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Mike Prewett
President

A veteran in the real estate industry, Mike Prewett is the President / Owner of Southern REO Associates, an Atlanta brokerage whose specialty is the listing, sale & management of lender-owned assets.

Mike began his real estate  career in 1986 working exclusively within the default management industry.  He started with a small team and a handful of clients during a time when most real estate brokers shied away from selling foreclosed properties.  Today,  Mike is a proven leader in the REO Industry .  He currently has a staff of more than 40 REO professionals including appraisers, HOA Specialists, Accounting Professionals, dedicated account managers,  repair specialists, and a diligent field services team.

Last year Southern REO closed over 1200 properties in Metro Atlanta and in the past 25 years Mike's team has closed over 13,000 REO properties throughout Atlanta and N. Georgia.  Mike's an approved broker with over 90 clients including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and HUD. Mike attributes his success to hard work, hiring great employee's, and reinvesting in his business.

Dewayne Amos
Qualifying Broker
Dewayne is a native of Waterloo, Iowa and relocated to Atlanta from Minnesota in October 2006. Dewayne is a licensed Broker in Georgia and also holds an Agent license in Minnesota. During his leisure time, he loves to barbeque and watch sports on the weekend with friends.
Tom Bermingham
Repair Specialist
Tom is a California native and has lived in Georgia since the turn of the century.  He and his wife currently reside in Woodstock . He has over 18 years of experience in the construction and real estate industry.  When not working, Tom enjoys music, sports, reading, and spending time with his family.  He is proud to be an active volunteer for the Lassiter Band Booster Association.
Kaye Dempsey
Accounting Manager
Kaye's contributions to Southern REO are diverse, as she has over two decades of real estate industry experience. She is a music and dance enthusiast, and she is often asked to lead the group in singing for the office birthday celebrations.
Karen Mazza
Account Manager
Karen has been a resident of Atlanta since 1988. She has been in real estate for many years and holds an Associate Broker License.  She enjoys attending the symphony, theater, walking and spending time with her family!
Lynnsey McCarter
Account Manager
Lynnsey was born and raised in Syracuse , NY . She graduated from East Carolina University and moved to Georgia with her husband in 2008. She has been in the financial/REO industry for over 4 years. She recently had her first child at the end of 2010. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her growing family and taking her dogs to the lake.
Christie Welch
Account Manager
Christie began her real estate career in 2004 as a closing processor and moved on a year later to become an In-town Atlanta real estate expert selling over 250 homes over a 6 year period. Her past awards include membership in The Atlanta Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club, membership in the RE/ MAX Regional Executive Club, and numerous other awards with both Coldwell Banker and RE/ MAX . Christie brings a vast knowledge of the Atlanta real estate market to Southern REO . She is a graduate of Berry College and enjoys animals, riding her Harley, and playing poker in her free time.
Jeff Patterson
Lead HUD Specialist
Originally from Lagrange, Jeff and his wife now live in Canton. Jeff has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and is a licensed real estate agent. In his spare time Jeff likes to go camping, and fishing, and he’s an avid automotive enthusiast.
Jim Burnette
Evaluations Specialist
Jim is an Atlanta native and veteran of the Atlanta Real Estate market. He is a licensed Real Estate Appraiser, and has worked in the Real Estate Industry for 20 years. Jim enjoys motorcycling and bicycling in his free time.

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