Profile of Tammy Lankford, Putnam County, Georgia

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Author: Patricia Feager, 1/30/2018

 

Profile of Tammy Lankford, 

Tammy was born and raised in Putnam County which is one of counties that borders Lake Sinclair in Georgia. Parents should know that one day their children will grow up and leave them, but they never really leave a place they love. Part of what they learn, they take with them, and teach others new skills. Tammy learned to follow her parent’s example. She learned survival skills, such as, how to problem solve, discipline, patience, and self-respect. Tammy never settles for less. 

 

A long, long time ago, she decided it is important to know about relationships without depending on a man or somebody else to solve her problems. A weakling, she is not! Tammy knows how to manage money and consult with Buyers and Sellers about what they need to do to own property. At a very tender age, Tammy saved money and knew it was her responsibility to do things right the first time. For example, Tammy knows how to mend things, like fix a broken PVC pipe. Thanks to her father, she learned all about PVC, plumbing, and hanging sheet rock too! Actually, there’s not much this woman can’t do, thanks to her humble beginnings with mom and dad. Georgia Mama is a business woman who is highly productive at home and in business.

 

As a young woman Tammy made up her mind nobody was ever going to make her feel less than she really was or leave her feeling worthless, diminished, or hopeless. Tammy has a big strong heart and learned at a very early age, if you shouldn’t be in a relationship, you shouldn’t. The only one who will keep you low is you and Tammy doesn’t stoop low for no one. She runs the show. She’s the boss and a darn good one too. But she also has a generous heart. In addition to her daughter, she has two step sons and Tammy and her man Donald adopted five grandchildren between the ages of 1 through 8 (now 4 – 11) just because someone needed a babysitter! Oh, these children have a mom, and they have Georgia Mom, Tammy who never forgets their birthdays, and other milestones in their lives. Although she only started out babysitting for 3 hours, those 5 kids stole her heart. Tammy has a generous heart. She is very giving and forgiving. And she lives happy, satisfied with life and with the love of her life, Donald. Life is, “as God intended,” says Tammy. 

 

Part of what she learns becomes examples for others to follow who she meets along the way on her own life’s journey. Her daughter is a testament to how hard work, sacrifice, and determination makes you successful and stronger. It won’t be long before Tammy will be a grandmother and together, this family will continue to be the backbone of Putnam County in Georgia. Oh, sweet Georgia.

 

Family is very important. They kept her from leaving. She has a large close family in town. It is home, a great place for weekend fun and a lovely retirement community, close enough to be convenient to Atlanta; yet very much a rural setting with little traffic and lots of nature. Her career in Real Estate started in 1992. Two years later, her Broker was ready to quit and retire. He thought he’d leave the Brokerage to another man in the office. But Tammy had plans of her own. To show him she was the Boss, she bought the firm in ‘95 and became a broker in ‘97. She has been running it ever since. Yes! There are dreams and there are rules. Rule #1 – you don’t mess with Tammy!

 

Family keeps her grounded. She has built a strong business based on referrals. As a friendly rule she becomes friends with her clients and gets them into a circle of great folks to make them feel like a bigger part of the family and at home when they choose to move to Eatonton.

 

Tammy also has roots here on ActiveRain going back to 2008. She has seen a thing or two and many changes in the Rain. What kept the platform glued together in those early years was private conferences with people like Bill Spears, Debe Maxwell, CRS, Elizabeth Cooper Goldner (?), Danielle Sharp, Jason Couch, and about 15-20 more old faithfuls.... please forgive me if I didn't spell names right and left people out. These old faithfuls on AR are the heart and soul that kept this place smoking hot in the cold days of short sales, foreclosures, and chilly days of Rain. Here on AR lots of people talk tech talk - sure that's important, but it all goes back to the roots: RELATIONSHIPS and how you treat people, help others, share ideas, keep people pumped up, not deflated and down. We have all been down on our luck but when you have friends on AR they are your family. My take away from this amazing conversation with Tammy was, face your fears and keep marching forward. Don't let anyone put you down or make you feel like you can't conquer the moon.  The Spirit of AR is alive and well.

 

I hope you enjoyed my entry for Lynn B. Friedman January Challenge. When it comes to AR contests say "Yes! "I Do!" And remember, you may think you know someone because you read and write blog posts, but until you pick up the phone or meet them in person, you don't really, know their heart.  

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good evening Patricia. Tammy was an excellent choice. I look forward to her posts and commenting whenever possible. Enjoy your day!

Jan 30, 2018 03:59 PM #2
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

you are so very kind and I enjoyed our chat.  And I will have to call you back sometime soon and let you talk more about you!  I feel like I did all the talking.

I'm going to also share with you this photo of our adopted little nuggets.  

Girls left to right Makayla, Braylee and mom Tasha and boys Twin 1 Jonah, youngest- Laston and Twin 2 James. 

They stole my heart from the start and will always be my grands by love if not by blood. But Lookout come April when my only baby girl has her first baby and I go posting baby photos crazy.  I hope you all can stand it. LOL  

Jan 30, 2018 04:25 PM #3
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia you did an excellent job with this blog, and helping members to getting  to know Tammy.

Jan 30, 2018 04:30 PM #4
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Patricia,
I've never had the pleasure of meeting Tammy but she is definitely someone I'd like to meet someday!  I think we might get along just fine.  Thanks for featuring Tammy in your blog.

Jan 30, 2018 05:28 PM #5
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Patricia- well done! Tammy Lankford, has been a favorite of mine since I began my journey here. I can remember many of the stories she shared with us about her Donald and her community. I love her dedication to her clients and her strong love of her family. 

Jan 30, 2018 07:03 PM #6
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Wow! You "did her proud", Patricia! We got a chance to talk on the phone, Tammy and I years ago. I can't even recall what prompted it....probably our mutual love of our lake communities. I have learned from Tammy over the years and her love of "her Donald" is one of the best things going for anyone who wants to see what true love is. 

And family! Yes!!! 

Jan 31, 2018 02:29 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Beth Atalay - Like anything you do for the very first time I didn't know what to expect when Tammy picked up the phone but she made it easy. She was warm and friendly. Very, very smart but not arrogant. Kind and not rude. Loving and that came ringing through and through the dialogs we shared. I could have talked to her for hours. Truly, Tammy Lankford, is a phenomenal woman who makes others feel comfortable. 

How great it was for you to have spoken to her too! You're absolutely right, Tammy is a gem. It is funny how you think you know someone and their writing becomes recognizable but the voice is one more element of surprise. I can say with 100% certainty she is genuine. By the way, that's how I feel about  you too! Beth, you and I have talked on more than one occasion and I look forward to the day when we catch-up again. Girl power in the rain is such a blessing!

Jan 31, 2018 05:07 AM #8
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wayne Martin - I am glad to know you feel the same about Tammy Lankford, - such remarkable woman who has courage, isn't intimidated by finding big solutions to community problems, i.e., buying her retired Broker's business and making a winning argument with the previous Broker rather than work for someone else who she wouldn't have enjoyed; nor did she cower or leave for a different one. And as a member of her community with deep roots she adopted a young woman and her five adorable children (one of the twins has cerebral palsy) not because anyone asked, but because she wanted to and was compelled to keep them in her life and Donald's forever. Now THAT is an angel in the RAIN who glows in my eyes!

Wayne, no pressure but I hope we connect one day by phone. We have a Chicago connection and to me, that's important. Have a wonderful day!

Jan 31, 2018 05:18 AM #9
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, now I know a whole lot more about Tammy Lankford, one of my favorite follows in the Rain!

Jan 31, 2018 05:21 AM #10
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Tammy Lankford, - Those nuggets are GOLDEN!!! How wonderful it is that they are from your community. On that first night of babysitting, you could have sat around and waited for the mom while keeping an eye on the little children and read a story but you took it more than one step further. You interacted with them and to those children, you're unforgettable. For the mom, you cleaned her house, fed the kids, cleaned the dishes, bathed them and tucked them into bed.

I can only imagine how that mom felt when she walked in the door that evening. What a second greeting that must have been! And it didn't stop there. You continue to stay in their lives on a regular basis and you enjoy their company. Because of you and Papa Donald, they have strong role models and that in itself is rewarding while you and your own family continues to experience faith, hope, and charity in the most loving way without expecting anything else in return. With love, ALL things are possible! 

I was blessed yesterday afternoon to hear your stories. Tammy, you captured my heart in a big way. I thought I was calling you because I had one more requirement to complete for Lynn B. Friedman January Challenge but it quickly became apparent to me, our conversations were as you described when you shared that you taught Sunday School for 26 years, "As God intended." 

With heartfelt thanks, I remain honored to know you. 

Jan 31, 2018 05:32 AM #11
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - It was JUST a requirement for Lynn B. Friedman January contest - SO I THOUGHT! but I wrong. George, I have no idea how many bloggers there are on AR and many I stay in constant communication with like yourself by reading, writing, and commenting. For some unknown reason, Tammy Lankford, popped into my head and I followed through. George, it was better than reading someone's autobiography or seeing a good movie, or even an old one, something like, "The Bells of St. Mary's!" I was quickly captivated. It was an unscripted dialog filled with passion, love, and inspiration.

I know now that even if ActiveRain goes away (which I hope never happenes) people like you and I, Tammy, Beth Atalay and countless others WILL remain friends. These people on AR are great, great people. As Tammy repeated more than once, AR is about RELATIONSHIPS. And it is something she implements into her life daily. 

Jan 31, 2018 05:42 AM #12
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carol Williams - I think you will get around to meeting Tammy Lankford, some day or at least talk to her in person. She is a phenomenal woman. She strong - she doesn't roar on the phone. She is smart - not a whiner when someone tilts her apple cart. She is resourceful - she can fix and problem solve because it comes natural. There's a lot to learn about Tammy. I'll be looking forward to reading about your experience in the future. 

Jan 31, 2018 05:46 AM #13
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Patricia Feager , I've been following Tammy Lankford, on AR for years and didn't know these things about her. What a nice blog! 

Jan 31, 2018 05:46 AM #14
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Definitely we would find a way to remain connected and friends! I am really overwhelmed at your kind words.  A little embarrassed too.  I like to lurk quietly in the corner when people are being recognized.  Now I'm outta here to head to my last closing in January.

Jan 31, 2018 05:49 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathy Streib - Isn't it amazing that when you make a connection here on ActiveRain and you know it's special, it isn't just your imagination. It's real! Affectionately known by her community as Georgia mom, Tammy Lankford, is very resourceful. She's a Rock and deserves praise but she is also a very humble person. She doesn't boast - she just learned long ago life is better when you just do the right thing. Her loving parents were very instrumental in the woman she became and she is an inspiration to her daughter, her step-sons, those children she adopted as part of the family, and the thousands of clients she has embraced over the years when she first got into the business. Tammy has that domino effect that is golden. 

Jan 31, 2018 05:50 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - When you think about a global world, it is so grandiose; yet despite the size of it all, when you narrow down a community, like ActiveRain or some place out of the blue like where Tammy lives in a tiny lake house community, it isn't that big to wrap your brain around the concept that people, are just people and when we give them the time of day or get to know them, we discover something more, something about ourselves, and/or an inspiration to try something different or become a better person. Tammy Lankford, taught me more than I expected to know. Like yourself, she's easy to talk to and understand her personal philosophies about worldly wisdom, family, and relationship building.

Gayle, I am thankful you and I made a special connection long ago. You consistently surprise me too! Your love and passion for lake living and all God's creatures is something that resonates with me. Could it be there's a little Thoreau DNA in us? I sure hope so!

Jan 31, 2018 05:59 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - One of the things I'm very cognizant about is I write too much. While some people talk to much and don't listen, I continuously put down words that go on, and on, and on. That's why it was easy for me to put my kids to sleep in bed when they were children. When I finished the kid's story book, I kept making up stories until I wore them out and they fell asleep.

Brian, thank you for reading my blog posts; though most are long, I know you read them and your comments are sincere. Thank you!

Jan 31, 2018 06:02 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Carla Freund - How cool is that to know that even though you have been following Tammy Lankford, for years, you learned something new. Friendship on ActiveRain is such a beautiful quality. There are many great people whose membership is cherished. 

Carla - I enjoy hearing from you too! I hope we talk some day. Whether it's southern charm, southern hospitality, whatever it is, there's something about women from the south that makes people stop and listen, just like Scarlett from Gone With the Wind! There are some women like Tammy (and I'm sure you too) that rule with truth, honor, and the golden heart!

Jan 31, 2018 06:08 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. I know and admire Tammy and we have spoken too. Great post but hard to read in this tiny font. Old eyes......

Jan 31, 2018 08:40 AM #20
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Tammy Lankford, was my assigned? Ambassador, or the one who reached out first.   I've got to admit, if she works with her clients the way she worked with me, answering questions, gently pushing forward, then I am convinced her clients are lucky & blessed.

Great write up, now we know even more..

Mar 11, 2018 07:48 PM #21
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