Mark L. Mahaffey

 Mark Mahaffey


Mark Mahaffey and Associates Real Estate

1671 Meriweather Drive, Suite 101-B Watkinsville, GA 30677

Circle Of Achievement   Mark Mahaffey Circle of Distinction   Circle of Honor   Circle of Excellence

Mark Mahaffey and Associates
Real Estate

Mark Mahaffey and Associates Real Estate is located in Athens and Watkinsville Georgia and serves clients in Athens-Clarke County and the surrounding areas including (but not limited to) Oconee, Clarke, Jackson, Barrow, Oglethorpe and Madison Counties. Mark Mahaffey, REALTOR, is the Broker and President of Mark Mahaffey and Associates Real Estate, has earned an MBA from Terry College at the University of Georgia, holds several industry designations including: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) and has been licensed since 1986.  Under his leadership, his team has been awarded the Circle of Achievement multiple times (sales exceeding $3,000,000) as well as the higher level awards of the Circle of Distinction (sales exceeding $6,000,000), the Circle of Honor (sales exceeding $10,000,000), and the Circle of Excellence award for sales exceeding $20,000,000!

Real Estate

Mark Mahaffey and Associates Real Estate’s client reviews speak for themselves. Whether selling or buying, Mark's clients have submitted verified reviews that rate him multiple times over with 5 out of 5 stars. He has been involved with real estate transactions that range from $20,000 lots to multi-million dollar lake homes, which means Mark and his associates have the broad experience to feel comfortable guiding the majority of home buyers and sellers.

Mark, his wife, and associates do not simply "talk the talk." His real estate business is not a "hobby" or part-time occupation for them. They are actively involved with real estate on a FULL TIME daily basis and bring their experience to their clients whether they are a first-time or experienced homebuyer or investor.

Property Management

Mark Mahaffey and Associates Real Estate is also a thriving property management business. His hard-working property managers ensure their owners' properties receive the best care by providing his owners with excellent tenants so the only thing they ever do is see the monthly income deposited in their account.


Early in his career, Mark worked for a major corporation on the west coast as a as a I.T. liaison between the finance & accounting departments and technical support. He has always had a talent for entertainment, and started his own company providing services for special events, and he and his wife along with his staff of entertainers, provided happy memories for an almost countless number of customers for over 20 years. The combination of these two experiences (corporate & entertainment business owner) make him uniquely qualified on both a technical and personal level as he brings knowledge and reliability to the realty home buying and property management table. Mark's clients say that he is enjoyable to work with when looking to purchase or sell real estate.

In addition to ongoing current real estate continuing education, Mark graduated from The University of Georgia Terry College of Business with his MBA in 2006 where he focused in real estate and finance. Although there was some time in between the two degrees, he also has his BBA from Terry which makes him a "Double Dawg!"  Throughout his career, Mark has been a big proponent of saving for the future and understands the great value and stability that investing can bring to everyone whether an individual or a family, and one of the biggest single investments in most people's lives is their home.


When he and his wife are not working (which is not often!), they enjoy traveling to a variety of destinations that encompass some type of activity…skiing, hiking, etc. And, one of their favorite activities is eating! That’s probably why they have to stay active! When not traveling, Mark enjoys fitting in the occasional round of golf or improving his tennis game when he can attend a community tennis program.


Meet More of our TEAM!

Sarah Martin

 Sarah Martin - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

Senior Agent / Realtor

Born and raised in Foster, Rhode Island, I met my high school sweetheart at the age of 15, graduated in 2004, moved to Georgia in 2005 and married in 2008.  I have a bachelor’s degree in education and taught middle school for three years before becoming a Realtor when I realized that working for myself was going to give me the most financial and personal freedom to be with my family.  My husband and I have 5 beautiful children and love all animals from furry to scaled. We have lived in Gwinnett, Jackson, Barrow, and Clarke County, and have personally bought three homes and sold twice. This experience and helping MANY clients has created an expertise in real estate, focusing on clients needs & goals to provide phenomenal service. 

I am a motivated hard working and energetic person and am creative, musical, and love to inspire others!  I am a natural leader and have a passion for learning from and teaching others.  I am passionate about helping people achieve their financial goals of home ownership, as well as using real estate as an investment opportunity to increase net worth and earn financial freedom.  For those looking for a home in another area or that are already in another area and need to sell, I value my networking relationships, and I am happy to utilize my personal network as well as our connections to ABR and SRS qualified agents for referrals anywhere in the United States.

Alicia Davidson

Alicia Davidson - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

Agent / Realtor

I am an honest, conscientious, dedicated professional who aims to ensure every client feels informed and confident throughout the buying process. As a Georgia native and UGA alum, I enjoy helping others find their slice of Dawg territory. I love time at the gym, listening to music, dabbling in the Atlanta film industry, and spending time with my three sons and the family pup, Archie. 

Brandon Mahaffey

 Brandon Mahaffey - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

Agent / Realtor

Born and raised in bulldawg country - Athens Georgia is my home!  From back roads to cities, shopping malls to coastal relaxation, state parks to race tracks - I've had 24 years to explore this beautiful state.  So far, North Georgia is my favorite! My Real Estate experience ranges from half acre lots to sub-million dollar properties.  I'm currently pursuing the Luxury Market and Management in the Subdivision of Land as my next adventure.  My dedication to Mark Mahaffey and Associates and my ever expanding clientele will continue to stay strong and grow over the next coming years! When can I start to guide you though your next adventure?

Lorrie Pinson

 Lorrie Pinson - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

Agent / Realtor

Born and raised in the rural mountains for Southwestern Virginia, I have proudly called Northeast Georgia and Jackson County my home for over 20 years. Daughter of a small business owner I grew up understanding the importance of hard work, honesty, and great customer service. I opened my first small business at 18 years old, but after moving to Georgia I found a love and passion of Real Estate. I have been a licensed Real Estate agent for 16 years. I pride myself in always working for my clients’ best interests as I represent, negotiate, and educate every step of the way in this ever changing market. In my free time, now that I’m and “empty nester”, I enjoy traveling with my husband and our two poodles, spending time with our kids and grand babies, and quilting. I hope to make your home buying dreams a reality and our relationship will extend long after!

Wendy Stanford

Wendy Stanford - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

Agent / Realtor

I was born and raised in the Athens area and am excited to be turning that community focus towards real estate. I have a natural propensity for customer service with 15 years sales experience in the roofing industry. I am a proud member of the Mark Mahaffey & Associates team and carry the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding customer service into everything that I do. When I’m not making home ownership dreams come true for my clients, I enjoy gardening, horseback riding, and music.

Kristine Mahaffey

Kristine Mahaffey - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

Director of Operations 

A native of California & graduate of CSU, Chico, Mark and I met as summer interns during our early years in corporate America. Now I handle the accounting for the business, flip” homes on the side; and oversee our Property Management division. When Mark and I are not helping others with their real estate objectives (which is not often!), we enjoy traveling to a variety of destinations that encompass some type of activity...skiing, hiking, etc. And, one of our favorite activities is eating! That’s probably why we have to stay so active!

Karina Cooper

Karina Cooper - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

Administrative Manager

I am a Georgia native and UGA alum dedicated to providing you a five-star client experience. I am always happy to help - no question is ever too small! When I am not in the office coordinating transactions and working with our amazing agents, you can find me baking, watercolor painting, playing with my pets, or exploring the wonderful city of Athens.

Brii Curry

Brii Curry - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

Marketing Manager

I am a Southern Transplant, originally from Washington State. I relocated to Georgia with my wonderful husband and two crazy dogs.  I am committed to marketing both our team and our listings to the best of my abilities. Whatever concerns you may have, I am here to handle them!


Contact Us

For all your real estate needs, contact Mark Mahaffey and Associates Real Estate at 706-543-3008.