Agent Snapshot: Carly Zugel, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Alpharetta

by Timothy Inklebarger

Where did you grow up? I moved a lot growing up but have been in Atlanta the longest — 12 years!

Growing up, what did you want to be? A Marine Biologist

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Nothing better than relaxing on the beach!

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Kate Middleton — she holds herself with dignity and poise and I love that about her.

What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret? I wouldn’t necessarily say it is a “secret” anymore but the Beltline is a great way to get out, exercise, and explore the city.

What do you love most about the industry? I love being a part of such a huge milestone in people’s lives. Buying a home is probably the most stressful and rewarding process someone will go through and I love to be a part of that and make it as exciting as possible.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I have a background in home building and new builds, so that gives me an upper hand in that field of work. As much as real estate is a job for me, it is just as much a passion. I find joy in helping people find and get their dream home,

What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Connecting and networking within your own bubble. Before you know it, people find out what you do and are likely to connect with you to get advice.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? Podcasts — Up and Vanished is fantastic.

What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta? Rumi’s Kitchen — AMAZING

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? Ponce City Market — love how they took an old run-down building and turned it into a mixed-use facility!

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? I am an identical twin

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Hilton Head Island — I grew up going and now have a vacation spot there. I love the low country vibes, the family oriented atmosphere, bike paths, beaches, restaurants, golf courses, etc!

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Newport, RI — highly underrated!

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Stay informed and be punctual!

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? eKey — it gets me into houses:)

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? I love following builders and interior design accounts to get ideas. Two of my favorites right now are Hatcliff Construction and Pineapple Park.