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About the churchwell group
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Amanda Churchwell founded The Churchwell Group, a Contract to Close Service company, in 2012 to assist Realtors with transaction coordination, adding a Listing Coordination division in 2014 and Marketing Services in 2018. With many years of experience as a Realtor herself, she knows the intricate details involved in a Real Estate transaction. Her extensive background in customer service and sales drive her passion for connecting with other professionals and building a strong rapport quickly. Her experience includes not only selling real estate, but also broker compliance contract review, training new agents and assisting with brokerage office management.
Amanda created the company out of the desire to work from home to improve the quality of life for her family, and she quickly realized that she could share this same opportunity with other moms – and this is what gets her up every day! Then she quickly realized she could enhance the quality of life for her clients – by giving them back time to use as they wish.
Amanda’s personal mission is to enhance the quality of life for everyone her business touches. The Churchwell Group has seen first hand the positive impact their services have on their clients’ businesses. When Realtors leverage their time by utilizing the services of TCG, they see immediate growth in their sales. It’s truly thrilling, a winning combination.
At home, you will find Amanda along with her two daughters, son, and amazing husband having a dance party in their living room or snuggled up on the couch watching a movie.
Karen Patterson, Director of Operations – Human Resources and Finance
Married for 41 years, Karen has a son and a daughter, both business owners, and 5 beautiful granddaughters. From dance to gymnastics to plays, they keep her entertained and she loves every minute of it. In her ‘spare’ time, Karen enjoys photographing these beauties as well as other family members, and also gorgeous landscapes and sunsets along with scrapbooking events. Her family’s annual vacation at the beach is the highlight of her year.
Working in the industry for 40+ years, first in the field of accounting and then in real estate office management, she has excellent computer skills with the ability to navigate websites and software and learn new programs and sites with ease. Karen has exceptional organization skills, time management, and communication skills, which are crucial in business. Her ultimate goal is to help her clients sell more real estate by getting their binding contracts to the closing table on time.
Trish Hanke, Director of Operations – Marketing & Design
Growing up in the real estate world, Trish spent her youth helping out at her parents’ real estate company in the Branson, MO. This was where she found her passion for marketing. Trish’s professional background includes seven years producing national golf talk radio shows for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, as well as, leading a full-service marketing firm as Director of Marketing. In 2011, Hanke launched ish Marketing, a small-ish marketing company that works hand in hand with clients to grow their business – building brand awareness and increase sales. Her areas of focus include brand development, marketing strategy and graphic design, with a special passion for helping real estate agents spend their marketing dollars wisely!
She is active in the community and enjoys spending quality time around the dining table playing board games with her husband and their two adorable and spirited kiddos.
Lydia Waters, Senior Coordinator
Meet Lydia Water, who stays busy with her 2 beautiful, crazy, and funny kids. She enjoys UGA football and going to her son’s t-ball and soccer games. Family is very important to Lydia and she decided when she had her second child that she would stay home with them instead of returning to her position as a teacher. Lydia taught in very high risk schools for 5 years before deciding to stay home. Her ability to multi-task, stay organized and her desire to always improve really helped to be successful in her work. She loves helping people, working with people, and also likes working behind the scenes…so being a closing coordinator is a perfect fit for her!
Beth Neal, Senior Coordinator
As Closing Coordinator, Beth helps our clients from the time a listing is under contract to closing day. Her organizational skills and attention to detail help keep the closing process easy for all parties involved. Prior to joining The Churchwell Group in 2014, Beth was a Pharmaceutical Vaccine Specialist with Merck & Co. Inc.
Beth is an active member at Dunwoody United Methodist Church where she helps co-chair Moms On The Grow circle and sits on the Consignment Sale committee. Married for six years to her husband, Ryan, they have two children, Harrison and Harper.
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