Jerome Charles Newell, new home specialist, McKinley Homes

by Timothy Inklebarger

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? Race car engineer

Where did you grow up? Stone Mountain

Growing up, what did you want to be? A real estate agent

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Go boating

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Neil Armstrong He walked on the moon … enough said.

What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret? That I-75 was supposed to go around Atlanta to the west. But in the early 60s, through politics and federal dollars, it was decided to merge it with I-85 right in the middle of the city. “DownTownConnector” BRILLIANT!!!

What do you love most about the industry? Simple, people

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Here it is “THE QUESTION” I LISTEN!!!

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Answering these questions…HA!

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? Price is Right. That show makes me happy.
Old Elvis and Beatles.

What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta? CHOPS, IHOP,  Fish Tails, Flowery Branch

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Who else has a blue flying saucer on a building in their town?

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? Witnessed a marriage proposal.

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? Never been married

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Any race track. I LOVE racing. Vail, Colorado and Whitefish, Montana

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Sarasota and Longboat Key, Florida

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Just be nice, fair, truthful, and friendly.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? AGENTEDU.COM
Are there other ones??? Realtor.com

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? Jentezen Franklin