Life is sweet in Central Georgia! And no one knows that better than Jillinda Falen, owner of Sweet Southern Home LLC in Ft. Valley.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, the Air Force brough Jillinda and her family to Central Georgia in 1998.
A Realtor with Landmark Realty, Jillinda opened her estate liquidation business several years ago. She also writes the antiques and collectibles column for the Houston Home Journal.
Keep reading to learn more about Jillinda, her business, and why she loves doing business in Central Georgia!
About Jillinda Falen & Sweet Southern Home
Persons Banking Company (PBC):
“Can you tell us a little about yourself and your business?”
Jillinda Falen (JF)
“Hello! My name is Jillinda Falen and I have been a Realtor with Landmark Realty for 15 years and the owner of Sweet Southern Home LLC Estate Liquidation for several years.
“How and why did you start Southern Home LLC?”
“I was an antiques dealer for years and owned a shop called Carrie Lynn’s Antiques with a friend who introduced me to the Bank of Perry, now Person’s Bank.
After going through a divorce in 2005, I decided to change gears and get my real estate license, which was always a dream/goal after being a military wife for twenty years.
There was a huge demand for me to keep doing estate sales by former customers of the antique shop, so I started Sweet Southern Home.
Not only do I get to be a real estate matchmaker helping buyers and sellers find their dream home, but also help those going through life transitions such as divorce, downsizing, or helping families with a loved one that must go to assisted living or sadly passes away.
I can be a turnkey help with liquidating ALL the assets of not only real estate property but also personal property. It’s kind of a ministry for me.”
On Doing Business in Fort Valley
“What do you enjoy most about owning your business?”
“Meeting and making lifetime friends. Customers become friends and I can help by making big life changes a little less stressful for folks.”
“What do you enjoy most about owning a business in Fort Valley?”
“The network of other business people that can mentor each other and making new friends and associates.
I enjoy providing a valuable service for all of Middle Georgia.”
Sweet Southern Home LLC and Persons Banking Company
“How has Persons Banking Company made doing business easier?”
“The friendly staff is always there to help with all facets of owning a small business from making transactions fast and easy, providing great loan services, and keeping up with digital banking trends and services.”
“What advice would you give to a new small business owner?”
“Find like-minded business people who you can learn from and share with. Be sure to check out your local chamber of commerce and small business development office.”
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