“Kiersten is one of the most beautiful people I know- inside and out. She serves her clients with such heart and genuinely wants what’s best for them. I have watched her work night and day to help make her dreams come true.” -Julie Woods, Founder and Owner of Julie Woods and Associates Inc.
By Joycelyne Fadojutimi/Staff Writer
Local real estate agent Kiersten Brewer is a real daddy’s (and Mommy’s) girl. Her parents are her heroes, setting her off down the straight and narrow destined for greatness.
“God blessed me with really amazing parents,” she says. “They gave me the freedom and support to pursue every career I’ve ever thought of. I don’t know where I would be without them.”
By the time she headed for the University of Houston, she had set her life right with Christ, seeking His guidance in all her life endeavors. Still, her choice of a university was more than just an answered prayer.
“I thought Houston would be a cool place to live,” she says.
College was just a launching pad. Following her graduation she kept at it, earning her insurance and real estate licenses, and becoming a paralegal. It all came together smoothly.
“Before becoming a real estate agent, I worked in the education and legal fields,” she says. “I bring that experience and knowledge from my background to every transaction.”
Still, Kiersten felt inclined to switch career directions when she felt the pull towards real estate.
“I chose real estate because it is a good fit for my personality,” she says. “It is a career that would allow me to make more money and have a flexible schedule.”
After less than two years Kiersten is already finding her path in the local real estate community. She handles and oversees all areas of transactions such as pricing, marketing, negotiating, and closing.
“Kiersten is one of the most beautiful people I know- inside and out. She serves her clients with such heart and genuinely wants what’s best for them,” said Julie Woods, Founder and Owner of Julie Woods and Associates Inc. “I have watched her work night and day to help make her dreams come true.”
By its very nature, real estate has a powerful impact on people. It gives them their homes, it contributes to local economic growth, and especially by creating jobs it fills a critical role in shaping and strengthening the community.
“As agents, we have the opportunity to be a part of one of the prime if not the biggest transactions someone can make in their lifetime,” she says. “This profession impacts people along with the quality of life for them and their families.”
Her days are a whirlwind of prospecting, following up leads, meeting with clients and accompanying them on property visits before settling into her desk for lead-generation and replying to texts, calls, and emails. She loves it all, especially how it enables her to make meaningful connections with her clients, who generally become lifelong friends. She would love every aspect of her profession were it not for the irregular income. Still, she readily admits nobody ever said it would be easy.
“Do your research and find a great broker/mentor to glean from,” she says. “Build your relationships and be prepared to work hard.”
Her life’s work is also a labor of spiritual love as she seeks and follows the Lord’s will. She places her faith in Christ first. Secondly, Kiersten relies on the Holy Spirit to keep her on the straight and narrow in her dealings with others as she works for Julie Woods and Associates Inc. (JWA.)
The firm has a big sign on the wall reading: WHAT GOOD SHALL I DO THIS DAY? Indeed, JWA does much more than sell real estate. Along with her co-workers, Kiersten works with the Women and Families Development Center, preparing and serving lunches to those in need. They also volunteer at the Longview Animal Shelter, serving coffee and treats to their clients as their way of telling them, THANKS A LATTE!
In Kiersten Brewer, Longview residents have a splendid example to follow.