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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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Early into her professional career, Joanne knew work could be more than just a “job,” and took proactive action to learn about investment and wealth building. 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 in 2001. Soon after, she joined Keller Williams and was immediately surrounded by dozens of agents that were “thinking big” about their careers as a business, not just a real estate transaction.

 With the help of her real estate coach and her passion to build wealth, she earned the opportunity to co-own the Keller Williams Realty Consultants Roswell Market Center after just two years with the company. She’s since grown her portfolio to include several investment homes and a commercial property. She also leads The Joanne Curtin Real Estate Network, a top-producing team in the Southeast that consistently sells more than 160 homes each year. Through her team, Joanne is able to continue her passion for education, training and professional development to her agents. Never one to stop learning, Joanne continues to attend sessions and training, is a member of the coveted Gary Keller's top 100 Mastermind group and a certified Quantum Leap instructor.

 Originally from Dalton, Joanne resides in Milton with her husband and business partner, Tom, and their two children.  When Joanne isn’t out selling or learning new real estate technology, she is teaching and consulting with others or learning about building wealth through real estate.  And Joanne loves to create family photo albums!  As well as share great pictures of homes with her community to inspire and enjoy.

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Tom Curtin Operating Partner

Tom and Joanne own and operate the Curtin team together. Prior to real estate sales, Tom managed corporate marketing and sales for DirecTV's Southeast Region. Tom has a business degree from the prestigious Honors Program (read more)

at the University of Georgia. He applies knowledge from previous marketing positions to the real estate business. Because of their mutual ambition, Joanne and Tom work synergistic to market and sell residential homes, luxury homes and investment properties for their clients. In addition to owning and operating a real estate marketing and sales business, Tom and Joanne own and manage a real estate portfolio in North Atlanta.

Tom and Joanne share their love with their daughter and son, both of whom are intelligent, and humorous. When not at the office, you can find Tom with his family; they will be in the yard, hiking, at church, playing soccer, traveling, or simply enjoying life and the blessings we all share.

Tom is a native of Roswell and graduated from Roswell High School where he played soccer.

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Jess Garris, Director Of Operations 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 Transaction Coordinator
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 Lead Agent Partner, 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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Jennifer Brown Agent Partner, Realtor
Originally from Florida, Jennifer Brown moved to Atlanta after earning her M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University. The knowledge that Jennifer has earned, coupled with her Operations and Military background, has provided (read more)
her with valuable skills that she uses in her daily real estate negotiations, education of clients, and effectively marketing homes. Jennifer has been working in real estate for over 15 years and is highly respected within the community. Jennifer’s clients often describe her as detail-oriented, proactive, and fun to be around. She enjoys spending time with her large family, renewing her faith and mind daily, and traveling.
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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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Michelle Worley Inside Sales, Realtor

After a long-term corporate career, Michelle decided to follow her passion of real estate and joined The Curtin Team as our Inside Sales Agent.  In this role, Michelle works with our clients to proactively connect Sellers with Buyers by prospecting daily until the house is sold. 

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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 Alpharetta 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!