Biography: Annette Chaney Collier, Broker of Record licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
Annette has been an entrepreneur since she was ten years of age. Her first job was selling Christmas cards so that she could purchase her own ten speed bike. That was a great feeling knowing that she had made this accomplishment. Her parents, James and Annabelle Collier were also very resourceful to her in guiding her in this endeavor. Since that time she has worked to always try to better herself through education, travel and established networks of people.
After graduating from Lincoln University in Lincoln University, PA she worked for several corporations but knew that this was not her destiny. She remembered her mother talking to her about real estate being one of the best investments, therefore she decided at twenty-four years of age that she would work a 9-5 and night jobs so that she could have enough money to save to purchase her first home. She purchased a duplex, which was her first property at twenty-four years of age and a couple years later purchased the next in the Fitler’s Square section of Philadelphia. In later years, she purchased and developed real estate. Annette’s belief to this day is that real estate no matter what the economy is can be one of the best investments. Most all wealthy people across the universe possess real estate.
In 1997, after her mother’s death she received her real estate license and left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur full time. Annette remembers speaking to her father about her plans and she says she will never forget him telling her, “God bless the child that has her own”. Therefore she worked for a real estate brokerage for four years before establishing Able Real Estate in 2001. At such time she was able to establish a loan on her home to finance the renovations to her office building. Through faith all things are possible. Annette always keeps in mind that she can not fail and that God would not have gotten her this far to fail.
Annette’s accomplishments are as follows:
Broker of Records.
Established Able Real Estate (2001)
Teacher for Pan African Studies Community Education Program “Own your Own Home” course for over 12 years at Temple University.
Presenter for Philadelphia Housing Authority.
Selected as exclusive selling broker for Cecil B Moore Oxford Commons.
Member of the National Association of Realtors Pac and the Realtist Nat Pac.
Regional Vice President for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.
Served as the Chair for the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors Diversity Committee. (2014)
Served as Chairwoman of the Women’s Council of Philadelphia. (2009-2011)
Treasurer for the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors. (2010)
Served as Local Board President for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. (2004-2006)
Elected as the Regional Vice President. (2008-2010)
Received the Region III National Association of Real Estate Brokers Local Board President of the year award. (2005)