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Advantage Chatuge Realty
REALTOR®, Licensed in GA & NC
(828) 389-4466
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Ed Reams, Advantage Chatuge Realty, Lake Chatuge

Ed Reams, Owner/Broker
(770)598-7726 Cell


While I’m happy to tell you about myself, I’d prefer to talk about you and how you will benefit by working with Advantage Chatuge Realty.

  • We will take the time to understand your wants, needs, and objectives.
  • We will provide you with information on current local market conditions and trends.
  • We will provide insight into the advantages and disadvantages of the choices available to you so that you can make an informed decision.
  • We will consult and communicate with you during the entire process.
  • We will be your advocate.

Regarding my background… my wife and I purchased our first piece of land here in the mountain/lakes region of Western North Carolina in 1992 and built a small 2BR/2BA vacation cabin to which traveled each weekend. 

I owned an advertising agency in Atlanta at the time, and it quickly became apparent that the quality of life was much better here in the mountains -- so after a few years we began discussing plans to transition here full time, and it was at that point that I decided to pursue a career in Real Estate.

In 2002 I earned licenses in both North Carolina and Georgia and opened a small, one-person Real Estate office here in Hayesville, NC, founding the firm on the principle of delivering clients an unsurpassed level of service.  We now have eight agents, and I'm very proud to be able to say that we have been the top-selling Clay County Real Estate firm every year since 2011 -- testimony to the outstanding agents who work here.

My hobbies include music, photography, and reading.  And when I'm not working, I'm thinking about work -- part of the price of admission when owning a firm.



Kerry Bowler, Hayesville, NC, North Carolina

Kerry Bowler, Associate Broker
(828)361-5189 Cell


I was born and raised in South Florida, where I worked as a EMT.  In 2001 my husband and I followed our life-long dream of moving  to the mountains.  We have called Hayesville, NC our home ever since.

I have had the privilege of working in Real Estate full-time since 2005, serving buyers and sellers in the Mountains of western North Carolina and northeast Georgia.

I enjoy helping others make their mountain dreams come true.



Tammy McDaniel, lake property for sale

Tammy McDaniel, Associate Broker
(706)951-2700 Cell


My name is Tammy McDaniel and I am a professional Realtor® with Advantage Chatuge Realty. I have lived and worked in this beautiful area for many years, and take great pride in our community.
Buying the right home is one of the most important financial decisions that most people make in their life. Helping you succeed in finding the right home at the right price is my profession and my passion.
Every buyer and seller of real estate has a unique set of needs and desires. I am well known for my ability to closely match my clients’ special requirements with the perfect house they can call home. 

Yes – you are the center of my real estate transactions. I am dedicated to doing everything in my power to assist you in all your real estate transactions because you deserve nothing less.



Kim Tigar, Mountain property for sale

Kim Tigar, Associate Broker
(828)337-2424 Cell


I am a western North Carolina native, originally from Asheville, NC. My husband and I moved to Hayesville as full-time residents in 2014, and have been enjoying the beauty of the mountains and the lake and interacting with the people in the area since purchasing our home in 1999. I became a real estate Broker in December 2000 and have worked in real estate and construction throughout the years. I pay close attention to my client’s needs and work diligently to help them achieve their goals, in both buying and selling property. I’m a Realtor who listens and responds to your requests. My goal is to make your dream of living in this beautiful mountain/lake community come true! Also, I love the outdoors, music, gardening, animals, silly jokes, and wine tasting!



Gary Ward, real estate, Hiawassee, Georgia, GA

Gary Ward, Associate Broker
(828)508-0803 Cell


You expect excellence in all things, and the purchase and sale of your property should be no different. I'm here to provide you with Exclusive Buyer or Seller Agency representation and offer advice that will give you the ADVANTAGE of drawing on my 22 years of experience as a licensed Realtor here in western North Carolina and northeast Georgia. I offer professional real estate services with a personal touch, helping my clients find that perfect home or building lot which will yield a lifetime of happy memories. 

For the last 27 years, my wife Susan and I have called this beautiful area home, moving here from the Cayman Islands in 1993 (and various other locales prior to that). We transitioned from the solitude of a small Caribbean island to the laid back lifestyle of rural Southern Appalachia and the small town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, where we owned and operated Blue Ridge Mountain Farms and The Movable Feast -- a 70 acre property we revived after it had been dormant for 30 years.  Since I trained professionally as a Chef and Resort Manager (and my wife as a Photographer), we developed a working farm where we bred Morgan horses and Alpine goats; we also had a greenhouse where we grew culinary greens and herbs. Then, as development began to move north from Atlanta in the mid 1990s, I became a licensed Realtor in both Georgia and North Carolina. 

In 1999 my wife and I purchased a 38 acre mountain farm in the community of Brasstown, North Carolina where I focused more of my time on Real Estate sales and development. In 2002 we were fortunate to adopt two young brothers from Russia -- they're now young men in college -- who've joined us in starting a family business called Brothers On Farms; we raise grass fed lamb, culinary mushrooms, organic greens, and herbs, and provide on-site Agro-Tourism events.

I am beginning my 22nd year in Real Estate, which provides me with countless activities and adventures for meeting new friends and helping to build our community one client at a time.

Because your needs are unique, shouldn't your Realtor be too?



Shelagh Whitney, Lakefront bargain hunt, Hayesville NC

Shelagh Whitney, Associate Broker
(828)508-8272 Cell


Born in Canada, my dream of seeking the same natural beauty in a warmer climate has come true! Mike and I first ‘discovered’ the western North Carolina and North Georgia mountains through a friend when we took the opportunity to lease out our downtown Atlanta condo for several weeks for the 1988 Convention. Our friend, a local Realtor who seemed to know that if we would just go we would buy, loaned us his cabin and, he was right and sold us a piece of land that we would drive to and muse over for several years! We built our dream on the side of the hill in 1990 and drove up weekends for 11 years but the real dream unfolded when we packed up and made Hayesville our permanent home on August 31, 2001.

11 days before September 11th the world stopped and we felt an uncomfortable calm, hidden in the hills at the start of our new adventure. Almost 20 years later I continue to enjoy both listing and selling in the mountain and lakes region, concentrating on upscale homes with an emphasis on Lake Chatuge properties. For a fun look at our area watch a repeat of Lakefront Bargain Hunt on HGTV, ‘Letting Loose on Lake Chatuge’ where I was honored to be chosen as the local Realtor to showcase Lake Chatuge.

There have been a million wonderful moments, and some harrowing ones too, helping many people attain their vacation and retirement goals. To achieve that, you need a Realtor with the experience, contacts, open mind, and heart to get you there. Having been the Clay County #1 Top Producer from 2012-2018, I have that and can be that person for you!

Put my 20 years of experience to work in helping you attain your dream in 2020!


Carina Woolrich, lakefront homes, lake Chatuge, mountain views

Carina Woolrich, Associate Broker
(706)994-6626 Cell


After earning my bachelor’s degree in professional photography in 1985, I worked as a commercial photographer until 2004 in San Diego, CA. I specialized in product and architectural photography or, as I referred to it,  "things that don’t move"! My husband and I relocated to St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands for a couple of years where we bought and refurbished a home… and played a lot. In 2006, we came to Hayesville, NC, fell in love with it, and have made it our permanent home.

Through the process of buying, fixing-up, and selling our homes, I realized how much I enjoy real estate. I received my NC Brokers license in 2008, GA in 2009, and started in the business. It seemed to make a lot of sense since photography is probably the most important part of marketing homes and land. I took it one step further and opened a real estate virtual tour company, Woolrich Photo Tours. Once I really got busy with real estate, I found I no longer had the time to photograph properties for other Realtors. My listings feature the very best photography and virtual tours, updated on a regular basis.

I've been working full time as a Realtor since 2010 and have received The Circle of Excellence Award every year since 2013. I have the experience behind me but haven't forgotten what it's like to be on the Buyers or Sellers side of it. I try to look at all transactions from the client’s point of view as much as from the Realtors. Most of all, I listen…

My hobbies include fly fishing, cooking, and home improvement.

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