I got the opportunity to sit down with realtor Sam Bayne of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty to discuss what makes him and Atlanta tick. As leader of the #4 team for sales volume in Atlanta, $1 billion in sales since 2001, and 20 years of experience, Bayne has made it to the top and now he has a game plan to continue to stay there. “It has been such a privilege to work with the many residents of Atlanta who have turned from clients into lifelong friends. Trust with your realtor is key to a successful selling or buying experience.” It is through his trustworthy, honest client/ realtor relationship that he curates an experience for the homebuyer to look back on fondly, while keeping a forward-thinking mindset and professionalism unparalleled in the industry. While his business persona is stellar, not a lot of people know the man behind the name. Sam Bayne hails from Far Hills, New Jersey, attended Deerfield Academy and later Skidmore College. After college he took off to Wall Street for 3 years, then left to foster his passion for sports. After stints with International Management Group in the tennis division, The Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, he and his wife Katie and their two children fostered a life in Atlanta. “I always had a passion for success, in my business, in my relationships and in people I invest my time in, it must be my competitive sports background.” When asked what his favorite title is, Bayne responds, “First and foremost, my favorite title is husband and father. Katie, my wife, is a fabulous business woman with 30 plus years under her belt at The Coca-Cola Company and now has her own consulting firm which she founded after she retired.” Bayne continues, “And my sons, they are both amazing lacrosse players. I am the dad at every game with the huge camera lens running around the sidelines. Sports photography and golf are too big passions of mine.” Bayne continues to discuss The Bayne Group’s impressive year in 2021 with over $43 million in pending + closed volume sold.
This Buckhead mansion, located close to Tyler Perry’s old estate, is Sam Bayne’s most expensive sale to date, selling in 2017 for $9,500,000. The 5 bed, 7 full bath, 4 half bath 17thcentury French Provencalstyle home was designed by local architect William B. Litchfield and sits on an approximately 4.2 acre lot. The romantic stone exterior is beautifully symmetrical and surrounded by lush greenery and mature trees, while the inside features soaring ceilings, intricate woodwork and spacious rooms. The design accents are sophisticated with rustic undertones, that include natural ceiling beams and herringbone pattern antique hardwoods throughout. The home’s amenities include guest suites, a home movie theater, billiards room, fitness center, large pool and pool house, and a well-manicured green space. 2000 Garraux Road, sambayne.atlantafinehomes.com, @sambayne1