Agent Snapshot: Melissa Nettesheim, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Atlanta Partners

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

Where did you grow up? Wisconsin

Growing up, what did you want to be? Actress

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Hike or read or spend time with my family.

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

Where is your favorite place to hang out? At home

What do you love most about the industry? That every day is different, and you have the chance to positively impact so many people’s lives.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Honesty, integrity and the highest level of customer service.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Dealing with the emotions of people going through difficult situations.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I’m involved in my children’s schools and community, and the vast majority of my business comes from my community and referrals from satisfied clients.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? My children

What was the last good book you read? You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

What is your favorite restaurant? First Watch

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? The Fox Theatre

What kind of car do you drive? Infiniti SUV

Smartphone or paper? A little bit of both

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Orlando, FL

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Be yourself and go confidently forward and you will succeed.

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

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Katie Couric and Ellen DeGeneres