Buying a home is a huge investment.  Do you trust the investment of your hard earned money to someone who does not have the experience to protect you from loss?  Knowledge of the market is a prerequisite to wise choices.  Understanding the emotion of the business is essential to balance options.  Experience brings it all together for YOUR benefit.

About Me:

My career in real estate began on the lending side.  I started as a loan processor in 1986, then I became a loan officer in 1988. For the following eighteen years I was a multi-million dollar producer for a direct lender.  Early on in my lending career, I realized that I could provide a high level of service to those in need through real estate sales also.  In 1992, I obtained my real estate sales person's license while I worked as a lender.  When I became a Realtor in 1992, my knowledge of the mortgage industry helped me become and remain a top producer in real estate sales in both new home and residential resell.  During my ten years at Coldwell Banker, I received an award for being in the top 10 nationwide for selling my own listings. I transitioned to RE/Max and eventually opened my own office with a full staff.

As of today, I have assisted hundreds of clients and closed thousands of transactions.  Many of the people I have met have become close friends. If you are thinking of buying or selling, let me share my knowledge and experience with you for your benefit in the largest investment a person makes. I have over 30 years in the real estate industry.  

What Clients Are Saying

Billy has helped sell 2 of my rental properties this year.(2019). Same results with both homes....Under contract within a week and closed within 30 days. He has lots and lots of experience, knows how to help get a house ready for inspection, suggests steps to getting under contract and advises best offer for hassle-free Closing. One of the best things about Billy is ...he answers the phone when you call, returns emails and texts promptly. I highly recommend Billy!!! Oh, did I mention?....his commission is the lowest I have ever seen at 1.5%. That’s about as good as it gets. A very satisfied customer!!

Martin Huggins Mcdonough

We purchased a condo in Atlanta while we were still at our home in California. Billy was just a gem, since we were selling our home in California at the same time we were negotiating on the Atlanta property there was a great deal back-and-forth messaging on both sales. He was always available and professional and more than helpful. When we arrived in Atlanta his expertise was of great help in locating various services we needed as new arrivals in the area. I would highly recommend him in any aspect of Real Estate, his expertise in all aspects of the profession give him a perspective than is more than helpful in either buying or selling.

Rod & Carol Joiliffe - Vinnings

I can highly recommend Billy to anyone looking for an knowledgeable real estate agent with the upmost integrity. I bought my first home last summer and Billy was there to assist me through the entire process: from pre-approval to closing. Given that I never purchased a home before I was unsure what things to look out for and what to expect. Billy made this process very comfortable for me, never pressuring me in any way shape or form. I was quite picky with my selection, but Billy never got frustrated and met with me for nearly three months to visit condos in and around Atlanta. Billy did all this during the summer of 2018, at which the real estate market was particularly favorable for sellers, which made it tough for us to find a suitable place for a good price. At last however, we found the place which I know call home and I could not be happier. To summarize, I can recommend Billy to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, respectful, and honest person to help with the purchase of anew home; and/or, the sell of an old one. Billy is a fantastic agent and we have a cordial relationship till this day. I cannot wait to do more business with him in the future!

Kevin Ewere - Buyer - Atlanta

We originally listed our investment property in Lawrenceville for sale by owner. During that time, we met with no less than 2 dozen realtors wanting to list our property, Billy was one of them. He came and to our surprise gave us feedback and constructive ideas on how I could improve the way the home looked with no pressure or strings attached. He was very polite, insightful, engaging, a great listener and articulate about what he said and how he said it. Ready or not, I had a feeling that I was eventually going to hire Billy soon after we met. My wife agreed. I couldn't sell the house on my own and I would need a real expert. Billy was genuine, demonstrated expertise in real estate and many of the wrap-around services related to real estate (e.g. financing, construction, marketing). I first asked him to help me with selling my mother's house in Atlanta (this was sort of an on the job interview/casting). He sold the home at the full asking price within 3 days to close in 30 days (the top price and terms I could have hoped for). After that, it was a no brainer. I listed the rental property in Lawrenceville with Billy, and he did it again. He sold my home quickly at the asking price. He demonstrated great negotiation skills and kept things moving, addressing delicate moments with care. We are now in the process of buying a home and again Billy was key to finding and agreeing on the price of the home we were looking for. We will be asking Billy to continue as our agent in the sale of our current home and any other in the future. To trust Billy with 3 real estate sales within one year's time, and for him to impress us each step of the way is something worth sharing. We are recommending him to all our closest friends and family. You need to talk to Billy and meet him to understand what we experienced. Thanks Billy, you are the real deal and house whisperer!

Gustavo & Lilia Aquino - Seller & Buyer - NE Atlanta, Lawrenceville - St. Ives Country Club

Billy is very knowledgeable with home buying, selling, and financing. He is very very patient. i had a thousand questions and I must say at times I was difficult to deal with because I am a know it all. Billy being the professional that he is sold my house within 30 days after it went on market. Billy is an advocate for his clients and he went to bat for me when i fell sick and my name was being slandered. Billy I really appreciate what you did for me and all of you reading this review can not go wrong if you pick a winner who cares about people. I will definitely use Billy again. He is also very reasonable with fees.

Dinah Brown - Seller - McDonough

In less than 24 hours of Billy Ogilvie as my Realtor, I recognized his value and difference from others. Billy is extremely knowledgeable drawing from decades of experience and current industry trends. That was not the only reason that I requested Billy’s services – over the years since meeting Billy during college he shared the joy of helping sellers and buyers, especially from predators. So, when my intuition told me that a real estate agent was untrustworthy, and I saw on Facebook that Billy had recently sold a house, I asked for his help (after apologizing for not calling him first, of course). Every Realtor is not the same. Billy made me a priority and has my best interest at heart. He immediately emailed resources to understand the home buying process and the Realtor-client relationship, things that my previous real estate agent did not. Billy was responsive to my questions before and after signing an exclusive agreement, something the previous agent did not request. And the next morning at 9:00 a.m. sharp he was at the property to show it to me virtually. During the virtual tour, Billy noted that the land slightly slopes toward the house which creates a moisture problem, it was missing insulation in the attic, and there was improper padding and floor support under the carpets leading to noticeable sinkholes while walking through the house. Also, Billy shared a printout that disclosed that if a full price offer was made, the real estate agent would receive a $2000 bonus. Guess how much the previous real estate agent told me I should offer but did not disclose why? The value of working with an experienced Realtor who is trustworthy, responsive, and emotionally intelligent is priceless. Billy works for the client, not himself as he reminded me that this experience was a victory. Indeed.

Z Sage - Atlanta

Billy Ogilvie is one of the best realtors I have had the pleasure of working with. We signed with him late on a Tuesday night and was under contract in two days selling our house at 98% of listed price with no closing cost all at a 1% commission rate. He walked us through the entire process through closing. He is a go getter and goes beyond what other realtors have done for us in the past. If I could give him a 10 star rating I would. If you want a realtor that answers your calls, keeps you entirely in the loop and gets the job done in a very professional manner Billy Ogilive is the agent for you. We have already referred him to several friends wanting to list their house

Donna & Scott Hodgdon - Kennesaw

I originally had my home for sale by owner. Billy contacted me and explained the reasons a realtor was critical when selling your home. We negotiated a fee which saved me over $6,500. The house was under cubtract within 2 days of going on the market and it was the highest priced home that sold in my subdivision. Billy was extremely professional and helpful throughout the entire process. He was always available anytime I contacted him no matter the time of day. I would highly recommend him and would definitely use him in the future when buying or selling a home.

Trina McCoy - Seller - Sugar Hill

Billy is an incredible real estate agent. He helped me all the way form looking to final close. He was able to see things on houses when I was looking that I would never have seen. That is due to his many years of experience. He made the whole process of looking and buying a home a happy experience as opposed to having a nervous breakdown. You wont go wrong in using him and his knowledge

Adam Stanger - Buyer - Marietta

After listing our house for sale by owner, we quickly realized the amount of work it would take to successfully sell our home. Between family, work, and social responsibilities - it was setting up to be a big headache to give this process the time and energy it deserved. After fielding about 20 calls in one day from Atlanta brokers wanting more information, I realized I needed help. Then I met Billy. He was straight forward, honest, and reasonable. His systematic and experienced approach combined with his hard work ethic resulted in our selling our house for a great price and in less than 60 days!! Definitely enjoyed working with Billy and will use his services again!

Kevin Garrison - Seller - Decatur