What People are Saying

“To find a lawyer that is both professional and personal is a gift… And we found one in Annah! We closed on our house this morning and the process could not have been more smooth. Annah was very thorough and communicated clearly all the steps in the process, and her staff is friendly and efficient. 5 star law firm!”

Bob M.

“A smooth and very professional transaction on the sale side. A nice touch to contribute to charity and gift for buyers of my home.”

Patrick L.
“We have used Annah on 2 different properties and she has been extremely easy to work with both times. Everyone on her team (including herself) is friendly and easy to communicate with. They are knowledgeable and efficient with all of their processes. She is absolutely a “pro” at what she does and she conducts herself that way!”
Carley H.
“Outstanding service. Very professional and took the time to explain all the details. Will definitely use them again!”
Jason H.
“I have only made 3 other real estate transactions in my life, and Toates stands out by far. The care, availability, knowledge, and professionalism far surpasses my previous experiences. The team went above and beyond on several occasions. Also, at the closing table, care was taken not to rush, but to verify and explain so that I gained an understanding of each required form prior to signing. In my case, my deal would have certainly fallen through without their involvement and diligence. Thank you to the team at Toates for my successful closing yesterday!”
Jamie H.

“Class acts and very knowledgeable! Would def recommend!”

Randy A.
“I’m not a poster. I don’t like posting reviews and letting the world know what I’m up but I felt compelled to do it this time because I was so impressed with the service and professionalism I received from the group at Toates Law Firm. Very responsive and diligent and in today’s world, that’s pretty much unheard of. Thank you Annah and Laura for all your help.”
John C.
“Annah and her team were so kind and efficient and helped make my home closing stress-free. At the closing she was so patient with my toddler and even provided activities to keep her busy. They went above and beyond with the papers and providing additional notary services. Highly recommend!”
Amelia Jo L.
“I have to admit, I didn’t even look up the law firm before our closing because I assumed it would be a stuffy old boys’ club type of firm. It is absolutely the opposite. What a refreshing experience! Not only is Annah a rockstar at what she does, she made closing feel like a warm experience with smart friends—rather than an intimidating process (which it definitely can be!). I’m glad to support this woman-owned and led business, and highly recommend Annah and her team at Toates.”
Angie M.
“Process was smooth and they show they really care for you and your family! I recommend.”
Yahia M.
“Annah Toates goes above and beyond as a Real Estate Attorney! She is so kind and always willing to put the interest of her clients first. She treats all clients as if they are her only ones! I have worked with Annah for years and she has always been my go-to attorney! I know I can rely on her to be thorough and available for any legal questions that I have for myself and my clients (and there are a lot)! Her demeanor in closings is so refreshing and calm and instantly puts my clients at ease on such a monumental day in their lives!”
Jennifer Van Gieson
Realtor, BHHS C Dan Joyner
“Annah and her team blow us away with their professionalism, extreme quality customer service, expertise, and work ethic! They are a joy to work with. And adding to that, their desire to give back and impact our community, makes them second to none! They are truly committed to giving back, and getting the job done too—amazing!”
Don Oglesby
CEO, Homes of Hope
“Katherine Brooks is the ultimate professional. On my very first contract she treated me like I was her most valued client. Katherine took the time to walk me through all the necessary steps without ever making me feel like I was inadequate for not knowing it already. When I have a question I typically email her. I’m always astonished by how quickly and thoroughly she responds to my emails. I will remain a loyal client for all of my real estate transactions.”
Gabe Grammer
NAI Earle Furman

“Annah is an exceptional attorney. We have worked with her on several closings. Her knowledge and experience leads to smooth and timely closings. She is also personable and a joy to work with! We highly recommend working with Annah!”

Jaclyn & Jerry Lanier

“Annah is truly the BEST of the BEST when it comes to real estate attorneys in the Upstate. She truly cares about our shared clients, about me, and about my business. She loves what she does, and it shines through her into the entire transaction process. I know I can count on her to help when needed and trust she will do a stellar job in serving my clients. It’s also really fun to sit at the closing table with her! I am always happy to bring my clients to Annah. She is truly an important part of my business and I’m so thankful to know and work alongside her!”

Heather Young
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Caine
“I have worked with this team for a number of years. They have always gone above and beyond for their clients and created a very positive environment for everyone involved. Their communication, attention to detail, and professionalism has always been held in the highest regard. It’s easy to refer clients when you know everything will be handled the right way.”
Experienced Local Lender
“Working with Annah is always a pleasure. She takes the time to explain things to my clients and everyone walks away feeling taken care of on a personal level. I also appreciate how she is available to me when I have questions that arise. Annah loves what she does and it shows in the way she cares for my clients. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great closing experience.”
Jana Candler
Realtor, BHHS C Dan Joyner

“Katherine is wonderful to work with. She is professional, courteous, and knows her stuff! She also responds in a very timely manner and would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for an exceptional attorney!”

“The real estate market has taken off and it has become vital to do business with professionals who have integrity and pay attention to detail. Having been in the industry for many years, it is important to have these types of partners that you can trust and depend on. For these reasons, I found Annah Toates an ally to my business. She is prudent in her work, and handles her clients with care. You can trust she is prepared to serve and help provide a great experience for everyone. Annah is definitely a vital part to my success, and honored to be in business with her.”
Stephen Johnson, Jr.
Realtor, Keller Williams Drive
“Annah & Katherine know how to get things done. Every real estate transaction will have its speed bumps but with Annah & Katherine you know you have a resource to help you quickly devise solutions and arrive at a successful and timely closing.”
Tripp Taylor
Huff Creek Properties/NAI Earle Furman
“I, alongside my colleague Jason, have had the privilege of working with Laura for over 20 years. Not only is she extremely responsive and knowledgeable, but her dependability and “can-do” attitude gives us peace of mind that our members are in good hands during the closing process. We look forward to continuing to work with Laura and her team for the years to come – knowing they share the same level of service excellence as we do at Spero Financial.”
Greg Sheppard & Jason Currie
Director of Lending Sales & Mortgage Manager at Spero Financial
“My family has worked with Annah three times. We have appreciated how easy she has made the home buying process for us! We have never had to worry about anything as she has taken care of everything for us in the background. She is thorough, kind, and truly values her clients. We would highly recommend Annah and trust her 100%!”
Beth P.

“Over the last two years I have developed a great partnership with Annah and her team because of their dedication to creating smooth closings for every client. I appreciate the attention to detail consistently shown by the staff and their willingness to provide excellent service even beyond the closing table.”

Rodney Woods
Realtor, Coldwell Banker Caine
“Meagan’s one of the best paralegals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She has an amazing sense of urgency, quality work, and is just a kind person. I would highly recommend!”
Experienced Local Lender
“Annah and her team are beyond professional and helpful with all of our real estate needs. They are always quick to respond and make closings seamless! We have used Annah for years and recommend her to all of our family, friends, and colleagues.”
Chris & Katie Harrison
“Laura Hollis is a top-notch real estate paralegal that you can trust to perform quality work. She is very experienced and superb at her job. Laura is professional and communicates effectively with all parties making sure we get to a successful transaction. I could not be more pleased with the level of service and knowledge Laura provides. She has been such a blessing to my business.”
Alesha Oppatt
Realtor, Nest Realty

Katherine made closing on our house very fast and easy! She explained all the documents so we could understand. We would definitely recommend working with Katherine to all our friends and family!”

Lindsey G.

As a Realtor, I have had many closings with Annah Toates. She is extremely professional and thorough! She is readily available to answer any questions and to handle any concerns that may arise. Annah always goes above and beyond to make sure my clients as well as myself are taken care of and the deal is done. I highly recommend Toates Law Firm!”

Carmen Feemster
Realtor, BHHS C Dan Joyner

“Katherine was wonderful during our closing. Professional and informative. We couldn’t have asked for a smoother experience. Would highly recommend her and her team to anyone!”

Ali and Ryan H.

My wife and I have used Annah to close on new properties and to refinance existing properties. As the interest rates kept falling, we kept refinancing. Annah did a great job for us on every transaction that we did! I think we had almost 10 transactions and every transaction was a great experience. She is very professional but also makes you feel like you are the only client she is seeing that day. We never felt rushed but all the signing for the closing documents never took longer than an hour – probably more like 30 minutes. We even closed one time in our car because of the pandemic. Annah stood outside while we signed documents. I would highly recommend anyone that needs professional assistance in Real Estate Closings to seek Annah out. You won’t be disappointed.

Carolyn S.
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