Lorie Ramey-Thompson began her real estate career very early in life. Very, very, early! As a child, Lorie collected quartz rocks from around her home and sold them to her bevy of uncles for spending money. Her family jokes and says Lorie was selling Rabun County dirt before she finished elementary school! It was a short jump from selling local rocks to selling real estate. Originally licensed January 01, 1984, Lorie has seen many changes in the real estate industry. Lorie says the reason she loves selling real estate is that no two days are ever the same. There is always something new to learn. She has spent the last 35+ years educating herself to serve her clients better. Beyond real estate, Lorie is known as a good cook. She writes The Family Table, monthly article in the Georgia Mountain Laurel magazine and offers tempting recipes for the home cook. She loves to share her recipes and favorite meals with new friends. Lorie is married to a local contractor, Anthony Thompson. They live on the old Thompson Farm in Northwest Rabun and love living along the bank of Popcorn Creek. Anthony and Lorie have two grown children, Joe and Kendall. Joe is working toward earning his living as a professional fisherman and had a successful year on the FLW Tour. Joe has a biology degree from Young Harris College and does home caretaking and construction in the off-season. Kendall has a degree in Small Business Management from Georgia Southern University. She lives in Clayton and is currently working doing home maintenance and waitressing. Both of Lorie's children knew they wanted to live in Rabun County. Anthony and Lorie are known for entertaining at their home. They host an annual "Cooking Over Coals Contest," where each entry is to be cooked over wood or charcoal — Dutch oven cooking in the extreme! The best job around is to be a "secret" judge for this competition! Lorie and Anthony also love to spend time outdoors. They have a large vegetable garden, and Lorie loves to can and preserve the home-grown bounty. Anthony is an avid deer hunter and fisherman, and Lorie loves to camp and cook outdoors. They make a great team! Their story is not complete without mention of Kee-ka, their Shiba Inu, Jazz, the mountain cur dog and Cat, their Calico Cat. These three are the real bosses of the Thompson home. If you need a Realtor with integrity and a lifetime of education and experience, If you need someone who is land-savvy and who understands the process of selling or buying a home or land, call Lorie.