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Shelley Roberts Realtor, Coldwell Banker Realty

Shelley Roberts

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate? Building houses

Where did you grow up? Atlanta, specifically Buckhead

Growing up, what did you want to be? A wife and mother

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I sit on my patio with a glass of wine and a good book.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Paul Simon. I’m a lifelong fan.

What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret? The incredible food along Buford Highway

What do you love most about the industry? Pretty much everything. Working with buyers, sellers, putting deals together, making it happen.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? My communication skills. I’m good at listening and responding to calls/texts/email right away.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Having a deal fall apart. It is especially difficulty for the seller because they have plans to move, but have to put that off until another buyer comes along.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads? Talk to people. Seriously, everybody you meet has some sort of interest in real estate.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately? “Imposters” on Netflix. It is awesome!

What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta? A fillet at Hal’s with creamed spinach and a baked potato.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? The Biltmore Hotel

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job? Going on a listing appointment I was referred to only to find the seller was really creepy. I left after the first five minutes.

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you? That I’ve always lived in Atlanta

What is your favorite vacation spot and why? Watercolor, FL. Because it is magical.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? Chicago

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? This is a job. Treat it as one.

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

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media? Sara Blakely and Jenna B. Hager

 

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