Dorsey Alston welcomed more than 20 agents over the last year.

They include industry veterans and agents just starting out, business owners, technology executives, marketing gurus and teachers.

We are thrilled they choose to join our family.

In order to get to know them, we asked them a few questions, like their favorite room in their homes, their favorite places eat and their favorite quotes.

Here is a little about them along with their answers.

Merritt Milam brings a unique perspective to the Dorsey family, having worked in many facets of the real estate industry since launching his career in 2015.

What drew you to residential real estate? 

“I love that residential real estate is both about analytics as well as emotion. When a client is looking for a home, they are both trusting me to help with one of the biggest financial decisions they will make as well as letting me in on finding what will house the most important things: friends, family and their everyday lives.”

CeCe Coleman has called Atlanta home since 1994 and has spent most of that time as an active resident of Chastain Park.  She has also lived in Sandy Springs, Buckhead and Virginia Highland.

What is your favorite space in your home? 

It sounds cliche, but the kitchen is my favorite place because it’s where everyone seems to congregate. With three busy teenagers, there is always someone prepping a snack or extra meal and it’s a great time to catch up with them.

 

Kohler Sartain is an Atlanta native with an extensive knowledge of the city and the local real estate market.

 Do you have a favorite quote? 

 

“My favorite quote is actually from a letter that my grandmother wrote to us. We found it after she passed away, and it perfectly captures who she was and what I strive for in life.

“I wish for each of you a good life — a sense of humor, a deep appreciation for the simple things of life, an innate honesty, a generous spirit, a humility with dignity, many good and true friends, and the ability to discern and choose that which is important in life and that which is superfluous.”

 

Prior to real estate, Katie Rockwell pursued a career in marketing, where she worked in Atlanta and New York City at corporate offices for hospitality giants Marriott, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Starwood.

Where is your favorite place to eat in Atlanta? 

“I cant pick just one! I could write an entire blog post about food in Atlanta but here are some of my favorites:

Mexican: Agavero West Midtown and Superica
Thai: Little Bangkok and Nan
Italian: Storico Fresco and Forza Storico
Spanish Tapas: Iberian Pig
Sushi: Fudo
Date Night: Blue Ridge Grill and Bones”

Brenda Brown started out in commercial real estate and in 2009 made the shift to residential real estate after spending several years at home with her children, which she considers the most important segment of her career.

What is your favorite space in your home? 

My screened-in porch!  Its peaceful and very inviting. Lots of great conversations have happened on that porch!

Olivia Sekerak is an extremely organized, detail oriented person. She has a process of steps that she goes through when her clients are in the beginning stages of buying/selling and then another project managementprocess after they go under contract.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

“Ive grown up going to the beach in coastal Georgia — its probably my favorite getaway still to this day! Whenever my husband and I get a chance, we love to drive down there for a long weekend and enjoy the beaches. In the winter, our favorite go-to location is Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, N.C. Its a short drive from Atlanta to this cozy and historic hotel — plus it has great food!”

Caroline Lindsay is a Georgia native, born and raised in Roswell, and is a University of Georgia graduate, having obtained a BA in Journalism from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

 

What drew you to residential real estate?

“I try to shy away from too much TV, but when I do watch, you can usually find me watching HGTV or some sort of real estate-related reality show. Between my admiration of real estate, love of meeting new people and competitive drive, it is the perfect fit.”

 

Dorsey Alston AgentsAllison Wood  has always loved the home buying process. From realizing what individuals are looking for in a new home, to searching for the perfect spot and then going through the contract and closing process, she finds it all incredibly fascinating and exciting.

What would you say is your strength?

“I love meeting new people, making connections and figuring out what they are looking for to start their next chapter in life and then trying to make that dream a reality. My hope is that I can provide my buyers and sellers with a stress free and even fun attitude to what can be a stressful life decision.”

Since 2009, Stacy Davis  has been helping buyers and sellers from all walks of life, from first-time homebuyers to empty-nesters looking to right-size” or  investors looking to make a move in Atlantas vibrant real estate market.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of helping clients find their dream house?

“Without a doubt, my two favorite things are traveling and listening to live music! I couldnt imagine a world without either of those two things! I always try to keep a calendar full of concerts, festivals and getaways!”

As a seasoned business owner, Chris Torres has been a part of Atlantas creative community for 15-plus years. His ability to see the details that make a property stand out, and understanding the needs of his clients help him determine the best way to market and care for his clients.

What is your focus in terms of residential real estate?

“I love the northwest side of Atlanta heading toward Midtown. There is rich history in the train lines near these areas that caused the development of the homes for those working or providing work in the city. I have experience with new construction and families growing into their next home.”

 

Hannah Skinners career began in 2004 and it quickly became clear that the real estate industry was a perfect fit. She brings to the table an economics degree from University of Georgia and a background in interior design & home renovations.

What is your favorite space in your home? 

“Our front porch. We sit there a lot and get to talk to all of our neighbors as they walk by. I just love it.”

Audrey Stone lives in Buckhead, which happens to be her focus from a neighborhood perspective. Her customers receive consistent, unique and effective marketing — “100% guaranteed.”

Where is your favorite place to eat?

“La Grotta is high quality Italian food, low fuss environment and in the neighborhood!”

 

Cindy Stroman knows how essential it is for a Realtor to be a local expert — from pools, roofs, windows, additions and remodels, shes done it all to her own homes and knows the best professionals in the area to get the job done right.

What drew you to real estate?

“I was in my 25th year of my career in education (from high school Spanish teacher, to guidance counselor, to school administrator) and I decided to retire early. My sister, Barbara Reichick was always encouraging me to help her in real estate. Once I retired, I did just that, I first started doing what I loved so much….helping her stage & decorate homes in preparation of listing, I also helped her organize her caravans, and open houses. In the throes of COVID, I decided it was time to get my license!”

Born and raised in Atlanta, Mallory Fowler knows the history behind the neighborhoods and basically all the houses on each street. She attended The Westminster Schools for all thirteen years and grew up in Buckhead. She has seen Atlanta grow and seen the changes made in each of the neighborhoods throughout metro Atlanta.

What would you say is your strength?

“I am addicted to making people happy and take pleasure in going above and beyond for my buyers and sellers!”

An Atlanta native, Katie Newton attended The Lovett School, where her two daughters currently attend.  After college and studying at Sotheby’s in London, she returned to Atlanta and worked in the family business, Dearing Antiques for over a decade.

 

Margaux Espy is an Atlanta native who grew up in the Mount Paran neighborhood attending Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Public Relations, Margaux worked in fundraising and event planning for several political campaigns and non-profit organizations.

Where is your favorite place to eat in Atlanta? 

My favorite place to eat in Atlanta is El Azteca in Buckhead. I love the casual atmosphere, the friendly staff who know your name, the front and back patios to enjoy the spring and fall weather, always running into friends and neighbors there….and of course, their tasty margaritas!

Robert Lacey is an Atlanta native and spent most of his career in and around the technology and telecommunications industry in operations, sales, and sales management capacities. Roberts focus has been centered around sales and marketing.

 

A native of Atlanta, Georgia Vance attended Northside High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia. She returned after college to Atlanta and worked in hospitality for the Ritz Carlton Atlanta and went on to start her own interior design business.

 

Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Brodie Kight moved to Atlanta in 1994, shortly after graduating from the University of Richmond.  She fell in love with both the beauty and rich diversity of the various communities that make Atlanta the special place it is.

We are so excited to have each of these agents as part of the Dorsey Alston Family! Click here to learn more about our agents.



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