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Savannah Lavender Realtor, Remax Tru

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

Bartending. Got to meet lots of interesting people.

Where did you grow up?

Snellville, “where everybody is somebody.”

Growing up, what did you want to be?

I wanted to train dolphins and be an oceanographer.

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

What any Realtor does …drink or get a massage.

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

Freddie Mercury. I grew up so in love with the band Queen because of my dad, I would love to be able to see him live and ask him all the questions about how he created some of my most legendary songs.

What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret?

Any local mom-and-pop shops that serve the best home-cooked meals. There are a bunch in Atlanta, but why share that secret? 🤫

What do you love most about the industry?

Meeting so many new people. Most of the time, they become like family. Also just seeing and hearing the love they get when they find that ONE perfect home.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?

Always thinking outside of the box. Always accepting change. You have to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Always making time for family first. Sometimes we get so caught up in work that we forget to take down time and not get burnt out because it easily can be done. You have to turn off your phone. You don’t need to answer that 10 p.m. email. It will only get you caught up in more work items.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Be open and honest. Generating leads isn’t about the money, it is about making sure the lead is comfortable with you. Don’t be a car salesman.

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

Binge-watched Selling Sunset, of course, to see how fake it is. I am also obsessed with listening to murder-mystery podcasts.

What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta?

Two Urban Licks is by far one of my favorite restaurants in the A.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta?

The King and Queen buildings. I’ve loved them for many years. I love when they light up at night. Just such cool and unique buildings.

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

Walking into a house that was confirmed, and the homeowner was dead-asleep in their bed. That scared me to death. Also, becoming the middleman in an argument between couples about the home. That’s always fun!

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

I am an only child, and I love to bake.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Jamaica. My dad passed away there, so you would think it would be sad, but, honestly, going there always makes me think of him and feel closer to him, even though he is gone.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta?

Chicago

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

Do not be afraid to ask questions!

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

Mile IQ

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

The Rock (Dwayne Johnson). I love that he is such a family man and doesn’t put his celebrity status over everything else.

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