A native Tennessean, Margot has returned home from Atlanta to tackle the real estate market. Her father, Overton ‘Ton’ Dickinson grew up in Nashville and played football for Vanderbilt before starting his legal career, and her mother was born in Murfreesboro. Margot is now working with The Starling Davis Group, one of the most successful luxury real estate teams associated with Fridrich & Clark.
Prior to joining Fridrich & Clark, Margot was in the corporate world as the Founder and CEO of OnSite Resource Solutions, which was, acquired by ZeroChaos, a three+ billion-dollar global workforce solutions company. With over 25 years expertise as a talent acquisition architect designing and customizing recruitment programs for multi-national client operations, Margot brings process, marketing, and technology to The Starling Davis Group.
“Much of the WOW factor for companies to attract new employees is a top shelf relocation program that is well suited for VIP executives. CEO’s want to ensure that nothing slips through the cracks in attracting the best talent.” Based upon her corporate experience, Margot intends to cater to the real estate needs of executive families moving into Nashville. “Nothing is more important than to see that each member of the family can quickly assimilate into the Nashville community both in business, academics, recreation, and social activities.”
In her early career, Margot was project lead of a construction/design company in Memphis where she was project manager of over 400 – 500 housing starts per year. “I always liked walking property and working at the construction site to ensure design integrity. I would like to put that passion to use in marketing new home construction for our custom builders.”
Margot brings negotiation skill to the table acting as advocate to her buying or selling clients. She relates to the emotional connection that may exist with leaving a home where events happen and memories are created and preserved. “There is a certain amount of empathy that a real estate professional must have to be able to understand that connection to a home, and being able to lead clients into a positive outcome for their future home.”
As a writer, she has co-authored Perfect Phrases for Perfect Hiring, (McGraw-Hill 2007) as part of the best practices management series, and recently was a contributing author for the book CLIMB, an anthology of women’s stories of inspiration. Currently, Margot pens a blog for The Starling Davis Group presenting the behind-the-curtain humorous or meaningful side of being in the real estate business.
In addition Margot has been the creator, producer and host of Job Talk with Margot King, a nationally syndicated live radio talk show about career empowerment, with over 300 live shows to her credit.
She is also currently working on an anthology of recorded interviews of elderly people who want to preserve their memories for posterity. She is an advocate of the Alzheimer’s Association and dedicates the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s to her late husband, mother-in-law, and grandmother, all of whom suffered this dreadful disease.
In Atlanta Margot has been a long time supporter of women’s issues in the workplace serving six years as a board member of Women in Technology and two terms as its President. Women in Technology promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academics and careers to young girls, to women in college, and to professional women in the workplace by offering leadership development programs. Margot looks forward to getting involved with similar volunteer activities here in Nashville.