Erin Carter


e-Merge Real Estate Athens

Serving Athens and Surrounding Areas

About Erin Carter

Real estate has been part of my DNA from day one. As a newborn, my parents brought me home from the hospital to a house my father built with his own two hands in South Central PA. At age 19, I bought my first home in my Virginia college town and my friends became my roommates/tenants. This unique opportunity brought some of my earliest lessons on what makes a great property, understanding real estate finance and how to evaluate not only what’s on the surface, but how to dig deep to really discern the true value and potential of a home.

After university, I worked in fundraising for three large performing arts non-profits in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. It was through this work by day (and a lot of evenings!) that I really started to understand the art of negotiation and the finesse of relationship management in serving clients. This proved quite helpful in scoring me some pretty fantastic apartments on a budget of zilch!

After a few years in the cities I found myself moving to Athens in 2010 when I married my high school sweetheart while he was in grad school at Ohio University. I thought I’d be in Athens for less than 18 months, but it quickly became home.

During my time here in Athens, I worked in sales and partnerships for a local education company- navigating dozens of contract negotiations, exercising strategic selling practices and desperately trying to suppress the pull to real estate. After years of scouring local listings, knocking down literal walls, flipping a house, chatting off and on with LCR about becoming an agent, consulting with others on their home dreams, renovations, décor, etc. I took the plunge and made it official.

As a working woman whose home is always a project and a mom to three entertaining little girls (Gwendolyn, Sutton and Chapel), I understand well how important it is to feel settled, comfortable, At Home. Whether you plan on Athens being “home” for 18 months, 3 years or forever, helping you understand the potential of a property or simply feel At Home in Athens is my aim and a dream come true.

Latest Blog Posts

The Best Breakfast Spots in Athens Ohio

WARNING: This post may cause stomach growling, drooling and discontentment with the food in your fridge.  There’s just no other way to start this post than… I LOVE BREAKFAST

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3 Home-Selling Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Lets be honest, selling a home can be stressful. And usually most of that stress is amplified due to one challenging aspect inherent in the process. Lack of Experience. Most home sellers have never

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Buying Your First Home

Buying a home for the first time can be overwhelming.  I’ve heard so often “I don’t even know where to begin with buying a home” so many times!  So here it is;

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The Top 4 Coffee Shops in Athens Ohio

One of the great things to explore in any college town is the local coffee scene, and Athens Ohio offers several great options for your next cup of joe. Whether a morning meeting with a colleague,

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