Carrie Ann Higgs
Carrie Ann Higgs
Branson MO 65616
The Ozarks is a special place to me with lots of good memories. It has been my home for nearly 40 years, and my father’s family has lived here for generations. Growing up on a small farm in the Walnut Shade area, I loved taking care of our animals and spent time helping in the garden. I learned how to cook with my mother and grandmother who made the best pies and blackberry cobbler. I was very close to my grandmother who helped raise me, she was also a native of the Ozarks and in her younger years was the famous artist- Rose O’Neil’s cook and house keeper during the 1930’s. I always had interest in the stories she would tell about how life used to be living in the hills back then, which was a much different world than today.
Growing up in the country, my first thoughts were to go into veterinary medicine, and I enjoyed studying agriculture in school. Later I gained practice and hands on experience in Branson during the 1990’s in sales and marketing in the theater business and also in retail. Branson was booming then, and it was an exciting time for new experiences. I found I could work with people well, and learned how to resolve problems and get along with others. I married around this time to my wonderful husband, and had a baby boy seven years later.
Real estate had appealed to me around this stage in life since it was something flexible I could do at home. I really eased into real estate by 2003 working as an assistant to a broker for a few years and this enabled me to gain hands on experience.
Real estate opened a world of possibilities for me, and I realized the best way I could learn more was to surround myself with the best team in the area and the most honest and skilled agents I knew. I joined Realty Executives, a nationally known franchise that truly helps any agent succeed to their full potential and I was able to meet my sales goals the first year.
What does it take to be truly successful in real estate? Important skills a person needs in this business cannot be attained by a college degree. It takes a spirit of an entrepreneur, people skills, ambition, a little bit of toughness so if things don’t work out you can get up and start again, an attitude of not giving up, and of course building relationships and caring about the client you’re representing. Buying or selling a home can be a serious matter and sometimes emotional and exhausting, so choosing an agent with experience that’s easy to work with is important. I look forward to working hard for you, and sharing my experience and knowledge of the Branson area.