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Caleb Howard moves up, Garoutte bows out, and entrepreneurs meet

Kathleen Ellyn

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on April 11, 2018 8:44AM

Caleb Howard, a fifth generation Wallowa County rancher with a degree in Natural Resources, has been a real estate agent and managing consultant for farms, ranches, and timber ground for several years. Now he’s announced that he is a representative for the Pacific Northwest Company Land and Wildlife, a farm, ranch and recreational real estate company.

Howard was previously the first Oregon agent for Farmers National, which operates in 28 states. He’s made the switch to Land and Wildlife because it operates under the umbrella of Landleader, a marketing hub that covers most of the USA, he said. Landleader has a regular show on RFD-TV and a network of over 150,000 buyers and sellers of high-end properties.

One of the things Howard most likes about Land and Wildlife is that they require agents to be actively involved in the lifestyle they sell. It’s a requirement he is uniquely qualified to meet.

“Natural resources, farming, ranching and hunting are things I’m really involved with,” he said.

One of the more famous properties that Land and Wildlife has handled in our area was the 5,817-acre Pocket Ranch that stretched from Imnaha to the Zumwalt Prairie and bordered the Nature Conservancy. That property was listed at $6.8 million.

Howard himself recently managed the sale of a 1,100-acre ranch in Wallowa County.

You don’t have to have a high-end property to make use of Howard’s connections. He also handles ranchettes as small as two acres.

Contact Howard at 541-398-8007; email him at caleb@landandwildlife.com; or visit him in the Wallowa Resources building at 401 NE 1st Street in Enterprise (his office is on the main floor right next to the Watermaster).

We have heard with sadness that René Garoutte plans on closing R’s Consignment, 100 West Main, in Enterprise, in June. Garoutte has suffered some health issues lately and very reluctantly made the decision to close the store.

“I hate to give it up, I love it,” she said.

The business began three years ago in Lostine and was popular from the start, outgrowing the Lostine store in three months, Garoutte said.

The turnkey business is for sale, at the current location, through Judy Willis, Real Estate Associates. Call Judy at 541-432-4060 or email jwillis@eoni.com.


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