Agent Snapshot: Colleen Wadman, Realtor, RE/MAX Pure

Name: Colleen Wadman

Title: Realtor

Company: RE/MAX Pure

What was your first job in the realty industry? Buyer’s agent

Where did you grow up? Wilmington, Delaware

Growing up, what did you want to be? An accountant

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Go fishing or take the dogs for a walk

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Any American war hero – I would like to hear their stories and let them know that we appreciate them and that America still cares.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Our cottage in Fairhope, Alabama

What do you love most about the industry? I love the fact that I am helping people to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I feel that listening to your clients is crucial. It helps to find them the home they really want and over come any potential obstacles when selling or buying a home.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Currently there are not enough homes on the market to satisfy the demand from buyers. We need more listings.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I network at Yamaha Motors, Atlanta Real Estate Investors Group, and Referral Key. I also have a good size internet presence with key websites like Realtor.com.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? I have been a member of the 100% Club with RE/MAX for the past three years.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Megan Leavey. I love “feel good” movies.

What is your favorite restaurant? Chops Lobster Bar

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? Sovereign – very sleek

What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Avalo

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Las Vegas

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Follow up calls are a must to succeed.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Blake Shelton, Donald Trump and Tyler Perry

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