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Introducing... Me!

By Homesmsp @HomesMSP

Hello! I’m Angela Anderson, the newest associate with HomesMSP, and I’m so excited to be here! I’m a native Minnesotan: I grew up in East St. Paul, graduated from Harding High School (go Knights!), and received a bachelor of arts degree in French Studies from the College of Saint Benedict. I’m a happy resident of the Longfellow neighborhood, a voracious reader; I enjoy writing, and I’m passionate about helping everyone—especially women—achieve their dreams. I’ve traveled extensively and worked in a variety of fields before deciding it was time to come home to stay in May 2010.  

Shortly thereafter, I had the pleasure of meeting Sharlene, when I made a “curiosity visit” to an open house she was hosting in south Minneapolis. I had recently left my job as an Remotely Operated Vehicle Technician, working on oil rigs and drill ships in the Gulf of Mexico. I was interested in being self employed, but didn’t know how to make it happen. Following the open house, Sharlene and I had coffee and discussed our backgrounds, interests, as well as the ins and outs of working in real estate. I decided, at that point in my life, real estate wasn’t quite right.

In the interim, I continued to receive the HomesMSP weekly email updates, despite not being in the market to buy. I worked an office job for a few years before deciding in November 2012 to freelance as a writer/editor/proofreader full time, finally becoming my own boss. I loved the freedom of working from home, of making my own schedule, of not having to commute; after two long, brutal winters, however, I realized I wanted to spend less time alone, and more time helping and interacting with people. I didn’t know how, but I was open to how fate might intervene.


In January, one of Sharlene’s emails arrived in my inbox, announcing an open house a few days later. The house was cute, I was bored, I decided to go. I had intended to go early, remain unnoticed, to circulate among the crowd, but we all know how plans turn out when fate or serendipity comes into play; I arrived during the last half hour, Sharlene and John were the only people in the house, and they were staring at the door when I walked in. Sharlene informed me the house had already been sold, but they’d decided to hold it open anyway. She suggested I sign up for the e-newsletter, at which point I decided to ‘fess up and reveal my identity. She said she thought she’d recognized me, and that she’d recently pulled out my contact information because she was looking to bring in another agent and wanted to see if I’d be interested in joining them.

Needless to say, I took her up on the offer – and I’m so excited I did! The more I get to know Sharlene and John, and the more I learn about this business, the more I realize what a natural fit it is. I look forward to helping first-time and female homebuyers throughout the Twin Cities achieve their dream of homeownership!

Looking forward to working with you! Ang Anderson -- EMAIL

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