Realtors Draw on Multiple Areas of Expertise to Help Clients
“The lake, Army Corps, golf cart zone are all buzzwords in the Acworth market, but having a realty team that truly understands the implications, and knows firsthand where Acworth has come from, where it is today, and a sense of the trends for tomorrow was invaluable to me. From marketing our beautiful lake home, to finding our next spot of Acworth paradise, Malinda and Deborah were a tireless team; one that helped us avoid some misadventures, protected our interests, and performed in every way as our advocates.” — Alan P.
Every detail matters to Realtors Deborah Hill and Malinda Howe, partners in Anchor Realty. Nothing is overlooked, from their involvement in the community to the help they offer clients in staging and landscaping their homes.
“It’s not just about knowing the market; it’s about knowing our clients. To us, it’s not work; it’s our lives. We play a hands-on role in this community. We honor that by working where we live, selling what we believe in and loving what we do,” Malinda said.
Anchor Realty is a full-service brokerage, offering interior design packages, upfront services on preparing homes for sale, staging, landscape design and construction floor plan renovation design.
At the Heart of Anchor Realty
The Realtors’ commitment to Acworth is evident when you see how involved they are in the community.
Meeting Malinda, you would have a hard time believing she’s not an Acworth native. She is the 2023 vice chairwoman for Acworth Tourism and sits on the boards of the Acworth Business Association and Brookwood Christian School.
Deborah serves as secretary for the newly formed Acworth Development Authority, which approves bonds for development opportunities that come to the city. She was voted Best Interior Designer in the 2022 Around Acworth’s Readers’ Choice poll, and she volunteers with special-needs children in Marietta with her garden club; she loves making a difference in their lives.
Last year, Deborah and Malinda continued their work with Brookwood Christian and the Acworth Arts Alliance to organize The Acworth Charm Tour, showcasing six beautiful homes, rich in history. However, their business partnership provides benefits to more than Acworth’s arts and civic organizations.
In 2022, they successfully closed on two major commercial buildings in the historic downtown Acworth area: the building where Fusco’s and Fusco’s Pizza are located, along with the building that houses 1885 Events on Main.
“We are actively searching and recruiting for outside businesses to come to Acworth and have created plans and renderings of certain buildings that show façade changes, in hopes of recruiting new businesses,” Deborah said.
“On the residential side, the Realtors are working with a few developers who have infill lots, to connect them with those in search of land on which to build.
“We are excited to have one of the highest record-breaking home sales in the Historic Downtown Acworth area, closing at $1.8 million,” Malinda said. “Congratulations to our sellers!”
Meet Deborah Hill
“I love selling real estate, especially in Acworth, because I believe that this is one of the greatest cities to call home,” Deborah said. “I love selling clients not only a home, but the quality of life that Acworth offers.”
Deborah has lived and worked in the area for 20 years and joined Anchor Realty Partners as a Realtor in 2018, when she moved to downtown Acworth. She spent more than 10 years working in marketing and business development with Chick-fil-A and developed strong ties in the community.
An extensive knowledge of design is a plus; Deborah studied interior design at Oklahoma State University. In 2020-21, she worked as a design assistant on HGTV’s “Rock the Block” and A&E’s “Sell This House.” Most recently, she was the art director for HGTV’s limited series, “Build It Forward.”
Deborah uses her interior design knowledge to help buyers see how a floor plan could look, guiding them through the process, and helping sellers understand what buyers are demanding in our changing market.
Meet Malinda Howe
The north Virginia native has called Acworth home since 1996. Before becoming a broker, Malinda spent 10 years on commercial real estate on a team with more than 20 successful acquisitions of Class A office buildings across the country.
Since joining the residential real estate industry in 2003, she has gained knowledge and experience in historic home sales.
“I love what I do, because I get to help people,” Malinda said. “I have a servant’s heart, and I think I’m serving God by helping people find the right place. It’s not about the money, although the money is nice. What’s truly rewarding is helping someone find the right home.”
Malinda channels her love of gardening, which has grown since she moved into her home in 2007, into a service for her clients by helping them with landscaping plans.
In 2022, Malinda was busy earning the following accreditations: Accredited Buyers Representative; Pricing Strategy Advisor and E-Pro. She has started the process to become a Georgia Licensed Appraiser.