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Erin Napier Realtor, RE/MAX Around Atlanta Realty

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

I was a medical assistant and attended one year of medical school before getting into real estate. Lots of interesting cases!

Where did you grow up?

I’m actually from Atlanta and grew up in the Buckhead area.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

I always wanted to be a veterinarian growing up and was on that path my first two years of college.

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

I either go for a walk in Piedmont Park with my dog, Tweety, or binge-watch reality TV. Love Island and the Bachelor are guilty pleasures.

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

Steve Irwin. I grew up watching him on TV and was so entertained. I later realized as an adult how much he did for conservation and just think he was an all-around great person.

What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret?

Bellwood Quarry/Westside Park which just opened on the Westside!

What do you love most about the industry?

I always wanted to work in a field centered around helping people. I originally wanted to do this as a physician, but found it translates easily into real estate. On any given day, I could be a client’s Realtor, therapist or friend, and I love each aspect of those relationships.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?

I stay true to myself. When you work with me, you’re getting the real me who’s going to do what’s best for every client. I genuinely want to find the perfect solution to each client’s situation.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

For me, the most difficult aspect has been starting this career path in today’s market. It’s been challenging learning to make the perfect offer that outshines the competition. I hate seeing clients disappointed!

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Keep up with your sphere. You never know which college friend’s parents/grandparents/sister/brother is looking to buy or sell, and you can get these leads by just keeping in touch!

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

I just started Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu, which is so entertaining! On the way to showings, I listen to Crime Junkie and To Live and Die in LA podcasts. I’m an avid reader and just finished The Guest List and The Book of Longings for my book club.

What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta?

I can’t pick just one; Atlanta has amazing restaurants! For casual Italian food I love a mano in Old Fourth Ward (The cacio e pepe is delicious). For upscale American food, Aria; everything on the menu is amazing, but I’m partial to the short rib. For Spanish cuisine, Bar Mercado; try the tapas, especially the street corn!

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta?

Bank of America Plaza

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

The seller was asleep in the house during my showing (the listing agent didn’t tell him there was one scheduled. Oops.)

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

I’ve never eaten at Taco Bell.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Kiawah Island, S.C.. I’ve gone there every year of my life with my family. I have great memories of the island, and the beautiful scenery doesn’t hurt! I also love that it’s a nature preserve and have seen all kinds of animals on the island including bobcats, deer and alligators, of course.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta?

Sydney, Australia

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

Stay consistent and determined!

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

Canva! Not technically a real estate app but I use it all the time to make flyers, presentations and social-media posts.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

I follow Hungrygirlsdoitbetter on Instagram. She always posts great food and events happening around Atlanta.

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