Michelle VanHemert Branton

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Designations: RSPS - Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist, CLHMS™ - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™
Areas Served: Greenville, SC - Anderson, SC - Athens, GA - Northeast, GA - Atlanta Metro
Lifestyles Served: Lake Living, Fairway Living, Residential Living, Barn & Land Living
Office: 706-806-8808
Cell: 770-597-1797

Michelle VanHemert Branton is a REALTOR® with Living Down South who serves clients in the Upstate of South Carolina as well as Northeast Georgia including Lake Hartwell. Living Down South is excited to partner with Michelle, who has an unyielding passion to help those seeking a residential, lake, barn & land, or mountain lifestyle.

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Michelle has also lived in Colorado and Nevada before making the Peach State her home. A graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV 1989), Michelle obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Administration with a minor in Sociology. Upon moving to Georgia, Michelle enrolled at the University of Georgia where she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work. In addition to her higher education achievements, Michelle has also earned an Interior Design Certificate as well as had extensive training in Real Estate Investment. Considering her combination of industry experience, education, competencies, work ethic, and love for helping others, Michelle is a winning choice for anyone seeking a true professional to lead a real estate engagement.

When not selling real estate, Michelle serves as Vice Chairperson on the Executive Board for the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter, participates in various charity and raising awareness events, and enjoys yoga, reading, Sudoku, and rescuing animals. In their free time, Michelle and her Husband Jeff, who is a Regional Manager for a multi-national tool company, can be found traveling, boating, playing on the lake with friends, keeping up with their daughter Taylor, who is a Bookkeeper with a company who provides 360 feedback surveys for corporate leadership, or chasing down their rescue dogs Lola & Smitty and their barn cat Sophie.

 

 

Testimonials

Easy, stress free.
This was my first time selling a house and Michelle made the process so easy. She was there to answer any and all of my questions and was super supportive. Verified by RateMyAgent
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Outstanding Realtor! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Michelle has exceptional knowledge of the real estate market.  She is highly responsive to her clients, and with her thoughtful communication, she truly understands her buyers needs! With Michelle’s assistance, we were able to find exactly what we wanted in a home…….and we were from out of state! She is 100% invested throughout the entire process. We could not be more pleased with our experience!-Kim M.
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Michelle was very easy to work with…She always looked out for us…Always kept us in the loop with the interested buyers.  This was the 3rd house we sold thru Michelle.  We love her!!-Melissa C
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Amazing experience.
Michelle went out of her way to find the right property for us. This is the second time we have worked with her and I wouldn't use anyone else!!  She is knowledgeable, professional, intelligent and so very kind.-Karen H
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Awesome agent.
Excellent communication! Very knowledgeable and friendly!!! Definitely would use her again for future real-estate transactions! - Kim C
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Superb transaction.
Quick and easy transaction.-Bryan S
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Michelle is amazing!
Honestly, Michelle is one of the best people! She supported us throughout our (short) journey of finding a home closer to family! She always answered all of my annoying questions and handled a complicated transaction like a champ! If my husband and I buy anything else, she will be our agent. She is definitely more of a friend than an agent!-Rebecca S
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LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE NOW!! STRIKING waterfront lake house on beautiful Lake Hartwell. RELAX on the screened porch and IMMERSE yourself in that lake view. WANDER down to your covered slip dock, DELIGHT in the protected cove and the easy access to big water. GATHER on the large patio and yard with room for entertaining, grilling, and games. ENJOY the lake lifestyle and INDULGE yourself as you RELAX around the cozy fireplace. ENTERTAIN in the enormous great room and GATHER around the spacious island with a hard to find gas cooktop. A well-appointed OPEN floor plan awaits-great for HOSTING family & friends. The OVER-SIZED owner's suite has ample closet space with large ensuite bathroom. 3 additional bedrooms & an additional office, bunk room, hobby room, exercise room offer diverse options sure to suit your needs. GET AWAY and APPRECIATE true lake living, located in the POPULAR Rock Springs area near I-85 and the Rock Springs Boat Ramp. COME ON IN – YOU’RE HOME! $581,900 Sold

771 Lakeview Road Lavonia, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,972 SqFt 0.750 Acres

Interest rate BELOW 2.7% with this ASSUMABLE Loan! You don't want to miss this amazing opportunity! LIVE your best life and LOVE where you live in this beautifully maintained home located in the Highly Coveted and Award-Winning City of Jefferson School District. TAKE in the PEACEFUL backyard, enjoy the sounds of nature, and the crackling of your STUNNING outdoor fireplace. IMAGINE watching the games on your outdoor television with that roaring fire! Feel WELCOMED by the INVITING rocking chair front porch just made for a REFRESHING lemonade. WANDER through the wide-open living space and IMAGINE enjoying time here with friends and family in your CAPTIVATING space. The kitchen is a DREAM with the OVERSIZED island perfect for dining and entertaining! Take note of the BREATHTAKING upgrades throughout. RETREAT to your main level owner’s suite with large walk in closet and spacious ensuite. RELAX on your spacious back patio and UNWIND after a long day. ENVISION the gatherings to come and what a TREAT it will be for you and your guests to SIP a cool drink and GRILL a meal. The UNFORGETTABLE upstairs level has a SPACIOUS in-law/teen suite complete with sitting area and ensuite bathroom. The Community features TWO amenities’ areas each with a cabana and pool. The main amenities area also includes a kiddie fountain, water slide, and playground. Highly sought-after PRIME LOCATION close to active Downtown Jefferson, shopping, restaurants, and easy access to I-85. MOVE TO WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE!  Per seller, the assumable loan has a $955 processing fee, no closing costs, and loan is approximately 83% of list price! Seller will consider back up offers. $500,000 Sold

545 Widgeon Way Jefferson, Georgia

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,088 SqFt 0.300 Acres

PLAY on the LAKE! CHARMING waterfront lake house on beautiful Lake Hartwell.  MEANDER down the level lot with paved path to your covered slip dock.  DELIGHT in the wide cove and forested Corp land across the cove.  EMERGE thru the cozy front porch to the wide foyer and IMMERSE yourself in that lake view.  GATHER in the renovated kitchen and large dining area designed for ENTERTAINING. IMAGINE one level living at its FINEST.  DELIGHT in the lake lifestyle and INDULGE yourself as you RELAX around the cozy fireplace.  APPRECIATE true lake living, located in the POPULAR Rock Springs area near I-85 and the Rock Springs Boat Ramp. $485,000 Sold

62 Alderman Lane Lavonia, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,800 SqFt 0.500 Acres

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE NOW!!   CHARMING waterfront lake house on beautiful Lake Hartwell. RELAX on the TWO screened porches and IMMERSE yourself in that lake view.  WANDER down the paved path to your covered slip dock with sun deck. DELIGHT in the protected cove and easy access to big water. GATHER on the large deck with room for entertaining, grilling, and there is even space for a rousing game of corn hole.  ENJOY the lake lifestyle and INDULGE yourself as you RELAX around the cozy fireplace or go for a SOAK in the saltwater hot tub. All new Renewal by Anderson energy efficient windows added this year.  GET AWAY and APPRECIATE true lake living, located in the POPULAR Rock Springs area near I-85 and the Rock Springs Boat Ramp. $475,300 Sold

198 Mount View Lane Lavonia, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,824 SqFt 0.260 Acres

Own a PIECE OF HISTORY. The Stevenson House was built and owned by Will Stevenson a brick builder who used local materials, much of it from the area of the current football field. He also was the brick builder for the Cheek House, Crossroads Baptist Church, MC Murray Building, and many fireplaces in Lavonia. The previous owner stated this is believed to be the oldest home in Franklin county! EMBRACE the charm and detail of this historic all handmade brick home, originally built circa 1898, perfectly combines Modern Updates with Historic Charm. INVITE friends to GATHER on the spacious covered front porch, RELAX in a rocking chair, and ENJOY a warm beverage. IMAGINE get togethers while playing in the yard of this spacious lot. RETREAT to your light filled and well-appointed master bedroom and en suite bathroom on the main level. WALK to the thriving historic downtown where you can enjoy locally owned shops, restaurants, festivals, and entertainment. Located in a sought-after area with close proximity, just minutes, to BEAUTIFUL LAKE HARTWELL! This PRIME location is easy access to area boat ramps, Harbor Light Marina, Tugaloo State Park, shopping, restaurants, and more. This renovated home is ready for YOU to start LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE! It isn't just a home, it's a WAY OF LIFE! $324,550 Sold

156 Hartwell Road Lavonia, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,300 SqFt 0.697 Acres

Own a PIECE OF HISTORY. The Stevenson House was built and owned by Will Stevenson a brick builder who used local materials, much of it from the area of the current football field. He also was the brick builder for the Cheek House, Crossroads Baptist Church, MC Murray Building, and many fireplaces in Lavonia.  The previous owner stated this is believed to be the oldest home in Franklin county!  

EMBRACE the charm and detail of this historic all handmade brick home, originally built circa 1898, perfectly combines Modern Updates with Historic Charm.  INVITE friends to GATHER on the spacious covered front porch, RELAX in a rocking chair, and ENJOY a warm beverage.  IMAGINE get togethers while playing in the yard of this spacious lot. RETREAT to your light filled and well-appointed master bedroom and en suite bathroom on the main level. WALK to the thriving historic downtown where you can enjoy locally owned shops, restaurants, festivals, and entertainment. Located in a sought-after area with close proximity, just minutes, to BEAUTIFUL LAKE HARTWELL! This PRIME location is easy access to area boat ramps, Harbor Light Marina, Tugaloo State Park, shopping, restaurants, and more. This renovated home is ready for YOU to start LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE! It isn't just a home, it's a WAY OF LIFE! $324,550 Sold

156 Hartwell Road Lavonia, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,300 SqFt 0.690 Acres

BE AT ONE WITH NATURE in this charming Tudor style home featuring TRANQUILITY and PEACE on 1.53 acres. UNWIND and birdwatch on the spacious screened porch or share this gorgeous yard that is perfect for ENTERTAINING. WANDER to the stream and ENJOY the sounds of water flowing and the native flowering plants. The main level with its large windows provides an abundance of natural light and outdoor views from the living room and large kitchen. There is no shortage of storage with many closets and two kitchen pantries. PLAY in the two outbuildings with added storage perfect for the master gardener or hobbyist. There are endless possibilities to PERSONALIZE throughout. ENJOY small town living in "The City of Marigolds" yet you are just minutes to Athens, The University of Georgia, and the amenities it provides. Have the best of both worlds in your own private OASIS. $307,500 Sold

34 Creek Ridge Winterville, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,836 SqFt 1.530 Acres

Own a PIECE OF HISTORY. The Stevenson House was built and owned by Will Stevenson a brick builder who used local materials, much of it from the area of the current football field. He was also was the brick builder for the Cheek House, Crossroads Baptist Church, MC Murray Building, and many fireplaces in Lavonia.  The owner states this is believed to be the oldest home in Franklin county!    This historic all handmade brick home, originally built circa 1898, perfectly combines Modern Updates with Historic Charm.  INVITE friends to GATHER  on the spacious covered front porch, RELAX in a rocking chair, and ENJOY a  warm beverage.  IMAGINE get togethers while playing in the yard of this spacious lot. WALK to the thriving historic downtown where you can enjoy locally owned shops, restaurants, festivals, and entertainment.  RETREAT to your light filled and well-appointed master bedroom and en suite bathroom on the main level.   It isn't just a home, it's a WAY OF LIFE!   Property could easily be zoned COMMERCIAL. $295,000 Sold

194 Hartwell Road Lavonia, Georgia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,300 SqFt 0.697 Acres

MOVE right in and LOVE where you live in this NEW, in 2022, one-level living like you have never seen it before. WANDER through the wide open living space and IMAGINE enjoying time here with friends and family in your INVITING space. The kitchen is a DREAM with the OVERSIZED island perfect for dining and entertaining! Take note of the BREATHTAKING upgrades throughout - storm door with pull down screen, extra outlet in the coat closet for charging, and chunky wood shelving in the laundry room! RETREAT to your owner’s suite with large walk in closet and spacious ensuite. RELAX on your back patio and UNWIND after a long day. SIP a cool drink and ENJOY watching the world go by from your rocking chair front porch. This PRIME location is easy access to four minutes to I-85, St Mary's Hospital, near Franklin County High School, FC Recreation department and Rocky Ford Park. This Better than NEW home is ready for YOU to start LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE! $294,000 Sold

2900 Manley Street Carnesville, Georgia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,771 SqFt 0.270 Acres

LISTEN to the call and STAKE YOUR CLAIM on this recently RENOVATED, all brick ranch home PLUS a second 12x30 fully furnished, pine sided tiny house/cabin with one bedroom, one full bath and a full kitchen! Feel WELCOMED by the front porch, WANDER inside and ENVISION the get-togethers to come. RETREAT to your bright and INVITING home. GATHER in the well-appointed and FUNCTIONAL kitchen including STUNNING Acacia wood countertops. ESCAPE to the sunroom and watch the family PLAY in the mostly FENCED yard. The second home is a proven INCOME PRODUCER with SUCCESS with both short term and long-term rentals. These homes provide City of Hartwell amenities, but without city taxes, covenants, or an HOA. This highly DESIRABLE location is just one mile to beautiful and LIVELY historic downtown Hartwell and one mile to the ever gorgeous and RELAXING Lake Hartwell! $289,900 Sold

1078 Ridge Road Hartwell, Georgia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,164 SqFt 0.500 Acres

WELCOME HOME to this Fully Renovated CLASSIC bungalow within Lavonia city limits. Packed with CHARM, this home offers modern updates & inviting living spaces.  RELAX & UNWIND on your rocking chair front porch. ESCAPE to the large backyard & ENJOY the quiet neighborhood. PERFECT LOCATION - Minutes to beautiful downtown with restaurants and shopping, local parks, and Lake Hartwell.  Easy access to St Mary's, Royston, Hartwell and I-85. This NEWLY renovated home is ready for YOU. ****Ask about the $1,500 lender credit with Preferred Lender!!**** $185,000 Sold

70 Brookwood Drive Lavonia, Georgia

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,015 SqFt 0.560 Acres

Are you looking for an rental home in the HIGHLY DESIRABLE Reed Creek area of Hart County? DIVE into a world of contemporary sophistication, EVERYTHING you need is in this recently and beautifully RENOVATED, highly efficient space with a large open floor plan. ENTERTAIN your friends in the wide-open space of the kitchen, living area and dining room. Split bedrooms for privacy and both bathrooms are BEAUTIFULLY tiled. All of this while being a stone's throw from Lake Hartwell and the vibrant pulse of Hartwell's attractions - minutes from beautiful Downtown Hartwell with shopping, restaurants, marina, close to multiple boat ramps on Lake Hartwell, and 1 hour to Greenville or Athens. Every occupant aged 18 and older is required to complete an application, must have over 580 credit score, clean criminal background, no prior evictions, and make 2x the monthly rent to qualify. No smoking and limit of two pets under 50lbs. Security deposit of $1400, first and last months rent are due prior to move-in. Apply by clicking the following link or copy and paste into your browser: https://apply.link/3uEktT0 Call Michelle at 770-597-1797 for showing. $1,400 Rental Leased

5243 Reed Creek Hartwell, Georgia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,200 SqFt 2.920 Acres

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