J.W. started his career in real estate as an investor and later obtained his real estate license to help others in their journey of buying and selling real estate. J.W. attended Georgia College where he received a bachelor's degree in business management and later Oklahoma State University where he received a master's degree. As a lifelong resident, and local volunteer firefighter, J.W. has a deep understanding of the community and local area. After spending 19 years serving the community as a volunteer and career firefighter, JW wanted to expand his role in the community by helping others reach their real estate goals. JW fully believes that owning the right home is essential for a person's financial and emotional wellbeing. J.W. is married with three boys and enjoys spending time outdoors and working out in his spare time.

    J.W. is a partner on the 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

    • Residential Rental Real Estate
    • Commercial Rental Real Estate

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Athens Area Association of Realtors
    • Georgia Association of Realtors
    • National Association of Realtors

    My Community Involvement

    • Volunteer Firefighter with Oconee County since 2003

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