What was your first job in the realty industry? I received my sales license and began my career in real estate in 2006 as a real estate agent at Freedom Realtors.
Where did you grow up? Warner Robins, GA.
What is your favorite free-time activity? Traveling and dining with my family.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I always find a quiet place to have a warm cup of coffee and pray.
Growing up, what did you want to be? A journalist.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? God, and I’m not being funny here. I have lots of questions to ask, wisdom to gain and things to understand. I think it would simply be amazing to meet with the One who created it all, knows the end from the beginning and how best how to walk this life.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? My most favorite place to hang out is, hands down, the beach – any beach. Unfortunately I don’t get to go as often as I would like, but when I do I love to just sit, relax and take it all in.
What do you love most about the industry? Having the constant opportunity to meet and help new people with their real estate transactions, resulting often in genuine friendships and business partnerships.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I go above and beyond to give good customer service to my clients. I give genuine respect and honesty to all involved in every transaction. Additionally, as simple as it may sound, I answer my phone, and when I am in a situation where I cannot, I return missed calls. While this may seem odd to point out, it is a constant complaint in my profession that real estate agents do not answer their phones.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Making initial contact with the public, buyers, sellers, builders, investors etc. Once I have met someone, I find it easy to maintain good working relationships, but meeting new people is always the greatest obstacle to overcome in real estate.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I am a member of the NGBC networking group. Additionally, I make it a point to attend local networking events and classes for business leaders, as well as volunteer locally to assist my community.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Personally: Being married to my high school sweetheart for over 20 years and together raising three wonderful children.
Professionally: As everyone knows, 2006-2013 was some of the most difficult years in America’s real estate industry. However, in 2006, my first year in real estate, I became a Million-Dollar Producer and earned Rookie of the Year award at my company. Subsequently, I have been a GA Multi-Million Dollar Producer since 2007. After closing hundreds of real estate transactions, I often joke, saying that “I only know how to work in a difficult real estate market.”
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? The Help.
What is your favorite restaurant? Oh, I just can’t decide!! I enjoy eating out at many places in Atlanta and surrounding cities.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? The Georgia State Capitol Building.
What kind of car do you drive? Nissan Armada.
Smartphone or Paper? Smartphone all day!
What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Destin, FL.
What is your advice for someone new to the industry? Be honest, ethical, work hard, sow good seeds, network and educate!
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Realtor.com.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? @gwinnettevents, @joycemeyer, @atlantagasocial, @christinecaine, @fox5atlanta, @11alivenews, @freechapel, @theA21campaign, @socialinatlanta, @johncmaxwell, @lanierislands, @shopmallofga, @thezigziglar
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