Agent Snapshot: Sam Lenaeus, Realtor, Harry Norman, Buckhead

What was your first job in the realty industry? Sales

Where did you grow up? I’m an Atlanta native. I grew up in Carrollton 50 miles west of the city.

Growing up, what did you want to be? An architect, or anything involved in the housing/interior design market.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Family tree research or any beach

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Thomas Jefferson – He was a great president and architect

Where is your favorite place to hang out? St Regis, Atlanta or Paris

What do you love most about the industry? Seeing the insides of all of Atlanta’s luxury homes and meeting people

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I’m a tenth-generation Georgian with tons of connections in the city. High attention and respect to design details. I have a deep knowledge of the area.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? There are a lot of other great agents out there.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I attend as many functions and volunteer as much as I can to stay active in my community.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Receiving the Historic Preservation Award from the state of Georgia

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Woman in Gold

What is your favorite restaurant? Atlas

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? The Willis Jones House, 520 West Paces Ferry RD

What kind of car do you drive? A Mercedes C-Class

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Paris

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Find your passion and follow it.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? My own Harry Norman app.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Local architects, builders, chefs and designers

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