About Living On Lake Lanier

We Sell Lifestyles—Not Just Homes


Why Us

With over $300 Million dollars in total sales, the Living on Lake Lanier team has been changing lives on the lake for almost two decades. 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 real estate goals.

Fun fact! While we consider Lake Lanier and the surrounding cities (Cumming, Dawsonville, Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch and Buford) our “niche,” we also service the following cities: Milton, Alpharetta, Roswell, Canton, Johns Creek, Sugar Hill, Suwanee and Braselton. Don’t see your city? Reach out and we’d love to connect you with a trusted agent in the area you’re interested in buying or selling!









Meet the Living On Lake Lanier Team


Teresa Smith

770.654.4173 | [email protected]

Teresa has been a resident of Lake Lanier since 2004. She started her business in real estate on Lake Lanier when her family moved to Flowery Branch in 2000. Her cousins had rental cabins on Lake Lanier and together they started a boat rental business. She fell in love with Lake Lanier and decided that selling property and changing people’s lives on the lake was her true passion. Throughout the years, Teresa and her team have changed countless family’s lives on the lake. Her team has a great working relationship with the Army Corp of Engineers who control dock permits and the entire shoreline around the 692 miles of the lake. She considers herself very blessed to live on the lake and has always said that living on Lake Lanier is like being on vacation every day. Teresa grew up in Dallas, TX, and attended the University of Arkansas where she graduated with a degree in Marketing and Fashion Merchandising. In addition to her family and career, she enjoys boating, cooking, traveling, and volunteering with the Lake Lanier Association.


Michele Kaplan

678.677.5653 | [email protected]

Michele is originally from Central Ohio. Her early 14-year career was with a national labor and employment law firm working in administration and as a Human Resources Manager in Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas.  In 2004, she relocated to the Lake Lanier area and eventually decided to pursue her long-time passion of helping others by changing their lives through real estate focusing on Lake Lanier properties and the surrounding areas. Michele understands the process of buying and selling a home can be very stressful, and she works diligently to make the process as seamless as possible, keeping in constant contact with her clients every step of the way. Her clients will tell you she is the ideal agent because of her incredible determination and work ethic, strong attention to detail and vast market knowledge. Michele has two wonderful teenagers and they love living near the lake, boating, visiting Lake Lanier Islands and exploring the North Georgia Mountains.


Mackenzie Scott

678.925.2652 | [email protected]

Mackenzie is an Alpharetta, Georgia native who considers Lake Lanier her second home. She grew up swimming, boating, skiing and tubing on the lake while spending time at her family’s lake house. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Lee University and enjoys applying it along with her marketing expertise to the world of real estate. Mackenzie is the social media guru of the team and makes sure your home gets in front of the right audience at the right time to obtain maximum exposure. She is a licensed agent as of August 2019 and provides exceptional service and market knowledge with an energy that will make you smile! In her spare time, you can find her boating on the lake with her husband, learning a new skill or DIY project, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs or enjoying the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Mackenzie, along with the Living on Lake Lanier team, would appreciate the opportunity to assist you with all of your real estate needs.


Lisa Mitchell

513.383.8926 | [email protected]

Lisa moved to North Georgia in 2007 and has lived near Lake Lanier ever since. Lisa and her husband love spending time boating with friends and family enjoying all the lake has to offer. Her real estate career began with rental and personal investment properties where she gained tons of knowledge and fell in love with the industry. Lisa is a licensed agent and is known for her keen eye for detail and organizational skills. She ensures your home buying or selling process from contract to close goes as smoothly and stress free as possible!

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