2023 President-Cobb Association of Realtors
THE STORY: I was born and raised in Georgia and mostly grew up in Cobb County. I have owned several businesses through the years — one of which was Sierra’s Cookie Gifts and Sandwiches — but also worked at a local golf course before getting into real estate in 2016. Essentially, I reinvented myself at a young 49 years of age. I guess an old dog can learn new tricks. My husband and I wanted to start investing in property and one of us needed our real estate license, so I went for it and loved it. Now, he and I are new owners of Realty One Group Edge with 180 agents and growing with locations in Woodstock, Duluth, Rome, and soon to open in Kennesaw. If it is real estate, we can sell it. We specialize in all residential, luxury, commercial, land and investment properties. God is good.
WHY I CHOSE TO LIVE IN COBB: Cobb County has and will always feel like home to both my husband and me. We currently live in Cherokee County, but everything my husband and I do revolves around Cobb County in some way.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? The real estate industry has changed my life. My only regret is that I didn’t start my career earlier in life. With that said, I trust God’s timing for it all. I have always been in the customer service business in some way, and being able to help families, individuals, and business owners realize their dreams by building wealth through real estate is the best job ever.
LEISURE TIME: I almost want to ask, “what is leisure time?” Right now, there is not much time left for real leisure. But my favorite place is being home and doing absolutely NOTHING. We are fortunate to get to travel, even though it’s mostly for conferences. Rest assured; we are going to have fun no matter what. Thank goodness there is a little light at the end of the tunnel and the conference travel will subside soon.
BEST ADVICE: Find your local trusted REALTOR and invest in real estate when you can. More importantly, be a good human. Believe there is good in the world and be the good.
WHAT’S NEXT? It has been such an honor to serve the more than 2,300 Realtors and Affiliate Members as the 2023 President of the Cobb Association of Realtors. As I look back on this year and with only a few more weeks left in this position, I can honestly say I have learned so much about myself. First, I’ve learned that I truly do love encouraging people and helping them grow in their business and grow personally. Sometimes, the only thing a person needs is someone who sees them. The second thing I have learned is that sitting at the head of the table is harder than it looks. The third thing is that although necessary and important, I do not care for Robert’s Rules and have renamed my version as Bubba’s Rules (just a joke). What’s next? We are getting ready to paint Cobb County black & gold with the opening of our next Realty One Group Edge location in Kennesaw. We could not be more thrilled to help even more great agents and their clients buy and sell real estate.
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