She’s in a profession that not only gives her the opportunity to help people achieve their dreams, it also provides her a unique view on how communities wax and wane, depending on the condition of its local real estate market.
“Over the years, I’ve seen what’s going on in Elwood with the housing market,” she said during a recent phone call, “and I want to try to help.”
For Brenda, “help” means educating her clients about the various financing opportunities available to them that they may be unaware of – options like Federal Housing Administration (FHA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Veterans Administration (VA) loans.
“Sometimes people don’t know they have options for buying,” she said, “and there are lots of really good programs out there.”
A 1979 graduate of Tipton High School, Brenda married Mark Noble in 1982. She first entered real estate in the late 1990s as an agent for the former Casteel Realty of Elwood. But after pausing to work a few years in the Hobbs-based family business – Ray Brothers & Noble Canning – as corporate secretary/treasurer and administrative assistant, she returned to real estate in 2014. She also served two terms as president of the Tipton County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She’s been a member of the Elwood Chamber for two years.
“I love doing what I do,” she said, her enthusiasm unmistakable. “I love Elwood, and I want to see it thrive.”
Last year, when her friend, Kim Sottong, opened her own real estate firm in Tipton, Anew Realty, Brenda joined her as an independent associate broker, covering properties across three counties that include the cities and towns of Arcadia, Atlanta, Cicero, Frankton, Greentown, Hemlock, Hobbs, Kempton, Kokomo, Noblesville, Summitville, Windfall – and of course, Tipton and Elwood. Her professional background is broad, too – having gained experience in residential, commercial, industrial, agriculture, and sales. It makes her one of the more versatile real estate brokers in the two counties.
“I think there’s a need for another Realtor in Elwood,” she said, “and I may offer a new perspective.”
Her best advice for potential home buyers and sellers, she says, is rather straightforward: “Call a Realtor … not just me … any Realtor.”
Anyone thinking of buying or selling a home is welcome to call Brenda for advice. She can be reached by phone at (765) 860-3029 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.