Burley Properties Selling Strong
Lynn Burley’s real estate career began over 20 years ago when she discovered how much she loved showing the home she and her late fiancé lived in. In fact, she wrote her first contract the very first time she showed a property. And she hasn’t stopped since.
A Brevard County resident since 1997, Lynn became a licensed Realtor in November 2004, and her first day on the job was in January 2005. She immediately began working alongside two experienced agents who acted as mentors.
“One of the agents had more than 30 years in the business and was getting ready to retire,” Lynn said. “My mom told me, ‘Listen to everything that woman ever tells you.’ And that’s exactly what I did.”
After absorbing as much knowledge as she could and getting her broker’s license, Lynn opened her own brokerage in 2008 on a shoestring budget. It didn’t take long for success to follow.
“I was in the black within three months,” she said proudly. “Now it’s running like a well-oiled machine.”
Lynn and her team serve Brevard with a full range of real estate services. And while her personality keeps things light, there’s serious work going on behind the scenes.
“I am not only a Realtor,” she said. “My team and I take care of everything: title, insurance, staying in touch with the mortgage broker, and making sure all surveys and inspections are done on time... I like to find the bump in the road before it becomes a pothole. One of our core values is to be proactive.”
Lynn’s clients often tell her how much they appreciate her constant communication, vast knowledge and extreme protectiveness. Clients have peace of mind knowing she is always available to answer questions or ease concerns.
“Buying or selling a home is stressful, so I do everything I can to take the stress away,” she said.
There is another delicious reason Lynn’s clients remember her long after the transaction is completed. She’s also a certified pastry chef.
“People call me The Cake Lady,” she said. “My clients receive a decadent cake or truffles at closing — maybe Kahlua or Chambord.”
When she takes time away from the business, Lynn enjoys working with Riley’s Rescue and helping dogs find their forever homes. But her passion is matching clients with their dream homes.
Even during hard times with the pandemic, Lynn has protocols set in place to take care of her clients: full virtual tours and videos for financeable listings, plus mask, hand sanitizer and wipes to show homes in person. Burley Properties has always operated as a cloud-based company so they were already equipped to lead during the new normal.
“I’m an equal opportunity Realtor, I work hard for all,” Lynn said. “But at the same time, I will refer clients out if it seems like it’s not a good fit. I won’t take a client who is using their last penny. It is not about the money, it is about taking care of my clients.”
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