BEHIND THE SCENES: Meet Two Real Estate Professionals Making a Difference at The Georgia ClubPosted on May 30, 2017
Most club communities can offer their residents spacious homes, an amenities program and clubhouse but The Georgia Club has always stood out among the crowd. The homes at The Georgia Club are indeed beautiful and its amenities program is world-class. The friendly southern neighborhood vibe and championship golf are definite headliners for The Georgia Club but the staff truly make it a special place. Here is a brief introduction to a few key staff members that you will see at The Georgia Club:
Real Estate Sales Associate
Jack Barber was born in St. Marys, Georgia where he grew up doing what most people do when they live in a tourist destination on the coast-fishing and enjoying the beach. An active youth, Jack played baseball and football throughout high school, but as his interests matured, he knew that golf was his passion. Upon graduation he enrolled at Georgia Southern with his intentions set on getting a Civil Engineering degree so that he could one day design and build golf courses. His skill as a golfer led him to transfer to Georgia Military College where he would play on their golf team while he continued his studies. There Jack successfully juggled his studies and his sport, maintaining a 3.5 GPA and becoming a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. But it was Athens that was really calling him, and Jack ultimately transferred to the University of Georgia where he will graduate in May with a degree in AgriBusiness. While attending university Jack took a job at The Georgia Club, thinking he would help pay for his schooling and get to play some golf at the same time. He had no way of knowing that The Georgia Club would lead him right to the first step in his career!
Jack became acquainted with the community and members, and was easily a favorite of those he came across. In no time, he caught the attention of Tom Valdes, Broker in Charge of The Georgia Club Real Estate Co. The two had many discussions about real estate, investing, building and construction, and with graduation quickly approaching, it was time for Jack to make some decisions. With his family background in both civil engineering and real estate, his interests in architecture and design, and with an offer to join the real estate team at The Georgia Club, Jack decided to pursue his real estate license.
Jack was licensed in April of 2017, but began working at the real estate sales office in December 2016 in administration. With his training, education and a love for the community he has been working in since 2014, Jack Barber is ready to show you why The Georgia Club is the Best Place to Live in America!
New Homes Broker Associate
Kimberley Kraeling was born in New Jersey, but has called Athens her home since an early age, and considers herself a true Athenian. She attended schools in Clarke County and went on to graduate from University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science. Soon after she married her college sweetheart they relocated to Charleston, SC and then to Marietta,GA, as Michael pursued his degree at Southern Polytechnic State University. There he launched his career.
After raising her daughters, Kimberley looked for a profession that would allow her the flexibility she wanted for her family, but that would utilize the relationships she had developed over the years volunteering and serving her community. Real estate became the clear choice. Graduating from the Barney Fletcher School of Real Estate in 2003, Kimberley started working with a small brokerage firm managing their portfolio of properties. In her eleven years there, Kimberley went on to obtain her Associate Brokers License, gained a wealth of property management knowledge, and valuable experience representing both buyers and sellers in the Cobb County.
In 2014 opportunities arose for Michael in Athens and Kimberley and her family found themselves back ‘home’. Not sure what direction to take her career, and wanting to learn about the Athens area market before she jumped back in, Kimberley was weighing her options when she saw an ad for a local real estate company needing a Transaction Coordinator. Little did she know it was the opportunity of a lifetime to work at The Georgia Club. She spent two years learning the business from the inside out at the sales office and has now made the move to New Homes Broker Associate. Kimberley’s love of the community and attention to detail, combined with her genuine personality and natural optimism make her a welcome addition to The Georgia Club Real Estate Co. sales team.
For more information or to schedule a tour of our family-friendly community at The Georgia Club, click here or visit call our Sales Gallery (770) 725-4700, located at 1050 Chancellors Drive, Statham, Georgia.