Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Samantha Merritt | 38

Current hometown: Bushnell.

Occupation: Realtor, Connie Mahan Real Estate Group.

My first job: I worked as a waitress at the old Shoney’s in Wildwood when I was 16.

Greatest career accomplishment: I was so proud to be named a multimillion-dollar producer in my first year of real estate.

Business philosophy: Treat every client like family. Don’t make excuses, make it happen. Think big, start small. Leader I admire: Nikki Haley.

Away from the job, I enjoy: I have two beautiful kids and a big Southern family that I host gatherings for as often as possible.

Hidden talent: I have a knack for refinishing furniture.

Pet peeve: One thing that truly gets under my skin is poor manners.