Getting To Know Jeff Meister

Please tell us a little bit about your family.

I am married to my beautiful wife Emiline and our 4 children, Abby(25), Alex(21), Oakley(7) and Oliver(4) plus our dog Maddie(12 in dog years).

What do you love most about the real estate industry?

The obvious answer is helping other people achieve their goals in real estate, but the other part is that I love how it’s never the same, from transactions to markets. Always keeps moving and challenges me to stay laser focused.

What inspired you or led you to become a licensed real estate agent?

Honestly, I wanted a better life for myself and my family. I knew I had the work ethic and the drive to be successful, so I put my head down and just got busy.

What inspired you or led you to join our C Dan Joyner Family?

Pattie Lou Cothran was a family friend and I called her and asked her if she liked being at CDJ. She called Teresa Cox and Teresa reached out to me for an interview. The time that she spent discussing my next steps and the sense of her wanting me to be a part of this firm had me sold.

What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?

Strip Club 104, Sushi Asa & Giovanni’s

How long have you lived or worked in the upstate of South Carolina?

I’ve lived in Greenville since 1971, when my parents transferred down from New York with GE Gas Turbines.

What is the neatest event you have been to here in the upstate?

Artisphere-RIP Brian Olsen-He always stole the show with his hand paintings to music.

Give me three attributes that best describe YOU?

Loyal, Driven & Generous

What is your favorite movie of all time?

The Italian Job

Do you have any advice that you consistently give to your clients?

“Be vigilant in your pursuit, but always gracious in your victory or defeat”.

What is something that you dream of doing one day?

I would love to travel through Europe for a year and also work in the mission fields.

What would you consider to be your specialty?

Personally, I like making people laugh. There’s no better ice breaker. Professionally, I would say it’s my drive. I never quit on a deal. I just keep working until I find a way to get it figured out.

What is one thing about the Upstate that you believe sets it apart over everywhere else?

It’s hard to pick one, so I will say two. 1. Location is fabulous with all four seasons, close proximity to the mountains, beaches and major cities like Atlanta & Charlotte. 2. The People that live here are the best. Friendly, helpful and tolerant of diversity. Greenvillians appreciate its history, the arts and all the entertaining venues throughout the year. They are hard working, God Fearing and ready to take on the challenges of a growing population and the cities future. Yeah that Greenville!

Outside of a personal family member, is there anyone that you look up to more than anyone else and is considered by you to be an inspiration?

Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior

Where would you like to be in your life in the next ten years?

I’d like to still be in my office, but now that the company has moved, it might be awkward to still be sitting in the office on Pleasantburg Drive 10 years later! Lol
All kidding aside, I hope I am still chugging along selling real estate and continuing to help others, while mixing in some time for travel.

What is one thing that most people do not know about you?

I love Reggae music.

Are there any places that you have visited that you would recommend for others to visit and enjoy?

Negril, Jamaica; St. Lucia, West Indies; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Nassau, Bahamas; Rosemary Beach, FL; Carmel, CA; Estes Park, CO

If you could be famous would you be an actor, a musician, a politician, a sports star or anything else you would wish to be?

A New York Yankee Baseball Player

What is your favorite time of the year?

Closing Days!! Just kidding…Summer

What do you wish for your clients every time you begin to work with them?

I wish for my clients to enjoy the process and know that I’ll be there for them from beginning to end….and after!

How do you work on being better everyday (Personal and business)?

I like to start my day by praying. I also make my bed everyday. It gets me in the right mindset of accomplishing a goal at the beginning of each day and finally, I try to help others. I feel it’s important to give back to my family, colleagues & community.

Name one thing that sets you apart from other agents in the Upstate.

I’m gonna out work you!!

What is your favorite social media platform?

I hate them all, but if I have to choose one, I’d say Facebook.

Finally, what makes a home a home to you?

A HOUSE is what we help our clients buy and sell. A HOME is a place that when you come back to visit your client, you get to visualize a new paint color or carpet installed, smell the fragrant scent of lemons, candles or fresh baked cookies and feel the warm transition that it has become a home to your client. A place where your clients are proud to show it off to you and all the work that they’ve done so far. That’s when you know it’s a HOME and a job well done!

Jeff Meister is an agent at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C Dan Joyner, REALTORS® Midtown Office.

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