We are RPM Group Home Advisors, led by Rick Hale, Pam Ahern, and Marc Takacs (Rick/Pam/Marc = RPM). We believe in transforming the real estate experience for our clients from a transactional approach to a partnership style. What sets us apart from other Realtors is we are:
Meet the RPM Group Home Advisors Team
Our team of established real estate professionals has more than 125 years of combined experience in the Atlanta Real Estate market, selling more than 8,000 homes in Intown Atlanta and the surrounding communities.
We guide you, providing advice, support, and our expertise in the home buying or selling process, the market, and the Atlanta communities.
We gain your input, listen to your ideas, and support your decisions. We also provide you with resources and options to empower you to make the choices that are best for you, your family, and your future.
We strive to understand your goals—both short-term and long-term, advocating for you throughout the process, keeping the big picture in mind.
We are leaders within the Atlanta real estate market and our community. Our team is consistently ranked at or near the top of the Keller Williams Atlanta Midtown market center. We are involved and play integral roles in at-risk youth charities, animal shelters, local schools, our neighborhoods, and so much more.
We look forward to serving you in your real estate needs and are proud to be on this journey with you as your story unfolds.
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“From the moment we met Pam over 7 years ago, she became an instrumental part of our development team. Our philosophy is to align ourselves with experts in their fields, and Pam far exceeded our expectations with her vast knowledge of the industry, ability to lead her team and provide input through crucial decisions from development conception to fruition. Her drive for success, as well as her positive energy and organizational skills, continue to make for a great partnership for Pelle!”
“I highly recommend Miriam and RPM Home Advisors when searching for a home! As a first-time home buyer, they did a great job guiding me through the process and finding me a great place to live. I could not recommend them more!”
– J. Irvin
You have assisted every step of the way from our humble beginnings to now having one of the most successful and respected intown Atlanta building firms. You somehow combine ALL of the skills necessary for the job at the highest level: intelligence, insight, enthusiasm, knowledge, energy, and patience. I still am not sure exactly how you do it all, but you have an unparalleled ability to attract potential clients and turn them into happy homeowners, and really, that is what our business is all about.”
“Our process had a few snags but were due to the buyer’s side. Joel and Donna took care of things on our side (sellers) and kept us informed about the process. This is our second time using RPM [Home Advisors]. We will use them in the future when we are ready to buy or sell.”
– A. Sekellick
“After I finished making renovations to a house I was selling, Donna scheduled the photographer and was there to make sure that everything was where it needed to be. She helped with last minute touches, moved stuff into the cabinets, and even held our dog during the pictures so he wouldn’t get in the shot. She was awesome!”
“Marc, Darcy, Donna, and the entire RPM [Home Advisors] team did an outstanding job assisting us with the purchase of our home. We were first-time buyers and when we found “the one”, of course there were countless other offers we had to compete against. Luckily, Marc and his team knew precisely how to navigate the multiple offer situation and position us perfectly to come out as the winning bidder! Marc’s knowledge of the Atlanta market is unparalleled and the whole team provides a white glove experience from top to bottom. I would recommend them to ANYONE looking to buy or sell a home.”
“Selling a home can often be a difficult and frustrating process. Marc and Donna made our home sale very easy and they were wonderful to work with! Their advice was sound and we sold our house at the perfect time and price that we wanted. Thank you Marc and Donna!!!!”
“This is my second sale working with Darcy Watts on Rick Hale’s team. Both sale prices well exceeded my expectations! Rick’s team is made up of consummate professionals. Marc Takacs and Darcy ensured wonderful experience and less stressful process. I will use them again and recommend the team heartily.”
“Had a fantastic and smooth home selling experience. Joel Madden and Darcy Watts were terrific – super diligent and super responsive. An overall 5-star service, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell a property.”
“Joel, Darcy, and team guided us through selling our home of 33 years. This was the first home we ever sold. They connected us with other KW realtors out of town where we were buying our next primary residence and coordinated with them so that the purchase and sale happened in a manner that worked with OUR timeline. From the time of placing an offer on our purchase home and listing our selling home to the day of successfully closing on both properties was 6.5 weeks. During this time we were packing up a lifetime of memories and keeping our sale home in top condition. I do not see how the process could have gone any faster. They kept us focused on all the important details and provided clarity for any “crisis” that arose during the process communicating with us every step of the way.”
“Marc and team, specifically Darcy, were fantastic. It’s not an exaggeration to say they kept the ship afloat during some tough times. Every email and text was responded to promptly (and there were many!). Prior to selling Marc and Darcy came onsite and provided feedback on what we needed to sell. Once that was done they took over and got the house listed. The photos and description were top notch. We listed on a Tuesday and had a buyer a few days later. Throughout the process Marc and Darcy kept us informed. If we needed to do something it was clear what was being asked. Selling and moving is one of the most stressful things you can do. This team helped me maintain my sanity. If you’re looking to sell, I can testify to their efficacy, friendliness, and support. Highly recommend!”
“Jane was incredibly patient with me as I searched for more than six weeks for my current home. She was consistently pleasant and professional. Beyond that, she was honest about the potential for each home we viewed. I thank her for helping me avoid impulsive decisions that would not have ended well. I would recommend Jane to anyone looking for a home in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Chances are very good that Jane will know something about and/or someone in any neighborhood you visit.
She was also the listing agent for the home I sold once I moved. It sold within three weeks. She has the resources to market your home. She invests her time in hosting Open Houses and keeps the homeowner informed of the results of each viewing.”
“Jane was a huge help on our house hunt. She was prompt in getting all of our questions answered, (and there were many) and she was quick to jump when we wanted to see a house. Overall she is a lovely person and we highly recommend her to help you find and negotiate the deal on your next house.”
“Jane helped my boyfriend and I buy our first home, in East Point. She stood by us when the seller wanted to make us dismiss selling contingencies, and helped us find the perfect place for our budget, our timeline, and our family. Anyone in the area looking for a home, I’m definitely sending her way!”
“Joel and his team are awesome! I had such a great experience with selling my home. He is very knowledgeable and it’s clear that he has been in the business for a while because he knows all the ins and outs. Joel was always there when I needed him and managed to get our place under contract in less than a week. He, Darcy, and Donna made the process of selling my home so smooth that we used him again but this time on the purchase of a home. Joel was in our corner the whole time and I would strongly recommend him to anyone that is looking to buy or sell.”
“Joel and his team, especially Darcy, were an absolute pleasure to work with during the process of selling my first home. Joel was incredibly responsive and knowledgeable and kept me thoroughly updated throughout the sale of my condo. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. They went above and beyond my expectations to sell my condo so quickly. I highly recommend Joel and his team!”
“Joel was the absolute best!!! From the attention to detail to the follow up to the communication, he is the absolute best. Joel helped us find a rental a year ago, and from what I understand that rental company didn’t compensate him at all. He helped us find our new home even in the midst of us changing our minds a thousand times. I never waited for more than an hour for a reply…ever!!! When Joel was out of town he always made sure we knew who is backup was. Did I say he was the absolute best!!!”
“Once again we had a great buying experience with Joel! Without his immediate response to our request, we wouldn’t have found our dream home! And he and the RPM team were great partners – helping us through the entire purchasing process. Highly recommend!
Joel was perfect for this first-time home buyer. His patience in my process and education along the way made the difference. I never felt pressured toward a home that didn’t fit and Joel adjusted our viewings to match my feedback.”
-J.V. Karlebach – Guzman
“I have used Joel’s services over 12 times and he has been very professional every time. He also has a great team that works to make my experience good. Definitely a 5 star!”
“RPM Home Advisors agent Joel Madden has been our realtor ever since we met him at an open house and started chatting. He has been an exemplary realtor and a friend (many thanks for the honey over the years). We recently employed him to sell our current house (which he found for us), and the whole experience was effortless and exciting. We sold in 24 hours and well over asking! Joel is the man!”
“Carlen was a constant bright light throughout our entire buying experience. She maneuvered very well during the pandemic by showing us houses virtually until we found ones we wanted to visit in person. Once we found our house, she worked closely with the seller’s agent to ensure that our interests were met and the deal remained compliant. I would highly recommend Carlen. She’s engaged, enthusiastic and accessible. We are lucky to have met her!!!”
“Carlen is very good at listening to my needs and helping me find the perfect place. I am very happy with her service and always being available. I liked that she knew the area so well. Very friendly and so nice to be around.”
“Marc and his team helped us with the sale of one home and purchase of another home. We were on a very, very tight timeline and although I panicked several times, Marc remained cool and helped to calm my nerves with his knowledge, honestly, and dedication. I am truly thankful for his guidance throughout this process. The whole team was wonderful. I’d highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.”
“Marc Takacs was referred by a mutual friend 10 years ago when we were house shopping in our move to Atlanta. He led us to a great house in a great neighborhood and then continued to build a friendship with us over the years. We gladly chose Marc’s team when the time came 10 years later to sell our treasured home. Leaving a good place is never easy, but Marc’s friendship and professionalism made it all work out wonderfully.”
“I selected Marc and the RPM [HomeAdvisors] team to sell my home in East Atlanta after extensive research showed that they had among the highest list-price-to sales-price ratios combined with the shortest days on market in the community. In short, they had a track record of selling homes for more money in the shortest time. Every interaction with Marc and the other members of the RPM team was responsive and professional. Highly recommend!”
“Honestly had the worst time with other realtors and I was very skeptical when we hired Marc and his team. I am so happy that I was wrong. Marc and Jessica are the most no nonsense people to deal with and even with the numerous curve balls we were given during a buy and sell transaction, they kept it on the rails and did an amazing job.”
“Marc Takacs and his team were amazing! They were thorough, responsive and patient with all of our questions! Best part about working with them was that our house received multiple offers above asking price within five days of being listed! We highly recommend working with Marc!”
“Marc Takacs and his team did a wonderful job from start through closing! They always had my best interests in mind and excelled during the negotiation phase. I appreciated their insight and in-depth knowledge of each specific neighborhood in the Atlanta area.”
“Blake Howell was a pleasure to work with in our last housing transaction. We have know Blake for a long time but not as a real estate agent. He was very professional, always kept us in the loop and advised on time restrictions. He had invitations printed for a neighborhood open house and placed signs for the weekend open house, and was there each occasion to answer questions and assist prospective buyers. He did what he said he would….on time.”
“Blake was a joy to work with. He was very professional as were all the staff we dealt with in the listing, selling and closing of our property. We have used them twice now……. RPM Home Advisors are the best…HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE FOLKS for your buying and selling needs.”
“Davy is amazing. She was highly knowledgeable, patient and very kind. I consider her excellent! She was a no pressure kind of agent, which was just what I wanted and needed. She took her time to build trust and demonstrate her commitment to helping me through this process. Most importantly, when my financing fell through with “Quicken Loans,” Davy jumped right in and saved the deal by connecting me to another lender who helped us close on the house just (2) weeks later! I could not be more thankful. I got my dream home and I can truly say, that Davy was instrumental in making that happen. Thank you Davy, you are the best. We love you.”
“Our agent, Davy Rankin, helped us purchase the home of our dreams! She was quick to address any concerns or questions I had. She was available fast enough for us to snatch the house we wanted before someone else had the chance. She negotiated in a friendly yet firm way that got us a price we thought was fair. I highly recommend using her in your house hunting!”
“Davy is awesome and I would recommend her without hesitation. Everyone I dealt with was so helpful and kind, they held my hand through the whole process!”
“Jane was incredibly patient with me as I searched for more than six weeks for my current home. She was consistently pleasant and professional. Beyond that, she was honest about the potential for each home we viewed. I thank her for helping me avoid impulsive decisions that would not have ended well. I would recommend Jane to anyone looking for a home in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Chances are very good that Jane will know something about and/or someone in any neighborhood you visit.”
“Our philosophy is to align ourselves with experts in their fields, and Pam far exceeded our expectations with her vast knowledge of the industry, ability to lead her team and provide input through crucial decisions from development conception to fruition.”
“Pam has assisted every step of the way from our humble beginnings 20 years ago to now having one of the most successful and respected intown Atlanta building firms. She combines ALL of the skills necessary for the job at the highest level: intelligence, insight, enthusiasm, knowledge, energy, and patience. She has an unparalleled ability to attract potential clients and turn them into happy homeowners, and really, that is what our business is all about.”
– J. Darby
“The team demonstrated an incisive knowledge of the marketplace needs and wants when dealing with design, color, and aesthetic questions throughout the construction phase. Once the homes were completed, they organized successful agent caravans and open houses, giving our homes broad exposure. The team’s negotiating skills were thoughtful and intentional, and I always felt they were looking out for my best interest, while trying to reach a win-win for both parties.”
– B. Gomez