There’s a saying that real estate agents never sit, and Ann Cleare is certainly no exception.
Growing up in a military family, and moving from school to school, she learned how to be on the move from a young age. Books and music became Ann’s best friends, and as a girl, she dreamed of the day she would live up to the standard set by her hero, her grandmother, who had been a suffragette.
After finishing high school in Alabama, Ann earned a degree in English Literature with minors in Education and Communication. Enduring desk job after desk job, she knew she was destined for something more – which arrived when she came across a newspaper ad looking for help in a real estate office. Decades later, Ann is still on the go.
Ann is proud to have dedicated her career to real estate and works for Premier Fine Homes. Her career allows her to listen, help others, and meet people from all different backgrounds. Working in real estate, she has learned that “there is no glass ceiling. It is all mental and all you need to do is keep on pushing.”
And that’s exactly what she has done. She has been a member of the Tallahassee Board of Realtors (and past President), the City of Tallahassee’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Municipal Code Enforcement Board, and served as a gubernatorial appointee to the state Affordable Housing Study Commission. She currently serves on the Choose Tallahassee executive committee, the Tallahassee Board of Realtors communication committee, the Tallahassee Symphony Society board and the Senior Center’s Advisory Council.
“Age means nothing to me,” she gleams. In her free time, Ann volunteers with non-profits such as the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the Senior Center. For fun, she enjoys LifeLong Learning with FSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Tallahassee Senior Center, and is a Class 3 graduate of the Tallahassee Active Lifelong Leaders program.
Ann Cleare’s philosophy and advice are summed up in one final thought: “Don’t let something stop you because of what someone else thinks – I know I never did.”