What was your first job in the realty industry? I was a Realtor.
Where did you grow up? Hermosa Beach, California
Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be a professional golfer on the PGA Tour.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Play golf, lift weights and read
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, no question. I’d want to learn more about his creative process and what influenced his music. He was also a free spirit, which I’d love to see, and hear stories about the fun he had.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? The golf course and the beach
What do you love most about the industry? I have control over my business and I decide what my business strategy is. I’m all in and I think that is the great thing about real estate. There is a ton of opportunity out there, you just have to go get it!
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I spend a lot of time researching sales and market data. I find insights in the data and use it to educate my clients and sphere. My goal is to bring the most possible value that I can.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? I’m not a native Atlantan. That means I have to spend more time researching and understanding what’s going up in the market. This is a blessing in disguise because I feel like I’m always on my game as a result.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? My neighborhood and the gym. I do a lot of prospecting too.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Walking on the UCLA golf team – it’s really difficult to do, and I’m proud that I did it.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “Einstein: His Life and Universe” by Walter Isaacson
What is your favorite restaurant? Bones
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? High Museum of Art
What kind of car do you drive? What does that matter?
Smartphone or paper? Paper
What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Los Angeles
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Go get it, carpe diem!!
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Zillow and the Harry Norman search app
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? @jimcramer @markcuban @jackcotton @shaq @laireland @carlquintanilla
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