Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group

Our Mission

“We provide luxury service at every price point.”

Our mission is to provide maximum value and client satisfaction through knowledgeable, local Realtors delivering the highest level of professional service to customers engaged in residential and commercial real estate transactions at Lake Oconee.

Our Values

Service, Collaboration, Growth

SERVICE: Dedicated to providing professional service.

COLLABORATION: Positive people together, empowered to do great things.

GROWTH: Opportunity awaits for those who work hard and learn from experience.

Ted and Riezl Baker

Who We Are

We are the Realtors who know the lake community by heart.

Luxury Lake Oconee is a full service real estate group of experienced, knowledgeable, local Realtors committed to helping clients navigate any size transaction in residential and commercial real estate. With years of combined experience in Lake Oconee real estate, a strong network in the community and an extensive marketing plan, the firm consistently seeks to raise the bar in customer satisfaction.

Ted and Riezl have unparalleled experience in residential and commercial real estate and in delivering maximum value with luxury service to every price point available at Lake Oconee. Joining forces has been tossed around the Baker household for several years, and with Riezl’s growing resale business, the dream finally became reality. “We know that collaborating and combining resources will result in a more successful and satisfying experience for Buyers and Sellers and our team members,” said Riezl.

Riezl continues to focus her efforts inside the subdivisions of Reynolds Lake Oconee, Reynolds Landing and Great Waters, where she was consistently one of the top agents for over 20 years.  “I know the community well and have sold many properties more than once,” stated Riezl. “My years of experience and understanding of the market are keys to providing superior service to my clients,” she added. Riezl was ranked in the top 5 in total sales production for all of Lake Oconee in 2018 ($30.5M), 2019 ($26.2M) and 2020 (over $59M).

The couple relocated to Lake Oconee in 1997 and have been part of many positive changes in the area, “Our family is fortunate for the opportunity to serve alongside great leaders of our community and are grateful for the chance to play a small role when called upon,” Ted remarked.  Ted and Riezl founded the Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival in 2010 to benefit education in the area. Riezl served as Chair of the St.Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board and is currently on the Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, was Past President of the Lake Country Board of Realtors and is currently a Board Director for the Oconee Performing Arts Society. Ted served as co-chair for the Lake Oconee Academy Capital Campaign, currently serves as Chair for the Greene County Board of Elections and Registration, and is President of the Lake Country Board of Realtors. The couple is a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church and are the proud parents of Stuart (18) and Remi (14). “We are grateful to live and work in this community and believe that we have the responsibility to give back,” stated Ted.

What our Clients are Saying

In a niche market, experience is invaluable.

“We have bought and sold 9 houses and based on our experience we would classify Riezl Baker as a super star among real estate agents. Her knowledge of the markets, consumer preferences coupled with superb social media skills generated a lot of awareness which eventually led to a solid offer. The attention and follow up we received was outstanding! She is a major asset to the local community and serves on various important boards and committees. If you are looking for an entry level home or a multi-million dollar lake house, Riezl should be your first contact.”

- Ralph and Ginny OlsonReynolds Lake Oconee

“Ted handled all aspects of our search for a vacation home on Lake Oconee — from our initial search for potential properties all the way through closing and beyond. Ted went well above and beyond the customer service provided by real estate agents — and exceeded our highest expectations — from beginning to end. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the market and provided first-rate communications throughout every aspect of the process. He gave us great advice, and is a genuinely great person to deal with. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”

- Thomas and Libby Clare

“Riezl is truly a gem in the real estate world. She is exceptionally educated, friendly and easy to communicate with, and her impressive and extensive marketing strategies sell homes. Riezl is a very hands-on agent, full-service from start to finish. Her professionalism is admirable and her passion for finding the perfect home for her buyers is what keeps clients coming back to her again and again! I look forward to the next time we sell or purchase a home. Riezl is the only person I plan to call.”

- Chad Morse

“I have been in real estate development for 40 years. I decided to retire to Reynolds Lake Oconee.  I contacted Ted Baker to assist me in finding my property. I could not have been more fortunate in selecting Ted. His knowledge of the area and influential people made my selection much easier, and satisfying. I highly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in Georgia, should contact Ted Baker for the best representation possible.”

- King Stratton

“We were so very lucky to have Riezl Baker as our expert agent when we purchased our home as well as when we sold. She is so attentive to every detail and has the expertise required to have on your side. Not only is she a valuable asset to the community but as a person and friend, she is awesome. We will always be grateful for what she has done for us.”

- Lorraine and Ron Quackenbush

“Ted Baker is the best! We had fabulous experiences whenever he assisted with our real estate needs. We value his expert opinion, and he has never steered us wrong. Ted is there when you need him and he truly exceeds expectations in every situation.”

- Dr.Patti Bradley

“We couldn’t be happier with our decision to use Riezl Baker and Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group. From the moment we engaged with Riezl and her team, we received, among other things, knowledgeable, professional, and timely service. I cannot recall one occasion when we reached out to Riezl for anything; she and her team proactively engaged with us to ensure all of our questions were answered. This not only happened pre-sale, it happened post sale. Our home sold within 24 hours. I wouldn’t consider using anyone else in the future.”

- Susan Mason

“Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group puts you in the passenger seat as they drive the process, they have the map and know the way to get it done! From listing to contract in 28 days. Each member of the team is hyper focused on ensuring the process is seamless to busy professional lives and schedules. The entire staff at LLO is attentive and professional. Calls, e-mails and text are instantly addressed. The marketing and communication plan is stellar and solid, results driven. Selling your property? Look no further – Riezl and her entire team will get it one in deliberate short order. I have bought and sold real estate over two dozen times in my military career and LLO are second to none!”

- Mark Gibson

“Riezl was the reason that we sold our home. We had the house on the market for a year before Riezl became our agent and we had 8 showings and no offers. After Riezl became our agent we had 18 showings and sold the home in four months for 97 percent of our asking price. She marketed the property on multiple platforms to expose it to a wide range of buyers. She heled not only at the listing and staging of our home but through the entire process of negotiations with the buyers’ agent and the inspection process. She was available at all times every step of the way until closing. She was very knowledgeable of the market and the pricing of our home. She never pressured us to make any decision on lowering our asking price in order to make the sale. She is a true professional that was knowledgeable, available and honest. I do not think we could have had a better person looking out for our interest in this process. She also was a very caring and delightful person to work with. We would recommend her without any reservation to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.”

- Bill and Carla ThorntonSold Home at Reynolds, July 2020

“Riezl is a consummate professional whose thoughtful discernment of the market and customer needs and wants is exceptional. She is high performing, relentless in her drive to get to results and whose connection in the community gives her a heightened knowledge of the market and the key drivers of its economic viability and sustainability. Her many years of exceptional and strong affinity to her clients and dedication and commitment to this community has yielded unequivocal success in translating clients’ expectation and desires to the expected outcomes. Last year we bought a house in Reynolds brokered by Riezl. Most recently, we listed and sold two homes in Lake Oconee with Riezl BOTH SOLD AND CLOSED IN 4-5 WEEKS. No small feat but Riezl did it!!! It is truly a pleasure to know Riezl and to work with her.”

- Dr. Ninfa M. SaundersPresident and CEO, Navicent Health

“I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Jennifer Vaughan is the epitome of professional and responsive. She was extremely flexible with our schedule as well as strategic in her approach with the sellers. I would highly recommend Jennifer for any real estate needs. I will definitely reach out to her again!”

Scott Cowdrey-Director of Recreation, Reynolds Lake Oconee

“I’ve worked with many agents and Jennifer is my favorite agent that I’ve ever worked with. She is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. She was very quick to respond/communicate. I highly recommend her.”

Heather Barbieri

“Our experience with Riezl was exceptional. She is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. I have been part of real estate for many years, working with Riezl was definitely one of our best experiences. I would highly recommend her.”

David EmmaSold and purchased a home a Reynolds Lake Oconee, Sept. 2020

“Jennifer is a true professional and I enjoyed working with her on finding our lake home. She went above and beyond for any details that needed to be addressed before closing. Her customer service is at the highest level.”

Jared Krumper

“There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate agent professional – integrity, in depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional work network, all of which are hallmarks of how Riezl Baker works. She is the consummate real estate professional and provides the very best service by putting her clients first. Her experience and expertise coupled with her ability to leverage all marketing technologies, led to a quick sale of our home. We highly recommend Riezl and her team for your real estate needs!”

Denise DorrSold and closed home in Reynolds in October 2020

“We enlisted Riezl for the sale of my mother’s home in October of 2020. She was professional and responsive throughout every step of the process. Despite the added difficulties due to the complications of selling during the Covid pandemic, we had multiple offers within two days of the open house. She and her staff went above and beyond what we could have hoped for. Should you need a realtor in the Lake Oconee area, I don’t know that you could make a better choice than Riezl.”

Marcus Shaffer

“Riezl Baker and her team were exceptional. Sold our home very quickly. Provided superior customer service and supported us through the process. She is experienced and very knowledgeable regarding real estate. Highly recommend.”

Stuart and Jackie WaggonerSold home in Reynolds, 2020

“Riezl Baker was an excellent realtor for us. She knew her product and marketed it very well. She and Ted Baker, buyers agent, worked with us and the buyers to get our house sold. We lived out of town during the sale, so she handled everything for us locally. We highly recommend Riezl Baker and Luxury Lake Oconee Realtors. “

Melanie and Randy DixonSold home in Reynolds, 2020

“Riezl gave us her personal attention in every aspect of selling our home and in buying our new home. She was always available with a prompt response to our many texts, emails, and phone calls. We never had to wonder if she would get back to us in a timely manner. If you are looking for an agent with the highest level of knowledge of Reynolds properties; for the best in customer service; and, for someone who has a genuine interest in your real estate needs, contact Riezl Baker. Riezl is the hardest working agent in the business. She is the top seller of homes in Lake Oconee for a reason. Five stars for Riezl and her amazing team.”

Adele ZauchaSold home in Reynolds and bought home, 2020

“We recently completed a sale of our lake condo with Jennifer Vaughan as our agent & it was an excellent experience. She was knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with and most importantly she got the deal done. Looking for a new home in the Lake Oconee area or thinking of selling, we highly recommend you contact Jennifer & her team at Luxury Lake Oconee.”

Betsy & Dale PeckSold lake condo in Reynolds, 2020

“Jennifer does a great job! She is totally professional and her follow up is superb! Communication is flawless- She is a total intuitive thinker and stays ahead of any problems. When it is necessary she digs in and does the job herself no matter how small or large! She is well ahead of her competition and probably always will be! Great Job!!!”

John DisoswaySold home in Reynolds, 2020

“We have conducted multiple transactions with Riezl. She is a great person who you quickly get to know throughout the process. Her friendly approach is refreshing as she realizes it’s both a business and personal decision to buy and sell. She is a consummate professional, knows the area very well, and takes great care of you as a buyer or seller (have been both multiple times). She works hard for you and is your advocate. You could not ask for more with such a major purchase!”

Luke MaslowGoogle Review

“Professional, well informed and easy to work with her and the team. She and Ted give great personal attention. Frankly, many in the area do not dedicate the quality time to focus on the Buyer or Seller. You will be pleased with their service.”

Lee McGeeSold Home in Reynolds, 2020

“This is a terrific firm. Professional approach and very diligent work ethic. It was a great home buying experience.”

Walter StranzlBought Home in Reynolds, 2020

“Jennifer was a great asset for us buying remotely. While not even signed as our buying agent, she took the initiative to bring a property to our attention and conduct a video walkthrough for us in a very hot property market. She swiftly and adeptly handled negotiations. She guided us through the property inspections and subsequent required property remediation adeptly. We appreciated her responsiveness and professionalism.”

Doug CarsonBought Home, 2020

“Jennifer is such a professional in her field. I really enjoyed working with her even though it was brief. She listed and sold my lake lot very quickly. Thanks so much Jennifer for also using your expertise in getting the offer at full price. You will definitely be the agent I call first when I am looking again.”

Kathleen JessupSold lake lot, 2020

“We were looking for our dream home in Reynolds Lake Oconee and Jennifer found the perfect house for us and helped us to negotiate the right price and provided a very efficient purchase process. Jennifer as our agent worked hard for us and made our relocation much easier. She is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an agent in the Reynolds area.”

Pamela and Malcom MillerBought Home in Reynolds, 2020