Tamie Pettaway, Advisor, Engel & Völkers Atlanta

by Timothy Inklebarger

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? Flight attendant

Where did you grow up? Wilson, North Carolina

Growing up, what did you want to be? An actress

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I listen to music and sing out loud.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? It would be Barack Obama because I would like to thank him for his time and service to America.

What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret? Southside living

What do you love most about the industry? Bringing people HOME.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? My consistency, professionalism and ability to make a close. The proof is in the pudding. My niche is people not places.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Educating people who have been misled about the home buying process.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Get out and network, stay in touch, work your database and implement a drip campaign.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? I’m watching “Botched” on Netflix, reading “The Book of Ruth” and listening to lots of R&B.

What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta? The Hawaiian Steak from Houston’s on Peachtree.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? 1180 Peachtree, commonly known as the Symphony Tower 41 story in Midtown.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? A tenant moved into a property before we even closed.

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? I have 6 kids ages 22-31.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Cabo San Lucas, Mexico because it’s our family meeting spot.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Los Angeles

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Don’t be afraid to ask for the business.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? My personal Engel & Völkers app.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? My kids!