Agent Snapshot: Kristen Govantes, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Name: Kristen Govantes

Job Title: Realtor

Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

What was your first job in the realty industry? Realtor

Where did you grow up? West Virginia

Growing up, what did you want to be? Therapist

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Play video games

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? My grandmother on my father’s side. I never really got to know her as a child.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Shoe stores

What do you love most about the industry? The expressions on the faces of my clients on closing day.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I really get to know my clients. They tend to become friends that I socialize with.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Explaining that the dream house does not always fit the budget.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I tend to meet people everywhere I go.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Learning the business of Real Estate and pushing through the challenging transactions to get the job done.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Movie: Comet with Justin Long

What is your favorite restaurant? Union Hill Grill, Canton

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? Flatiron Building

What kind of car do you drive? SUV

Smartphone or paper? Both

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Pittsburgh

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Don’t give up

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

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Friends and family

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