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The McCown Group

In 2016, Claire and Gail combined their efforts to form The McCown Group.  After successfully becoming a top producing team, they joined Ansley Real Estate.  They look forward to delivering an exceptional real estate experience to you.

What makes them different?

A true team, working together, with exceptional local market knowledge, cutting edge technology, and a concierge approach throughout the entire process. Take a look at what makes them unique…


Their clients get one phone number- and that phone number rings BOTH their phones ensuring that one or both of them is accessible and available at all times.

Must Have SKILLS

The McCown Group is constantly updating their skills and knowledge base. They attend countless continuing education courses and leverage that new knowledge immediately on behalf of their clients. This is especially crucial for social media marketing as the platforms are constantly changing. It is imperative that their clients’ homes are strategically marketed to Insta/Facebook/YouTube audiences!


Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.

Before going into real estate, Gail was a stay-at-home mother of three children all of whom were home schooled.  During those years, multiple corporate transfers provided a wonderful tour of the country, but also educated her as to the stresses a move can place upon a family.  In one particularly active 18-month period, she changed residences five times.  The fifth house was custom built, giving her valuable knowledge and insight into the home-building process.  In 2006, when she moved to Atlanta, she gained local expertise, residing in four different areas: Roswell, Brookhaven, Vinings, and now Cumming – which gives her a truly informed, firsthand knowledge of these communities, and makes her uniquely equipped to be your guide.

Gail and Claire McCown


The Ansley/ Christie's International Real Estate Network

Gail and Claire could not be more proud and excited to be a part of the top-performing residential real estate firm in metro Atlanta… Ansley Real Estate/Christie’s International global network.

Established in 2015, Ansley Real Estate was recognized as one of the most inspiring companies of 2018 by Inc magazine and was included on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States.

Ansley Real Estate leads the industry in cutting-edge proprietary software providing indispensable tools to their agents in order to more thoroughly and efficiently serve their clients.  They are ahead of the curve having the most accurate and timely neighborhood-level information on current listings, past sales, upcoming projects and market trends. Joining with Christie’s International in March 2022, Ansley Real Estate’s established local luxury real estate reputation catapulted to global status.

Front entrance of ansley atlanta real estate office in Atlanta Georgia


More About Gail

The firsthand knowledge Gail has gained from real estate investments and countless personal moves has uniquely equipped her to empathize and help others going through those same challenges.  It is the personal connection to every side of the process that enables Gail to build long-lasting relationships with her clients, and earn their 5-star reviews along with referrals to their friends and family members.

Gail has three grown children. Her son is married and living outside Philadelphia with two beautiful sons. Her daughter is married and living in Milton with a precious daughter. And of course there’s Claire, who is thriving in real estate as her business partner. In her spare time, Gail can be found riding horses at Marble Hill Farm, cooking, reading, playing the piano, or enjoying a glass of wine on the deck with friends.

photo of Gail McCown North Atlanta Realtor


More About Claire

Having lived in many areas of Fulton County over the past decade, including  Roswell,  Brookhaven, and Vinings, Claire now lives in Forsyth County, a place she loves to call home. She is no stranger to the many details of real estate thanks to the corporate transfers of her parents.  She draws upon these experiences every day to provide outstanding service and advice to her clients.

 The opportunity to help people transition to a new home, a new area, and a new life is Claire’s professional passion, and that she gets to partner with her mother, Gail, makes it particularly special.

Claire also has a true heart for helping and service to others. She has traveled to many places helping people affected by natural disasters.  One of the most impactful trips was to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.  It was in the midst of this utter devastation where she learned the importance and joy of serving people, a tenet that she carries to work with her every single day.

While the majority of Claire’s time is consumed by her work as a Realtor, she is active in the Equestrian world, riding at Marble Hill Farm in Ball Ground, GA, and in her down time enjoys her two Great Dane rescue dogs.

photo of Claire McCown North Atlanta Realtor

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