Agent Snapshot: Michael Barsky, New Construction & Builder Services, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Name: Michael Barsky

Job Title: New Construction & Builder Services

Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

What was your first job in the realty industry? Toll Brothers Residential Project Manager

Where did you grow up? Philadelphia

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

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Yoga, hanging out with my wife, Mary, of 31 years and our two Shar-Peis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? The Spanish Architect, Antoni Gaudí

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Starbucks and SweetWater Brewery

What do you love most about the industry? The fact that everything changes often and quickly.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I am a new construction guru. I have personally built and sold over 1,000 homes in my career.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Managing a large sales team and client base comes with managing lots and lots of details.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? HBA, LifeTime Fitness, neighborhood and food events

What has been your greatest accomplishment? My daughters, Claire, Alice and Abby.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? The last book I read was Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

What is your favorite restaurant? TWO Urban Licks

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? Richard Meier’s High Museum

What kind of car do you drive? A Classic BMW Z3

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Paris

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going

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

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? @museumnerd, @brainpicker, @Brilliant_Ads, @HarvardBiz, @lifehacker

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