Here’s a question I was asked a couple of weeks ago:
Is your copywriting business so bad that you now have to sell real estate?
— Neighborhood Frenemy
I mean, I get it. I understand the confusion. I’ve been a freelance writer for a couple of decades, and real estate doesn’t seem to fit neatly into the industry I’m already known for. But actually, it all does make sense and go together. First, I’ve easily connected my professions by starting this site, HOUSE CAT REAL ESTATE – a blog about my personal and professional house hunting adventures that wraps my writing and real estate talents together. And in my first post I am going to publicly answer my frenemy’s question. Let’s take a look:
Q. Is your copywriting business so bad that you now have to sell real estate?
A. My copywriting business, which has been around for 18 years, is more than fine. Last month I delivered 5 video scripts to Johnson & Johnson, and I have ongoing work with AT&T and the American Cancer Society. But real estate is a continuous interest of mine that I haven’t fully explored. So here I am, introducing myself as a Georgia REALTOR® based out of Atlanta.
I bought my first property, a two-bedroom condo in the 30305 area of Buckhead, 18 years ago. (Yes, at the same time I started my copywriting business – when I go in, I go all in and I knew the more responsibility I took on, the more I would push myself toward success. It worked.)
Since then I’ve owned 6 properties (3 single family homes, 1 condo, 1 residential loft, 1 mixed use loft). At two points in my life I owned 3 properties at the same time, although right now I only have 2. I stay in a live/work loft located in a renovated factory in Old Fourth Ward, and I lease out a LEED-certified loft I own in Grant Park.
I’m truly fascinated by the tangible and intangible aspects of real estate, everything from architecture styles to population migration. In particular I love niche properties with live/work zoning, unexpected locations, or unique features. So if you already know me from my copywriting business or other endeavors (did someone say sock puppet film noir or the Feline Film Fest?), let me now say hello as Lynn Lamousin, licensed Georgia REALTOR®.
I may be newly “official” but I have almost two decades of property ownership, contract, and landlord experience. So let’s talk about your dream home. Or dream office. Or dream second home. I have those dreams too and I’ve owned all kinds of properties – I’d love to share my experience with you.