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About Jim McMahel




Broker Associate and Realtor


Experience & Accomplishments:


Mission Statement:

"Committed to Your Quality of Life...For Life!"

This statement embodies Jim's approach to his real estate practice. The commitment to serve his clients' needs and improve their quality of life today and into the future. Jim's focus is on building lasting relationships with each of his clients while working together to accomplish their goals. Whether the need is for real estate or the best dentist in town Jim has the relationships to provide full concierge services to his clients.


Word of Mouth:

Success for Jim has come from those who know him best. Over 90% of Jim's business comes directly from referrals or past client relationships.



RE/MAX Metro Atlanta Cityside is located in the former Golden Key mansion (National Honors Society) in Historic Druid Hills. "The Big House" is lovingly restored and now houses our knowledgeable brokers with over 30 years of experience and excellent support staff.




Work Experience:



Eastern Michigan University, Bachelor of Science, Logistics Management, Marketing, 1985 - 1991





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Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“Jim found us our current house in Morningside and sold our prior house. His knowledge of the in-town real estate market is superb. He listened well to our requirements and made refinements to his criteria as we went through the process. No time wasted in seeing properties we wouldn't consider. He is thorough in his preparation, very professional in his conduct and very respectful of his clients' time. He also has an excellent architectural and design eye, which made him an invaluable sounding board. Jim also worked hard to get our old house sold, in a part of town he was not familiar with and in the most challenging real estate market in a generation. His advice was sound and we successfully concluded both transactions on time and as expected. I would highly recommend Jim and will certainly use him again.”  Karim Ahmad



Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“Jim did a fantastic and patient job at helping us on our long search for a home in Atlanta. From all realtors I've worked with in the area I'd gladly recommended him to friends and colleagues.” Temu Vilen


Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

"My wife and I met Jim through a friend's recommendation and our intuition that he was our best choice to work with on our home search turned out to be highly rewarded and he is both extremely professional and personable. He took the time to help educate us on our options, he let us figure out for ourselves what was most important to us in a new home while giving helpful guidance, and then ultimately helped us negotiate and close on the right house in a problem-free transaction. He was furthermore easy to work with and incredibly knowledgeable about our neighborhood, making all interactions easy, interesting and likable. Would recommend Jim without hesitation, especially if you are searching in Virginia Highlands/Morningside or its surrounding areas."   Benjamin Nemo 



Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Jim was able to discern what my wife and I were looking for in a home and didn't waste our time presenting non conforming homes. His attention to detail also gave me a secure feeling that our best interests were being pursued.  Thomas Thomasma 


Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

"Jim got good results for me in a difficult market. I have used Jim in three transactions and was very pleased each time."  Joseph Chipman


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

"Jim was a pleasure to work with. Last year, my wife and I searched for our first home and Jim took the time to search out the best places that fit within our budget. We have been in our place since November and are extremely happy. Jim made the transition from renter to first-time homeowner very easy for us and would definitely work with Jim in the future." Dan Goldberger



Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

"I first met Jim in 2005 when the relocation company hired by my employer, Newell Rubbermaid, referred me to him along with two other prospective agents. After talking to Jim over the phone I felt confident that he was the person that could find the home my husband and I was looking for in Atlanta, Georgia. The challenge we gave to Jim was that we had one weekend to find our dream home. We flew to Atlanta from Virginia and spent 2 days looking at homes that Jim had selected, and by the end of day 2 we were writing a check to hold what would soon become our home. Jim has the ability to quickly understand what his clients want, and then deliver exactly that. We went back to Virginia feeling confident that Jim would handle the details that would lead to the quick and effortless closing on our new home, and he did! Our second partnering with Jim came in 2008 when we were transferred to the New England area. With the state of the economy and the housing market we were concerned that we would not be able to sell our home quickly, but Jim came through again. Despite the market down turn, we sold our home quickly thanks to Jim?s efforts. His experience and expertise allowed us to set realistic goals that enabled us to negotiate a sale that yielded us a sizeable profit. We have referred potential clients towards Jim?s services, and would not use any other realtor if given the opportunity to move back to Atlanta. Even though we are now in a different state we continue to consult with Jim for his advice as a result of his knowledge, foresight and level of professionalism." Kimberly Nieves


Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

"I had the honor of working with Jim during my relocation from NYC to ATL. He made this transition seamless for me. I cannot thank him enough. If you are in the market for a real estate agent I highly recommend Jim. He cares a great deal about his clients and I could not thank him enough.  Jim takes the time to understand his clients and as a result he shows you all available options to you. I love my condo and cannot thank him enough! Highly recommend him!!!" Meri-Frances Rega


"Jim is an amazing person and can be trusted to keep your best interest at heart while buying or selling your home. I would recommend him to anyone."

Louisa McCullough Tremann, Success and Life Coach, ByDesign Coaching, LLC, managed Jim at RE/MAX of Buckhead



Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

"I was a first time home buyer and Jim helped ease my fears and stress. He was very professional, patient, and supportive through the whole process. I look forward to working with him in the future when I am ready to sell my condo as well as recommending him to my friends." Lindsay Wrightson


Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

“If anyone is looking for a realtor, I would like to take the time to recommend my realtor, Jim Mcmahel. Jim is professional, knowledgeable, and honest. As a first time home buyer, I wasn't familiar with everything that the process entailed. Jim took the time to explain the process and address any questions or concerns that I had. He helped me find a beautiful condo, in a great location, at an affordable price. He provided me with a list of references for mortgage lenders, inspectors, and repairmen all of whom were reliable and valuable resources. Jim continued to follow up with me, even after I purchased the property. I was very pleased with Jim's services and I am happy to be able to refer him to you.” Yemia White



Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

"Jim's attention to detail and his personable focus on the client are rare qualities that set him apart. Not only does Jim handle the task at hand with great professionalism, he makes each client feel special. I would definitely recommend Jim and would employ Jim's services again without hesitation." Harry Croxton


Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

"We used Jim to buy and sell our first home and second homes and he's 2 for 2 in finding great places that fit our needs and style. He also sold our first home for a great price within two weeks of putting it on the market. Three things really set Jim apart from all other residential real estate professionals. First is his extensive knowledge of the Atlanta market and connections within the profession and local government - there is truly nothing Jim doesn't know about Intown neighborhoods and development plans. You know any advice coming from Jim is thoughtful and well-informed. Second is his creativity - he can envision ways to use or transform what seems like unusable space that other people simply cannot see. Last, but probably most important, is Jim's willingness to educate his clients. He took the time to make sure we understood the risks and benefits at each stage of the buying and selling process. That brought great comfort to us when making decisions with such large financial implications - you can't really put a price on peace of mind and that's what Jim brought to the process. Bottom line is Jim is a superb real estate agent. I will use him again and I would recommend him to anyone."  Josh Howell


Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative 

"Jim helped me find a place to buy. He was patient and open to hearing my specific needs and then trying to find places that met those needs. He was familiar with different areas of town and was able to provide great background information that assisted me in my decision. When looking at specific places, he was able to provide information on things to look for to make sure that the location was reliable and in expected condition. He was extremely helpful and is friendly and a pleasure to work with. He was very good at helping during the negotiations and purchasing with pricing and legal items. Following the purchase he has kept in touch and followed up to see how things are. I would use him again and recommend him to anyone buying. I would pick all the positive attributes to associate with him but I am limited to three." Lianne Stewart


Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

"Jim is a detail-oriented hands-on real-estate agent that will not stop until you the customer are satisfied. I am confident that Jim will not only help me sell my current home when we decide to sell, but he will also help me to find my next! Jim is a pleasure to work with and a joy to be around!" Lindsay Bradshaw



Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

"I was first introduced to Jim under unusual circumstances that required him to "pinch hit" for a previous agent of mine. Not only did Jim make an very awkward situation easy, he performed extremely well under pressure and sold my condo well ahead of our deadline. Two years later we listed our house with him and it sold in six days for full asking price. I recommend Jim to anyone who asks." Whit Mulford


Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

We have worked with Jim in the purchase of our midtown condo as well as the sale of the same condo. Jim is professional, very knowledgeable about the real estate market, and provides the most up to date marketing techniques. I would happily recommend Jim for your real estate needs.Mical Traynor

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