We had the good fortune of connecting with Makina Wallace and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Makina, other than deciding to work for yourself, what else do you think played a pivotal role in your story?
The most pivotal role in my story is PRAYER! I owe all I have and am to God. He has orchestrated my story so without him there would be no me nor a story. The decision I make daily is to pray He guides me. I pray over my business, my clients & preferred partners – Prayer is the single most contributing factor to the success of my story & business.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Absolutely! I’d me happy to tell you more about Closing Deals In Pearls™️! I’m most excited about helping active/ former military personnel, medical professionals, educators and all first – time home buyers in providing them with service worthy of referring to their friends, family & colleagues. I have an appreciation for clients who impact our community and making sure our country is safe. My prayer is to always represent my clients and their best interest, which for many may be the biggest purchase of their life. It hasn’t been easy but my faith has never wavered. – Jeremiah 29:11 NIV – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. The lessons I have learned along the way is to continue to be true to yourself and the rest will follow.

I’m driven to provide excellence in the luxury real estate market with a focus on the specific needs, direction and attention required by clientele. By blending my extensive experience and my visionary strategies, I offer a more personalized level of service

My primary focus: negotiating multi-million dollar real estate transactions while exclusively representing celebrities, professional athletes, and high-profile business executives. I also represents anyone who needs assistance in acquiring or liquidating residential or commercial assets.

She understand my clients’ needs, preferences and demanding schedules.

My professional career spans over 20 years as a Regional Director of Admissions & Enrollment and I’ve had the opportunity to impact many lives in training and development of teams throughout the Southeast. This illustrious background afforded me the opportunity to learn various aspects of business, operations, marketing and negotiation skill-sets to benefit my exclusive clients.

I’d like for people to know I and my brand are synonymous with integrity, grace, transparency & determination.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If you’re visiting the ATL and you’re a foodie like myself allow me to introduce you to a few of my favorite spots to eat, drink & be merry ( in alphabetical order):

101 Steak, Atlanta Breakfast Club, Bar Margot {Ask for my favorite BartenderBae, Tokiwa (Toh-kee-wah) and tip her well. }

Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe, Fin & Feathers Ms. Icey’s Kitchen,  Sweet Auburn Seafood, Two Urban Licks

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
A special shoutout goes to my mother, I hope I make her proud – Rest Well Mommy, forever in my heart. And I’d definitely need to give shoutout to my mother’s youngest brother who I affectionately call Uncle Gene. I appreciate him for his words of encouragement, love, support & unorthodox perspectives on life. One final shoutout goes to Texas based real estate Broker Tiffany Curry. She’s an inspiration to me and my mentor in my mind.

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Image Credits
Michael Carson of MCarson Photography