My name is Adrien Gates. I am a wife, a mother, and a local Realtor with years of experience in the industry and a passion for helping people find their way through the real estate process. I hold the Graduate REALTOR Institute designation which means I attended a rigorous 1 year course to become highly qualified in many different areas of real estate during my first year with a real estate license. I am a Norman High graduate. I first realized I had found my place in real estate while working to put myself through college. I worked for one of the most successful builders in the state. I truly enjoyed learning all about construction. I helped families from Noble, Norman, Moore, and OKC through the lending process, color selections, and as they made decisions that come with building a new home. In 2002 I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma and began my career in teaching. In 2009 I earned my National Board Teaching Certification. I have had a successful career in education, but no amount of watching HGTV took away from the feeling that I missed the excitement and satisfaction of real estate. A few years ago I became part of the Don Cies team. If you are new to the area, WELCOME! Norman offers excellent schools and a variety of activities that range from museums to tailgating and some amazing festivals. Norman is a vibrant and growing community. We have a new amphitheater and many new restaurants popping up all the time. If you are ready to sell your home you can expect me to protect your interests at all times. I will answer your questions, keep you informed, and market your home to as many buyers as possible. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to working with you!