I have been MeMe'd!

Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams 302218

After returning from an overnight camping trip for our 5 year old son and 15 other kids being there in the constant drizzle, I came home to find that I had been MeMe'd by Debi Braulik.  I thought often about what I would say, if this ever happened.  Unfortunately, you know most of what is important about me already.

1.  In high school, I drove the biggest and baddest truck of all!  I grew up in a small town in Kansas, and well, I was a complete tomboy.  During high school, I played softball and basketball.  When I graduated in 1987, I received a full ride scholarship to Highland Community College for business, softball and basketball.

2.  Before moving to Georgia, I worked at a chemical plant in Lawrence, Kansas, called FMC (it has changed names since).  I worked there from 1992 to 2001. I was the ONLY female in the plant side for several years, working with 200 men.  The job was NOT glamorous, but the pay was great.  I decided to make the most of it, which meant becoming a "relief operator".  This meant I could do any job in the plant.  While everyone else had a set schedule, I filled in where and when I was needed, making the top paid hourly employee.  Eventually, I moved to the phosphorous side of the plant where I held the same position, but with a twist.  We fought fires daily!  When your dealing with certain additives, etc, if air hits, its in flames.  It was an extremely dangerous job, but as a single mom, it kept us going.  After moving to Georgia, I became a licensed health insurance agent.  I was consistently in the Top 10 in the nation.  Then in 2004, I decided to start working with the family real estate business.  In the past, I did several home based businesses, many with success, which I feel is part of why I can be successful today.

3.  I break the rules.  As a Real Estate Professional, I dont play the part well.  I dont wear dresses, slacks or anything that I am uncomfortable in.  I am always in blue jeans, or khakis, with a company shirt with our logo on it.  Most people find me to be down to earth, just like everyone else, and that is how I get my business.  I try real hard to show everyone respect, regardless of where they are in their life, because tomorrow I could be in the same position.

4.  I struggle with the business, because I cant handle redundant tasks.  It drives me crazy to do the same thing over and over again.  While, I am working hard on this, it does seem to be my down fall.  I have a few things that I really need to complete and get behind me, but the thought of it makes my entire body ache! I am getting close though, and this will be a complete surprise to Chris, when I am caught up!

5.  I am working on a marketing campaign that I think is going to blow my SOI out of the water.  It is a very simple way of marketing, but something that most people would never think of.  I love marketing, and with a little creativity, it can be the difference between you and the agent next door.  I am taking a little of my past, giving back to the community, getting my name out there, and most of all, having fun doing it.  What else could I ask for?

Sooooo, now I get to tag three people!!!  Lets see  Michelle DeRepentigny, Peggy Edwards, Thesa Chambers



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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Brande, Awesome, you seem a girl who fights for aims,  that's good, congratz and keep the good work, I will keep checking your blogs !


Jun 05, 2007 03:33 PM #1
Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Ray, thank you.  I try to always fight!  Please do come back and visit!
Jun 05, 2007 03:43 PM #2
Sarah Cooper
Real Estate Shows - Hurricane, WV

Hi, Brande!  We had FMC around here, too!  It was one of the GOOD jobs, and even though it's gone through big changes, there's still a Sportsman Club nearby that was originally for employees. 

I graduated high school in 1987, too!  Are you going to your 20th reunion this summer?  I remember the trucks back then, the bigger the better!  Yours must have been SO COOL. 

Jun 05, 2007 09:29 PM #3
Michelle DeRepentigny
Success Realty - Athens, GA
Broker Athens, GA
"I break the rules." - I just knew you were my kind of friend and I can just picture you in a monster truck!  Thanks for the honor of passing this along to me (I think)...lol!
Jun 06, 2007 10:09 AM #4
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC
Brande - you sound like a real down to earth lady!  Thanks for sharing with us!
Jun 06, 2007 03:22 PM #5
Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate


I just listed your meme in my alphabetical meme list.  Check it out when you have time.

Peggy Edwards has been "tagged" and Thesa Chambers has been "tagged" twice!

Then you'll know who hasn't had a chance to "play" yet.  There's only 33,000 members left so you'd better hurry!

Have Fun!

Lucky :)

Jun 08, 2007 10:04 AM #6
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
Brande - I some how missed you tagging me.... I have been tagged twice before - but would be happy to do a thrid - just let me know by email thesa@centraloregonbuzz.com
Jul 29, 2007 06:28 PM #7
Teresa Johnson
Solid Source Realty - Auburn, GA
Barrow County Ga Real Estate, The Teresa Johnson and Associates

How did your marketing program go?

Teresa Johnson & Associates; RE/MAX Greater Atlanta; Serving the Metro Area of Atlanta,GA http://www.atlantahomestore.com/; (770) 888-0021;  http://mailto:TeresaJohnson@remax.net/

Aug 26, 2007 07:24 AM #8
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