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Joanne Curtin Team Leader

The Curtin Team was started and continues to be operated by Joanne Curtin, along with husband and business partner, Tom.

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Joanne started her career as an Elementary school teacher. Early into her teaching career, Joanne became curious about investing and building wealth. After reading the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, she made the bold decision to leave her teaching post and move into the real estate business. Soon after, she joined Keller Williams with agents thinking big about their careers.

The Curtin Team began with Joanne selling houses in North Atlanta in 2001 and with husband Tom, they grew it into a team. From it’s start, the Team has over $500 million in home sales volume and 1700 clients served. Growing a real estate team grew into launching a brokerage office. Joanne and Tom earned the opportunity to co-own the Keller Williams Realty Consultants Roswell Market Center after just one year with the company. That eventually grew into a mega agent team office location in the heart of their local town.

In 2018, Joanne co-founded Curtin Team Cares, a non-profit organization, as a way to assist the community in times of need. This passion for helping her local neighborhoods drives the mission to provide local support when it’s needed most and give back in her community.

 Joanne is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Masters in Education. She continues her teaching in the real estate community. Originally from Dalton, Georgia Joanne resides with Tom, their two beautiful children and dogs Fluff and Charlie in Milton.

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Tom Curtin CEO
Tom is currently the CEO of the Curtin Real Estate Team. Tom began his real estate career in 2001, building the operations side of the Curtin Team with his wife Joanne. (read more)
He applies knowledge from previous marketing positions to the real estate business. Together they have built a successful Team of agents with over $500 million in sales and 1700 transactions and consistently ranked one of the top Teams. Tom also operates a Property Management Company, manages a real estate portfolio in North Atlanta and teaches others to create wealth through real estate. Tom is passionate about investing and helping others realize financial freedom. Tom and Joanne helped launch the Keller Williams Realty Roswell Market Center which is one of the top offices in the Southeast Region. Prior to real estate, Tom managed corporate marketing and sales for DirecTV. Because of their mutual ambition, Joanne and Tom work synergistically together in building their business and family life. They strongly believe in work-life integration and coach others to do the same. Tom has a business degree from the prestigious Honors Program at the University of Georgia and is a Roswell High Scholl alum. When not at the office, you can find Tom hiking, watching his son play soccer, or traveling.
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Jess Garris Director of Operations

As the Director Of Operations, Jess oversees all the details from listing and marketing your home to the closing of your home. (read more)

Her high focus on small details and exceptional customer service skills will ensure a smooth transaction.  Her primary focus is helping our clients with the details of listing their home, making sure all the paperwork is correct, the marketing shines and we are supporting you in your ideal home sale.

Jess has been a licensed agent since 2004 and has been involved in many aspects of the industry throughout her career including residential sales, new construction, title, and rentals.

When searching to make the move from Florida to Georgia in 2012 she chose Roswell to raise her family. She enjoys spending time with her talented daughters and watching Florida State football.

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Leah Grignon Account Manager
Leah received her Bachelors degree from The University of North Carolina Wilmington and has held a variety of positions in the Real Estate industry since 2011.  Previous experience includes Commercial real estate administrative (read more)
support  focusing on land, retail and Industrial in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to joining the Curtin Team, Leah was a licensed Community Association Manager for residential communities in St. Augustine, FL.  Leah relocated to the East Cobb area with her husband and daughter and enjoys spending time outdoors. 
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Christy Smith Director of Sales, Realtor

Christy is a Georgia Native and grew up in Marietta. She has lived in various parts of Northern Georgia including Alpharetta and Woodstock, where she now resides with her husband and daughter.

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Not new to real estate, Christy bought her first home at age 22. Christy gets real estate at a high level and as a Curtin Team client she has purchased and sold a home with the Team before joining. After working in the corporate world for almost a decade, she wanted to turn her track record of success and love for real estate into her career. Work with Christy and you’ll see why the Curtin Team trusts in her passion and dedication to helping others.

Christy loves helping clients, traveling, being outdoors, and reading, but most of all she loves spending time with her family and watching her sweet daughter grow.

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Melinda Nawn Agent Partner, Realtor

Melinda brings an extensive professional background from the financial services industry. Melinda transitioned to a Real Estate sales career and first joined Keller Williams Realty in Ohio. (read more)

Her husband’s job brought her to Atlanta where she quickly grew to love southern hospitality. 

Earning the respect of her clients by working tirelessly on their behalf, Melinda offers candid advice and thrives on finding buyers just the right home for the right price.  Having lived in six states, Melinda understands the relocation process.  Melinda brings contagious energy and enthusiasm and works to make her client’s experience easy and stress-free.

In her spare time Melinda enjoys travel and live music.  She lives in a “house divided” with a son at The University of Alabama and a daughter at The Ohio State University. 

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Kanani Briggs Agent Partner, Realtor
Kanani comes to real estate from a career in sales and marketing in the medical diagnostics industry and most recently as a Life and Business Strategist for women. She was a Curtin Team client when her family relocated here from New Jersey(read more)
and was so impressed with the Curtin Team's follow-up and commitment to the community that she now is part of the team! She is passionate about serving others while also making a positive impact in the world. Kanani was born and raised in Hawaii and has lived in 7 states so she is no stranger to the moving process! She has a particular interest in helping families who are relocating to our area. Kanani lives in Alpharetta with her husband, Scott, two teenage sons, Dominic and Riley, and two rescue dogs, Hutch and Rocky. Kanani is also very involved with the Young Men's Service League and enjoys volunteering in our community with her sons. Kanani blends her business background, life coaching tools, and her commitment to serving others to help others make their best real estate move. She is dedicated to making the home buying and selling process a positive experience.
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Shari Sautner Agent Partner, Realtor
Shari Sautner has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and has been in real estate for 13 years. She currently lives in Crabapple with her two sons. A true “people person”, Shari’s favorite part of being a REALTOR® is the opportunity to become acquainted with many interesting people and help them realize their goals. (read more)
Shari's approach to real estate is focused on getting to know her clients as real people, and taking care of them from beginning to end. Shari believes that there is no place like home which helps her work with her buyers to find exactly what they are looking for and to advise sellers on how to make their homes more appealing.
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Shelena Walden Agent Partner
Representing area homeowners and future homeowners, Shelena takes a partnership approach to real estate, listening to her clients’ needs and utilizing her keen negotiating skills to ensure a successful transaction. (read more)
Shelena’s 20 years of customer service experience, including 14 years with telecommunications company, AT&T, has prepared her to provide exceptional service to all her clients and customers. Always ready to help those around her, Shelena’s background in customer service and a desire to make people happy were the building blocks in decision to pursue a career in real estate. Raised in a proud military family, she has a passion for working with our veterans and ensuring they find their dream home. You can count on Shelena to be passionate, genuine, and focused throughout your process. Her natural curiosity drives her to listen and learn about people she meets. Empathetic and dependable, she will be your confidant and advocate. Shelena is originally from Clarksville, Tennessee and an alumnus of Austin Peay State University. Shelena enjoys acting and working with local charities close to her heart.
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Jamie Merando Home Transformation Manager & Realtor

Jamie Merando is our Home Stylist and has been in Real Estate since 2003.  She brings her experience of working in new construction, home selections, project coordination and collaborating

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with architects, developers, builders and contractors to our clients and through the Curtin Team Concierge program.  After graduating from Penn State University, Jamie and her husband, Jay, moved to Roswell, Ga. Jamie, Jay and their two boys, Colby and Camden now reside in South Forsyth where they are actively involved in their church and local sports programs.

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Julia Wilcox Marketing Manager
Julia received her Bachelor's degree from Wichita State University. She has extensive experience in property management and marketing. Prior to joining the Curtin Team, she owned and operated a professional real estate photography company. Julia and her family moved to Alpharetta in 2012 as part of a corporate relocation. (read more)
Experienced and results focused, Julia is a self-directed leader with a successful track record of project management working collaboratively with clients emphasizing customer service, policy improvement and consistent high-quality product output. If you are selling your home with us, Julia is working hard behind the scene to make your property shine! Julia has a passion for supporting the team members and continuing to strengthen the Curtin Team’s respected brand with a community focus. Julia enjoys creating fine art photography, spending time with family, and travel.
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Michelle Worley Inside Sales Team, Realtor

After a long-term corporate career, Michelle decided to follow her passion of real estate and relationships, and joined The Curtin Team.  In her role, Michelle works with our clients to proactively connect Sellers with Buyers and past clients. 

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Whether it be reaching out to our extensive database or inviting neighbors to your open house, she makes sure that news of a Curtin Team listing is spread throughout the community.  She has the ambition for getting results for our clients and meeting their needs.   Michelle also helps find off market properties for Curtin Team Buyers.  Her strategic thinking helps clients find the best results for their situation. 

Michelle is a Georgia Native and graduated from Kennesaw State University.  She now resides in East Cobb with her husband and two children.  She loves to travel and spend time with her family.  

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Kern Autrey Schwartz Attorney at Law

Kern Schwartz is our go to closing attorney extraordinaire!

Kern is a closing attorney with O’Kelley & Sorohan and manages their Alpharetta office.

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She is a Georgia native and received her law degree from the University of Georgia in 1999. After several years as a litigator, Kern discovered a strong interest in residential real estate and has been conducting closings for fifteen years in metro Atlanta. She loves assisting home buyers and sellers with their real estate transactions.

Kern is a graduate of Vassar College and received her master’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. Kern worked in government relations in Washington, D.C. before returning to Georgia for law school. She is married and has three sons. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their boys and running local road races. Watch for them at your next 5k!

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  1. Joanne Curtin – Every Home Seller benefits from Joanne’s experience. Joanne’s primary job is to insure that your home sells for the most amount of money with the least amount of hassle.  She oversees the pricing strategy and promotional and marketing activities for your home.
  2. Listing Partner – will manage the sales process with the support of a team.
  3. Listing Manager – will make sure your home is properly marketed, gather feedback after showings and report back to you on a regular basis. You’ll always have a go-to person available when you need questions answered.
  4. Home Stylists – As part of Joanne’s customer service, your Home Stylist will have an initial consultation and with your budget in mind, devise a plan to make a home as attractive as possible to potential buyers and to capture the essence of the home in photos used for marketing the property.
  5. Operating Partner – oversees Marketing, Administration and Sales to insure you are receiving the most exposure and highest level of service.
  6. Buyer Team– licensed Realtors who are dedicated to finding a Buyer for your home. The Buyer Team will pre-qualify unrepresented Buyers and show (qualified) Buyers your property.
  7. Operations – Behind the scenes our Operations team watches all the details so your home sale marketing has the most impact, hits all the right places at the right time and details are handled to insure a smooth closing.
  8. Transaction Manager  there are a lot of details to coordinate from the time you go under contract to your successful closing. That’s why we have a dedicate Transaction Manager to watch all those details and make your life easier through the process.