Pat Burgess, Realtor
After going through what I thought at the time was the world’s worst divorce ever, I promised myself if I survived, I would do something going forward to help others get through this process. Resources were limited in the early 2000. There was no place to turn for practical help. After three hellacious years and multiple thousands of dollars poured down the drain, a business destroyed, a home divided, and my children victimized…my divorce was final. It was time to pick up the pieces and rebuild a life. From that experience I founded “Divorce Angels” to help others find their way through the various challenges of this difficult process.
As a top performer in corporate sales and marketing within the tech industry for many years, once my divorce was over, I decided it was time to change gears altogether and pursue my passion: real estate. Combining my corporate marketing background with my passion has been a winning combination for my clients. I have been awarded “President’s Club” status every year for my performance, and am now ranked within the top 1% of all Real Estate Agents nationwide.
I was born in Buffalo, NY, the youngest of four children. I grew up in NJ, within the NY metropolitan area. Sadly, as a young teenager, my father passed away. As the youngest, my mom was very clear with me, she had obligations to put my brothers through college. Financially my mom was just not able to fulfill everyone’s wishes. That motivated me! I had a job at 14, and I have never looked back. I put myself through Boston College, working multiple jobs and bartering for food at “Haymarket” with a $10 food budget per week. Necessity is the mother of invention!
I have lived in Danville for over 20 years, and raised 5 children doing everything from being a room mother, Mustang Soccer Coach, Cub Scout Den Leader, to now sitting on the Board for EPIC: Empowering Parents in the Community. I am actively involved in the Danville-Sycamore Rotary Club, was honored with “Rookie Rotarian of the Year” in 2009, and “Rotarian of the Year” in 2010 for my Community Service work, and currently I am the Membership Chairperson and President Elect for 2016-2017. Recently I completed the “Leadership San Ramon Valley” program so that I will be able to better serve our community. And lastly, I am on the Board of Directors for the Danville Chamber of Commerce.
I am happily remarried, and in my free time, my husband and I love to golf and ski, and do day trips to the local vineyards!
My key to success has always been a blend of a lot of hard work, passion for what I do, and most importantly, always putting my clients first! I love marketing, I love construction and staging, and I love negotiating. In the real estate industry, that is an unbeatable combination!
I know how hard divorce is. But I am living proof that you can and will survive. Focus on your dreams…what you want your life to look like and move forward. Happiness is right around the corner!