Keishia Niblack Real Estate Advisor and Associate Broker

Millennial Properties Realty

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

Retail store manager. Many moons ago, I wanted to be a fashion stylist in the entertainment industry, so I thought this would be the perfect way to parlay into the space. I wasn’t completely wrong and did meet a real fashion stylist for an artist signed to So So Def. She came in often, and we developed a rapport. She invited me to a Christmas video shoot to assist her. I was elated! It was A LOT of work managing big personalities with the celebrities on set, but a very cool experience.

Where did you grow up?

Decatur. Yes… I am a Georgia Native!

Growing up, what did you want to be?

A dentist. I obviously ended up changing my mind!

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

Hot yoga, walk the Atlanta Beltline or get to a beach.

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

If I had to choose only one, it would be Michelle Obama. I read her book, “Becoming,” and had the opportunity to attend her live event here in Atlanta. Her grace under pressure has always been impressive. The ability to rise above while acknowledging tough conversations and topics that will not go away is inspiring. I believe I could learn a lot from her that would be more than applicable to my everyday life as a mom, friend, daughter, sister but could also apply some priceless nuggets I’m certain she would share to my real estate career.

What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret?

For those of us from here, I think we forget the city and all the amazing attractions, both indoor and outdoor, that bring millions here each year for vacation. The Atlanta Beltline, the somewhat new vegan restaurant scene popping up all over, the helicopter rides you can reserve and take to see the city from on high. We also have a pretty robust film industry that is only growing!

What do you love most about the industry?

I love helping my clients assess what their goals are and how we as a team can strategize to find the best fit to meet those goals.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?

My experience of over 18 years, with 8 being in commercial real estate, sets me apart. I help my clients understand that real estate should always be seen as an investment. It’s either a short- or long-term investment for some gain/goal. Once we define the gain/goal desired, it’s exciting for me to help my clients reach that goal.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

Counseling clients to stay focused and not to take advice for multiple people who are NOT their Realtor (me) or their lender. This can get clients off track.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Don’t be a secret agent. Talk to people. Make cold calls. Yes, social media is great, but it cannot be the only tool. Think outside the box what niche speaks to you, then get after it.

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

The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix. Sooo good!

What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta?

Breakfast at Barney’s!

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta?

The Flat Iron Building

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

I had a client I had clearly told NOT to buy ANYTHING on a credit line until at least two weeks after closing. He did not listen and bought a BMW 6 Series before closing and called me to say it was all good because he had enough credit and cash to offset the debt. Well, he was wrong, and we did not close. He begged me to figure out a way to fix it, he promised to take the car back, etc. Needless to say, it did not work out in his favor.

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

That I can roller skate and ice skate.

What is your favorite vacation spot and why?

The beach. I feel immediately relaxed and peaceful whenever I am on the beach. It is one of my happiest places to be.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta?


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

Be ready to learn, grind for leads and be flexible.

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

HomeSnap. This app is so user friendly and interactive.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

On Instagram: @katehillphoto, @earnyourleisure, @motivationattitudesuccess, @michelleobama and @oprah

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