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Jeanne Dufort, Madison and Lake Oconee GA (Coldwell Banker Lake Country) Real Estate Agent



Jeanne Dufort
Madison and Lake Oconee GA
location_on Madison, GA — Coldwell Banker Lake Country
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
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.  I am consistently ranked in the top 15% of Coldwell Banker agents, worldwide. 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 two cats and a dog. My daughter, Johanna, was an international three day eventer, and is currently homesteading in upstate NY - raising Finn Sheep and chickens, and selling her pottery and fiber art craftware. 

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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

Karen and Mallory Granitz from Greensboro, GA
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 Arizona
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.
Christian Thomae
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!!!!
Ann Welch
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.
Debbie Southworth
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.
The Gruszynskis
Outstanding! We had multiple showings immediately after switching to Jeanne. Her advertising campaign was top notch. Highly recommended! A real pleasure to work with.
Chris Lutz
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.
Mitzi Everett
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!
Russ Green
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.
Tom and Lucy Kaiser
We bought this property as an investment and when we decided to put it on the market, we had listing contracts with two other realtors over the last three years. When we decided to list the property with Jeanne, she came with two offers within two months and we sold the property for more than our asking price. Jeanne is friendly, professional and will work hard for you while constantly communicating with you. She is a real professional and we are so lucky to have had her assist us with the sale of this property!
Kyle and Susan C
We can say that without a doubt, we have never been as impressed with a Real Estate agent as we have been with you. We appreciate your knowledge of the area and the sharing of information and we thank you for that.
John Corneille, Attorney
I want to thank you for all you did to assist Deloris and the Foundation Fighting Blindness complete this incredible gift. I have worked with countless realtors over the years in the thousands of real estate transactions I have handled and, clearly, you are one of the very best of that group.
The Davisons from Colorado
When we decided we wanted to move from Colorado to Georgia to retire, we were fortunate to have found just the right realtor to guide us through the process. Jeanne Dufort is extremely experienced and deeply committed to matching the buyers with the right property. It has been a long process for us (and for her) since we had to sell a business and a home in Colorado first and then find a home near Madison that fit our criteria. Jeanne stayed in touch, was responsive and helpful throughout. She worked long hours and was our "eyes and ears" since we could not be in Georgia to do the footwork ourselves. We trusted her to find the right property for us and she did not let us down. We plan to use her services again in a year or two to move us even closer to our permanent dream house. We could not think of anyone we could recommend more highly. Five stars!
Marion Fielder
Jeanne was just absolutely fantastic to work with. She worked with me on the photo schedule so that the interior could be presented in the best possible manner, and the exterior shown in the best possible time of day and lighting. She listed the home on several media outlets, and even wrote a blog about the property that would have made me want to purchase the property all over again. She is extremely knowledgable on rural properties and what it takes to sell them. She kept me up to date on every activity that was occuring during the entire process. I would definitely recommend Jeanne to anyone who is looking to sell or purchase a home.
Ken S
Jeanne helped up find a new home after a relocation. I would highly recommend her. She listened to what we told her and made herself available for several days due to our tight schedule. I'm sure putting her own schedule on hold to do so. She was very patient with us and we appreciated her honesty. She did a fabulous job!
I would highly recommend Jeanne if you are looking to sell your home. From our very first meeting, Jeanne was well prepared with current market data and spoke honestly when discussing our initial listing price and our homes current value. Throughout the listing and selling process, she was very open with her professional opinion and always respectful of our own opinions and thoughts. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate and does a tremendous job with listing photos and advertising. It was a pleasure working with her! Thanks Jeanne!!
Cheryl and Jerry from Colorado
We recently spent a long weekend looking for houses with Jeanne Dufort in Madison and Greensboro. We were thoroughly impressed with her professionalism, knowledge of the area and attention to detail. She spent all day with us and was very patient, yet kept us on schedule as we had several houses to view. She appreciated the fact that we were completely unfamiliar with the area and was most informative on many levels, including things related to what it would take to restore an old historic home. We are continuing to work with her to find the perfect home for us. We have bought and sold many houses over the years but we think Jeanne is a cut above all the other agents we have worked with, in the past. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an honest and dedicated professional who clearly loves her work and the places she represents.
We were selling a large, high-end horse property, and we knew that in today's market, it might be a long time before we found a buyer. Jeanne specializes in this type of property, and she ensured that it was being shown to the right kind of folks who were looking for specifically what we had. It sold in just over a year, when there are farms in the area that remained on the market for as long as five years! We got very close to our original asking price as well. THANK YOU, Jeanne!
Jeanne is very informative and is always quick to respond to any questions that we have had. She is easy to talk with and always has our best interest as her priority.
Jacqueline and Brian, Decatur
Just wanted to say thank you again for sticking with us during our search for property in Madison. We could not have fallen into greater hands and it’s without saying that you are the best agent we’ve ever had. We are very thankful that you held our hands during this journey.
Walt and Nicole
Unlike many realtors we have worked with in the past, Jeanne showed us what truly fit our criteria and not just what was on her sales list. She is very patient; non-judgmental, willing to listen and willing to offer advice or feedback that helped us find exactly what we needed.
Patsy and Ben Grimes, South Carolina
We do so appreciate the new information, your preparation time before our meeting and the time you gave to us on Wednesday. You should train realtors on how to act: professional yet empowering potential buyers to make wise choices. Again, we thank you for answering our 1000's of questions and showing us what we wanted to see. You were truly professional in every respect; we are grateful for your assistance.
Pam and Rob from Madison
Thanks so much for helping us find our dream property. You were really tuned into what we wanted. We have looked at so many properties over the years and as soon as we were on that tract I knew that was it! We still can’t believe the great deal we got. Everyone we come across who might be interested in property, we’re steering them to you
Cindy H from Madison by way of Michigan
Jeanne is an expert at listening to her client; she has the ability to weed out the unimportant information and expand on a person's needs and dreams. Her ability to make a connection with people is amazing. Jeanne has worn many hats in her professional life and has been successful in any and all endeavors. But more importantly, she is totally committed to giving her all in anything she undertakes.
Brad and Jan from Madison
In retrospect, after the conclusion of the sale of our Morgan County property in a tough real estate market, possibly Jeanne's most important attribute was calmness in the midst of a chaotic market. Selling a property is a process, she says, and she remained unruffled during difficult negotiations and was able to keep buyer and seller focused on the goal of making it to closing. In short, we'd hire her again.
Joe C from Rutledge, GA
When you ask a question of Jeanne she will either know the precise answer at the moment, and, if not, will get back soon with an accurate answer. Bottom line: Jeanne is a joy to work with, sees her clients as personal friends, is gracious, tenacious, and produces desired results… no matter how long it takes.
Bill and Jan from NJ
Jeanne was a great help in our search for a home on Lake Oconee. Her energy was endless. She was so patient getting to know just what we wanted in a home. It took us many months and five or six trips down to get it done but she really came through for us. She is not only a great real estate broker but our first good friend in the area.

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