ATL Developments with Geoff Smith: Mitchell Palm, Smart Real Estate Data, Tom Curtin & Joanne Curtin, Curtin Real Estate Team
Tom and Joanne Curtin founded the Curtin Real Estate Team twenty years ago and have excelled in the local real estate market both professionally and as community members. Also joining host Geoff Smith was Mitchell Palm, who discussed some of the recent market data and what those trends may indicate for future activity. Mitchell, Tom and Joanne, and Geoff reviewed what’s working in property sales and purchases, what’s ahead for 2022, and much more. ATL Developments with Geoff Smith is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Mitchell Palm, President of Business Development, Smart Real Estate Data
Since 1996, Smart Real Estate Data has been the premier source for residential real estate information in the Southeast, providing timely and accurate data to the nation’s top builders, developers, appraisers, suppliers, brokers, investors, and banking professionals. Smart Real Estate Data was the only company used for analysis to extend the 2010 housing stimulus in the US Senate at the request of Senator Johnny Isakson.
Since arriving at Smart Real Estate Data, Mitchell has run market due diligence and consulted on hundreds of residential real estate developments throughout the Southeast. He is the primary consultant and account representative for over 70 different real estate companies, including many Fortune 500 companies. His work has been featured on news publications and has been a regular guest on numerous radio shows.
Curtin Real Estate Team
Founded in 2001 by Joanne and Tom Curtin, The Curtin Team is a top-rank and award-winning real estate team headquartered in Roswell, GA.
Since its start, the Team has over $620 million in home sales volume and 1850 clients served.
In addition to attending training throughout the year, their team hosts educational workshops on a variety of topics from real estate investing, home trends, and teaching other Realtors best practices.
They truly operate as a Team at Curtin. Each of their Agents and staff members specializes in their core competencies, ensuring the process runs smoothly and clients receive the best service. Currently, the Curtin Team consists of 12 Team members, including a Home Transformation Manager, seasoned support staff, and a top-notch Team of agents.
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Tom Curtin, CEO, Curtin Real Estate Team
Tom is the CEO of the Curtin Real Estate Team. Tom began his real estate career in 2001, building the operations side of the Curtin Team with his wife Joanne.
He applies knowledge from previous marketing positions to the real estate business. Together they have built a successful Team of agents with over $500 million in sales and 1700 transactions and consistently ranked one of the top Teams. Tom also operates a Property Management Company, manages a real estate portfolio in North Atlanta and teaches others to create wealth through real estate. Tom is passionate about investing and helping others realize financial freedom. Tom and Joanne helped launch the Keller Williams Realty Roswell Market Center which is one of the top offices in the Southeast Region. Prior to real estate, Tom managed corporate marketing and sales for DirecTV. Because of their mutual ambition, Joanne and Tom work together in building their business and family life. They strongly believe in work-life integration and coach others to do the same. Tom has a business degree from the prestigious Honors Program at the University of Georgia and is a Roswell High Scholl alum. When not at the office, you can find Tom hiking, watching his son play soccer, or traveling.
Joanne Curtin, Co-Founder, Curtin Real Estate Team
Joanne started her career as an Elementary school teacher. Early into her teaching career, Joanne became curious about investing and building wealth. After reading the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, she made the bold decision to leave her teaching post and move into the real estate business. Soon after, she joined Keller Williams with agents thinking big about their careers.
The Curtin Team began with Joanne selling houses in North Atlanta in 2001 and with husband Tom, they grew it into a team. From it’s start, the Team has over $500 million in home sales volume and 1700 clients served. Growing a real estate team grew into launching a brokerage office. Joanne and Tom earned the opportunity to co-own the Keller Williams Realty Consultants Roswell Market Center after just one year with the company. That eventually grew into a mega agent team office location in the heart of their local town.
In 2018, Joanne co-founded Curtin Team Cares, a non-profit organization, as a way to assist the community in times of need. This passion for helping her local neighborhoods drives the mission to provide local support when it’s needed most and give back to her community.
Joanne is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Master’s in Education. She continues her teaching in the real estate community. Originally from Dalton, Georgia Joanne resides with Tom, their two beautiful children, and dogs Fluff and Charlie in Milton.
Geoff Smith, Host of ATL Developments with Geoff Smith
ATL Developments with Geoff Smith covers all things economic development in the Atlanta Metro area. From everything inside the Beltline to Avalon and beyond, Geoff Smith interviews the movers and shakers making the ATL one of the best places to live, work and play. An archive of past episodes can be found here.
Geoff Smith is a mortgage banker with Assurance Financial working with Real Estate agents and homebuyers to help them get happily to their closing table. Geoff is an authority on the latest economic development trends shaping the Atlanta Metro area. His interviews reveal an inside perspective at how things get done in the ATL.
Geoff is an active member of his community serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, as well as holding the position of chairman for the Chamber’s Education Committee. He is also Secretary of the Roswell Youth Baseball Association and coaches his sons in football, baseball and basketball. Geoff enjoys golf, camping and traveling with his wife and two sons. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.