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The Holly Nelson Team

Real Estate Advisors Servicing the North Georgia Mountains

Holly Nelson

Associate Broker - 20+ years

License Number: 248829

Holly Nelson, previous Owner and Broker at Mountain Country Realty and A Blue Ridge Vacation Cabin Rentals, showcases over two decades of real estate experience in the North Georgia mountain regions and serves as a pioneer amongst her team of industry experts. A native to North Georgia herself, she is licensed and seasoned in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, with her niche specialization residing in the lease and sale of mountain homes spanning all price points in Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Blairsville, Jasper, and Hiawassee. Whether it be a lakefront retreat, a cabin rental in the foothills, or a luxury mountain-top sanctuary, Holly and her team’s combined experience, exclusive insider knowledge, and robust network of clients and brokers, are tried-and-true distinguishing propositions that they leverage for each and every one of their clients. Working with Holly and her team is not like working with “just another real estate broker.” She takes a very personal, hands-on approach, and finds her passion lies in her keen ability to guide her clients through transactions seamlessly with a robust network of lenders and builders, inspectors and appraisers, developers and other real estate professionals that strive to provide superior experiences so her clients can enjoy all that the beautiful North Georgia area has to offer. Beyond buying and selling, Holly also founded her very own local cabin rental company, which serves as a bonus extension of service offerings she showcases within her portfolio. Holly and her coworkers are the team you’d want your mom to use to find her retirement home or who you’d want your sister/brother to use to find them the perfect family home or vacation getaway. They pride themselves on instilling a feeling of confidence and hope for their clients in knowing they’re being taken care of to the nth degree. In her spare time, you can find Holly spending time with her family. Her husband and 5 kids are what drives her to be the best she can possibly be at anything she puts her heart into. Her love of travel has taken her across an abundant amount of the US and other countries, especially the Carribean where she resided off and on for 2 years. You can find Holly locally spending her days wake surfing/wake boarding on Lake Blue Ridge, kayaking Toccoa RIver, hiking to waterfalls or sometimes relaxing with her kids playing guitar and singing. She loves to take the whole family snowboarding out west, lazy days on a Florida or Alabama beach or hopping a plan to any far away destination for a taste of new culture. Life is wonderful and she lives every day thankful for all her Blessings.

Lee Green- Standley

Real Estate Advisor - 20+ years

License Number: 241180

I fell in love with the mountains in 1965 when I was 15 years of age. My mother took me to Mars Hill College in North Carolina to help open the first workshop in theater and after that I did summerstock in Burnsville N.C. The Smokey Mountains made quite an impression on me! I declared to my parents that I would own a mountain one day! Quite an exclamation for a 15 year old! After high school I went on to the University of Georgia to receive a Bachelor Degree in Education and Speech and later received a J.D. degree.

I was born in 1950 and am still wildly in love with the mountains! I have lived in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, the Rockies in Aspen, Colorado, around the mountains in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in the Smokey Mountains. I have lived in Blue Ridge since 1992, on 63 acres on the side of a mountain with my husband of 30 years, Charlie, who lost a battle with cancer in 2013.

I now live on our 63 acres with my dogs, an American Bulldog Rockey, Lucy and Boo. I live in paradise – what more can I say?! I have sold property in Blue Ridge since 2001 and I cannot imagine doing anything else. Not a day goes by that I am not thrilled to be out showing people our gorgeous mountains! Whether you prefer to be high on the mountains with views that will knock your socks off, in the woods, on a roaring white water creek, or our placid Lake Blue Ridge, contact me at 706–632–7321, come take a ride with me, and let me introduce you to our beloved mountains.

Tina Brunetti-Smith

Real Estate Advisor

License Number: 433592

Tina Brunetti-Smith is an accomplished Realtor with a diverse background in the healthcare and wellness industry. Beginning her real estate career in New Hampshire, Tina quickly established herself as a reputable real estate professional before embarking on a life-changing journey to Southwest Florida. Driven by her passion for holistic healing, Tina became a certified Reiki practitioner and meditation teacher, dedicating her time to help individuals find balance and inner peace. Her dedication in this field eventually led her to embark on another adventure, this time to North Georgia, where she successfully merged her expertise in real estate with her profound knowledge in wellness. Beyond her professional endeavors, Tina revels in the joys of motherhood, proudly raising six amazing children. With three cherished grandchildren and another bundle of joy on the way this fall, family is truly the heart of Tina's world! When Tina isn't busy transforming lives through real estate and holistic wellness, she finds solace in the kitchen. With a passion for healthy cooking and deep-rooted beliefs in the power of nutrition, she joyfully assists others in their journey towards optimal health. Additionally, Tina finds peace and a sense of adventure through her love for the outdoors. In the company of her husband and two rescue dogs, Willa and Lola, she explores the beauty of nature, finding inspiration and rejuvenation amidst serene landscapes. Driven, compassionate, and always seeking new ways to make a positive impact, Tina Brunetti-Smith thrives on the opportunity to guide others towards their dreams and realizes that sometimes, finding the perfect home is just the beginning of an incredible transformation,

Nicole Born

Real Estate Advisor -10+ years


With over ten years of Real Estate experience, I take great pride in helping people find their dream home in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. I have been a resident of the Blue Ridge area since the tender young age of five. I am also a Fannin County High School alumni. The love of this area and the ability to help someone find that “perfect” home is one of my greatest passions. My roots are here! This business allows me the opportunity to help others while also striving to be the best wife and mother I can be. My husband and I met shortly after high school and have been married 20 years. We have four beautiful children and two grandchildren. Our kids keep us busy with sports and life in general and this business allows me to be present for it all. Spending time with family and enjoying the great outdoors in these beautiful North Georgia Mountains is what life is all about.

Emma Kaylor

Real Estate Advisor

License Number: 439732

Elizabeth McKinney

Real Estate Advisor

License Number: 439609

Elizabeth McKinney brings a unique blend of lifelong passion and diverse professional experience to her role as a Real Estate Advisor at Engel & Völkers North Georgia Mountains. Despite being new to the real estate industry, Elizabeth's upbringing around her father’s architecture business and home construction brought on her early fascination with the entrepreneurial aspects of real estate have laid a solid foundation for her career transition. With a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Marketing and a Master's degree in Literacy & Education, Elizabeth's background spans regulatory compliance analysis and education management, enriching her understanding of contracts, marketing, and client relationships. Specializing in new residential construction, Elizabeth's journey into real estate was catalyzed by her move to North Georgia and her discovery of her forever home in the picturesque community of Blue Ridge. Inspired by Holly Nelson and the Engel & Völkers team, Elizabeth embarked on a new chapter in her career, driven by her lifelong passion for homes and homeownership. She joins the Holly Nelson Team with enthusiasm, eager to leverage her education and professional background to assist clients in finding their dream homes. Outside of work, Elizabeth finds joy in outdoor activities like running, hiking, kayaking, and boating, as well as indulging in crafty renovations. She cherishes quiet evenings with a good book and a glass of red wine, especially during stormy weather. With proud moments including the attainment of her Master's degree and passing the Georgia State Real Estate Exam, Elizabeth looks forward to embracing the challenges and rewards of her new role, fueled by her genuine passion for helping clients find their perfect homes.
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Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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