Member Monday: D.J. Farris


D.J. Farris



Pilkerton REALTORS®


Years in Real Estate 



Tell us about your REALTOR® journey. What led you to become a REALTOR®?

My mother suggested the idea in 2006 during my freshman year at Lipscomb University.#momknowsbest


What would you say is most rewarding about your real estate career?

I will call it "Strategic Flexibility" which translated means, "the opportunity to be generous towards others with the time, energy, money, God has given me." Another rewarding aspect of my career is seeing my previous experiences serve new clients in new ways meet their real estate goals.


Real estate is full of comical moments. Share your funniest story.

Singing with Dolly Parton in the elevator of a lake house. Every elevator needs elevator music says I!


Whether an agent is new or a veteran in the business, they can always gain wisdom from other agents. Share one of your most valuable lessons learned.

Focus on others more than yourself. The business will come and you'll have a lot more fun along the way. Don't get caught up in constantly comparing your business with that of other colleagues. Engage, share ideas and learn from each other, of course, but focus more on others (your family, friends, clients) than on wishing you were listing/selling what so-and-so is listing/selling.


Your clients often ask you for referrals, now it's your turn to share some favorites with your peers. What are three things you're loving right now (a book, podcast, TV show, restaurant, snack, it can be anything!)

Cork & Cow restaurant in Franklin, "First Things First" by Stephen Covey, "True Measure of a Man" by Richard Simmons III

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