BY Jennifer Bradley Franklin | May 23, 2019 | People
Travis Reed leads his eponymous team of agents at Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead, using his uncanny ability and deep knowledge of the city to match clients with their ideal home. Get a glimpse of a day in his very full—in every sense of the word—life.
Rise and Shine
Though Reed admits he’s “not much of a morning person,” sometimes he begins his days with Mars and Dysis (his beloved French briard dogs) on a 25-minute walk down the BeltLine to Parish for a coffee and flaky pain au chocolat.
Several times each week, Reed and his partner, Michael Kriethe, welcome yoga instructor Stephanie Johnson for private sessions in their Virginia-Highland home. With strength training added to the tailored sequences of hatha and vinyasa styles, “she can change your life,” Reed says.
While Reed maintains a home office for his three-person team, he often catches up with colleagues at the luxe Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead office. Those in-person meetings help him learn about off-the-market properties before they’re officially for sale.
Sealing the Deal
You might find the star agent at Le Bilboquet, a resto that gives clients a glimpse into Buckhead’s upscale style. If deals are being finalized, Reed favors Bone’s because “the clubby atmosphere makes it easy to talk,” he says.
Walnut tic-tac-toe set, price upon request, Tiffany & Co, Phipps Plaza, tiffany.com
Cause for Celebration
For housewarming and new baby gifts, treasures from Tiffany & Co. are perfect because “they’re beautifully packaged and heirloom quality,” he says. He also loves to send white orchids from Boxwoods and floral arrangements from James Hurley Designs.
Since Reed and his team are top Harry Norman producers, they typically take two or three listing appointments each week, as well as daily property showings, like this one at 4360 Garmon Road, offered for $2,895,000.
Though much of Reed’s wardrobe is sourced while he travels (“that’s really when I have time to shop and choose new items,” he says), he may swing by Tom Ford at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta or Neiman Marcus at Lenox Square for occasional supplements.
Raise a Glass
Though his day often ends long after a typical work day, occasionally, Reed can squeeze in a visit to AIX for a cocktail or a glass of French wine in the beautifully appointed bar.
If his daughter, Lilly, is picking the dinner spot, Pricci is a likely destination. “She loves the pasta there,” Reed says.
Photography Courtesy Of: travis reed photo by andrea fremiotti | dumbbell photo by pixhook/istockphoto.com | parish photo courtesy of parish | harry norman, realtors buckhead photo courtesy of travis reed & associates | le bilboquet photo by heidi geldhauser harris | aix photo by andrew thomas lee | tiffany & co. photo courtesy of tiffany & co. | home photo courtesy of travis reed & associates | tom ford photo courtesy of tom ford | pricci photo courtesy of buckhead life restaurant group