The Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council congratulates Kristy Corrigan with About Sales, Inc. for winning a Gold OBIE for Rookie Salesperson of the Year.

Kristy Corrigan’s contribution to About Sales, Inc. is the direct result hard work, a solid focus on sales goals and a strong work ethic. She sold 15 homes over the past year for an impressive first year sales volume of $2,971,100.00. Corrigan represented six different Atlanta new home communities including The Reserve, The Reserve at Timberland, Paces Farm, Seven Hills, Springfield and Stonewood Creek. Eight of the homes were sold in Paces Farm where her sales volume was $1,169,700.00.

The ability to focus on the buyer’s needs and wants made a huge difference in her ability to close the sale. With product ranging from bank-owned, to builder resets and even new builders building in old communities, Corrigan was able to focus on simply what the buyer wanted.

Corrigan attributes her first year success to her passion, dedication and determination, as well as a tremendous about of support from her family, fellow agents and her broker, Shirley Gary. She also had the benefit of a builder educating her on the construction side of new home sales. Dale Bercher of Bercher Homes really went the extra mile to show her what goes into a house from the foundation up.
A member of the Greater Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council and the Cobb Board of Realtors®, Corrigan says that sales and marketing training has helped her to stay positive and sell in a down market.

Although new to the business, she has been around it her entire life. Both her mother and her uncle are in the business. Mom has encouraged her for years to join her on the sales and marketing side of the business. And, her uncle is in management, land and construction, so you could say it is in her blood.

After completing a four year degree in communications with a minor in marketing, Corrigan found that jobs were few and far between in her chosen career, especially ones with flexibility. Going to real estate school trained her for a specific career in real estate expanding on what she learned in college about marketing and helping her to find a career choice that that she is truly passionate about.

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s OBIE Awards celebrates its 31th anniversary in 2011. The awards began in 1980 and have grown throughout the years to now feature more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories. The OBIE Awards, named after the obelisk shape of the actual award given, are the premier awards in of Atlanta’s residential building industry. To see more OBIE award winners, visit

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