Agent Snapshot: Rachel Shuffield, Realtor, PalmerHouse Properties

Rachel ShuffieldName: Rachel Shuffield

Title: Realtor

Company: PalmerHouse Properties

What was your first job in the realty industry? My first job in the realty industry was working as an assistant to my mother, who is now my teammate!

Where did you grow up? Acworth, GA

Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be a doctor, but quickly realized I did not like science or seeing blood.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I lounge around with my fiancé and my two fur children, Bella and Juniper.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Coffee shops. There is nothing better than working around the smell of coffee.

What do you love most about the industry? As cliche as it might sound, I truly love helping people find their home, the place they will spend the majority of their time.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Humor and professionalism. Humor can help buffer against the stressful nature of most real estate transactions. Professionalism keeps clients coming back and referrals coming in.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? The most difficult aspect of my job is telling my awesome and deserving buyers that the offer on their dream home was rejected.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? I am too ambitious to admit that my greatest accomplishment has already occurred.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. I highly recommend!

What is your favorite restaurant? Guaco Joes in downtown Vinings. You cannot beat their cheese dip and salsa!

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center. It is breathtaking and on the top of my dream home list.

What kind of car do you drive? Honda CR-V. Both practical and spacious.

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone – our team is very technology-oriented.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Blue Ridge GA, especially in the Fall

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Keep on keeping on.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Homesnap Pro by FMLS is amazing. If you have not downloaded it, do it. You won’t regret it.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? I love following the Million Dollar Listing New York guys. They are hysterical and list beautiful homes.