Eric is a full time real estate agent who can be reached seven days a week. His clients know they can expect the very best customer service possible. Eric often exceeds client expectations and goes far beyond the realm of what is expected of an agent. He provides not only impeccable attention to detail regarding the buying or selling of client’s home, but he also thinks far beyond the transactions anticipating what his clients will need often times before they do.
What My Clients Say
Eric was great! He was able to quickly understand what I was looking for and pointed out the positives and potential negatives of each house. Very knowledgeable, helpful and patient! He is also easy going and the whole family liked him. In the end we got a great house we love and enjoyed the experience!
My husband and I were very impressed with Eric and his team! He went above and beyond to help us find the right house in a very short time. He provided advice when asked and he always made us feel comfortable. He provided us with an excellent home inspector and was always there to answer our questions. Despite it was not our first home, Eric and his team walked us through every step of the closing process making it stress-free. We highly recommend Eric and the team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
Eric is a professional and knowledgeable realtor. He is patient and truly listens to your ideas. Eric is able to guide you to be realistic regarding what you want and what you can afford. He knows the area very well and will search tirelessly to find a home that is right for you. I would highly recommend him.
We absolutely loved working with Eric and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy in the Athens Clarke County area. He is that rare realtor who combines comprehensive knowledge of the area, shark-like negotiation skills, true southern charm and a commitment to treating every client, no matter what their budget, like a million-dollar client. He really listened to our wants and needs, walked us through the whole process from start to finish, and even though there were some ups and downs with our negotiations (there always are!) we knew we were in good hands with Eric and are THRILLED with the house we got – and the price we got it for! If you need a realtor in Athens, look no further than Eric Vaughn.
Absolutely, without question, I recommend Eric. Here is why: I am weary of realtors, so I decided to use a listing-only agent to put my home on the MLS and then sell by owner. Eric had a client that was interested in my home, so he contacted me for a showing. After the showing, he called me and gave me feedback, but then he informed me that I had no pictures of my home on the MLS! A detail our “listing only agent” missed. I was amazed and impressed that Eric would take enough interest in me (not knowing me at all, at the time), to help me out. Long story short, I terminated that contract and called Eric asking if he would be willing to list my home. He revitalized my listing with remarkable pictures, promoted my home relentlessly to other realtors, utilized technology through the web using creative methods, gave me open and honest feedback on how we could better stage our home, and always followed up with us. He is very easy to contact, is extremely responsive, and took a very personal interest in ensuring our home was properly marketed. No detail was missed in the closing paperwork and everything went very smoothly. You can, with tremendous confidence, list or buy with Eric.
I couldn’t have picked a better realtor to help me though the process of purchasing my first home! Eric was quick to understand what I was looking for within my budget. Despite his busy schedule, he was always quick to respond and available to meet. He is undoubtedly the in-town expert. Eric and his equally amazing assistant Warren were very knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive along the way. Expectations exceeded.
Eric was absolutely great to work with! He was very responsive and always available! He worked hard at helping with negotiation and got us a full price offer on our house! I would highly recommend and definitely would use again in the future!
Eric was the agent who sold my house for me. He helped me accomplish everything that was required to sell my house, providing excellent workers to get the house in shape and bring it up to inspection requirements, presenting it effectively online, hosting an open house, and giving excellent advice regarding pricing at various points and negotiating during the selling process. In addition to providing this kind of crucial expertise, Eric is honest, sincere and a highly talented communicator. He always maintained good cheer and a positive attitude. Eric went far beyond what I expected in a realtor. I could not recommend him highly enough.
My family was contemplating a move to the Athens area this past summer, and we worked with Eric Vaughn on several occasions to view properties. After our first meeting with Eric, he sent us an email, summarizing what he felt we were looking for in a house. Upon reading the email, we realized that Eric had not only listened intently to what we had said, but had also observed our reactions in the homes we were viewing. Eric was able to synthesize all of that information in order to create a list of our priorities–a list that we could not have created on our own! We referred to this list often to help us make decisions. We were continually impressed with Eric’s level of professionalism and his genuine desire to help us, as his clients. We felt that he engaged with us as our advocate as we tried to make a difficult decision. In the end, we decided not to buy in the Athens area. As we thanked Eric for his time and services, and apologized that we would not be buying a house, his response to us was this: “DO NOT apologize. I have enjoyed helping you sort things out so that you could make the best decision. Every property that I showed you has made me a better agent. I will use my knowledge of these properties to help my next client.” To us, that is the epitome of professionalism. We are currently in the process of buying a home in Atlanta. Our experience there has made us evenly more keenly aware of Eric’s superior level of service!
Eric’s knowledge about my neighborhood and value far surpassed any research I did before listing. After settling my concerns and agreeing on a price, Eric had offers coming in immediately. My house was under contract and the selling process started faster than I ever imagined. The process was very smooth and all questions asked were answered immediately. I would recommend Eric to anyone looking to sell or buy a house.
When I think of Eric Vaughn words that immediately come to mind are professional, realistic and honest. From the moment we met about getting my house sold I was impressed with his attention to detail and work ethic. He was there by phone, email and text every day throughout the process. I was so worried about getting my house sold and yet with Eric’s help it was a painless process! I would recommend Eric Vaughn and his team without hesitation and would use him again in a second if I returned to Athens!
Selling a house with Eric and his team at the helm was a breeze. Through a combination of his minor, but important, suggested improvements and the exquisite photographs, our house was under contract within a week of its listing. His attention to detail, quick and knowledgable responses to our questions, and professional demeanor turned a complex process into an enjoyable one.
This was my first experience with a house sale. Eric was very professional and understanding of my situation and guided me every step of the way. He responded quickly to my texts, emails and phone calls and was always encouraging ( even when I was discouraged). I was very pleased with his expertise and advise and did get the price I needed – all thanks to Eric.
I was dreading selling our old house and buying a new one. However, Eric Vaughn made the whole process not only painless but even enjoyable. He went above and beyond the call of duty. His kind personality put me right at ease. He explained all the necessary details completely and clearly. He made us feel like we could call him anytime with questions or worries, and he always put our minds at ease. He is a gentle, conscientious person and a man of integrity. I would recommend him highly to anyone!
Eric was very, very easy to deal with. I feel like he listened to my concerns, and really respected those, as opposed to pushing me to complete the sale. He did a lot of extra things, like offering to go over and let the pipes drip when there was a freeze warning, or picking up extra bales of pinestraw for me to spread- without being asked! He was also completely available, and very responsive, very professional. And he sold my house in a timely manner. Really, a great experience overall. And I would, and have, recommended him to others!
Our property was certainly a challenge as it was in the country and had some unconventional qualities. We were grateful that Eric was not only positive about the home but didn’t suggest lots of expensive changes. Eric was amazing at responding to texts, emails and phone calls and even seemed to figure out quickly that it was easier for me to communicate via text and that my husband preferred the phone. Eric was professional, honest and incredibly quick to respond to any concerns or questions that arose during the process. His knowledge of the market and the real estate process allowed us to feel protected in negotiations. We have only good things to say about our experience with Eric and are very happy a friend directed us towards him.
I have had the pleasure of selling 2 houses and buying one, within a very short period of time, all with Eric as our agent. He is conscientious, thorough, responsive and personable. He made the whole process easy and worry-free. He provided us with the pertinent information in a very timely manner and always followed up quickly. He gave us plenty of feedback and advice that helped us make decisions. I so enjoyed working with Eric, that I am almost sad that we don’t have any other real estate needs in the foreseeable future! I would highly recommend anyone relocating to or moving within the Athens area to contact Eric Vaughn. I know you will be pleased with his work.
Eric was terrific in helping us list and sell our house. He gave suggestions in preparing the house to be listed, kept us updated on showings and was effective in negotiating the sale. He gave us a contact for a handyman for a minor repair and kept us informed about the events leading up to closing. We will definitely contact him for future real estate transactions!
Eric is a realtor that is going to work for you. He is very professional and has wonderful customer service skills. He took the time to talk with you through everything along the way. I would recommend him to anyone in the Athens area that is looking to buy or sell. Eric will get the job done right!
Eric sold my house in less than a month and was fantastic to work with! He was very patient and always responded quickly to messages. His assistant, Warren took the most amazing listing pictures and made my house fantastic! I would absolutely recommend and would definitely use again!
We recently moved to Athens and worked with Eric Vaughn to help us purchase a house. We wanted to send a note to let you know that Eric was incredibly effective as our realtor and how much we appreciated working with him. Moving from so far away was stressful, and having Eric as an advocate and supporter made the process less stressful than it otherwise might have been. We ran into some typical real estate snags, but Eric was patient and walked us through each and every step carefully and thoughtfully. He was the perfect balance of counselor, advocate, and advisor.
We purchased new construction and were 1500 miles away for most of the construction process. Eric kept us posted on the progress of the home and kept us in the loop with any questions or concerns. He was (and still is!) very clear and quick in his communication with us and has gone above and beyond by helping us through some post-closing issues with the new house. Overall, Eric was fun to work with and we enjoyed the opportunity to get to know him. He helped to make our transition to Athens a smooth one and gave an excellent impression of the city.
You made it possible for us to accomplish what seemed an impossible goal to us old folks who had stayed put for 37 years: moving to Athens from Albany, New York.
All along this path you gave us the highest level of professional service. Your sense of responsibility, careful attention to detail, information sharing and integrity gave us the confidence that we could find and but a new home in an unfamiliar place.
Beyond that, your friendly, engaging personality made Athens a welcoming place. To top it off, your wit changed house shopping from the dreaded task it has been to one that was actually fun.
Needless to say we think you are the best real estate agent that there could be.
Kathy and Jim
Eric and his family have been in private real estate for a long time. What this means is he is also surrounded by valuable experience and information. Eric is educated, well-traveled, graduate of UGA, and has strong credentials for selling real estate. He is an experienced agent. He takes care of details and also anticipates what may come up or could happen. He will not jump the gun on anything. Knowing he is also protecting his clients from surprises as best he can, is a valuable skill and asset for you the seller and then also a buyer. He advocated for us on two issues that made our very quick sell more manageable and without any glitches. He sold our condo in two weeks and that included closing.
A very good and trusted friend recommended Eric to us. She gave him an excellent testimonial. I knew of Eric already and knew he had a great reputation in the community. And, I trust my friend and we called Eric. He is an agent for higher end clients and also for those that do not have such means. He is professional and respectful. And, just as important is that he is straightforward and humorous!
He also is full time real estate agent. This is significant to us. As a result, he will dedicate the time and effort it takes to sell your home. He will be committed to you as his client to bring about results.
On behalf of our Mother Tess, and my sisters and brother, Karin, Jan, Nancy and Collin, and our much loved sister-in-law, Susan, I wish to thank you for everything you did to make this transfer of the family home as smooth as possible. It was truly amazing that the house went on the market on August 12, and that we were under contract on August 15, and that today, September 16, the sale was complete. What is even better for the family is that we were able to sell the house to a young family. Although we would have moved on if that became necessary, I think the powers-that-be were helping us at every turn. Just as we thought we might lose the sales season, we found you. Just as I feared we might have to find another contractor, Andrew came through. Just as I thought the Whatley’s would walk, they decided to continue with the transaction. I don’t know of anything in that has sold in Cedar Creek that fast OR for list price.
It might be amusing for you to know that the way our Mother operates is by surprise. Monday night she called and said “Isn’t the closing tomorrow?” I said yes. Then she asked “Well, do you need me for anything?” Well, even though she knew darn well I had signed all the papers and the deal was locked in, she also knew darn well that I wasn’t going to tell her that she wasn’t needed. She did need to meet everyone involved in the transaction, you and the new owners primarily. It was very important to her, and it made her day. Thanks to everyone for being so welcoming to her. It just was the right way to transfer 146 Hart Ave.
From Day One when we met you, you were supportive, understanding, very smart, on top of everything, very clear about what was happening, and very ethical. It is very challenging and nearly impossible to find someone like you anywhere in the world, and we all wish you the best.
I’m sure Mother will tell all her friends of the nice people she met, including her realtor (and you WILL be her realtor, not mine or anyone else’s), and about the nice young couple that bought the family home. I’m so glad it worked out that way for her. It could NOT have been better.
I drove her by the house so she could see the exterior, and she was pleased with the way it looked. We went to BCB for a celebratory cheese sandwich. Afterwards, driving her home, she turned to me and said “My house sold for more than your house cost when you bought it.” A point of pride, I guess. I just sighed. That’s my Mom. Always reminding me of where I stand in the scheme of things.
It was terrific working with you, and I truly wish you all the best in the world.
As they say in Brasil, Até Logo! I hear that Google can translate that for you.
This letter is just a quick note to let you know how pleased Jenny and I were to work with Eric Vaughn recently. We were referred to Eric through a mutual friend.
Eric was thorough in showing us a variety of properties and throughout was pleasant, professional and thoughtful. He made sure we had answers to questions and anticipated some questions we didn’t know to ask. I particularly appreciate that he was available to us virtually anytime we needed something.
We closed on our purchase last Friday and I wanted you to know that everything went smoothly and Eric did a great job on our behalf. I will refer him to others without hesitation.
We hired Eric to sell a house that we had completely restored. He and his staff were the ultimate in professionalism and responsiveness from the initial meeting through the taking of photographs and listing. His pricing was spot-on, and his knowledge of target market buyers was key. The house sold immediately. We couldn’t recommend Eric highly enough and plan to use his services on our next flip.
Eric is a true professional and very knowledgeable of the area. He is responsive, helpful, and takes the time to listen to clients’ needs and preferences. I am thankful for the quality results and highly recommend Eric.
Eric was incredibly professional and worked diligently to sell our home. We felt as if we were his only client and the top priority, as I’m sure every other client feels as well. His communication with us was frequent and informative. Eric kept us in the loop on who was seeing the house and shared any feedback quickly. We always felt completely informed and on top of the process. He always reached out to us with any updates and to just check in. His marketing of the home was impressive. We only entertained interested buyers and he made sure other agents and buyers were aware of our home and what it had to offer. At a time when very little was selling in our price range, Eric sold our house quickly and at a price we were happy with. We would recommend Eric without a second thought to any seller or buyer. He makes the process easy and as pleasant as possible.
When I began looking at a home, I didn’t think I needed a real estate agent, but Eric certainly proved me wrong! While we have both lived in the Athens area for some time, Eric’s knowledge of both the real estate market and the community was much deeper than mine. Additionally, he connected me to a local mortgage lender who offered rates that were comparable to the best online rates, and he suggested a top-notch home inspector who provided me with very valuable information on both the home I purchased and one other home. Eric was quick to respond to messages, and he was very committed to finding a home that suited my needs and preferences. In short, Eric’s service has completely changed my view of the real estate profession. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone buying or selling a home.