Melissa Williamson


I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and came to Athens in 1988 to attend UGA, where I graduated with a degree in English. Before I officially called Athens my home, I spent time trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal, hiking and sea kayaking in Alaska, and glacier mountaineering in British Columbia during my summers and after college. I also spent three months hiking the southern 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail. After graduating from UGA, I worked as an environmental educator in Colorado and later as a third grade elementary school teacher in Winston-Salem, NC.

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I have always been fascinated with design and architecture. I obtained my real estate license in 2012 while living in Knoxville, Tennessee, and I’ve been passionate about assisting my clients in the buying and selling of their homes ever since. I pride myself on my positive attitude and careful negotiating skills, and I always insure that the search for a new home or the selling of a current home is the best experience possible for my clients. My artistic and creative abilities with design enable me to visualize the potential in a house. I am creative, dedicated, and committed to success. I was also awarded the Circle of Distinction from the Athens Area Association of Realtors.

I’m very community-oriented and I devote much of my time to philanthropic work, which is one of the reasons I love being a part of such a selfless team at CJ&L. I spend my time raising money and awareness for local nonprofits and issues such as mental health, multiple sclerosis, and breast cancer. I currently serve on the board at Nuci’s Space, a local non-profit organization focusing on brain illness and suicide prevention, with an emphasis and connection to the music community. In 2011, I rode in the Athens/Atlanta double century bike ride for MS and was among the top 25 fundraisers. I was the chair for the silent auction for The Taste of Athens for three consecutive years, raising money to support Community Connection. I’ve also been a volunteer for Breastfest, a local fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

I love the outdoors and I’m an avid gardener; my husband, Keyes, is a landscape architect and the principal/owner of Williamson Landscape Architecture. I live in Five Points with my husband and our identical 15-year-old twin boys.

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