Mary Catherine Smith


Born and raised in Athens, I graduated from Athens Academy in 1993 and then went on to earn my degree in marketing from Ole Miss. Post graduation, I came home to Athens and have been an active member of the community ever since.   

I grew up in an area known as Five Points which is well known for its proximity to the University of Georgia and Downtown, and largely raised my family there. I have a special place in my heart  for Athens, which is why I decided to enter the real estate industry in 2004. I like to think I have a talent for juggling – one only a parent of four kids can possess. With my years of experience and my drive to find my clients their ideal homes, I always get the job done.

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At CJ&L, we believe that kindness and community go hand in hand. I personally share this sentiment, and I take pride in my industry connections and relationships. For me, communication is always key, which is why I take extra care to listen to all of my clients’ needs and work together to find exactly what they’re looking for. I love to work with buyers on their home search and build relationships with my clients.

When I’m not busy working with clients to seek out the perfect property, I have the privilege of serving as a member of the Athens Academy Alumni Board, the Athens Heritage Garden Club and the Colonial Dames of America. I also support the amazing, local organization Extra Special People. I’m proud to have won the Circle of Honor Award every year since 2014, as well as the Circle of Excellence Award in 2017 and the Circle of Distinction Award in 2013.

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It's rare that you can find an in town property within walking distance to Five Points on a lot that is this spacious and beautiful!! The owners of 215 Oakland Way have created a gorgeous backdrop for this stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with a meticulously designed landscape. An abundance of character and curb appeal set this home apart from the competition, and you will be just as pleased with the floor plan! Featuring a large great room with a wood burning fireplace, formal dining room opening to an adorable screened porch with French doors, as well as a vaulted keeping room off of the kitchen, you have enough space to spread out and find your happy place.  The master suite and a large guest bedroom are located on the main level of the home and share a generously sized landing outside of the bedroom doors which has interior french doors leading to two areas of the main house. This area allows for privacy and noise reduction for the sleeping quarters, and also boasts tremendous character! The guest bedroom is located next to a full hall bath which has a newly renovated tile shower.  The master suite is a spacious room opening to the most phenomenal master bath. Graciously sized, the master bath feels as though you are in the finest of hotels with a stunning marble shower with frameless glass doors, an oversized soaking tub and two sinks with extra countertop space. Both walk in closets are accessible from the bathroom, as is the separate lavatory.  A Juliette balcony is a wonderful touch to open the French door on Fall days for great air flow. The heart of this home will definitely be the newly renovated kitchen and vaulted keeping room with a wall of floor to ceiling windows overlooking the rear deck and backyard.  Athens Building Company is arguably the finest builder in Athens, and there was no stone left unturned on the renovation of this kitchen! The well designed custom cabinetry allows for an abundance of organized storage, and the granite countertops, high end appliances and built in desk area finish this kitchen off perfectly.  The laundry room is a wonderful size and could easily have a section used to add a wet bar or half bath, should a buyer desire either. With a window, utility sink, custom cabinets and great square footage, you can accommodate most anything! Upstairs you will find three spacious secondary bedrooms, two with built in chest of drawers! One of these bedrooms is currently being used as a home office, and all three share a renovated full bath with a tub/shower combo. Hardwood floors span the entire house and there is an abundance of storage with easy access. The very clean, unfinished basement space offers a cast iron tub for bathing pets, and access to under the deck for ease of grabbing gardening tools or trash cans.  Lastly, City Garden Company did a wonderful job matching the original stone walls when creating a well defined parking pad with pea gravel, and created the loveliest of stone walkways leading to the front door and side of the home. Enjoy grilling out and enjoying Fall days on the back deck which spans the rear of the home and also lends access to a lower level stone patio and backyard. This home is something to behold! Come see for yourself why this may be one of the best lots in Five Points! 899,000 pending

215 Oakland Way Athens, Georgia

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,901 SqFt 0.560 Acres

What a rare opportunity in the heart of Five Points! This single level, mid century modern home has been meticulously restored and brought back to life. This home lends itself well to entertaining with grand open spaces and an oversized covered porch off the rear of the home with a wood burning fireplace.  Upon entering, you will be in awe of the authentic craftsmanship and open living space accented by the perfectly designed, modern kitchen with marble countertops, custom walnut cabinetry and high end appliances.  Natural light floods into this main living space making the heart of the home an incredibly happy place to be!! The casual family room is graciously sized and boasts a wood burning fireplace and handsome wet bar with beverage center and black granite countertops.  This room offers casual living with a super chic vibe, and has a glass door leading to the covered patio! The master suite is located on the far end of the home for privacy, and has a stunning master bath with soaking tub, walk in shower with marble accent wall and frameless glass door and great wall space for dressers or a small sitting area. The double vanity features marble countertops and double storage towers, and the separate lavatory allows for privacy.  The walk in closet is located off of the master bath and has custom designed storage.  The two secondary bedrooms are extra large and each have access to a full bath. One was renovated with a marble wall shower and frameless glass door, tile floors and vanity with marble countertops; and the other is an original, impeccably maintained blue tile vintage bath with a tub shower combo. Both have access for guests from the hallway.  Conveniently located near the master suite is the enormous laundry and utility room.  The rear of the property has as much to offer as the interior of this home! A well manicured backyard is fully fenced and would serve as a perfect garden or play space.  The two car carport offers double storage closets and connects to the covered patio which will quickly rival your favorite interior living space! The location, the renovation, the authenticity and vibe are REAL! You must see for yourself! 830,000 sold

280 Milledge Terrace Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,700 SqFt 0.340 Acres

Welcome to 104 Princeton Mill Court! This pristine home exudes traditional elegance, and boasts a very desirable 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath floor plan. With multiple living spaces and a master suite on the main level, this stunning property will knock you off your feet! Upon entering, you are greeted by an elongated foyer which overlooks the graciously sized, sunken mahogany paneled family room with fire place, formal dining room to the right and separate living room to the left, also with a fire place. The builder's keen eye for architectural design is showcased by the custom built-in shelving and cabinetry flanking the fire place in the family room, crafting a handsome living space. French doors across the rear of this room lead to a large, brick patio with iron railing. Hardwood floors span these living spaces, as do 10 foot ceilings and heavy crown molding.  The powder room and master suite are located on the left side of the home, and the kitchen and keeping room are on the right side of the home. The bright, white kitchen features newer black appliances, white hard surface countertops and an abundance of natural light. Open to the keeping room, the kitchen has enough space for both a large dining table, as well as a spacious sitting area.  The graciously sized master suite features two walk in closets and a sizable master bath with a tub and separate stand up shower, and two vanities providing great storage and counter top space. A rear stairwell has access from the kitchen and leads to two large upstairs bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill bath. You will also find a versatile walk in storage closet for off season clothes, clean storage or even a home office.  Last, but not least, a rear brick patio provides a wonderful space to have morning coffee or unwind in the evenings, and overlooks a well manicured yard. The clean, walkable crawl space entry provides additional storage for larger items or outdoor lawn equipment. Stucco is the EFIS system, which is styrofoam over plywood, coated with a cement stucco base coat and a premixed paint. 629,000 sold

104 Princeton Mill Court Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 2 Baths 3,262 SqFt 0.530 Acres

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