Claire Brown

Occupation: Executive Real Estate Broker; Founder, Little Rock PowerWomen and Little Rock PowerMoms Communities; Podcaster

 

 

Claire Brown has been in real estate for two decades, first becoming involved in the industry while paying her way through college. But in 2015, she became divorced, and found herself charting new territory as a single mother in the workforce. She persevered, adapted and evolved into the woman she is today. And through her social media entrepreneurship and podcast, she’s brought thousands of other women together to learn from her story, share their own and celebrate each other. 

 

How long have you worked in your industry?   

 

I’ve been a Realtor since 2002, and recently opened my own brokerage. I started a women’s platform four years ago that went international, launched a podcast, published a book and now have a weekly TV segment with KARK-Channel 4. So, two companies — one for 21 years and one for four years. 

 

Did having children present any obstacles or speedbumps in your career?   

 

Having children taught me to time block and schedule my calendar at a high level. As a single mother, the children have now sold more real estate than most full-time Realtors. They have had the priveldge to see how other people live, what are the different types of housing and now know what it takes to maintain our lifestyle. It has provided an education most children don’t receive. 

 

What does a typical day look like for you?    

 

I’m awake by 5:30 a.m. with coffee and my journal; no later than 7:30 a.m. we are out the door for school with lunches packed. Each day brings a new schedule — listing appointments, showing appointments, Zoom coaching calls, team meetings, business planning with agents and carpool again at 3 p.m. Every Monday, I have the TV segment with Channel 4 and the kids come with me, and every Thursday we have soccer practice.  

 

Do you have any interesting family traditions?     

 

We have taken a Mother’s Day trip and a Christmas trip (instead of gifts) since I entered the singlehood seven years ago. It has provided amazing memories, stories, anticipation each year and a tradition the kids look forward to. This past year, we went to NYC for Mother’s Day and Washington, D.C., for Christmas. Travel provides exposure, exposure provides education, and that is the greatest gift I can give them!  

 

What Advice would you give to new or soon-to-be moms?     

 

Always ask your children questions, even when they are young, to help them critically think. Give them the freedom of choice in order to help them to feel in control and learn confidence. Never lose sight of the importance of carving out time to be present. Discover how your children communicate and receive love, then treat them accordingly so they know they are loved and secure.