Agent Snapshot: Rita Cox, Associate Broker, Keller Williams Realty

Name: Rita Cox

Title: Associate Broker

Company: Keller Williams Realty – Atlanta Partners

What was your first job in the realty industry? Realtor

Where did you grow up? Cincinnati, OH

Growing up, what did you want to be? A trial lawyer

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Read legal novels

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Muhammad Ali. He was my childhood idol and the greatest athlete of all time.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Stone Mountain Park

What do you love most about the industry? The fact that things are always changing from one day to the next. Also, it is magical to watch a buyer purchase their dream home.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Through education. Buying or selling a home is one of the most stressful and complicated processes that most people will go through in their life. By educating my clients, I provide a service that is as stress free as possible.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Managing all of the unexpected issues that come up without stressing out all parties. I once had a seller whose house flooded the week before closing and incurred about $30k in damages.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I love doing homebuyer workshops. I meet lots of new clients at these events.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Successfully closing about 90+% of my short sales during the market downturn. I was proud to be able to keep so many distressed homeowners out of foreclosure.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? I saw the musical Hamilton, which was the greatest production that I had seen in years.

What is your favorite restaurant? Pappadeaux

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? Georgia Aquarium

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? San Diego, CA

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Get an accountability partner

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? I love the Houzz app for my clients. It shows them unlimited possibilities for home design and decoration

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Other successful mega-agents. I make myself better by learning from the best.