Meet Lauree Watkins - Your Neighborhood Realtor
As a Georgia native raised in Savannah, I came to the Atlanta area in 1990 upon graduation from the University of Georgia. With a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing with a Sales Concentration, I was very fortunate to have worked both in inside and outside sales for various business forms companies; most recently as a contract employee at Coca-Cola USA within the forms management department. I have extensive knowledge in all facets of customer relations including negotiations, marketing, and communications and am very excited to bring that expertise to my real estate business!
Happily married to my husband Trace for almost 25 years, we have 2 beautiful daughters. I have been a resident of South Forsyth County since 1993 and have seen the many changes and growth to this area over the last 21+ years! People don't believe me when I say I moved here when McGinnis Ferry and Old Atlanta Road was a 2 way stop sign.but it's true!
I strongly believe in the importance of taking time out of our busy lives to help others - especially kids! I am a Girl Scout Leader and Volunteer and have been one for the last 12 years helping young girls be the voice they need to be in today's world! I also enjoy volunteering at my church, St. Columba's Episcopal, and working with the youth program there. When not selling real estate, you can find me playing tennis out of the Olde Atlanta Club neighborhood and rummaging through estate sales looking for the perfect find!
I specialize in the sale of new (my husband is a Residential General Contractor - a great source of knowledge to me!) and existing homes in the Northeast Corridor of Atlanta focusing primarily in the Forsyth, North Fulton, and Gwinett areas. I am very passionate about serving others and look forward to starting each day meeting new people and finding ways to help them reach their real estate goals!
What Makes Me Different
Differentiation.in my business, what sets one realtor apart from another.WHY CHOOSE ME?
"Putting my client first is what I strive to do each and every day because when you take care of people and their needs, great things happen!
"It is my duty as an expert in my field to educate you throughout every step of the buying and/or selling process so that you can make informed, sound business decisions!
"Taking great pride in exceeding my clients' expectations by being attentive, a good listener, and representing you with the utmost of integrity, honesty, and professionalism.
"Being personable because nobody likes to work with someone they don't like and I never forget that people have a CHOICE in this business!
"Recognizing that the TRUST you place in me is the Cornerstone of my business!
Memberships and Accreditations
"Member of the National Association of Realtors
"Member of the Georgia Association of Realtors
"Member of the 400 North Board of Realtors
"SRS (Sales Representative Specialist) and ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative Designations
Please give me a call today so that I can begin working for you! You can reach me directly on my cell at 678-642-4510! I appreciate you taking the time to read my Profile Page! Enjoy your day and make it a good one!
Buying and Selling a property is an exciting process. My personal goal is to accommodate my clients needs by providing the highest level of customer service possible. I believe in timely communication, accessibility and making every client feel like a VIP. Allow me to help you manage the transition of your lifestyle.
Choosing the right real estate agent is one of the most important decisions you can make that will impact your life and finances positively. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing, I understand the processes and work diligently to guide you through this adventure calmly and efficiently with the most accurate information possible.
Our team strives to make your real estate transaction easy and enjoyable from start to finish. Real estate is a relationship based business, and we create long term client relationships built on trust, commitment, and integrity. We look forward to working with you!
Red Book Contract Specialist
ALTA and USTA
Hello! I'm Kimberly Yates and I have been a Realtor at Century 21 Results Realty Services since 2006.By putting my clients first and working tirelessly to accommodate their needs, in 2007 I was awarded "Rookie of the Year" honors by not only my Results Realty Brokerage, but also by The 400 North Board of Realtors. That was followed by Agent of the Year in 2008, and multiple Agent of the Month and Listing Agent of the Month recognitions, among others. For outstanding performance in the Century 21 system, in 2012 I was named to Century 21's Centurian Team. All of my efforts culminated last year with the Yates Estates team receiving honors for the Top Team Pinnacle Award for Century 21 Results Realty Services, and being honored by The 400 North Board of Realtors for Most Units Sold - team category, with over $29 million in real estate sales. Returning customers and referrals from happy clients contribute significantly to the rapidly expanding business and brand recognition of the Yates Estates GA team.
This is all a testament to how I go the extra mile to help my clients by utilizing my steadfast work ethic and vast knowledge, experience, and success in all aspects of real estate, from buyer assistance to listings, market analysis, communities, distressed properties, re-sales, new home construction, skillful negotiations, and more. The Yates Estates team seeks to earn your business by making the buying and selling process as fun and seamless as possible!
I am a Realtor that believes that the most important quality that I offer my clients is integrity. I have been an entrepreneur for most of my career and have learned that the best attribute anyone can have is knowledge and honesty. Whether you are buying or selling a home, I will represent your interest to the fullest.
I relocated to Forsyth County after Hurricane Katrina. Before my career in real estate, I owned a restaurant marketing delivery service for 18 years which enhanced my skills in negotiating contracts, service and management.
- Forsyth Resident since 2005
- Mother of 2 children in Forsyth County Schools
- Substitute Teacher
- Member of Johns Creek Baptist Church
- 2012 Vice President for Sharon Springs Cheerleading
Education & Professional Credentials
- Mississippi State University Alumni
- Seller Representative Specialist Designation
- Completed coursework for Accredited Buyers Representative
- Member of National Association of Realtors
- Member of the 400 North Board of Realtors