2nd Largest Residential Sale Ever in the Atlanta Market!

Posted by Meg Albertson — December 18, 2006

Market-leading Real Estate Company’s sales team strengthens across Savannah and South Carolina’s Lowcountry as Rawlings embarks on new career at Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates with crowning achievement in Atlanta(SAVANNAH) Bill Rawlings, Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates new Chief Operations Officer and Managing Broker, accomplished one final real estate coup in Atlanta, the sale of Lorimor, a private 16-acre estate and home in the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood.The mega-deal is considered Rawlings’ swan song in Atlanta, and prelude to even greater things in Savannah and the South Carolina Lowcountry. As a matter of fact, this sale was the largest residential sale in the entire Atlanta metropolitan area for 2006. It ranks as the second largest residential sale of a listed property ever in that market.“With this sale, I feel I have accomplished my goals in Atlanta. I was ready for a new challenge, and this opportunity at Cora Bett Thomas Realty came along at precisely the right time. The Creative Coast of Savannah and the S.C. Lowcountry has so much to offer - I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic real estate team,” states Rawlings, adding,“What a springboard to continued success in my career and Cora Bett Thomas Realty.”Rawlings comes to Cora Bett Thomas Realty with an impressive range of professional experience, most recently serving as the Vice President of Career Development at Jenny Pruitt & Associates, a top luxury real estate brokerage in Atlanta. During his tenure with that distinguished firm, he earned the Outstanding New Associate Award as well as the Professional Growth Award. Real Estate Magazine selected him as the “Rookie ofthe Year” for the Atlanta metropolitan area in recognition of his impressive sales record in his first year as a sales associate. Like Cora Bett Thomas Realty in Savannah and Bluffton, S.C., Jenny Pruitt & Associates is the Christie's Great Estates exclusive affiliate for Atlanta.“What a fantastic way to end one chapter in your life and start another one. My wife and I are thrilled to begin our lives in beautiful along the Creative Coast with Cora Bett Thomas Realty on such a high note,” said Rawlings, “the opportunities here for both work and family can’t be matched anywhere.”Lorimor is a private estate home conceived in the traditions of the storied English country estates of the 18th and 19th centuries. By combining historically authentic design elements and architecture with thoroughly modern construction materials and personal amenities, the famed design team of Yong Pak, Pak Heydt & Associates created an oasis of grandliving within the city limits.Among its many features are 16.2 acres of immaculate lawns and woodlands, custom masonry and woodworking, 6 bedrooms and two 2-car garages.Sales and properties such have long been the hallmark of Cora Bett Thomas Realty, and it’s continued leadership in the Savannah and Low Country luxury real estate market. In Thomas firm’s on-going commitment to unrivaled market leadership and service, Rawlings was recently hired as Chief Operations Officer and Managing Broker. His duties includecareer guidance for agents and training to educate agents and influence market-moving sales, in addition to luxury property expert and broker.ABOUT CORA BETT THOMAS REALTY & ASSOCIATESWith listings for the area’s finest residential and commercial properties, Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates and a longtime member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, The Board of Regents, Leading Estates of the World and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly RELO). The firm dominates the luxury real estate market along the Georgia and South Carolina coast, with offices based in Savannah, Ga. and Bluffton, S.C. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Cora Bett Thomas, the company features an expert team of agents who specialize in historic homes, luxury condominiums, commercial real estate, investment property, land and waterfront property. Connect Savannah readers recently voted Cora BettThomas Realty & Associates the “Best Real Estate Company.” For additional information, please visit www.CoraBettThomas.com online or call 912.233.6000 for the Savannah office or 843.757.6002 for the Bluffton/Hilton Head office.

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