60 Seconds With Chip Barron
by Clay Neely
What is your personal business philosophy?
I follow The Golden Rule. We treat others the way we would want to be treated and because of that we’ve been successful. People know us and trust us and know that we will always treat them right.
What makes the area a good fit?
I’ve lived here all of my life and I love the area. It’s a great place to live and to work. People look after each other and care for each other in a small town like this one. Some people may prefer to be anonymous but personally, I like the small town life. I love Newnan and I’m a huge history buff so I love the historical aspect of this town as well. There is a lot of charm and a lot of caring in our community.
What would you consider to be one of your greatest achievements?
I think that being a dad and a grandfather is the greatest achievement I have ever had. I’m proud of my children and grandchildren. I enjoy them more than anything else in the world. You know, just having a family that loves each other. I think that’s the main thing I’m interested in these days.
If you weren’t doing this what would you be doing?
Well, I’m actually a lawyer by trade and I used to practice law.
My dad had the real estate business so I got my license in 1968. I practiced law and then came back to the family business after about three years of practicing. I thought I might eventually return to practicing law, but now, I don’t know if I will. Growing up, I wanted to be a baseball player. If I could have accomplished that, I would have played baseball instead of my practice and career. Honestly, I really enjoy the real estate business.
I enjoy helping people. I enjoy helping to solve their problems and find happiness and success in real estate. We’re a third generation business. It means alot to me to have my brother, my son and my nephew working with me. Working with family makes working a great thing. I still have my law license and I do often use it in my current career. But for now, I don’t think I want to do anything else than what I’ve been doing. It is still so much fun.