About Devon Broughton
Devon Broughton is a native to North Carolina and grew up in Rocky Mount, an hour northeast of Raleigh. She was raised on southern values and hard work. She is the perfect combination of having southern charm and uttermost determination. She is passionate about her career and even more enthusiastic about helping her clients reach their goals. Her “no-quit” attitude has landed her with Broughton Agency, Inc. and continues to be here driving force through any market.
With a strong family background in real estate, Devon has carved her own niche in the Triangle market since 2003. She got her start watching her parents manage their two large rental businesses growing up. It started with Devon’s uncle, father, and grandfather building the units from the ground up, turning it into several rental businesses. In college, Devon continued with an internship with a Realtor in Carrboro and was exposed to the Chapel Hill market. While preparing for graduation, she added the real estate class to her course work, while earning her BA in Interpersonal and Public Communications at North Carolina State University. By September of 2003, she had begun her life-long career in real estate.
When she began, she went on to earn six industry designations, which is rare for an agent to have that many in real estate. Devon chaired the Realtor Political Action Committee in her first office and chaired the Educational Committee, teaching classes to other agents at her previous company. She also served on the company’s Board of Directors for two years, helping make vital decisions. She was consistently one of the company’s top producers in her office, as well. In 2009, she opened Broughton Real Estate Agency, Inc. and is the Broker-in-Charge and owner.
To date, she has earned eight designations:
- ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
- BPOR – Broker Price Opinion Representative
- CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
- CNE – Certified Negotiated Expert
- CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
- ePro – Internet Professional
- GRI – Graduate of Realtor Institute
- SPS – Strategic Pricing Specialist
Get THE MOST OF EVERYDAY
What would life be like if we didn’t make the most of everyday? “To me, if you never give your dreams a try, you’ll never know what you could’ve done. That’s why I enjoy my career so much. I get to be around and help people. And I love people. I love to wake up everyday with a new challenge and exciting things to do. I love making my clients happy,” says Devon.
So what is Expect More. Get More. all about? The two main things I strive for with any client is 1. Making sure you’re happy (which also means giving you the best advice I can and making sure your real estate experience is nothing less than wonderful) and 2. Making a life-long friendship. With Devon, you can expect higher quality service, expect great advice and step-by-step guidance, expect her to be there to handle all the details of your transaction herself, expect great negotiation skills, expect her to be available for you and answer questions—you are always number one. Expect More!
You’ll Get More with Devon as well. You get satisfaction, tenacity and follow-through. You’ll always know where we are in the process of buying/selling and will never be left in the dark. You’ll always have your options laid out for you. You won’t be pressured into any decisions. You’ll get unbiased opinions. You’ll get advice that is beneficial for you. You get my word and promise that I do what I say I will. You’ll get results. Get More!
A NATURAL LEADER
Devon has naturally found herself in various leadership roles. An effective leader inspires and motivates while getting the job done. She is Past President (for 2 terms), past Vice President(6 terms), Secretary of Treasurer (2 terms), Educational Coordinator (2 terms) within Business Network International(BNI). She currently serves as Visitor Host in her current chapter. She has chaired the Realtor Political Action Committee (RPAC) in her office before, helping to raise funds at the grassroots level for important political matters in her business. She has organized business entrepreneurial and self-defense workshops for fellow Jaycees. Currently, she serves on the 2007 Agent Leadership Council (ALC) at KW Cary, an honorary and voluntary leadership position. The top 20% producing agents are invited to be on the ALC, a committee who makes the driving decisions for productivity, core services, culture and growth, in any KW market center. (Did you know that only 20% of the agents in any market area do 80% of the business?) Devon also chaired the Career Development Committee at KW Cary in 2007.
Devon also participates in committees at her local Board of Realtors: the Small Broker’s Council, the Property Management Council, and attends regular training at the Board offered to Broker-Owners and Realtors.
Beyond REAL ESTATE…
Family and Friends
Having been brought up in a small town in North Carolina near all of her family, she has strong family roots and traditions. She is very close with her family and routinely makes time to spend with them. “Although we have all moved to different areas of NC, we stay in touch on a daily to weekly basis and see each other very often,” Devon adds.
Just as strong meaningful relationships with family members are paramount in Devon‘s life, so are ones with friends. She remains close with some of her best friends from college, whom all get together often. “There wouldn’t be much to life without family and good friends,” she says. Just as her desire to stay close with them, her clients find Devon becoming more than just their agent—their friend. “We built a not only a professional relationship with Devon, but a friendship as well,” Kristen Fitzgerald.
“I couldn’t imagine just forgetting about my clients after the time we spend together in a real estate transaction. I really take the time to get to know my clients and find out exactly what they want. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be doing my job. Even so, I like to stay in touch and go out occasionally for coffee just to catch up,” Devon says.
Horses—Her Favorite Hobby!
Devon is an accomplished equestrian who has taught people how to ride, trained her own horses, and competed at the world levels. She has been awarded Reserve World Champion three times in her show career. Devon had always dreamed of riding when she was very young and finally got the lessons she’d been begging for when she was eight. “When I got my first horse, you couldn’t drag me out of the barn. I was so passionate about my horse, the art of the skill and attention to all of the details it took to care for such a large animal, of whom was so dependent on me. The love of the sport has always drawn me in,” she exclaims. Devon is still just as passionate about her horses today as she was the day of her first riding lesson. She still has Chaz, an American Saddlebred, whom was her first show horse. She has owned him over 20 years now and they enjoy trail riding together. The same passion she shares for her horses and attention to the details transpires to her real estate career.
Some of the greatest lessons she ever learned in life came from horses. One that sticks out clearly to her is when you fall off the horse, always get back on, no matter what. As Winston Churchill said, “Never ever give up.” He also stated, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you are right.” Devon attributes her successes to her relentless determination and support of family and friends.
Volunteering—”HAVING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE”
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt in both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back,” Maya Angelou
Ever since a teen, Devon has understood the importance of giving back to the community. From helping at the Soup Kitchen, to rebuilding roofs and remodeling houses, she finds time in her daily life to contribute to the community. Devon is a member of the Raleigh Junior League and enjoys giving back to the community regularly both within and outside the League. She has enjoyed placements with SafeChild’s Nurturing Program and the Funny Tummy Program. Funny Tummy Feelings is a program in Wake County for first grade students, educating them on how to be safe and make smart decisions. She has also enjoyed participating with the Kids On the Block program, being a puppeteer for second graders in Wake County, raising awareness and tolerance of bullying and acceptance. Additionally, she was an afternoon tutor with after school children through the League. She continues to participate in the League with volunteering and League functions.
In years past, Devon participated with the Raleigh Jaycees, as she has chaired several projects, was a cubscout leader, and helped with their annual Haunted House.
Devon has also been a Big Sister in a wonderful mentoring relationship with her Little Brother, Taiquan. Together, they have gone to many types of local ball games, museums, convention shows, plays, and spent time together just hanging out. Additionally, she has been a youth leader for the high school group at her church, spending Sunday nights with the teenagers and seasonal trips. Being a positive role model to youth is an important aspect of her life.
In her previous companies, she was well-accustomed to serving in various ways as well.
When she’s not with clients, “horsing around,” Devon and her husband live in Raleigh and enjoy boating, traveling, and getting out in Raleigh. They have one dog, Luke, a Boxer, as well as her retired show horse, Chaz.