After growing up in Marietta, GA Sara was ready to trade in Atlanta suburbia for the artsy college town of Athens. She enrolled in UGA in 2004. Sara stayed quite busy during her four years as a Terry College of Business student: she pledged Alpha Chi, became heavily involved in UGA’s Relay for Life, studied abroad in Cadiz, Spain, interned in Washington, DC through UGA’s Honors Program, and graduated with a BA in Marketing and a minor in Spanish. She met Aaron their senior year, which prompted her to limit her job search to Athens; she soon started working for the Athens office of Northwestern Mutual.
Fast forward eight years and Sara was Director of Operations at Northwestern Mutual, had two home renovations under her belt, mothered two kids and was pregnant with a third. Somehow her little sleek Lexus and hip Normaltown cottage had been traded in for a giant SUV, stashes of pacis and Chick-fil-A sauces, and a ranch home in a subdivision. Given her financial background, remodel experience and attention to detail, Sara transitioned to work alongside Aaron as a Realtor (and to keep him in check) in 2016. After falling in love with a 150-year old farmhouse, the Watwoods once again moved. This time to quaint Winterville, and after their three girls Blythe, Charlotte, and Mabel, they welcomed their son Lee in 2018.
As Sara and Aaron became more invested in their community, their real estate market naturally grew. Their children first attended the sweet little preschool, Arrow, in Athens, then the Winterville Baptist preschool and Winterville Elementary. Sara joined the Winterville Elementary PTO and then its Local School Governance Team. Their family joined Redeemer Presbyterian downtown and fell in love with its close-knit church community. Sara doesn’t shy away from stepping up to the plate if help is needed in her circles of influence, whether that means organizing PTO events, spearheading fundraisers to help parents overcome the financial burden of adoption, or simply bringing a good dinner to a family in need.
While Aaron may be the only one listed on the real estate contract, Sara is always working behind the scenes to make sure everything is as smooth, clear and timely as possible. She may arrive with a carload of kids to a showing, but she’ll make sure you see that house before it’s too late! She’s often the one coordinating with the inspector, lender and attorney, and has earned the nickname “The Closer” since she’s usually the one reviewing the ink before it dries at the closing table. Sara and Aaron’s strengths work hand in hand to bring their clients a professional, attentive and even fun buying and selling experience. Drop Sara a line today, and let the Watwoods give you the attention you deserve!