The News Funnel Spotlight: Linda Day Harrison of theBrokerList
This week, The News Funnel is excited to feature Linda Day Harrison, founder of theBrokerList. A true advocate for other companies in the CRE community, Linda has not only created a great resource for CRE brokers everywhere with theBrokerList, but she is actively involved on a local level with the CREW Las Vegas chapter. Outside of CRE, Linda takes pride in leading her local Neighborhood Watch group, gardening, and wildlife. Read on to learn more about Linda Day Harrison:
Tell us your name, where you are from, and a little about yourself:
My name is Linda Day Harrison, I am from Chicago, but now live in Las Vegas and love it on so many levels! I am married to the most amazing man on the planet. My husband John is kind, loving, supportive and just the best friend a girl could have. We have our fur baby, Toodlebug who is the light of our lives. Toodlebug is a 14 year-old Shih Tzu and yes, she has her own Instagram too! Please follow her @Toodlebug_
What do you do in CRE?
I founded theBrokerList in 2011 and have loved every day of it!
How long have you been working in CRE?
Over 30 years.
When did you know you wanted to work in CRE, or how did you get involved in CRE?
Totally by accident. Started in property management and office leasing, and eventually into an executive role of a small commercial real estate firm. Then, the stars aligned and I started theBrokerList.
Outside of CRE, what do you like to do?
I love plants and gardening and being with my husband and family and Toodlebug. I am involved in many community endeavors and I joined a bunch of Meetups to get to know people when I moved to Las Vegas, including Toastmasters and it is amazing. I am a proud CREW Las Vegas member and also do many things to help my HOA, as well as head up a Neighborhood Watch group. I have always liked to stay busy!
How long have you been volunteering?
All of my life I have been involved in community and industry organizations.
Tell a funny or interesting story related to your interests outside of CRE:
One of my proudest achievements while volunteering was bringing awareness to tall buildings in Chicago about bird migration season. The end result was a program called Lights Out for Birds. The initiative is still going and it saves tons of bird lives. I won an award from Audubon which was so unexpected and incredible to know it was noticed and really helped the birds.
What is one piece of advice that you would offer to the person reading this?
Everybody can make a difference.