Ann Finley


Ann Finley

Ann Finley

Phone: M: 404.276.8290 404.276.8290 mobile
Phone: O: 404.874.2262 404.874.2262 office
Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
1370 N Highland Ave
ATLANTA, GA 303063354

How do you pick your agent?  

Do you look at their sales numbers and credentials, or look for the person behind the numbers?

Here is a little about me, and why you want me to be your agent:

My previous careers, both at Emory University and as an independent artist, allow me to bring some unique skills to the table.  My counseling background helps me listen to what you are saying (or not saying) and reason through emotional decisions.  My creative talents allow me to come up with unique ways to present and market your home. As a mom to 2 dogs and 2 cats it is easy for me to understand the priority you place on your pet's needs when searching for a home.

In addition, I will work hard for you, and will tell you the truth – not what you want to hear.  I am organized, thorough, and anticipate your needs.

In short, I will handle your transaction the way I want all mine to be handled.

Why real estate?

The first two home purchases I made could not have gone worse.  My agents were not helpful, and at times, even difficult to reach.  I thought real estate transactions were destined to be stressful, awful experiences.  When I purchased my third house (with a different realtor,) I was amazed at how easy the process was.  I promised myself I would be that realtor.

A little about me:

I grew up in Dumont, NJ, received a BA from Rutgers University, and an M.Ed in Counseling from the College of New Jersey.  My first job was at Emory University, where I worked for 18 years.  I left Emory to start IronCraft Folk Art, and made steel sculpture. After 10 years, I sold that business to become a jeweler, participating in art festivals around the country.  After another 8 years, I became tired of the travel, got my real estate license, and here I am…..

I stay involved in the arts by volunteering with the Atlanta Dogwood Arts Festival and Decatur Arts Festival, and will occasionally show my work.

I am a the coordinator of the Laurel Ridge/Shamrock Civic Association's Neighborhood Watch.

I have always loved animals, and created a line of jewelry called Barking Cat® Jewelry, which I use to help non-profit rescue groups raise funds.  My children are furry – 2 dogs, 2 indoor cats, and 2 outdoor feral cats that I have been trying to domesticate, for 6 years so far.

I also like music.  In my spare time, I play keyboards, guitar, and saxophone (although I'm really bad at the sax.)  I don't inflict my music on anyone except for a small group that gathers weekly in the comforts of someone's home. 

So, that's it

When you work with me, you work with someone who cares about making sure you have all the information you need to make good decisions and have a stress free transaction. 

Want to know more?  Call me at 404.276.8290

"Ann created a great listing with attractive pics and priced it accurately. We received our first offer 2 hours after the listing hit the MLS and we ended up having multiple offers. After choosing the cash offer with an out of state buyer Ann navigated the issues, kept things on track and helped push the process to a quick close (one month). Best experience I've ever had as a seller. I highly recommend using Ann Finley."

  -B. Tainter, Client

"You guys were sent to me by my guardian angel, to make a tough time a little easier. I am very grateful for your help, for your knowledgeable advice and for your sunny disposition. If you are ever in Virginia, look me up, I will be glad to be your tourist guide or whatever else you need."

  -F. Cesa, Client

"Ann is the best realtor I could have asked for to handle the sale of my home. She is knowledgeable, involved, professional, detail oriented, and yet very easy to work with. I simply could not have asked for a more competent or better realtor to represent my interest and facilitate my home sales. Her years of experience are evident, and if you are lucky enough to work with her, you can look forward to a smooth, successful sale!!!"

  -S. Shockey, Client

"Ann helped us purchase an investment property. The purchase of the condo became more complicated because of a relocation company being involved on behalf of the seller. Ann helped us through all of those issues as we've never encountered this before. We own several properties and by far this was the easiest and smoothest closing despite the relocation company being involved. She made sure along the way that things were being completed to ensure the smooth closing. I would highly recommend Ann to anyone"

  -R. Brown, Client

"My wife and I have now sold 2 properties and bought 2 properties with Ann and wouldn't use any other realtor. She has been a dream to work with and her honesty, dedication, and professionalism mean we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to everyone! Ann is one in a Million and we couldn't be happier as we settle into our new home. Look no further"

  -M. Cacciola, Client

"I had the privilege of working with Ann Finley recently in selling my home. She is great and easy to work with, explains everything clearly and definitely tries to prevent "ugly surprises". She was calm and supportive which meant a lot to me. She was also efficient and worked with me to make communication as effortless as possible. Best evidence = my home flew off the shelf within 5 days! I highly recommend Ann for anyone even just considering selling your home. Thanks, Ann!"

  -J. Fincannon, Client

"Ann has been my agent for three real estate transactions in the past three years, including both selling and buying. That says it all! She is simply the best! I would never go elsewhere."

  -H. Lawe, Client

"Ann is the real deal. She was professional, proactive, and persistent. All the qualities you'd want in someone to sell your house. I was out of country for the closing and she even went the extra mile to have that go smoothly. She came highly recommended to me and I'm delighted to do the same."

  -L. Allen, Client

"I’ve worked with Ann twice now, and she is an ideal realtor for countless reasons: she’s incredibly responsive, thoughtful, and diligent, and she guided us throughout the process of selling our home and finding another with friendly and knowledgeable support. I appreciate that she encouraged us to find the right home for us. She’s the only realtor I can imagine working with. "

  -S Fogleman, Client

"Ann is the best. She went above and beyond to help me find the perfect house and then 2 1/2 years later she had my back when I had to sell my house to move for a new job. She makes you feel comfortable with the entire process which is not the easiest thing when attempting to buy a house in the Atlanta area. She’s knowledgeable about both OTP and ITP neighborhoods. Call Ann if you want the best realtor."

  -C. Foster, Client

"Ann did an amazing job helping me find my first home. She was patient and very diligent with answering all of my questions throughout the entire process. I felt like I was in great hands with her expertise and I couldn’t have found the perfect house without her!"

  -M. Moore, Client

" It's true that Ann is never too busy to help me, my friends & family. She was very calm to help me for negotiation the offer and solve the problems raised peacefully."

  -Jenny Lee, Client

"Ann did an outstanding job for us at every phase of our sale. We have sold homes in the past but this was the smoothest transition for sure. I have recommended her to my daughter ( she is now Ann's client), for her first house search and would recommend her to any of my friends."

  -Annette Poole, Friend

"Ann was great to work with throughout the whole process of selling my house and buying another. She was easy to reach when I had a question or needed advice, and helped alleviate much of the stress that comes with buying and selling houses. She really went to bat for me to ensure that I got the best deal possible for the house I was selling, then made sure that I found a new home that I absolutely love, that was in my price range. She really seemed to understand what I was looking for and made sure that I got it"

  -Tara Parker, Client

"We had a great experience with Ann Finley in both selling our home and purchasing a new home. She had a great understanding of the market in our area and was available and helpful to us at all times. We highly recommend Ann Finley. "

  -Myra Hager, Client

"We put the house on the market on a Friday afternoon and had an offer that evening, two back up offers by Saturday. My house sold for full asking price, and the buyer paid closing costs. Ann is smart. She’s also a team player with an impressive network of friends in her business. These connections helped every step of the way. She enjoys her work, and she works hard! Lastly, Ann is ethical. Her genuine desire to do the best for me, her client, meant that I had very little to do. She made selling my home easy."

  -D. Aims, Client

""Anne helped us buy a home in 2016. We feel incredibly lucky to have found Anne! We contacted and met with other real estate agents: Some wanted us to sign an exclusivity agreement before asking what we wanted. Others never seemed to understand what we valued and tried to 'up-sell' us. Anne is very different. Anne has a background in social work and is very perceptive. She very accurately predicted what we would like, saving a lot of time. We were moving to Atlanta and were able to find a home during a three day trip (walking through 21 homes)! Anne never tried to up-sell us and guided us through the process masterfully. We have the highest regard for Anne and recommend her without reservation!""

  -N. Pedersen, Client

""We were so lucky that we had Ann! She helped us to buy our first home. We lived in Boston at the time, worked crazy hours, and were not familiar with the area and did not have time to do a lot of research. We visited Atlanta for a long weekend and Ann helped us to find a perfect place in just three days! She did not mind driving with us all day long looking at 20+ houses and was very patient with our seven month old son who did not enjoy the car ride. She listened to us and was very adaptable to our requests. After we found our dream house she helped us with all the following steps, wrote detailed instructions about what to do next and was always available by phone and email. When we moved into the house she stayed in touch and gave a lot of great advice about the area from where to find furniture and what to do with carpenter bees. Highly recommended!""

  -O. Taran, Client

"I'm an interior designer and worked on the home of 2 doctors relocating from the Boston area to Emory and Ann Finley was their agent . She had been recommended to them by several people at Emory and, in addition to finding them a superb home and arranging everything from a distance, was effectual in facilitating a myriad of other things for them prior to their arrival. I met with Ann several times when needing to access to the home for several hours each time, and had the opportunity of observing and hearing her deal with other people and was incredibly impressed by the efforts she makes on behalf of the people she deals with. She is a calm and patient person who provides exceptional service to her clients ! My clients found her a delight to work with and I am sure you will as well !"

  -E. Walpole, Colleague

""After living in our home for over 20 years, my husband and I were ready for a change, but we didn't want to move too far. We didn't think what we really wanted existed in our neighborhood and in our price range. Ann took our specs and set up an online portal so we could start exploring what was available. We had her change the search criteria several times to help narrow down what we were looking for. We honestly couldn't believe it when she was able to help us locate the perfect house! She looked out for our interests all during the negotiations and the due diligence. We felt like we were well represented. We found the house at the end of November after looking for about 4 months, and closed in January.""

  -S. Hellinger, Client

""We were introduced to Ann as part of our relocation. During this stressful time Ann more than exceeded our expectations and worked tirelessly to make sure we got what we wanted. We can't say enough great things about our experience working with Ann and have been thankful for her continued involvement even after the purchase of our home to insure we are happy.""

  -A. Lesinski, Client

"Ann was instrumental in helping my family find a new and beautiful home in Atlanta. She is highly knowledgeable of the various areas in Atlanta. She is honest, yet diplomatic, and very creative. She is sensitive about the needs of children and pets. She also has an arsenal of construction teams, painters and decorators, gardeners, etc, that she can pull up for clients - almost all of her recommendations have been truly excellent. I have remained in contact after buying my home, since I truly value her as a person. "

  -S. Sengupta, Client

"Ann recently assisted us with a mountain cabin purchase and we found her to be extremely knowledgeable, attentive and professional. She took care to make sure that we knew at all times where we were in the process. Ann was also great at working with the seller's agent on negotiations and getting our questions answered."

  -J. Page, Friend

"Ann was such a pleasure to work with. She was very driven and focused on getting us into a house right away. She was always extremely responsive and quickly became available for us when we needed her. I would work with her again and would highly recommend her. Thanks for all your hard work Ann! It paid off and we are now in the house of our dreams!"

  -W. Adamson, Client

"o Ann Finley is a FIND! Realtors! They are there for you; to effectively and efficiently navigate the exciting seas of one of the largest purchases of your life! They are in one of the ultimate “service” occupations. To “serve” is to apply your strengths to/for another. Ann Finley exemplifies that definition. She poured her life into my goals: her time, knowledge, strengths, and the expertise of others (her recommendations are solid!) I have bought houses in three states and never had the blessing of a realtor like Ann. She walks and works in honor and honesty and an earnest pursuit on behalf of her customers. Although I had no time frame, Ann Finley made my realty purchase a reality in less than two months – from seeking to signing!"

  -M. Gosa, Client

"Ann did a wonderful job helping me buy my first house. Although what I was looking for was a little out of the ordinary (a farm house with land), she absolutely rose to the challenge and worked really hard to make sure I saw lots of houses and doing lots of research. Once I had found the one, was relentless to help me buy it. We are forever grateful! I would recommend Ann in a heartbeat!"

  -R. Geiger, Client

"Ann is an amazing real estate agent. She knows the Atlanta area real well, she is also very easy to work with. She made the whole process seem very easy and it was a great pleasure to work with her. She was proactive throughout the process and very organized. For people like us who have a million other things going on besides buying a house, she was very proactive and made sure everything was done in order. She would track everything and go out of her way to get answers which were clearly outside her remit. She ALWAYS had our best interest in mind, and was willing to work 24 hours a day to make sure we were taken care of."

  -P. Salwan, Client

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