Meet Gail

Meet the “Gail” Behind Southern Settings Real Estate!


Born in North Carolina and having lived in Georgia for most of her life, Gail’s Southern roots run deep.

After spending 31 rewarding years as a stay-at-home mom, she started a new chapter in her life with the goal of building a career for herself with nothing but her drive to succeed and the deep friendships cultivated from many years spent supporting her kids’ athletics.

After acquiring her real estate license in 2015, she became an independent agent with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners – a brokerage she is still proud to call “home” to this day.

Having lived in Atlanta for most of her life, Gail not only embodies southern grace and hospitality, but has an intimate familiarity of the metro-Atlanta area; a knowledge which helped her ascend from a rookie, to one of the brokerage’s most productive, engaging, and highly regarded agents in a matter of years.

Knowing that families come in all shapes and sizes – with distinctive tastes, a broad array of interests and their own unique concepts of “happily ever after,” her relationship-first approach ensures a tailor-made experience for every family, individual, and client she serves.

A trusted resource to countless buyers and sellers, she has been recognized as a Million Dollar Club Member by the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS since 2016. Approaching her work less as a job and more as a calling, Gail most values the relationships she develops with each of her clients. Acknowledging her role in one of the most impactful purchases many people will make in their lifetime, she feels honored to be a part of the beginning of a new chapter for her clients.

Giving Back

Second only to her devotion to her family, Gail’s commitment to giving back to her community is unwavering. While raising her children, she sought to teach them “it’s your responsibility to leave a place better than you found it.” A seemingly simple lesson, but one she strives to continue to model daily through her personal mission to have a positive impact on the communities and people she encounters.

“God has blessed me beyond what I deserve, and I know these blessings are meant to be shared,” says Gail. “That is why Southern Settings Real Estate donates a portion of its proceeds from every sale to Kares 4 Kids; a 501C3 non-profit organization that believes in giving back to help children in need in our communities. Their Mission aligns perfectly with this mother’s heart.”

Kares 4 Kids

Our Mission:

To Kare 4 Kids in Need

Our Vision:

We Will Positively Impact Children Today
and Strengthen Our Communities for Tomorrow.

When you meet Gail, you’ll likely get to meet her Director of Operations, Business Partner, and most importantly daughter, Brittany. This dynamic and dedicated team partners to create a seamless experience for the families and clients they work with. 

As dedicated as she is to her work and clients, Gail is also purposeful in prioritizing time for herself, friends, and family. When she’s not working, you’ll find her enjoying the sunshine on Lake Lanier, traveling to tropical locales in the summer, or on the Rocky Mountain ski slopes in the winter. Fiercely devoted to her family, she plans an annual “Me and My 3” trip, a self-titled holiday for her and her three children. It’s important to Gail to spend this time with her kids. Gail says, “The best way to stay close is to have uninterrupted time, just us. Family is everything and one day I won’t be here to bridge gaps. I want them to be close and these trips provide fertile ground to keep them connected and growing together.”

Gail’s Mission:

Delivering a real estate experience unlike any other, Gail of Southern Settings Real Estate is devoted to earning the business, trust and friendship of every client she serves every day.

Gail’s Core Values:


With ties to Georgia that date back to the mid-1980s, Gail is not only familiar with most communities in Metro and Downtown Atlanta, but she can also tell you the best places to live, work, shop, dine and play! Shes been immersed in the real estate industry since 2015 with Keller Williams – one of the best real estate franchises in the United States. To remain at the forefront of her industry, continuing education is important to Gail as she strives to provide unsurpassed experiences AND results for her clients.

Relationship Focused:

As a former stay-at-home mom Southern Settings founder, Gail Marlar, puts the families she serves at the heart of everything she does. Knowing that each family is unique and that they all come in different shapes and sizes, she is primed and ready to find the ideal home to fit your needs, wishes and distinctive tastes – at every stage of life.  The same holds true for the diverse community of individuals, couples and life partners she serves.

Lifestyle Driven:

To find the ideal home in the ideal community in the ideal area of town to fit your familys needs, wishes and tastes, Gail takes the time to get to know you and the other members of your family – right down to the family dog. Many great friendships have been borne out of such an immersive experience.


Gail is genuinely and wholeheartedly thankful for each and every client she serves. She understands what a major undertaking it is to put ones faith in another to find your next home or sell the house that has been your familys home for years. She considers it a true honor to be entrusted with such a special task. 

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