Agent Snapshot: Shirley Millicans, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Name: Shirley Millicans

Job Title: Realtor

Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

What was your first job in the realty industry? My first job in the industry was working at Coldwell Banker’s Alpharetta office, and I’ve been there ever since.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in New Delhi, India.

Growing up, what did you want to be? My dad worked for the airline industry, so I wanted to be a flight attendant.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I walk outside and enjoy nature.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Mother Teresa—I’d love to get to know her and understand her motivation to work with the sick and poor in Calcutta.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? I like relaxing at home, enjoying the company of my dogs or sitting on my back deck looking out at the trees and sky.

What do you love most about the industry? I love helping people buy the home they want to live in and make this complicated transaction smooth for them.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I provide exceptional service so my clients remember me for their next real estate transaction. I have done more than one transaction for some of my clients.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Inventory of available homes in metro Atlanta is still low, so ensuring that I can help my clients find the house they want even in multiple offer situations is challenging.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? My sources include Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce events, builder meetings, my own sphere of influence and repeat clients.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Raising two very well-grounded, honest, kind and helpful children.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? I just finished reading Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin.

What is your favorite restaurant? Kona Grill at The Avalon.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? The High Museum of Art is a standout for its very unusual design.

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus

Smartphone or paper? My smartphone helps me stay connected.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Charleston, S.C.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Be hard-working, bold, helpful and humble.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? I use NAR Realtors’ Property Resource.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? @Coldwellbanker, @AP_Politics, @ClarkHoward

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