A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, English graduated from the University of North Carolina and moved to Atlanta where she has lived for over 25 years. She began her career at SunTrust Banks where she spent 10 years in corporate banking. Before joining Ansley Atlanta, English was an agent in the Buckhead office of Harry Norman Realtors.
English’s clients call her a phenomenal business professional, a strong negotiator, relentless, responsive, and most importantly someone who listens. English knows that finding the right home for your family is about more than just an address. She understands the personalities of Atlanta’s neighborhoods, knows the schools, and can likely introduce you to a few of your new neighbors. Whether negotiating an offer, pricing and marketing a new listing or finding the right home to fit her client’s needs, English’s combined knowledge and experience give her a unique set of skills. English also brings the personal experience of managing two corporate moves as her husband’s career took them from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., then on to Boston, and finally back to Atlanta.
English and her husband Robert live in Historic Brookhaven with their golden retriever Woody. They are active members of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and the Capital City Club. Their two sons are graduates of the University of Georgia and their daughter graduated from Vanderbilt University. Over the years, English has been active at The Westminster Schools, the UGA Chi Phi Parents’ Club, and the UGA Parent’s Council, where she served as Co-Chair with her husband.
In her free time, English enjoys ALTA tennis, spinning, the occasional half marathon, her garden clubs, and volunteering at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Ronald McDonald House.
English Ball was our agent for the sale of our old house as well as the purchase of our current one. She did a fantastic job. As the listing agent for our previous house, English helped us stage the house for a quick and efficient sale. Thanks to her preparation and diligence, there was tons of interest and multiple offers on the day the house listed. Searching for a new home for our growing family was a pleasure with English. She learned our desires and tastes well and used her excellent knowledge of the local market to help us find a beautiful home in Buckhead that fit our needs perfectly. English is exactly what an excellent real estate agent should be. She personally knows her clients and helps make the home buying process enjoyable with her relaxed personality and sense of humor. We can’t say enough good things about her and wouldn’t think of using anyone else.
The selection of a real estate agent is an important life decision. You’re essentially putting where you’ll live, and how you’ll live in their hands. Of course, you’ll ultimately make the decisions, but it’s up to them to find options that fit, represent you well, and manage the process in a thoughtful, supportive, and graceful way. English Ball is an agent who understands the importance of the Realtor’s role. And she goes out of her way to ensure her clients’ needs are met. From our experience, English was a pleasure to work with. She is responsive, hard-working, supportive, and patient. But most importantly, she listens. The bottom line is, she ‘gets it’. And thanks to her, we got what we wanted.
English Ball is a phenomenal business professional and Realtor. She was incredibly patience, kind and fun to be with as we looked for a new home for over a year. She is an Atlanta insider and worked diligently to provide us entry to homes before they hit the MLS system. Because of her contacts and relentlessness, she ultimately found the home that we purchased. English was available at every step in the process and provided us not only excellent customer service, but expert advice and strong negotiation skills. We would highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again.
We had the privilege of meeting and working with English Ball in January of 2013 when we were looking for a second home in Atlanta. English quickly got to know us and our specific wants and needs for our property. She was very diligent and patient and helped us to locate a property that was a great home for us. In early 2015 English presented us with an opportunity to sell our current home which we had renovated and helped us locate a new one, which even more perfectly fit our needs. Through the process of listing, selling, and buying our properties English went above and beyond to make sure every aspect of the process was in our favor. She is not only an excellent, professional realtor who knows the real estate landscape of Atlanta and strives to fulfill her customers’ needs but she is a kind and lovely person who we are blessed to have gotten to know. We would only look to English when deciding to look for that next property in Atlanta.
English Ball was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She went above and beyond to market our home and to handle all the details and issues that came up throughout the process. We would highly recommend English as an excellent and thoroughly professional Realtor.
Our experience with English Ball was both unique and satisfying. After meeting her in a social setting, she followed up and was diligent in determining our distinct requirements to consider a move. We particularly were impressed that all of the properties she showed us met our requirements and there by not wasting any time. I must say I was not looking forward to the negotiating aspect in buying a house but English was skillful and persistent to assure our interests were represented resulting in a seamless transaction. As in any closing, the difficultly is in the details. It couldn't have gone any smoother! English's attention to detail, considering a move, house hunting and guiding us through closing was exceptional. We would highly recommend her and would engage her again without hesitation.
English is really an amazing advocate, counsel, source of knowledge and connection into the Buckhead network of homes and agents. Our experience with her was second to none. She sold our home in Roswell effectively and quickly and found us a fantastic home in Buckhead equally expertly. English is super-responsive over text message and phone and brings good ideas, helps catch the "gotchas" and takes the time to understand her client's needs and wishes and hones her search accordingly. English is a truly special real estate professional and anybody would do well to seek English's services for their home purchase or sale.
I give English Ball my highest recommendation. Superb service and guidance in every aspect of our home sale process. She advised us on improvements, listing price, and sales price. We could't have done it without English!