In Good Company: Mindy Farris
Mindy is an exclusive listing agent on our Marietta, Georgia team. She has been with Mark Spain Real Estate since 2016 and has closed 159 homes at $44 million in sales volume! Mindy is successful not only in selling homes, but also in persevering and giving it her all in order to provide her clients with an unparalleled experience. Read about Mindy’s client success here. We are excited to spotlight her as our July In Good Company member!
Tell us about you! Where were you born, what do you enjoy in your free time?
I was born in Charleston, SC and love to spend my free time there with my family and friends!
How long have you been involved in real estate and where?
I started my real estate journey with MSRE in 2016 in the only office we had at the time, Alpharetta! As we’ve grown, I am now in Marietta.
Why Mark Spain Real Estate?
Being from out of state, I didn’t have a network to leverage and help me get started in this business. After a lot of research I knew the competition was huge in the Atlanta metro area! When I started, I had a one year old, a three year old, a husband, a mortgage, etc, and I was working in healthcare. I was used to making a steady income and full benefits package for a long time.
Making a career change in my mid-thirties was a huge risk with so much on the line, so I was determined to work for a brokerage that would set me up for early success and ample growth opportunities. I actually stumbled upon MSRE when I heard Mark Spain speaking as a featured guest on a real estate podcast.When I found out he was local, I looked him up and set my mind to working here…luckily, they hired me and the rest is history.
What is your favorite part about the people you work with?
The continued support and diversity. We have a team of people from so many different places, communities, and backgrounds, and I love that! It offers new perspectives and challenges me to continue to grow as an agent and as a human! Human connection is the foundation of our business, and serving others through gratitude, understanding, and kindness is critical. Our team brings these values to the table daily! It’s so encouraging!
What have you learned the most from working at MSRE?
This one’s tough…there’s so much! I’ve learned a lot about real estate, business, sales, etc…sure, but I’ve really learned the most about goal setting. It’s definitely an art, and I get better at it every year. I had to really dial into who I am, what my core values are, and what I want. I’m always evolving, so some of my goals change each year, but that’s what makes it so fun! My goals and values are deeply personal and it drives me to persevere and to give my best. On those days when I don’t really feel like doing anything, I can always hear that inner voice reminding me what’s at stake if I don’t keep going. It’s a lesson I believe I’ll implement in all areas of my life forever!
What are your passions in life outside of work?
I absolutely love the performing arts (film, music, theater, dance, etc), my home town of Charleston, SC, reading, my family, and closest friends.
What is a hidden talent that you have?
I sing and act. I haven’t done it publicly for years, but I studied when I was young and I still sing constantly in the shower and in my car. HAHAHA!
Who inspires you in life?
My husband. He’s a fighter, a hero, and this perfect blend of professional bad-ass, father, marine, athlete. He’s never allowed circumstances to limit him and he’s faced some tough stuff! I think he’d rather die than be a victim of anything, honestly. Most importantly, he’s never given up on me and has never, ever not believed in me….even with some of my craziest ideas!
Tell me about the friendships you’ve made at MSRE.
About 10 months ago, I lost my baby daughter, Hope Everly. It was the most heartbreaking thing my family has experienced so far in life. The friends I have here at MSRE were the first to step up and step in to offer support, compassion, and help. The texts, flowers, gifts, phone calls, and visits really lifted me when I needed it. I will never forget it!
What are you looking forward to this year?
This year I am looking forward to a personal best in terms of families served and money earned! Trust me, I have a very detailed list of exactly what I want, when I want it to happen, and how I’m going to do it. So far, so good!
From the team.
“Mindy is incredibly self motivated, resilient, and always ready to share what she has learned through her career to help not only her clients, but countless agents across our organization! We are truly blessed to have such talent on our team!” , shared Michelle Steward, the Director of Sales of the Marietta, office.
“Mindy is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. Her clients love her! She is so knowledgeable and willing to share her knowledge with new agents. If I wasn’t an agent, I’d certainly call Mindy to sell my home!” – Marty McCravy, an exclusive listing agent with the Marietta office.
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