(Athens) After a hiatus, Ron HamiltonHamilton has rejoined Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty as a licensed REALTOR® and Associate Broker per Charles L. Upchurch, III, President and Broker.

"We're really excited to have Ron on our team," said Charlie Upchurch, president and broker at Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty. "He is extremely knowledgeable about the local market.”

Mr. Hamilton was born and raised in Augusta, and has been gifted with an entrepreneurial spirit from a very early age; he states that he moved to Athens in 1970 to begin a career in credit counseling after “graduating high school while running 4 businesses.” In 1983 he moved into the real estate industry at Upchurch Realty, then under the late Charles Upchurch II. In 1998, he left Upchurch Realty to launch his own business endeavor, Athens Commercial Real Estate Services, which he ran along with his son until earlier this year. Throughout his first 30 years in real estate, Hamilton completed extensive Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) coursework, made countless personal connections around the community, became involved in multiple charitable efforts, and enjoyed a lot of independence.

His return to Upchurch Realty marks exactly 30 years from the date he originally joined. Despite the hiatus, he is glad to be back. “I always told myself that if I ever went back to work for anyone besides myself again, it could only be Charlie Upchurch,” he added, a smile in his voice. Hamilton also explained that he intends to continue specializing in selling and leasing commercial real estate - including office, retail, and industrial – as well as the sales of large tracts of land intended for timber and recreational use.

Aside from real estate, Ron enjoys hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family, which includes 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. “I’m blessed,” he says. “I never have a bad day in my life. Sure, I have some days that aren’t as good as others, but I have never had a truly bad day. I might just have a more positive outlook than most people but that’s how I feel.”

Ron Hamilton can be reached at (706) 207-3600. Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty, located at 2405 W. Broad St, Athens GA 30606, can be reached at (706) 543-4000. Upchurch Realty has been an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker System for 31 years. Their motto, “Expect the Best,” is affirmed with their dedicated agents and staff and the superior service offered to their clients.