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I deal mainly in resort, vacation & retirement properties in the most northeastern county in Ga. The Blue Ridge Mountains surround sparkling lakes. Come see us!
Why are Lynda and Rabun County Special?
The New York Times recently referred to Georgia's 'mountain-lakes' area as 'the Hamptons of Atlanta". Rabun County, Georgia - "Where Spring spends the Summer" - is unique in that while the area can be accessed in under two hours from any part of metro Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville, Gainesville or Athens, these mountain lakes are still a well-kept secret. The three Rabun County lakes are Lake Burton, Seed Lake and Lake Rabun. All three were built in the early 1900s by Georgia Power and remain three of the most pristine lakes in the United States. Fed by the Talulah River and numerous smaller tributaries ,but no longer used primarily for producing hydro-electric power, the lakes offer fishing, boating, water sports and numerous other opportunities for family fun. In addition, visitors and residents enjoy white water rafting, fabulous fly fishing, hiking on the Appalachlian Trail, Georgia's highest state park - Black Rock Mountain State Park, numerous waterfalls, Foxfire and the Tallulah Gorge.
I have been an active REALTOR since 1978 - working in the metro Atlanta market until coming to Rabun County in 2004. Twice Realtor of the Year for the Metro-South Association of Realtors; twice President of the Metro-South Association of Realtors; recipient of the JL Christian Award; graduate of the Realtors' Institute (GRI), holder of M-ABR, E-Pro, served as chairman of 8 statewide committees for GAR including the first 2 year chair of the Georgia Realtors Political Action Committee (2003-2004) and Education Commitittee Chair in 2007; actively involved in Senator Johnny Isakson's campaign. Currently a member of the Rabun County Board of Realtors and the Georgia Multiple Listing Service.
Occasionally I have the opportunity to work with persons who require anonymity and that trust is a respected part of my business. Entertainment and sports figures feel comfortable here because they and their families can lead a 'regular' life - free from the hubbub of their workday worlds.
If you're looking for excitement other than that of landing a trout, dodging a family of wild turkeys as they cross the road, finding a waterfall at the end of a trail, making a great golf shot or 'shooting' a canyon in a raft on whitewater - you'll need to find somewhere else for your home. Georgia's mountain lakes are easy to get to, but those of us who live here or come for vacations or the summer, find it almost impossible to leave.
What we are the best at and why!
Rabun County's population swells from a winter time low of around 17,000 to well over 30,000 during the late spring, summer and early fall. The influx of visitors come to stay in their cabins perched high on the sides of mountains, in their houses on Lakes Burton, Seed and Rabun or in their houses at Waterfall at Lake Burton which boasts one of the top five golf courses in Georgia.
Because this area is so 'out of the way', yet easily accessed, it is a favorite with many 'notables' whose names you would recognize. These folks are treated just like anyone else here - no paparazzi, no autograph seekers, no crowds....just the trout, the waterfalls, the rivers and the lakes.
Our Goal is Happy & Satisfied Clients and Customers!!
"On June 7th we listed our home on Lake Burton with Lynda Hester. Lynda made sure our property was aggressively marketed in numerous venues including 2 listing services, Distinctive Homes and Enclave magazine. In addition, our home was listed on multiple internet sites and the gorgeous visual tour can still be viewed at www.visualtour.com 00634947. Our house closed on July 28th, just 51 days after it was listed! Most importantly, Lynda was in touch with us on a regular basis with updates and was always available to answer questions and chat with us. If you have property to sell in Rabun County, call Lynda for professional service and a positive attitude."
Mark Brown , owner of Mountain Scapes.
Breaking into this very 'closed ' market wasn't easy, but fortunately, my years of experience working in the metro Atlanta community allowed me to bring a different viewpoint to this marketplace.
My first listing was of a house offered at $2.2 million. A couple of months later, when the owner of a lake house that had been on the market with another agent for a year and had recently expired found out that I was the listing broker of choice for the first seller, I got that listing , too, and it went under contract in less than two weeks. Call it luck, call it fate... I call it a blessing and the start of something good.
That homeowner referred me in turn to another and my business has grown from there. Not quite six years later, I have had more success marketing broker homes and lots in Waterfall at Lake Burton (home of the Lake Burton Club) than any other broker - even their on- site office!- as well as representing homeowners who have property on the lakes and/or in other areas of these mountains.
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