About Collins Realty & Auctions
Our Mission Statement
Our philosophy is simple. Clients come first. We will be in constant communication with our clients, keeping them informed throughout the entire process. We don’t measure our success through achievements and awards, but through the satisfaction of our clients.
We understand that buying or selling a home or business is more than just a transaction. It’s a life changing experience. That’s why we are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of our clients. We take great pride in the relationships we build and always work on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their goals. 

Today’s sellers and buyers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex real estate transaction. We have extensive knowledge to provide only the best and most timely information to our clients. Because we’re not a huge, mega office, we can devote the time and energy needed to achieve your goals.
Sandy Collins
  • Graduate of Ohio University (Business Management)
  • Past Vice President of the Athens County Board of Realtors
  • Broker's License (2006) 
  • e-Pro (Prestigious Certification held by only 3% of Realtors nationwide)
  • Over 30 years of business and management experience
  • Over 16 years of Real Estate experience  
  • Long time resident of Athens
  • Awards of Achievement for Sales     
  • Member of National Association of Realtors, Athens County Board of Realtors, Athens County MLS, Ohio Association of Realtors, Ohio Association of Realtors, e-Pro.
  • Experienced in the sale of all areas of Real Estate, including Residential, Commercial, and Farms.
  • Co-Owner of Collins Auctions, LLC, a Real Estate and Chattels Auctioneering Company
  • Broker/Owner of Collins Realty & Auctions, LLC

With over 30 years of business experience, my goal is to make your real estate transaction as stress free and enjoyable as possible.  My clients are not just another transaction, but a member of our community who can trust me to provide my honest thoughts and opinions. My extensive sales, business management, financial, and customer service background are the reason for my success.

We first met Sandy in 2003 when she was with Ohio University Housing, and we were tenants. When we wanted to sell our house recently, we reached out to Sandy. That was a good decision on our part because she handled the listing and sale so quickly and effeciently, what more under the current unprcedented COVID environment. Sandy's knowledge and experience with the housing market coupled with her professionlism, ability and dedication to her work, and to her clients, made every step in the sale transaction process smooth and seamless.

Sandy has a positive attitude towards the tasks she performs. This can be clearly seen as she patiently answered our questions, listened to our converns, and offered us useful information to help us make decisions.

Sandy went above and beyond, driving to and from our house at our request, to help us get some things done such as turning the water mains on or off. She is a prolem-solver, getting a contrator to fix handrails in our house in record time!

In the end, what truly matters to Sandy is a happy seller and an equally happy and satisfied buyer. Writing this testimonial gives us a great opportunity to thank you, Sandy, for handling the sale of our property so effienctly, and with so much heart. We would certainly recommend you to our friends should they decide to make a sale or purchase.

Yen and Lee
Sandy Collins made the experience of finding a home in Athens very easy and was able to give great recommendations abou the local real estate market so I could make an educated choice among all the houses on the market.  She gives a lot of freedom to her clients to do some research on their own, make decisions, and ask questions.  She always responds to inquiries within only a couple of hours maximum on week days AND weekends.  She was alway very pro-active to set up house visits in a record time and decisively managed to negotiate a great deal  for my closing cost.  I will send any of my acquaintances looking for real estate to her without hesitation.

Eric Letourneaux
Sandy has been wonderful to work with, very informed, very professional and friendly. She was always available to talk to us, even on vacation. She is a very dedicated, go-getter realtor. We enjoyed purchasing our home due to her upbeat attitude and willingness to go the extra mile. She comes highly recommended by us.

Jane and Bob Clair
Sandy has been a fantastic agent for me. She has helped me immensely in making sure details were taken care of. She has always stayed in close contact with me. She has been very persistent and is very patient. I appreciate her and am lucky to have found her

Mel Wallace
Sandy was there for us always, and returned our calls promptly. She was very professional, making our purchase process painless and simple. We recommend buying or selling your next home with Sandy.

Mark and Trish Schloss
On behalf of Rodney and I, I want to thank you for your help in locating a suitable lot in the city.  We appreciate all of the work that you did to satisfy our request.  Plus, we had fun working with you.  We are very excited about our project, which has had a wonderful beginning!

Carole Alder
Chris Collins
A licensed Auctioneer in the State of Ohio, I attended the Missouri Auction School and am a member of the Ohio Auctioneers Association. I am a licensed Realtor in the State of Ohio, a member of NAR, OAR, and was a finalist in the 2011 Ohio Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Contest. Auctioneering is an art form, not just a job. I take my work seriously, and have an excellent reputation in the Auctioneering field.  I am also Owner of Collins Auctions, LLC and Realtor/Owner of Collins Realty & Auctions, LLC.