What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
Prior to real estate, I worked in higher education. My masters degree is in higher education administration.
Where did you grow up?
Growing up, what did you want to be?
Growing up, my career paths changed so many times. I remember wanting to be a lawyer for years.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
I love the outdoors. When I’m stressed out, outdoor activities like hiking or being by water are very relaxing to me.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
This is a tough one. I would really love to meet Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae.
What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret?
Hmmmm….there is this really great Korean restaurant in Duluth called Jang Su Jang. I’m not sure if it’s a secret, but when I found out about it, I felt like it was.
What do you love most about the industry?
My favorite thing about real estate is the generational wealth aspect. Being able to help people create generational wealth for their families means a lot to me. I love shopping for homes, meeting great clients and the hustle.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
I have been in Atlanta for 13 years. I am very familiar with this city and surrounding areas. I’ve also lived in three different counties in my time here. I’ve noticed clients feel more comfortable with agents who are able to provide a wealth of knowledge, especially in the area they choose to purchase a home.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
When a deal falls through. I go above and beyond for my clients and will go until I’ve exhausted all options to make it work. Sometimes things happen with financing, or the buyer or seller will decide to back out. So many things may happen, even after so much time and effort has been put into a deal. It happens, and it can get difficult when it does.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
I’ve always said real estate is what you put into it. Social media presence, passing out cards, advertising, performing exceedingly and abundantly for clients so they send referrals.
What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?
I’ve been bingeing Stranger Things. I love music and listen to it more than I watch TV. Lately, I’ve been listing to Kendrick Lamar and podcasts referred to me by friends.
What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta?
Jang Su Jang. In my opinion, Atlanta’s best kept secret.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta?
It’s actually a house I sold to one of my clients. He has a private rooftop that overlooks the city, and it’s beautiful. It’s what sold him on the home.
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
I was in the middle of a deal, and the listing agent and her client got into an argument in front of me. It was weird. I just wanted to get out of there!
What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?
Since I’ve been living in Atlanta, people are always surprised when I tell them I am from Seattle.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
Any island. It doesn’t matter. I love the beach and being surrounded by water. Also, my absolute favorite place to visit is the Bay Area.
What is your favorite city after Atlanta?
The Bay Area (mainly Oakland and San Francisco)
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Do not wait until the last minute to take your post-licensing course and exam.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?
Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?
@earnyourleisure @complexsports @youratlkeygirl @issarae @traceeellisross