Engel & Völkers announced today its expansion into North Georgia with its new brokerage, Engel & Völkers North Georgia Mountains. Under the helm of Atlanta’s leading luxury broker and CEO of Engel & Völkers Atlanta, Christa Huffstickler, alongside North Georgia’s top producing advisors, Heather Foreman and Linda Baker, as the firm’s managing brokers, the new brokerage will now offer Engel & Völkers’ residential real estate services in the mountain-based region.
“Over the last few years, we have seen a migration to the North Georgia market because of its serene mountain environment and proximity to metro Atlanta,” said Huffstickler. “With the addition of this shop—associated with our brand of international real estate powerhouses—we are thrilled to continue to push the envelope with a team of experts who will elevate our suite of offerings in Atlanta and new, surrounding markets. As part of a global company, we are ready to double down on dominating the residential real estate market locally and beyond.
“Christa is a remarkable professional and greatly respected within our global Engel & Völkers network and the industry as a whole,” said Anthony Hitt, president and CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas. “Her ability to attract exceptional talent who provide the utmost service and strategy to clients continues to propel her and her business as one of the industry’s top performers.”
With over 20 years of combined experience in the luxury residential real estate industry in North Georgia, Foresman and Baker will lead the team of advisors under Engel & Völkers. Having closed over $163M in North Georgia-based sales volume, the real estate shop will leverage its access to the Engel & Völkers global network and next-generation marketing tools to provide in-depth market expertise for areas including Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Ellijay.
“As a long time resident of Blue Ridge, I understand the intricacies of its market and the need to preserve the serene, quaint lifestyle the region is known for,” said Baker. “I’m thrilled to provide our clients with the boutique service they have come to expect, now complemented by Engel & Völkers’ sophisticated sales and marketing platform, to help them find the right solution for their home buying and selling needs.”
Engel & Völkers North Georgia Mountains is currently operating out of Blue Ridge, with a physical location to open by 2024. The brokerage includes Lucy Smalls, owner and founder of State and Season, North Georgia’s only retail and design showroom offering turnkey solutions for residential, commercial and public projects; top producer, Michael Kochie; and the leading real estate team of Linda Baker and Heather Foresman, who now rank fifth regionally in per agent volume.
Last year, over 35% of the Engel & Völkers Atlanta advisors increased their business compared to 2021 and were enlisted to lead the sales and marketing of three new communities, including Grant Place, Seven88 West Midtown and Downing Park. Throughout 2022, the firm celebrated 27 record-breaking sales and was named the top brokerage for all new construction sales and new construction condominium sales. The firm will capitalize on the addition of its new shop location Engel & Völkers North Georgia Mountains to extend the reach of its luxury services and continue its position as one of the region’s fastest-growing residential brokerage firms.
To learn more about Engel & Völkers North Georgia Mountains, please visit www.evnorthgeorgiamountains.
About Engel & Völkers
Since its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and private aviation. Engel & Völkers currently operates a global network of over 16,000 real estate advisors in more than 31 countries, offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated.