Maura Neill, ABR, CRS, CDPE, e-PRO, MRP, MA, REALTOR® is a second-generation REALTOR® who combines her love for the industry with her passion for education. A graduate of Florida State University (BA, BME, MA — go ‘Noles!), Maura is also a graduate of the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School. Before getting into the real estate business in 2001, Maura previously taught at The Florida State University, University of Phoenix, and Gwinnett County Public Schools (in the Metro Atlanta area). She is an active agent with RE/MAX Around Atlanta, leading her team and representing buyers and sellers on a day-to-day basis, and considers education – both clients and other real estate agents – an important part of her role as a REALTOR®.
In 2015, Maura was awarded Atlanta Board of REALTORS® REALTOR® of the Year award, chosen out of almost 7,000 REALTORS for the Board’s highest honor based on REALTOR® spirit, civic activity and involvement, and business accomplishment. In 2014, she was awarded the Atlanta Board of REALTORS® President’s Award and the Georgia Certified Residential Specialists’ (CRS) Member of the Year. Her biggest accomplishment, however, is her commitment to giving back to the communities in which she and her team work — giving a portion of every closing commission back to local and national charities on behalf of her clients.
Maura is also the founder of Trick or Treat for the Troops, which is now in its tenth year and sends dozens of care packages to U.S. Servicemen and -women who are deployed and away from their families during the holiday season. A lover of all things Atlanta, Maura lives in Johns Creek, Georgia, with her husband Ben, their Beagles Charlie, Jarvis and Bebe, and two cats who wish to remain anonymous.
Want an easy conversation starter with Maura? Here are some suggested topics: bacon, shoes, social media, bourbon, karaoke, dark chocolate, and of course, real estate!