If the job of a romantic matchmaker is uniting compatible individuals in the name of love, so, too, is it the real estate agent’s job to match clients with houses and outcomes that spark joy. Tonya Jones isn’t merely a salesperson; she is in the business of matchmaking. Ranked among Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ top 10 agents worldwide, Jones utilizes her wealth of knowledge and vast network of partners and professionals to ensure her clients are matched with the best of the best in all things real estate.
A divine calling led Jones to earn her real estate license in 2008. She had previously left her corporate accounting job to stay home and raise her young family while keeping the books for her husband’s thriving construction company. “Then, the ‘mother of all storms’ began in 2006 when the housing bubble burst, a storm our construction company was not strong enough to endure,” she recalls. “After much fervent prayer, I felt God directing me towards a real estate career.”
Once she has matched her buyer or seller with the outcome of their dreams, Jones — who serves the Southern Crescent, specializing in Fayette and Coweta counties — removes her matchmaking hat and gets down to business. “I treat each client’s transaction as if it were my own family,” she insists. “My clients can count on my negotiating and relational skills to make the transaction a smooth one.”
In 2020, Newsweek magazine named Jones one of America’s best Realtors, a sentiment shared by her clients, who appreciate the ease with which she guides them seamlessly to the closing table. “I think my clients would say I am fun and easy, but my staff would certainly say I am process-driven,” Jones says. “Picture the duck — my clients rarely know the paddling going on underneath it all.”