Brangwin was among those nominated for the W.A.R. 2000 Achievement
Award. She was noted for her 20-year commitment to excellence in real
estate, including service in many leadership roles in both the Seattle-King
County Association of REALTORSŪ and W.A.R.
and Location: Managing Broker, Seattle Metro office of Coldwell
REALTORŪ Since: 1988
Designations Earned: Broker
How I Chose this Career: I have a background
in teaching and the theatre, andI felt that I could use both to succeed
in real estate.
Why I Stay with It:
It is challenging
and provides an opportunity to grow and
learn each day. I feel I really can make a positive difference in people's
I Participate in the State Association to:
Be a liaison
between the REALTORŪ community and my office. I want to be informed
so I can inform my agents. Legislative Day provides a time to learn
more about our government and to
represent the interests of my area to them.
Most Challenging Part of the Job: To
be in the moment with people, to
actively listen to them and give back what they need as much as what
they want. To stay ahead of the learning curve in the law and technology
so I can work efficiently in our changing environment.
I Get Up Early/Stay Late to:
Read literature, go to the theatre/movies, cook
Travel, Jane Austen (literature), home decorating,
fundraising for the arts, volunteering for Historic Seattle.
What I did on my Last Vacation: My husband
and went to Boston (I had a Jane Austen Society conference) and traveled
around New England for a couple of
weeks. We go to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland each year.
Why I'm Looking Forward to this Year: My
husband and I downsized this year by selling our big house on Capitol
Hill in Seattle, and moved to a wonderful
flat in The Victoria (a 1920s condominium on Queen Anne). Since I don't
have a yard and big house to take care of, I will have more time for
work and play.
Hot Tip for Colleagues: When you approach your business with
ethics, you can always feel good at the end of the day. The money will
follow when your passion is helping people find homes.
Posted 6/27/01. Archived 7/12/01.