Professional Spotlight: Jennifer Barousse

Jennifer Barousse took a leap of faith when she moved from Lafayette, Louisiana to Paducah, Kentucky nearly three years ago. 

“My boyfriend, Brook Richard, accepted a position with Higdon Outdoors so I moved to Paducah to be closer to him,” Jennifer explained. “Once I arrived, I instantly fell in love with the Paducah and quickly called it my home. I’m thrilled to be a REALTOR® and to be able to give back to this community what it gave me — a home.” 

Coming from a background in real estate, Jennifer used her previous experience in her hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana to find a job in Paducah working with Sara Gipson and her brokerage company.

“We always say it was meant to be for us because we get along so well. She is like my momma from Kentucky. I look up to her so much.” 

As a realtor, Jennifer is passionate about helping people realize their dreams of becoming homeowners. She thrives on the fast pace and variety being a REALTOR® brings to her days and admits that no day is ordinary in her job. She spends her mornings checking and responding to email and then is out of the office to meet clients and show listings, and interacting with loan officers, closing attorneys and inspectors. She also maintains the social media and marketing of Sara Gipson Realty and is Sara’s personal assistant.

“My passion, drive and determination come from getting to the closing table and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces. Becoming a homeowner is a dream for many people and getting to hand over the keys to their new home is such a reward.”

Though moving from a big city to a small town was a transition, Jennifer made it her goal to get involved with the community and connect with as many people as possible.

“After living in Paducah for three years, I feel like I have finally made it my home,” says Jennifer. “The people are so friendly and welcoming, and I love the historical aspects of downtown Paducah. There is always something to do, especially on the weekends.” 

Jennifer is a REALTOR® with Sara Gipson Realty in Paducah and a member of Paducah Young Professionals and the Paducah Board of Realtors. When she isn’t working, you can find her exercising, traveling or hunting and, as an avid hunter, she is a dedicated member of Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation.