Riding and real estate: an activity and a profession that both loom large in Wellington. It’s no wonder, then, that Jennifer Drahan of Keller Williams, who’s passionate about both, should happily settle in the community.
Drahan grew up in the Lone Star State and graduated from Texas A&M in 1995.
“My grandfather was a builder, my mom an interior designer and retailer, and my dad was in marketing and owned rental properties as a side business,” she recalled. “When I wasn’t riding, I was driving around to different build and design projects with them.”
She once dreamed of representing her country as a show jumper at the Olympics.
“I went right into life as a professional equestrian after college, traveling the world following my passion for horses,” Drahan said.
That didn’t come to pass, but another career came calling.
“I am obsessed with real estate,” Drahan said. “I used to drive around and walk around abandoned properties before I got my license. Now I am more careful.”
Still, it was her love of the equestrian lifestyle that brought her to Wellington. When she finally arrived in 2002, it was love at first sight. “I will never forget thinking to myself, after driving for 24 hours to get here, ‘I never want to leave this place, it is so beautiful,’” she said.
Drahan bought a condo in Wellington in 2004 while still working in Connecticut. Two years later, her business relocated here. She got her real estate license in 2010, but it wasn’t until 2012 that she ended her professional riding and training career and turned full-time to real estate.
“I have several friends in the business who are able to juggle another career with real estate, and while I admire their ability to multi-task, I am at my best when I do not spread myself too thin,” she said.
Drahan specializes in equestrian, luxury and investment properties. She feels these areas are a natural fit considering her background. Another natural fit for Drahan is working with Keller Williams.
“At KW, we have an awesome culture of helping others, sharing, being learning-based, and always growing and thinking bigger,” she said. “I personally have streamlined communication for buyers and sellers, a major focus on staging and property preparation prior to listing, and I use cutting-edge tech to get my listings in front of the right people.”
Whether you’re looking for your dream home or putting your current residence on the market, Drahan believes that she has the talent and tools to get you the best deal possible.
“We are able to offer our buyers Keller Mortgage, saving them thousands of dollars, plus we are rolling out our iBuyer program, so sellers are able to sell their property immediately, without marketing, showing and waiting for the right buyer,” she said.
Drahan has a very positive view of Wellington’s real estate market.
“The current local market has stabilized a bit, which is great, while farms and luxury properties continue to sell at an encouraging rate,” she said. “Overall, the Wellington market was up slightly the first quarter of 2019, with average days on market coming down from 125 to 100. I expect to see a continued stable market over the rest of the year, with a slight pickup in the luxury market toward the fall.”
To contact Jennifer Drahan, e-mail email@example.com, call (281) 851-7248 or visit www.jendrahan.com.