Anna K Intown Inc. Hires New Executive Assistant


New Member Expected to Push Team to Next Level

ATLANTA — The Anna K Intown Inc. Real Estate Team and Keller Williams Intown Realty welcomes the newest team member, Rachel Shirey, to the family as their Executive Assistant.

Shirey joins CEO, Realtor and Listing Expert Anna Kilinski, Listing and Client Care Manager Jeff Burch, Buyers Specialist Brian Olivard and Buyers Specialist Charlotte Bair to round out their top-performing team and help push initiatives forward in 2015.

“As our Executive Assistant, Rachel is solely responsible for creating the highest level of efficiency possible for the team such that our agents and other team members can focus on their area of specialization,” Kilinski said.

“Rachel will be managing the entire office, not only from a systems and organizational standpoint, but also ensuring that our team goals, daily wins and milestones are accurately monitored and accounted for to ensure the team’s accountability and overall success. I’d say this is one of the most important roles on the team, and she is deserving.”

Shirey graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Journalism in 2011 with a focus on Psychology and English. She worked with Southern Community Newspapers Inc. and their satellite newspaper, The Henry Herald, through 2014 as the Government Reporter and Advertising Executive.

She investigated city and county documents for financial holes and discrepancies to maintain the honesty and organization of the area’s elected officials. Shirey made it her mission to intricately monitor the county’s business on behalf of the people.

Shirey now brings this skill set to the Anna K Intown team allowing them to proactively serve their clients with the highest level of service possible. Her main goal is to ensure the team becomes the go-to real estate team in the local in-town Atlanta neighborhoods and help maintain the team’s level of excellence.

“The moment I met Rachel, I knew she was talent,” Kilinski said. “In our business, we describe talent as someone who doesn’t operate at a level of complacency, someone who is willing to push for more and is learning based.  During Rachel’s time as a journalist, she took proactive measures and initiative to move important projects forward with the guidance of superiors while also taking ownership to see the project through. This is important in our office and our business culture. At Anna K Intown, we come up with great ideas daily and we knew that Rachel was the right fit to help keep us focused on our big goals and not get sidetracked with the daily whirlwind chasing smaller goals that may hinder our desired results.”

Anna K Intown’s team works together to assist clients over a lifetime in building wealth through real estate. We expect talent and results from our associates while empowering them for growth and self-development to have a life worth living and a career worth having.

The Anna K Intown team was named a top five Keller Williams Southeast Luxury Agent in 2013, the No. 1 small team in the Keller Williams Southeast Region in 2012, the top 1 percent of Keller Williams International Producers from 2010 through 2014, has sold more than $150 million in residential sales and has been awarded the Keller Williams prestigious award of “Millionaire Real Estate Agent” in both 2013 and 2014, considered a rare accomplishment in the industry.

“I am beyond excited to join a team that values hard work and the importance of customer service and likes to have fun along the way,” Shirey said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better fit. I didn’t just take a job with the Anna K Intown team; I joined a family and am exposed to a new way of life. I am looking forward to all the opportunities, both professionally and personally, this career will offer. ”

For real estate questions or career opportunities in real estate, please contact:

Anna Kilinski, CEO,
Anna K Intown Inc. with Keller Williams Intown


Atlanta Agent Magazine Interviews Anna Kilinski: Listing Specialist & CEO Anna K Intown Real Estate Team

Anna Kilinski, Anna K IntownAgent Snapshot: Anna Kilinski, Listing Specialist/CEO, Anna K Intown

What was your first job in the realty industry?This question brings me back :). I started as a project manager for a small local builder in Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown. I learned about construction, and how homes were built. I started selling them to buyers at the same time all of my peers were wanting to buy their first home, so I jumped on the customer service wagon for in-town Atlanta real estate! I was thrilled to be their agent.

Where did you grow up? I’m originally from New Orleans, which means I have a deep love for historic architecture and well-built homes.

Growing up, what did you want to be? I actually swore I would never get into real estate (as it was the family business) as a kid, but sure enough, turns out I really enjoy it! I think I wanted to be a psychiatrist, so I may not be that far off, as real estate industry can be quite emotional for many of our clients; so, I enjoy helping them through the ebbs and flow.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Run, hike and sip wine! Or, I work a little more, as when I get stuff off of my plate, I feel more relaxed.

What do you love most about the industry? How incredibly dynamic the professionals are and how no day is ever the same. It keeps me on my toes and I love it. I also love the sense of satisfaction that comes with helping my clients problem solve.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Our unique value proposition is our level of customer service, and netting more money in less time than the typical agent. We are buyer and listing specialists, so we are not wearing a million hats all at once; it allows us to serve our clients more appropriately.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Turning away opportunity. There are some buyers and sellers who have expectations we cannot meet (for instance, wanting to price the house too high, or not willing to do what it takes to achieve desirable results, or a buyer who wants a deal that doesn’t exist), and we make the decision to not work with them, as it pains me to set them set up for failure when I could have helped them succeed.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I started a neighborhood running club in Candler Park and Lake Claire. It is awesome, because I get do to what I love and meet new neighbors in an area I specialize in.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? I think growing my business such that I have created opportunities for other people on my team to have a life they deserve and one that is worth living. This is truly rewarding.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? I’m sort of a business book nerd, and am just finishing “The 4 Disciplines of Execution.” This couldn’t be more powerful with where our business is today, as we have great ideas that we fail to execute by lack of planning or getting caught in the whirlwind, and this book will help you identify and implement your “wildly important goals.”

What is your favorite restaurant? Rathbun’s Steak. Hands down.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Atlanta? The Ponce: Built in 1914, it’s one of the most beautiful buildings with its original terra cotta. I also got engaged on top of this building, as my husband knew the love I have for it.

What kind of car do you drive? A Lexus SUV.

Smartphone or paper? Both.

What is your favorite city after Atlanta? New Orleans (but I have to say it may be a tie).

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Start with the end in mind. You are running a business.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Dropbox/Evernote.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Anything Atlanta development related.

-To hire Anna K as your listing agent & specialist find her at  Want to buy a property or two in-town Atlanta?  She can help too – Candler Park, Lake Claire, Inman Park, Virginia Highlands, Poncey Highlands, Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, Grant Park, Morningside, Ansley Park, Lenox Park, Druid Hills & Decatur are their sweet spots!