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Ilana Weismark: Ooh La La Staging
RESA-Pro     Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)
 Email Ilana A Question   770-312-6723
Staging Experience: 8 years
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Ilana is all about change! She doesn’t go very long without changing something in her life and surroundings (husband and children excluded)!  You can imagine that this comes very handy as a home stager. Ilana started her company Ooh La La Home Staging in 2012, and she has staged over 500 vacant homes to date. She is never hesitant to play around with colors, furniture placement, type of furniture, accessories, vignettes etc. This ability to embrace change, alongside her inherited French flair for aesthetics, make her a Stager Extraordinaire!   Watch Ilana's interview for tips on getting your home ready to sell, 2021 home trends, and how you can find a good stager.

Fun Fact:  A teacher at heart, Ilana has taught English, French, and Hebrew in different parts of the world. She fell in love with staging over a Summer break and decided to launch her own company. Eight years later, Ooh La La Staging is an established, local company in Atlanta with enough decor and furniture to stage 30 unoccupied homes.

Real Estate Agents

Cobb County - North

Real estate agent Val Lemon
Val Lemoine
 Email Val A Question    404-512-2501

Agent Experience: 7 years
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Val was born in Le Mans, France and at the age of nine moved with his family to Atlanta, GA. He attended the Atlanta International School where he received an International Baccalaureate bi-lingual diploma (fluent in English, French, and Spanish), followed by a Mechanical Engineering BS degree at Georgia Tech. Having himself been an entrepreneur and fervent real estate investor for years, he acquired his realtor's license and has been expertly guiding clients through the process of buying, selling, and investing in real estate ever since. Val lives in Atlanta with his amazing wife Anna and their three children.

We lovingly give Val the title of the “Buyer’s Shark”, as he is driven to go above and beyond to make sure his buyers have the winning offer.   You can learn about his tips/tools for winning bidding wars in his interview. 

Fun Fact: Val and his family recently spent 14 months traveling the U.S. and parts of Europe, while still helping his clients in Atlanta.  You can get a peek at some of the family's adventures at The Traveling 5.


Cobb County - Western & Southern Cobb County

Jan Hair

 Email Jan A Question    678-778-5102

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Agent Experience: 25 years

A born and raised Texan, Jan and her family moved to Marietta, Georiga, in 1994 after spending a few years in Australia.   She fell in love with real estate while buying their home in Marietta.  This year will mark her 25th year as an agent, now Broker, in the area.   Jan recently received her Senior Real Estate Specialist designation after experience a downsizing transition with her family member.  Jan utilizes her expertise and motto of “doing the right thing” to help those transitioning to their first home or even leaving their last.

Fun Fact:  Jan was a featured agent on 2 episodes of the HGTV show, My First Place.
Favorite Local Places:  Reveille Cafe   West Cobb Diner


Fulton County - North

Thomas LeCain
 Email Thomas A Question     404-680-4495

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Agent Experience: 30 years

Thomas moved to Alpharetta, Georgia, after graduating college 36 years ago. A long-standing Alpharetta community member, Thomas has helped sellers and buyers navigate the local market for 30 years. Thomas's brokerage focuses solely on the Alpharetta and Avalon market. Thomas works mostly with home sellers, as his partner Jim works with home buyers navigate the intense housing market. An active community member, Thomas has proudly watched the area flourish, specifically the newly thriving downtown district. 

Favorite Local Places:  38Juice   Never Enough Thyme   


Fulton County - South
Kizzie Crawford: Southern Fulton County Real Estate Agent
Kizzie Crawford

 Email Kizzie A Question     404-907-9969 

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Agent Experience: 4 years

After spending 18 years as a paralegal, Kizzie took her love of homes and service and began her journey as a real estate agent.  With the support of her husband and family, she has helped hundreds of Atlanta sellers and buyers navigate the world of real estate.  Now an Associate Broker, Kizzie utilizes patience, compassion, and her legal background to ensure her clients understand everything about the buying and selling process.  

Fun Fact:  Always the adventure seeker, Kizzie’s recent sky diving adventure was featured in Shoutout Atlanta

Favorite Local Places
:  Milk & Honey   This Is It    Piece Of Cake     Tate The Great Moving

Gwinnett County - West

Sheyla Wright 
  Email Sheyla A Question     678-933-7368

Agent Experience: 10 years
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Sheyla was born in Caracas, Venezuela but came to America 11 years ago to start her career in real estate.   Living in the heart of Gwinnett county, Shayla has been working within the real estate industry for the past 10 years helping buyers and sellers navigate the real estate process.  As a bilingual agent, Shayla is able to communicate with her clients in English and Spanish.

Fun Fact:  Sheyla is an avid traveler and spent years helping others see the world as a travel agent.

Favorite Local Places:  Zapata Tacos & Tequila   LaHacienda   

Non Traditional Agent

Commission Savings, Rebates, Off MLS Selling Services

Matt Meehan 
  Email Matt A Question    407-613-2808

Agent Experience: 20 years
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Matt was born and raised in Colorado.  After graduating college, he worked at a Marketing Director for a prominent radio station in Denver.  After a long stint in radio, Matt had the opportunity to move to Florida to start a real estate business.  For 17 years he owned and operated a real estate company and the final 10 years of that time frame he owned a RE/MAX franchise.  Matt decided to sell his company in 2018 and started working with REX Homes that December.  Since then, Matt has become the Broker in both Georgia and North Carolina. 

Fun Fact:  An avid Denver Bronco's fan, Matt once got to fly on the team plane to a game!

Home Insurance

Rena Richardson
  Email Rena A Question     770-742-7442

Experience: 10 years
  Interview coming soon  

Bio coming soon!