What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?
I loved the years I spent with Nordstrom after college. I worked with Nordstrom at numerous stores in Miami and at numerous stores in Atlanta. I had every job from social media manage to personal stylist to service experience manager.
Where did you grow up?
I am from Atlanta! I’ve lived in Stone Mountain, Conyers, Midtown and Macon.
Growing up, what did you want to be?
I really wanted to be an attorney, but it did not support my creative nature.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
I am a Pilates instructor and keep a regular class routine to break away from the demands of my other responsibilities and focus only on the body and mind.
If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
I really admire Magic Johnson’s work ethic, family values and the period in time of his success and obstacles.
What is Atlanta’s best-kept secret?
The history of each unique neighborhood such as Little’s in Cabbagetown.
What do you love most about the industry?
The creativity and the development that meets the nonnegotiable details that appeal to the attorney side of me.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
My personality, my language, my style and knowledge of the city.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Problem solving! Making things right for clients and negotiating with coop agents.
What’s your best advice for generating new leads?
Get out there and let people know you are an agent and educate the public on your industry knowledge and experience.
What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?
I am reading Nicole Avant’s Think You’ll be Happy, a spirit-lifting memoir on how to turn pain into purpose, how to live always in gratitude and how to face down tragedy and turn it into love.
What’s your favorite meal in Atlanta?
I love a family meal at Pero’s on Northside Parkway.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta?
I could not pick just one. I love the landscape of Decatur, the renovations in Inman Park and the history of the West End.
What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?
Ugh! Basements! How much time do you have?
What’s one thing people are surprised to learn about you?
My husband and I have a coffee business. We source green beans from various countries and farmers. We have our own roaster and provide mobile espresso, cold brew and coffee services.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
I love the seclusion, proximity and lack of development of Daufuskie Island.
What is your favorite city after Atlanta?
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Learn and talk about your business.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?
Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?
@TheMichelleBlue @HistoricAtlanta @AtlMagHome
What are your social media handles?
@Gabby_TheHomeGirl @Gabby_totheCore @birdhouse.market