She calves in the spring, weaning and selling the calves in the late fall. Taking care of her cattle creates an easy transition into the ranch rodeo competitions. In 2015 she was honored to win the title of Top Horse at the Women's Ranch Rodeo Association World Finals in Loveland, Colorado, and Top Horse at the Colorado State Fair Open Ranch Rodeo in Pueblo, Colorado. In 2020, her team, the High Plains Cowgirls, won the World Championship of the Women's Ranch Rodeo Association, competing in numerous events throughout the season. In 2021 she earned the title of Top Hand at the Colorado State Fair Open Ranch Rodeo, competing amongst 80 men and women.
When she isn't working on real estate, checking her cows, or headed to a rodeo competition, Joette enjoys traveling, especially if it includes deep-sea fishing or touring historical sites. Spending time with her family and boyfriend, Toby, is always at the top of her list. They enjoy fishing mountain lakes, sporting clays, and hunting game birds and varmints.
3 Active Properties Listed by Joette Schalla
This Colorado property and business is a great stepping stone to allow the owner to generate enough income to expand their operation in additional directions. Water rights allow opportunities for pasturing cattle or growing crops. This is a wonderful facility to utilize for trading cattle and earning steady cash flow from the yardage charged for feeding customers’ cattle. The home allows someone to live on-site, provide housing for a manager, or earn additional rental income from the property.
The farm, home, and seed store are iconic in Colorado. The farm is so coveted and celebrated that the Palmer Land Conservancy is including the property in a documentary they are producing about historic farms in the lower Arkansas River Valley. This historic and iconic property offers one of the best locations for a potential commercial business. With multiple types of zoning, plentiful water rights, and usable improvements, this property provides limitless opportunities for the next owner.
Zoe’s Ranch is established in a stunning setting in Colorado, with mature trees for privacy and shade and a seasonal creek. The views and the ranch’s terrain are hard to beat, with Greenhorn Mountain standing proudly to the west. The property has well-established landscaping, enhancing the beauty of the setting. The thoughtfully designed improvements are ideal for someone who wants a turn-key horse property and a well-appointed home that is already finished and ready to be enjoyed.
3 Listings Sold by Joette Schalla
This Colorado ranch is a blank canvas for someone ready to create their dream property. This pristine property is a wonderful setting to take in the mountain views or ride your horse along the bluffs, around the buttes, and then down to Rush Creek to scare up some wildlife. The location is near a town with many amenities yet with enough space to enjoy privacy, the pleasant sounds of nature, and the privacy of wide-open spaces. It would be a great place for a home with a porch for rocking chairs.
This Colorado 3/3 custom log home offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and high-end cabinetry. The primary suite has a walk-in closet and fine tile work throughout the spacious bathroom. The basement has a walkout egress to the front yard, a game room, bar, and workout area. Put up your feet in the stunning great room and relax by the gas fireplace trimmed in river rock. Views of Greenhorn Mountain, Mt Mestas, Silver Mtn, and the Sheep Mtns are from the cozy front porch.
This ranch in Colorado offers the perfect opportunity to buy a spectacular building and finish it with the details you desire. The water well, septic, power, and propane are already in place. The building plans are available to the buyer to help make the completion of the project a bit smoother as they make their dreams come true. Spectacular mountain views, stunning sunsets that truly paint the sky, grassy meadows, and a four-season climate make this a fantastic location for year-round living.
Articles Authored by Joette Schalla
In 1820 the United States Government started selling publicly held land for $1.25 per acre. This event allowed citizens in urban areas new opportunities, but buying land in unsettled areas was only practical for some. Later, Congress was urged to offer free land to encourage more settlement in these unestablished regions. The Homestead Act was […]
It was once said, “The best thing about the land is the landscape.” A good point, but what is also very rewarding is an additional return on your investment through special programs designed to protect and preserve that landscape. Many landowners are unaware of ongoing incentives for maintaining or enhancing certain portions of their property, […]
At Fay Ranches, we are proud of our agents, the culture, and the family that we have cultivated over the years. A big part of the team is the Women of Fay Ranches. These gals have worked hard to pave their way through the industry and come out on top. They continue to raise their […]
I have helped multiple clients place renewable energy development options on their properties, including two properties I own. I have the knowledge and connections to help landowners determine if their property is ideal for wind or solar development, and I maintain working relationships with over a dozen renewable developers with whom I can present potential […]