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Buying a Home

directions As you begin to think about buying a home in Traditions, you are probably already aware that this is likely to be your greatest investment ever, and you might be wondering if there is anything you really need to know as you go into this process. If you are not currently working with an agent, this is where you can take advantage of the Traditions Team’s years of onsite expertise as your representative. Using one of our Community Consultants, with their intimate knowledge of the workings of Traditions, can give you access to all of the community listings and the advantage in any real estate negotiation.  

 New homes for sale in Traditions can come up everyday as others get sold. As the onsite agents we get the fastest and most up to date information on Traditions and are in constant contact with sellers, HOA and other real estate agents to ensure you see all the newest listings right away. Often, our clients can put in offers with little or no competition and walk away with an impressive deal on the home of their choice. We also make a point of showing you only the homes that meet your needs so that you do not spend time on listings that are not of interest.
Many real estate transactions include an extensive negotiating process, and as your buyer's agent it will be our job to represent you and make sure you get the best deal possible. We will also attend property inspections, make sure any and all agreed-on repair work is carried out, and handle paperwork related to the sale. We can also help set up the financing for your home with one of our great community partners and make the process as easy and smooth for you and your family as possible.
Working with our dedicated Community Consultants on your Traditions home purchase will save you time, and add professional assurance to every step of the process. We want to make sure you have a solid investment in your future, but more than that, we are here to help you get into your new home to let your family’s traditions begin!



Selling a Home

directions Whether you need marketing for a new home or you are re-selling your current home or home site, you can take advantage of our years of expertise as the onsite agency to sell your property. Our team at the Traditions Sales and Information office is here for all of Traditions real estate needs.  Depending on your specific needs, we will team you up with one of our experienced Community Consultants to handle the sale of your property in a timely and professional manner.

At Traditions, a home sale is more than a transaction. We are building relationships by bridging the gap between the seller and the buyer. Our goal is to build the community by selling homes, not houses. A home is more than sticks and bricks. A home is where life happens. Home is where children grow up, where 80th birthday parties are celebrated, where families find comfort and security. Tradition’s Community Consultants understands this.
Our agents qualify potential buyers through an interview process to determine if the community fits the needs of their family, not simply whether or not they can afford to buy. Trust and confidence are the result, from both the buyer and the seller. We believe this philosophy offers the buyer and the seller more security ensuring satisfied clients.
The idea of building community is also apparent in our industry. At Traditions we work hard to maintain and continually improve our reputation by going the extra mile with the co-op agents we work with. We honor agents by earning their trust and confidence and demonstrating our competence. The home buying process is a team effort and when a co-op agent is involved, we go out of our way to enable them in any way we can.
After many years as the only onsite office, the basic principle behind the Traditions team still remains the same, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.



Realtors / Brokers


Here at Traditions we realize that the home buying process is a team effort and when a co-op agent is involved we strive to go out of our way to enable them in any way we can. Our pledge to you, the co-op agent, is to continually go the extra mile to make you look good – we want to work with you.  The agent/client relationship is one built on trust and knowledge. We honor your relationships with your clients and want to make sure they get into their new home a satisfied customer. After all, happy homeowners make a happy community!



Address /Directions



  Traditions of Braselton

  380 Traditions Way

  Jefferson, GA  30549


From Atlanta
Take I-85 North to exit 129. Turn right on Hwy 53 and go ¼ mile. Turn Left onto Hwy 124 and go approximately five miles, through the four way stop, and the community entrance is on the right - look for the Traditions Water Tower! Once inside the community, visit us at the Sales and Information Center on your right just past the golf complex.
From Athens
Take Jefferson Hwy (Hwy129) out of Athens. Turn left on Hwy 11 in Jefferson. Turn right on Hwy 124 and follow about 5 miles. The community entrance will be on your left - look for the Traditions Water Tower! Once inside the community, visit us at the Sales and Information Center on the right just past the golf complex.
From Monroe/Winder
Take Hwy 11 out of Monroe and follow through Winder. Turn left on Gum Springs Church Rd. and follow until it ends. Turn left on Hwy 124. The community entrance is just ahead on the left – look for the Traditions Water Tower! Once inside the community, visit us at the Sales and Information Center on your right just past the golf complex.



Contact Information

We are on-site FULL TIME to serve ALL of your real estate needs.

Office Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 - 6:00   Sun 1:00 - 6:00  Wed & Thurs by Appt

Office Line: 706.658.2700

Office Fax: 706.658.2704

Mailing Address: 380 Traditions Way Jefferson, GA 30549


Or contact one of our Community Consultants directly

Chris Hanke

                                                                 Phone: 678.698.7772           




Lisa and boys
When I knew that I would have to buy a home-- the most important purchase that I would have to make by myself-- I thought it might be frustrating and a bit scary.  But working with Chris, I felt neither of these emotions!  He was extremely knowledgable about the property and the subdivision.  He explained legal terms in a manner that I could understand. He offered lender and home insurance contacts and spoke personally with the contacts I chose and also with personnel that represented the seller.  He kept in contact with me  EVERY step of the way through emails and many phone calls to make sure that I was kept up to date on every part of the process as it happened.  I am a single mom who could have been taken advantage of, but Chris fought very hard to get me the best deal possible.  He became familiar with me, my boys, and a close friend.   Being a single mom and buying a home on my own, I could have been easily taken advantage of.  But I felt as though I were treated as a family member would be treated.  So many realtors are concerned simply with "the sale," but Chris became concerned with a sale that was a major life event for me and my family. 
Thanks Chris!!


Bob and Deb

We were faced with the difficult situation to find a new home quickly due to the sale of our former home.  We had looked at several subdivisions before but just weren’t able to find a subdivision that had all the amenities plus the style and size of house we wanted, until we checked out Traditions.  When we contacted the agents at Traditions and let them know we were interested in putting an offer on the house but needed to be able to close and be in it within a month they were extremely helpful in getting the ball rolling quickly.  They immediately sat down with us and went over all the items that we wished to have completed and helped us make an offer on the house.  Not only did they go above and beyond to protect us on the purchase of our new home but Chris actively helped us make sure our former home closed on schedule more than our Listing Agent did!!!   Throughout the process Chris stayed on top of the builder/bank making sure all the items were completed in time since we were under such a tight deadline, and constantly communicated to us the status of each item.  The help they provided extended to recommendations on several mortgage brokers to get the best possible rate, to heling with the home inspection, to advising us on items we needed to stay on top of with the sale of our own home to ensure both closing would go smoothly.   In the end, the month went quickly and all the closings were able to happen as scheduled.  We are happy to now be settled in and enjoying our new home.  The community at Traditions is everything we were looking for.  Kid friendly and wonderful neighbors!  Thanks for helping us make the best decisions of our lives.

Rich and Heidi
 Rich and I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all the work you did to help us purchase our new home in Traditions.  Not only did you help us make our new home purchase a reality, but you also helped us to SELL OUR FORMER HOME, which as you know was crutial for us to do in order to be able to get into our new home.  With lots of hard work, open communication, and diligent followup, we had a signed contract on our old home in 27 days and made an offer on our new home.  Rich and I, as well as the girls, have been most happy in Traditions.  We look forward to working with Chris in the future with our home buying needs and will be happy to pass your name along to other friends and family.  
Thanks again Chris.


Shannon B.






Julie C. (co op agent)


“The real estate market demands knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to their customers. Working with Ashton and Chris I am reminded of why these assets are so important. They understand their market and work intensely to bring the needs of buyers and sellers together. From contract to closing Ashton and Chris are diligent with follow-up and pay attention to every detail. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such great agents, and I look forward to working with Ashton and Chris again and again in the future.”



Wanted to let you know how pleasant my transaction is going with Chris Hanke. Chris and I were somewhat forced in to the short sale transaction in Traditions of Braselton by fate. Chris is representing the buyers and the sellers were transferred to me from another KW agent. When I got involved it was very apparent to me that Chris was going over and above the normal call of duty to try and get the transaction to close pretty much without the help of a listing agent. He took things to the sellers, explained details and remained professional throughout the entire process. Chris kept this transaction together and help my sellers avoid foreclosure.


Chris is always so cheerful and positive and such a gentleman. You should be very honored to have Chris representing your company as he works with integrity and good faith.



Julie Cunningham, Realtor

Member, Agent Leadership Council







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