★★★★★ "Lee was amazing! He helped us get exactly what we needed at a fair price and made it very easy for us! He was there every step of that way even late nights during negotiations. We will definitely be working with Lee again in the future!!
" - Courtney
★★★★★ "Lee truly made this process painless and smooth by coaching us in the right direction of what we needed to do. Even after closing Lee continued to check in to make sure that everything was going as we had hoped with our new house. We were very happy to be able to work with Lee and hope to continue to work with him in the future!
" - Ashley
★★★★★ "We can’t say enough about our experience with Melanie Collins as our realtor! As first time homebuyers, we had no clue what we were getting ourselves into and she completely put us at ease, spending countless hours helping us find the perfect home, in the best location and at the right price. If that wasn’t enough, she went above and beyond by putting us in touch with trustworthy and reliable people who would help us to make it OUR home. We are eternally grateful for not only her knowledge and expertise but for her friendship and we honestly miss our Saturday morning home tours with her! We could not have asked for a better realtor and would without a doubt recommend her to our closest friends and family!
" - Christina
★★★★★ "We definitely agree with all of the previous comments! This was our first home buying experience as well, and Melanie could not have been more helpful! She answered the hundreds of questions we asked, walked us through endless amounts of homes, treated us like family, and was never afraid to be completely honest with us. She truly had our best interest at heart and we are beyond grateful to have had her help us through this process! " - Alexandra
★★★★★ "Melanie was our realtor for our first home. We were completely new to every aspect of the house buying process. Melanie was honest, truthful and very supportive. She knew the exact house we were looking for and found us the perfect one! Melanie is a true blessing and you would be lucky to have her as your realtor! "
★★★★★ "I could not imagine having a better experience selling a home with any other agent! Melanie went above and beyond with our listing to ensure all our questions were answered and needs met while selling our home. We were able to maintain a peace of mind and actually enjoy the home selling process with Melanie’s expert representation. We would recommend her again and again! "
We bring together 17 years of real estate experience in the Atlanta metro market along with background expertise in Marketing, Construction, and Law. But more importantly, we proudly maintain a service-first approach to helping clients meet their goals, which we credit for growing our business steadily through repeat and referral business, even in the most challenging markets.
Melanie Collins grew up a true Southerner, from showing horses in 4H to football games at the University of Georgia, where she earned her BA in Marketing. She spent her career working in San Francisco, New York, and for the last 15 years right here in Atlanta. Her experience with global brands and local favorites includes marketing and advertising roles with Microsoft, Toyota, Home Depot, Cox Media Group, and Terrapin Brewery. After renovating and selling two properties with Lee, she was inspired to begin a full-time real estate career.
Lee Collins is originally from England, where he grew up renovating homes and restoring cars in the Home Counties of London. After attending the University of Cardiff in Wales, Lee worked as a lawyer, including work in real estate conveyance procedure. While managing an award-winning private practice outside of London, Lee met Melanie and relocated to Atlanta where he promptly began a successful real estate career, leveraging his law and construction background.
The Collins Collective was founded by Lee and Melanie Collins with a mission to grow their superior customer service offering throughout metro Atlanta and beyond. Lee and Melanie work collaboratively with other hyper-competent agents locally and across a vast global network to meet the needs of clients anywhere and at any stage of buying, selling, or investing in real estate.
Lee and Melanie Collins enjoy traveling, and time with family on their small hobby farm outside of Atlanta where Melanie paints equestrian artwork and Lee works on classic cars and vintage watches. They are also active in the local community and support several charities, including The Lily Foundation, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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Collins Collective + Compass Concierge
440 Karen Drive
"When I moved to Atlanta 8 years ago a good friend of mine referred me to Lee and Melanie Collins and they have been exceptional to work with. I've now used them for four different transactions and all of them have gone smoothly. The most recent transaction was through Compass and we leveraged the Concierge Program. The Concierge Program allowed me to free up cash and take advantage of the zero percent money offered through the program. In addition, Lee and Melanie were fully engaged in the construction phase and essentially took ownership of the project which allowed me to step back and just relax. They have excellent and reliable contractors at their disposal who perform work with a high level of craftsmanship. As a result, we were able to sell my home in less than a day on the market, and at full asking price. The Collins Collective leveraged social media to advertise my property as "coming soon" and we were able to get an amazing offer two weeks before the construction was completed. I'm very pleased with the whole process and what Compass has to offer through their Concierge program. I would highly recommend using Lee and Melanie for your next real estate transaction."