Maura Neill (ABR, CRS, CDPE, e-PRO, MRP, PSA, MA, REALTOR®) is a second-generation REALTOR® who combines her love for the industry with her passion for education. Before getting into the real estate business in 2001, Maura previously taught at Florida State University and the University of Phoenix. She is an active agent with RE/MAX Around Atlanta, leading her team and representing buyers and sellers on a day-to-day basis, and considers education – both clients and other real estate agents – an important part of her role as a REALTOR®. Maura is a graduate of Florida State University (MA-English Literature; BA-Humanities/Art History; BME-Choral Music Education) and has regularly attended the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School (2015, 2016) and the Harvard Division of Continuing Education in Professional Development (2017).
Maura is sought-after nationally for leadership training and as a real estate speaker and instructor on subjects such as emotional intelligence, problem-solving and goal setting, negotiation strategies, and customer service and client retention. She was the Lead Instructor and Subject Matter Expert for NAR’s Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification and for the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) elective class, “Generating Buyer and Seller Leads: Capture, Qualify, and Convert.”
In 2021, she was a member of the NAR Leadership Team, serving as President Charlie Oppler’s Public and Federal Issues Liaison, and policy, RPAC, and advocacy are a strong focus in her business and work as a REALTOR® volunteer; she is involved on the national, state, and local levels. Peer recognitions include the 2020 CRS National President’s Award and the 2015 Atlanta REALTOR® of the Year. Maura is a 2016 graduate of the NAR Leadership Academy, a Platinum R RPAC investor, a member of RPAC President’s Circle, and was honored at the $50k level of the NAR RPAC Hall of Fame in 2022.
Maura lives in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with her husband, Ben, and their Beagles, Charlie, Jarvis, and Bebe.