Joe Polaneczky, Broker
Joe has been loving Athens since 1991 when he arrived here to meet his wife’s parents for the first time. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, the youngest of nine children, and that has greatly influenced him in a good way. To say he is a people person with a strong work ethic puts it mildly. After graduating college in PA, and a dozen years in California, working as a landscape designer/restorer, business owner, wine broker and then a high school English teacher, he moved to Athens in 2003 with his wife Rachel to raise their children, Grace and Luke, closer to family (Rachel’s parents who are now retired UGA professors, and brother who is a tennis pro). He continued on teaching English, this time at Clarke Central High School on Athens’ West Side, and then subsequently switched careers to Real Estate, which perfectly dovetails with his past work experiences, all of which he brings to the table every day. When he can make the time, he loves to mountain bike, fish, or just be outside, and is a food and wine geek. He enjoys seeing live music in this amazing music town (and of course like everyone else here, he plays a little guitar too). He is a Dawgs fan, but has been known to miss games in order to show houses (he knows that’s lame, but his out of town clients sure appreciate it). He loves to travel, read, and spend time with family and friends…and pitter in the garage as recreation when he can sneak away.