When Judy Rea joined Brookside Real Estate Company back in 2002, she probably didn’t realize how many hats she would end up wearing or the variety of roles she’d fulfill!
Judy began as a broker/agent in 2002, then took on the added role of office manager when Jim Kraus purchased the company in January 2005. Did we mention that Judy is also an attorney?” Read on!
Judy began her professional career as a lawyer – which is not completely surprising as both Judy’s parents were also attorneys. While in law school, Judy would meet her future husband, Loren Rea, whom she married in 1973.
The Brookside area charmed Judy and her husband from the start so it was natural that they would purchase their first house together along Gregory Boulevard in Brookside. Four years later they moved to a house that they completely renovated near Loose Park where they still reside. After 26 years practicing law, Judy was ready to take her career in a new direction and her many experiences with real estate (both as a lawyer and an investor) made for an easy transition to becoming a real estate agent with Brookside Real Estate Company.
“I really fell in love with the variety of styles and floorplans of the homes in Brookside,” said Judy. “The friendliness and neighborliness throughout the entire community is something that I truly cherish.
With degrees in Sociology, Psychology and Law from UMKC, Judy also has a passion for learning – and a love for helping people. Her favorite part of being a Realtor at Brookside Real Estate is doing the research to help her clients find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood – followed closely by utilizing her negotiation skills to help those clients secure the best home deals.
Judy admits her real estate knowledge and experience goes well beyond Brookside; “Although I grew up in Independence and now live in Brookside, I’m familiar with neighborhoods up north, on the Kansas side, and really all around Kansas City.
In her free time Judy is an artist who enjoys painting, knitting, crocheting, reading and playing the piano. “I also really enjoy cooking, entertaining friends, and spending time with our dog, Jazzy,” said Judy. If you’re looking for an agent who not only loves and lives in Brookside, but is also knowledgeable of the surrounding area, call Brookside Real Estate Company and ask for Judy Rea. We promised you will be glad you did!