"I may be nice and sweet, but don’t underestimate me. In this competitive market, I am a powerhouse player. When it comes to getting my clients the best deal, I have the knowledge and experience to get the job done."
Success is a journey, not a destination and Anke Brinkmann is a perfect reflection of this. Anke was born in Krefeld, Germany where she lived until 2002 before moving to Orlando with her husband and three children, only to return to Germany a few years later. But, it didn’t take long for Anke and her family to miss Central Florida, soon relocating to Winter Park in 2009 where they currently reside. She returns to Germany once a year to visit family and friends, and is fluent in both English and German.
Anke’s journey began in fashion starting as a Certified Tailor, later working as a Commercial Clerk Secretary for Diesel, all while modeling for major German brands over a period of 13 years. After managing her family of five and raising the children, Anke is ready to shift her focus on a second career in residential real estate. Throughout the years they’ve been in Winter Park, Anke and her husband have bought and remodeled several homes; this combined with her extensive background in fashion grants her the knowledge in location and design.
Anke is a "people person" and prides herself on her ability to listen to clients and her intense desire to find them their dream home. She also created a Facebook page for Germans that live in the area like her, called “Man Spricht Deutsch in Central Florida." This platform allows Anke to reach a new demographic by connecting with fellow German transplants. And by speaking the language, she builds client relationships from trust.
When she’s not playing tennis or doing yoga, Anke likes to spend her free time traveling. As a seasoned world traveler, she has been to numerous places including Japan, Hong Kong, and Kenya, and loves exploring the United States. Anke also enjoys snow skiing and has skied in the German Alps, Utah and frequents Colorado. Anke currently lives in Winter Park with her husband Jan, her children, Marvin, Luca and Tabea, and their Goldendoodle, Fluffy.