Brian Padgett
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About Me... My name is Brian Padgett. I'm really pumped you're here-because we're a lot alike, you and me. We're both trying to make a life we love out of what we do and don't want to spend a ton...

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About Me...
My name is Brian Padgett.
I'm really pumped you're here-because we're a lot alike, you and me. We're both trying to make a life we love out of what we do and don't want to spend a ton of time on something someone else is more qualified to do.
Which means neither of us can avoid one dreaded and stressful event... Buying and selling a home. As a realtor and a...
About Me...
My name is Brian Padgett.
I'm really pumped you're here-because we're a lot alike, you and me. We're both trying to make a life we love out of what we do and don't want to spend a ton of time on something someone else is more qualified to do.
Which means neither of us can avoid one dreaded and stressful event... Buying and selling a home. As a realtor and a homeowner, I bet you know firsthand how stressful buying and selling real estate can be.
Well, not anymore.
I'm Brian, and I love what I do, which is providing full service brokerage to those looking for a place to live or moving on from memories of their old home.
I grew up in a very blue-collar household; my dad was a freight broker all my life, and my mom was a medical assistant. The number-one lesson my dad taught me was to find a way, any way, to become my own boss.
Because when you're your own boss, you're free-and no one can put a cap on what you make. That was stamped into my brain from the time I was a little boy.

He told me that if I found work I loved, everything else in my life would fall into place. And today I can honestly say I did both: got to be my own boss AND created the job that gets me excited to wake up in the morning. (It helps that going to the office means walking down the hall to my home office!)
My first job out of college was marketing products and events-for Victory Promotions direct marketing company.
I don't know what it is about direct marketers, but it didn't seem like my cup of tea.
After , I moved on to working to the financial services industry and started at Prudential, and they made it seem like I was a financial adviser, but really it was just a front to selling life insurance and annuities.
Then I moved onto a investment research firm selling stock filters to individual investors. It was a total culture shock at first, but the sales experience was extremely valuable. I moved into asset management and sold portfolio's to those who liked the returns from the research end. We sold everything from REIT's, MLP's, Stocks, Bonds, Preferred Stocks, and managed hedged portfolio's. I got into late stage venture capital and that's when I started thinking again.
I was still working for someone else, and I couldn't help thinking of what my dad always said. So I started taking night classes, with my wife's and 1 y/o daughters permission of course, and decided to get into real estate.
Hard work, but you have to be able to throw it all away for love and family
No drama
Acceptance - no judgment lives here
Wearing my heart on my sleeve
Embracing what's next
But mostly, that real estate transaction that you should enjoy, not dread.
So I spoke to a trusted friend and he turned me onto his uncle, Dan, here at ERA Naper. What really impressed me is his first story was about loyalty. That really floored me. Then he spoke about how to be successful, and what people will remember about me is my attitude and integrity. Duly noted.
When you decide to work with me, expect a thorough overview of your needs and wants. Expect timeliness and top notch marketing of your property and relentless negotiations when buying. Lastly, be ready for curve balls - I will have solutions.
The most important thing to remember is to have fun and enjoy yourself. In times of stress, be confident and release that anxiety to me and I'll take care of the rest.
All the best!

My Credentials and Memberships

  • MRP - Military Relocation Professional

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