Brande strives to understand the client and guarantee that all of their needs are both met and exceeded. Brande’s character is often described as experienced, attentive, tenacious, and comprehensive. Brande is cultured and involved in the real estate industry. Brande is a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors (C.A.R.), Women’s Council of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors (I.A.R.), National Association of Realtors (N.A.R.), Institute of Real Estate Management (I.R.E.M.), Realtor Political Action Committee (R.P.A.C.) Donor. In addition to Brande’s industry involvement she also appears monthly as a Real Estate Advisor on the popular Real Estate Radio Show “Market Overdrive” AM 560. Brande’s commitment to the industry and community are seen in her service on the newly formed Veterans Real Estate Council. This involvement allows Brande to further fulfill her personal duties to the Unites States of America and the men and women that protect this country current and veteran.
Prior to becoming a Realtor Brande served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years; while she served in our military she earned numerous awards including, Sailor of the Year, and the Navy Achievement Medal. The Navy Achievement Medal is described as follows: “award shall be presented for meritorious service or achievement in combat or non-combat circumstances based on sustained performance or specific achievement of a superlative nature, and shall be of such merit as to warrant more recognition than is possible.” Following the Navy Brande attended and graduated The University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she obtained two Bachelor’s Degrees. Brande out of college worked as a Registered Dietician for Rush University Medical Center, as the Manager of Dietary Patient Meals. During her tenure at Rush she coordinating over 110 employees, 12 supervisors, and managed a $1M fiscal budget.
Brande’s wealth of experience in life and career has rounded her into an astonishing real estate broker. Brande prides herself on being connected to her craft, and she uses this awareness to both enlighten and prepare her clients. Brande’s transactional expertise spans sellers, buyer, and property owners for the management of their assets. When probed about where her passion from real estate developed, Brande’s answer is simply, “Being able to help others achieve their dreams, it gives me the ability to truly make a difference in an individual or a family’s life, I love watching the joy created in my clients.” When Brande is not serving her clients and impacting communities you can find her spending time with her two children and husband, or searching out a new “foodie” restaurant to sample. Brande lives by the motto “Positive thinking evokes more energy, more initiative, and more happiness.”
Brande is an amazing agent. She explained the whole process and contract before I decided to hire her. She was there from the beginning to closing. She was always available to work on my schedule due to the fact that my work schedule is not a regular 9-5. She is very knowledgeable about the market and the area I was looking. I wasn't a number but a person to her. Actually, I felt like one of the family. The whole process was vertually stress free. I can't say enough great things about Brande. I am a military veteran and have high standards in everything I am involved in and the homebuying process was no different. I am not an easy person to please. Brande surpassed my high standards and I am very pleased with the service I received. I recommend Brande for your real estate needs. Again she is an amazing agent.