Alix Nadi Realtor, RE/MAX Around Atlanta

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

Architect for an urban design firm here in Atlanta. The Atlanta Beltline was our project!

Where did you grow up?


Growing up, what did you want to be?

A vet

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

Drink good red wine while working on a puzzle. I also love to ride horses, play tennis, read and travel.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

Michelle Obama. I think she is an inspiration for so many reasons and has an incredible story to tell.

What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret?

So many good ones — did you know there is still a real drive-in theater south of the city? And the best (and most affordable) foot massage I have ever had can be found attached to a gas station near downtown Roswell. Listening to live music under the pines at Matildas is a favorite as well. Too many to choose from!

What do you love most about the industry?

The people. My entire business is based on building relationships. 97% of my business last year was via referral or repeat clients. So many of these people have become good friends, and I love celebrating milestones with them beyond just a home sale.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?

I think the way I approach the process: Not just a transaction but the beginning of a long relationship that extends way past closing. I have clients that I have helped buy and sell seven homes. I have others who have now referred their kids or their parents to me. I get invited to and attend weddings, birthdays and baby showers. When everything shut down due to COVID last year, I delivered groceries to my elderly clients. My clients become part of my extended family, and I treat each one the same way I would my real family.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Trying to take a vacation, LOL.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

For me it is all about relationship building. Figure out something you enjoy, whether it is a hobby, volunteering or a local mom group. Participate in whatever it is you are interested in and start meeting people with similar interests. Make good connections, and the leads will come.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

The most recent season of The Crown — so fascinating and well done!

What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta?

Sitting at the bar at Little Alley in downtown Roswell. Start with the charcuterie board, then for dinner get the filet, mac & cheese and brussels sprouts. Finish with the crème brulee. The bartenders are fabulous and are a great resource for pairing their incredible wine and bourbon list with every stage of the meal, which will truly be one of the best you ever have.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta?

As a former architect, I have so many. The downtown Fulton library is a concrete masterpiece. But my favorite building in the skyline has always been the Georgia Pacific building.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?

I found out in a closing that the woman who had referred my divorcing clients to me was the mistress of the husband. Lets just say it was awkward.

What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?

I was the 1998 collegiate horseback riding national champion and am in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Hall of Fame.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

The Greek Isles. The people, scenery and food simply cannot be beat.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta?

I adore Charleston and Asheville, for similar reasons. Beautiful scenery, fabulous history and architecture, tons of charm and incredible food.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Don’t pay for leads, work by referral.

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

Facebook. I maintain client relationships and generate new business with it every day.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

I get a lot of good info from Lab Coat Agents. Also Really Bad MLS Photos, Zillow Gone Wild and Please Hate These Things are always good for a laugh.

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