Tony Hicks, the owner/broker of Georgia Views Realty, started investing in real estate in his mid 20’s in Macon, Georgia. While building his real estate portfolio slowly, Tony became a Certified FHA real estate appraiser in 1998. For diversification purposes, his company expanded into residential apartments and commercial office properties to build portfolios for income stream investors. During this time, Tony and his wife Susan had their second child and purchased a vacation home on Saint Simon’s Island. Eventually, they had four vacation condos in St Simon’s as well. By the time the children grew up and went off to college Tony’s company was flipping many homes per year as well. Then he found Big Canoe, Georgia- an award-winning golf and tennis mountain community. It reminded him of New England where he grew up. Beautiful mountains and all four seasons! While finishing up his second home renovation to flip in Big Canoe, he realized this was a place he just couldn’t leave. Big Canoe is a private gated community with 27 holes of golf, indoor and outdoor tennis, three lakes with a Marina, white sand beach, bocce, indoor and outdoor pools, state of the art gym with racquetball, and a fantastic clubhouse. So instead of selling that home, he was going to flip he moved the family to Big Canoe to enjoy the good life! He hired a manager for his over 50 properties in Macon and relaxed. However, that was not like Tony. He missed helping people find homes; he missed working with his investors. So he started Georgia Views Realty! He is so thankful to be living in Big Canoe, yet still able to use his skills to help people buy or sell real estate in Big Canoe and surrounding areas. He has since added a few more agents as Georgia Views Realty has grown its real estate sales business to include Jasper, Dawsonville, Ball Ground, Canton, Ellijay, Dahlonega, Cumming, and Roswell. As well, they sell real estate in Macon and Saint Simons through referral companies. So, if you are looking to buy residential or commercial property in Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, Forsyth, Cherokee, Cobb or surrounding counties, you can rest assured your interested will be in good hands with Georgia Views Realty!