“To be able to help veterans successfully navigate their home search brings me a lot of satisfaction.”
This is what Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Agent Denise Wilson has to say about her job. She spends much time helping American veterans and their families find new homes, as well as work with corporate relocation clients. In 2020, she was awarded the President’s Circle award, given to those in the top 6% in the country in sales. She also spends much of her time helping her daughter, Ashley, grow in her interests, school, and work as a GreatNews.Life #1StudentNWI reporter.
Growing up in Valparaiso, Wilson attended Purdue University and obtained a degree in communications. After living in Lafayette for 10 years following graduation, she returned home to Valparaiso in 2003 and obtained a real estate license in 2008. Her mother Arlene Bubik has had her real estate license since 1976, so Wilson stated it was a natural, confident career choice.
“My parents worked very hard to make sure us four kids had the opportunities that they never did, and so I want to do the same for my own child,” said Wilson.
Wilson also mentioned that her father was a veteran, so helping veterans has a personal stake.
“My dad taught me to be very patriotic, so helping veterans and their families that have sacrificed so much for this country is a blessing,” Wilson said. “I treat all of my clients as if I were helping my own family. I try to provide them with the highest level of customer service, and I recognize that clear, consistent communication is crucial for success.”
Wilson also has an interest in studying her family’s genealogy. In 2018, Wilson and her daughter Ashley took a trip to Czech Republic and visited the two towns where her grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-grandmother were born. Her great-grandfather hailed from Boršice and her great-grandmother came from Zlechov.
“On our trip, we had a private tour guide and translator, and we met with the mayor of both towns and were given a private tour of the church that my great-grandparents were married in,” Wilson explained. “We had planned to return to Europe in 2020 but then the pandemic hit. We are now hopeful to go back in 2022.”
Wilson mentioned that her mother is her greatest influence.
“She always put the needs of her children in front of her own, and I try to do that with my daughter,” Wilson said. “There is a saying that goes, ‘All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my mother.’”
Wilson emphasized that it was a team supporting her every step of the way that helped her to be where she is today. Being able to turn that support around to those who give the same to you is key.
“Success doesn’t come easy, so it is wise to surround yourself with a strong support system that will help you overcome the many obstacles on your journey,” Wilson said. “If you help others succeed, it will be a benefit to you as well.”