Although they are a small company, the Duckworth Properties professionals carry their weight. With 20 Sales Associates, LeAnn and her staff are dedicated to listening to your needs and to serving you with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. LeAnn reminds her sales team daily that “Success is a mixture of having a flair and passion for hard work and a sense of purpose.” Reliability is a cornerstone of the firm’s foundation. Built on the principles of trust and honesty, Duckworth Properties emphasizes the importance of having the integrity to do the right thing, always considering the client’s needs to be paramount. LeAnn firmly believes that Duckworth Properties’ success is ultimately determined by the legacy they leave with each client they serve. She says, “We pledge to always give clients our best effort. Our goal is to make every real estate transaction a rewarding experience for our clients.”
In 2017, Duckworth Properties Sales Professionals had another astronomical year, having sold over $96 million in sales with a combined 533 transactions.
LeAnn Duckworth, Broker / President
Elegant Island Living Realtor of the Year 2014 & 2017
Through her commitment to excellence and personal service, LeAnn is known as a highly regarded Realtor in the Golden Isles. Voted Best Agent of 2014 and 2017 by Elegant Island Living, she has also held Circle of Excellence status since 2001. Over the past 18 years, LeAnn has gained an extensive amount of knowledge through her successful sales, developments, and investments. In 2017, LeAnn personally sold over $29 million and had more than 190 transactions. With her knowledge, you are sure to have all the resources and expertise to market your home effectively and gain the most exposure. LeAnn doesn’t work in the name of listings, showings, contracts, or closings; She works in the name of SERVICE for those she employs and for those that employ her.
LeAnn believes the true success of an agent isn’t measured in numbers, it is measured in time and service of others. LeAnn started her own company over 12 years ago and has established her practice to be one of the most prestigious, female-owned companies in Glynn County. But don’t think that LeAnn sits in a chariot while her employees pull her around, she is the lead horse showing them the way, both ethically and dutifully. A good leader isn’t defined by what they say; they are defined by what they do. As for her leadership, LeAnn will ask you to run 5 miles only if she has just finished running 10. In her spare time, LeAnn enjoys taking in refugee animals and strays at her farm. She currently has injured deer that she has nurtured back to health and they have remained her “deer” fur-babies.
Hannah Melton, Associate Broker
Hannah was born, raised, and has lived here in the Golden Isles for over 30 years. At the age of 18, Hannah acquired her Georgia real estate license, and she obtained her Georgia Broker’s license at the young age of 21. Upon graduating from Georgia Southern University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Business Management & Finance, she began her career in real estate with Duckworth Properties. Hannah’s background in finance along with her superior knowledge of the local market makes her a single point of contact for all your home buying needs. Hannah is a top producing agent within the firm maintaining a ranking within the industry and surpassing quotas. While securing her own buyers and sellers, Hannah also acts as the firm’s Rental Property Manager, Bookkeeper, and Advertising Executive. In 2017, she reached over $9.6 million in sales! When Hannah is not working with buyers and sellers to find their next dream home, you can find her with family and friends enjoying the outdoors.
Angela Golden, REALTOR
Angela moved to the Golden Isles in 2000 with her family. She is from the Atlanta area and has 3 children, 3 grand children and 2 poodles, Baby and Max.
aka The Golden Girl… for top productivity, high energy, creativity, and working hard to achieve a loyal customer base during a sluggish economy… she continued to focus on helping homeowners with short sales during the downturn in 2007 to assist underwater home owners. Angela Loves working with people! “I really enjoy my job and want your Real Estate experience to be enjoyable, memorable and fun! Going Above and Beyond the call… Consistently Exceeding the Expectations of my clients while creating everlasting Friendships!” With over 21 Years of Sales and Marketing Experience, combined with vast knowledge of New Home Construction, Relocation and Short Sales, she can assist you with all aspects of the Real Estate Market. With sales over 12 million to in 2017, she understands the needs of buyers and works to obtain the highest price for a seller. Let her experience guide you through the excitement of buying a new home in Brunswick and the Golden Isles!
When not working, you might find her boating with her husband Steve, helping the community through her local church, or visiting the grandchildren in Atlanta!
Tracey Gonzalez, REALTOR, ABR
Born and raised in South Georgia, Tracey has been a realtor for over 8 years and has seen the real estate market change quite a bit. Knowledge and experience gives her the confidence that’s needed in supporting both buyer and sellers. ABR certified allows Tracey to work with buyers and represent their best interests in real estate purchases. Being familiar with the area, and the current real estate market conditions makes Tracey a valuable asset to buyers and sellers, as well as those who are looking for the right investment property. Dedication, honesty and integrity is what Tracey has to offer, and her promise and commitment to you will be just that! A promise and commitment! “I will do my absolute best to represent you and your interest. I look forward to working with you, and always appreciate your loyalty and referrals!” ~Tracey
Rebecca Gould Strother, REALTOR
2015 “Rookie of the Year”
Rebecca Gould is a seventh generation native to the Golden Isles with a passion for the area she serves. She is familiar with all of the neighborhoods, and has the ability to assist you in selecting the best one for your family’s needs. As a lifelong resident of St. Simons Island, Rebecca can put her insider knowledge to work to find a special property in your neighborhood of choice. Rebecca also uses the newest Internet marketing tools to depict your property to the broadest possible range of qualified buyers.With a background in equestrian sports, hunting and fishing she can also assist in the special needs of fellow outdoors men and women in finding or selling properties with unique features such as equine facilities, acreage and/or water access. Why select Rebecca Gould? She genuinely listens to you and will work tirelessly on your behalf. Whether looking to purchase, sell, rent or invest Rebecca Gould will work diligently to provide exceptional service with a smile. #BuyWithBecca
2016 “Rookie of the Year”
Lori was born and raised in North Carolina, where she graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in public relations and minor in business management. She then started her career in the hotel industry where she worked her way from a front desk associate to general manager of various Marriott Hotels. In 2012, Lori moved to the Golden Isles with her husband and 2 young daughters. She felt an instant connection with the southern charm and endless opportunities that the Golden Isles has to offer. When Lori is not selling real estate, she is spending time with her husband and daughters. Lori and her family love being outdoors and enjoy many days on the beautiful beaches on St. Simons Island where they live. Lori is highly motivated and sincerely dedicated with precise attention to detail. She’s a go-getter in the real estate industry and her outgoing personality and professionalism is just what you need whether you are purchasing or selling your home. Passion for delivering successful results for her clients and building lasting relationships is what she strives for. Lori looks forwarding to helping you “Unlock Your Dreams.”
Michelle Buchannan, REALTOR
As a native of South East Georgia, naturally Michelle is a DIEHARD “DAWG” FAN! She loves the South with all her heart and enjoys life to its fullest. Michelle and her husband Jonathan, have 4 wonderful children and 2 beautiful grandsons, who they love spending time with, as well as their friends. When not working, you can find Michelle enjoying her second passion of skydiving. She LOVES the free fall as there is no other feeling like it in the world. From working in sales for many years, Michelle decided to redirect her focus on something a little different. Working in sales has given her many opportunities. She has cultivated a good rapport with the public and made many friendships throughout the Golden Isles. She loves meeting new people and being a highly motivated person with extensive knowledge of the area, Michelle felt that the Real Estate Market would be the perfect avenue for her. “Hitting the ground running” is something she has pride in and with some consideration, she decided to take that leap. As your Realtor, Michelle will go above and beyond to find that home and/or commercial property that meets your needs. With the understanding that buying a new property is a huge decision, she will make sure your experience is enjoyable and worry-free. Being creative, hardworking and fun are just a few qualities Michelle can offer and knows that she can be an asset to clients/customers. “At the end of every day, no matter the circumstances, I thank God for my many blessings, this job being high on the list!”
Brittany grew up in blackshear, Georgia. After graduating from Georgia Southern University, she moved to Glynn County. Brittany is a Georgia Southern Alumna (GO EAGLES). She loves the Golden Isles and does not plan on ever leaving. She enjoys spending time soaking in the coastal lifestyle by fishing with her husband. Brittany is passionate about the needs and goals of her clients. She specializes in bringing peace of mind to home buyers and sellers through listening to their desires. Her experience in marketing, promotion, and management of properties allows for her to successfully help buyers find their dream home and sellers effortlessly sell their homes. She utilizes the latest technologies to market her properties and stays up to date on real estate trends to better help her clients. Brittany has a love for the Golden Isles and is excited to assist buyers in making it their home!
Nia Thompson is passionate about the infinite possibilities of a “Coastal Lifestyle By Design” through Real Estate. Exceeding her clients expectations helping them to discover the value in building wealth and the power of ownership. She is committed to operating at a level of excellence, being one of integrity, loyalty and dedication to professionalism and offering client level services. Focused on building lifetime relationships, creating wealth, and developing endeavors in the Real Estate Industry. Always eager to learn and enhance personal knowledge and skills to be an asset in the business of Real Estate. Residential, Commercial, Investments, Luxury Real Estate/Luxury Real Estate Developments, Vacation Homes and Interior Design are areas of focus. She is inspired by this generation’s expression of a new kind of luxury. Luxury is about freedom – freedom to do what you want and that’s creating your own “Life Style By Design”. She is an experienced REALTOR who believes that anything is possible. A member of The Golden Isles Association of REALTORS, a Real Estate Consultant and Speaker for Home Buyer Education Work Shops and Seminars in and throughout the Golden Isles and surrounding areas, helping individuals with the ownership process creating a Coastal Lifestyle By Design.
Michael and Babs Roberts have been Realtors for a combined 30 plus years. They have experienced all or the ups, downs and inbetweens of Real Estate . They listen to your real estate needs, understanding that not all transactions are “as seen on TV!” Their team approach provides you with accessibility. If one is occupied the other is at the ready prepared to help you when you need it.
Babs is a South Carolina native and a local Georgia resident of 30 years. A former RN practicing in Cardiac and ER nursing, she has assessed, listened to and provided solutions for the needs of many people. Real Estate requires the same professional approach. Currently a Georgia Realtor® since 2005, a member of the National Association of Realtors and Golden Isles Association of Realtors, she has GRI and e-Pro designations. Changing legal and professional requirements locally and nationally are met through continuing education. Knowledge of the Real Estate market allow her to keep you updated on your personal interests as well as future changes as they are introduced. When you are ready to buy or Sell residential property for personal or investment purposes, know that your concerns will be listened to and maintained professionally and confidentially. When you’re ready, “BuyWithBabs!”
Michael’s training and experience is wide and varied. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with advanced Degrees in Psychometrics and Clinical Psychology. After private practice, his business, administrative and teaching skills lead him to the automotive industry, where he developed a unique approach to business growth in the Fleet and Commercial areas. He is a Florida native and a local Georgia resident for 30 years. A member of the National Association and Golden Isles Association of Realtors®, he is an Associate Broker with a focus on Real Estate Investors and Sellers. He knows the nooks and crannies of Southeast Georgia and provides prompt and up to date information to help you make positive decisions for your interests.
Theresa is a native of Sapelo Island, GA. She worked for the federal government for more than 25 years possessing diversified administrative experience, strong personnel and human relations skills. She has traveled abroad and worked with customers on all levels, from different ethnic groups (military and civilian). Theresa is a stranger to no one. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is a person of excellence, integrity and good moral values. She has experience building her own home, relocating, and looking for a new home. Theresa looks forward to helping you find the home you desire. Call Theresa today!
Jerry Mleko, REALTOR
Kristen brings to the office six years of real estate experience as well as nine years of marketing experience. She has a B. B. A. with a major in Marketing from Valdosta State University and was formerly the Marketing Specialist for another real estate brokerage. Her background offers an edge in creativity and overall efficiency in the market enhancing her ability to assist buyers and sellers in today’s real estate industry. With roots in Wayne County as a Screven resident, she is now specializing in the local market of Jesup and neighboring counties, and is able to represent clients with personal knowledge of the community. She is very outgoing, as well as professional, and seeks to provide her clients with a positive, satisfactory experience.
Kacee McGowan epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Kacee grew up in the Wayne County area and started her sales habit very early in life. She has worked in every aspect of the building process from growing up with her family building specs and commercial buildings to new construction representative to an exciting career in selling Real Estate. She has worked representing sellers, buyers, investors, and builders in the residential and commercial market. Kacee is full of life and focuses on family with a devotion to God and her three beautiful sons. Kacee has a team mentality and uses experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. She is dedicated to her clients and is an advocate for communication from the first phone call, to closing, and even after just to insure her clients are happy! The five words that you can count on from Kacee McGowan are creativity, integrity, commitment, passion, and fun. Kacee is very professional and looks forward to giving your dream an address.
Emily Slaughter, REALTOR
A driven and ambitious native of St. Simons Island, Emily Slaughter is determined to making a true connection with clients. She believes knowledge, listening to the client, ensuring trust, and paying attention to detail is key to being successful in the real estate industry. When she isn’t working with people to find the perfect home, she’s helping people to reach their fitness goals as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. She does what she knows best—she helps, she guides, and she works diligently with her clients to achieve their goals. When Emily isn’t working hard for her clients, she is running the beach with her dog, teaching classes at Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym, or spending time with what she values most; her family. Give Emily a call today so she can help you Unlock Your Dreams!
Emily Loper, REALTOR
Emily Loper’s roots run deep in the Golden Isles. Born and raised in Brunswick, she has a vast knowledge of the local community and surrounding counties. She graduated from Camden County High School and has Bachelor’s in Public Affairs and Management from the College of Coastal Georgia where she received the Career Development Award in 2017. She has always been very driven and self-motivated to be successful. Throughout college she was a Role Player at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers – Glynco, held a Pathways Internship throughout her senior year, and moved into a Federal position with the Department of Homeland Security as a Contract Compliance Specialist upon graduating. Emily is always looking for an adventure. When she’s not diving, she’s driving – whether its exploring underwater caves and reefs or racing down the drag strip in her Mustang, she’s never idle. Her dedication to the Golden Isles has been her key to Unlocking her Dreams, and now she is ready to help you “Unlock Your Dreams!”
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Stephanie Cook, REALTOR
Born and raised within a military family, Stephanie gained a sense of traveling and adventure from the beautiful places she has lived ranging from San Diego, CA to Louisville, KY. In 2009, after a visit to the area and noticing the slower pace, exemplary schools, and beautiful scenery, her and her family decided to call the Golden Isles home. For the past 20 years, Stephanie has been working in the medical and dental fields. She acquired valuable experience while performing many roles extending from the service to others, management, marketing, and advertisement. Stephanie decided to pursue her dreams in Real Estate after seeking advice from her Grandfather who was a broker and builder in Louisville, KY. Stephanie is a mother of two beautiful children Kaiyah 15, and Kadin 13. She and her children spend time enjoying the outdoors, arts, music and sports. They are active members at the Chapel Midtown in Brunswick.
Stephanie has a true love for real estate and finds joy in the service of others. Let Stephanie help you in following your dreams and show you what the Golden Isles has to offer.