What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
Golf club professional.
Where did you grow up?
Growing up, what did you want to be?
Professional hockey player, golfer or dentist. I also thought of the medical profession before going into marketing and business administration.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Watch movies with the family or hike to the dog parks with my goldendoodle.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
Steve Yzerman. I had the chance to meet him briefly when I worked in golf, and the experience lived up to everything I imagined. I would like to get a chance to see what still drives him and learn more from his mentality behind his success. He was my role model when I played hockey and a genuinely nice guy. I would look forward to getting a chance to speak with him more.
What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret?
Shhh, it’s a secret! But if I had to give away something, it would be the food and conveniences. Atlanta has some of the coolest places to eat and dine, and you get a big city feel, but within moments, you can be off on the trails.
What do you love most about the industry?
I love the freedom behind growing your own business. The fact that you can help others and see smiles on their faces as they walk into their potential new homes is more than enough of a reward. The funny part that coincides with this, is that your business only grows when you do the right thing and put everything into it. Unlike when I was in golf, it has a high upside potential and feels nothing like work!
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
By being myself. I’m honest, descriptive and trustworthy. I would want to know everything about the homebuying process and how my finances were being used if it were my own money. Coming from a small town, everyone knew each other and what you did, right or wrong. I’ve also had the privilege of gaining high-end resort experience in customer service, which I have used to create a one-of-a-kind experience for my clients.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
The hardest part is controlling the excitement. When a client likes a property, I think I get almost just as excited. I need to keep in mind that I want to continue to ask the right questions and point out any potential concerns clients should have.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
Staying consistent with two-to-three methods that work best for you. Budgeting for mailing ads, online marketing and being in the community are just a few that come to mind.
What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?
I have been watching a lot of Marvel and DC comic movies and TV shows. I have also been watching a lot of Ted Lasso, and it is a true feel-good comedy.
What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta?
Either a Double Village Burger from the Dunwoody Village Burger or Milanos Pizza and Subs.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta?
It would have to be Mercedes-Benz Stadium as it always stands out when you drive by. The Battery is a fun place to visit before games, and if you are looking for art, the Van Gogh Experience.
Nothing crazy so far (crossing my fingers). Really just a couple strange characteristics in a home, like a fan inside the family room lights or construction workers leaving surprises in the guest bathrooms.
What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?
I like to play video games in my free time or that I used to be a golf pro.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
Northern Michigan in the summer and southern Florida in the winter.
What is your favorite city after Atlanta?
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Keep grinding, it will pay off.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Canva or Photofy
Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?
Real estate professionals, past clients, friends from home and motivational speakers.