Agent Snapshot: Dyan Ransom, Realtor, Atlanta Communities

Name: Dyan Ransom

Title: Realtor

Company: Atlanta Communities

What was your first job in the realty industry? Realtor

Where did you grow up? New York City

Growing up, what did you want to be? Teacher

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Read or garden

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Prince. He is a genius.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Rio, Brazil if traveling. Botanical Garden if in Atlanta

What do you love most about the industry? Helping others accomplish their goals and giving others earning opportunities

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Staying in touch with my clients after they close and giving excellent, consistent service. Constant communication. Being the go-to person as a resource in areas other than real estate. Specializing by staying up to date with courses.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Sometimes getting understanding of my standards & expectations. Overcoming what clients think my services entail vs what the job actually encompasses

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Information seminars or local events

What has been your greatest accomplishment? One would be helping a client who was strapped for money and needed to get out from under his mortgage after a divorce. Property was old and unkempt. I surprised him by getting him money back at the closing with strong negotiations. He never thought that could happen.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?  Three Magic Words, The Greatest Salesman in the World, and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

What is your favorite restaurant? Marietta Fish Market

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? I really don’t have one yet.

What kind of car do you drive? Honda

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? New York City

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Try to have 3-6 months of expenses saved.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? RPR