Thinking of Buying Real Estate?

Helping Buyers make their real estate dreams a reality in Athens and Watkinsville, Georgia

Whether it’s your first home, next home, or vacation home, the process of searching and finding one isn’t for the faint of heart. With Ellen McLemore, a professional and someone who understands the process, you can actually enjoy the search to find your perfect home in Athens, Watkinsville, or in the greater Athens, Georgia area. 

My Services For Buyers


Let’s meet for coffee, lunch, or at your home and chat! That way I’ll get to know you and understand what you are looking for in your next home.

Dedicated Days

You’re busy—I get it! So, let me do the preliminary work of finding possibilities. I will line up the showings and we can move quickly or take our time—you decide!

Out of Town?

If you are moving from another city or state, I will tour homes through video or by FaceTime so that you can see the home as if you were there!

Negotiating Expertise

I know how to negotiate. When an offer is in the works, I will use my expertise to work with all parties in negotiating the best outcome for you!

Contract to Close

“Contract to Close” is a phrase that describes what goes on from the day your offer is accepted until the time you own your new home. There’s a lot to be done and I’ll be there to keep you in the loop every step of the way!

Service after the Sale

Most of my clients, if not all, become friends of mine during the time I get to work for them. I hope that happens with us, too. No matter what, you will hear from me after the sale! I want to make sure you get settled and find your way around town, and I will help you with anything that you need. 

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If you would like to see what’s available here in Athens, Oconee County, or any of our surrounding counties, just submit some information to me and I’ll be in touch. No obligation, no pressure.

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What My Buyer Clients Have to Say

Ellen helped us find the perfect home for us. Initially, we were unsure what part of Athens we wanted to purchase a home in. She created a tailored tour of homes throughout Athens that included several neighborhoods and parts of town that we didn't know we'd be interested in. Ellen was responsive and helpful when making the difficult decisions needed to purchase a home. You will find her going out of her way to do things even though she didn't need to.
by Cecil and Ali Staton
You want to talk about the BEST real estate agent in Athens? Ellen McLemore is her name. We started our home buying process in early February and we are bought and moved in a little over 30 days later. I promise you will not find a more down to earth lady to help you fulfill your real estate needs than her. She helped us get everything we needed and more than we asked. You just can’t say enough on how she took our wants and needs and made them a top priority and helped us in every way possible. We have our forever home because of all she did for our family.
by Glenn Harrison
Ellen is solid. If she says she will do something you can count on it. In today’s fast paced business world you want to work with people who have the highest integrity and character. Ellen will make the right decisions with you and for you. I trust Ellen on sunny days and rainy days. Not all deals are good. With Ellen on your team you will quickly realize if you need to be in or out. And that is what I like best about her.
by Chris Rader
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness Ellen McLemore is the most AMAZING realtor you can find, and I am so lucky to have connected with her! I am moving from upstate NY to Athens GA and was unable to travel down to find a house for my family. Ellen readily took on the challenge and provided me with valuable insight to different communities that would best fit my needs. Not only is she responsive to communications, she also would go to the houses and take pictures and send me videos so that I knew exactly what I was getting. In addition, she went above and beyond after securing me with a house by providing me with excellent advice on the house I am selling and gave me much needed support. I cannot say enough about how wonderful Ellen is! Truly, this is the best realtor I have ever worked with and I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking to buy or rent. Ellen is a gem and the kindest person you can work with. If I could give above 5 stars, I would!
by Cricket H
Great communication!!! She is just the best agent. Walked us thru the entire process from the first showing until closing. Thank you so much.
by Pam and Rick Haskins
Owner/Operator, 44 Marketplace
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness Ellen will do a great job in whichever capacity you need. She is friendly and knowledgeable about the Athens and Watkinsville areas and always available to answer questions. I recommend her for both buying and selling houses! She will go to bat for you so that you can rest east knowing you’ll get the best price. I can’t recommend enough.
by Don Scozarri
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness Ellen is an amazing person and cares so much about people. She is professional and very intuitive to people’s needs and always puts others above herself. I would choose her for my real estate agent again and again if I could. Thanks Ellen!
by Amanda Keyser
Ellen was a wonderful agent to work with when closing my new property from the beginning to end. She is very responsive and helpful in answering my questions. I would recommend her for anyone to use as an agent.
by Peter Chang
Ellen McLemore with 5Market Realty assisted us with the purchase of a condo in Athens, Georgia on Broad Street in downtown Athens for our daughter who will be attending UGA in the fall. She is absolutely an amazing realtor. She kept us informed throughout the entire process and always got back to us immediately with any questions that we had. We had a great experience with Ellen. She is very kind, patient, honest and helped us to navigate us throughout the entire process. We cannot thank Ellen enough for the extra time, personal touches and professionalism that she gave to us. We highly recommend Ellen for any real estate transactions. She is a great communicator and we had complete trust and confidence in all of our interactions with her throughout the purchase our condo for our daughter. We highly recommend Ellen and will recommend to all of our family and friends.
by Somaline Chea
From the very first phone call to Athens area Realtor Ellen McLemore, the stress and worry of selling our home melted away. As she and I spoke of the details, Ellen already had an out-of-state buyer in mind. With her experience and guidance, diligence and constant communication... in just a matter of hours, we had an offer above the asking price! We closed quickly and without a single hitch. Ellen is also such a gracious and nice person- such a pleasure… best experience we have had selling a home for 25 years!
by Mike and Elizabeth Ashworth

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