As one of the oldest full-service real estate firms in Atlanta, Berry Realty has been our clients advocates, helping them navigate the world of home ownership since 1932. We have implemented a Project Management system that is designed to pull together all aspects of your home renovation and/or home building needs and orchestrate your project to fulfill the dreams you have for your home.
Adding a true "cottage" feel to this beautiful home in Atlanta with a full kitchen renovation.
Full Renovation of a Historic Garden Hills Georgian home.
Home owners are demanding a change in the Home Design Build industry; they are tired of contractors who over-charge and under-deliver. We’ve heard your complaints about your past experiences and we have taken what we have learned and developed a Project Management System/Process that is effectively taking a broom and dustpan to the industry.
Few firms have successfully entered the world of Residential Project Management, a concept found largely in the commercial construction arena. The Berry team of professional Project Managers has over a century of combined experience in the industry and are trained to remodel/build your home to the highest standards of custom building and remodeling. We have implemented a Project Management System that is designed to pull together all aspects of your home renovation and/or home building needs and orchestrate your project to fulfill the dreams you have for your home.
Kitchen & Baths
Outdoor / Living Spaces
A uniquely custom designed 4500 sq. ft. home. The complete tear-down & rebuild was planned with many hours of in-house design meetings between our clients and design team.
Renovation were done in the kitchen and baths of this investment property. The result: higher rent proceeds, quality renters.
After being on the market for two years with another realtor, the sellers hired us to update their home. We sold the renovated home within 30 days of listing it!
Completely transformed the structural layout for a more open concept. All while maintaining the original footprint according to county guidelines.
“Berry Realty has managed our property in the Atlanta area since 2004 and we have been very pleased. In 2010 they completed a renovation on the property and then secured us an amazing tenant. We could not be happier, and recommend Berry to anyone needing property management or renovation assistance in the Atlanta area.”
“Thank you so much for the lovely house warming gifts. The basket was so full of thoughtful gifts, each selected perfectly for every member of the house. Moreover, the fact that you secretly commissioned one of our friends to make an art piece for the house is just so special to us. In fact, these are the things that make me love our new home even more. I love that in every room we can tell a story about the details, decisions or good deals that went into building this house. It’s a house designed and built with love for all our family and friends and it’s already a house full of stories. Since we moved in we have yet to have a Friday or Saturday night without a house full of guests and we love it!
We are so grateful to you, David, Laurel and the Berry team for building a home that exceeds our expectations. You made the process easy and we appreciate your attention to us throughout the project. From our first meetings with John Knight to develop the architectural plans, to framing, to selecting materials, to the finishing touches, you were always available to answer questions and guide us in decisions. You always make us feel like we are your number one priority. I am especially thankful for your vision and expertise on the many, many details that made our home both beautiful and functional. David’s ability to lead the building process and coordinate many subcontractors working all at the same time was amazing while his eye on details to make sure everything was done right was impeccable. Laurel was more than helpful in working with me to find lighting, hardware, etc and get the best deal on my selections. She did a lot of legwork and kept me organized and I really appreciate that.
Please feel free to use us as a reference. We are more than willing to show the house as well to potential clients. Berry Design Build has earned our highest recommendation for many reasons. First and foremost, we could always trust you. We never questioned your transparency on costs and your dedication to ensure we were getting the best value for the price was always apparent. You and your team were always available at anytime by phone, email, text, or in person, to handle any issue or design change that arose. Furthermore, you fixed any issue that arose with integrity, consistently making sure the house was built with quality and that we were satisfied. We also found your knowledge about the homes and housing market in our area to be beneficial in helping us decide where our dollars could be best spent. You understood our concerns about building a larger house that still fit within the existing neighborhood as well as keeping neighbors happy during the building process. Neighbors up and down the street have commented to us on how beautifully the house fits on the street, how well the construction site was maintained and how professional contractors were during the process. Even after the project has been completed you all have been so responsive to any questions and you have handled everything very professionally and efficiently.
While building a house can seem overwhelming, we’ve had a lot of fun over the past year. We started out as customer and project manager over a year ago, but we now consider you all as our friends. Please accept our heartfelt thanks in helping us to achieve our dream home. We are glad to finally be in our home, but do miss spending time with our friends at Berry. I guess that means we need to think about building that vacation home! In the meantime, come over for coffee anytime!
Andrea and Anish
"Join us in celebrating the sale, after two long years on the market, of our house in Atlanta! We are thrilled, and still a bit exhausted from the drama of the last minute challenges right before the final closing.
In fact, we would not be celebrating this happy event were it not for the incredible support and determination of our recently recruited selling agent, Holly Berry Consentino of Berry Realty. Last May we shifted the listing, plus the responsibility for overseeing some major renovations needed to sell the place in this unfriendly market, to Holly. We were amazed at the way she and her team delivered what they had promised, “on time and under budget.” She had said that we could trust her to accomplish the work “long distance” (we, of course, had to return to California), and to our delight, she delivered as promised. Then she followed through to land a buyer—a respectable offer, excellent credit—and we settled down to move through the one-month closing process.
Then, with the rains that came to Atlanta came the drama of dealing with water in the re-carpeted basement; the bank refusing to release the loan at the very last minute pending yet further inspections…it became an emotional roller coaster. Every time we thought the situation was under control, something else threatened to de-rail the whole process. And through it all, there was Holly, pro-actively taking care of us and our interests. She never accepted “no,” for an answer, and she stayed in the conversation, reaching higher up the corporate chain in order to find the person with the authority to act reasonably and allow the closing to proceed, even though this should have been the buyer’s agent’s responsibility.
Through it all, Holly was amazing. She understands how things work—this from years of experience, and her habit of paying attention to details and following through. A lovely lady, she can be tough and “in your face” if that’s what is needed, but never offensive, always professional. We trusted her sense of when to say what, and she was never wrong.
Hopefully, none of you will require such an extraordinary range of connections and skills to buy or sell a home, but we sure were glad to have Holly on our side when the totally unexpected complications arose. Please take this as an unqualified recommendation, should you ever be considering a real estate transaction or know someone who is getting ready to sell their home.
So join us in breathing a huge sigh of relief.
Life is Good!"
Linda and Bill
Step One: Initial Home Visit
Our project management consultant meets you at your home to hear directly from you all of the dreams and plans for your home as well as assess your homes current condition. At this time we will take our 80 years of industry knowledge and give you an understanding of the return on investment of your dreams and develop a scope of work and budget. Essentially giving you the ‘best bang for your buck’.
Step Two: Project Development
We will oversee the evaluation and selection process for Team members needed for your project whether this includes engineering & architectural or simply design consulting before we hire the subcontractors to begin your project. After the scope and estimated budget is agreed upon, we will present a retainer agreement so that we may proceed and begin negotiations with subcontractors on your behalf to obtain contract bids for your home build/renovation. We competitively bid every aspect of the budget, enlisting the best sub-contractors available. During this stage we continue to refine the conceptual renovation/home build plan as we present designs for your home and set a groundbreaking date.
Step Three: Construction/Renovation
After all of the design and budget decisions have been made we will present a construction agreement in which we will detail the complete scope of the work, budget for your project, construction schedule and final renovation project drawings. At this time we will implement and maintain a Financial Management System which tracks approved budgets, budget revisions, commitments and expenditures.
Step Four: Project Oversight
Our firm will update you regularly with your project’s progress and maintain site security and cleanliness. We will hold and maintain an Escrow account for all owner funds until your project manager reviews the subcontractor completion sign-off and completed punch lists.
Our team of professional Project Managers has over a 100 years combined experience in the industry and are trained to remodel your home to the highest standards of custom building and remodeling.
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1513 Oak Grove Road
Decatur, GA 30033
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