As the season of Derby begins in Kentucky, so begins the season of searching for the perfect home. Julie Pogue was recently featured in Achorage Living, the local Anchorage community magazine.
Woman to Woman: Say Hello to Julie Pogue!
Written by Elizabeth McCabe
source: Anchorage Living
“I am a lucky gal with a husband of almost 30 years and two amazing kids who make life a lot of fun,” says Julie Pogue. What more could a woman ask for? Maybe a thriving career – and Julie has that too.
Julie is the managing broker and owner of Julie Pogue Properties, which makes her unique. She is one of only a handful of women in Kentucky who own their own real estate company and choose to sell and manage an office by themselves. She earned her Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Texas before landing the job that she loves.
Julie has now been in the real estate business in Louisville for more than 20 years. She sells houses of all shapes and sizes throughout the greater Louisville metropolitan area. She has grown her business to one of Louisville’s premier real estate agencies – and one of the most successful residential real estate companies in the region. She has done so because she is passionate about her profession.
Julie explains, “There is nothing I’d rather do than sell real estate. But my favorite part of my job is my clients. I love meeting new people, getting to know them and understand their needs, then helping them find that perfect place to make their home. I have strong relationships with my clients, and many are now dear friends. In fact, 98% of my business comes from referrals. That makes my job pretty special.”
When she isn’t selling real estate, she does yoga, Pilates, and walks the Anchorage trail with her Havanese, Murphy. A self-proclaimed foodie, Julie enjoys spending her free time at local restaurants with friends and family. After retirement, Julie wants to live somewhere warm next to family and friends. She says, “I’m hoping that includes a beach!”
She has a lot of great memories in life, but there are a few that stand above the rest, especially the two days her kids Elizabeth (24) and Andrew (21) were born. Julie adds, “The day I met my husband almost 35 years ago also ranks up there as my favorite.”
As to whom she admires, that would have to be her mother. “She’s incredibly kind, hard-working, and loving. Definitely my best friend next to my husband,” says Julie.
Julie does, however, have one pet peeve – waiting on hold with a call center and having to push buttons to reach a live person. Can you blame her?
We are honored to feature Julie Pogue in our Woman to Woman feature this month. What an extraordinary person!