Karla Arriola-Kalmes is a successful entrepreneur and founder of the AR Heritage Group a Real Estate Consulting company. Currently, Mrs. Arriola-Kalmes specializes in identifying the Real Estate needs for clients seeking to live in metro Atlanta’s top-rated school districts and communities. She is the Local ITP expert with a wealth of knowledge and expertise spanning Buying, Selling and Investing in Atlanta.
Prior to her real estate career, Mrs. Arriola experience includes assignments in Latin America and different states as sales, marketing, business development and insurance executive with Stewart & Stevenson, GE Power System and Mutual of Omaha.
As a dedicated community investor and advocate, Mrs. Arriola-Kalmes is a supporter or many local nonprofit organizations focused on the areas of entrepreneurship and small business development, green space preservation and pet protection. Current recipients of her financial support include the Chastain Park Conservancy, The Latin American Association, the Girl Scout’s Hispanic Initiative, Latino Community Fund, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Path Foundation, Trees Atlanta and Fix Georgia Pets.
Mrs. Arriola-Kalmes has a degree of International Business Management from the American InterContinental University, currently lives in Chastain Park with her husband and her four-legged pooches Jack and Boomer. She is an avid golfer, enjoys spending time at their home in Costa Rica, traveling, fishing, cooking and entertaining friends and neighbors at their home.
Energetic, creative and self-motivated, Karla’s entrepreneurial spirit is inspired by her mother and 5 siblings.
- Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist
- Luxury Market Expert averaging $1M+ in price point.
- Purchase and Sell Property in Atlanta Metro Area
- Real Estate Consultant Referral in the US, Costa Rica
- Analyze currently owned property in Atlanta Metro Area
It was truly our pleasure to work with Karla Arriola in selling our home in Milton, Georgia and then later, purchasing property in Sandy Springs. Originally, we met Karla at a fundraiser for the community. A few years later, we decided to sell our home and we remembered her. After going through the process with Karla of both selling and purchasing our homes, we found we had made the perfect choice. Karla was an expert in guiding us through the process. She went way above and beyond any real estate agent. Each time we called asking a question, she picked up the phone and had an answer. Karla made the process easy. She is the best real estate agent we have ever met, and we have sold and purchased numerous homes. Her professionalism is above reproach and her knowledge is truly remarkable. Everything she told us about the market was true. Her work ethic is seldom found and she is the hardest working agent we have ever come across. There will never be another agent but Karla! In the future, we would not hesitate to recommend Karla for anyone’s real estate needs. Whomever hires her will find she is a blessing to work with and that they have made the correct choice.
Laurie and Jesus D., Home Sellers and Buyers — Feb 20, 2017
Karla Arriola always presented herself in a professional, calm manner, is most knowledgeable about the Buckhead real estate market and was considerate of my needs. I've worked with a lot of realtors, and Karla is the most service-oriented realtor I have ever worked with. I dealt with other agents to sell my house but due to the uniqueness of my home, Karla had the positive attitude and the willingness to try a different approach. Her advice in regards to the listing price and the eventual selling price turned out to be spot on, despite my initial desire to try to list at a higher price. Her patience and open-mindedness brought a cooperation between us that helped sell my home. It turns out that Karla has a solid knowledge of home construction and a very detailed eye for what buyers want to see and don’t want to see. She was my eyes and ears and I don’t think I could have sold my house for the price that I got without her.
Lee B., Home Seller — Aug 29, 2016
Karla is a knowledgeable real estate expert. She is professional, knows our market demographics and most importantly the trigger price points when helping her clients sell or buy a property. She helped me make my decisions in a timely manner given the competitive housing market we are in.
Tulu K., Home Seller and Buyer — Jan 15, 2016
When I was ready to downsize from my home and purchase a condominium, my son referred me to Karla knowing her knowledge of Atlanta’s real estate market and the thoughtful way she’d guide me through the process. She was smart in pricing my home to sell and even brought in an architect to develop drawings of renovation ideas for potential buyers. When looking for a condo, Karla researched and found several listings that met my price, location and amenity requirements, and we found the perfect place within days. A bonus was the ability to communicate with Karla in my native Spanish. I could not be happier in my new home and am thankful that Karla was by my side during this process. I feel like she is a member of my family now.
Mariahelena L. Home Seller and Buyer — Mar 01, 2015
Karla nailed it! When looking for a new home, she knew more about what we needed than we knew we needed. Our home-buying situation was like a Rubik’s Cube trying to solve the needs for seven family members including accessibility for senior citizens, proximity to schools and a desire for a pool. Karla took copious notes on our requirements and did reconnaissance before ever showing us the first home. When we faced negotiations and financing hurdles, Karla was like a pink pit bull that wouldn’t let go. She was not fazed by anything that came up; she negotiated well and even offered options and insight on contractors, builders, pool companies and inspectors. Other realtors we’ve worked with did not have the breadth, depth or attention to detail that Karla offers, and when the process was complete, she even donated a portion of her commission to a charity we chose.
Lori and Bo D., Home Buyers — May 09, 2014
Karla is amazing and so easy to work with. She is incredibly professional, organized and patient and goes all in 100 percent. I was a first-time home buyer and seller within a year, and she walked me through the process for both. She helped me clearly define my objectives, walked me through the different scenarios and helped me make the best decisions. Ultimately, I got everything I wanted in my first home. Buying a home can be overwhelming, but Karla makes it easy. She has a deep understanding of how the real estate world works and has a vast network of professionals – all an extension of her -- to further simplify the process. After a year, a career change was taking me out of state, and I turned to Karla to sell my home. Selling can be daunting due to the unknown of how long it can take to sell. Once we placed my home on the market, it sold within a week, and I credit Karla for the quick turnaround. It’s a beautiful experience working with Karla as she takes a personal interest in her clients and places their needs before her own. I felt like I was her only client, and I can’t say enough great things about Karla. If I ever move back to Georgia, without a doubt, I will hire Karla to handle all of my real estate needs.
Stephanie G., Home Seller and Buyer — Jun 03, 2013