Star City Six – Brynna Luke
Coldwell Banker, NHS Real Estate is a locally-owned, full-service real estate company that is based in Lincoln. Brynna Luke is a REALTOR® and associate broker with Coldwell Banker, NHS Real Estate.
Tell us a little about your business.
When life throws a curve ball and demands a change in residence, I help people with their real estate transaction. I like to be a helping hand where possible, provide a smile on a really bad day, and be an alternative to the internet when my clients have a question or two (or 10). I always tell new clients that 90% of my job is answering questions so ask away!
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Not stressing about things I simply have no control over is tough; whether it is the housing market, interest rates, liens, storms and repairs—the list is endless. I’ve learned to expect the unexpected, play a whole lot by ear, and just roll with it day to day. With many parties involved in a transaction, each carrying a certain level of responsibility, we just need to trust each other to get the job done.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married to Jeremy for 19 years and we have one kid in college, two in high school, and a playful kindergartner to round us out. We love Marvel movies, going on walks, throwing a frisbee around, and just hanging out quietly with each other.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I just sit on my porch and think about nothing at all—it’s wonderful.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
My mom was a costumer for our local theater, so I learned to sew during my sixth grade summer. I volunteered eight hours a day, six days a week in the costume shop. I had my own clothing line for six years, and I am currently the seamstress for the Lincoln Irish Dancers. Plus, I am a freelance seamstress on the side and sew everything from home décor to wedding gowns.
Who inspires you?
My kids. They are each so different. I’ve learned quite a bit from each one of them. My oldest son has taught me to dream and to be confident; my daughter has taught me to be humble and courageous; my youngest son has taught me to be productive; and my littlest has taught me to relax and just play.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I like to tell myself that life is too short to do the same thing every single day.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“The Call” by Regina Spektor. It’s about hoping, dreaming, living, remembering, and never giving up. My kids know to play it at my funeral.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
An artist, waking up every day with a yearning to create and then sell my creations at my own brick and mortar shop and traveling shows.
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
The Crohns and Colitis Foundation. My daughter has a GI disease, which is relentless, so I contacted the Foundation. I have since been introduced to the many treatments, research studies, and support groups available in our area, and I look forward to helping them with their events for 2020.
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