Tania Pyatt, left, Becky Wells, Lenore Beeson and Sue Shrewsbury are part of the team at Byrd & Company, a real estate firm that opened in downtown Moab in April. [Photo by Rudy Herndon / Moab Sun News]

Becky Wells’ grandparents would be proud.

After eight years of selling real estate, Wells received her principal broker’s license in January, and opened her own office in April, at 33 N. Main St., Suite One. She named her real estate business Byrd & Company, after her grandparents Dennis and Mary Byrd, who founded their own real estate business in Moab called Byrd Agency more than 50 years ago.

Wells said she got into the business of selling property when her parents decided to develop a small portion of their ranch land in 2008. During that time Wells began creating a clientele of people looking to purchase real estate. She said she enjoys helping people find the perfect property, and learning the rules regarding bank loans.

“I like working with people, and helping people problem-solve,” Wells said. “I like educating them about lending, preparing themselves financially – things you don’t learn in school. You need good guidance.”

Moab resident Mike Badger has worked with the 29-year old Wells over the last three or four years. He said Wells sold condominiums that Badger developed, and then, when he and his wife wanted to buy their own home, they turned to Wells again for assistance.

“She’s terrific to work with,” Badger said. “She’s an exceptional young lady who goes above and beyond – it’s refreshing.”

The firm employs three agents in addition to Wells: associate broker Sue Shrewsbury, Realtor Tania Pyatt, and associate broker Lenore Beeson. Both Shrewsbury and Beeson come with more than 20 years of experience, Wells said.

Shrewsbury said she joined Wells’ team because she liked the idea of working for a smaller company. Plus, Byrd and Company “has some great technology, new ideas and new energy,” she said.

“I love my job. I love helping people realize their goals,” Shrewsbury said. “I meet a lot of wonderful people who usually become friends.”

Recent Moab homebuyer Amy Mayer said she contacted Byrd & Company after she began noticing Beeson’s name on several real estate signs around town. Mayer moved to Utah from Durango, Colorado.

“I came to Moab blind; I wanted to buy a house,” Mayer said. “She (Beeson) was absolutely amazing. It took about two days to find exactly what I wanted,” – with no pressure, even with “limited inventory” in Moab.

After Mayer moved in to her home in January, she said Beeson was appalled to find that the sellers had taken the outdoor hose hanger with them. She said Beeson drove to Grand Junction, Colorado, to buy a new one for the house.

And, Beeson bought a home warranty policy for Mayer as a house warming gift which became “invaluable,” said Mayer, when her washing machine broke, and there turned out to be a leak in the irrigation pipe.

“Both were covered,” Mayer said.

The average home price in Moab is around $300,000, Wells said. The tourism-based economy, and the fact Moab is surrounded by public lands, plus the high number of second home purchases by people who come to recreate in Moab, has driven up the cost of property, she said.

Wells stressed that her staff are all full-time, dedicated agents who know the area well. Byrd’s website includes all listings, from all real estate agents in Grand and San Juan counties, and on the Wasatch Front.

For more information, visit www.moabbyrdco.com, or call 435-355-0576.

I like working with people, and helping people problem-solve … I like educating them about lending, preparing themselves financially – things you don’t learn in school. You need good guidance.