Agent Snapshot: Susan Brown, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty NE, Kingwood/Atascocita


Susan Brown is a Realtor with Keller Williams in the Kingwood/Atascocita area.

What was your first job in the realty industry?
I began as a Realtor with Roth Wehrly in Fort. Wayne Indiana.

Where did you grow up?
In central Illinois, the Lincoln-Springfield area.

What is your favorite free-time activity?
That would have to be golf. I really enjoy playing whenever I can fit it in. During the summer, I play in a Wednesday night ladies’ league.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Massage. If I am stressed, I book a massage to get those knots worked out and to enjoy a tranquil hour.

Growing up, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be an elementary school teacher.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
I would say Steven Spielberg. I would love to hear about his creative process and how he has handled all the stars he’s worked with in his career.

Where is your favorite place to hang out?

What do you love most about the industry?
The opportunity to work with a variety of people. Whether I’m at the office or with my clients, the diversity of personalities keeps me on my toes.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
I distinguish myself through education and technology. I want to be on the cutting edge for my clients, whether I’m using the latest tools for marketing a home to sell or finding a home to buy.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
I’d have to stay the most difficult aspect would be relying on all the other people involved in a transaction to follow-through on their jobs. If one piece of the puzzle is dropped it causes a domino effect for everyone in the deal. And as much as you’d like to think that everyone will complete their part, it doesn’t always happen. I think of myself as a herder, gathering up and guiding the livestock all the way to the closing table! We are in Texas after all!

Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
I attend business gatherings, like the Women’s Council of Realtors or the Chamber meetings as well as local charity functions, church get-togethers and community events.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Raising my two sons, Matthew & JR with my husband Roger.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
Zero Dark Thirty.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Chimichurri’s South American Grill in Kingwood.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston?
The 37 story, art deco JP Morgan Chase Building.

What kind of car do you drive?
Chrysler Town & Country.

Smartphone or paper?
Smartphones. I have an Android and an iPhone.

What is your favorite city after Houston?
New York City.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Start your career at Keller Williams Realty for outstanding training.

What’s your favorite Real Estate iPhone/ Blackberry app?
The HAR app is one that I use daily.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
HoustonBizJournal, CNN, Dave Ramsey, Dr. Oz

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