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Welcome! We are so happy you are taking the time to browse our website and get to know us. Karafotias Realty was founded in 1979 by Amelia Karafotias. Located in Decatur, Georgia within walking distance to Emory University, Downtown Decatur, and Druid Hills, we like to think of ourselves as one of the ORIGINAL Boutique Real Estate Companies in Georgia. With 37 plus years of experience, and based on Amelia’s principles of integrity, professionalism, honesty and individual care, we treat each and every client and customer like a member of our own family. Our main focus is to ensure whether buying or selling, you feel supported and secure with every step of the process. Our Agents specialize in Residential Sales, Commercial, and Development! You will love our recommended Mortgage Brokers, Attorneys, Inspectors and all other professionals who will play a vital role in your transaction because they are simply the best! This will be one of the biggest investments in your life. We UNDERSTAND your needs and would love the opportunity to take exceptional care of you, safeguarding what is precious to you…

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“Garry helped Heather and I find the perfect home for us! We were torn between different areas of Atlanta and when we finally settled on Sandy Springs, he didn’t hesitate in showing us many different types of homes to get us comfortable with the home search process. When we first saw the house we wanted, Garry remained honest and reasonable about the home, but fully respected our preferences. He recommended very reliable and competent contractors to inspect the home during due-diligence, and ......”

“Four years ago I bought a house in Kirkwood, Atlanta. My agent was Mary Rigger from Karafotias Realty. I do not know what I would have done without Mary. She listens, she is personable and completely available for her clients. She understands that buying a house is a complex and sometimes stressful experience and she tries to make it as easy as possible. I could call her at any time with any questions. I also appreciated her honesty, always presenting the pros and cons of a house she was showing......”

“We cannont imagine buying our first house without Debbie. In fact, we were so impressed by our first experience it was a no brainer who to choose for our first sale. Debbie is nothing short of amazing and makes the entire process seem almost effortless. Her etensive knowledge of the area is invaluable and cannot be compensated for. Without her we would never have found our perfect first home and we certainly would not been under contract within a matter of hours during our sale. There is simply ......”

“Karafotias Realty helped me become a first-time homeowner. Having never made such a large-scale purchase, and being only 26 years old, I was more than a little apprehensive about the notion of buying a home, but my agent, Susan Tanner, helped me along every step of the way, and I became much more comfortable as we worked through all the details. During the search, I could tell I was in good hands and that any home subject to consideration would not only be suitable for my living needs but also......”

“Debbie McDonald assisted my wife and me in the sale of a home in which we had lived for over forty years. She was the right person for the job, both professionally and personally. Debbie knew the neighborhood, knew the market, and she made certain that she got to know us. She did an excellent job of staging the home for sale. She was at all times realistic and optimistic as to the home and its value. I would not hesitate recommending Debbie to friends and family. Ed Palmer...”

“I personally have never had any complains about any action of Karafotias Realty. Everyone is impressed regarding the owner, the agents and the professionalism of the office....”

“Mary is a phenomenal real estate agent. We recently worked with Mary to buy a house. She has an in-depth knowledge of Decatur, GA and the surrounding areas. She is extremely responsive and was accessible outside of a standard business hours when needed. Mary excels at negotiation and it is a direct result of her skills in offer development and responsiveness that we were able to buy a home in a bidding war with 8 other buyer offers. I would recommend Mary to everyone looking in this specific are......”

“I used Karafotias Realty and Susan Tanner to purchase my new home as well as sell my previous home in Buford. Having an agency like Karafotias Realty that has years of experience andk knowledge was so valuable to me. All of the other professionals, inspectors, engineers and lenders, they referred us too made the process so smooth and stress free. Amelia Karafotias is a wealth of information and her honest integrity flows through all the agents in the office. Susan Tanner was our agent and she he......”

“I've known Dede for a long time and would not buy or sell without her. I trust her!...” K.S.

“Dede did everything she promised and made this process enjoyable....” N. Jones