• 141 South Main Street, Suite# LT, Clayton, GA 30525
  • 706-212-0228
  • rabun@me.com
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Our team specializes in the purchase and sale of homes on four Georgia Power lakes located in beautiful Northeast Georgia: Lake Burton, Lake Rabun, Seed Lake and Lake Yonah.  The four of us work together with a common goal of delighting our clients.  We each have a varied skill set that offers far more than any single agent could.  By choosing to partner with The Lake Team, you will receive exceptional assistance in buying or selling your home from four diverse and highly capable individuals.

The Lake Team believes in giving back to our community and actively supports The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, The Lake Rabun Foundation and The Foodbank of Northeast Georgia.

Michael McGaughey - 706-982-9030MICHAEL MCGAUGHEY

As the father of 6 sons, experience and patience have taught me how to solve problems! As a result, I have enjoyed matching the needs of buyers and sellers. For 25 years I used that talent in the furniture business. After moving from my roots in Atlanta to Rabun County in 2001, I transitioned to the world of real estate. My fondness for these lakes stems from my grandfather, who was one of the original home owners on Lake Rabun in the early 1920’s. Over the last 12 years, I have been fortunate to have risen to be one of the top specialists in the lake market. A few years ago, I felt it was important to start building a real estate Team. At the present, our team has exceeded a sales volume $225 million. My #1 priority is to achieve the highest client satisfaction whether one needs assistance selling or finding the perfect lake home.

CRAIG KETTLESCraig Kettles - 706-982-9031

I love using both sides of my brain and a career in real estate allows me to do just that.  After working in Information Technology for both Delta Airlines and IBM, I moved to Rabun County full time in 2001 to shift gears and escape the stress of living in Atlanta.  To satisfy my creative strengths, I have worked on countless design projects, with a specialty in kitchen and bath design.  My work has been featured in over 30 publications and can be seen in several homes on our lakes.  Working as a REALTOR®,  I am able to assist Lake Team clients by sharing my vision of a home’s potential.  I  also excel at data analysis and maintain  our proprietary data base of lake sales, enabling me to perform critical quantitative analysis for both our buyers and sellers.  With my design background and analytical mind, I can assist you with purchasing a home that will become your dream getaway at the appropriate price point!  I pride myself in being direct in an effort to prevent our clients from making costly mistakes.  I would be grateful for the opportunity to work with you.

Sarah Gillespie - 404-735-6157SARAH GILLESPIE

As a Rabun County native, I spent practically every weekend over the summers in my youth boating and playing with friends on our area lakes. Since that time, I have witnessed the lake community transition from simple fishing cabins to multi-million dollar estates.  After graduating from Rabun County High School, I moved away from home to attend college. While working my way through school at a technology company, I quickly realized the potential of the Internet. For 17+ years, I enjoyed a successful career in Information Technology.  I worked as a consultant with fortune 500 and 100 companies such as Chevron, Information Builders, and the CDC helping them develop and implement internet-based solutions.  In my technology career, I negotiated complex contracts, managed large scale projects and solved unique problems. I moved back to Rabun County full time in 2011. After living in many other places including New York City, San Francisco and Houston, I have determined that there truly is no place like home! Our lakes and local community are where generations of families have gathered. Mine has lived in the area for a contiguous 200 years! Whether you are buying or selling, I would be delighted to utilize my varied skills and area knowledge to assist you.

BRAD FISHERBrad Fisher - 706-212-0591

My connections to Rabun County date back to the 1930’s when my great grandparents owned 2 hotels in Clayton. Prior moving to Rabun County in 1999, I managed operations for an industrial prototyping company in Texas serving prominent electronics manufacturers including Motorola, TI, and Nokia. I received my Georgia Real Property Appraiser designation in 2003 and have since established a sound reputation for reliable valuations of residential, commercial, development, and income properties. My appraising experience also includes complex valuations, litigation, and estate valuation services. Currently, I live in Lakemont with my 2 sons who attend Tallulah Falls School. I have been involved in real estate transactions since graduation from college and now consider it my professional passion. Please allow me to lend you my exceptional market knowledge and an endless commitment to quality service as you buy or sell property in Rabun County.

Why Work With Us?

Our team of four full time Realtors provides the highest level of service for buyers and sellers in the area. We strive to go above and beyond the average to ensure our clients have what they need. We are there before, during, and after the sale.

With a combined 48 years of real estate sales experience we understand and share our vast knowledge of the lake market so you can make informed decisions when buying and selling.

Our proprietary database allows us to track current and historic trends such as values, marketing times, and inventory.
Our customized website is continuously optimized for performance so that we rank at the top of internet searches
We have a strong following on social media sites including Facebook and Google+

Over the last 10 years The Lake Team has been involved in over $225,000,000 in sales on area lakes representing 72 sellers and 84 buyers of lake homes. This comes from a commitment to the highest level of quality service to our buyers and sellers.
We are proud of our reputation with both sellers and buyers and would be happy to provide recent references. Please see our testimonials page to see what our clients are saying about us!