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About Christy Harris

I believe buying a home is one of the most important financial and personal transactions a person can make. I also believe that transacting real estate is not a zero sum game
– that a successful transaction is fair and pleasant for all parties. Representing clients is more than finding a home, or finding a buyer – it requires someone with a blend of
quantitative analysis, marketing savvy, a superior knowledge of Georgia contract law, patience, and compassion – with the ability to employ those skills and attributes in the
appropriate manner.

I STRIVE TO:
Treat clients, customers, sellers, buyers, agents, and competitors as I would want myself and my family regarded – with care, respect, trust, and honesty.
Achieve and maintain the highest possible level of professional education as a residential real estate broker.
Provide the best information possible through research and due diligence to assist my clients in making wise and lucrative real estate decisions.
Make every client feel as if they are my only and most important client, and to provide services beyond the norm and exceeding their expectations.

Gross sales over 240 million
Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club – Life Member
Licensed Broker in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
BS ~ Georgia Institute of Technology
MBA with honors ~ University of Chicago
Licensed C.P.A.

PAST AND PRESENT AFFILIATIONS
University of Chicago Alumni Association ~ Past Atlanta President
Community Consulting Teams
Brookwood Hills Garden Club
Greystone Garden Club ~ Past President
Pink Tie Ball ~ Past Host Committee Member
Peachtree Paddle League
Georgia Society of CPAs
Atlanta Preservation Center
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip

Atlanta resident since 1969
Resident of Brookwood Hills in South Buckhead
Member of Brookwood Hills and Greystone Garden Clubs
Extensive knowledge of Buckhead, Chastain, Brookhaven, Virginia Highland, Morningside
Significant new construction expertise
Previous professional experience with Trammell Crow Residential and IBM
Last, but not least, dog lover!

In Georgia, it is now the normal business practice for buyers to have their own agents representing them in real estate transactions. In years past, the agent representing the seller also assisted the buyer, but now buyers realize the value in having an expert advise them through this important process. I take buyer representation very seriously — and it is one of the most gratifying aspects of my job.

I HELP INTELLIGENT AND SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE MAKE SMART REAL ESTATE DECISIONS.
I am the type of agent that will more likely encourage you not to buy something than sell you. While my clients typically focus on the lifestyle aspects and monthly costs of a home purchase, I help them understand the long-term financial aspects (potential appreciation, risk, etc.) of each situation. In Atlanta, since houses trade on average every six years, buyers are ever more conscious of short-term and long-term appreciation. I help my buyers see light renovation (or reface) potential as well as other factors that may lead to a higher probability of double-digit short-term appreciation. As infill new construction becomes more prevalent, I help my buyers assess the current and future land value and stress the importance of those factors in their decision making. Buyer representation is often most valuable when purchasing new construction where the risk can be higher. I go beyond typical agent duties and assist my clients in every step from design review, builder meetings, change orders, walk throughs, and warranty milestones. New construction contracts are often different from standard contracts and are usually drafted to protect the builder. My extensive business law experience and new construction expertise are of immense value to my new construction buyers. Above all, my buyers know that they can trust me and that I am most concerned with their best interests and forming a long-term relationship.

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