We had the good fortune of connecting with Brookie Robbins and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brookie, the decisions we make often shape our story in profound ways. What was one of the most difficult decisions you’ve had to make?
The most difficult decision I have ever made was to transition to a full-time real estate advisor in my forties. Thankfully, it has been the best decision ever. I consider myself fortunate to have had the best of both worlds. Raising my children while working in real estate for thirteen years gave me the flexibility to have so much time with my children. Now, it is my time to do what I professionally love. Switching to a full-time real estate advisor was challenging. I was ready to grow myself, my business, and give back to my community, as well as charities important to my clients. It was initially difficult for our whole family; I had always been home. However, it was an opportunity for our kids to see me grow and do the things I had put on hold to stay at home to help raise our family. Being a mom, I understand the importance of the school, neighborhood, and community for our children. Thankfully, Engel & Völkers at Dallas Southlake shares those values. We have a group of advisors that puts the needs of our clients and community first. We work together as a team to give our clients the highest level of service throughout all different real estate transactions. Everything in my life led me to the opportunity today to do what I love most and to help others find the perfect place to call home.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
During the twenty-four years of being at home with our kids, my husband and I had vacation rentals at the beach that I managed from Fort Worth. Eventually that journey led me to obtain my real estate license, and then I went on to earn my brokers license in 2014. I knew it was time to find myself and figure out my place in the world outside of my home. It was at that time, the stars aligned, and I met Roxann Taylor with Engel & Völkers. I found my new professional home, and now I am able to help others fulfill their dreams of finding the perfect place to call their own.
Finding a broker that shared my focus on our schools and support for community families was imperative. Engel & Völkers Dallas Southlake shares my passions. Professionally, I work to assist my clients in finding the perfect home, whether that be the room-to-grow residence their family needs, the downsized home they’re dreaming of, or the perfectly placed condominium. What is important to them is important to me. I’m committed to providing my clients with a luxury, bespoke experience from the moment we meet, regardless of their price point. Additionally, Engel & Völkers has a network of experts in thirty-four countries worldwide, which means I’m able to connect my clients with real estate advisors across the globe. Having a team of professionals provides a luxury experience in every detail of the most intimate purchases of their lives means I earn a client for life. Returning clients and their referrals means I’ve done just that.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would enjoy all local fun, food, arts, and entertainment spots that the DFW Metroplex offers! I would hope my friend is staying for at least a few days because there is too much to see and do in a short time. Close to home, we would start at Engel & Völkers Dallas Southlake office to meet some of my colleagues and Roxann Taylor. Then we would walk around the corner to Jane, the New York inspired bar in Park Village for a fun coffee. Next, we would take in some shopping at the Southlake Town Square, a must-see shopping and dining district, followed by IV’s and facials at the IV Bar of Southlake. Branching out from my home community, it would be difficult to decide between visiting Fort Worth or Dallas for a weekend night on the town. Should we take in the Stockyards in Fort Worth, the JFK Memorial in Dallas, or my favorite BBQ spot Feed Store Barbeque? Dinner followed by speakeasy sounds like a fun time, and then maybe we would find a DJ spinning at Stereo Live for a little late night dancing. A patio brunch at Meddlesome Moth with live music outside is a must for me. After brunch, we would go on a hike at many of the hiking trails around the area. Rest and repeat. I enjoy supporting local businesses as a way to support our community.
The best part about the area, though, isn’t a place. It’s the people.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have many shoutouts to give and lots of gratitude for my life. My husband has been my rock. He has grown beside me, individually, and with our family for the last twenty years. He has taken care of me and our four children. I am forever grateful to be on this journey with him.
I also have to acknowledge Roxann Taylor. I have never met anyone as passionate about helping others. She has a gift for making a difference in the lives of those around her, personally and professionally. Roxann supports multiple charities throughout our communities, and she goes above and beyond in everything she does. As an active real estate professional for over four decades, there is no one better suited to help me grow my business. I am forever grateful for her and Dan Nicoloff, our Director of Operations, for creating a professional home full of energy, authenticity, and love.
George Pecoraro DJ Photo
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