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!

      Angie Buffington

   Angie Buffington - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

Senior Buyer Specialist

As the mother of 4 awesome kids, Jacob, Avery, Megan & Jaina, Angie is an extremely active Senior Buyer Specialist and Realtor, licensed since 2007, that loves helping our clients find their own home.  She is a 4th generation Athenian, and as such knows the surrounding areas well which makes her spectacularly suited to meeting a home buyer's needs.  She has been happily married for over 25 years to her husband Brian, is tech-savvy, hardworking, and very importantly in this area...she LOVES the DAWGS!

     Brian Buffington

 Brian Buffington - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

     Buyer Specialist

Brian Buffington has been in the Athens area since 1991 when he came to play saxophone for the UGA Redcoat Band.  If you have had kids in little league in Athens or Oconee you have probably seen him running to multiple fields to help coach four kids in baseball and softball and now coaches with the help of Avery Buffington, also a real estate agent on the team.   After 25 years in the auto business, mostly in the finance department of dealerships, he decided to follow his wife into real estate in the middle of the pandemic in July of 2020.  With his long experience in the finance field helping customers achieve their transportation needs, he is very well suited to guiding our real estate clients to achieve the dream of home ownership!

        Sarah Martin

 Sarah Martin - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

      Buyer Specialist

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 bachelors 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.

     Avery Buffington

 Avery Buffington - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

     Buyer Specialist


   Brandon Mahaffey

Brandon Mahaffey - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

  Technical Assistant

I’m a home-grown Georgia boy! I have lived in the Athens area for 23 years and am currently studying for my bachelor’s in business administration at The University of North Georgia.  I graduated from North Oconee High School in Oconee County where I spent most of my time on the football field performing with the North Oconee Titan Regiment.  Most recently, I had the pleasure of working for one of Amazon’s Fulfillment centers where I gained experience in customer service and teamwork.  I am dedicated to learning and providing the best experience possible for the team and our clientele here at Mark Mahaffey and Associates.


    Kristine Mahaffey

Kristine Mahaffey - Mark Mahaffey and Associates

     Office Manager

A native of California & graduate of CSU, Chico, Kristine met Mark as a during their early years in corporate America. She oversees many of the administrative duties of the business, guides our seller and buyer clients from the point at which they have a contract to get them to closing, creates and constructs many of our marketing pieces, takes care of the accounting, heads up our Property Management division and has turned many junk properties into beautiful homes in her own business!  Not that there is much time after all of this activity, but when possible, she enjoys traveling to a variety of destinations that encompass some type of activity...skiing, hiking, and great food!

Contact Us

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