We’re Growing and Welcoming a New Firm to Southeast Atlanta

Red Robin Group and Keller Knapp Realty are merging!

Celebrating 10 years as the top boutique real estate firm in Southeast Atlanta, the iconic Red Robin Group has been synonymous with real estate in Grant Park, Ormewood Park and East Atlanta since 2007. You may know Principal Broker/Owner, Melissa Wakamo, as a neighbor, a real estate agent or a sponsor/participant of many community events and organizations in the many southeast Atlanta neighborhoods.

Well, a little birdie told us some exciting news: Red Robin Group and Keller Knapp Realty, two of Atlanta’s top intown real estate firms, are merging this spring!  The two firms will bring their diverse strengths and resources together for the benefit of clients and agents in the intown Atlanta real estate market. “We’re very excited welcome Keller Knapp Realty to the neighborhood!” states Melissa.

“With this announcement, it is important for my community to know that Red Robin Group is not leaving the neighborhood. Our agents will continue to operate as a real estate sales team, under the Red Robin Group brand, maintaining focus on the growing markets in southeast and southwest Atlanta neighborhoods,”
insists Melissa. “Keller Knapp Realty has strong recognition in neighborhoods north of I-20. So, this merger is really about aligning two great companies that share common business values. It was important for me to know that providing exceptional service to our local clients and commitment to the community would remain a top priority”.

Keller Knapp Realty has experienced tremendous growth since 2009, with sales increasing from $25M to $300M in 2016. “To help manage our growth, we looked at firms with strong marketing, training and management systems in place – systems that we could bring to Keller Knapp. We feel we found the perfect partnership with Red Robin Group,” said Weslee Knapp, Principal Broker of Keller Knapp Realty.

“Weslee and I have known each other for many years, and for both of us, it is essential that we do business the right way, acting on what is best for our clients and agents. And like Red Robin Group, Keller Knapp supports and gives back to its community by sponsoring various neighborhood organizations and events” says Melissa. At Keller Knapp Realty, Melissa will focus on her areas of strength and passion which lie in marketing, management and agent training.

Keller Knapp Realty will now be strategically located with three offices in key intown Atlanta markets (Decatur/Oakhurst, Midtown and southeast Atlanta) with more than 100 agents. “Geographically, the Red Robin Group office in southeast Atlanta is a natural extension for Keller Knapp. It is one of the fastest growing markets in Atlanta, and we will be well positioned for strong growth,” said Knapp. “With that said, we will continue to maintain our company as a boutique firm, and ensure that we keep a culture that feels like we’re a family. We’re excited to become a part of the southeast Atlanta neighborhoods.”

Red Robin Group agents, under the Keller Knapp Realty umbrella, provide residential and commercial sales and leasing services. The company is prominent in residential resale, buyer representation, commercial development and new construction.

Official Press Release, April 24, 2017

Article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, April 26, 2017

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Posted by:  Shannon Sanders

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