Farm & Ranch Sales
Licensed in ID
Reneé Baker was born and raised in rural Eastern Oregon, where timber and cattle sustained the small communities. She worked at a young age and developed a strong work ethic. In 1982 she moved to Idaho and became the youngest licensed real estate agent in the state; at that time, she was 19. Reneé has an affection for pairing sellers and buyers for the best property ownership outcome. She aims to assist buyers and sellers in navigating with ease throughout the transactions, where sometimes there are challenges. Using background and experience, organizational skills, and efficient processes are like a solid vessel helping clients avoid rough waters.
Reneé currently lives on a ranch in Washington County, Idaho, in the North Crane Creek area with her husband, raising cattle, hay, and horses. They have more than 40 years of experience in the beef cattle and commercial hay business between the two of them. She has been very involved with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and State agencies on grazing allotments. Working with these agencies and other ag-related organizations is a primary asset to clients, helping to traverse through each entity’s process.
When Reneé first became licensed, it was a most challenging time in the real estate market. During the downturn, she was able to land a job with Safeco Title Company, marketing title policies to lenders only. Before returning to Eastern Oregon, Renee’ worked for some top cow/horse trainers in the National Reined Cowhorse Industry to learn the skills of training colts and the art of finishing bridle horses. This increased her circle of people and allowed her to live on a couple of beautiful horse breeding facilities on the Big Island of Hawaii and Northern California. Eventually, she returned to the fascination of the real estate marketing world and became an appraiser. While owning and operating a small appraisal business in Grant County, Oregon, she was approached by a mill and timberland owner and asked aboard as a timber purchaser and accepted. Her duties were land and timber procurement. After a few years, she became the manager of the forestry department and was responsible for leading a team that obtained logs to sustain several Oregon mills. This entailed working with landowners and multiple agencies and cooperating with various environmental groups and political figures.
From the West to Washington, D.C., Reneé has pursued her vision of citizens having the freedom to manage natural resources with future sustainability as a priority. She is committed to serving clients to achieve their ultimate image of owning land in the west. Reneé feels very privileged and inspired to be a part of the Fay Ranches team!
Reneé is a member of the Idaho Board of Realtors, Weiser River Cattleman’s Association, Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation, and Fay Ranches Community Foundation.
2 Active Properties Listed by Renee Baker
This is an opportunity to own property surrounded by public land for personal indulgence. This land in Gem County, Idaho, possesses many features to immerse yourself in beautiful mountain living. Investment in this type of land is difficult to find as the State of Idaho. Find peace and stillness throughout the draws, benches, and hilltops. The year-round creek is so pleasant; it flows from north to south along the meadow’s edge. The east side of the land offers privacy with views of the creek from above.
This Idaho offering is a gateway to backcountry recreation. With a custom 2017-built home and a spacious wrap-around covered porch, take in all the mountain views, wildlife, and the sound of the year-round creek that runs through the yard. The home feels like a cabin with all the wood elements and rustic features making it very cozy and welcoming. Close enough to civilization but tucked away from the world, it’s nestled in the Cuddy Mountains, providing a private, quiet, and isolated way of living.
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By Reneé Baker, Farm & Ranch Sales, Licensed In ID There are many reasons for upsizing or downsizing your ranching operation. An adjacent property may become available for a reasonable […]