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Atlanta Board of Realtors Tour the Midtown Green House (Carson Matthews)

July 25, 2010

Carson Matthews, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

Carson Matthews, Buckhead Office, REALTOR®

On Wednesday the Green Council of the Atlanta Board of Realtors put on a tour of the Midtown Green House.  The Midtown Green House is a home being built in Midtown Atlanta by the Hoots Group and was designed by Joel Kelly Designs.  The house is tracking all of the major green building certifications including LEED for Homes, ENERGY STAR, EarthCraft House and NAHB Green Building Standard.

This was an opportunity for Realtors to see what a green home looks like before a lot of the elements are covered up with sheetrock.  The house has a lot of great features including solar thermal (hot water), geothermal HVAC, Icynene spray foam insulation, Superior Walls, Marvin windows, and rain water collection with a 5,000 gallon cistern that will supply water for irrigation, the clothes washer & flushing toilets.  We are planning to have a follow up event in the fall once the home is completed so everyone can see the finished product.  Stay tuned for an announcement on that.

Manufacturer’s representatives were on hand to talk about their products and explain how they work.  The Icynene reps brought cut-outs of their foam insulation and one of them turned into a great photo opp.  Check out the pictures below.

Thanks to everyone that took part in this event.  You can join the Green Council of the Atlanta Board of Realtors at

Taken from Green to the Scene


Patti Ellis and Adam Ellis join Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

November 11, 2009
Team Ellis

Team Ellis

A mother and son partnership, Team Ellis joins Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty with a focus on the midtown Atlanta residential real estate market.

About Patti Ellis

I live in Midtown with my husband of 40 years and we have two sons. My son, Adam, and I work together as a team and my youngest son is in law school.

I have been helping buyers and sellers in Atlanta since 1976. During the past 34+ years I have had the pleasure to feel a part of many families and be a part of one of the most important decisions they will make…and I don’t take that lightly. This is not just a business transaction for me. It is always personal.

Because Adam teamed up with me after college it means even more when working with our clients, we understand families.

We are a real estate family. My husband has been in home building for 35 years. That gives us a lot of understanding in the construction side of home buying as well.

In 2006, I was honored by the Atlanta Board REALTORS® with the Gold Phoenix, which represents more than 30 years in the Million Dollar Club.

As you can imagine, I have seen many changes in my real estate career including the internet, cell phones, and lockboxes. The one thing that hasn’t changed is your REALTOR® should be someone you trust and is knowledgeable in all aspects of the business. I know that I am that person.

About Adam Ellis

I guess you could say that real estate is in my blood. I grew up with a mother in real estate and a father in home building.  At eight, I’d ride in the backseat accompanying my mom on real estate runs.   At twelve, I was designing flyers for mom’s listings.  At 14 I was doing it for other agents in her office.    In 2004, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in advertising.

Working together with my mother, Patti, we combine her experience and tenure in the market place and my marketing background and it gives us a unique advantage in the real estate market. Whether it’s contract negotiations or online marketing strategies, we can offer you the upper hand.

Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club – Lifetime Member
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Top 20 Under 40 – 2008
HGTV’s National Open House – Atlanta Host – Seasons 5 & 6

Patti Ellis
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
770.366.4658 (c)
404.237.5000 (o)

Adam Ellis
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
770.355.0549 (c)
404.237.5000 (o)


Welcome Andralyn Taylor to Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

May 8, 2009
Andralyn Taylor

Andralyn Taylor


• Million Dollar Club, Atlanta Board of REALTORS®
• Georgia Association of REALTORS®
• National Association of REALTORS®
• Certified Relocation Specialist
• eAgent


• Many years experience in education including the public schools of Georgia (early childhood education), disadvantaged children in federal programs, regular classroom work, and developing educators’ training program for migrant children

• Worked for Washington State Even Start Consortium project, including developing materials and curriculum and conducting training session in several states for the same project

• Served in industrial training films, various commercials, and in a music video


• Graduate: Coldwell Banker School of Real Estate
• Graduate Studies, Oglethorpe University
• B.A. Early Childhood Degree, Augusta College
• Associate Business Degree, GA Perimeter College
• Advanced Acting Classes, Alliance Theater
• Commercial Acting Classes, Weist Barron Studios
• Private Vocal Coaching

Please contact Andralyn:

Mobile: 404.313.0091
Office: 404.835.9600


Anne Schwall Joins as VP Sky Rise Group

April 30, 2009
Anne Schwall VP Skyrise Group

Anne Schwall VP Skyrise Group

Anne joins Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty as Vice President of the Sky Rise Group, working alongside Michael Bugg, Sr. VP Sky Rise Group.

Anne has specialized in high-rise condominium sales since 2004, and she provides strong leadership and sales support to the Sky Rise on-site sales teams and developer clients of luxury condominiums and townhome projects in metro Atlanta.

Anne’s on-site sales and management skills were fine-tuned from her experience as Vice President of Novare Realty, the exclusive listing company of Novare Group’s condominium developments. While at Novare Realty, Anne led the sales program for all Novare Group’s Atlanta developments and managed a team of 20 sales agents who averaged over $200 million in annual sales.

Before making the transition into sales management, Anne experienced great success selling high rise condominiums and her passion for on-site selling was apparent when she was recognized as Atlanta Board of REALTORS®’s top 20 producers for 2006 with over $17 million in sales and its top 5% in 2007 with $20 million in sales. In December 2007, Anne was recognized as Broker/Agent magazine’s agent of the month and Communities Magazine Top 100 Agents.

Before becoming a REALTOR® Anne pursued a leadership career in education for 13 years as teacher and elementary school Assistant Principal. She has masters in Early Childhood Education from Emory University and Masters in Administrative Leadership from Georgia State University.

The Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty Sky Rise Group represents the following developments:  The Mansion on Peachtree, Sovereign, The W Atlanta Downtown Residences, The Brookwood, Brownstones at Habersham and Brownstones at Decatur.

You are invited to peruse the New Developments area of our web site to learn more about the SkyRise Group’s offerings.


2008 Million Dollar Club Agents from the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®

March 24, 2009

 Congratulations to the 859 agents in the 2008 Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club in 2008. 

Below is a list of the number of agents and the categories in which they were placed, along with the percentage of agents in each category.

Million Dollar Club 2008 Breakdown
Over 1.5 Million Dollars 249 29%
Over 2 Million Dollars 269 31%
Over 3 Million Dollars 130 15%
Over 4 Million Dollars 87 10%
Over 5 Million Dollars 40 5%
Over 6 Million Dollars 23 3%
Over 7 Million Dollars 18 2%
Over 8 Million Dollars 11 1%
Over 9 Million Dollars 4 0%
Over 10 Million Dollars 18 2%
Over 15 Million Dollars 4 0%
Over 20 Million Dollars 6 1%
Total 859  

To see all the winners from this year, including more than 30 members from Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty (with Wes Vawter and Wendy Zoller in the top category for team large and Tina Hunsicker in the top individual category), please click here.


Phoenix Award presented to Carmen Pope

March 13, 2009
Jenny Pruitt and Carmen Pope at the Atlanta Board of REALTORS Million Dollar Club Gala

Jenny Pruitt and Carmen Pope

Congratulations to Carmen Pope, Founding Partner and REALTOR® with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, who received the Phoenix Award last night.

The award was presented to Carmen at the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club Gala held at the Hyatt Downtown Atlanta. 

In addition to hundreds of  REALTORS® in attendance, Jenny Pruitt, CEO/Founder of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty was there to congratulate and celebrate this award with Carmen.

The Phoenix Award presented to those who, for 10 years, have qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Club.