Join us for the next Business Resource Meeting on Feb. 19th from 11:30 -1:00 at Carrabbas on Atlanta Highway
Topic:REALTOR® Safety - Hear of some studies on pre-attack behavior and how criminals choose their victims. Get insight on situational awareness, best practices to ensure your safety and methods of minimizing risk to yourself.

Speaker: Clark Sparrow, owner of Sparrow Defence, LLC is a Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST) instructor for General Instruction, Firearms Instruction, and DUI Investigation.   He does civilian and law enforcement firearms training and continuing education for officers.  He’s been on SWAT as an entry team member and the sniper, worked with a K-9 and have been involved with undercover narcotics investigations.


$5 WCR REALTOR® Members/ $15 WCR Affiliate Members/ $20 for non-members

Athens Chapter wins 2014 Local Chapter of the Year!!


The Athens Chapter was awarded the 2014 “Local Chapter of the Year” award

by the State Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

Come see why!!

Our next meeting is January 15th at Carrabba’s on Atlanta Highway from 11:30 – 1:00.

See you there!

Laura Leiden 2014 Athens Chapter President was presented with the award for best Local Chapter

2014 Governing Board (Lisa Ott, Shavon Echols, Laura Leiden, Rhetta Howard, Mable Mitchell, Erin Groover, Mary Dixon-Bridwell, Jennifer Varnadoe, Not pictured - Susan Alvarado

Message from 2015 President Shavon Echols

Serving as your 2015 President, I am honored to partner with the new leadership team this year! We intend to steer us forward; mirroring the National Women’s Council Vision and our successful past leadership.

We are proud to  be awarded the “ 2014 Local Chapter of the Year” award by the State Women’s Council of REALTORS®. 

We will continue to provide VALUE with our Business Resource Meetings offering current “HOT” topics that help us ALL prosper.  As usual, we will be showcasing awesome speakers, offering a continuing education class and tons of networking opportunities  as well as exclusive Marketing Discounts for our members!  And in turn, our clients and community will benefit as we all LEARN MORE, EARN MORE, and GIVE MORE!

Welcome to the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

We are the Cream of the Crop!

Shavon Echols
President 2015 Athens Chapter

November Resource Meeting

November Business Resource Meeting

November 20, 2014 
Business Resource Luncheon Meeting
11:30- 1 pm Carrabbas, Atl. Hwy

Our speaker had a sudden medical family emergency and cannot attend. We will try to reschedule her presentation for another time.

New topic for Thursday luncheon:

New Construction Panel:  What we need to know to help our buyer clients.

Agents representing builders will be answering questions on how we can best represent our buyers to make the process as smooth as possible.

Special thanks to our sponsor:

Sara Story with Oconee State Bank

November Hunger Bowl

Hunger Bowl 2014 Deadline is Nov 14th

Because no one should go hungry

Athens REALTORS® are in competition with other community organizations to collect the most poundage of packaged goods before November 14 to benefit the NE Ga Food Bank. Food needs to be pre-packaged. No food past their expiration date, please.

Canned proteins (chicken, tuna, salmon, beans), Canned vegetables and fruit, Canned soups, Cereals, Oatmeals, Rice, Dried beans, Peanut butter (Not the large jars!), Granola bars, Pastas

Barrels are located at the following offices:
Athens Board of REALTORS®, Meriwether Dr., Watkinsville
Berkshire Hathaway Blanton Properties, 525 Hill St Athens
Carriage House Realty, 855 Gaines School Rd. Athens
Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, 2405 W. Broad St. Athens
Keller Williams Greater Athens, 1361 Jennings Mill Rd, Suite 100, Watkinsville
Prestige Properties Specialists, 1551 Jennings Mill Rd, Suite 1800-A, Watkinsville
Greater Athens Properties, 660 Meigs St., Athens
State Farm Insurance- Shane Dekle Agency, 665 Highway 29 N, Athens

Oktoberfest coming soon!

Make sure you attend Oktoberfest 10/24/14…


Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Noris Diaz with State Farm – Shane Dekle

The Real Estate Book of Athens

Shavon School of Real Estate

Kellie Conway with AgSouth Mortgage

Ryan Thompson with BankSouth® Mortgage

Chateau Elan Winery


To order tickets  - go to the Oktoberfest page on this website…








August Business Resource Luncheon

August Business Resource Luncheon 

The August Business Resource Luncheon was held on  August 21, 2014   from 11:30- 1 pm at Carrabbas on Atlanta Hwy. The guest speaker was David Chance of ServPro who gave an informative presentation on “What to do about Mold”.  Of course we could not have these great meetings without our sponsors so a  Special thanks goes out to our sponsors: Kellie Conway with AgSouth Mortgages and Mike McCleary with Fortson, Bentley and Griffin.  We welcomed new Bronze Partners: Helen Herring of  First American Bank & Trust and Ruth Parsons of The Parsons Agency, Inc.

David Chance of ServPro presenting "What to do about Mold"

Missy Peters giving tips on Continuing Ed

Local Chapter President Laura Leiden and Chuck Searcy











Kellie Conway, Katie Buckles and Carla Braswell

Wine Raffle! Thanks to Kellie Conway of AgSouth Mortgages

Wine Raffle! Thank you Mike McCleary of Fortson, Bentley and Griffin







Chip Brown and Brenda Thompson were the lucky winners of the raffle


Mackenzie Luke, Tiar McCart and Carla Braswell


June CE Class and Business Resource Meeting

June CE Class and Business Resource Meeting


A continuing education class was offered by The Athens’ Chapter of The Women’s Council of REALTORS©. The class was held by Dale Washburn entitled “Pricing Residential Property”. This class was attended by 22  real estate agents and was offered at no charge to members.

Laura Leiden of Keller Williams Greater Athens and Athens WCR Chapter President with Dale Wasburn, CE Class Instructor



After the class, the Business Resource June Meeting was held. Shavon Echols President Elect of Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty recognized past presidents and guests.



Cat Scarborough of Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty with a message of Inspiration


Cat Scarborough gave the Inspiration and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Shavon Echols gave pins to new members. New members receiving their pins are Katie Buckles of Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, Tammy Retzlaff of ERA Sunrise Realty, Tiar McCart of Brand Mortgage and Kellie Comway of Agsouth Mortgages.

Katie Buckles, Tammy Retzlaff, Shavon Echols, Tiar McCart, Kellie Conway









John Laster of The Laster Law firm


Sponsors for the Meeting were John Laster of  The Laster Law Firm and Susan Alvarado of The Real Estate Book of Athens.

Susan Alvarado of The Real Estate Book of Athens




The meeting ended with the wine raffle (always fun)!

CE Class

Athens Women’s Council of REALTORS® is offering:

CE Class June 19, 2014

Carrabbas on Atlanta Highway Class time:  8:30 am– 11:30 am

Registration starts at 8 am

Carrabbas Lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm included in fee

“Pricing Residential Property”with Dale Washburn*

Pre-registration and lunch order required by June 17**

$5.00 for WCR members (lunch included)

$30.00 for Non-members (lunch included)

To join WCR go to

“We are thrilled to have this wonderful professional trainer, Dale Washburn, teach us this class on residential pricing methods… a topic timely for seasoned as well as new agents,” says Laura Leiden

*Dale Washburn is an award winning, experienced, REALTOR®, Broker, owner of a Real Estate agency, certified teacher of Real Estate Licensing courses as well as Real Estate Continuing Education courses, and speaker. This is why the education offered by MGIRE is top quality, and stands the test of time.

*”Not only are his classes educational but they are fun and enjoyable”…Former MGIRE student

** please register for class and reserve your entree choice by sending email to:  Menu :  House Salad  Entrée Choices A. JONNY ROCCO SHRIMP SALAD-B.  CHICKEN BRYAN- C. TAG PIC PAC- (Vegetarian)