Seanne Thomas has been named a SPAAR Hero for her involvement in and continuous work on “building community one family at a time” with a focus on the East Side of Saint Paul.
Currently the broker-owner of ABC Realty, Seanne was looking to take her company to the next level. She realized that to achieve results, she had to, in her words “get out of her own way” and build on her business and communication skills. Seanne struck on the opportunity to engage in a program with Landmark Worldwide to enhance her personal and business leadership acumen.
A component of this training was to plan and work on a community project of her choice and she focused on the homeownership gap that exists, particularly in her own community of Saint Paul’s East Side.
What started as a discussion with the co-executive director of the East Side Freedom Library evolved into a series of community conversations and workshops around housing affordability, homelessness, tenant protections and housing development. Her work has evolved into something bigger and more long-lasting than the original intent of her class project. Seanne envisions the work of her brokerage and its agents as catalysts for change on the East Side.
After a career as a part-time, cosmetics salesperson, full-time insurance underwriter and corporate trainer, Seanne decided to make a change in her life. Sales skills come naturally to Seanne, so she chose to pursue residential real estate as the next phase of her career. She also sees herself as a teacher, which adds to her repertoire of skills when working with buyers and sellers.
Seanne has been a Realtor® for 19 years and continues to live on the East Side with her husband of 33 years and three sons. Seanne is committed to her community and serves on the Payne Phalen District Five Planning Council Board of Directors.
SPAAR Hero is a program of SPAAR’s Community Engagement Committee, sponsored by SPAAR’s REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. Members of SPAAR’s Communications Committee interview and write the SPAAR Hero articles; thank you to Patrick Ruble for the contribution. If you think someone should be named a SPAAR Hero, contact Joe McKinley at firstname.lastname@example.org.