Lake Lanier's Favorite Realtors

We sell lifestyles not just homes

Teresa Smith

Team Lead

After boating for many years, I still have trouble docking my boat!

Michele Kaplan


Spent half an hour chasing a goat down Buford Dam.

Mackenzie Scott


Commonly referred to as the “magic millennial.” 

Lisa Mitchell

Executive Assistant/ Transaction Coordinator
Saw a cow cooling off in Wahoo Creek! 

Here we visit different places in Georgia to discover interesting things to do and talk to wonderful people around us. Don’t miss episode 1 featuring NoFo Brew Co newest location & a lakehouse that used to be a tiny fishing cabin!





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Living on lake Lanier

Boating Fishing Jetskiing Lakeside Dining Lake Lifestyles

With over $300 million dollars in total sales, the Living on Lake Lanier team has been changing lives on the lake for over a decade. Our motto is ‘We Sell Lifestyles ~ Not Just Homes’ and value relationships over transactions. Our team has a gift for matching remarkable homes with remarkable people and are committed to meeting each client’s needs. You may have seen us working our Living on Lake Lanier magic on HGTV’s Lakefront Bargain Hunt! Let us put our expertise to work for you and your Lake Lanier real estate goals.

Why Do You Need a Lake Specialist?

Because using a lake specialist with the Living on Lake Lanier team isn’t expensive…it’s priceless! Our team of professionals live, work and play on the lake and have extensive knowledge of all the lake intricacies to help you navigate buying or selling on Lake Lanier including:

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Google Reviews

Jennifer Peterson
Jennifer Peterson
We worked with Mackenzie and Theresa to find our new lake home on Lanier. Mackenzie was our main point of contact and she is a true gem. She goes above and beyond, and is always on top of things. She is persistent, responsive, and really advocated for us to get our home amid other competing offers. We couldn’t have found our new home without her. Theresa and the whole Living on Lake Lanier team was behind us too. They know the lake, and have longstanding connections that give them an edge. Highly recommended!!!
Liam Clancy
Liam Clancy
Review for Michele Kaplan, Realtor - Buford, GA When it comes to real estate in Buford, GA, there are many choices available. But Michele Kaplan sets a benchmark that is truly unparalleled in the industry. I recently had the pleasure of working with Michele on a particularly challenging property sale, and I am compelled to share my experience. For context, I own a lot of property and deal with realtors every day. From our initial meeting through to the final sale, Michele maintained the utmost level of professionalism. She was always on time, prepared, and dedicated to ensuring every aspect of the sale was executed flawlessly. What struck me about Michele was not just her knowledge about the local real estate market, but also her understanding of the nuanced intricacies of the sale process. She adeptly guided me through complex negotiations with our tenant, ensuring that I always felt informed and in control. Selling a property can be stressful, but Michele's positive attitude was a consistent source of reassurance. She approached every hurdle with a can-do spirit, ensuring that what could have been overwhelming problems were effortlessly resolved. One of the standout aspects of working with Michele was her vast network of contacts. Whether we needed a quick repair or a specialized service, Michele knew just the right person to call. It was clear that she has cultivated relationships with professionals who mirror her dedication to excellence. Michele didn’t just stop at her defined role as a real estate agent. She willingly took on tasks that one wouldn't typically expect from a realtor. Her commitment to ensuring a smooth transaction was evident in every single gesture, no matter how big or small. In conclusion, if you are looking to buy or sell a property in GA, it would be nothing short of insanity not to call Michele Kaplan. Her dedication, expertise, and passion for her work truly set her apart. In a market crowded with professionals, Michele's star shines the brightest. Highly recommended.
Brandice Polley
Brandice Polley
I was lucky enough to get to work with Mackenzie since the middle of April. We started looking but just weren't having any luck with getting offers accepted or finding exactly what I wanted. Even though I took about a week or two off from looking, when I was ready again, Mackenzie got it going right away! We were able to find a home within a day of starting our search again and the offer was accepted! Mackenzie made the whole process super easy and explained everything I could expect from the appraisal, inspection, suggestions for additional inspections or requests, etc. Even with a few things out of our control, Mackenzie was always available to ease my frustrations, be an ear to listen, or even just to chit chat. I am lucky enough to say that I had a stellar agent to help close this deal, and also that I can now call her my friend! I highly recommend anyone looking in the Lake Lanier area to reach out to Living on Lake Lanier and ask for Mackenzie (even her boss Teresa is amazing as well!) You can't go wrong with this group of wonderful ladies!
Remington Huggins
Remington Huggins
Michele is a rockstar. She helped us look for our dream house for nearly two years. We looked at roughly 15 different houses throughout the entire process and she was there every time. Once the house we dreamed about was finally available Michele was there negotiating with the sellers every step of the way. Not only was Michele a 5-star agent but she became a family friend. Michele knew my parents and sister by their first name, that is how personable she was with us. If you are looking for your dream home I highly recommend you use Michele to help you with the process. If anybody I know is looking for a lake house I can guarantee they will be using Michele. Michele, thanks for everything!
Tyler Boggs
Tyler Boggs
Teresa Smith was instrumental in my home purchase. She was very attentive to my concerns and made sure that she went above and beyond to make certain the deal went as smoothly as possible; including constant contact with her and Keller Williams team, through the entire process. I wouldn’t hesitate to ask for her assistance again as she is truly an informed, professional agent.
katherine legge
katherine legge
MacKenzie was amazing, she was patient with me thorough the process and she worked diligently on my behalf. She is so personable, helpful and delightful to work with I cannot recommend her enough!! Not all realtors are created equal and I'm so grateful to have found her, and the team she works with... I won't do real estate without her in the future! Honestly the best!
Marianne Lane
Marianne Lane
Mackenzie helped us find our amazing home at the Halcyon! We are so thankful that we were able to find her to help us with our house hunt. We are brand new to the Alpharetta area, so we really needed someone who knew the area. Mackenzie was so helpful, she would always answer texts at all times of the day, and really had our best interest at heart! Such a great experience!
Teressa LaPrade
Teressa LaPrade
We had a great experience working with Teresa. She understood what we wanted in a property and helped keep us focused on that when the market got busy. She did virtual tours of everything we wanted to see. She did a fantastic job getting the inspection and potential contractors for future work in to the property and kept us informed of every detail we needed to know to make a decision. She was a great communicator and we felt like we had a friend helping us with this purchase. I highly recommend Teresa!
Jill Darflinger
Jill Darflinger
We have known Teresa and her team since 2020 when we listed and sold our home with her. She also helped us find a place that fit our needs so we could build our new home and was instrumental in working with us to find a builder. Teresa was not only our realtor but has turned out to be a wonderful friend as well. You will not be disappointed with Teresa and her teams level of professional and timely manner.
Renae Cureton
Renae Cureton
When it came time to find our forever home on Lake Lanier, we gave Teresa Smith our “must have” checklist. Through her extensive knowledge of the lake, she found us The One. It’s been a delightful experience working with her from beginning to end. And the best part is, any time we need any work done, she “knows a guy” and is happy to share contact info. Teresa is the BEST! Renae & Chuck

Zillow Reviews

  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Michelle did a great job making sure she knew what we were looking for; and help us find those homes. She was very patience with us. Michelle has a very... Read more


    Zillow 5 Star Review  Michele worked with us for well over a year, as we navigated a tight market and our changing criteria. She always had our wants and needs forefront and stayed patient... Read more


    Zillow 5 Star Review  Great experience. She comunicates very well and kept us informed every step. Pleasant to deal with and knowledgeable. She took the time to explain the process and discuss any... Read more

  • Zillow 5 Star Review  Michele is a great agent who has much knowledge on buying a lake house. We have very busy jobs where it is difficult to keep up with deadlines, inspection scheduling,... Read more

    Sook Yoon

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Mackenzie was incredible to work with. She took time to understand what kinds of properties my husband and I were interested in, and went out of her way to show... Read more


    Zillow 5 Star Review  Michele helped us 4 years ago, to find a home when we moved to Georgia. Recently we decided to move again and had no hesitation in calling Michele for assistance... Read more

  • Zillow 5 Star Review  After returning from working overseas for four years, we were blessed to find Michele in late 2016 to help us find our perfect home. She made our dream a... Read more


    Zillow 5 Star Review  Michele was our best advocate from the get-go in our quest to purchase a lake home. The market activity was frenetic and a sellers' market, so as buyers we... Read more


    Zillow 5 Star Review  Teresa helped my son and I purchase a home on Lake Lanier for short term rental property. She was very knowledgeable of lake property. We had specific request of location.... Read more


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