Born and raised in Portsmouth, Iris B. Brown is a real estate agent you can trust to know the Hampton Roads area well. This warm, experienced agent is ready to help you with all your real estate needs. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or invest, Iris has the training and experience you need to get the job done.
Iris got her start in real estate in 2009. Her grandfather had owned several properties when she was growing up and her interest in real estate was influenced through trips with him to collect rent and check on properties. Iris is an educated entrepreneur who has gained business experience through a few of her creative pursuits. She graduated from IC Norcom High school with a concentration in fashion design. She went on to get her license from the Portsmouth School of Beauty in 1994 and pursued owning her first business, a salon and barber shop. She wanted to advance her education and went on to get a Bachelors’ degree in Systems Organization and Management from Hampton University. Graduating in 2006 with honors in 3.5 years, Iris had a few more ideas she wanted to try out in business. Iris loves to cook and loves to create. She started a small catering business at one point and a gift basket business as well. Creating is something that Iris finds relaxing and inspiring. Each one of her baskets and flower arrangements are unique and different. She called her business Beautiful Unique Designs.
That same perspective carried over into her real estate. Iris is the kind of agent who will listen to you and help you figure out just what you are looking for. “I try to put myself in other people’s shoes,” says Iris. “Everybody has a vision and sometimes it takes someone else to draw it out.” Taking a client’s ideas and forming them into a workable plan is a skill Iris has gotten good at over the years. She found herself doing it before she even became an agent. That’s when she realized she might have what it takes to be a good real estate agent. “I love everybody’s different perception of beauty. Their idea of a dream home. And I get to help them achieve that.”
Iris loves working with people and helping educate her clients on the home buying and selling process is so rewarding. In her 10 years of experience Iris has been a short sale and foreclosure representative, a military relocation professional, an accredited buyer’s representative, a certified new homes professional, and a VHDA qualified trainer (still certified). She has represented a custom homebuilder whose homes started at $370K and found that she loves working with new construction. Coming to Fit Realty, Iris says she thinks she’s found just the right fit for her. “I’m always available!” says Iris. “I want to be a trusted advisor to my clients. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll research until I get the answers they need.” Through the years Iris has developed relationships with her clients that have carried on well past the closing.
Though real estate has become her business, Iris still has a love for cosmetology. She finds time to go to nursing homes to serve the residents. She also works with foster children hosting self-esteem workshops. Iris is driven by her faith in God. “I pray every day about everything,” she says. Iris is married to Robert, her husband of 20 years. They have 3 grown children, 9 grandchildren, and 1 grand-doggy.
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