Real Estate

COLLINS GROUP REALTY NAMED NO. 1 IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Collins Group Realty was named one of America’s most productive sales teams as a part of RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, a ranking report produced by RealTrends and Tom Ferry International. The team was ranked the number No. 1 large team in South Carolina for the second year in a row, by sales volume. The real estate group is also ranked the No. 36 large team in the nation, by volume. RealTrends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ranks over 18,500 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2021.

Leading real estate professionals who produce the highest results year over year share the same characteristics that sets them apart: passion, dedication, personal integrity, professional skills, years of experience and a strong team behind them.

CENTURY 21 DIAMOND REALTY ADDS AGENT

Yessica Fortes has joined Century 21 Diamond Realty as an agent. She is originally from Uruguay, South America, and moved to the Lowcountry at age 12. Fortes has a degree in business management and hospitality.

 

DEMAND INCREASES FOR WATERFRONT AND BEACHFRONT PROPERTIES

BY DEAN ROWLAND

For the past two years there’s been a real estate boom like an unprecedented 8-foot wave bursting onshore but not receding.

Oceanfront and waterfront properties have been experiencing tidal wave prices because inventory is as dry as sand pebbles.

WEICHERT REALTORS WELCOMES 3 AGENTS

Ryan White, Erika Chapman and Patrea Holmes have joined Weichert Realtors as agents. 

 White, who will work out of the Beaufort office, was born in Atlanta and raised in Beaufort County where he has lived, went to school, and worked his whole life.

LOCAL AGENTS OPEN REAL ESTATE GROUP

After combining for more than 28 years at Carolina Realty Group, longtime local Realtors Rick Saba and Tristan O’Grady have formed COAST Real Estate Professionals. COAST Real Estate Professionals will be brokered by EXP, allowing Saba and O’Grady the freedom to create a “high-production” boutique real estate group. COAST will have a new state-of-the-art workspace arriving this summer at the south end of Pope Avenue facing Lowcountry Celebration Park. To contact Saba, email Rick@TheRickSabaTeam.com. For O’Grady, email Tristan@ TristanOGrady.com.

BY BECCA EDWARDS 

Jean Beck has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Hilton Head Area Realtors since January 2008, where she is responsible for the management of a 1,700-plus-member professional organization. Beck, who with her husband moved to Hilton Head Island in 2003, answers questions from Monthly about the state of the 2022 real estate market. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.

HILTON HEAD REAL ESTATE AGENT NAMED STATE PRESIDENT
Cindy Creamer, a real estate agent at Dunes Real Estate in Hilton Head, was named the 2022 South Carolina Realtors President. Her presidential term began in January. Creamer has been a Realtor since 2006 with Dunes Real Estate. She currently serves on the 2022 NAR State and Local Issues Mobilization Committee. Creamer is also a National Association of Realtors director.

WEICHERT REALTORS HIRES 3 AGENTS, RECRUITING/MARKETING COORDINATOR

Debra Quinn, Lakesha Brown and Donna Martin have joined Weichert Realtors as real estate agents.

Quinn, who will work out of the Bluffton office, has worked in the spa industry since 2003. She has experience working in luxury spas including Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond, Leading Spas of the World, and Relais & Châteaux establishments. When she moved to the Lowcountry, she met a local Realtor who inspired her to pursue a career in real estate.