Shirley Gary with Ansley International Real Estate

Shirley Gary, one of the top-selling real estate agents in metro Atlanta, and the #1 Engel & Volkers agent in the country by unit sales, has joined Ansley Christie’s International Real Estate, the exclusive Atlanta-area affiliate of the Christie’s International Real Estate global luxury network.

Gary, who previously owned an Engel & Volkers franchise with offices in Buckhead and north Fulton County, will be joined at Ansley Christie’s International Real Estate by more than 25 former Engel & Volkers agents. Collectively, they serve a variety of upscale communities including Buckhead, Midtown, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Milton, Marietta, Alpharetta and the mountain resort town of Blue Ridge about 90 miles north of Atlanta.

Top Ranked Agent

For the past nine years, Gary ranked #1 in the Engel & Volkers Americas network, based on number of closed transactions. For eight of those years, she was #1 across the brand’s entire global network.

Gary is also one of the top-producing agents in Georgia among any real estate brand. According to industry consultant RealTrends, in 2022 she led all agents in the state with 263 closed transactions. She was responsible for $191.4 million in closed sales volume.

The combined volume of all the former Engel & Volkers agents who joined Ansley Christie’s International Real Estate this week totals more than $333 million. In addition to existing-home sales, Gary has a prolific new-home sales business, representing several new-construction developments.

For Ansley Christie’s International Real Estate, the addition of Gary bolsters an agent roster that already includes several top producers including Kelly Kim, Katie McGuirk and Atlanta’s #1 individual agent by sales volume, Shanna Bradley. Ansley also has the #1 team in Atlanta, Team Bonneau, with $469.2 million in closed sales in 2022.

Tech, Marketing, Referrals and More

Gary, an Atlanta native, said she made the move to take advantage of the comprehensive resources and reach of Ansley Christie’s International Real Estate, including strong local leadership; a national and international network for relocation and referrals; a superior recognized brand; luxury marketing programs and partnerships; and a great company culture.

Ansley also provides access to Christie’s International Real Estate’s proprietary technology, known as pl@tform™, which allows an agent to digitally manage all aspects of the client relationship and real estate transaction through one fully integrated system. The brand also offers a full curriculum of in-person and on-demand coaching and training. And Christie’s International Real Estate maintains an exclusive relationship with Christie’s auction house for referrals of fine art and luxury goods.

“I wanted to find the best place for me and my colleagues, and Ansley Christie’s International Real Estate was the only firm in Atlanta that had all these benefits along with an incredible culture. We’re thrilled with the possibilities to grow our business and provide additional value to our clients,” Gary said.

Behind the Brand

“I’ve always been impressed with the way Shirley built and ran her business, and I knew that if she had access to the resources and support that we’ve gained over the past couple of years through our partnership with Christie’s International Real Estate, the impact for her would be exponential,” said Bonneau Ansley, founder and chairman of Ansley Christie’s International Real Estate. “I’m very excited to welcome Shirley and this group of exceptional agents to Ansley Christie’s International Real Estate.”

“In the luxury market, people place a lot of stock in a brand name, but it’s the tangibles behind that brand that are ultimately going to contribute to better service and better outcomes for agents and consumers. That’s why, lately, we’ve seen a number of top producers, including 9-figure producers like Shirley, making the move to Christie’s International Real estate,” added Thad Wong, co-CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate.

In the last 12 months, the fast-growing Christie’s International Real Estate network has added market-leading firms in luxury locations including Los Angeles, Miami, Naples, Fla., London, Munich, the Italian, Swiss, and French Alps, and several Caribbean islands. It has also onboarded $100 million+ agents and teams in markets including the San Francisco Bay Area, LA, Baltimore and Scottsdale.

About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years. Through its invitation-only Affiliate network spanning nearly 50 countries and territories, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. For more information, please visit

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