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Jon Barnwell Team was founded as a supergroup duo of agent-broker brothers.

Both rising star realtors with professionally acclaimed experience throughout the state of Georgia, Jon Barnwell and sales team lead Jeff Barnwell are Top 100 Producers with RE/MAX nationally.

With RE/MAX Town & Country ranked the company’s top brokerage in the southeast (even ranked in 2023 at the Outstanding Brokerage of the Year for the U.S.), Barnwell’s team has positioned itself as the brokerage’s leading team as luxury specialists in the market of mountain living.

The reason? Client success and satisfaction. The team is focused directly towards servicing the needs of the client, rather than investing your time in other schemes. “As a listing broker, I’m doing nothing but selling your home,” says Jon Barnwell.

Surrounded by National Forest hiking trails, expansive and quaint lakes, and pristine fishing rivers like the Chattooga, Rabun County is the perfect place to find or build your dream home in the mountains.

“It’s truly a melting melt of people from different socioeconomic backgrounds who have come here to experience what mountain life really is,” said agent Adele Henderson.

The friendly and welcoming communities in Rabun County are rooted in mountain traditions of arts, farming, pottery, folk music, summer camps, and an outstanding culinary tradition that recently took the title of “Farm-to-table capital of Georgia” from Savannah. 

“People come here from all over the world and comment on just ‘how cute it is,’” notes agent Carolina Dominguez.

In less than an hour, you can cruise up to Highlands, N.C., and experience a Condé Nast-acclaimed spa and world-class shopping. Or take an equally short drive to the Bavarian-styled village of Helen, where Oktoberfest seems to happen year-round. 

“My husband and I find a different waterfall every week,” says agent Christy Legault. “Any time I drive up from the city, I get that first glimpse of the mountains, and my stress levels completely drop.”

With a home in Rabun County, you can get away from the world, and in a moment’s notice, get right back into it. It’s strategically located – an easy drive to several airports, including those in Greenville and Asheville, and especially the Atlanta International Airport.

Leading the luxury market, the office combines top-level customer service and world-class professionalism for buyers, sellers, and the communities it serves. As one buyer client noted, the experience was “simply a pleasure.”

To deliver a market report that is constantly ahead of the curve, the group combines RE/MAX’s international connections as the #1 real estate company in the world with an authentic local background. 

Team lead Jon Barnwell has 17+ years of experience as a broker in the area, particularly around Lake Burton and Lake Rabun. 

Jon is the ideal local guide — known as much for his warm energy as his knowledge and professionalism. He’s a 1992 grad of Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, a nonprofit board member, a search-and-rescue volunteer, and an avid outdoorsman.

Rabun County is second-nature for Jon — he takes highways, trails, and backroads effortlessly and gets you there whether it’s in a truck, an ATV, a chartered plane, or all three. Jon also managed a farm himself for a few years in Pennsylvania.

As one testimonial notes, “In the same breath as speaking about a Lake Burton listing, Jon will recommend a new hot spot in Buckhead to try … He seems to know the status of every property, who owns the place, and which surrounding roads are named for whose grandfather.”

His brother, Jeff Barnwell, joined the firm in 2022, after 23+ years of broker experience focused on the luxury markets of north Atlanta. Every one of the team’s agents is influenced by their professional experiences in the southern hospitality of the Georgia countryside and its luxury enclaves.

If you’re looking for a team that knows the market and will be committed to your interests, it’s the Jon Barnwell Team at RE/MAX Town & Country.