Agent Snapshot: Michele Tompkins, Realtor, Willix Real Estate Group of Maximum One Realty, Paulding County


Michele Tompkins is a Realtor with the Willix Real Estate Group of Maximum One Realty in Paulding County.

What was your first job in the realty industry?

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Run or knit – two totally separate activities; one gets me moving, and one keeps me still.

Where did you grow up?
A little bit of everywhere. My father was in retail and we moved every year or two until high school, when we finally settled in Shreveport, La.

Growing up, what did you want to be?
A fashion merchandiser or forensic scientist.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
Helen Keller – I am fascinated by her ability to overcome her circumstances.

Where is your favorite place to hang out?

What do you love most about the industry?
Helping clients fulfill their real estate dreams, and the idea that homeownership is a sought after American Dream.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
Personal Service – I establish a wonderful working relationship with my clients. I treat them as I would want to be treated – the good old “Golden Rule.”

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
The processes that I have no control over.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
Community events.

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
My family.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
The Last Emperor.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Alma Cocina.

What kind of car do you drive?
A Land Rover.

Smartphone or paper?

What is your favorite city after Atlanta?
New Orleans.

What is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Join a brokerage that is supportive in teaching you all areas of the business, and is willing to mentor you.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?
Visual Tour.

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