Real estate professional Denise West of Keller Williams was born in Miami, the 10th of 11 children. Her parents instilled in her values that she still lives by today: treat others the way you want to be treated, always lead with faith and love, and if you work hard enough, you can achieve anything.
West became part of the Wellington community after living through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Leaving the area where she had grown up wasn’t easy.
“It was hard to leave such a strong support base and family,” West recalled. “But when my husband Dale, a retired firefighter, and I happened upon Wellington with our three children — who were six, three and one at the time — we fell in love with the quaint community.”
She began her career in real estate a few years before that move.
“When I decided to get into real estate, I was eight months pregnant with my middle son,” West said. “I knew I would not be returning to my job as a marketing director for Florida Power & Light Credit Union because I made the choice to stay home at that point to raise my children and enjoy every phase of being a mother. But in the back of my mind, I also knew sometime in the future I might need or want to get back in the workplace and wanted to be prepared. Real estate seemed like a natural fit.”
West specializes in all residential communities, as well as the luxury market. Her experience in real estate has allowed her the opportunity to participate in every kind of transaction.
“Being a Realtor for more than 30 years, I have sold everything from townhomes to first-time home buyers, residential homes, investment properties, multi-million-dollar Intracoastal properties to second-home buyers and horse farms in Wellington,” she said.
West is one-half of the Keller Williams duo known as the “Hearth and Home Team.” Her partner happens to be someone quite close to her.
“I am blessed that my daughter Kristie is a Realtor with me,” West said. “My daughter Kristie and I, as a team, pride ourselves in helping each of our clients with top-notch service. Together, we blend social media interaction and a personal touch. We give our buyers and sellers our knowledge of the real estate market and provide hard facts to assist with good decisions, strong negotiation skills and added amenities not offered by the average Realtor.”
Their years together, along with their strong work ethic, have established this mother-and-daughter team as one to be trusted by both those in and out of the real estate market.
“As Realtors, we also network and market to fellow Realtors just as much as to the public,” West said. “When you are established and respected, you can call on others, and they can call on you, and many times a home is sold without ever hitting the market.”
The love West felt when she first visited Wellington back in 1992 has not diminished one bit.
“There isn’t enough I can say about Wellington,” she said. “Being a native Floridian, I know what communities are out there. I am not aware of another like Wellington. It provides the perfect balance of small-town community with modern conveniences, wonderful restaurants and, of course, our equestrian events, which make us unique in every way.”
To contact Denise West, call (561) 313-4006 or visit http://denisewest.yourkwagent.com.