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Judy Roberts Southern Land Exchange
Judy Roberts
Agent, Southern Land Exchange

Judy has actively worked in the Real Estate business for 20 years. A member of the National Association of Realtors and holding the designations as a Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Accredited Seller’s Representative and EcoBroker.

J.R. Smith
Agent, Southern Land Exchange

J.R. Smith has over 30 years experience in real estate sales in North East Georgia. He has over 38 years in surveying, subdivision design and development. He is an avid light tackle shallow water angler.

Jesse Johnson
Agent, Southern Land Exchange

Jesse Johnson is a Registered Forester/Sales Agent with Southeastern United States Land Exchange specializing in timberland/recreational properties. Jesse graduated from the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management.

Steve Ebbert
Managing Broker, Southern Land Exchange

Steve Ebbert has been in the timberland, farmland, and recreational land business for 20 years. He has owned his own real estate brokerage in partnership with Tom Little since 1991.

Mark Costello
Agent, Southern Land Exchange

Mark Costello is a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia.  Mark has extensive sales experience and has owned his own business for the past 15 years.  Mark realizes that even though the land business has changed considerably in recent years, hard work is sill the best way to get results for his clients

Tom Little
Broker, Southern Land Exchange

Tom Little has been in the timberland, farmland, and recreational land business for 22 years. He founded his own real estate company along with his partner Steve Ebbert in 1991. Tom, raised with a farming background, graduated with an agricultural degree from Purdue University.

Todd Anderson

A native of Atlanta, Todd Anderson earned Masters of Forest Resources in forestry from the
University of Georgia. A registered forester, Todd has managed timberland for over fifteen

Thomas Verner

Thomas was raised on his family’s beef cattle farm in Morgan County and earned a degree in Agriculture from the University of Georgia.  He brings 37 years of experience in assisting landowners with farm programs at USDA’s Farm Service Agency.

Stuart McLean
Associate Broker, Southern Land Exchange

When Stuart joined the Southern Land Exchange team in 2004, he doubted that that his Public Relations degree from UGA would come in handy.  He soon found out, however, that a fresh approach to marketing was just what the land business needed.

Steve Nelson
Agent, Southern Land Exchange

Steve Nelson, of Southern Land Exchange LLC specializes in large farms as well as recreational and investment properties. Steve grew up hunting and fishing in Kansas on his family farm, and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science.

Garrett Williams
Agent, Southern Land Exchange

Garrett graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Agribusiness in 2008. He fell into a role as a Procurement Forester in the Middle Georgia region and quickly realized forestry was his calling. In 2014 he returned to Athens and obtained a Masters degree from UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. With experience in buying and selling timber and relationships across the state within the industry, Garrett serves as a great asset to the clients of Southern Timberland Consultants.

“I’m blessed to call the woods my office. Not many can do that and I’m grateful to have found a career that is more a passion than work. Yes, we manage timber, but we’re also helping owners understand and appreciate their asset through that process. It truly is a pleasure.”