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Leah has been a licensed REALTOR® in the Greater Athens area since 2004 and has helped hundreds buy and sell real estate. Before getting into the real estate business, Leah attended the University of Georgia where she studied Film and Theatre Studies. She is currently an Associate Broker with Greater Athens Properties representing buyers and sellers on a day to day basis and considers education an important part of her role as a REALTOR®. Educating first-time homebuyers is one of her passions within the field.
Leah's local market knowledge is a valuable tool for both Buyers and Sellers to guide in pricing, offers, negotiating, and market trending. She has innovative marketing strategies, the ability to target home searches, has strong negotiation skills and offers support through the closing. What she loves most about what she does is the opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life. Leah says real estate is a personal service business and relationships are the backbone of her business. Her clients are her primary concern in every transaction. As a result, 95% of her annual business is repeat clients and referrals, proving that her passion for service pays off for both their clients and their business.
Leah is a member of the Athens Area Association of REALTOR®, the National Association of REALTOR®, the Georgia Association of REALTOR® and the Women's Council of REALTOR®. She served as the 2014 State President and 2015 State Governor of the Georgia Women's Council of REALTOR®. She has served as the 2016 President of the Athens Area Association of REALTOR®. In 2013 she served as the President of the Classic MLS of the Athens Area Association of REALTOR®. In 2011 she helped charter the local Young Professionals Network. She is also a 2015 graduate of the Georgia Association of REALTOR® Leadership Academy and continues advancing her knowledge of the real estate profession by attending various conferences, classes and earning real estate designations including the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Council of Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtor® Institute (GRI), Short Sales and Foreclosure Specialist (SFR), and e-PRO.
In 2012, Leah was awarded the REALTOR® of the Year Award by the Athens Area Association of REALTORS®. In 2015, Leah was awarded both the State and the Local Entrepreneur of the Year Awards by the Georgia Women's Council of REALTORS®. Other awards Leah has received have been the Good Neighbor Award (2009), the Rising Star Award (2010), the YPN Young Achievers Award (2011), and the Circle of Achievement Award (2013-2015, 2017), and the Circle of Distinction Award (2016, 2018).
In addition to Leah's substantial contributions to professional organizations, she also lends her time and talents to her community. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Keep Athens Clarke County Beautiful. She served on the Board of Directors for Athens Canine Rescue. While serving on the ACR board she personally rescued 13 dogs from local animal shelters and found them forever homes. Leah also sponsors and supports several non-profit organizations in her community. Her biggest accomplishment is her commitment to giving back to the communities in which she works by giving a portion of every closing commission back to local charities on behalf of her clients.