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Agent Spotlight: Ashley Brennan


How have your international travels contributed to your success as an agent?

I've been fortunate enough to have lived in several countries, where my family and I wholeheartedly embraced the unique cultures we experienced. We learned the languages, broadened our horizons, and built lasting friendships across the globe. The business of real estate is more competitive and globalized than ever before, and successful agents, especially those who are part of the global Sotheby's International Realty brand, must be able to cross cultural and linguistic borders. Connecting and communicating with clients in their native language always makes for memorable first impressions.

Why did you decide to pursue a real estate career?

I truly enjoy being around and helping good people, learning about their backgrounds and life experiences, and listening to their unique stories. As a real estate agent, I constantly put myinterpersonal skills to work. Sometimes it happens at networking events, sometimes at the office, and sometimes over coffee or lunch. I work and socialize with business colleagues, affiliates, partners, and new clients. If you enjoy meeting new people, you will love this aspect of the real estate business. Every day brings a different combination of experiences. With new people, new properties, and new obstacles to overcome, no two days are ever the same.

What is one thing your clients find comfort in that make them turn to you for their real estate needs?

My clients tell me they appreciate my responsiveness, dependability, ability to relieve unnecessary stress, and my passion for what I do. They respect my expert knowledge and sound direction in what at first can be a stressful process in buying or selling a new home. One of my clients has told me she depended on me more than she did her husband! When I am able to make the process enjoyable and exciting for my clients, it feels good.

Describe your perfect day off.

Grab coffee, hit the gym, and get lunch with a friend. Then later, dinner at my favorite Indian restaurant, Taj Modern Indian Cuisine, before heading to a Maroon 5 concert at the Garden. Finally, I would come home to a clean house and my two wonderful children!

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