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Agent Snapshot: Nicole Borden, Agent, Coldwell Banker, Johns Creek

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Nicole Borden is an agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Johns Creek.

What was your first job in the realty industry? I was a real estate contractor and renovated homes up under my father guidance.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Cleveland.

Growing up, what did you want to be? I always wanted to be a star. I loved being in front of the camera, and always thought that with my strong dance skills I would be Janet Jackson’s dance choreographer. When I wasn’t dancing I was watching “Lifestyle’s of the Rich & Famous” and imitating Robin Leech.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Seek out ways to help people who can’t help themselves.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Mother Theresa.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? A dance studio where I can listen to music as loud as I choose and dance until I can’t dance anymore.

What do you love most about the industry? I love that everyday I get to help someone move on, move up or move closer to their goals.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Light always outshines the dark, or should I say, it is hard not to see a diamond – it has a special cut, and it is very valuable. That’s me.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Trying to go to sleep. I am like a kid at Christmas. Because I am doing what I love, turning my brain off is difficult.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I go to affluent places where they spend the majority of their time, like on golf courses.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? In 2011, I helped create and facilitate a garden for the homeless people of Atlanta that feeds 500 people daily; while I was struggling and was without a vehicle, I would go on the Marta Bus with a five-gallon bucket and tools, because the result of this garden was ensuring that although someone might not have a home temporarily, they don’t have to be hungry on top of that.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “The Magic Of Thinking Big.”

What is your favorite restaurant? The Cheesecake Factory.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? The W.

What kind of car do you drive? A custom-made Dodge Charger that is fast, colorful and has a personality like me.

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Johns Creek.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Actively listen to your clients and have a face-to-face consultation first.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Christopher Choo in Beverly Hills.

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