30 Under 30 Honorees of 2007

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Lorieal Green
Associate broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Keller Williams Realty City Side,
3350 Atlanta Road SE
Smyrna, GA
United States
30080
US
Age: 
28
Individual volume: 
$9 million

With an MBA in marketing, Green was all set to conquer corporate America when love intervened. She moved to Atlanta to marry her college sweetheart but couldn’t find a job that clicked. Prompted by her father, a successful sales associate with Continental, REALTORS®, in Memphis, Tenn., Green found freedom through real estate. One year later, she was her company’s rookie of the year; two years after that, in 2006, she closed $9 million in sales.

Goal to be the boss: Her success as a salesperson hasn’t dissuaded Green from her eventual goal of owning a brokerage. “I want to keep it small, maybe 10 associates,” she says. “I also want “to continue to invest. I own four houses; it’s a fantastic way to build wealth.”

Fairness for foreclosures: Although she’s carved out a place in Georgia’s burgeoning foreclosure market, getting 66 percent of her business from helping investors purchase preforeclosures and bank-owned properties, she says, “I don’t want to be perceived as someone who’s just trying to make the sale. My motto is ‘Do Unto Them as They Would Have You Do Unto Them.’”