Mary Kay Brunner-Dasse, Broker, @properties, North Shore


Mary Kay Brunner-Dasse is an agent with @properties in the North Shore.

What was your first job in the realty industry? A sales agent for First United Realtors.

Where did you grow up? Whitefish Bay, Wis.

What is your favorite free-time activity? I love to golf, play bridge, workout and bike.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Go to the movies and enjoy time with friends.

If you weren’t a Realtor, what would you be? I would love to be an attorney.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Oprah. I would love to know how she keeps that wonderful attitude.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Lots of places, but mainly my home.

What do you love most about the industry? The wonderful people you meet and helping to find their home.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I feel that if I do the right thing for my clients, they will appreciate it and encourage their friends to call me. I am not out to make a sale for the sake of making a sale.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Sometimes it takes great patience.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Anywhere I can.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Enjoying the good reputation I have achieved in the industry.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Bridesmaids.

What is your favorite restaurant? Froggy’s French Cafe.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? The Wrigley Building.

What kind of car do you drive? Mercedes.

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.

What is your favorite city after Chicago? New Orleans or Boston.

What is your advice for someone new to the industry? Even when no one will know, do the right thing for your client.

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