Get on the Move: Real (Estate) Advice
Meet Debbie Braun, Realtor at Keller Williams
Thirty years ago would you have imagined how your life is now? Mine certainly didn’t go as planned but I am grateful for that. The only predictable outcome has been the wonderful men my boys have become and what a proud mama I am!
Flash back 24 years to a difficult divorce from my boys’ dad. We had no family nearby so I worked to build friendships that have since lasted a lifetime. At times I strained to see the light at the end of the tunnel and it was only with support (often in the form of girlfriends with wine) that we eventually made it through to our new normal. When a legal assistant position became available in the family law department where I worked, it felt right to pay forward that support. For decades I did just that and I cherish the bonds I made with people then.
Six years ago, I married Craig, the love of my life. We live in Westmount where we entertain neighbours, friends, family and clients. We host international students to embrace a world beyond our own and to share what good we’ve found in ours. In our down time, we enjoy travelling, cooking, cycling, music and movies.
There came a point where I wanted to do something different. I became a realtor and joined Keller Williams whose core values mirror my own. My business focuses on helping families experiencing separation and divorce. Now more than ever, I work to help people through the most stressful time in their lives. My new network is not unlike girlfriends with wine, only it’s made up of lawyers, counsellors, mortgage agents, and financial experts. I’ve worked to foster this network to spare my clients the stress of searching for reliable help. I am grateful for the challenges of my past because they’ve led me to a career where I know I make a difference.
If you find yourself lost in the dark, I’ll help you move on, with all the compassion, experience, (and humour) I can muster. Stick with me…I know the way out.
By Debbie Braun, Realtor at Keller Williams