About Us 2017-02-25T21:36:16+00:00

Northern Georgia real estate will never be the same.

We started Cowan & Associates Real Estate because we knew the current service levels for typical residential real estate transactions in Cherokee, Cobb and Paulding counties were far from perfect. Each home that we bought or sold was a tangled mess of endless paperwork, with missing agents, tripped up negotiations or last minute hassles with attorneys.

We thought, “Isn’t there a better way?”

Fifteen years ago, we started Cowan & Associates to reinvent northern Georgia residential real estate.

We want to show you how we do it.

“Extremely warm and honest. I would recommend them to anyone!”

– Holly P.

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Fearless Accountability

Firstly, we’re excellent communicators. This means we actually answer our phones when you call us with questions, and we don’t leave you hanging on emails or texts. Secondly, our business runs on our clients’ schedules, so we meet with clients on nights and weekends if that’s what it takes. Lastly, we live in the neighborhoods we sell in and we owe our livelihood to representing our clients to the best of our abilities. Getting top dollar for your home and negotiating diligently means that we take pride in our community.

Our Promise

Cowan & Associates is our only business; we work full time (or more!) and we take it personally. We feel we have a stake in making sure our clients are beyond simply ‘satisfied’ with our service. Our rave reviews only come as a result of top notch service and we take great care of our clients. The best compliment we can get is a referral. We hold ourselves fully accountable; to our clients, to our community and to the highest professional standards as accredited Realtors®.

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Customer Reviews

We absolutely loved working with Carol! She was easy to work with, protected our interests well, helped us make great decisions and in the end both sold our home (four showings, four offers!) and ushered us into a new (to us) home that still makes us comment almost daily, “Gosh, we love this house!”
Karen S.- Acworth, GA
Carol Cowan, helped me out with several investment properties, from showing to closing. Carol was always available to answer any questions and she went over and beyond her normal duties to help with any issues. She is an outstanding realtor in my opinion.
Richard B. Dallas, GA
This was my first home purchase and Carol was very patient and helpful in helping me find the house that I wanted. I flew in from Colorado for the weekend and she dedicated the entire Saturday to view 10 properties. In the end we had competing bids and following her advice I was able to close on the house I wanted. I would definitely recommend her if you are searching for a house. Excellent service.
Val S – Acworth, GA
Our home buying experience could not have been better or gone smoother! We came in from out of state and bought a home before the weekend was over. Great experience!
Bill W – Roswell GA
My wife and I tried to sell our Woodstock home for 3 years with no success.We hired Carol and within 4 days we started seeing results. Through her diligence and hsrd work we sold our house in a matter of days. Her work did not end there as she found out perfect new home. Through Carols hard work we achieved all of our real estate goals,.
M Wright – Woodstock, GA
I worked with Ris, Carol’s husband and was delighted with the service provided. Ris stayed on top of things and was very thorough in explaining anything that I did not fully understand. He went above and beyond to negotiate not only the best price for me, but also to negotiate all needed repairs that I overlooked so that the house was move-in-ready for my fiance and I. A huge plus for me was the fact that Ris went out of his way to consistently drop by the home once it was in contract to make sure everything was kept up with and all needed repairs were sufficient and on schedule. Very happy with my first home and the overall experience, due in large part to Ris and Carol. Would highly recommend. Thank you guys!!
Cody F.- Acworth, GA
Having knowledgeable real estate agents make such a big difference on the stressful home buying experience. Ris made us feel comfortable the first time we met. He helped us out every step of the way and responded immediately to any of our concerns or questions. We are very happy with the end result. Thank you both!
Jeff E. - Acworth, GA
I lived 4.5 hours away from where I bought my home. Carol was great to work with. I even was told by my mortgage broker that Carol was on top of things and that not all agents are. Both I and my mortgage broker give her the highest review possible. I call her based on website info. I was so glad I chose her.
Anita A – Acworth, GA
Carol was extremely warm and honest as we went through the process of both buying and selling. I appreciated her experience and knowledge. For instance she told us when a home had blue pipe and that it would be an issue long term. I would recommend her to anyone!
Holly P – Acworth, GA
Carol and Ris were our real estate agents when my wife and I searched for our first house. They were patient, pleasant to work with, and consistently available. They went the extra mile to make sure we were well informed about this process, which was completely new to us. In the end, we had a very pleasant home purchase experience. I highly recommend Carol and Ris to anyone who is in the market for a home.
Enrica D. - Acworth, GA
We loved Carol! She was always quick to respond to use and very patient with all of our questions. She was always quick to show us a house when we wanted to see one and would even show us a listing later into the evening if we needed! We loved working with Carol!
Lauren L. – Cartersville, GA
As first time homebuyers, we had a ton of questions. Carol was always willing to explain the process and what we could expect. She worked around our schedules to show homes, and was very receptive to our “wants” or dislikes about a particular home. She worked quickly to get a backup offer in place on a short sale that we had our hearts set on, and again when the original offer fell through and we were able close on the home we thought had gotten away. We are very happy with Carol’s services, and would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
Jeremy H – Canton, GA
My wife and I have been looking for a new home for our expanding family for a long time. On a whim, I sent an email from Zillow to Carol about a property. She was very quick to respond and while that property and many others turned out not to be the “one” for us, she never gave up looking for our perfect place. We looked at several homes over a year, and learned a lot from our agent about the home buying process. Anytime of the day, any day of the week, we could get a quick response about any concerns we had. We when finally found our home, she negotiated an incredible deal for us. I would highly recommend Carol Cowan for any of your real estate needs.
Jonathan F – White GA
Carol helped my wife and I purchase our first home. She made the experience enjoyable and was a good source of knowledge for a first time homebuyer. She worked to find out just what qualities were most important to us in a home and found us a house that met all of our “must haves”! Carol was pleasant to work with and was very low pressure about making a sale. Her focus was always to make sure we were going to
be happy with our decision, no matter how long or how many houses we needed to look at. I would definitely recommend her for first time home buyers like us!
Ryan C – Canton, GA
Carol stayed on top of our frustrating and long-term transaction. She explained the processes necessary in a foreclosure transaction and helped find answers when the processes didn’t seem to follow the anticipated route. She was very professional and encouraging to help us get into a great home that is perfect for us!
Dennis W – Acworth, GA
If you are looking for someone who is attentive to every detail, then Carol Cowan is the realtor for you. We just closed on our new home in Jasper GA and this being our 13th home purchase, she was by far the most wonderful professional throughout the process. She was very knowledgeable about and responsive to the many humps that were a part of this process for us. Her positive attitude and encouraging words got us through the hard times, like the seller being so stubborn about sooooo many things. We were so happy with having Carol as our realtor and the professional manner in which she handle every challenge, it was so fun to have dinner with her and her hubby tonight to thank her for her dedication and service. The whole experience was so worth it, but Carol made it a joy. We ended up with the house we wanted and new friends. I take pleasure in recommending Carol as your realtor and wish her many years of great success!
Lynne B – Jasper, GA
Carol is the ultimate professional. She not only was attentive to our needs, but very flexible, available, courteous, knowledgeable, encouraging and let the property sell itself. She was never pushy but made us feel very comfortable throughout the entire transaction. Carol had our vision in mind prior, during and after the sale. We were very satisfied with her skill set and have recommended her to other business and personal friends. Carol is the best.
Patsy M – Woodstock, GA
Carol is awesome! Moving up here from south of Atlanta we really needed someone with the local knowledge to steer us towards our dream house (and away from the chicken houses). It took us a while to find that “perfect” combination of house and land, but she was great. She showed us so many properties and was always upbeat and encouraging. When we finally found the one, she negotiated the price down to an AMAZING price. Needless to say, we were ecstatic! We are now happily ensconced up here in the beautiful mountains and just love it!
Lisa C – Jasper, GA
Carol is a wonderful real estate agent with very good knowledge of the industry and area we were looking in. We highly recommend her services to anyone looking to purchase a new home in the Atlanta and North Ga. area’s and will definitely be recommending her to all our friends and family.
Tommy S - Cartersville

Get to Know Us

Ris Cowan, Realtor
Ris Cowan, RealtorListing Specialist & Buyer’s Agent
For more than 25 years he has provided expert PR, advertising, marketing and real estate counsel to companies and individuals across the U.S. He is also a skilled and professionally-trained negotiator. And an avid film buff.

As in many business arrangements, Ris let Carol test the waters of Georgia real estate first before he jumped in with her. Now, Ris specializes in the towns of Acworth, Kennesaw, Woodstock, Marietta and Canton, Georgia. He’s a member of the Cobb Association of Realtors. Before becoming a Realtor®, he was a marketing executive in Atlanta and also puts many of his acquired marketing techniques to use for real estate. Ris was one of the primary players behind the successful marketing of Peachtree City as one of America’s most successful planned cities. Ris is an experienced world traveler who never leaves town without a book – either on his Nook or a carefully dog-eared paperback.

Carol Cowan, Realtor
Carol Cowan, RealtorListing Specialist & Buyer’s Agent
Carol has been providing buyers and sellers with expert real estate advice in Northwest Georgia for over 15 years. Her knowledge and experience has helped hundreds of buyers and sellers make smooth real estate transactions.

Carol’s full dedication to her business during the last ten years is apparent with her ongoing commitment to education, and support of her local business chapters. Before becoming a full time Realtor®, Carol worked as a Marketing Director. When she changed careers, she wasn’t content to let others show her the ropes, she climbed up to make her own way through a maze of essential training: HUD registration, Foreclosure Specialist, Certified Negotiator, Licensed Realtor®, Member of Atlanta’s Board of Ethics Committee, Member of the Cobb Association of Realtors and a member of the National Board of Realtors®.

Dutch Cowan
Dutch CowanBuyer Specialist