Judy McDonald

Georgia Club Real Estate Sales Agent

Judy is an East Tennessee native who has lived in the Atlanta/Athens area since graduating from Tennessee Technological University with a BS degree in business. While enjoying an extensive sales career with American Express, Judy had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world and to many cities within the United States. Having “sales” in her blood, it was a smooth transition for Judy to shift into real estate 18 years ago. After graduating from the Barney Fletcher School of Real Estate and obtaining a Georgia real estate license, she immediately accepted an offer to become one of two “flagship,” onsite REALTORS® at The Georgia Club. During her 18-year tenure at The Georgia Club, Judy consistently produced multi-million dollar sales results each year. Judy takes great pride in the accolades she receives from clients, attesting to the exceptional level of ethical and professional services she provides. She understands the importance of listening to her clients, understanding their needs and helping them attain their goals. She strongly believes that building and winning trust is a critical part of the professional relationship with her clients that will result in a rapport that will last for years beyond the sale. As a dog lover, Judy makes frequent financial contributions to various animal shelters in the area and has often adopted rescue Dachshunds. Presently, the two lucky Doxies are Annie and Snapdragon. She has a son, a daughter, and two grandchildren who all live nearby.

Hear what people are saying about Judy McDonald

  • We recently listed and sold our Georgia Club home through realtor, Judy McDonald. She was extremely helpful and professional throughout the entire “for sale” process. She was in constant communication to keep us informed of her contacts and efforts. Due to her experience in the real estate field, she could give us direction and answer all of our questions. She was a delight to work with and greatly helped during every step of the way. We highly recommend Judy for listing and selling any property.

    - Harvey & Sally Harris
  • “Thanks so very much for all of your help in working out the “Sticky Details” of the sale of our Georgia Club home.  We bought our first home in 1968 and since bought and sold 3 other homes in the Atlanta area.  Each home sale down through the years had a variety of different hassles with the exception of our last home, which you sold in less than 2 weeks with NO HASSLES! Thanks for doing an outstanding job of making sure the buyer and seller were both happy. You are truly a Real Estate professional!

    - Aaron Meyers
  • Just wanted to send you a note to thank you so much for helping Elaine and me with the sale of our Ga. Club home. Once we decided to downsize there was never a doubt as to who we would turn to.  Our past experiences in both selling our home in The Village and the purchase of our home in Oconee Springs with you made the decision to turn this home over to you a “slam dunk”. And you delivered.  Looking forward to you handling our next purchase. We know you’ll deliver, AGAIN!

    - Chuck Dowdle
  • Judy McDonald helped us purchase a house and sell two houses in The Georgia Club Golf Community. She is knowledgeable, competent and reliable. Extremely hardworking! We experienced unexpected difficulties with our sales and Judy went out of her way to resolve the problems. We believe her most important quality is her honesty. She will not take advantage of your lack of knowledge on Georgia real estate. We spent countless hours with her before, during and after these transactions. We learned if we had a problem to seek her advice. She was available whenever we needed her and kept us well informed throughout the experience. I would not hesitate to highly recommend her. You’ll have the best advocate possible, and once the transaction is complete, you’ll have made a great friend.”

    - Sidney & Elizabeth Brown
  • I have been fortunate to have Judy McDonald as my realtor for several transactions in my short 2 years at The Georgia Club. In my first visit to the club she showed me various options in all communities while maintaining a soft sale approach. In my second visit she arranged for me to have dinner with a couple who had a similar background to me figuring they could provide an objective view of what the Club had to offer.  That 3 hour dinner sealed the deal. Since I was from out of state…working a hectic schedule and not able to move in for 9 months it was Judy who set up all my utilities.  She was so helpful…so accommodating…so honest that when I felt the urge to move into a new build in The Georgia Club…there was no question whom I would contact.  I met with her at 3:00 one afternoon to tour a home…explaining everything in detail including how the builder was really well respected. An hour later I gave her a check for the earnest money and by 8:00 that night I had a contract from the seller.  We met 2 days later about putting my home on the market. Once again she gave me an honest evaluation of what my home would be worth. Three weeks after putting my home on the market I had a buyer for the price I wanted.  In closing…I feel extremely fortunate  she was the one who answered my introductory phone in the summer of 2017. She is a true professional!

    - C. J. Cherre
  • We recently closed on our “perfect” house at the Georgia Club.  That was after three years of looking – we had our list of “must haves” and wouldn’t settle for anything less.  We succeeded because of one person, our realtor, Judy McDonald.  Judy knew the Georgia Club from every possible aspect of buying a home.  More importantly, she never gave up on us and persisted with us until we were successful.  With her discerning eye she came to know exactly what we were looking for and even sent out email requests for listings in particular areas of the Club where she knew we would be happy.  She is the true professional, always there to provide guidance, to make suggestions and to help answer questions. She was patient (for three years!) and simply a pleasure to deal with at all times.  Judy is a true credit to her profession.”

    - Judy & Mike Adams
  • “We wanted to take a moment and let everyone know how much we absolutely love working with Judy McDonald on all of our Real Estate needs.  Debbie and I have been working with Judy for the past eleven years.  Over the course of these years, Judy has successfully helped us with life changing events.  From selling our “big” home in Monroe, GA with over five acres to finding the perfect “right size” lot in The Georgia Club Village to build our new home.  During this time she was also able to sell our lake home in Eatonton, GA.  After five years of living in The Village, I wanted to build a new home and finally live on the golf course.  I have to admit,  Debbie was not on board as she dearly loved her current home and our great neighbors.  But as luck would have it,  Judy found us the perfect lot in North Hill to build a home.  As we began the process, Judy was there answering all of the questions.  She really knows The Georgia Club and surrounding areas.  Months before our new home would be ready, Judy found us a buyer for our home in The Village.  We were able to remain in place until the new house completed.  Saving us from having to move twice and rent while it wrapped up.  Such a blessing to not have that extra pressure during an already hectic time.

    A few words that come to my mind that would best describe Judy McDonald are:  Professional – Knowledgeable – Compassionate – Caring – Respectful – Courteous – Trustful – A dear friend.

    If you are ever in the need of someone you can trust and rely on,  please do not hesitate to contact her.  She’s simply put, “The Best there is!

    - Cliff & Debbie Jackson
  • Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed working with Judy McDonald. We sold our home in Reynolds immediately and had very little time to find a new home.  She was always available to answer questions early morning and late at night.  Judy rearranged her schedule several times to let us look just one more time at the only two homes left in Bent Pine.  She was very helpful in negotiating the contract and guided us through a painless closing.  Thank you Judy for your encouragement, hard work and patience!”

    - Joan Miles
  • “I can’t thank you enough for all the help you gave us in finding our home. From the beginning when we really had no idea where we wanted to go you were so patient & never pushy. And that went on for a good bit. When we made our decision & our first choice didn’t work out you knew us well enough to recommend another house that fit our needs. Whether it was working with the builder or closing on the property, you were right on point to look out for our best interest. We really appreciated it! We’re so glad you were the person we called to help us with this important investment!

    - Sammie Hatcher
  • “WOW! Congratulations on all those sales in 2020!! It shows what a hardworking Real Estate Agent you are, reason why we’re so pleased with your efforts to sell our house.”

    - Elizabeth Brown
  • “I have known Judy McDonald for 13 years in her capacity as a realtor at The Georgia Club and in Athens. We have worked together on 3 property transactions at The Georgia Club and each time she has gone out of her way to make the sale go smoothly.  I cannot speak highly enough about her enthusiasm, knowledge and integrity.  She is a joy to work with and will work tirelessly on your behalf.

    - Diana Falletta
  • “We just want to say that it was a pleasure working with you [Judy].  Anita and I had an idea of the home we were looking for.  You were able to take that idea and turn it into a beautiful home. It was through your hard work, knowledge of the marketplace and experience in The Georgia Club and surrounding area, that made working with you such a great experience.  Once we decided that we wanted to move to The Georgia Club, we knew that we wanted to work with you. Your reputation precedes you and that is a great advantage to have. Not only are you familiar with the market, you are familiar with the neighborhoods and the people that live in the neighborhoods. You always had our best interest in mind and would not let us “just be satisfied”. You worked hard to make sure we were happy with our decision and we are sincerely grateful for that. Thank you.

    - Anita & Ron Williamson
  • “I found Judy McDonald to be a pleasure to work with.  She was professional, knowledgeable, and it was easy to see that she loved the product she was selling.  She kept me updated when property became available without being intrusive. Overall, it was a great experience.”

    - Jennifer Hanson
  • Judy came highly recommended, and after working with her, we know why.  Judy was able to ascertain exactly what type of house met our needs and what we wanted.  Also, Judy was an advocate for us during the negotiating process and maintained a professional manner during such.

    - Janice Sharp
  • Thanks, again, for all you’ve done.  We’ve met a few real estate agents in the Athens area and you’re the best.

    - Glenn Black
  • “I recently learned the hard way that all real estate agents are not created equal.  I was looking at the Hilton Head, Nashville, Roswell and Athens markets.  In comparison with the agents in the first three markets (all of whom came highly recommended), Judy is heads above all.  She is an easy and friendly person to work with but who, most importantly, is very intelligent, experienced and extremely competent in negotiating and immediately responsive in answering all of my seemingly never ending questions and fulfilling all my requests.  With her help I was able to find exactly the house I had in mind all along and made easy my move with all of her recommendations for movers, decorators, painters and other contractors. I guess my standards are pretty high; as a retired corporate lawyer I’m accustomed to working with intelligent and competent professionals and Judy is clearly among those.  I highly recommend her.

    - Nancy Gordon