Listee Features — Real Estate

DIXI APPLEGATE

In the real estate business for more than 35 years, Dixi Applegate loves helping people find their dream homes. She started her journey as a broker at Slifer, Smith & Frampton in 1981, and quickly gained a reputation for being fair, honest, and effective. Since then, she has become a consistent sales leader in Beaver Creek and Vail Valley, Colorado, and has accrued experience in residential real estate, luxury homes, condominium, and townhouses. Notably, Ms. Applegate was the original listing agent for Beaver Creek’s largest condo complex, The Charter, and for Vail Valley’s single-family home development, Forest Place. She now focuses primarily on marketing individual residencies. One of the reasons Ms. Applegate is so effective is because she understands that

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NAOMI WILKINSON

To Naomi Wilkinson, real estate is about more than just buying and selling houses; it’s about building relationships and making dreams come true. She and her husband, Matt, operate as a team through RE/MAX Unlimited, and specialize in residential buyers and sellers. They are known throughout the industry for their personal touch, effective communication, and outside-the-box ideas, and are appreciated by clients for their ability to make stressful situations easier to manage. Notably, they have earned the 5-Star Customer Service Award every year since 2012. Ms. Wilkinson was first introduced to real estate by her husband, who started in the industry shortly after they got married. He convinced her to join him, and the rest is history. Ms. Wilkinson prepared

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JEAN BRANNON

Passionate and hardworking, Jean Brannon has worn many hats over the course of her career. She started as a nurse and nursing educator, holding positions at places like the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Alamo County College District. During this time, she also taught history and performed as a stand-up comic. Ms. Brannon loved working with students and getting them excited for their future in the field.  When her mother got sick, however, she decided to retire to focus on caring for her. She discovered that real estate would allow her to set her own flexible schedule, perfect for her situation, so she opened Brannon Properties, LLC. She remains there to this day, and works with both

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DONNA DOUGLAS

When confronted with the question of what she wanted to do with her life, Donna Douglas initially wasn’t sure how to answer. She knew she didn’t want to run the family business, a wholesale commercial greenhouse company, but also knew she loved being around people. After discussing it with her husband, Benny Douglas, she ultimately decided to obtain a real estate license. A contact in the field helped Donna secure a position, and she hasn’t missed a day since. She attributes her success in the field to the encouragement of her husband and her passion for the job, as well as to the great company she joined, United Country Lake Palestine in Henderson and Anderson Counties. They employ great marketing

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MILDRED CLEMENTINA SAWYER

Dedicated and hard working, Mildred Clementina Sawyer spent her long career with the real estate and insurance sectors of the business industry. She started as a clerk for the Prudential Insurance Company in Brockton, Mass., from 1947 to 1957, and became a clerk for Clark Brothers in Olean, N.Y., in 1957. Then, between 1958 and 1987, she worked as a typist in both Rhode Island and New Jersey. In 1984, Ms. Sawyer also joined the Massachusetts Indemnity Life Insurance Company in Cranston, R.I., as an insurance sales agent, and JLC and Home Realty in Chepachet and North Scituate, R.I., as a real estate sales agent. She remained with the former until 1989 and the latter until 1997. She also garnered

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DORIS MAE BEAUSOLEIL

Doris Mae Beausoleil knows the importance of having somewhere to live. Before retiring in 2006, she worked for many years as a public trust and federal agency housing specialist. She had been with the New York/New Jersey Department of Housing and Urban Development since the 1970s. Throughout her time at that institution, she worked in a number of positions, but always worked to the benefit of the people seeking its services. She has been the women’s program coordinator, an equal opportunity compliance specialist and branch chief in addition to the position she served under before retiring. ​ Prior to working with the New York/New Jersey Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ms. Beausoleil worked in housing for different organizations, including

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