We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachel Eisaman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rachel, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
One of my very best friends is an incredible woman with a million strengths. She is excelling in her career, is a dedicated mother, a loyal friend, an avid reader, a great cook, and also a single mother who finds herself a solo homeowner for the first time. She often comments how thankful she is to have me in her life to ask the questions that “seem silly” about all the house stuff. Of course I am happy to be there for all those questions! (They aren’t silly; they are important questions) Home ownership is the single largest investment most people will ever make. Spending the time and money to do the things that keep it in good shape are steps in protecting that investment. When cared for properly, owning your home is truly wealth building at its core. Home maintenance isn’t really talked about enough. It isn’t part of the common knowledge we received about life. When, how, and why to take care of your home are left up to the individual to work out. This podcast is out there to help educate homeowners, and women in particular because they are so often left out of these conversations, about what they need to know, what they can do themselves, and when to call in a professional. We want to empower homeowners with the language and skills to really “own” their home.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Joli Residential began as a service business to help people in their homes by reducing the stress of homeownership. We started with a small number of clients and grew over the years expanding into full service move management and are now launching a podcast to reach even more homeowners. What really sets us apart is the personal touch, recognizing that home stuff is challenging and being there to guide our clients calmly through it. I like to reference the big sister concept – we show up and take charge, just like your big sister would, protecting you every step of the way.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So many places that I love…. Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery, the Beltline – great for a lazy day walk from Piedmont Park down through Grant Park with plenty of places to stop and grab a drink or bite to eat along the way. The Fox Theatre is a must because it’s so iconic to Atlanta. The Botanical Gardens, especially if it is around the holidays to catch the lights. All the art galleries! Atlanta is full of talented artists and you could spend a full week just looking at art. Same with food – I love the food around Atlanta, new spots like Little Bear and Ruby Chow’s are great, as are the food halls in PCM and KSM. For a really special night out Lazy Betty is a great experience. Of course I have a special place in my heart for neighborhood favorites like Ziba’s and Mi Barrio. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The Lola! This powerful community of women has supported and encouraged me at every turn. They have turned into partnerships and friendships that continue to inspire me daily.
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