Agent Snapshot: Dean Buchan, Realtor, Coldwell Banker

Name: Dean Buchan

Title: Realtor

Company: Coldwell Banker

What was your first job in the realty industry? Sales Associate

Where did you grow up? Southern Pines, NC

Growing up, what did you want to be? Sportswriter or pro baseball player

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Workout or run.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Beyoncé, Leslie Mann, Chris Cornell, Tiger Woods, Charles Barkley and James Naismith for various reasons.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Smyrna Market Village, West Village, Beltline, The Battery, Silver Comet Trail

What do you love most about the industry? Working with clients from the initial meeting, to the closing table and beyond, without handing them off to another team member. Tremendous satisfaction.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I have a background in marketing and communications, and I use that knowledge and creativity to market homes. Video is a vital part of the process.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Getting more than 5 hours of sleep.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I have enjoyed success by gaining high rankings in search engines, in Cobb in particular. I also get a high percentage of referrals from past clients, which means a great deal to me.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Leaving a 25-year career as chief publicist for the athletic departments at Kansas, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech to becoming a Top Producer in a short amount of time.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Recently read A Dog’s Purpose.

What is your favorite restaurant? Metro Fresh in Midtown, The Corner Taqueria in Smyrna, Moxey Burger in East Cobb.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? Bobby Dodd Stadium

What kind of car do you drive? Ford Mustang.

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Wrightsville Beach, NC and Las Vegas.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Get a mentor and affiliate with an accessible broker.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? FMLS, CBX, RPR.