The Founder of Team Broady - Libby Broady’s Story
Everybody loves a good story. At Team Broady, we recognize this undeniable truth, and often use storytelling as a way to communicate with, and educate our audience. Whether it’s working directly with clients, or sharing our experiences with the public at large, we believe that telling stories is one of the best ways to convey a message.
Whenever we meet with new clients, we make a point to take the time to sit down with them and learn their story. By doing this, it allows us to gain a better understanding of their unique situations, and to form an even deeper connection with our clients and their needs.
We know how powerful story-telling can be, which is why we’ve decided to feature our very own stories in a four-part series. This week, we’re kicking it off with the founder of Team Broady, Libby Broady. Let’s dive in and learn how Libby became a real estate broker in the first place.
"In the past, I had never thought about becoming a real estate broker. Growing up in England, I had always wanted to be a teacher. Being a realtor, or “Estate Agent” as they’re called there, was a very different kind of job than that of arealtor today. I did actually get into teaching quite early on in my career, but rather than teaching kids in school, I was teaching adults. Working for IBM, I taught clients how to use the very first “word processing” equipment, firstly in England and then in Canada after emigrating here in 1967.
I later got married, had 4 kids, and put my career on hold while I raised my family. Then my husband said to me one day, “Libby, I think you need to go back to work to help put the four kids through University - and how about going into real estate? It would be a good part-time job.” That became a family joke because, of course, real estate could never be considered a part-time job, and it never was for me. And that was it!
I enrolled in real estate school and became an agent with Royal LePage back in 1988. I worked hard to establish myself and soon became quite successful. After working on my own for 12 years, it was very rewarding for me to have my kids each come to me in turn and ask if they could join me in the business. I never approached them. So Team Broady was launched when the last one in, Mark, joined us in 2010. The rest is history.
I have always loved being a realtor. Connecting with people is what it’s all about. I enjoy working with and meeting new people and helping them fulfill their dreams.
I am now semi-retired, and my kids Mark & Catherine have taken over running the business. However, I’m still very active working with clients in my own age group. I feel I have a great connection with fellow seniors, and I can relate closely to this particular demographic.
Over the years, I have become close friends with many of my clients. I have also developed strong connections with other Royal LePage Realtors across Canada. I have attended every single National Sales Conference that Royal LePage has organized and have found them very rewarding.
I have also been fortunate to participate in our company’s National Chairman’s Club conferences. These are exclusive annual events that are reserved for only the top 1% of earners nation-wide. I have been privileged to travel to some incredible, exotic destinations with this group. Some of the experiences I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy, include an African Safari in Kenya, a visit to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, exploring the ancient ruins of Rome and the Amalfi Coast of Italy… and the list goes on. But to reach this level of success took me years to accomplish. It wasn’t until my 22nd year in the business that I attained this prestigious level of recognition. My connections with my Royal LePage colleagues are powerful. We work for a great company and I know that when I finally decide to retire in a few years, I will greatly miss it all."
Be sure to look out for part two, when we share our next “origin story” from another member of Team Broady. In the meantime if you need help with anything real estate related in the West Island, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 514-613-2988 or email email@example.com