With a degree in politics and sociology, as well as a post-graduate degree in social work, she was an active member of the community; working part-time, sitting on several boards, including Lotterywest and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, and sharing her time and experience with not-for-profit organisations.
The loss of her husband was the catalyst for a career in real estate.
“The reality was I was a widow with three young children and I needed to earn a serious income to support them,” Mrs Brady said.
In 2004, she started working as a sales representative at a western suburbs agency, throwing herself into her new role with all the passion and determination she is known for.
She joined Acton Cottesloe in 2007 “where I have been even since” and after working on her own for many years, has now started a team.
Recently ranked among Australia’s top 50 female agents by Real Estate Business, Mrs Brady has built a very successful career, experiencing many special moments over the years.
“Whether it is selling multi-million dollar homes or tiny apartments, the best part is closing the deal and getting a great outcome for my clients,” she said.
She has also seen many changes.
“In my time in the industry I have seen all the cycles, it is always changing,” Mrs Brady said.
“At the moment, with low interest rates, I think it is a fabulous time to upgrade, and for first-home buyers entering the market it would be the best I have seen while I have been in the industry.
“It is also a positive time for sellers, as stock is low in the western suburbs and buyers do not have enough to look at and, ultimately, buy.”
Mrs Brady continues to be very involved with the community and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She is also a long-term sponsor of the Westside Wolves Hockey Club. n