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Alissa Carrier


It’s what people care about when selling a home: knowing the market, knowing the compelling features of their personal home and knowing how to talk about these features persuasively.

You see, marketing is in my DNA. I grew up with it. My father owned a well-respected marketing research and consulting firm in Atlanta and provided advise to companies like Exxon, Texas Instruments, Georgia Power, Ritz Carlton, and McKee Baking (makers of Little Debbie). I negotiated eating a lot of Nutty Buddy bars.

Voted Best Real Estate Agent in Athens Banner-Herald’s Reader Polls for 2015, 2016 & 2017 and as co-owner of both bob (SALON) and Republic Salon, I have more than twenty-five years of business experience in client services, quality assurance, and project management.

My Listings

Welcome to 505 Red Bluff Drive, a blend of classic charm and modern convenience in Oak Grove. Built by award-winning Jared York in 2017, this well-kept home offers practicality with its zero-entry access from both the garage and the screened porch. Throughout, you'll find wood shutters adding a touch of elegance to almost every window.+++    Discover luxury living at its finest in this meticulously crafted home. Features include: a main floor primary suite with a separate soaking tub and large tiled shower; living room built-ins flanking the fireplace one side is the perfect french bistro bar with glass shelves and mirrored backsplash; cathedral, stained-wood ceilings in the dining room; an expansive zero-entry screened porch with hanging swing; stunning blonde, wide plank wood floors throughout the main level and ascending the stairs; chic, wood-look porcelain tile in the bathrooms; a newer high-end, classic quartz countertop on the kitchen island. Enjoy sophistication and comfort in every corner of this exquisite property.+++      Upstairs you'll find two spacious bedrooms, a versatile bonus room, and a full bathroom with modern squared sinks and a tiled shower (No cheap inserts here!) One bedroom offers secluded privacy, tucked away on the opposite end of the hallway.+++      Rarely used as a second home, this corner-lot property sits across from neighborhood green space and Turkey Creek, ensuring peace and privacy. Inside, the kitchen boasts new appliances, including a wine fridge, perfect for casual gatherings. Ample storage abounds featuring a built-in mudroom at the garage entry, two coat/utility closets on the main floor, and additional space in the bonus room and attic. Outside, the landscaping is soon to be spring-lush, enhancing the home's curb appeal.+++      With its location near Normaltown, the loop, and about five miles to downtown Athens, Oak Grove offers a community lifestyle with amenities like pools, tennis courts, walking trails, and a dog park. The HOA handles trash and lawn maintenance for added convenience. Explore the accessibility of a newly constructed Oak Grove shopping center, just a short stroll away. With a Publix already in place and exciting new dining establishments on the horizon, this vibrant hub offers both essentials and culinary treats within easy reach.+++    Call today or schedule with your favorite realtor. $599,000 Pending

505 Red Bluff Drive Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,387 SqFt 0.130 Acres

My Reviews

My Closed Transactions

Historic Dearing Street has an aura quintessentially Southern, intimate, tranquil, and downright alluring . . . Dearing Street remains the essence of neighborhood and charm [with an] inescapable, unexplainable air of hospitality mixed with a reverence for nature.  Frances Taliaferro Thomas, Historic Dearing Street     Welcome to the Goodwin-McNeil home built circa 1908-1913, nestled on shady Dearing Street and overlooking a downtown corridor. This two story, craftsman bungalow tells of modern conveniences with artfully preserved timeless character. You'll be greeted by the perfect place to unwind, the grand front porch. As you step inside, a spacious central hallway leads to the main living room at the back of the home, privately located and with access to a partially covered trex deck. Discover a haven of relaxation in the primary suite on the main floor, boasting a refreshingly modern bathroom. The renovated kitchen has ample pantry space, stylish bar-style seating, and stainless appliances. Formal dining, living, and a laundry room are also on the first floor. Ascend the grand staircase and discover a light-filled sunroom calling to be matched with a splendid outdoor deck. Venture into a secluded office that can effortlessly convert into a cozy bedroom, complete with a closet. Unwind in a luxurious full bathroom, conveniently accessible from both the sunroom and hallway. Appreciate ample space on the landing area, just waiting to be transformed into an extra living or work area. Finally, explore three generously-sized bedrooms, each a sanctuary of comfort and style. The garage addition is designed to accommodate even the most colossal of trucks and topped off with abundant storage for all your treasures! And it doesn't end there - ascend into a cozy 450 sq ft studio retreat, where warm summers and cool winters are but a distant memory. This hidden gem even boasts the foundations of a kitchen, with conveniently accessible electrical wiring, just waiting for your creative finishing touches. Discover your dream spot in Athens a unique Athens treasure in an unparalleled location steeped in history. 965,000 Closed

254 Dearing Street Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,025 SqFt 0.310 Acres

900,000 Closed

170 Milledge Heights Athens, Georgia

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,650 SqFt 0.250 Acres

Don't miss out on this midcentury modernized ranch with artistic touches only a hop, skip, and a jump away from Beechwood, Five Points, and the University. A bright and airy entryway leads you to the original 1940s living room on the right, currently being used as a pottery studio. This flex space would be a great teen hang out, formal living room, or office. Through the leaded glass door you'll find three bedrooms, one en suite, and a stylishly updated hallway bathroom. To the left of the main entryway is a dining space open to the flex room and a contemporary, galley-style kitchen with french doors to the brick paver patio. The kitchen features custom cabinetry and two sinks. The pice de rsistance, however, is the primary bedroom and living room addition just past the kitchen. With built-ins surrounding the fireplace, a classic style bar with sink, and timeless french doors to the patio, you can keep this secluded living area for yourself and let the kids have the other side of the home. The primary bedroom is perfectly proportioned with a sitting area and plenty of space for a bed and other furniture. Outside on the patio, you'll find the ideal spot for gathering around the outdoor fireplace or throwing a ball in the fenced yard. Down the stairs from the patio is the basement apartment with its separate driveway and entrance. Excellent for either an Airbnb game day or longer term student rental, the apartment is equipped with its own spacious living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and laundry space. You'll delight in the privacy and incredible convenience of living on an acre in Five Points but, most importantly, will feel right at home. 690,000 sold

620 West Lake Drive Athens, Georgia

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,721 SqFt 1.020 Acres

This custom contemporary of your dreams won't disappoint: from the soaring fireplace to the wall of windows overlooking an expansive deck, you'll fall in love with the architecture at first sight. A timeless entryway leads you to an open living space surrounding the double sided fireplace—spacious living room, sophisticated dining area, private screened porch, updated kitchen, and causal nook on the other side of the fireplace. While an elegant layout for entertaining and dinner parties, the main floor also presents private and casual spaces for reading or watching tv. The kitchen is fully modernized and the perfect perch to chat with friends at the island or watch kids playing in the next room. The laundry room with sink and updated half bath are exactly where you want them to be—off the garage side of the home for an effortless daily entry with groceries or muddy dogs. The primary bedroom is tucked away on the main floor with a renovated bathroom and substantially sized closet. Up the modern staircase you'll find fresh carpet, two bedrooms and a full bathroom on one side of the home complete with an open catwalk to a fourth bedroom, office, or bonus/flex space. The basement has been recently upgraded with LVP, new walls, and paint—perfect for a gym or teen hang out, with glass sliding doors to both concrete and paver patios and decades of plantings just about to emerge this spring. With this being only the second owners and an unbelievably central location, I doubt this opportunity will present itself again in the next 30 years. 556,000 Closed

145 Fox Trace Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,379 SqFt 0.770 Acres

515,000 Closed

140 Federal Street Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,540 SqFt 0.250 Acres

Calling all equestrians: unbelievable opportunity to own your dream horse farm in award winning and highly coveted North Oconee school district. This gorgeous 9.9 acre tract gently rolls down to a pond, where you can watch the sun rise on the other side. Three pastures with high end fencing, weatherproofed spigots, two outdoor wash stalls, and a professionally graded regulation sized arena with clay foundation, will make keeping the horses happy a breeze. The two main fenced pastures have a wide clearing between them, perfect for a new driveway to a potential home site overlooking the pond and near the bored well. The current driveway winds you carefully around the perimeter of the property to an adorable 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage set near shade trees and facing the stocked pond and its gazebo, ideal for fishing. You could easily move right in while building your forever home or barndominium and later use the cottage as guest, office space, or an in-law suite. (For buyers with their own architectural plans, builders are able to fit you in this year!) There are also two sheds on the property—one is open for larger farm equipment and the other has electric and a roll door for use as a workshop or extra storage. Only a mile to North Oconee High School and Rocky Branch Elementary, three miles to Lane Creek Golf, and seven miles to both Epps Bridge Center and downtown Watkinsville, there is currently nothing on the market this unique. Gallop, don't trot! 500,000 sold

1591 Snows Mill Road Bogart, Georgia

1 Beds 1 Baths 624 SqFt 9.900 Acres

355,000 none

235 Bambi Trace Bogart, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,700 SqFt 1 Acres