What's the secret behind countless Austin home sales and purchases? The dream team of Susan R. Brown and Jeanne White. The Kuper Sotheby's International Realty Realtors often partner up, taking advantage of their combined skills and experience to produce excellent results.
White has been sharing her local insight and knowledge with clients for more than 30 years, while Brown has been licensed for 32 and specializes in executive residential sales and corporate relocation.
The complex process of matching buyers with just the right property to fit their lifestyle, as well as finding qualified buyers for her sellers, is of particular enjoyment to White. With determination and focused negotiation abilities, she has over the years turned many satisfied clients into lifelong friends.
Brown's first career was as a high school American history teacher, and that passion for education now translates to making sure her clients fully understand all the steps it takes to purchase or sell a home. That has come to include her clients' children, many of whom are first-time homebuyers, and it's an experience that brings her great joy.
We chatted further with Brown and White to find out more about their work and what drives them.
CultureMap: What inspires you to do what you do?
Jeanne White: I’m inspired to match people with the very best home, neighborhood, schools, and anything else that interests them. It’s a big puzzle!
Susan R. Brown: To have a sense of purpose in knowing I am giving 100 percent every day.
CM: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to people looking for their dream home?
White: Hang in there, talk to me, and we will get very close.
Brown: Be willing to compromise.
CM: Sum up Austin in three words.
White: Young, cool and dynamic.
Brown: Diversity, Texas-friendly, synergy.
CM: What do you consider your "special skill"?
White: My special skill is avoiding drama and staying focused and calm. I’m always ready and available to explain the process and answer questions.
Brown: The ability to adapt to the complexities of human nature.
CM: What's one thing people might not know about you?
White: I started a women’s bank in the '70s with a group of women and two men.
Brown: I was the Wheatley High School mascot: the Wheatley Wildcat.