Get to Know Pat and Ed Trusted Lake Oconee Realtors

pat-and-ed-smallGet to Know Pat and Ed Trusted Lake Oconee Realtors. Pat and Ed Okenica are realtors who have also been “Lake Dwellers” for 25 years, living and loving life on Lake Oconee!  Their expertise is working with Buyers and Sellers in the Lake Oconee and surrounding areas using their knowledge and first hand experience of the lake’s growth and current property values. Lake Oconee is the home of renowned golf course communities, Reynolds Plantation, The Landing, Cuscowilla, Harbor Club & The Ritz Carlton Lodge.

Pat & Ed  would love to put their experience to work for you in finding that special getaway retreat or retirement home. Pat and Ed also have extensive experience working with short sales & foreclosure properties. Accomplished individuals in their own right, Pat & Ed use their tenacity and uncomparable customer service skills to jump any real estate transaction hurdles that may arise.

As a husband and wife team Pat and Ed are full time, dedicated real estate professionals, living and loving life on beautiful Lake Oconee. The have also had extensive sales and business backgrounds prior to their 25 years in real estate. Having owned and operated their own businesses since 1978, they are extremely customer service oriented, always going that extra mile to assist their Buyers and Sellers in all transactions. They know what it takes to get the deal done!

It is important to know that listing and selling real estate is their full time business. Many agents feel they can work the real estate industry and serve their customers on a “part time” basis.  Pat and Ed do not subscribe to that theory.  Customers who list their properties deserve full time attention.  Buyers looking for property deserve the same full time attention  That is what you get with Pat and Ed.


Having been “lake dwellers” in the Lake Oconee area since 1988 makes Pat and Ed the local experts, not only in the real estate market, but also for any real estate service related issues, lake and recreational information, restaurant recommendations, builders, golf courses, churches, schools, shopping and just down right having fun! Pat and Ed’s clients say, “they have never received such professional, friendly service” in their real estate transactions.


Pat and Ed are continually working for their clients, before, during and after the sale! They have a genuine interest in making their clients happy with their real estate purchases.  Their clients commonly end up locating in the same neighborhood and are “adopted” as their new best friends. Meanwhile they continue living and loving their lives on beautiful Lake Oconee and participating in local charity and social events, giving back to their communtiy.


Real Estate Recognition: Pat and Ed are members of the local Lake Oconee Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors, as well as the local MLS service and Georgia MLS service. Both, Pat and Ed have received Lifetime membership status in the Million Dollar club with the Lake Oconee Board of Realtors. Ed has served as MLS chairman and on the Broker Advisory Board. Pat has served on the  Professional Standards and Grievance Committees and is an Accredited Buyers Representative.

Educational Experience:

Ed Okenica, Wharton School of Business – Degree in Economics

Pat Okenica, Kaskaskia Jr College, Centralia, Illinois and Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois – Business and Psychology Major


Personal Message from Pat and Ed

Much has changed in the world of real estate in recent years. The influence of Internet technologies has given buyers and sellers new ways to come together. If you’ve been through the home buying process before, it’s more important than ever to pick the right real estate professional.


In the present real estate market, you want an agent who will use the Internet to your advantage. As action-oriented real estate agents, we fully understand how today’s technology can help you find the right home. Our Lake Oconee Website allows you to search thousands of current listings to locate the properties that best fit your needs. It’s a great tool for home buying, and free to use.

Call us today at 706-817-9314 and we can discuss what you’re looking for in a property, and where to begin. We look forward to assisting you in your search for that special Lake Oconee Destination property!!


Pat & Ed Okenica
Drake Realty Lake Area, Inc.
Pat: 706-817-9314 Ed: 706-817-9313