We had the good fortune of connecting with Tamara Green and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tamara, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think that to get to where you want to be in life, you must be willing to take risks and put yourself in uncomfortable situations. You limit yourself on what you can achieve when you always do what’s comfortable. I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today without being willing to step out on faith and take a chance on myself. Moving to Atlanta was a prime example. Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to be here long term. I’m super close to my family so I wanted to be in a city where I wouldn’t be too far away. Atlanta really offered everything that I was looking for. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in real estate and Atlanta was the perfect city to start my business. I had the vision, but I just didn’t know how I was going to get here. I took a leap of faith and left my full-time job in Birmingham in 2019 and moved to Atlanta with only an internship offer. I knew my internship would only last so long and honestly didn’t know how I was going to pay rent once those 3 months ended. By the grace of God, things ended up working out better than I expected. I received a full time offer at a Fortune 50 company and started my real estate business in the process. I knew this is where God wanted me to be, and although it wasn’t comfortable at first, things ended up working out better than I expected.
I’m a firm believer in God and honestly the past few years he has tested my faith and patience like never before. Although it doesn’t always feel good, I know He is making me stronger and preparing me for the amazing journey that lies ahead. I know this is only the beginning for me and I’m excited to see what he has in store for me next. Taking risks and going through challenges has made me even more confident that I can accomplish anything that I set my mind to.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am really excited about where my business is headed. Whenever I first started in real estate, it was very challenging and honestly it still is but I’m thankful for the clients I’ve gained and how much my business has grown. Whenever I first moved to Atlanta, I didn’t really know anyone here, so it was challenging to find clients. Referrals and social media really played a big part in helping me get my name out there and building up my clientele. I’m at a place now where I have a significant amount of clients on my books and about 90% are first-time home buyers. My goal is to continue to grow my business each year, stay focused on my goals, and continue to keep God first.
One of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned since being a business owner is to just be consistent. Success doesn’t happen over night, it’s a process. I’ve really learned to appreciate the journey, no matter how challenging it is. I know that the journey may be difficult, but the destination will be beautiful in the end. In the near future, I would like to get my real estate license back home in Florida and eventually open up my own brokerage. My goal is to create more affordable housing opportunities in my community.
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?
Atlanta has so many great places to visit, from the restaurants, parks, rooftops, we really have it all here. Since this summer, I’ve really enjoyed going to the rooftops. Some of my favorites are DrawBar, Reverb and Estrella. I’m a big foodie so I have a huge list of restaurants in Atlanta. Roc South Cuisine is definitely my favorite restaurant here – great soul food and great service. I would also recommend checking out Bar Vegan in Ponce City Market and Yebo Beach Haus. If you’re looking to get outdoors, take a visit to Piedmont Park or the Beltline. If you’re wanting to have a girls day with friends—Chateau Elan! I would also recommend checking out The Garden Room! Looking to go out with friends? I would check out Rock Steady in downtown Atlanta.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My church home-Empowerment Tabernacle
Instagram: @tamara_mariee(personal) and @tamarasellsatl(business)
Tedric Davenport(first solo personal photo) Instagram: @cirdet