WE ARESummerHouseRealty

Why Summer House Realty?

Our brand is less about being a salesperson and more about quality service with a consultative approach.

Summer House Mantra:

We use innovative approaches in real estate that boost creativity, utilize investment strategies and harness local flair. We foster a positive environment for our agents and clients to build successful relationships and real estate projects within our community.

What exactly is a boutique realty company?

noun /bu:ti:k/ \ˈrē(-ə)l-tē\: A Boutique agency combines commercial and residential- knowledge and experience with both. Usually geared/birthed from investment-mindset strategy.

Building Our Brand

We look for smart and energized people, not necessarily ‘accomplished’ real estate agents. Our company is not just interested in how many “sticks in the ground” we can get. >>>>> We want to be known for the QUALITY and sincerity of our team. Consumers ultimately pick their agent for local knowledge and reputation! We are excited about our team culture and the ‘pride in where you work’ mantra.

Real Estate with PURPOSE

A portion of every commission earned goes towards water mission and local projects.
James Schaffer

James Schaffer

Broker
With more than 12 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate, James has had an exciting career and thrives on putting deals together and making his clients happy! He was honored with the Top Realtor of the Year awards for 2014 & 2015. He has successfully trained and mentored many real estate professionals and enjoys working with buyers and sellers alike. Affectionately nicknamed “The Dealmaker”, his passion for helping others will be apparent when working with James as a broker or his team. ​James enjoys any car show he can find, traveling with his wife and daughters and enjoying local fishing. ​
Christy Barton

Christy Barton

Licensed Realtor
​Christy has several years experience selling real estate in multiple new developments throughout the Southeast. Her focus has expanded to include residential as well as commercial and rental properties in the area she calls home, the beautiful, history-filled golf town of Augusta, GA. Whether you are searching for your dream home or hoping to find the perfect buyers for your house, your goals become Christy’s and she will work diligently to see them become a reality. When she’s not helping you, you can find Christy traveling and exploring new restaurants and places with her husband of 16 years, as well as cheering her boys to victory during their football games. She also loves to do most any activity outdoors, with long weekends spent at the family farm being a must.
Debbie Turner

Debbie Turner

Licensed Realtor
Debbie has lived in and known the area for 35 years. She attended the University of Nebraska with degrees in Education and Human Development. She is married and mother of six grown children, half of whom are also in the real estate business. Debbie is a professional artist and loves to sell homes.
Laura Lamb

Laura Lamb

Licensed Realtor
Laura's wealth of knowledge and experience in home renovations and sales, along with relationships with local contractors and lenders in the Augusta area, gives her clients an edge in a competitive, ever changing market. She loves working with her clients and making them feel comfortable throughout the entire process and in their new community. When not working in the gym or at home in her backyard spending time with her husband and two children. Let Laura help you with all of your real estate needs, whether it be- advice for the best return on your home improvement projects, interior design, listing your home, or helping you find a new one!
TJ Barton

TJ Barton

Licensed Realtor
TJ has been in the construction industry for over 15 years and has spent the last 5 years heavily involved in selling real estate in multiple developments throughout the southeast. Using his extensive knowledge in the construction industry, he loves to help customers see the ultimate potential of the properties that they visit. TJ has lived in the CSRA for over 30 years and knows he can find the perfect home, in the perfect neighborhood….or even the perfect buyer…for YOU! When TJ isn’t involved in real estate, he’s either playing golf, coaching his sons football team or taking a trip with his bride of 16 years.
Misty Johnson

Misty Johnson

Licensed Realtor
“A house is made of bricks and beams. A home is made of hopes and dreams.” This is Misty’s perspective for her clients. Her goal is to put her client’s needs first and with her experience in customer service and vast local knowledge, she will do just that! As a lifelong resident of Columbia County, she has had the pleasure of working in the relocation department, USAA, VA and foreclosures, attorney’s and understands how critical it is to be organized and to communicate with other agents, lenders and the attorney’s office. This also gives her a strong background in title searches. Whether it is new construction, resale or an estate, Misty knows what it takes to close the deal. She is a dedicated wife and mother of 4, has a passion for people, especially children which encouraged her volunteering in kid’s ministry for 15 years. She enjoys relaxing on the beach but most of her time is spent running around with or for her amazing children.
Bryce Klockenga

Bryce Klockenga

Licensed Realtor
Working hard to represent buyers and sellers in making the best investment choices is what Bryce does best! Saving you time and energy, Bryce has developed a strong sense of his client’s needs and works hard for them to have the most enjoyable experience possible. He enjoys working with first-time home buyers and seasoned investors from raw land, condos and single residences. At Summer House Realty, our motto is for you to ‘love where you live’ and Bryce’s goal is for you to do just that!
Pete Purko

Pete Purko

Licensed Realtor
Since 2005 Purko Builders has been building new homes, renovating, and remodeling. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, an excellent reputation in the CSRA, and a huge focus on constant communication with our customers. As a licensed realtor, I am able to offer dual service, something that my customers love! Many homeowners may choose to list their homes for sale with me after we complete a renovation project, or use me as a buyer’s agent on a home they decide to build or remodel. I can bring knowledge, experience, and insight on home construction and value, something that sets me apart as your realtor AND general contractor.
Kelly Purko

Kelly Purko

Licensed Realtor
A native to Augusta, Kelly can help you find the perfect area to suit your needs! After graduating from the USC Aiken in 2005, Kelly jumped right into the world of real estate! She has managed home sales for a new development of more than 120 homes in Grovetown, GA, served as the secretary and treasurer for a homeowners association, and sold multiple mountain and lakefront properties throughout the Southeast region. She currently works alongside her husband, a builder/realtor, as the architectural and design consultant for their construction company, in addition to managing customer relations, administration and social marketing. Together, they offer a unique opportunity to their clients to provide a wide range of knowledge and expertise both from the construction and real estate sides. Many clients use them for dual building/remodeling, AND selling/buying of their homes. Kelly has an eye for design, a vision through the rubble, and a knack for adding unique touches on a home outside of the normal trends! She loves traveling with her family several times a year, being on the football field cheering for her kids, boating on the lake, serving on the PTO, and trying out delicious food at local restaurants!
Todd Lamb

Todd Lamb

Licensed Realtor
Born and raised in Augusta, GA, Todd is the epitome of a favorite Summer House slogan “love where you live”. Todd’s passion has always been community service in the Augusta area and that passion lead him to careers with Columbia County Fire Rescue as a firefighter/EMT, the Richmond County Sheriffs Office where he worked as a motorcycle deputy, and Gold Cross EMS as a paramedic. Todd not only has great talents in the health and safety industry but also in home renovations and repairs. The last 14 years Todd has gained much success under his own construction company, Todd Lamb Construction, by renovating and flipping homes all over the CSRA. His knowledge in real estate investments and his attention to detail is what sets him apart from any other realtor. Todd’s experience along with the passion he has for his community is why buyers and sellers love working with him for all of their real estate needs.