Mary Lynn McKenzie, Your Mountain and Lake Home Finder! Realtor/Broker

Serving Northeast Georgia and Southwestern North Carolina real estate needs for 14 years!
Retirement/Vacation/Second Homes
Waterfront ~ Lake, River, Creek
Investment ~ Rentals, Commercial, Foreclosures and Short Sale Specialist

                                                             My Services

 Mary Lynn McKenzie, Realtor®,Lifetime Million Dollar Club Member

Cell: 706-835-7616
MaryLynn@MountainLifeNow.com
 
Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I know that buying or selling a home is one of the most important things you will ever do, and I want to help make that experience as smooth and successful as possible.

My extensive experience and expertise in the Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, and Warne real estate market will benefit you whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in the area. 

Buying a home? I will help you find the home of your dreams by taking the time to listen and understand your needs and desires. Once I know what you want, I will work tirelessly to find the right home for you, because no one should have to compromise when it comes to such a huge purchase.

Selling a home? My expertise in the Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, and Warne real estate market will help ensure that you get the best price for your property. My finely-tuned marketing program will make sure the right people see your home.

I hope that you find my website to be a great source of information and visit often. Whether you are looking for Homes for Sale, Moving Resources, or even Mortgage Information everything you need is right here.

I will always be available for personal service by phone or email, so feel free to contact me with questions any time!

Sincerely,
Mary Lynn McKenzie

 

Why should you contact Mary Lynn for all your Real Estate needs?

Mark and Karen Trammell called her and this is what they have to say.....

We had seriously been looking for our "cabin in the woods" in the north Georgia mountains for over two years. We tried the internet as a research tool. It was woefully inadequate, and very disappointing. A few pictures don’t tell the whole story, and we didn’t understand the language. Our greatest problem was that we didn’t know the territory. When we went there and searched without assistance, we only wasted time and money. One evening we picked up a catalog and saw an advertisement for Mary Lynn. Contained in the ad was a testimonial that caused us to think she was exactly what we were looking for. We called immediately, and she went to work - for us - that evening. The very next day she showed us homes that perfectly matched our criteria. Knowing the territory as she did, we were able to do more in one day than in the previous two years. We were almost overwhelmed with the information and options. We went home without making a purchase, but very hopeful that we soon would.


Mary Lynn asked us if we would like for her to send us e-mails that contained other homes that matched our criteria. For the next couple of months we thought that she must surely be working solely for us. Then we saw a house in one of the e-mails that really caught our eye and imagination. A call to Mary Lynn put everything in motion. Rather than just show us the one house, she had arranged to show several if we wished. Her guidance and knowledge was exquisite. And this time, we found exactly the place we were looking for.

Mary Lynn Durfee is the consummate real estate agent. She is a fount of knowledge, has genuine concern for her clients’ desires, and is efficient and thorough. Moreover, Mary Lynn is an honest professional with great integrity. We found her to be a cut above all other agents that we had known and worked with.

Once we had made the decision to purchase, Mary Lynn handled hundreds of details for us. She didn’t allow us to overlook anything of importance. I thought everyone in Blairsville must work for her, as there were no questions that could not be answered quickly. From the time we began our search with her until we first stepped into our dream home, she was the perfect agent. She gained our res eets, listing all good and bad comments to help us make our decision later. We left the next morning promising to go over all of our notes.

We kept in contact with Mary Lynn and scheduled another visit in February, 2010. Mary Lynn was very concerned about us driving up because our visit was during the beautiful snow that arrived! We came up February 12, 2010! Mary Lynn called us twice during our trip to check on us! We made it and she came to pick us up the next morning. Once again, she drove us all over the place looking at property. If at any time, we or she found something that didn’t look quite right about a cabin, she reviewed it and either cautioned us about buying it or let us know that the issue was no big deal. We came to trust her knowledge and honesty. She definitely knows more than most realtors do about construction, water damage, electrical issues, etc. This time we thought we found our prize cabin! We decided to heavily consider making an offer and advised Mary Lynn that we would think about it on the way home. Just as we were entering our city, we received a telephone call from Mary Lynn advising that the cabin we were interested in was under contract! Mary Lynn guided us through the whole process of making our own offer, dealing with a short sale, etc. She dealt with the selling realtor on our behalf as well. We also had a second choice, so rather than deal with our favorite cabin, we made an offer on our second choice-a short sale too! Mary Lynn continued to send us properties that met our requirements (we had a few new requirements by this point!). 

We spent the next few weeks going over the MLS sheets that we were sent. We came up with about 15 more properties that interested us. Mary Lynn had been cautioning us that the market may pick up at any point and that Springtime was a favorite time for interested buyers to visit the area. We felt like we had found some very cool places so we planned another quick trip up during the middle of March, 2010.

The trip in March, 2010 was outstanding! Mary Lynn was so excited and her excitement spilled over to us! She said that the hardest thing we will be dealing with on this trip is which cabin to pick! She said that pretty much all of what we chose this time were up-scale, great deals and great cabins! Well, let us tell you, she was absolutely correct! Once again, we spent a full day looking. This time we focused only on Blairsville. Around 5 pm, we pulled up in front of her office. We sat in her vehicle and she made us pick out our top 2. She suggested that we drive ourselves to our top 2 and take another look. We took her suggestion and made our decision. We went out to eat and then went back to our motel room and called her to discuss our offer. She suggested that we meet her at her office the next morning. Oh, did we mention that not only was the next morning a Sunday, but it was her Birthday! She had plans with her family that made a two day trip to visit. We met, completed the paperwork and headed home. On the way home, Mary Lynn called us and said that the seller made a counter offer. She guided us through this process, we counter offered and the seller accepted!

Mary Lynn scheduled the home inspection and she did the walk through with the inspector. A few issues were discovered, she contacted the builder, met the builder and was present when the issues were corrected, returned with the home inspector to re-inspect the corrections and kept us informed the entire time. She scheduled the closing, came to the closing, advised us where to go for all our new home needs (propane, locksmith, furniture, etc.). She even came out to our beautiful cabin the day AFTER closing to assist us with a minor "problem" we discovered when we were cleaning our cabin. She assisted us with getting the issue resolved even though, technically, her job was done at closing!

Mary Lynn wanted a picture of us in front of our cabin but we wanted her in the picture too! Mary Lynn helped us achieve our dream.

THANK YOU MARY LYNN!

Mark and Karen Trammell
Tallahassee, Florida"

Mary Lynn asked us if we would like for her to send us e-mails that contained other homes that matched our criteria. For the next couple of months we thought that she must surely be working solely for us. Then we saw a house in one of the e-mails that really caught our eye and imagination. A call to Mary Lynn put everything in motion. Rather than just show us the one house, she had arranged to show several if we wished. Her guidance and knowledge was exquisite. And this time, we found exactly the place we were looking for.

Mary Lynn is the consummate real estate agent. She is a fount of knowledge, has genuine concern for her clients’ desires, and is efficient and thorough. Moreover, Mary Lynn is an honest professional with great integrity. We found her to be a cut above all other agents that we had known and worked with.


Once we had made the decision to purchase, Mary Lynn handled hundreds of details for us. She didn’t allow us to overlook anything of importance. I thought everyone in Blairsville must work for her, as there were no questions that could not be answered quickly. From the time we began our search with her until we first stepped into our dream home, she was the perfect agent. She gained our res eets, listing all good and bad comments to help us make our decision later. We left the next morning promising to go over all of our notes.

We kept in contact with Mary Lynn and scheduled another visit in February, 2010. Mary Lynn was very concerned about us driving up because our visit was during the beautiful snow that arrived! We came up February 12, 2010! Mary Lynn called us twice during our trip to check on us! We made it and she came to pick us up the next morning. Once again, she drove us all over the place looking at property. If at any time, we or she found something that didn’t look quite right about a cabin, she reviewed it and either cautioned us about buying it or let us know that the issue was no big deal. We came to trust her knowledge and honesty. She definitely knows more than most realtors do about construction, water damage, electrical issues, etc. This time we thought we found our prize cabin! We decided to heavily consider making an offer and advised Mary Lynn that we would think about it on the way home. Just as we were entering our city, we received a telephone call from Mary Lynn advising that the cabin we were interested in was under contract! Mary Lynn guided us through the whole process of making our own offer, dealing with a short sale, etc. She dealt with the selling realtor on our behalf as well. We also had a second choice, so rather than deal with our favorite cabin, we made an offer on our second choice-a short sale too! Mary Lynn continued to send us properties that met our requirements (we had a few new requirements by this point!). 

We spent the next few weeks going over the MLS sheets that we were sent. We came up with about 15 more properties that interested us. Mary Lynn had been cautioning us that the market may pick up at any point and that Springtime was a favorite time for interested buyers to visit the area. We felt like we had found some very cool places so we planned another quick trip up during the middle of March, 2010.

The trip in March, 2010 was outstanding! Mary Lynn was so excited and her excitement spilled over to us! She said that the hardest thing we will be dealing with on this trip is which cabin to pick! She said that pretty much all of what we chose this time were up-scale, great deals and great cabins! Well, let us tell you, she was absolutely correct! Once again, we spent a full day looking. This time we focused only on Blairsville. Around 5 pm, we pulled up in front of her office. We sat in her vehicle and she made us pick out our top 2. She suggested that we drive ourselves to our top 2 and take another look. We took her suggestion and made our decision. We went out to eat and then went back to our motel room and called her to discuss our offer. She suggested that we meet her at her office the next morning. Oh, did we mention that not only was the next morning a Sunday, but it was her Birthday! She had plans with her family that made a two day trip to visit. We met, completed the paperwork and headed home. On the way home, Mary Lynn called us and said that the seller made a counter offer. She guided us through this process, we counter offered and the seller accepted!

Mary Lynn scheduled the home inspection and she did the walk through with the inspector. A few issues were discovered, she contacted the builder, met the builder and was present when the issues were corrected, returned with the home inspector to re-inspect the corrections and kept us informed the entire time. She scheduled the closing, came to the closing, advised us where to go for all our new home needs (propane, locksmith, furniture, etc.). She even came out to our beautiful cabin the day AFTER closing to assist us with a minor "problem" we discovered when we were cleaning our cabin. She assisted us with getting the issue resolved even though, technically, her job was done at closing!

Mary Lynn wanted a picture of us in front of our cabin but we wanted her in the picture too! Mary Lynn helped us achieve our dream.

THANK YOU MARY LYNN!

Mark and Karen Trammell
Tallahassee, Florida"

Once we had made the decision to purchase, Mary Lynn handled hundreds of details for us. She didn’t allow us to overlook anything of importance. I thought everyone in Blairsville must work for her, as there were no questions that could not be answered quickly. From the time we began our search with her until we first stepped into our dream home, she was the perfect agent. She gained our res eets, listing all good and bad comments to help us make our decision later. We left the next morning promising to go over all of our notes.

We kept in contact with Mary Lynn and scheduled another visit in February, 2010. Mary Lynn was very concerned about us driving up because our visit was during the beautiful snow that arrived! We came up February 12, 2010! Mary Lynn called us twice during our trip to check on us! We made it and she came to pick us up the next morning. Once again, she drove us all over the place looking at property. If at any time, we or she found something that didn’t look quite right about a cabin, she reviewed it and either cautioned us about buying it or let us know that the issue was no big deal. We came to trust her knowledge and honesty. She definitely knows more than most realtors do about construction, water damage, electrical issues, etc. This time we thought we found our prize cabin! We decided to heavily consider making an offer and advised Mary Lynn that we would think about it on the way home. Just as we were entering our city, we received a telephone call from Mary Lynn advising that the cabin we were interested in was under contract! Mary Lynn guided us through the whole process of making our own offer, dealing with a short sale, etc. She dealt with the selling realtor on our behalf as well. We also had a second choice, so rather than deal with our favorite cabin, we made an offer on our second choice-a short sale too! Mary Lynn continued to send us properties that met our requirements (we had a few new requirements by this point!).

We spent the next few weeks going over the MLS sheets that we were sent. We came up with about 15 more properties that interested us. Mary Lynn had been cautioning us that the market may pick up at any point and that Springtime was a favorite time for interested buyers to visit the area. We felt like we had found some very cool places so we planned another quick trip up during the middle of March, 2010.

The trip in March, 2010 was outstanding! Mary Lynn was so excited and her excitement spilled over to us! She said that the hardest thing we will be dealing with on this trip is which cabin to pick! She said that pretty much all of what we chose this time were up-scale, great deals and great cabins! Well, let us tell you, she was absolutely correct! Once again, we spent a full day looking. This time we focused only on Blairsville. Around 5 pm, we pulled up in front of her office. We sat in her vehicle and she made us pick out our top 2. She suggested that we drive ourselves to our top 2 and take another look. We took her suggestion and made our decision. We went out to eat and then went back to our motel room and called her to discuss our offer. She suggested that we meet her at her office the next morning. Oh, did we mention that not only was the next morning a Sunday, but it was her Birthday! She had plans with her family that made a two day trip to visit. We met, completed the paperwork and headed home. On the way home, Mary Lynn called us and said that the seller made a counter offer. She guided us through this process, we counter offered and the seller accepted!

Mary Lynn scheduled the home inspection and she did the walk through with the inspector. A few issues were discovered, she contacted the builder, met the builder and was present when the issues were corrected, returned with the home inspector to re-inspect the corrections and kept us informed the entire time. She scheduled the closing, came to the closing, advised us where to go for all our new home needs (propane, locksmith, furniture, etc.). She even came out to our beautiful cabin the day AFTER closing to assist us with a minor "problem" we discovered when we were cleaning our cabin. She assisted us with getting the issue resolved even though, technically, her job was done at closing!

Mary Lynn wanted a picture of us in front of our cabin but we wanted her in the picture too! Mary Lynn helped us achieve our dream.

THANK YOU MARY LYNN!

Mark and Karen Trammell Tallahassee, Florida