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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.

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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

Welcome home to one of Oconee County’s most desired and pristine neighborhoods, Boulder Springs. With four phases, Boulder Springs is Oconee County’s largest conservation neighborhood—over 140 acres of green space, two pools, clubhouse, fully stocked pond, picnic gazebo, and miles of walking trails. 1040 Creekstone Lane is a private oasis set away from the street and backing up to neighborhood-owned green space. This quality build by Greg Conley has the perfect flow for entertaining with both formal and informal spaces, easy access to the large screened porch, multi-level deck, flat back yard, and the finished basement with a full kitchen. The generously sized primary suite is on the main floor along with an office already soundproofed by glass french doors. The main kitchen has updated stainless appliances and custom cabinetry. Upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom, and a hallway bathroom. The finished basement includes an open living space with several flex rooms, an additional full kitchen, and a fourth full bath. The terrace level also features an abundance of storage, a workshop, and walk-out entrance. Only four miles from Butler’s Crossing and zoned award-winning Oconee schools, come see this one before it’s gone. 635,000 Closed

1040 Creekstone Lane Bishop, Georgia

4 Beds 5 Baths 4,360 SqFt 0.890 Acres

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. 590,000 Closed

505 Red Bluff Drive Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,387 SqFt 0.130 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

Welcome to 8 Royal Oak Drive! With newer paint both inside and out, newer upstairs HVAC, and a roof only two years old, this immaculate craftsman is of the caliber you expect in Oak Grove. Built by Ashley Hill, the open floor plan allows for lots of natural light and easy entertaining. The kitchen has stainless appliances with a built in wall oven and microwave, quartz counter tops, tumbled marble backsplash, oversized sink, and a wine cooler. There's plenty of space to casually dine at the island or the dedicated dining room just off the kitchen. The primary bedroom is en suite on the main floor with separate shower and soaking tub, drop in sinks, and a spacious walk-in closet. Upstairs you'll find three sizable bedrooms, two with access to the upstairs porch, and one with direct access to the hallway bathroom. Off one of the bedrooms is a large double closet which leads to plenty of attic storage. The side yard is privacy fenced with gorgeous, established and easy to maintain seasonal plantings surrounding a patio. Only four miles from Normaltown, three miles to the loop, and five miles from downtown, Oak Grove is a lifestyle community with sidewalks, alleyways, two pools, tennis courts, walking and bike trails, a playground, and rentable clubhouse. The HOA also covers trash and lawn maintenance. 419,000 sold

8 Royal Oak Drive Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,440 SqFt 0.150 Acres

Don't miss this brick ranch in Beechwood Hills, arguably one of the most convenient and sought after neighborhoods in Athens! Tucked away at the back of the neighborhood and across from the Middle Oconee River, 115 Harben Place sits on a large corner lot covered with gorgeous drought and heat tolerant native plantings. Last renovated in 2003, a wall was removed to create a large living room with a fireplace flanked by built ins and overlooking the screened porch and the backyard tree scape. The dining area and kitchen are to the right of the living room. The kitchen has stainless appliances, spanish tile flooring and, in keeping with the original charm of the home, an adorable garden window over the sink. Off the kitchen, there's a door to the two car garage, a sliding glass door to the deck, and the laundry room. The laundry room is spacious and has its own exterior door. To the left of the living room you'll find three bedrooms, one en suite with an updated shower, and a hallway bathroom. Also off the hallway is the entrance to the in-law suite, which could easily be used as rental income given its private driveway and exterior door at the side of the home. The in-law suite has a generous living space complete with a heatilator gas fireplace, a full kitchen, bedroom, and full bathroom. Beechwood Hills is right behind Beechwood shopping center with a movie theater, Fresh Market grocery store, TJ Maxx, restaurants, and clothing shops. With only two miles to the center of Five Points and less than three miles to Normaltown or downtown and UGA's north campus, you'll be hard pressed to find a more ideal location. 414,700 sold

115 Harben Place Road Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,802 SqFt 0.610 Acres

Welcome to 145 Rollingwood Drive, a charming single-story ranch located in desirable Cedar Creek, minutes to east side shopping and downtown Athens. This unique home boasts a spacious floor plan, perfect for entertaining and relaxing with family and friends.

As you step inside, you'll notice the newly installed LVP flooring and hardwoods throughout the home, replacing all carpet. The home features a formal living room and dining room with built-in cabinets, perfect for displaying your favorite items. The rear of the home offers a bright and airy eat-in kitchen and den space, complete with sun soaked windows overlooking the backyard. The kitchen has updated cabinetry and granite countertops, while a large laundry/storage room is conveniently located off the kitchen.

The converted garage/bonus room with built-ins and plantation shutters provides an additional 400 square feet of living space. On the opposite end of the home, you'll find two secondary bedrooms and two guest bathrooms. The primary suite, located at the rear of the home, includes ample storage and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with a separate, tiled shower and garden tub.

Step outside to enjoy the serene backyard, featuring mature plants and trees, a fenced-in backyard with a koi pond, patio space, and brand new decking accessible from the primary suite, eat-in kitchen, and den. 

145 Rollingwood Drive is zoned for the upcoming Maxine P. Easom Elementary. This gives you the option, currently, to select from several excellent elementary schools including Whit Davis, Gaines School Road, or Barnett Shoals. Cedar Creek offers a non-mandatory membership to the Cedar Creek Civic Association for $45 per year and a voluntary pool membership for $375 per Season. Don't miss your chance to call this one-of-a-kind home yours! 400,000 Closed

145 Rollingwood Drive Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,712 SqFt 0.600 Acres

556,000 none

3550 Spratlin Mill Rd. Hull, Georgia

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,316 SqFt 0.750 Acres

Represented Buyer - Classic MLS ID 1008976 372,600 none

130 Woodhaven Ridge Athens , Georgia

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,150 SqFt 0.410 Acres

355,000 none

235 Bambi Trace Bogart, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,700 SqFt 1 Acres