I'm a realtor. That sounds obvious, I know. I wish it had been obvious to me a lot earlier. I studied English and design in school, I managed a nightclub, I seriously considered radiology, all before realizing ... I'm a realtor.
Here's the funny thing - I hate, absolutely HATE, salespeople. Sorry salespeople, it's true. You are mostly way too pushy. If I want it, I'll buy it. I never thought this would be the thing I'd love to do. What was most surprising, starting out in real estate back in my twenties, was learning how that pushy sales approach just doesn't work for real estate. What I learned, and why I love it now, is that real estate is about creativity, smart ways to get homes in front of buyers who want to see those homes, and most of all, it's people. Real estate is relationships. Not casual relationships but the meaningful ones. To do this job well you have to go to battle for your clients, you have to want to protect their interests, and you have to actually want to make them money, see them happy in a new home, make sure their futures are secure.
My dad gave me this advice when I started and after many years in the business it's always been true- "Real estate can't be about commissions, it has to be about helping people." He was right. One, helping people is a much better way to live your life than being a pushy salesperson. And two, it comes back to you. I have built my career on a late-night phone call when a client was worried, carrying a refrigerator out of a home the movers forgot, getting up way too early to be the first call on that house you realized you loved at midnight last night. And believe it or not -I was surprised too- I love it!
So "who am I?" I'm that guy who works with buyers and sellers all day, you know the one who's on his phone too much at dinners, the guy who always seems to be running in two different directions. I care, so I have to be. But I'm also the guy who is there when you need me because... I'm your realtor.
Kevin Michael Breen has been a realtor at Coldwell Banker Elite for his entire career. He transitioned the company into a paperless, more green organization in the early 2000s. He co-ran Coldwell Banker Elite's most profitable department during the recession, where he assisted people who had lost their homes with relocation assistance. He has won several awards including CBE's Emerald Award, given only to the most elite agents here at CBE. He continues to list some of the most prominent homes in Downtown Fredericksburg, while also handling luxury homes sales from The Fredericksburg Area into Northern Virginia. He continues to work with buyers and sellers of all kinds. The loyalty seen from his past clients is evident as they often continue to use him from their first buy through multiple moves. He has sold for investment groups, planned and executed new build projects, maintained top ratings with his clients, and worked as a marketing specialist on multiple projects. If you choose Kevin, you've chosen well.