How An 8-Year-Old Defines The Role Of Real Estate Broker

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How An 8-Year-Old Defines The Role Of Real Estate Broker

Kira's Note - All About Being A Broker
When Nancy Kraatz, broker at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty stumbled upon a scribbled note explaining what it means to be a broker, it stopped her in her tracks. She would have recognized the handwriting anywhere. It was that of her 8-year-old daughter Kira.

The note was so compelling she immediately took it to Facebook. Her status reads, “As some of you know, Kira does a LOT of writing – songs, stories, letters, journals, etc. This morning, while she was sleeping, I was cleaning and going through some of her papers – this one made me sit down.”

Remnants from Kira’s note titled “all about Being a broker” starts with – help People. find buyers and sellers. negotiate. paperwork. look for properties. meet the photographer. sign company. go to the inspection. meet the appraiser. go with my mom. meet people. talk to the lender. go to the closing. when I grow up I want to be a broker like my mom. Yay! 

Nancy Kraatz with daughter Kira

Pictured above, Nancy Kraatz with daughter Kira. Nancy remarks, “I like that she has ‘helping people’ first. That is what I have always told her I do as a broker.” As a single working mom, Nancy would take Kira to construction sites and out on home tours. From there, a fascination was born. “Kira has worn a hard hat since she was two years old, but it all started back in Ms. Roche’s kindergarten class,” says Nancy.

A then six-year-old Kira was tasked alongside her classmates to present a speech on what they want to be when they grow up. The teacher, Ms. Roche asked the class, “Does anyone know what a real estate broker does?” The room was silent. The teacher said, “Kira’s mom sells houses.” Kira politely chimed in, “Excuse me Ms. Roche, my Mom does not sell houses, my Mom helps people.” Later that day, Nancy got a call from Ms. Roche saying, “I have never seen anything like her presentation in kindergarten!”

Today, Kira brings scrap materials from construction sites to school for “Show and Share” with her 2nd Grade class and assists mom with the occasional trip to the office for on-the-job training. “It appears we may have a pint-sized real estate guru on our hands,” said Scott Webber, president, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. “And we couldn’t be more proud.” Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty congratulates Kira on understanding that a broker does much more than sell homes – we help people.

Nancy Kraatz, broker at FSIR’s Cherry Creek North location has over 30 years of real estate experience, including 12 years of commercial banking and lending experience for both residential and commercial real estate and construction. To discuss real estate opportunities call Nancy Kraatz at 303.478.3502. Eager to see how the real estate community responds to Kira’s note? Join the conversation at More information available at

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