This year, Starr Brazeal created and founded Texas Real Estate Services. Starr works with many of Austin’s top producing Realtors and she certainly lives up to her name! Starr is not only known for her huge heart and very personable demeanor but she is also known to be a consummate professional in the Austin Real Estate industry. When someone is describing Starr you will hear words and phrases like: very efficient, highly detailed organized, on the ball, really knows her stuff, and you can always count on Starr.
We asked a few questions to get to know her better and her answers were downright inspiring!
1. What is the best thing you have done this year?
At the age of 54 started my own business! I have worked in the Real Estate industry for 18 years. And many times I’ve helped other agents and have heard “I wish I had a Starr” so I created my company to help those agents and many more. I take pride in making it easier on the agents so they can devote much more time to listing and selling. Plus it gives me the opportunity to spend every minute of every day with my special needs daughter. It’s a win-win for everyone!
2. Who inspires you right now?
Cord and Anne Shiflet! They are amazing people with a beautiful amazing family. They have always been the hosting spot for many many charities. They open their hearts, and they get people to open their wallets and give. If the Shiflets are involved you know it’s going to be amazing! They gave my daughter an amazing gift a couple of years ago and Cord showed up in Reindeer pajama’s to present it to her. To this day she still keeps their Christmas card on her nightstand in a frame. On her dresser is the photo of their wedding with Anne on the back of Cords motorcycle in her wedding dress. Not only are they an inspiration to me, but Anne is my daughters role model and let me tell you I couldn’t have asked for a better roll model!
3. What do you like most about Real Estate?
Watching people achieve the american dream of their first home. I still get goosebumps when I’m working with an agent and their clients and knowing they are buying their first home. It’s not about putting a sign in the front yard, or working for that commission. It’s about giving that client the best possible service so that they will always remember who was there. It’s the bases of a long lasting relationship.
4. Who has influenced you most in your life?
My daughter Rachel. born with Pierre Robin Syndrome, Uterine Didelphys, Heart Abnormalities, Hole in her heart and facial deformities. She is the strongest and toughest little girl I know! She has no hair, no chin, no bridge on her nose she wasn’t to make it past 2 years of age and if she did she’d be a vegetable confined to a wheelchair. She’s 29 now and is enjoying the life she has! She has taught me to accept people for them, not judge books by the cover and no matter how bad I have it, someone has much worse. She makes me cry, she makes me laugh, she keeps me grounded and yet she lets me soar. She believes in me when I sometimes don’t believe in myself. She is a God fearing little bald girl with a heart as big as life! If you’ve not met her yet.. you’re missing out
5.If you were going to dinner tonight – where would you go?
Longhorn Steakhouse for some Parmesan Crusted Chicken.. I’m obsessed with it!!