Agent Snapshot: Patter Byrne, Realtor, Compass

by Timothy Inklebarger

What was your first job in the real estate industry? Realtor

Where did you grow up? Ann Arbor, Michigan

Growing up, what did you want to be? Veterinarian, artist and musician.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Walk around my neighborhood, practice yoga.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Leonardo da Vinci. I would like to know how he felt being so ahead of his time and have a glimpse in his incredible mind.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? My neighbor’s porch.

What do you love most about the industry? I love meeting new and interesting people every day!

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I truly take a personal interest in all my clients. Nothing makes me happier than helping my clients reach their goal when selling or finding the perfect home when buying.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Finding more time to do the others thing I love.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Everywhere! Schools, events, get togethers with friends, the grocery store, you name it!

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Raising my two beautiful children.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

What is your favorite restaurant? BeetleCat in Inman Park

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? The Healy building downtown

What kind of car do you drive? Acura MDX

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Florence, Italy

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Stay positive and don’t ever give up.

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