REALTOR®, Director of First Impressions
With a childhood spent moving around in the military, Sydney Gootee is no stranger to change. She embraces the adventure of her real estate profession, where each transaction brings a little bit of change – for her clients and herself. Sydney has loved to watch how Auburn has evolved over the years, which is one of the many reasons she chose to move back here. It is a town that is continuously striving to be better and building on the family atmosphere that she fell in love with from the moment she first visited Auburn.
Sydney spent about five years in Sales and Marketing for national homebuilder M/I Homes in Chicago. She fell in love with the home building and real estate industry almost immediately! She loved the idea of watching a home being built from the ground up. She says it’s an exciting adventure knowing that the home will be filled with memories from a growing family or a brand-new homeowner. For the last year and a half, she has been back in Auburn working for local a home builder and has recently joined the 360 Management team as Director of First Impressions.
Sydney’s father was in the Air Force for 23 years, so she grew up moving every few years and living all over the U.S., from Michigan to North Dakota to Louisiana. After graduating from Auburn with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, she moved around on her own to Vermont and Chicago and returned to Auburn in January 2017.
Sydney has two dogs, Champ & Bo. She feels lucky after moving around her entire life to call Auburn home and have family still very close by, including an older sister in Auburn, a younger sister in Montgomery, and her parents in Pike Road. She is active in the church community at Church of the Highlands and is an avid Auburn Football fan. She loves to stay busy around Auburn because there is always something to do, whether it’s checking out new restaurants, brunch on the weekends with friends, or summer weekend trips to the beach.