Pat Soltys - Associate Broker, Team Lead
I am the principal of the Smoke Rise Agents team. The team approach is very important to me as I believe that it is the best way to provide the highest level of service to our buyers and sellers.
My first license was in 1977. I was very naïve but full of determination, energy and a willingness to learn. Constant learning and growth have been pillars of my career. Today, I hold a Georgia Broker’s license and am an Associate Broker with PalmerHouse Properties. I have been recognized as the #1 Top Producer in the Dekalb Association of Realtors with the most listings and sales units, a life member with multiple years in the top ten.
As the Smoke Rise Agents Team is team lead and the lead agent for listings, my role includes marketing initiatives, tools and systems for the team, working with our agents on challenges and opportunities as well as making sure that we have the support resources in place to maximize efficiency and customer experience.
The skills acquired in business, technology and real estate have created an unusual career path including consulting with clients including major real estate franchisors, Fortune 500 companies, Public Sector and many other companies. I am known for being atuned to best practices and problem resolution.
In 2012, a friend and I were playing golf and discussions began regarding real estate. Shortly after, Smoke Rise Agents Team was born. My consulting practice is now limited to my real estate practice my team and clients.
• Staff writer, social media lead and web creator as well as advertiser in The Smoke Signal. Smoke Rise Community Association member & member of Smoke Rise Country Club. Tucker Business Association Member & GFWC Stone Mountain Woman’s Club Member. Elected to and served in public office as an officer on the School Board in Coventry CT and negotiator for the school board. Served on International, National, State, local industry & business committees as well as task forces including economic development projects. Currently serving on Tucker City Council representing District One.
• Past Director, DeKalb Association of Realtors® and Georgia Association of Realtors®. Served on the boards of Smoke Rise Country Club, Spencers Mountain Homeowners Association, and CASA. Past Member and contributor to the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA) and The Georgia Real Estate Educators Association (GREEA).
• Winner of numerous industry and business awards including the Pinnacle Award for each year in Atlanta area real estate practice.
• A resident of Smoke Rise, my hobbies include cooking, entertaining, reading, writing, golf and gardening. My husband Mark and I have raised six kids – two of our own and four from challenged families - all grown and now successful on their own.