About Compass South

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Compass South was founded on a pretty simple premise: we believe that you can build a wildly successful business and still live a life that thrives. 

Experience has taught us that great careers rarely follow the same path, but they do have some core components in common - they are built through grit and discipline. We've never bought into the idea that success and happiness were mutually exclusive, and we don't treat them as such.

We care about your success. Deeply. A trademark of our training, coaching, and consulting is that we work tirelessly to see you where you are and help you get to where you want to go. We make it our mission to not just deliver on our promises to you, but to give you an experience worthy of telling your friends about. Not because the majority of our business is gained through personal relationships and referrals, but because it is the right thing to do. From the moment you partner with us, you have an ally in your business. 

Alyssa Hellman, Founder

Alyssa Hellman, Founder

about our founder

Alyssa is one of those people that just can't help it - she loves what she does, and she's so outrageously good at it, she never stops. She got here the hard way - by doing the work of Real Estate - and now she shares her knowledge, experience, and business strategies combined with her straight shooter style with audiences all over the place! Or, as she puts it:

Here is what I’m not...

I’m not in sales. I’m in the business of people, lives, stories, and fun. And I love what I do. I’m here to make a difference and work every day to ensure that I do just that.

Here is what I am...

I’m a giver. A do-er. I believe in giving back. To my clients, family, friends, and community. I’m a story enthusiast. I love great stories. Both listening to and telling them and living them.

I'm human. More importantly, that's how I see you - as a person. Not a lead. Not a transaction. Not a contact. I see you as a person, a neighbor, and hopefully - a friend. These aren't just words, but practices and I believe my work shows just how deep-seeded this belief is.

Telling the truth is all I know. Providing the best information available without holding back will allow you to make the best possible decision for you. I’m all about that. The decision that is best for you is the decision that is best for me. Nothing more, nothing less. If I don’t think I’m the right person for the job, I don’t take it. Simple as that. But, like I said - I’m here to make a difference so I’ll point you to someone else who I believe can help.

I love being a coach. Some of the most impactful people in my life have been coaches. It maybe isn’t what I’d planned for myself, but it is what I chose for myself - and to me, that’s far more important. I believe in the value of what I do because I know that I can help you live a life you’re not only proud of but excited about. And I love that.

I don’t just believe, I know, that helping people their purpose and their path is what I’m supposed to do because its what I love to do. And I believe you’ll love this journey too. I’m just honored to be your guide.

Even more curious about Alyssa? Read the full story here


  • Realtor Magazine 30 Under 30

  • Inman News Top 101 Most Influential People in Real Estate

  • Swanepoel Power200 Top 20 Social Influencers in Residential Real Estate (twice)

  • International keynote speaker/trainer.


about deann

DeAnn Mershon, Project Manager

DeAnn Mershon, Project Manager

DeAnn brings so much positive energy to the Compass South team. Her out of the box thinking, design acumen, and attention to detail make her the perfect person to act as our Project Manager. Around her, we can’t help but smile and we bet you’ll feel the same way.

Not only does she keep our projects in order, but she helps understand the unique needs of each of our clients to ensure that we’re delivering exceptional customer service time after time. She goes above and beyond to make sure that expectations are not only met, but exceeded and truly takes our customer experience to the next level.

With DeAnn on the team, we know that every aspect of the project is not only well thought out, but flawlessly delivered and managed.