The Early Bird Gets…Breakfast!


At Red Robin, REALTORS®, we’re excited that September is National Breakfast Month!  A growing body of research is showing that starting the day with breakfast is important for general health and weight loss.  And, of course, the best healthy start to the day should include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein, rather than a sugar-laden pastry and coffee beverage.

You may have seen the Red Robin agents at the Ponce City Farmer’s Market on Tuesday afternoons.  Each week, we give away a canvas reusable market bag, filled with a selection of produce and goods from the vendors at the market.  In September, we’ll be focusing on items that help make a healthy breakfast for our market bags — think fruits, whole grain bread, natural granola, nut butters and coffee.  InAvocado, egg toast with tomatoes on rustic baking tray addition, our agents will be giving out their favorite quick and healthy breakfast recipes, including Avocado Toast and Grain Bowl recipe ideas!

Our company’s sponsorship of the Ponce City Farmer’s Market began because Principal Broker, Melissa Wakamo, is a strong supporter of the popular trends toward local farmers markets and farm-to-table eating.  “The opportunity to align our company with Community Farmers Markets and sponsor the new Ponce City Farmers Market on the Beltline, was sort of a no-brainer for me.  Not only do I frequent the markets as a consumer, but this sponsorship gave an opportunity to align my business with my personal lifestyle and interests”, says Wakamo.

Red Robin REALTORS® is one of Atlanta’s top boutique real estate firms, with a focus on walkable intown communities and Atlanta Beltline neighborhoods.  “Since we work with many home buyers and sellers that are interested in neighborhoods that promote walking and biking, getting involved with local farmers markets is right up our alley.  More and more of our clients are seeking a healthy lifestyle, which often includes less commute, less stress, an active lifestyle that includes walking and/or biking, close community of neighbors.  Being close to a market each week to buy healthy, local foods is a key component of that”.

bird nest cookiesCome to see us at the Ponce City Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 PM.  In September, register to win a Breakfast Market Bag and grab your healthy breakfast recipe card, like this Bird Nest Breakfast Cookie!

Want more info on intown Atlanta’s best neighborhoods near the Atlanta Beltline and local farmer’s markets?  Contact Us here.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Atlanta, contact Red Robin REALTORS to speak with an agent who is a specialist in your neighborhood.  Speak with an Agent.  Or, call Melissa Wakamo, Principal Broker, 404-729-1133 or

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Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

In 2010, Melissa transitioned Red Robin REALTORS® into an independently owned boutique brokerage. Even in the tough real estate market during that time, Red Robin REALTORS® continued to outperform other small brokerages and was able to help buyers and sellers adapt to the rapid changes in the market.

In 2017, Melissa had the opportunity to merge the Red Robin REALTORS team with another like-minded boutique brokerage, Keller Knapp Realty. The two community-focused organizations bring together more than 100 agents, including 3 of the top 10 agents in metro Atlanta. With offices in Oakhurst, Ormewood Park and Midtown, Keller Knapp Realty and Red Robin REALTORS team are the top boutique real estate firm in Atlanta.

In her role as Managing Broker, Melissa provides agent training, marketing and strategic oversight for the Brokerage, ensuring that the brokerage maintains its focus and commitment to the intown market.

Melissa's active participation in various neighborhood organizations and charitable efforts, as well as her passion for antiques, cooking, and gardening, keep her busy and in touch with the community.

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