Last week marked the Peachtree Garden Club’s 12th annual Christmas Home Tour showcasing four beautiful properties benefiting the Peachtree Garden Club Community Fund. The Home Tour highlighted 2900 Andrews Drive, 2928 Habersham Road, 2925 Ridgewood Road, and 2924 Nancy Creek Road. All proceeds from the event benefit Peachtree Garden Club Community Fund, a nonprofit that has doled out more than $550,000 to community organizations since its inception. As a sponsor, Beacham and Co. were invited in for a peek.
This year’s tour featured four outstanding properties, showcasing a home whose construction dates back to the 1920s and a modern house built just four years ago by Siegel Construction & Design.
Olivia is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She was raised in the Brookhaven area, attended Sarah Smith for elementary school, and then went to The Lovett School and completed her high school degree at North Atlanta High School. She attended the University of Mississippi, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications. Olivia was an active member of the Chi Omega sorority and held a position as a sisterhood chair.
Before joining Beacham & Company, Olivia worked as a marketing professional in a real estate software company and a startup advisory firm. Realizing her passion was for helping and interacting with people, along with her ambition for a career in real estate, she completed her Georgia Real Estate license exam and joined Beacham in December of 2021. Although new to real estate, she brings a hard-working, positive attitude, a strong network, and a generationally relevant perspective of housing in the greater Atlanta area.
Olivia comes from a big family of five siblings and is very social and engaging. She has shared that engagement by volunteering at her Peachtree Presbyterian Church and elsewhere around Atlanta.
Jim Carter has spent his thirty-three year career working in residential real estate. As part-owner and former Executive Producer of a real estate marketing television show on the Fox Network, Jim worked directly with large builders and developers to help them sell homes in communities throughout the Greater Atlanta Area. He attributes his successful career to a keen eye for detail, excellent customer service, a commitment to hard work, and a passion for all things residential real estate. Prior to helping start the television show in 1998, Jim was a commercial lender specializing in construction loans for builders and a mortgage lender.
Jim and his wife Allie live in Buckhead with their two children and two dogs. Jim is a graduate of Wake Forest University and a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Jim is an avid outdoorsman, a self-proclaimed above-average carpenter, and a committed volunteer to his children’s sports teams and Scouts BSA where he holds a variety of leadership roles.
Matt Meister was born and raised in Atlanta. He attended North Atlanta High School, where he graduated from the International Baccalaureate program before going to Georgia Tech and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Matt pursued his passion for engineering and complex problem solving, leading the design and implementation of internationally recognized underwater robotic vehicles on four expeditions to the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
Matt joined Beacham and Company, REALTORS® to combine his systems and problem-solving education with his passion for the home buying/selling process and building equity through real estate. His north star is to provide his clients with the best possible experience when buying or selling a home. As an Atlanta native, Matt has personally experienced the unique neighborhood personalities and dynamic growth of the city, making him well-positioned to help navigate and simplify real estate challenges.
Growing up in a 1928 vintage home in the Garden Hills neighborhood of Buckhead, Matt partnered with his brother to purchase, renovate, and sell a townhouse in Buckhead, and now lives in Smyrna with his wife, Amy, and their dog, Mac. You’re likely to find Matt hanging out with family, tackling home improvement projects, playing golf, or working on his cars.
Jon has over 25 years of real estate experience in the Appraisal Industry and Real Estate Sales Industry. Jon has earned the SRA and AI-RRS designation with the Appraisal Institute, along with being a founding member of GAAPA and a member of the NAREA. His extensive market knowledge and understanding of the valuation techniques and methodology set him apart when assisting clients with the proper list price, which in turn creates a more fluid transaction.
Jon began his career by opening Filson’s Real Estate Appraisal Service, Inc. and is still the company’s owner and president. He has since expanded his footprint by using the experience and knowledge gained in the appraisal industry into the sales field working with a top real estate firm in the sales of condominiums, mid-level, and higher end luxury homes. Jon has extensive experience within the city limits, outside the perimeter, and in North Fulton County (Roswell) where he currently resides.
Jon grew up in Atlanta area and then attended college at Georgia College & State University. He is the proud father of three boys, that are currently in grade school. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, camping, hiking, community involvement, and spending time with his friends and his children.
Donna has over 30 years of real estate experience and has worked on a top-producing team, garnering many awards over her years. Her extensive market knowledge, integrity and attention to detail have all attributed to her success within the industry.
Donna began her career working at a top real estate firm where she managed executive suites and luxury homes. It was here that Donna developed a seamless approach to assist both buyers and seller’s. Donna has extensive experience within the city limits, outside the perimeter, and in Cobb County where she currently resides.
Donna grew up in East Tennessee and then attended college at East Tennessee State University. She has been married to her husband for 25 years and has two children currently attending college. In her free time you‘ll likely find her cheering on her favorite sports teams, hiking, community involvement, and spending time with her beloved friends and family.
Sydney was born and raised in Rome, Georgia. Growing up she attended Darlington School, an independent boarding and day school. She then attended Georgia Southern University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Sydney decided to follow that calling of helping people through teaching, moved to Atlanta, and taught in Gwinnett County Public Schools for 3 years before starting her career in real estate.
Throughout her time of living in Atlanta, Sydney has had the pleasure of living in Brookhaven, Buckhead, and now resides in East Atlanta Village with her fiance, Matt, and their dog, Jeremy.
When she is not working she lives for exploring the city to find all the impeccable food options, the lively music venues to catch her favorite artists, and keeping up with her health and fitness at Orangetheory.
Serving people is still a big part of Sydney’s drive and still feels like it is her calling. She prides herself on being detail oriented, honest, and truly caring for the needs of her clients. She believes in building long-term relationships with clients by giving them the best possible experience when going through the journey of either buying or selling a home.
“Whether or not you are buying or selling a luxury home, you will be guaranteed a luxury experience when working with me.” – Sydney Greene
Born in Medellin, Colombia, Mario Ramirez moved to Georgia over 25 years ago. After graduating high school from Carl Harrison High, he completed his first year of undergraduate work at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he studied the psychological side of business and why consumers buy. After moving back to Georgia, he completed his schooling at Kennesaw State University with a degree in Psychology.
Over the years Mario has traveled all over the world from safaris in Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest animal reserves, to the Terracotta Warriors of China’s first emperor to the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador to the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Exploring 6 of earths 7 continents has allowed Mario to view an array of architectural styles including Classical, Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and many others. Having traveled to more than 30 countries, Mario has had the honor to learn and experience many different cultures and customs bringing back with him the desire to help and positively influence the lives of others.
Before attaining his real estate license, Mario worked as a professional sale’s closer for influential business coaches by managing their social media direct messages and negotiating high ticket sales for their coaching courses. Starting off at another top brokerage in Atlanta, Georgia, Mario is honored to join the Beacham & Company team to continue to learn and work alongside Atlanta’s top agents.
“I strive to provide exceptional service and supply clients with the tools they need to reach any of their real estate goals!”
Susan Oder is a veteran Atlanta real estate agent with a deep knowledge of metro Atlanta’s neighborhoods, schools, and business community. With more than thirty years of experience, she excels in guiding longtime residents and newcomers as they make decisions about their real estate needs. Her real estate success has been recognized with the prestigious Phoenix Award for 10 years of million-dollar-plus sales and earning Life Member status in the Million Dollar Club. She is active in the arts, has held various leadership positions in organizations such as the Opera Guild for Atlanta, is on the Advisory Board of the Harrower Opera Workshop at Georgia State University, supports several volunteer groups, and serves as an elder at Morningside Presbyterian Church. She lives in the Brookhaven area of Atlanta.
A longtime resident of Morningside Lenox Park, Kim’s strong connection to the community greatly benefits the individuals and families she works with. Kim and her husband Barry married at Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church and remain members there today. They raised three children – all of whom graduated from Woodward Academy and attended the University of Georgia. After 33 years of residing in and servicing her community, Kim knows Morningside and the surrounding neighborhoods inside and out.
Whether you’re a first-time buyer, moving up, or looking to invest Kim understands that real estate is a deeply emotional decision—and sometimes an intensely complex one. Kim is a natural-born problem solver who employs active listening and collaborative thinking to strategize on behalf of her clients—matching them to their perfect property. Drawing on a professional background in the fashion industry, Kim possesses a keen eye for design, as well as strong marketing, analytical, and negotiation skills. Buyers and sellers at all levels appreciate Kim’s professionalism, integrity, and willingness to go that extra mile.
Before joining Beacham and Company, REALTORS Kim worked in the Fashion Industry. An entrepreneur at heart, Kim successfully built several wholesale companies which designed, manufactured, and distributed products to major retailers in the U.S. and abroad. She traveled extensively to Europe and Asia building partnerships with professionals from many different cultures.
When Kim’s not making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she can be found running in Piedmont Park or walking her dogs, Kitty and Moondog, on the Beltline, or hiking the Morningside Nature Preserve. Kim’s completed several full and half marathons and also enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling.