Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group Welcomes Real Estate Veteran Leslie Clark to Its Sales Team

Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group Welcomes Real Estate Veteran Leslie Clark to Its Sales Team

  • Riezl Baker
  • 10/2/22
(GREENSBORO, GA) October 3, 2022Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group is pleased to announce the addition of Leslie Clark to its team. Leslie brings over 22 years of real estate experience as a Realtor®, Associate Broker, mortgage lender and licensed builder.

A native of Eatonton, Leslie grew up on the shores of Lake Oconee attending Gatewood Schools. Her parents were among the first members of the Reynolds Lake Oconee community in 1990 when the family purchased property in Great Waters. Leslie graduated from Mercer University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and worked for the Atlanta Falcons marketing and sales department for three years after college. 

In 2004, Leslie obtained her real estate license and moved back to Lake Oconee where she acquired a wealth of knowledge and valuable connections working with buyers and sellers of residential property. Leslie obtained a builders license and has built several personal homes over the years. 

 “Riezl and I have been fortunate to know Leslie for a long time, and we are excited to add her experience and professionalism to our team”, said Ted Baker, Managing Broker. “She brings years of knowledge about the local area and the market which are essential to providing luxury service in our ever-changing industry.”
 
As a resident and member of Reynolds Lake Oconee and a member of Cuscowilla Golf Club, Leslie enjoys golfing and boating with her three children Kate (13), Chandler (12) and Owen (11) who all attend Lake Oconee Academy.
“Leslie has deep roots in the community. She is a dynamic individual with an impressive professional background.  Her many years of experience as a Realtor, mortgage lender and builder will serve her clients well,” said Riezl Baker, co-founder of Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate.
 
About Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group: Luxury Lake Oconee is a full-service real estate group of professional, knowledgeable, and experienced REALTORS® committed to helping clients navigate any size transaction in residential and commercial real estate. The firm, founded by Ted and Riezl Baker in 2020, consistently seeks to raise the bar in customer satisfaction. The brokerage has received numerous awards including “Experts in Vacation and Second Homes” by The Atlantan, “Leading Luxury Real Estate Professional,” by Modern Luxury, and is affiliated with The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. In 2021, the firm closed over $150 million in real estate transactions, and has recorded over $108 million from January 1 through September 19, 2022. For more information, contact Ted Baker, Managing Broker, at (706) 340-5554.
 
Photo: Ted and Riezl Baker welcome real estate veteran Leslie Clark to their sales team at Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group.
Riezl Baker

Riezl Baker

Realtor®, Founding Principal

About The Author

Riezl Baker is an award-winning realtor with 22 years of real estate experience at Lake Oconee, Georgia. A resident since 1997, she is well-known for her business accomplishments and extensive community involvement. In 2020, she and her husband Ted co-founded Luxury Lake Oconee Real Estate Group to combine their over 40 years of experience in the Lake Oconee market and with a mission to provide the highest level of service to clients.
 
In 2022, Riezl closed over $131 million in sales and was recognized as “Top Luxury Real Estate Leader'' by The Atlantan magazine and “Real Estate Newsmaker & Achiever'' by RIS Media. She was recognized as a 2021 Top Producer after closing over 70 transactions totaling $115 million and was awarded the Crystal Phoenix Award by the Lake Country Board of Realtors. 
 
She is passionate about her community and has been involved on a leadership level for many different organizations. She is the Past Chairman of the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital Board and was part of the original founding Board that steered the opening of the hospital in 2013. She co-chaired the successful 2023 Heart & Soul Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Lake Oconee that raised over $450,000 for the local hospital. In 2010, she and her husband co-founded the Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival to benefit local education, which has evolved into a three-day destination event at The Ritz-Carlton. An advocate for the arts, Riezl is a Board Director for the Oconee Performing Arts Society (OPAS). She was the President of the Lake Country Board of Realtors in 2016. The Atlantan magazine awarded her "Expert in Second and Vacation Homes" for 2020 and 2021. She was recognized as a "2021 Top Luxury Real Estate Industry Leader" and was also nominated as "Best Bilingual" and "Best Community Impact" in Georgia.
 
Riezl holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and joined the Hyatt Hotels as a Corporate Management Trainee. She worked for the company for seven years in Operations Management and Hospitality Sales in Houston and Atlanta. She served as a Board Director for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest meeting and event industry association and was the Editor-in-Chief of Breakout, Georgia MPI's monthly publication that is distributed to thousands of members.
 
As the Director of Athens (Ga.) Convention and Visitors Bureau, Riezl developed strategic plans to attract conventions to the city. In 2000, she obtained her real estate license and worked for Reynolds Lake Oconee Properties where she was a top producer for 20 years. 
 
Riezl is a public speaker and has spoken at several national real estate conferences and webinars. She was an invited speaker at a National Empowerment Conference in Las Vegas in 2022 where she spoke about “Successful Entrepreneurship in America.” She was also featured in a 2022 episode of Fox Business Network’s prime time real estate show Mansion Global. 
 
She and her husband have been married for 26 years and have two children, Stuart, who is a junior at Yale University, and Remi, who attends Interlochen Performing Arts Academy.
 

Community Footprints

  • Co-Founder, LEAD Lake Oconee
  • Board Member, Oconee Performing Arts Society.
  • Board Member, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board.
  • Past Chairman, St. Mary Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board, 2017-2019.
  • Past President, Lake Country Board of Realtors®, 2016.
  • Co-Founder, Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival.
  • Three-Year Chair, Heart and Soul Gala Benefit, Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee.
  • Co-Chair, Heart and Soul Benefit Gala, 2022

Work With Riezl

A consistent top producer in the Lake Oconee area, Riezl has been recognized with numerous awards for her business accomplishments and community involvement. Contact Riezl today if you are thinking of selling or buying, or both.

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