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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