Kelly Broaddus  |  eXp Realty  |  888.446.5602  | Contact Kelly

This is the story of why I started working as a real estate agent.


Last time, I talked about the first part of my life and how I got into real estate. Today I want to finish my story.


Now that I had my niche (selling mortgages with almost no money down), I began to advertise. To my surprise, people started coming in droves! It was a pretty amazing experience since the timing was so serendipitous. These loans changed the fabric of the town; almost overnight, it became possible for people to build wealth through real estate. 


I had to get good at this process pretty fast. You’d be surprised how much pressure is on you when you have seven little children to feed. I started helping people with low money down loans in 1998, and by 2001, I was able to purchase a 300-acre ranch with a 3,000 square foot home. This may sound wild to anyone from California, but in Oklahoma, the price of land was only $500 per acre. The most important thing was that I had a great place to raise my kids while they were young. 



"Things may seem like they’re against you, but there is always a way out. "


Things continued to go pretty well until the big crash in 2008. I decided we needed to make a change, so I sold the ranch and moved everyone out here to Flagstaff in 2010. By 2012, I had my Arizona license and began working as hard as I could. By 2016, I was among the top five Realtors in Flagstaff. 


This brings us right up to the present day, so I’ll stop things there. The main thing I want you to take away is that no matter where you are, it’s always possible to succeed against the odds. Especially if you are a single mom, things can seem like they are always against you. I just want to inspire someone to grab that opportunity and turn their life around.


If you have questions about anything, please feel free to call or email me. I am always willing to talk!