Eddy started in real estate in 1996 after helping run and grow the family turkey business. As a lifelong resident with over 25 years in the business, Eddy has a deep understanding of the local market that helps him serve his clients. Eddy earned the GRI designation from the National Association of Realtors in 1998 and obtained his Associate Broker's license in 2005. He also earned the Cattleman of the Year Award in 1997 and Phoenix Award in 2007. Eddy has been an active member of the Oconee County Volunteer Fire Department for 48 years where he has held numerous leadership positions. He and his wife, Beverly, are also active members of Briarwood Baptist Church where they have been attending since 1981. Eddy is known by his peers as being one of the hardest working real estate agents and continues to be one of the top producing agents in the area. His experience, performance, and reputation are why many of his client's enjoy working with him.

    Eddy is on the Thaxton Team at Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty. The Thaxton Team's origins go way back to 1957 when Jim Thaxton (Eddy's father) started Thaxton's Turkeys, INC in Oconee County. Eddy grew up working in the family turkey business like his brother and sister. Eddy was instrumental during its growth years as he managed the field operations and oversaw daily functions. While in the turkey business, Eddy learned how to make things happen and the value of hard work. After nearly 40 years in the business, the market shifted, and the family decided to shut down production.

    Once Eddy helped the family business phase out of production, he transitioned into real estate by investing in residential rental properties and obtaining his real estate license. For over 25 years, Eddy has helped numerous clients purchase and sell homes while at the same time building a reputation for hard work, trust, and putting his clients first.

    J.W. and Paul grew up watching their dad help people both as a realtor and as a volunteer Firefighter. Many evenings after school, weekends, and summers were spent working on homes and occasionally getting the opportunity to ride with their dad to a fire call. After high school, J.W. and Paul both entered the fire service and worked as career firefighters while also volunteering with Oconee County Fire Department.

    The Thaxton Team formally started in January 2022 as Eddy, J.W., and Paul joined Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty as realtors. Joining efforts in real estate to help people with their real estate needs was just a natural fit after their experience together working in turkey houses, fighting fires, and managing rental property. If you want some of the hardest working, trustworthy, and experienced professionals helping with your real estate needs, The Thaxton Team is ready to serve you.

    My Experience

    • GRI Designation from the National Association of Realtors (1998)
    • Associate Broker (2005)

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Athens Area Association of Realtors
    • Georgia Association of Realtors
    • National Association of Realtors
    • Briarwood Baptist Church

    My Community Involvement

    • Oconee County Volunteer Firefighter for 48 years

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