Brooke Finlan- Real Estate Agent
I joined Steve Volkers Group in June 2017, so I guess you could say I am the newbie on the team!
Although I was born and raised in Grand Blanc on the east side of the state, I fell deep in love with West Michigan after attending Grand Valley State University here in Grand Rapids. I decided to make it my permanent home and never looked back! As a proud GVSU grad, I completed my degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a Business minor in 2002.
Shortly after graduation, I moved to Chicago and spent about 10 years in the great Windy City. During my time there, I worked as a manager of a 5-star hotel and I also worked for a property management firm. My hotel experience really ignited my passion for customer service. (I’ve worked every possible position from front desk agent to General Manager!) I love providing an experience to my clients that is one they won’t forget. I love a good WOW moment…I love being WOW’ed and I love WOW’ing my clients. Watch out!
My property management experience, where I managed high-rise condominiums along the Chicago lakeshore, has really prepared me to enter the real estate field. There is nothing I haven’t seen! This position required an intense attention to detail as I managed all things high-rise: projects, employees, and million dollar budgets. Most of all, I loved managing people’s largest investment – their home!
A fun fact about me is that I am an Adjunct Instructor at GVSU for the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management where I teach a career prep class that makes students feel ready to enter the workforce. The best part about this job is getting emails, Facebook messages, or cards in the mail telling me they got their dream job and thanking me for my efforts. #LakerForALifetime!
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have a handsome hubby and two loud and adorable boys. My family is my everything! I also enjoy reading, sleeping (hence two boys!) hiking, yoga, and being a huge fan of the greatest city in Michigan: Grand Rapids! I can’t wait to work with my clients to help them buy and sell their homes.
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Fun Facts About Brooke
Where did you go to college?
Grand Valley State University #LakerForALifetime
What is your favorite hangout place(s) in greater Grand Rapids?
The JDEK – everytime!
Where did you grow up?
Grand Blanc, Michigan
What is one interesting fact about you?
When I lived in Chicago I met many famous people while working at a 5 star hotel. Robin Williams, Sandra Bullock, and Vince Vaughn were my all time favs!
What is your favorite tv show?
Embarrassing but true: The Bachelor or Bachelorette
What is your favorite Steve Volkers Group memory so far?
We are all so busy so my favorite memories so far are when the entire team can gather for coffee or lunch and catch up on work and life. I’m looking forward to many more memories in the future!
Why did you choose Steve Volkers Group?
I chose the Steve Volkers Group because I was intrigued by the like-minded, hard working, amazing team members that work here. I also admire the ability to have a work-life balance, which is so important for me and my family. Most of all, I get to learn from and with the best of the best!
What is your favorite movie?
If you could be any animal, what would you be? Why?
I’d like to pick something cute, but truth be told I’m not much of an animal person. I would have to pick a sloth because I’ve been told often by my family that I’m the slowest person on the planet when trying to go anywhere.