We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Miller Gelber and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When I thought about leaving my career in Property Management and moving into a career in Real Estate as an entrepreneur, I was excited at the thought of no longer having a 9 to 5 and being my own boss. The flexibility of schedule and the idea of my success or failure being in my own hands or hustle, was the most exciting aspect of starting my own business
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?
I am a Realtor. I have been in real estate for 4 years now. I recently established my LLC, Divine Homes Real Estate Group working as part of the Ben Kinney Team Atlanta since 2017. Our team is the #1 in Keller Williams Realty with multiple locations in the U.S, Canada and the UK. I am always excited about our mission “Delivering the Dream of Homeownership Everywhere.” Each year with mentoring and coaching, I have grown in my business goals and in my financial goals. I dedicated time to a certain schedule and tasks for the first 2 years to develop clientele, work with buyers and sellers and grow my business overall. There is a quote “Success is simple not easy” and that is true. Nothing big in life you want comes easy. I use my faith, friends and family to help in my drive to overcome challenges that I face. I am a naturally optimistic person, so I always believe all things will work out and things good or bad happen for a reason. Some lessons along the way include: 1. Who you let in your inner circle matters both in your success and failure, 2. Only you are responsible for the actions you take or don’t towards your goals, always look to yourself, 3. Being an entrepreneur is the best decision I ever made and yet it will take drive and a strategic plan to keep it moving forward year after year. I would shout to the world, Sarah Miller, the Realtor is here to stay. I will continue to bring homeownership to the people that I meet who want to build wealth through real estate. Our brand is growing both in Atlanta and throughout the US. Our founder, Ben Kinney is dedicated to the agents that work with him day to day in a changing industry. We are committed to our clients and delivering the best service to all the great people we have the opportunity to work with.If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
A weekend in Charleston wouldn’t be a weekend in Charleston without a big brunch. When I have friends in town we start our weekends at either Edmund’s Oast or The Darling. Both of these uptown restaurants have deliciously unconventional brunch menus with incredible cocktails. If you love seafood, The Captain at The Darling is the Bloody Mary of your dreams! After plenty of chicken and biscuits I’d suggest either hopping on Holy Spokes rental bikes or strolling down the main drag of King Street, heading towards The Battery. Along the way I’d pop into Graft for a glass of wine, soak in the stunning views from the rooftop at The Citrus Club, and zig-zag our way through the College of Charleston campus. It was built in 1770 so keep an eye out for Revolutionary ghosts as you avoid tripping on the ancient oak roots and bumpy stone walkways. To wind down the day we’d head to East Bay Street to visit Miller Gallery and our pals at Robert Lange Studios. A rooftop margarita at The Vendue Art Hotel is always a good idea. If we feel like going “off the peninsula”, as locals call it, I always suggest a jaunt out to Folly Beach. This lazy surfer town is only 20 minutes from Charleston, but feels like you’re in another world. Rent a foam board from one of the local surf shops or search for Megladon teeth along the shoreline. We’d grab a banh mi sandwich from Chico Feo before testing our tires on the dirt path that takes you to Bowen’s Island – a beloved, grungy oyster shack on Folly Road. It doesn’t get more Charleston than pluff mud and a beer overlooking the Lowcountry sunset.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My first shoutout goes to my parents, Joseph & Sandy Williams. They helped me both mentally and financially for a period of time when I first started in real estate. With their support and love, I was able to find my footing and pursue this new career path. I owe them so much and I am extremely grateful for their support. My 2nd shoutout goes to my team leader and friend, Karen Smyth. I met her in May 2017 soon after deciding to workreal estate full time. Her drive and determination motivated me to get moving in my own business. She offered me an opportunity to join her in building a new team in Atlanta and we have been in the mix together ever since. Her passion for people and focus on pushing others towards success is incredible. She balances marriage, family and career while leading a growing team towards greatness.
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