Your source for lakefront, farm and historic properties in Georgia's Lake Country, featuring Lake Oconee and Historic Madison - just an hour east of Atlanta
Get to know Jeanne Dufort
I specialize in lakefront, land and rural properties in Georgia's Lake Country - located about an hour east of metro Atlanta. With historic Madison and 19,000 acre Lake Oconee - Georgia's Lake Country offers a superb quality of life for people attracted to outdoor sports, cultural activities, and easy rural living.
You'll find a vibrant and diverse horse community here, with about 1 in 10 Georgia horses living in Madison and the surrounding area. Whether you have show horses, breed, or just ride trails, you'll be among friends if you choose this area for your next farm.
Another emerging trend in Georgia's Lake Country is the growth of sustainable farming - we now enjoy slow-pasteurized milk, hand crafted cheese, pastured chicken, beef, pork, and lamb, plus an ever changing assortment of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Many of the farms sell to Atlanta's finest restaurants - both there's usually enough to share with locals. If you're thinking that farm life is for you - why not join our active community of small sustainable farms?
I retired to the Lake Country in 2005 - after 25 years travelling the globe as a home furnishings executive I was ready to unwind. Now I spend time working to support my local community, and helping other folks make the switch - some call me a "rural lifestyle consultant".
If you are thinking about making a change - why not see if Georgia's Lake Country has what you're looking for? Give me a call, and I'll help you discover if this beautiful area should be your next home.
I use internet marketing to reach a national audience, and have hosted buyers from many states, including California, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Florida. Visit http://www.horseandhome.com/ today.
Results matter in our business. In just 3 years, I cracked the top 5% of Prudential agents worldwide in productivity. My client-driven focus produces raving fans for both my buyers and sellers.
I have specialized training in Resort and Second Home markets, Negotiating, 1031 Exchanges, and E-Marketing.
I'm proud to be affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Lake Country Madison office. The Coldwell Banker brand represents integrity, reliability and the highest degree of professional standards.
My partner and I live on a 75 acre lakefront farm near Buckhead with several cats, dogs, and about a dozen horses. My daughter, Johanna, was an international three day eventer, and is currently breeding and training thoroughbreds on her farm in Kentucky.
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I sell dirt!
The focus of my practice is lakefront, farm and investment land properties - and I have closed deals ranging from 600 lakefront acres to a first-time buyer's mobile home on five acres.
I've settled six horsey families on Plantation Road alone - its a wonderful feeling to "create" a new neighborhood. I've also helped some families find the right land for sustainable agriculture farms.
I also sell Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair properties - with miles of lakefront, you need expert advice to find the right neighborhood for you.
And I love historic Madison - my office is on Main Street in the heart of our vibrant downtown. There are opportunities to live within walking distance of our shops, restaurants, and Cultural Center - I can help you select the best home for your family.
Realtor of the Year, 2010 - Lake Country Board of Realtors
Testimonials for Jeanne Dufort
Karen and Mallory Granitz from Greensboro, GA10/04/2016
Hmmmm…..what can we say about Jeanne…..only that she did the impossible for us in the shortest period of time for the most amount of money in the most painless way!! This house had been a burden on our shoulders for many years, and it SO needed to go! From the start Jeanne advised us and was there when we needed some help and encouragement. We did all of the work, 21 days of it, on the house ourselves to get it ready to sell and in the end we were pleased with the outcome. Jeanne assured us she priced it to sell which is what we wanted. The first person who looked at it 12 hours after it was listed put a contract on it and ended up buying it exactly 60 days later. Even though we did not want to pay a realtors commission to sell it in the beginning, we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we would still be trying to sell it for a long time to come had we not contacted Jeanne, and she certainly earned her money and our trust. We will be using her again in the future without hesitation!
Joe Corey from Arizona08/11/2016
Having bought/sold dozens of properties throughout the world, Jeanne is the best realtor in the world!
Jeanne worked very hard to get a closing on my house despite numerous obstacles that arose on the buyers end. She knows her market and priced my home appropriately to finally sell. I had been trying for 6 years and numerous agents, including FSBO, and with my unique property, Jeanne was finally able to match up the perfect buyer.
Boy, am I glad I found Jeanne! My lake house had been on the market for over two years and I had it listed by two different agents, each for one year. The last agent is the “top” agent in lake Oconee. Neither agent showed any interest in marketing the home and there was never direct communication on showing or an attempt on following up with interested parties.
Jeanne had my house for 1 month before we had an offer. She changed the photographs to accentuate the home’s assets. She actively gave me feedback after each showing and when we actually got a contract, she was a great negotiator and got our house sold. I has been a pleasure working with her. She is TOPS!!!!
Jeanne really helped bring in the right clientele to sell our property. She is a great communicator and a pleasure to work with. She did a great job with the home photography and description of the property and marketing it on social media.
We could not have asked for better representation -- Jeanne was a perfect fit. We knew the market in the area was moving -- but slower than other areas due to the remote location. Jeanne was focused on how it was marketed and combined with her knowledge of the area, there was good traffic from the time it was listed up to the sale. Our home is proof of the many great homes available "off the lake" but with easy lake access without the expense associated with direct on-the-lake lots.
Outstanding! We had multiple showings immediately after switching to Jeanne. Her advertising campaign was top notch. Highly recommended! A real pleasure to work with.
Jeanne was superior throughout the marketing and selling of my historic home. She remained positive and upbeat through the entire process and negotiate a fair deal that closed quickly. Definitely the best Realtor I've had the chance to work with over the years.
I can not say enough wonderful things about Jeanne! She was professional and had done so much leg work before our first meeting; she knew things about my house that I didn't even know! We had tried for almost two years to sell by owner and within 1 week of putting our house on the market we had two offers! My only regret is not having called her sooner!
Jeanne is super knowledgeable with regards to homes, farms and land. Whether you are buying or selling you will get an excellent level of service and attention from Jeanne.