Lara Dolan is a Realtor® specializing in residential properties. She brings to her position as Partner with the Craft Dolan Team more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, consulting and business development and more than a decade in Real Estate. She is also an Accredited New Homes Selling Expert and Accredited Luxury Homes Sales specialist. Lara has lived in the North Fulton area for over 20 years. She has owned and managed businesses and a portfolio of residential-investment properties throughout Metro Atlanta for herself and her nationally based clients. She is a true entrepreneur; especially skilled at negotiation, analyzing comparable data and achieving the highest possible value for her clients.
Lara is a Vice President of the Board of the Alpharetta Business Association. She is a founding Co-Chair of Alpharetta’s landmark Shamrockin’ for a Cure benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and a member of the CFF Volunteer Board. She is a member of Leadership North Fulton’s class of 2015, and volunteers for the City of Milton First Responders Foundation. Lara has been part of the Steering Committee for Milton’s first ever Tour of Homes since its inception and sits on the board of Southern Magnolia Charities which distributes Tour of Homes proceeds to local charities. In 2014 Lara was named one of North Fulton’s Savvy & Successful Women by Atlanta’s Points North Magazine, in 2017 was named a Top Ten Finalist in the National Realtor Association’s “Good Neighbors Award” across the entire United States, and in 2018 and 2019 was a recipient of Appen Newspaper’s “Best of North Fulton” for real estate. She was also a finalist for the Class of 2018 Atlanta Women of Distinction from the March of Dimes.
Lara and her husband Brian are raising two daughters: Olivia is a graduate of Milton High School and currently attending the University of Tampa, Carly will be graduating from Milton High and attending Georgia State University. They reside in the Crabapple area of Milton where they play league tennis year- round and are involved in the equestrian and civic community. They enjoy time-off in their vacation condo on 30A.
Lara is so good at what she does! Smart and just the right amount of aggressive, she will work side by side
with you to get your house ready to sell. She really helped me stage my home, indicating furnishings and decor
that was dated, and which rooms were over-crowded and/or over-decorated. When she says get rid of it, get
rid of it! With her help we sold my house in 1day!!! Purge, stage, sell. With Lara. Done deal!
Lara is everything you would want in a real estate professional. Personable, she listens, respects your time,
and is a great executor of all the little details. Most real estate transactions can be very bothersome and
cumbersome with all the paperwork involved but she makes it easy and enjoyable to complete the process.
When you are attempting to move across country to an area you don't know well, you really need to find a
great agent who can be your eyes and ears on the ground for you. We were so fortunate to have a friend refer
Lara to us. We were moving back to the Atlanta area from Portland. Lara delivered on every aspect of what we
needed. She was responsive, always available and took us for Facetime tours when we asked her to. It took us
a couple of months, lots of looking and some patience but when we finally decided on the home, Lara moved
on it quickly with a fair offer. The home had 4 other offers on it and ours was the one accepted. During
negotiations Lara requested the necessary updates. It took us a couple of months to find the right home. After
now being in the home 6 months now, we are so very happy with our decision. There was even more to this
home than we had even initially known to be when we put the bid in. The lake views, the wildlife the incredible
conveniences. We are really grateful for everything working out the way it did and we would highly recommend Lara to anyone.
It was a pleasure working with Lara and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for real estate services. She
was always professional and offers a no nonsense approach to ensure I was fully protected. With being a first
time home buyer she took the time to make me feel confident in the life changing decision I was investing in.
Her experience and knowledge allowed for the transaction to proceed smoothly even when unforeseen
challenges presented themselves. Her communication was always timely and efficient. I couldn't be happier
with my decision to hire her to assist me to start this new chapter in my life.
Lara was a HUGE asset for us when selling our home in Milton and buying a new home in Cumming. I would
rate her a 10 stars if Zillow would allow me. With her guidance we timed the sale just right, got multiple offers
within the first few days and had a smooth closing. She was able to refer several great services that helped
along the way. You cannot go wrong by hiring Lara!
Lara is the consummate professional, detail oriented, laser focused on serving her clients, very smart and a
delight to work with. My wife and I have purchased two homes and sold one home with Lara and have been
totally satisfied in all respects. I highly recommend her to buyers and sellers.
Lara knows the market. She and Tracey were very helpful getting my house ready to sell from staging and
painting to the MLS listing photos and write-up. She's really excellent in the offer stage. She was very
respectful of the buyers (wonderful people) and buyer's agent while also representing our best interests. She's
delightful to work with. I highly recommend her!
I found Lara easy to work with, compatible, detailed, organized, and very knowledgeable. She was always
keeping in touch with me, aided me in learning all my responsibilities and took me on tours of comps in my own
neighborhood to properly price my home to sell, which it did in three weeks. I was very pleased when the
closing took place that all was done as it had been to get there. I would definitely use her or give her name to
others to do so in buying or selling a property.
When we relocated from Michigan two years ago, Lara helped us find the perfect rental home. There were so
many things to consider: schools, proximity to highways, city and shopping, and a place where we would fit in.
Her advice and research was spot on! When it was time to buy our forever home, she never missed a beat or a
deadline. We were thrilled to close the deals on both the rental and the new construction quickly. We went
through the closing with confidence knowing that Lara had combed through the fine print and made sure we
understood all we needed to in making such an important decision. We are grateful for her expertise during our transition.