William Brown

William H. (Bill) Brown

President, Qualifying Broker, REALTOR®

Bill is President of the company, the qualifying broker and has been in the business for over 30 years.  His primary focus is commercial sales and leasing.  An Auburn University graduate, he also holds an Alabama Certified General appraiser’s license.  Bill is active in youth sports having coached for 12 years and is a past member of the Opelika Dixie Youth Board of Directors.  He has served on the Opelika Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and currently serves on the Opelika Utilities Board.  Bill and his wife Becky have 2 children.


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James Varner

James F. (Fred) Varner

Associate Broker, REALTOR®

Fred is an associate broker and has been in the real estate business over 35 years.  He sells both residential and commercial property and is is well versed in investment opportunities.  A graduate of Auburn University he is active in the community being a member of the Opelika Kiwanis Club.  He has served two terms as the Chairman of the Board of the Achievement Center-Easter Seals and is past member of the Airport Advisory Board.  Professionally Fred has served as president of the Lee County Association of Realtors and a member of the State Association of Realtors board of directors.


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Ellen Gaberlavage

Ellen F Gaberlavage

Associate Broker, REALTOR®

Ellen is an Associate Broker with The Brown Agency.  She is an Opelika native and former owner of Choice Realty, Inc.  Ellen has over 29 years of experience serving the residential needs of her customers and clients.  Having been active in residential sales development she served two terms as president of the Lee County Homebuilders Association and one term as president of the Alabama Homebuilders Association.  She and her husband Tommy have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  Ellen has been a great addition to The Brown Agency and looks forward in helping with all types of your real esate needs.


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Sterling Meadows

Sterling R. (Rainer) Meadows


Rainer is a licensed real estate sales person and a long time Opelika resident.  A graduate of Auburn University and the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University he worked in the local finance community for 32 years.  Active in the community, Rainer has served as a member of the Opelika City Council, Opelika Planning Commission, United Way chairman, president of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce and various other boards and committees.  Rainer is a member of the Opelika Kiwanis Club and Trinity United Methodist Church.  His wife Susan is a local home builder and they have 3 children and 6 grand children.  Rainer is available to help with both your residential and commercial real estate needs.


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Patsy White

Patsy Edge White


Patsy also comes from her position of real estate sales person at Choice Realty, Inc. and brings over 20 years of residential sales experience.  Patsy is a life-long resident of Opelika and is very active in the community serving as past president of the Opelika Pilot Club.  Patsy has 2 children and 4 grandchildren.


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Gayle Baker

Gayle E. Baker

Administration, REALTOR®, Property Manager

Gayle is a licensed Alabama real estate sales person and the office administrator.  Gayle has experience in real estate office management coming from being the office administrator at Choice Realty, Inc.  She has an extensive background in property management both here in Opelika and Jacksonville, Florida.


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Billy Ketchum

Billy (Earl) Ketchum


Our newest Realtor is Billy (Earl) Ketchem.  Earl is also a registered Alabama Forester. Earl specializes in all types of land.

Earl is a resident of Opelika and is married to the former Kelli Faught and they have three sons.

Earl is a graduate of Auburn University and is active in both civic and forestry councils and associations.

If you are interested in buying or selling a tract of timber land, looking for the perfect recreational land or just a few acres to call home, get in touch with Earl.


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Brooke  Watson

Brooke Watson


Brooke Watson was first licnsed as a real estate salesperson in 2009 in the state of Georgia and has since earned her assoiciate broker's license.  However, that wasn't the true start of her real estate career.  Brooke grew up in the buisness learning it inside and out as her mother is a real estate broker in Georgia and has also owned multiple real estate firms. Brooke first moved to Auburn, AL in  2009 to attend Auburn University.  She earned her Alabama real estate license in the summer of 2011 and later decided to pursue real estate full time.  Brooke is currently licensed in the states of Georgia and Alabama but resides in Opelika and primarily works in the Lee County, AL area.  It is Brooke.s goal to make sure the home buying process is not intimidating for anyone!  Buying a home is one of the largest transactions most people make in their lifetime and because of that it is very important that you are well-informed and protected. Brook understands that you need to be able to trust your REALTOR and develop a relationship that doesn't just start and stop with the buying or selling a home.  She strives to bringexcellence and peace of mind to every transaction and enjoys helping clients mavigate through stressful situations. When working with Brooke, just leave your worries with her and she will make sure you are welltaken care of even after closing!  Because of the skills she has learned through experience,  Brooke has become a well-repected REALTOR.  She is very excited about sharing her knowledge and passion for real estate with the Auburn-Opelika market and growing her reputation in a town that she loves.


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