Sherman & Hemstreet Acquires Southern Georgia Homes


June 7, 2017 (Augusta, GA) - Sherman & Hemstreet, one of Augusta’s oldest and largest real estate brokerages, today announced the acquisition of Southern Georgia Homes, a residential real estate firm in Effingham, GA. This strategic business partnership marks the second such alliance for Sherman & Hemstreet in 2017.

"Sherman & Hemstreet continues to look for partners with momentum across the region," Sherman & Hemstreet President Joe Edge said. "Southern Georgia Homes and broker Dee Bankston embraces our culture of teamwork, trust and innovation. The combination will permit Sherman & Hemstreet to continue to invest in our growing residential sales division and place us in a strategic position just north of Savannah."

The acquisition of Southern Georgia Homes will link Sherman & Hemstreet in Augusta to the Savannah region. The combined organization will have real estate professionals operating in 4 sales offices in Richmond, Columbia, Lincoln and Effingham counties.

About Sherman and Hemstreet

Sherman & Hemstreet, founded in 1924, is an industry leading real estate company in the Metro Augusta area. Sherman & Hemstreet provides a full range of services, including strategic advice and execution for commercial sales and leasing, residential sales and leasing, and commercial, single family, and multi-family property management. For the latest news on Sherman & Hemstreet, visit or on Facebook at or on LinkedIn.

About Southern Georgia Homes

Southern Georgia Homes is a region leading residential real estate sales company based in Springfield, GA. Led by Dee Bankston, Southern Georgia Homes represents listings in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Screven Counties in Georgia.