Ringing and Singing with Brenda Mayette~Glenville, New York

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

I started following Brenda Mayette last year when I discovered she was an agent servicing where I grew up in Schenectady N.Y. (yes I remember how to spell that). My mom worked as a home economics teacher in Niskayuna High School and my dad worked for General Electric. We lived in a suburb called Scotia and I graduated from Scotia – Glenville H. S. I still have by “tartan” letter from my cheerleading sweater and my megaphone charm!

Well guess what Brenda’s daughter Kelly is a sophomore where I went to HS “Go Tartans” and is a softball player just like her older sister who is a junior in college. Brenda graduated from Russell Sage College with a Bachelor’s degree and worked in the Health care field as a Director for Nutrition and Purchasing and Receiving (a big time job )! When Bellevue Women’s Center and Ellis Hospital (where I was born) merged to form Ellis Medicine they downsized and outsourced Brenda’s job! Pink slips are never fun.

This smart lady said she simply viewed this situation as: “One door closed and the windows opened.” LOL!! She had an “Ah-Ha” moment after not finding anything in her field and opted to get her real estate license. She is a licensed agent with an independent firm: The Miranda Real Estate Group that has 80 agents and they are #1 in the Capital area..pretty impressive!! By the way she had her best year ever with $7 million in sales with an average sales price of $180,000. Congratulations Brenda!!

I really enjoyed our conversation! She is energetic, witty and fun to engage. I can see why her clients would enjoy working with her. Brenda and her family have lived in Glenville since 1982 and she remembers many of the same things I do. Jumping Jacks Drive-In an ionic place and is still there and now they have a ski team!! The little Library where my dad took me every Tuesday night to check out books is also still there! However our beloved Candyland (where we hung out as teenagers) is gone.

Brenda says she blogs when either “inspired” or “sulking” (needs to vent). She loves to work with first time home buyers and always gets along well with their parents (that’s an important plus). With her experience in running a business it has helped her tremendously in building her own real estate business within the framework of her real estate company. Brenda prides herself on exceptional customer service and loves what she does!

Knowing the area and what drives her community is an asset when working with clients. She promised me she would blog on what is happening to the land along the Mohawk River where GE housed so many buildings. I’m looking forward to reading and seeing what is in the works on some of the land where my dad worked for 38 years.

Active Rain is a community filled with so many interesting and remarkable members. I love how when you call someone you easily feel like your old friends! Thanks Brenda for calling me back so quickly I enjoyed our chat and look forward to reading your blogs (especially since you said its going to be more of a priority this year). If you haven’t followed Brenda please pop over and subscribe to her blog!

I’ve been meaning to call Brenda but the challenges this January pushed me to make time and dial her number. I’m so glad I did!



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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Great choice for a conversation. Enjoy Brenda's blogs and am a follower! Enjoy your day!

Jan 28, 2017 05:08 AM #1
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Thank you, sounds a wonderful place to live and work. I recenlty began following her after reading one of her posts recently.

Jan 28, 2017 05:16 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Dorie... I follow Brenda, myself. Your post goes to show that this world really does have only six degrees of separation!

Jan 28, 2017 05:49 AM #3
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Dorie, what a great connection to make and establish ...also it is so nice of you to share your earlier story about growing up in NY!

Jan 28, 2017 05:49 AM #4
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Thanks for sharing this, Dorie. It's neat to see how she is able to share your home town memories.

Jan 28, 2017 05:54 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Dorie, for sharing your memories and for featuring Brenda Mayette in this blog.

Jan 28, 2017 06:55 AM #6
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie Dillard, You pick a great one to sing in the rain with.  It is interesting to see what we all have gone thru in our life.


Jan 28, 2017 07:03 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Brenda Mayette had somehow escaped my attention.  I need to visit her blog and see what's up!

Jan 28, 2017 08:18 AM #8
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

How fun that she lives in your old stomping grounds. Your talk must have brought back so many wonderful memories!

Jan 28, 2017 09:03 AM #9
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Dorie, it sounds like a great conversation and a walk down memory lane. When we talk to someone who knows our area it takes the conversation to another ... or different level.  

Jan 28, 2017 10:01 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dorie - thank you for highlighting Brenda Mayette.  I know I have commented and read her blogs and she has also with mine.  Since I have been part of the NYS HR organization I know much about that area although I live downstate.

Jan 28, 2017 10:02 AM #11
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Dorie Dillard  you learn something new everyday in the Rain . I thought you were born and raised in Texas .  I will have to check out  Brenda Mayette  and her posts . Have to love Debbie Reynolds and her contest.We do learn so much about each other from picking up the phone and writing a post love this blog

Jan 28, 2017 10:11 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- as they say...small world.  I too follow Brenda Mayette post and love reading her posts. 

Jan 28, 2017 10:24 AM #13
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

WOW!!!!!!!!!  I am honored, humbled and tickled pink!!!!!!!  Imagine my delight to find this post and the lovely comments during my morning coffee.  THANK YOU Dorie Dillard for following through on your intention to connect with me.  It was terrific to talk with you & hear about your experiences here too.  Go Tartans!! 

I can assure you that I've started gathering some info to make that blog piece on the new casino that I've promised a reality. 

Thank you SO MUCH for making me feel like a star today and being the root cause of another batch of smiles.  I look forward to "meeting" those of you that I haven't connected with yet and think that Dorie has inspired all of us to make a deeper connection with some of our fellow Rainers. 

Jan 28, 2017 11:00 AM #14
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


So glad you did, like you we follow Brenda Mayette and I enjoy the perspective she brings to her posts and questions.  I love that you had so much in common.  A

Jan 28, 2017 12:13 PM #15
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Dorie -- I have "seen" Brenda Mayette in the Rain -- mostly in the Q&A section but realized I wasn't "following" her.   Your post made me correct that mistake.    

Jan 29, 2017 07:10 AM #16
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am so glad to learn more about Brenda Mayette. It is such a pleasure to see all the Ringing and Singing in the Rain.

Feb 08, 2017 05:08 PM #17
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