Keri Wayne-Browne

I was raised in Seward, Nebraska. I am the oldest of three kids and was involved in “everything” (sports, dance, theater, speech, science fairs, etc…) growing up.  I attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln for my undergraduate education, and New College of California, San Francisco for my graduate studies. 

I have always been excited about real estate and recently decided that I wanted to apply my passion for helping others to the process of buying and selling homes.

I was born with the heart of an advocate and truly enjoy helping people navigate difficult situations and systems.  I spent the first 20 years of my career in non-profit work, advocating for individuals and families in the midst of crisis,and leading teams of helpers.  I have always been excited about real estate and recently decided that I wanted to apply my passion for helping others to the process of buying and selling homes. I believe that my ability to remain calm, positive and encouraging through all types of situations and my genuine desire to help others achieve their dreams is an asset to my clients and others that I work with.

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I am blessed to have a husband, three sons and a sweet doggy that light up my world and three grandchildren that I absolutely adore. My two youngest sons have followed in my footsteps and have managed to be involved in “everything”, as I was, so a lot of my time is spent transporting and enjoying them as they participate in their various activities. I also love to spend time with my grandkids, travel and, in my “down time”, I can be found hiking, practicing yoga or reading a good book.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

It honestly changed a lot! I remember wanting to be a pediatrician when I was really young because my little brother had a lot of ear infections when he was a baby.  I remember going with my mom to so many doctors appointments for him. I knew he was miserable and just wanted to be able to help him. So, I decided I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up so I could help him and other babies feel better. As I got older, I was really interested in fashion and design and wanted to work in that field for a while. I spent hours sketching outfits and different room designs (this was long before Pinterest and Instagram). I wanted to be a famous actress for a long time, and put a lot of time and energy into the various productions I was part of growing up. I didn’t even know what an “advocate” was until I was in college and got a job at a group home for pregnant and parenting teen girls. Working in that environment helped me to discover my heart for advocacy. I have been helping others navigate traumatic experiences and difficult systems for the last 20 years.

What is one unique thing about you?

I actually ENJOY public speaking & performance! I was in my first production at the age of four and have been involved in well over 100 performances since then.  I have always loved acting and dancing and was blessed to have many opportunities to perform growing up. I was involved in some theater performances in college and lived in San Diego for a year, where I was a regular actor with the Faultline Theater Company. I had a 10 year dry spell after my second and third sons were born, and then had the opportunity to act in a performance again in the 2016 First Flight Festival, produced by the Angels Theater Company in Lincoln.

What do you like most about helping people buy and sell a home?

I really enjoy getting to know people’s “why”.  To learn what they need and want most in the buying and/or selling process, and to see the emotions connected to those desires. I like to learn what excites people and what they’re most afraid of so that I can be proactive in preparing them for what to expect, while also remaining calm and positive as I  help them navigate the unexpected, stressful and disappointing situations that can pop up along the way. In the end, it is extremely fulfilling for me to see happy clients who can appreciate the journey of getting to where they wanted to be.

Do you have a favorite quote or saying?

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

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