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Aaron Watwood


Accompany Aaron to see a house and you’re likely to hear more than typical remarks about price, location, and condition—to him, every house is an opportunity to envision the unique potential it holds and consider how it can function best for you! After remodeling multiple homes from 50 to 150 years old, Aaron loves to discuss the possibilities of each home and challenges his clients to see beyond the shag carpet, mustard-yellow shower, or stippled ceiling—how can you breathe new life into it and make your aesthetic come alive?! In his 17+ years in Athens as a student and professional, Aaron has become very familiar with the different neighborhoods and nearby communities and loves helping others find a place that truly feels like home.

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Aaron graduated from UGA in Engineering in 2008, and worked for several years as an engineer as he completed graduate degrees from Duke University and Georgia Tech. In 2014, he moved into education as an engineering instructor and then he and his wife, Sara, became licensed as a Realtors in 2016. Crunching numbers and thinking analytically about the nuts and bolts of houses came naturally to Aaron, and in 2017 he was awarded the prestigious New Face of the Year award from the Athens Association of Realtors. Aaron and Sara continued to build their business and have reached the Circle of Achievement award every year since 2019.

Aaron and Sara currently live in the charming east Athens city of Winterville with their four children, flock of chickens and farm cat. They are active members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and volunteer regularly for both church and community events. Aaron will never pass up an opportunity to have you over for a freshly-steamed latte, try out a new cocktail recipe, or join him for an all-night pig roast—hospitality is his passion and he treats his “soon-to-be-friend” clients in the same manner. Trust Aaron and Sara to give you the honest, devoted and professional attention you deserve!

My Listings

Welcome to 2142 South Lumpkin Street, a 1930 Craftsman cottage tucked away in 5-
Points. This home is situated between Lumpkin Street and Old Princeton Road,
providing an excellent location that still feels private. The 1600 square feet and multiple
outdoor living spaces are absolutely filled with character, with fun and intricate
architectural details around every corner.
As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the warmth of heart pine floors, high beadboard
ceilings, built-in cupboards, beautiful chandeliers and handpainted artwork adorning
walls. Multiple period-style fireplaces add to the home's historic allure, creating cozy
focal points throughout. Even the foyer is charming and includes a built-in desk area
that is flooded with natural light.
The recently remodeled bathroom features black and white floor tile, tile wainscotting on
the walls, and a beautiful clawfoot tub/shower. The bath is both an ensuite and
accessible from the foyer. The kitchen is both cute and functional, with new appliances
and floating shelves added in 2022, and it leads to the convenient laundry room with
included pantry storage.
The floor plan unfolds in a manner consistent with many homes of this era, with a large
central hallway and two rooms on either side. Two large bedrooms, including a primary
suite, are located on the right side of the hall, while the left includes a spacious living
room and huge dining room.
One of the unique features of this home is its seamless blend of indoor and outdoor
living spaces. A covered front porch overlooks Lumpkin Street, while the back entrance
off Old Princeton Road leads to a private oasis complete with a large wooden deck,
terraced garden area, painted mural and stone path, providing the perfect setting for
outdoor dining and relaxation.
The home isn't just about aesthetics; it's also move-in ready with updated infrastructure.
A recently pressure-washed metal roof is in great condition, new gutters were installed
in 2022, a Trane heat pump HVAC system was installed in December 2023 with a Wifi-
enabled thermostat, the entire inside and wood-sided exterior were recently painted,
and a current termite bond ensure peace of mind for years to come.
Location is prime with the back entrance to Memorial Park right down the sidewalk, the
center of 5 Points a mile away, South Campus of UGA just 1.5 miles, and Beechwood
Shopping less than 2 miles away. Don't miss your chance to make 2142 South Lumpkin
Street your own little piece of history! $525,000 Active

2142 Lumpkin Street S Athens, Georgia

2 Beds 1 Baths 1,605 SqFt 0.240 Acres

Nestled in the heart of Davis Estates in 5 Points, 315 Davis Street welcomes you with its clean, bright, and airy ambiance. This move-in-ready 3 bedroom, 2 bath home exudes charm and character, offering a perfect blend of modern updates and classic appeal. With the primary suite on the main level, two additional bedrooms sharing a jack-and-jill bath upstairs, and a finished daylight basement, this 1,900 square-foot residence is designed for comfortable living.
Step inside to discover a remodeled kitchen featuring dark granite countertops, solid maple cabinets, and an island with barstool seating, creating an inviting space for cooking and entertaining. The kitchen seamlessly flows into the bright dining room, flooded with natural light, while the adjacent living room offers a welcoming retreat anchored by a stone fireplace, perfect for cozy evenings.
The main living area boasts beautiful engineered hardwoods, adding warmth and character to the space. All the bedrooms have new carpet, and the bathrooms have been tastefully updated with new vanities and LVP floors, providing both style and practicality. 
Freshly painted interiors and newly painted exterior wood siding enhance the home's charm, while new sod and landscaping add to the curb appeal. Step outside to the brand-new wood deck, ideal for enjoying the outdoors with friends and family.
The finished daylight basement offers additional space, perfect for a home office or studio. Infrastructure upgrades throughout include all-new HVAC, a new water heater, a 4-year-old architectural shingle roof with gutters, new flooring throughout, new lighting, and a termite bond, ensuring peace of mind for years to come.
Convenience is key with 315 Davis Street: Enjoy a night out at 5 Points right down Milledge, hop over to UGA or enjoy the State Botanical Gardens just 2 miles away, and stay in quick reach of Piedmont Athens Regional, St. Mary's Hospital, and Alps/Beechwood shopping only 4 miles away. Schedule your showing today! $475,000 Active

315 Davis Street Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,912 SqFt 0.366 Acres

Who doesn't love a 1960's brick ranch and at $275k?! Welcome to 240 Janice Drive, a 1532 square foot home on almost half an acre, ideally located on the Westside of Athens between Whitehead Road and Homewood Hills.    Built in 1967, the exterior of the house is eye-catching with its prominent wall of mid-century windows. Inside, the interior showcases beautiful hardwood floors throughout most of the house. The large living room is bathed in natural light and flows to the dining room and adjacent kitchen. The kitchen features granite countertops and fun black and white checkered flooring, and includes an exterior door to the deck and backyard. The floorplan unfolds in a similar manner to many ranches, with a central hall leading to 3 bedrooms and a full bath. The full bath also houses the included washer and dryer in a laundry closet. The bedrooms stand out with fun, bold colors and painted real wood paneling.    The backyard is sprawling AND fully fenced for any furry friends. A new wood patio is right off the kitchen, and an included shed provides additional storage.    Infrastructure upgrades include a 3-year old roof with gutters, new water supply line from the meter and new sewer line to the street. The HVAC was serviced in April 2024. The crawlspace has been improved with a new vapor barrier, and there is a current termite bond on the house.    Convenience is key with the new Publix at Oak Grove less than 2 miles away, Normaltown restaurants and Bishop Park 2 miles away, and the University of Georgia just 4 miles away. Come take a look at this brick charmer today! $275,000 Active

240 Janice Drive Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,532 SqFt 0.482 Acres

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Nestled in the heart of Normaltown in Athens, 396 Holman Avenue is a captivating 3-bedroom, 2-bath brick cottage that effortlessly combines modern living with timeless charm. Only 2 miles from UGA, this home is ideal for the daily commuter and offers the added convenience of being within walking distance to Piedmont Hospital, the farmer's market at Bishop Park, and local favorites like Automatic Pizza and Normal Bar. It's also zoned for the highly sought-after Chase Street Elementary School.    As you step inside, natural light illuminates the home's architectural details. Meticulously maintained, this is one of the best Normaltown properties we've seen in a while. The kitchen is a standout feature with its quartz countertops, gas range, floating shelves, and elegant tile backsplash and floor. A cozy fireplace with a trendy tile hearth anchors the dining room and living room, and beautiful hardwood floors span the living spaces.    The owner's suite is a private retreat, complete with its own bath and a door that leads to the outdoor patio, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee. The remodeled hall bath features a gleaming tile shower and floor and is easily accessible for both guests and from the bedrooms.    The front bedroom is spacious and offers built-in cabinetry, providing ample space for organization and storage. Step outside to the screened-in porch or slate patio, where charming string lights set the mood for evening gatherings. The manicured lawn features brick paths and mature landscaping, making the outdoor space a serene and enjoyable amenity.    But, wait! There's more! The property includes a detached single-car garage, a true rarity for this neighborhood. This versatile space could be the perfect canvas for your creative endeavors, whether you're into woodworking, crafts, or tinkering with projects.     Don't miss the chance to make this house your home! Schedule a viewing today and see why 396 Holman is truly a Normaltown gem. 537,000 Closed

396 Holman Avenue Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,400 SqFt 0.240 Acres

Come discover refined living at 269 Meeler Circle, a charming two-story residence built in 2018 and nestled in Lake Meeler subdivision. Boasting nearly 2,900 square feet, this home offers a seamless blend of sophistication and practicality.   Featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, including a main-floor bedroom and bath, this home is designed for both comfort and style. The second floor hosts the owner's suite, two additional bedrooms, a jack-and-jill bath, an open landing flex space, and a dedicated laundry room, adding an extra layer of convenience to your daily routine. The beautiful owner's suite is very spacious and includes two separate quartz vanities, soaking tub, walk-in glass shower, and two walk-in closets.  The heart of the home lies in its expansive kitchen, adorned with quartz countertops, a farmhouse apron sink, subway tile backsplash, and a substantial island with bar seating for 4. The kitchen seamlessly flows into the open-concept living room, where natural light abounds and the floor-to-ceiling brick, woodburning fireplace with cedar mantle anchors the room beautifully. Engineered hardwood floors run throughout the main living spaces, and the adjacent dining room provides an elegant space for dinner gatherings.  For those who appreciate modern amenities, this residence is equipped with hardwired Ethernet, ensuring upgraded connectivity throughout. The practicality extends to the 2-car garage with included storage shelving, providing ample space for organization.  Rounding out the main level living space is a breakfast nook off the kitchen. From there, step out onto the covered back patio, overlooking the fenced backyard. The patio is an ideal setting for morning coffee or backyard gatherings.  Located in the Lake Meeler subdivision, this home offers a strategic location on the west side of Clarke County. While just 7 miles from the University of Georgia, it also provides for easy access to Atlanta. Convenience is key with Publix and Aldi less than 2 miles away, while Costco, Trader Joe's, and Epps Bridge shopping are a short 4-mile drive.  269 Meeler Circle is more than a home; it's an elegant retreat crafted for modern living. Schedule your viewing today! 450,000 Closed

269 Meeler Circle Bogart, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,894 SqFt 0.150 Acres

Welcome to 30 N. Stratford Dr., a move-in ready 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominium. Located in the stable and sought-after Stratford Condominiums, this end-unit property boasts a host of features that make it an ideal urban retreat. Enjoy amenities such as swim, tennis, a clubhouse, and close access to public transportation. On the main level, you'll find a clean and modern interior that creates an inviting atmosphere, with abundant natural light from the large bay window. The kitchen has undergone a total renovation, showcasing new cabinetry, countertops, double pantries and LVP flooring. The main level also includes the half bath and laundry closet. On the second level, you'll discover two spacious bedrooms, each with its own private en suite bath and ample closet space. Outside, a private patio provides a perfect spot for morning coffee or evening relaxation, while the picturesque landscaping surrounding the condo creates a serene and private atmosphere. This condominium offers not only an updated interior but also the charm of a classic brick exterior. Located super close to the University of Georgia and the Vet School, as well as Eastside shopping destinations like Aldi and Publix, this property makes commuting and errands a breeze. Whether you're a student, a busy professional, or a downsizer, 30 N. Stratford Dr. is the perfect choice for those seeking comfort and convenience. Don't miss the opportunity to make this wonderful condo your own. Schedule a private viewing today and experience the ease and appeal of Stratford Condominium living for yourself! 261,000 Closed

30 N Stratford Drive Athens, Georgia

2 Beds 3 Baths 1,424 SqFt 0.030 Acres

560,000 none

175 Riverbottom Athens, Georgia

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,851 SqFt 0.800 Acres

448,250 none

101 Greentop Way Athens, Georgia

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,865 SqFt 0.500 Acres

395,000 none

290 Manor Drive Hull, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,108 SqFt 0.750 Acres

350,000 none

155 Henry Meyer Rd. Winterville, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,134 SqFt 2.100 Acres

270,000 none

205 Third Street Athens, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,152 SqFt 0.120 Acres