Real Estate

This spring we have seen a record number of visitors to the Lowcountry — good news for both our economy and for our real estate market. After all, many current full-time Hilton Head Islanders once were visitors this island paradise. As we head into the summer season, it always warms my heart to see families enjoying our island. I find myself wondering where they are from, what they do for a living, and if this is their first time visiting Hilton Head. 

CORNELLS JOIN CENTURY 21

The husband-and-wife team of Joe and Yvonne Cornell has joined Century 21 A Low Country Realty as real estate agents.

Joe Cornell has been a licensed real estate professional since 1982, beginning his real estate career in Philadelphia where he worked with his father in property management. He has completed curriculum work for an MBA at Eastern University and has earned a graduate certificate in marketing strategies at Cornell University's Johnson School of Business. He holds specialist designations in second home properties, senior real estate and military relocation.

DRONES OFFER A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW ON REAL ESTATE

Not long ago, buying a home meant a lot of driving around and walking through homes in hopes of finding everything you want in a property. Now, thanks to drone cameras and virtual technology advancements, prospective buyers can see detailed, 3-D views of homes on the market, all without leaving the comfort of home.

NEW MEMBERS JOIN MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE

Thirty-six real estate professionals representing six companies joined the Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island in December. Homesfinder Realty Group, Lubkin Appraisal Service, Premier Properties by Haig Point, Palmetto Real Estate, HomeLight Inc., and Hilton Head Properties are now MLS Hilton Head members. These strategic partnerships will give members access to more properties for sale, providing more exposure for buyers and sellers.

ALLIANCE GROUP WELCOMES TWO

The Alliance Group Realty recently welcomed Grant Evans and Heather Nix to its sales team. Evans practiced chiropractic medicine for 30 years in Ohio before moving to Hilton Head Island in 2014. He has built more than a dozen homes in the Lowcountry and plans to concentrate on general brokerage. Nix is a licensed Realtor and has lived in Bluffton for more than 20 years. She is co-owner of May River Flooring.

CENTURY 21 DIAMOND REALTY ADDS NEW AGENTS

Century 21 Diamond Realty welcomes Georgia Angelillo, Bob Colonna, Vanessa Maloney and Karen Meyer to its real estate team.

Angelillo and Colonna moved to Hilton Head Island in 2010. Angelillo was president of a co-op building for five years, while Colonna has experience in vendor management and contract negotiations.

ALLIANCE GROUP REALTY WELCOMES SEVEN AGENTS

The Alliance Group Realty, located in the Fresh Market Shoppes on Hilton Head Island, recently welcomed seven agents to its sales team.

Lexie Frazier and Alex Castellanos are new buyer agents with The McTernan Team. Frazier recently worked as an on-site agent for local home builder, while Castellanos is fluent in Spanish and will assist The McTernan Team with Spanish-speaking clients.

2017 WAS A SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR SELLERS, REALTORS

Except for damages caused by Hurricane Irma, 2017 was a pretty good year for the real estate industry on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Experts say the good times likely will continue for sellers in 2018, but some buyers may find themselves competing for homes in their price range.

RON BURHANS AND ASSOCIATES ADDS AGENT

Tyler Day has joined Ron Burhans and Associates as a real estate agent. A native North Carolinian, Day launched his real estate career at the age of 19, becoming one of the youngest Realtors to ever sell a home in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area. Day has a bachelor’s degree in management and entrepreneurship from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and recently moved to Hilton Head Island to pursue a real estate career.

STAGING EXPERTS CAN MAKE YOUR HOUSE LOOK LIKE A HOME TO BUYERS

Preparing your house for sale can be an intimidating task, especially if you have spent years filling your space with personal decorations, memorabilia and furniture. If the thought of sorting through it all is overwhelming, area professionals offer home staging services that create fresh and inviting spaces and ensure your home is ready for the market.