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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

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

Looking for a home that combines the classic charm of Oak Grove with modern functionality? Look no further than 515 Red Bluff Drive. This impressive home was designed and built in 2017 by award-winning builder Jared York, and boasts prime location across from neighborhood green space backing up to a creek, offering more privacy than most of the other homes in the community. With numerous upgrades both inside and out, this home is sure to exceed your expectations. Enjoy relaxing on the expansive screened porch and appreciate the convenience of built-ins in the laundry room and garage/mud room entry. You won't want to miss the unique, stone tiled closet-turned-bar, which is sure to impress your guests! Bask in the natural light of the front office, which offers versatility as a sitting area, TV room, or playroom. The main floor primary suite is a spacious, tucked away retreat with an inviting sitting area within the bedroom. The spa-like bathroom boasts an expansive shower and a stylish contemporary tub, ensuring a luxurious and relaxing experience. Upstairs you'll find one bedroom en suite with it's own bathroom, and a bonus room and bedroom with a shared bathroom. With its own closet, the bonus room could easily be transformed into an additional bedroom if desired. This home offers an incredible amount of storage space, with ample linen and coat closets, as well as convenient attic storage that is easily accessible. 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, dog park, and rentable clubhouse. The HOA also covers trash and lawn maintenance. The front of the Oak Grove neighborhood is now home to a shopping center that includes a newly opened Publix grocery store. 649,000 Closed

515 Red Bluff Drive Athens, Georgia

4 Beds 4 Baths 2,824 SqFt 0.140 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

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

387,000 Closed

165 Boundary Street Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,839 SqFt 0.153 Acres

Perfect renovation project on a sleepy side street walkable to Five Points, Barrow Elementary and Sanford Stadium!  Sited on a multi-tiered quarter acre lot, this home is primed for building outwards with a walk-out pool or up in to the fully staired attic (accessible from a bedroom,) or both. The granite cottage sits off the street on a hill affording plenty of privacy and features original hardwoods and doors with glass knobs. Design your dream home in the part of Athens that never goes out of style. 375,000 sold

165 Catawba Avenue Athens, Georgia

2 Beds 1 Baths 1,236 SqFt 0.250 Acres

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