Director Spotlight: Connie Powell Brewer

  • Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • Kadi Brown, President-Elect, Greater Chattanooga Realtors

In the bustling world of real estate, where transactions fly as fast as the ever-changing market dynamics, it's refreshing to work with such an amazing group of people from the Greater Chattanooga Realtors Board of Directors. As you will read below, Connie Powell Brewer is one of these wonderful people who brings a genuine passion for community and personal service to the table.

What did you do before transitioning into this profession? I spent several years working in various positions with a major insurance company. I ended my insurance career by traveling to different offices and developing policy documents and procedure manuals based on regulatory compliance and medical product benefits. The documents would serve as evidence in court proceedings. Also, I was elected to pilot the first work-at-home program before COVID.

Why did you choose to serve in a leadership capacity? I have always been a "get involved" type of person and help to find solutions when needed. I like to learn and gain a better understanding, hoping to make a difference and contribute to the future. I want to be a conduit for my colleagues to assist in making changes and continuing to improve our industry. I knew nothing about real estate when I began my real estate career, and I am still learning.

What would you like your fellow realtor/members to know that our Association offers to its members? The Association provides a security app, FOREWARN, that enables us to gain some insight into prospective clients; otherwise, we may not be able to gain insight from social media. Another handy service the Association provides is a Notary Service to members at no charge. I also can’t forget the amazing support provided to us by the staff.

What is your favorite part of being a realtor? Helping my clients obtain the next chapter in their lives by selling or purchasing their homes. I listen and get to know their stories and lives. Every one of us has a story. And I can't forget about the friendships that are made in this industry through clients and real estate partners—also networking with other realtors throughout the states. There is so much to learn as a realtor. I do enjoy attending educational classes.

What is something your fellow realtors/members/Association do in the community that you love and want others to know about? I have learned that realtors are generous in both heart and spirit. They give back to our community not only financial support but also their time. There is a Realtor Relief Fund Committee that realtors donate money to this fund. It helps people (non-realtors, too) when disaster strikes any time throughout the year, and 100 percent of all funds collected go to disaster relief causes. Last year, RRF provided aid to almost 4,000 families when the disaster occurred. There were a lot of tornadoes and floods last year. Also, there is another excellent committee called Placemaking, and this is my first year serving on it. I'm already loving this committee because realtors, through NAR, can provide a grant to help beautify a specific area in our community.

Have you read any recent books you want to share with others and why? I have read EntreLeadership twice and continue to find more nuggets. This book offers entrepreneurial insight and leadership principles. I like to think this read has helped me be a better leader by building my leadership skills and striving to be a better person overall. Currently, I'm reading The 12-Week Year. This book focuses on the importance of accountability partners. It helps you achieve greater productivity, focus, and results by setting short goals more frequently instead of lumping them all together at the end of the year.

With these articles, I want to demonstrate that our leadership is not only dedicated to shaping the future of the association but also deeply invested in their communities. Connie’s journey illustrates the profound impact of combining professional expertise with a heart for service, creating not just sales, but lasting societal contributions. Who We R.

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