Magnolia Real Estate was founded in 2006.
Founded by Susan Jones Barnett from Ellisville, MS.  Susan was an instructor at Jones County Junior College for 30 years.
Jon assumed the role of Managing Broker in December, 2015, and became principal broker upon his mother’s passing in May, 2016.   
By 2012, Magnolia Real Estate was ranked #1 in transactions for the Laurel Board of Realtors, and maintains that ranking today. 
We are a member of both Laurel and Hattiesburg MLS, which gives both our buyers and sellers the most comprehensive view of real estate in south Mississippi

Jon Barnett was born in Ellisville, MS and has lived in Jones County for more than 25 years.  Jon Barnett is a Certified Public Accountant, Graduate of Mississippi State University, and Veteran of the Armed Services.  Jon graduated Summa Cum Laude with both a (BACC) Bachelors of Accountancy and (BBA) Banking and Finance from Mississippi State University.  Jon also Served four years in Military Intelligence during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Bruce Smith joins Magnolia Real Estate after a career in entertainment.  Having traveled the globe for many years, he has settled back in his home town of Ellisville.  A graduate of South Jones High School, Jones County Junior College and the University of Mississippi, he plans to take the real estate market by storm.  Whether you are looking for your own Taj Mahal or just an Oasis from the everyday, he can help you find a house to make a home.

Sandra Wright has lived in Ellisville over 30 years. She and her husband Gordon have been real estate investors during most of that time. She has a B.S and M.S. in math and has taught math at Jones County Junior College for 29 years. Sandra looks forward to assisting both buyers and sellers in Ellisville and throughout the Pine Belt.

Ben Whitehead is our newest agent and comes to Magnolia with a background in construction and house flipping.