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Christy Jenkins

Associate Broker / Principal

In 2000, I began my real estate career selling and managing properties in south Georgia. I was raised in Athens and attended Georgia State University where I earned my BBA in Finance. I decided to dive head first into the world of real estate because I knew it would offer me the flexibility and opportunity to build a strong business, serve my community and work directly with people on a daily basis.

As an Athens native, I enjoy working in the town where I grew up and eventually raised my family here. Although the familiarity of Athens is always welcome, I also appreciate the ever-changing dynamic of our community. Living in a thriving college town ensures that the landscape is never stagnant, out of date, or boring. I believe working in a community of young people challenges one to constantly improve, allowing no room for mediocrity.  

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Having spent many years of both my childhood and my adult life in Athens has afforded me a deep understanding of my community, the economy and the real estate market. Working in both property management and real estate, informs me of the market, investment opportunities, cash flow analysis and long term appreciation in a pragmatic way that one cannot attain without hands-on experience.

In 2005, I joined together with Sarah Ellis and Stephanie Leathers to open Chastain Jenkins and Leathers, now known as CJ&L Real Estate. While continuing to represent both sellers and buyers in real estate, I also manage the property management division of the company. Representing clients in the purchase of investment properties helps me have a better understanding of the rapidly changing market. I work hard to stay on the front of trends in both the rental and sales arenas of the Athens market.

I’m a strong believer in engaging with your community and working collaboratively. I am an Alum of Lead Athens and I served as a founding member of the Athens Farmers Market Board. I also support some amazing organizations like the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, the Salvation Army, and the Athens Community Council on Aging. In 2010, I was honored to be awarded The Good Neighbor Award by both the Athens Association of Realtors and the Georgia Association of Realtors. I also served as a member of The Athens Women in Business, The Board of Directors of the Athens Association of Realtors, The Athens Clarke County Mentor Program and the Jeanette Rankin Foundation.

When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family. I truly believe I can fix any bad day with a stroll through UGA’s beautiful campus, time spent with my three lovely children, swimming, or mountain biking with my husband.

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