Brooke Heinsohn fell in love with Austin while earning her business degree in marketing from the University of Texas. After graduation, however, she ended back up in her hometown of Houston searching for a job. Marketing positions seemed to be few and far between that year, so she decided to expand her options and started with a temp agency. She ended up in an HR position at a Houston title company. “And though I wasn’t really sure what we did as a company,” she laughs, “I knew that I liked the people I worked with and that I was good at my HR job.” She never got over her love for Austin and came back as quickly as she could!
In Austin, Brooke started a job with a title company working the front desk, learning the business, and moving her way into the back office as an escrow assistant. When an opportunity came up at Independence Title in 2010, she was ready. “For 9 years, I worked as an assistant for two different closers at Independence. I learned so much from both of them,” she says. “I got to experience just about every type of transaction possible and got my escrow license in 2015.” She began doing a few closings, and after returning from maternity leave, became Bonnie Barrera’s escrow partner. She has now transitioned into a full-fledged, full-time closer, open for business.
“I love meeting the people involved in the transaction, especially the buyers. For most of the transaction, you only know their names, and at closing, you get to meet them and share their excitement,” she smiles. “It’s a really big deal!”
Brooke’s organizational skills and proactive nature mean that when there’s a challenge with a file, she’s ready to find the solution. “I love to get the roadblocks cleared up as quickly as possible,” she says, “It’s so satisfying to work through them for my clients.” Brooke’s strong communication skills are a valuable tool in her toolbox. “That public speaking class was terrifying in college,” she says, “but it has served me well at the closing table. Being a good communicator is a vital skill during a transaction.”
When she’s not at work, she treasures the time spent with her husband and daughter in and around Austin, especially outdoors. Come meet Brooke at Independence Title’s Rollingwood office!