North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 616)
On this edition of North Fulton Business Radio, LeeAnn Maxwell, Founder, and Realtor at The Maxwell Adventure Team of Century 21 Connect Realty joined host John Ray to discuss how she got started in real estate, how and why she started Vixen Vodka, advice for those looking to sell their home, and much more.
In this business, it’s all about building relationships. That’s especially true with The Maxwell Adventure Team. Your local Real Estate Guides, LeeAnn & Phillip, provide the current and future residents of Georgia with up-to-date and accurate community information.
LeeAnn and Phillip Maxwell are ready to take you on your OWN real estate adventure. They’ve helped buyers and sellers from the mountains of Ellijay and Blue Ridge, Georgia to the sandy shores of St. Simons Island, Georgia. Specializing in residential properties in metro Atlanta, they bring a wealth of information about the local real estate market and are experts in negotiation on both the buying AND selling side.
LeeAnn has an extensive background in residential mortgage lending, which is always a tremendous help in navigating the tricky financial waters of each transaction. Both Phillip and LeeAnn have been recognized as Top 5% producers by the Atlanta Board of REALTORS as well as being named Centurion Top Producers within the Global Century 21 organization. They work with first-time homebuyers, veterans, investors, estate sales, those who are transferring into or out of the Atlanta area, and, of course, those who want/need to upsize or downsize. The Maxwell Adventure Team is ready to help you on your next adventure!
LeeAnn Maxwell spent over 28 years in the financial industry (moving from loan processor to loan officer to underwriting and ultimately managing a foreclosure department at a local law firm). She spent about as long in her first marriage.
Once both those chapters were over, LeeAnn realized a few things: first, she wanted more out of life; and second, she wanted to rediscover herself. She wanted to find the woman she used to be, and the one she always wished she had the courage to become.
It was 2009 NYE when she made two resolutions: one – to not ask why but to ask why not and two – to never turn down an invitation because you never know who you’re going to meet.
The first resolution brought her to start Vixen Vodka, as after a girls’ trip to St. Simons Island, Georgia, she and her girlfriend asked each other, “Why not start a vodka company?” And the second gave her the courage to meet Phillip, the man who would become her second husband and biggest fan.
LeeAnn became the CEO of Vixen Vodka, learning how to trademark, how to raise a million dollars, and how to navigate the tricky waters of the liquor industry along the way. While Vixen is still on the shelf, it is not paying the bills so she and Phillip formed The Maxwell Adventure Team and are the number one team for their Century 21 Office as well as consistently in the top 5% of the Atlanta Realtors Association.
She LOVES helping buyers and sellers on their next adventure and Vixen makes a great closing gift! Her social media for the brands blend seamlessly and have taken on a life of their own with her quest to find the craziest, creepiest houses or rooms, along with tips and tricks for decluttering, staging, and more! Be sure and follow her!
If you ask LeeAnn what the main message she wants people to take away from her story is, she’d tell you plainly – to embrace life, believe in yourself, and go for it (whatever your “it” is).
- Where did the idea for Vixen Vodka come from and how did you get started?
- Do you have a background in the liquor industry?
- Is Vixen Vodka still available at stores?
- Why did you get into real estate?
- How do you do both?
- What is your background in the real estate industry?
- How are you working to help others (besides serving them cocktails or helping them on their real estate adventure)?
- Talk about the book and coaching program.
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