Emaly Baehr: Agent Spotlight
Our Agent Spotlight this week is the amazing Emaly Baehr. An Absolute Charmer for over seven years, Emaly is described by Managing Broker and Owner Tammy Pack as organized, smart, and enthusiastic. Emaly is not only adored by co-workers and clients alike but her strong work ethic and achievements in Real Estate have earned her the esteemed position of President-Elect of the Central Hill Country Board of Realtors for 2019 and will serve as President in 2020. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Emaly for a little one-on-one:
So Emaly, tell us: How did you get into Real Estate?
Well, it started when I was in my twenties when I lived in Waco, Texas. I answered an ad for a secondary marketing position for a mortgage banker this is where we set interest rates for mortgage brokers. I actually started working on the mortgage lending side and I fell in love with the real estate industry but really wanted to understand all aspects of it. I held positions in the following departments; processing, underwriting, closing/funding and I then became a mortgage loan officer myself. I truly wanted to comprehend all sides of mortgage financing before eventually earning my real estate license, as I felt this hands-on experience and knowledge would better serve my clients.
You say you fell in love with Real Estate. What exactly drew you to it?
I was told a long time ago you were either going to love it or hate it and I happened to love it! It was so fast-paced and so different. You follow the same guidelines, but every single transaction is unique.
"A passion for this industry & falling head over heels in love with the beautiful Texas Hill Country naturally led me to become a licensed Realtor in Texas."
You’ve been a Real Estate agent in Fredericksburg since 2016. Previously you worked as an agent in Florida. What initially brought you to Fredericksburg?
My grandparents moved here in ‘85 and we would spend summers and weekends here. My father was in the Army, so I'm a military brat. I was born in Hawaii and growing up I lived in Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Missouri, and Germany. My Mom moved here in 2004 after my Grandfather passed away in 2002 and I moved here in 2008 to help my Mom care for my Grandmother. For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m home. I can't imagine living anywhere else.
We’re certainly glad you found your way home! Can you tell us how you came to work for Tammy at Absolute Charm?
It’s funny, I actually started on the Absolute Charm Vacation Rental side in 2009. I took a hiatus and went into radio and magazine advertising for a while and then came back in 2014 to help out with the new Absolute Charm Vacation Rentals website. I assisted with the launch of Absolute Charm Real Estate in 2015 and I earned my Real Estate license in 2016. Needless to say, I am a "Charmer" at heart and haven’t looked back!
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
Definitely spending time with my family. The past few years have been huge for us! Not only did I earn my license, but I also met my incredibly amazing husband Charles and his son Nathan, who was 10 at the time in 2016. Knowing we finally found something special in each other, we married at Saint Mary's Church and purchased our home in 2017. We welcomed our beautiful daughter Ellianna Faith in November 2018 and we’re expecting our second daughter, Lillianna Hope in December 2019. So in other words, The Baehr Den is growing!
Emaly enjoys serving and has served her community in the following leadership roles:
• President-Elect 2019 & President 2020 Central Hill Country Board of REALTORS® (CHCBOR)
• Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program c/o 2019
• CHCBOR Community Service Award 2018
• Chair CHCBOR Education Committee ~ 2018
• Co-Chair CHCBOR Education Committee ~ 2017
• Graduate of Leadership Gillespie County c/o 2017
• Co-Chair Silent Auction Committee for Catholic Daughter's ~ (2018 & 2017)
• Co-Director Women's ACTS Retreat thru St. Mary's Parish ~ March 2017
• Ambassador for the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce since 2013
Emaly’s background and life experiences complement her passion for property and real estate sales. She is ebullient, generous with her time and thrives on interacting with people of all ages and stages of life. She looks forward to helping you purchase and/or sell in the beautiful Texas Hill Country she calls home... Fredericksburg, Texas!