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Allie Burks
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty
TESTIMONIALS
“As first-time homebuyers, we could not have had a better guide than Allie! The Atlanta market can be fast-paced and intimidating, but Allie helped us navigate everything with ease. She walked us through each step with layman's terms, laid out all negotiation scenarios and helped make our closing process a breeze! She has her finger on the pulse with markets and neighborhoods and knew exactly the houses to send our way. She is professional, responsive, knowledgeable and hard-working!”

- Anne Fairly and Nick
“Being a first-time homebuyer can be stressful, especially in a fast-moving market like Atlanta. That stress starts with choosing a REALTOR® from the seemingly thousands out there. As soon as we found Allie, we were put at ease, and that huge amount of stress was lifted. Allie was excellent and made the entire process so easy. She orchestrated everything from the offer to close so masterfully that it lifted a ton off our shoulders. Allie was extremely willing to answer all of our questions, show us properties quickly and offer feedback and advice from her experience. I really appreciated her knowledge of the market and leaned on her significantly the entire way with negotiations and the closing process. Having someone who was on top of everything with a great team lined up of attorneys/home inspectors/handymen made closing on our home efficient and quick. We were able to meet our deadline with already existing travel plans and get the house that we set our sights on. If I am ever in the market to buy a home again in the future or to sell my current home, I would absolutely work with Allie Burks again and recommend her to anyone.”

- Alex S.
“When I think of real estate agents, I think of Allie Burks and only Allie Burks. I have used many agents, having bought and sold over 15 homes in my life, and Allie’s professionalism stands out far and above all the others. So she has my business, always!”

- Bill
“Allie was awesome to work with! It was our first home purchase, and it was great to have someone so knowledgeable about the process on our team. Took all the guesswork out of it! So happy with our home. Thanks, Allie!”

- Evan and Abby
“Allie was amazing to work with from start to finish! As a first-time homebuyer, I didn't know where to start in the process. She was a huge help every step of the way and held my hand through the whole experience. I don't think I would have found or purchased the home I have now without her. She is also incredibly knowledgeable about the whole Atlanta area and was really able to help me narrow down what I wanted and was looking for. No task was too small. I highly recommend Allie for those looking to enter the real estate market.”

- Carson
“As a first-time homebuyer, Allie made the process a complete breeze. She is knowledgeable of the area I was interested in buying in and was able to provide a lot of insights I didn't even think to ask about! She was also always willing to reach out to get any additional information I needed on a property. Allie came with nothing but rave reviews from my colleagues, and she completely lived up to them.”

- Kaitlin
“From our very first conversation and on, Allie Burks exceeded every expectation of mine of a real estate agent. She is highly communicative and took the lead immediately, providing data and direction, impressive knowledge of the market and a positive, easy-to-work-with attitude throughout the entire process. A few days before we put our home on the market, Atlanta was told to stay home due to COVID-19. I thought we were potentially facing a long and frustrating selling process – not so! Allie remained resourceful and put us completely at ease. Our home sold easily, and she handled so many situations in which we could not easily be there due to safety/COVID restrictions. Even before COVID, she found an easy solution for any snag that came up with the home (repairs needed, etc.) and made the process stress-free for all of us involved. I must say it again, her communication and recommendations throughout the selling process from start to finish were second to none. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a real estate agent, and we will 100% use her again.”

– Andrea
“I would HIGHLY recommend Allie to any friends, family or colleagues. I have full confidence that she would do as good of a job with their real estate as she did with ours. Throughout the whole process, Allie was communicative, responsive, knowledgeable and super helpful. My co-owner and I had never sold a property before, and Allie made it a seamless process. We sold during this crazy time when people were asked to stay home as much as possible, so Allie helped schedule and coordinate everything and also did some light staging for us. Our condo sold quickly, and we have no complaints!”

- Kelsey
“When we decided to put our house on the market, we immediately reached out to Allie. She went right into action. Allie was a great communicator, guiding us through every step of the way during the process. When it came to selling our house, Allie priced our house perfectly and was able to find the agents with the right buyers. After four days on the market, we were under contract! Buying and selling a house is a very stressful time, but Allie helped support us and take the stress away. She was always available to answer our questions and support us when we were having concerns or even dealing with unexpected house issues. Through closing with both houses, Allie was very resourceful, was a team player and always checked in on us to see how we were doing. We were very impressed with Allie as an agent and how professional she was during the whole selling and buying process. She clearly knows the Virginia-Highland and Morningside market very well. We highly recommend Allie to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Atlanta area!”

- Brigid and Kevin
“We moved here from California, and our California REALTOR® recommended an Atlanta, Georgia REALTOR®. Well, that didn't really work out. The individual we worked with was the REALTOR®’s assistant and had no experience in the neighborhood we were interested in. Next, we asked an acquaintance in Atlanta who recommended we speak to a friend of theirs that recommended a REALTOR® - that didn't work either. They kept showing us homes that were in the $1M range and needed another $600k - $700k in repairs, homes not in our target neighborhood, builders that only dealt with subdivisions as well as homes that did not meet our needs, and we never saw the homes we asked to see. Both of these REALTOR®s received pictures of our existing home, room dimensions, a list of must-haves, target neighborhoods, etc. We spent 9 months to a year traveling back and forth and searching virtually for a home - nothing. Then, I remembered a name a builder gave me - Allie Burks. From the start, you could tell she knew what she was doing. She asked questions and listened to what we were saying. Weeks later when we were finally able to meet with her, she remembered what we wanted/needed. Allie was honest and set appropriate expectations. She showed us the homes we asked to see, as well as some she had found that met our criteria, always setting our expectations before we walked into the house. She is patient; we must have looked at 20 homes in a single day. She truly understood what we needed and we ended up buying the first home she showed us. BUT, she didn't stop there. Because we had to sell our home in California in order to buy the property in Georgia, Allie worked with our California REALTOR® and the Georgia listing agent to come up with a plan that worked for everyone. Allie also helped us find temporary housing. She viewed several homes for us, took pictures, talked to the landlords (several were not represented by a REALTOR®), provided advice and she still helps us today with recommendations for lawn care, HVAC, etc. You name it, and she does it. She is one in a million, professional, caring, PATIENT, a great listener, diligent - all qualities that are lacking for a majority of REALTOR®s today. If you ever have the opportunity (yes, opportunity) to work with Allie, TAKE IT. You will not be disappointed.”

- Toni and Marshall
“We bought our first home with Allie. She was very helpful and thorough with all of our questions. She knew how to explain everything and guided us when we weren't sure. She has continued to check up on us months after we have moved in to make sure everything is still going smoothly. We loved working with Allie and would highly recommend her!”

– Carl and Kelly
“Allie is the best! We are first-time homebuyers and she took care of everything. Buying your first home is super worrisome, but Allie put us at peace. Thank you for everything!”

- Kathleen and Gabe
“Allie was extremely easy to work with. She understood that we were on a deadline to purchase a condo in midtown Atlanta. She did not waste our time viewing properties outside of our price range and she steered us to property that we wouldn't have otherwise considered, which is now our new home. She also provided Face Time showings of a couple of condos while we were traveling. Once we had acceptance of our offer on our new condo, we ran into some issues with an inexperienced mortgage broker. Allie ran interference and found us another mortgage company who completed the loan process in less than two weeks. I highly recommend Allie.”

- Tamara and Kevin
“Allie completely staged our home and advised us how to prepare for our showings to potential buyers. She did an excellent job, so much so that the buyers purchased our home completely furnished. She walked us through each step of the contract and negotiation, listened and then advised; but the decisions were always ours to make. Allie also did a great job of reminding us of important deadlines and appointments.”

- Mary and Dave
“We bought our first home with Allie's help and she was amazing to work with! She was extremely responsive and patient with all of our questions throughout the process, and she explained everything to us in a way that was easy to understand, even when there were complications. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise makes her a trustworthy expert, which made us feel confident in our decisions. All in all, we loved working with Allie. It was such a positive and educational experience for us, and we would highly recommend her!"

- Vania and Clement
“On our first family trip to Atlanta, the city we would soon call home, we spent a whole day driving back and forth to open houses, searching for the right fit. Which neighborhood would we like? How bad was the traffic, really? What could we afford close to where we needed to be? In the midst of this chaotic day, we met Allie. She was by far and away the best agent we spoke with at the properties we saw, and it turned out she wasn't even the listing agent on the home where we met her! Her knowledge and insight regarding the area and her positive, upbeat attitude were obvious from the beginning. As we continued to house hunt from another state, Allie walked us through every step. She was responsive when we needed her, and patient when we didn't. When we returned to the city for a quick round of showings, hoping to make a good decision in a short time, Allie was our best resource. She made the process flow smoothly, gave us a ton of helpful information, and most importantly, let us make the decision for ourselves. Once we ratified the contract that weekend, Allie took over. She made sure every I was dotted and every t was crossed. She recommended mortgage brokers and service professionals that she knew would do a great job. It was all very manageable for us to take care of from a distance. We are grateful to Allie for her hard work and would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone who asks.”

- Lauren and Bob
“As first-time home buyers, we knew we needed someone that was extremely knowledgeable to help us through the buying process. More importantly, we needed someone we could trust. Allie was fantastic every step of the way. She was timely in answering all of our (many) questions and helped us feel confident in the decisions we were making. Allie is hardworking and made it clear from the beginning that she was on our team and wanted the process to be smooth and enjoyable. We had a difficult budget to meet in a specific area and she offered up many options to find a home that fit our needs. Even after purchasing our home, Allie continues to stay in touch. We highly recommend working with Allie to anyone looking to buy their next, or first home!”

- Emma and Matt
“Along with a couple of business partners, I am a local Atlanta resident and real estate investor. Allie Burks did an amazing job for us on a recent real estate investment. She worked closely with us to understand exactly what we were looking for and then led the search for the property. Together with Allie, and using her local market knowledge and her overall real estate expertise, we identified our target neighborhoods and she recommended an aggressive price point. She then quickly identified several prospective properties, showed us all of them in an extremely organized and efficient manner, and within a couple of weeks, she found the perfect investment for us. Allie has a way of aggressively negotiating while still being incredibly nice and easy to work with. The seller obviously liked her style and this really made the difference for us. We got a great deal and the project is underway and proceeding well. Allie also generated the sales listing for it recently. We are already getting serious inquiries and the house is not even halfway built! We can’t wait to do our next deal and Allie will definitely be a key member of our team!”

- BTM Partners LLC
"My wife and I just closed on our first house in the Atlanta neighborhood, East Atlanta. The process was ridiculous. Nothing was conventional, nothing was easy, and nothing was even predictable. It’snot just because it was our first time (bank-owned foreclosure with stingy stipulations, inscrutable inspections, and city of Atlanta hacker hang-ups). Allie Burks was absolutely awesome, she helped us, worked with us (it's harder than you think), fought for us, guided us but she didn't control us. Every confusing and surprising step of the way, she was there with us. In the end, we managed to get this home for an amazing price and in the most advantageous circumstance possible. We couldn't possibly have gotten through all this without her, and for that, we are extremely grateful. Thank you, Allie. If you're even curious about getting into the housing market, call her. Just please don't do it at night or on the weekend because she took WAY too many of those calls from us and she needs a break."

- Challie and Jonny
"Note to self: Never buy a house while trekking towards Everest base camp. Yes, that happened to me. I saw a condo in Midtown Atlanta that was THE one for me. It was perfect. It was the first place that I had gone to see with my agent, Allie Burks. After viewing the condo on a Wednesday afternoon, I told her our search was over. As my agent, she felt obliged to show me at least one other place and she did. But she knew that I wanted the condo we saw first. From the very start, she was honest with me. She told me how competitive the situation was and guided me through the process of making the perfect offer. She even had me pen a letter to the buyer, which turned out to be a huge plus for me. At closing, they told me how I had brought tears to their eyes. Allie kept me informed through what is always a stressful process. She called me regularly and was always available to chat. After she delivered the good news that my offer was accepted, I was relieved, except that a few hours later, I learned I would be heading to the other side of the world. I am a reporter for CNN and I was asked to cover the massive earthquake in Nepal in late April. That meant I had to leave everything in Allie’s hands. She assured me that I could still go through with the sale, even though I had my doubts. Yes, it was difficult, especially because I was in an earthquake zone with limited connectivity. To make matters worse, I went up into the Mount Everest valley, where not even my phone was working. But Allie made it happen. We got the paperwork in, she went to the inspection with a friend of mine and when I returned, we set a closing date. Allie is professional and quite obviously, adept at her job. She knows the neighborhood. She gets leads on homes for sale before they are listed. She communicates and explains everything in plain English. But Allie wasn’t just my real estate agent. She became a friend, someone I learned to rely upon. I know I can count on her to come through. And that’s a great feeling when you are making what is arguably the most important transaction of your life! In my first week at the new condo, I came home from work one day and discovered a beautiful terrarium sitting at my front door. Allie remembered how I loved gardening. It was one of the reasons I fell in love with my condo – it has a small courtyard garden. I look at the terrarium every day now and think of Allie. To me, it says everything about her: young, flourishing and alive. Thank you, Allie."

- Moni
"Allie Burks is the rarest of talents. She knows the real estate business. She knows the Atlanta area. She is wise in negotiation and is a problem-solver who will work her tail off for you. But more than all that, she listens and pays attention to what YOU want in a new home. Her instincts are spot-on. We felt so confident in her that we knew she could screen houses without us and know if they were a possible match for us. And in the midst of house-hunting, when we felt confused and started to lose clarity, Allie was able to remind us of the priorities she heard us articulate in the beginning. Allie not only helped us find our dream home but she took care of the myriad of details and phone calls that came afterward. It's a pleasure to recommend her. You won't be disappointed."

- Jan and Bill
"We loved working with Allie! From the very beginning, she was very attuned to what we were looking for. She was very strategic in showing us only homes that could truly help us understand the market and our options. This was a great way to optimize our time and narrow down our top choices. She really helped us think through what truly were our key must-haves for the house, and which aspects we could compromise on to help us stay within our budget. Allie made the entire process very easy and stress-free. As we neared closing, she anticipated all the deadlines and document requirements which helped us stay on track. I would work with her again, and would recommend her to any close friend in a heartbeat!"

- Mariella and David
"Finding the perfect home that is right for your family can be very stressful for all parties involved. Buying our second home, we chose to work with Allie Burks after receiving some great referrals. Within just one day of working with Allie, I knew how dedicated she was and how it was as important to her as it was to us to find the perfect home. She thought way outside the box and went over and beyond what other agents have ever done for us. She listened to our needs and understood what we could afford so to never waste our time showing us homes that would not fit our criteria. We were out of the country when I got an email from Allie saying she had found the perfect home for us, and sure enough, when we got back the paperwork had already been started and we loved it. Allie helped us all the way through working with the other agent and negotiating on our behalf. Six months after living in our home, we received an email from Allie stating that we would be receiving a check from the previous owner regarding taxes that were owed back to us. It really showed Allie's dedication to her job and our family to handle these issues even past closing. If we are to ever move again I would use Allie Burks in one second. She is honest, caring and a very hard worker. One year later we are still loving our new home, and we owe it all to Allie."

- Nicole and Rob
"In February, I began seriously considering my first real estate purchase. I was put in touch with Allie through a mutual connection and was immediately impressed by her professionalism, attentiveness, organization, and pleasant demeanor. As a first time home buyer, I was unfamiliar with the process and indecisive in terms of what I was looking for. Allie did a commendable job of getting me up to speed, and was exceptionally patient and accommodative through a long and erratic search, during which we looked at single-family homes, townhomes, and condos, old and new properties across a broad range of price points, locations in Buckhead, the Highlands, and Midtown, contemplated multi-party ownership, etc. Though it must have been a trying experience, Allie was no worse for the wear - she was just as great after two months of searching as she was the first day we met. Ultimately my preferences solidified and Allie found the ideal property in Midtown, which she was able to secure at a very attractive price. I couldn't be happier with my new home, and credit Allie for all that she did to find it for me. She has earned my highest recommendation to my friends, family, and colleagues, and a client for life in me."

- Angus
"I can guarantee you that Allie can sell your house. Why you ask? Because she sold mine and faster than I imagined. She was EXTREMELY patient in responding to my multiple daily phone calls and texts. She knew what the market price would be for my house, and I had multiple bids on the very first day my house was on the market. I would highly recommend Allie as your agent."

- Kevin
"It is with great pleasure that we would recommend Allie Burks as an aggressive, personable and professional real estate agent. Allie represented us in the sale of our residence about a year ago and is now representing us in the sale of another home in Lake Arrowhead. Our experience with Allie started with an in-home presentation where she arrived extremely prepared with facts and local market information. Allie was truthful in her evaluations, and although we were disappointed in the market at that time, we knew the information she provided was fact-based and accurate. She aggressively marketed our home and presented potential buyers with a professionally produced brochure with beautiful pictures that enhanced the beauty of our home. Within two weeks we were presented with our first offer. After two extensions, the offer terminated but through all of this Allie kept us informed and well-advised. After the offer terminated, Allie had us right back out in the market and within two days we had multiple offers. Our home sold and the process was smooth and stress-free. We would highly recommend Allie if you are thinking of buying or selling a home!"

- Dave and Mary
"I would like to thank Allie Burks for all she did for us as our agent. We had been leasing out our previous home, at a loss, for several years. We did not want the hassle of being landlords, but we didn't think we had any alternatives given the current housing market. When we lost our tenant, we reached out to her about the possibility of selling the home. She showed us how we could actually sell it for substantially more than we owed. During the whole process, she expertly handled any issues that arose and negotiated a great price. Everything went so smoothly at the closing all the way through closing, and we are so happy to have removed that stress from our lives. "

- Hector and Jayne
“Allie was a true pleasure to work with during our search for a condo in Midtown Atlanta. She was patient and understanding with us despite us changing our minds on what exactly we wanted in a home. She has a fun, easy-going demeanor which makes the daunting house hunting process actually fun. After placing our offer, she was incredibly helpful in preparing us for the closing and the move. She made sure we knew what step was next and always checked in to see if we had all of our questions answered. Even after closing and moving in, we know that we can rely on Allie to provide us with resources to help us get settled into our new home. Give her a call, and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.”

- Mindy and Brian
"We cannot recommend Allie enough! She was our buying and selling agent and both experiences were more than we could have asked for. She always had our best interest at heart but was honest and realistic with us along the way - something we truly appreciated. Her communication and organization helped us immensely. We always knew where things stood and what to expect next. As our listing agent, she was a true rockstar! She worked with us extensively to prepare our home for listing, and because of that work we received an over-asking offer in ONE day! We definitely recommend Allie for any real estate needs you have!"

- Stacie and Wheeler
"Coming from a much sleepier market, we were a bit shell-shocked by the frantic pace of Atlanta real estate. Allie did an excellent job of guiding us through the process and keeping us upbeat and sane. She was able to help us find everything we were looking for in a home and was a fantastic advocate in negotiating a contract. I highly recommend Allie."

- Greg and Alysia