Kit Anstey, ABR
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, West Chester
30 Years Active in Real Estate
What was your career prior to real estate, if applicable?
After graduating high school in West Chester, I worked at a Men’s Store in West Chester Borough. Approximately 6 years later, I purchased that store and additionally opened a second more casual store in West Chester Borough and a third Men’s store in Wilmington. Retail business was good until the mid-80’s but with the influx of malls to our area, the small high end clothing stores found it difficult to compete. This is when I changed careers and went into real estate in 1987.
What type of leadership roles have you held outside of real estate?
As being the team leader for the Kit Anstey Real Estate Team at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach REALTORS®, it is important to give back to the community and to be part of it. I’m a past member of the Board of Directors for the West Chester Chamber of Commerce and was President of the Business & Professional Association in West Chester. I have also been involved with many local charities in the area; including forming Christopher’s Cure which to date is responsible for over $100,000 towards childhood cancer research.
As a voice for your colleagues, what strengths/insights will you bring to the Board discussions?
Being a full time REALTOR® for the past 30 years, one of my strengths certainly would be experience. I have always been involved on a local & state level with our Real estate boards and an avid supporter of RPAC. I am a Past President of the Chester County Association of REALTORS®, served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS®, served in 2017 on the Presidential Advisory Group in Harrisburg to help in creating guidelines for Teams presented to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission. I’ve received numerous sales awards, including being recognized in the top 100 agents nationwide by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach REALTORS®.
What issues do you feel the Association should be addressing?
I’m so proud of our Board. Our leadership has provided an unbelievable, positive direction over the years. Our new facility offers a great opportunity to expand our education classes. With our industry and the number of agents growing by leaps & bounds, professionalism, quality topics for continuing education would be at the top of my list.
Why are you interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors?
Like any company, the leadership is key. I believe with my experience and my quest for professionalism and quality in our industry, as a member of the Board of Directors, working closely with the fellow leadership, we can keep our Board on the positive path that it has been on for years.