I am Ian Oliver; it's a pleasure!
I was born in Manchester, England, and grew up in a seaside town in North Wales. My competitive nature was fostered early as a successful cross country and track and field athlete. After running nationally for Wales, I was recruited to America on a track and field scholarship. That journey began in 1995 and culminated in my graduation from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. I moved to America alone with just a suitcase, but my American journey certainly didn't end in Texas.
Upon graduation, I opted not to return to the United Kingdom, and my relocation to Atlanta landed me with PROMOVE - The Apartment Source. I have been a leader in the consumer housing and placement industry for 17 years. I performed as the senior manager and online sales director at PROMOVE in Atlanta, the Southeast's largest retail and online service. I have dedicated myself to creating the best-in-class customer experiences; in doing so, we've placed over 100,000 renters into homes across Metro Atlanta. Innovating, guiding and advising at scale was the platform to my success. The transition from multi-family rental housing to selling real estate was a perfect one for me.
I currently reside in the Upper Westside neighborhood of Atlanta with my wife, Darah, and my son, Arthur. My passion for Atlanta is deep, and I cherish the lifestyle opportunities Atlanta affords me. This includes plenty of visits to all the best restaurants I can find and the best hotels for mini-staycations! We love the art scene in general, especially the local theaters; you can't beat a great meal and a night at the Fox Theatre! While I work wherever I go, domestic and international travel is an important part of my life. I crave it!
What can you expect from me?
My knowledge of Atlanta is vast; immersing myself in the lifestyle and culture of the city is not only my job, but it's what I love to do. Smart counsel on market conditions, value and trends is an essential part of my service offering: including effective negotiation strategies - you'll definitely appreciate that part! Marrying people and housing is my passion. Buying and selling is my business. This process can be emotional and sometimes intimidating, especially to a first-time homebuyer. My customer's needs mean everything to me. I listen carefully and will guide you sincerely. I always make myself available. I have a reputation for remarkable response rates.
I work relentlessly, I listen and I have your back. Join me; I am ready to help. We will have many laughs along the way!