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Hi, I'm Sharon Austin.
My family and I have lived in the Metro Atlanta region for more than 11 years and have watched its beauty sprawl from Buckhead to the suburbs. Having lived in various parts of the city, I have a unique understanding of its neighborhoods and amenities. My approach to real estate draws on a rather unique combination: my experience as a lawyer and my creative sense of style and home décor. I am professional, dedicated, creative, stylish and communicative. Most importantly, I look forward to using my skills to help you sell your existing home or find the new home of your dreams.
My greatest asset is my professional background. As a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, I spent more than 10 years practicing law and representing clients in both transactional and litigation matters. Although I am not licensed to practice law in Georgia and can only act in my capacity as your real estate agent, my legal experience affords a competitive edge in preparing the contract and negotiating its terms. Meeting urgent deadlines and last-minute demands, which are characteristic of the real estate industry, are my strengths. Plus, my past conflict resolution training is extremely helpful during contract negotiations and an asset for my clients who are dealing with the diverse personalities encountered throughout the home buying and selling process.
I am dedicated and passionate about representing my real estate clients. These qualities are grounded in trust, which is a hallmark of my relationship with my clients. Whether as the seller's agent or the buyer's agent, I advocate for my clients' interests.
Creative and Stylish
I have natural sense of creativity and style as it relates to home décor and staging, which prompted me to own a home décor business during my children's school-age years. I encourage a clean and uncluttered look along with a neutral palette. Furthermore, I use what my clients have, sparing the need to purchase more furniture. This helps sellers list their homes at the best possible price and also helps prospective buyers envision the home as their own. For instance, when representing a buyer, I encourage them to see the "bones" of a prospective home. My creativity is further expressed in marketing - I think outside the box when selling and when closing the deal for the buyer.
I understand that clients prefer different means of communication: phone, text, e-mail or in person. Whatever your preference, I'll communicate throughout the selling and buying process to keep you informed. I have sold, bought, leased, managed, built and renovated my own homes and investment properties, and with experience on both sides of a real estate transaction several times, I understand the emotions associated with selling and buying a home, which is often one's largest asset. Because of its importance, communication is key.
I believe that marketing and staging techniques are key elements when selling a home for the highest possible price. As part of the Sotheby's International Realty® brand, my client's homes are presented and marketed with excellent standards using real estate-focused and global publications and social media exposure, as well as print marketing, such as compelling brochures, to the overall marketing of your home.
Having lived in the metro Atlanta area for more than a decade, I've acquired the necessary skills to garner extensive research and utilize my vast network of Sotheby's International Realty® agents, professional contacts, clients and friends to help my clients find their dream home. Most importantly, I really listen to my clients.
On A Personal Note
I love being a real estate agent, and I enjoy living in Roswell, Georgia, with my two teenage children and my dog, Nashville. Aside from helping clients, I can be found cheering on my daughter in volleyball and my son in basketball. I love visiting Chicago, where I was born and raised, and Houston and Nashville, both cities where I once lived. I enjoy reading, walking, decorating, the beach and quality time with friends and family!
I am a member of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association, North Point Community Church, the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and the Notre Dame Club of Atlanta.