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Avery Gilliam Real Estate

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Michelle Gilliam-Avery

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Michelle Gilliam-Avery

About Michelle Gilliam-Avery


Michelle professional facts

  • Managing Principal Broker / Owner
  • Licensed since 1997
  • Opened Avery Gilliam Real Estate 2002
  • Member of the National Association of  REALTORS® 
  • Member of the Gulf Coast Association of REALTORS® 
  • Member of the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS)
  • Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI)
  • Top Producer Award winner multi-years
  • 2016 Lifetime Round Table Award recipient from MS Gulf Coast Association of REALTORS® 
  • Award winning licensed building contractor 1997 - 2000

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Other Facts

  • In  love for 27 years and married 3;  and loves  being with her family which includes her beloved dogs, Hudson, Breezey, Sugar and Spicey plus adopted stray cats: Truffle, Daisy and Bucky.
  • Proudly, a daughter of US military Veteran
  • Studied architecture at Tulane University and MS State University
  • Moved to the MS Coast in 2000 from Memphis, TN
  • Lost home in Hurricane Katrina 2005
  • J. Michelle loves gardening, wood-working, sewing, cooking & DYI projects, traveling, and home renovation and design
  • Favorite meal is  escargot in garlic butter with bread, angel hair pasta and glass of Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Favorite music:  Jazz, but loves all types of music



  J. Michelle believes and lives by these truths: · To live one's own truth is most important · Give love; get love · God is in everything; “I am that I am.” God is love. We are created in his image. · Loyalty is a virtuous trait · Be your best at every job/task one is given, even if it is seemingly insignificant · All living creatures matter · Accept responsibility · Love, accept and be kind to yourself · Kindness is easy and necessary · No one will stand up for you, like you, so do it · Believing is powerful · Differences are good · A mistake is o.k., but repeated is a problem · Stand up and be counted · No worries, there is enough for us all · Live unapologetically · Change is good and necessary to grow · Know you have already succeeded · Beauty is in the eye of the beholder · Be honest with yourself, with others and in all that you do · The truth wins · Try, try, and try again · Remember what my Dad always says, "This too shall pass" · Just make a decision, then it works out as it should · All it takes is to plant a seed · Keep it moving · Power through · Be able to receive, as well as give · "Just the facts m’am" · Be ever grateful · Expect greatness · All in the right time · Know your own strengths and weaknesses in order to proceed · Know what you want · Specificity is more productive · Life is what we make it  · Have a plan, revisit the plan regularly, and modify the plan as needed · What we do should not hurt others; all creatures matter · Keep the Faith. Be Brave. Be Joyful. Be Accepting. Be ever-present. · Just say “Yes” · Dancing does makes everything better 

Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2005

Michelle's home. It was a time of mourning the end of what was; where to go from here?


Change is never easy, but  Michelle , family and community are learning and have risen out of the experience to be better for it.

Today is a new Day!

Today is a Great Day!

Learn our History

The Beginning to Now

  Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC opened as an independent real estate marketing and sales firm in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in 2002. Before that, J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery originally owned and operated, with Lynn Avery, the Avery Gilliam Real Estate and Construction, Inc. company in Memphis, Tennessee, building and selling renovated and new construction projects in the two historical communities of The Evergreen District and Cooper-Young. J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery, with Lynn Avery, relocated to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2000. 

In 2004, J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery opened a second office location in Pass Christian.   

Proudly, in March 2005, Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC was recognized by the MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce for our positive growth and contributions to the business community by awarding Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC a merit award for the first ever Tapestry Award, recognizing best new small businesses. Soon after, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused the loss of both office locations, and like the rest of the community began the efforts to recover. Through the recovery process, J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery and Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC continued in business without interruption and serviced local and out-of-state clients to market, sell and buy real estate in Mississippi. 

In  2007, the national economy was significantly affected by negative changes in the economy. Bank foreclosures began to drive the markets across the state. Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC was an established foreclosure real estate asset marketing, management and sales expert with established relationships with various financial institutions and asset management companies, so Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC and J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery were one of the go-to real estate firms to manage, list and sell the increased inventory of foreclosures. Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC managed and listed properties across the state of Mississippi including the areas of the south MS Gulf Coast region, the southwest region of Mississippi, the central areas in and around Jackson, MS, and the north-east area of Mississippi, known as the Golden Triangle. We managed and listed for sale, Fannie Mae properties and other third-party real estate assets. We were in charge of securing, cleaning, maintenance, marketing, regular inspections and valuation reports, writing contracts, negotiations, and handling the sale transactions to close. Through these periods and subsequent years, Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC made several location changes as we adjusted to the recovery of the area and personally from the results of Hurricane Katrina. Much of our work became more internet based, just as the larger areas of the nation and the local areas were learning the newer and ever-changing internet communication and date service evolution. J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery has earned multiple Top Producer Awards given by the MS Gulf Coast Association of REALTORS for top sales in the MS Coastal region. 

The oil-spill of 2010 rocked our real estate area market, but Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC and J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery, with her staff, kept working through these tough times and continued to sell properties. 

As of 2016, Avery Gilliam Real Estate, LLC opened the new office location in the Diamomdhead shopping center at 4402 E. Aloha Dr., Suite 13. We service, primarily, the south Mississippi Gulf Coast areas. We market and sell residential, lots/land/acreage, and commercial properties. We can and will work any real estate transaction needed anywhere in the state of Mississippi. 

Today, we want you to keep watching us grow and continue to serve our existing and new clients. Life and business is great!

Notes of Appreciation

J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery would like to say a special message of appreciation for all our loyal clients.  We value you and our relationships with some being very long and other new.  Our clients become our large family of friends that we hold dear.

I will continue to be here for you, your family member, friends and co-workers and anyone near and dear to you.   

All you have to do is call!


Close the deal

If your looking to work with an experienced, conscientious, caring agent, contact J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery today.  

List your property for sale for fast sale with the expert advice and pricing strategy of J. Michelle 

Buying? then contact J. Michelle because she will help you to discover your needs, know about the area properties for sale, and work a great contract deal that fits your needs and goals

First-time buyers, then J. Michelle will dutifully walk you through the process of buying real estate and protect your form the risks that could negatively affect you and your deal

If it has been a while since your have sold or bought a property, J. Michelle will work to make the process as easy as possible so your can relax knowing your have an experienced expert in real estate


Avery Gilliam Real Estate: Diamondhead, J Michelle Gilliam-Avery, Michelle Gilliam, Mississippi Gulf Coast Real Estate Broker

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Michelle Gilliam-Avery

Meet Michelle Gilliam-Avery, CRS, GRI


Managing Principal Broker / Founder & CEO


Are you searching for a comprehensive list of Mississippi Gulf Coast homes for sale?  J. Michelle and the AGRE professional team members are knowledgeable of the Gulf Coast real estate markets of Mississippi and can assist you in streamlining and narrowing your searches to fit your individual needs.


As a Diamondhead  REALTOR® , J. Michelle Gilliam-Avery specializes in Diamondhead, but services all areas of the MS Gulf Coast.  J. Michelle and Team are great at finding the perfect properties, specifically suited for the individual client, out of the full inventory of Real Estate in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region.  Additionally, the AGRE Team will research and design a  tailored marketing plan meeting the individual Sellers' goals and with highly satisfactory results.

Contact us with your questions about home and properties for sale in Diamondhead 


Avery Gilliam Real Estate is an established Gulf Coast Agency.

Choose Agent and Owner/Broker, J Michelle Gilliam Avery to be your real estate agent and REALTOR® for all your real estate needs.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast communities are our specialty.  

Michelle Gilliam-Avery and her team are your best Mississippi Connection. 

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