Agent Snapshot: Michael Barsky, Broker, Michael Barsky Real Estate, Inc., Atlanta


Michael Barsky is the broker of Michael Barsky Real Estate, Inc. in Atlanta

What was your first job in the realty industry? Selling to first-time homebuyers in Bear Delaware.

Where did you grow up? Philadelphia.

Growing up, what did you want to be? Architect.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Yoga and a good long run.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? At the dog park with my shar peis, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

What do you love most about the industry? The fact that each and every day I learn something new. Buyers and sellers have access to so much data that my job includes parsing through a great variety of information.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I have an architecture undergraduate degree from Washington University and MBA from Drexel University. I was also a builder and have been a real estate investor for 15 years; therefore, I am able to bring an unusually broad palate of skills to a client.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Time management. I want to be able to respond to my clients needs in real time, and often times, that is not possible with the numbers and complexity of tasks.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Gym, meetups, seminars and clubs.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? My three daughters: Claire and the Abby and Alice twins.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “Unbroken.”

What is your favorite restaurant? Two Urban Licks.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? HIGH Museum of Art.

What kind of car do you drive? I rotate between my Nissan LEAF, Infiniti FX35 and BMW Z3.

Smartphone or paper? iPhone all the way.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? New York.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? A wise man knows what he does not know.

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

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