The Group

The Lifestyle Group

The Lifestyle Group's motto is 5 is greater than one! We believe by coming together and combining our experiences, expertise & resources, we can provide the best service possible for our clients and all of their real estate needs!
We are proud to serve Lee County as #1 in Listing & Sales!

Ashley Smith Durham, Realtor®

Meet Ashley

“Being a realtor is a true honor! My job is to help people's dreams & goals become a reality and that's a special treat! I really enjoy getting to work with so many different people.”

Ashley has been a REALTOR at Prestige Properties since 2006. As a lifelong resident of Auburn/Opelika, Ashley, has a passion for introducing people to and placing them throughout her community. What’s not to love?! Selling real estate, for Ashley, is all about connecting a person with the lifestyle they desire. Her goal on a daily basis is to fulfill the hopes of her clients, while maintaining a healthy work/life balance with her husband, James and three children, Raleigh, Rivers and Rosie. She believes in an open line of communication, connectivity with her clients, and the power of an amazing team!

Sarah Martin, Realtor®
New Construction Manager

Meet Sarah

“Harry Truman said, 'It's amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit'. That couldn't be more fitting for this group! What a joy it is to learn, laugh & work together to make home buying & selling a great experience for our clients!”

Sarah was born and raised in Opelika, received her undergraduate degree in Public Relations from Auburn University and returned to the area after pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education in Birmingham. After teaching in the Opelika City Schools system and taking time off stay at home with her three boys, she joined The Lifestyle Group in 2015 as the Marketing Director and now leads the team in sales and new construction sales.

Melissa Bruce, Realtor®
Buyer's Agent

Meet Melissa

“My favorite part of being the buyer's agent is getting to know my buyers and watching their reaction when I match them to their perfect home! Getting to be a part of someone's most important investment in their lives is so rewarding! Audrey Hepburn quoted, "As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and one for helping others."”

Melissa joined The Lifestyle Group in 2019. She joined the group with years of knowledge in real estate appraising, mapping, customer service, and extensive knowledge of our multiple listing service. Melissa has always had a passion for real estate and is so excited to be involved with this dynamic group! Buyers are her special interest and she loves getting to know our clients’ needs!

Jessica Andrus
Sellers Agent

“I am in real estate because I simply love “home”. My past career experience has taught me a lot about getting to know people and understanding their feelings. There are a lot of feelings involved in real estate and I enjoy getting to that level with my clients. It makes the process so much easier for my clients and is rewarding for me.”

Jessica has enjoyed the Auburn/Opelika community since 2001 when she moved here to attend Auburn University. With career experience in mental health and dental services, she has a passion for serving others and a keen intuition for the way people feel in a home. As a Sellers Agent, she brings expertise in the areas of marketing and staging a home for the ideal buyer, pricing based on the market, research, and home selling points, and collaborating with agents for a quick and successful sale.

Pamela Lankford
Closing Coordinator and Marketing Assistant

“I am so excited and honored to get to be a part of this amazing team! As the Closing Coordinator I get to make sure all the details are taken care of so that our clients have a smooth transition. I am also excited to learn and grow as I assist with the whole team so that buyers and sellers can find and sell their home easily.”

Pamela is an Auburn University graduate and has called the Auburn/Opelika area home for 15 years. She not only shares a desire to serve the community but she also brings 14 years of Real Estate Closing experience to the team. She leads the team in closing processes, accurate document preparation, and scheduling, which are all crucial for a smooth transaction. Her relationships with agents, attorneys, and lenders enables her to find solutions and serve our clients exceptionally.