Hilton Head Real Estate News: May 2017

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS Hilton Head— Bluffton recently announced that home buyers and sellers served in the Hilton Head and Bluffton markets will now have access to a new way to view properties in the palm of their hand. This is part of Engel & Völkers North America’s recently launched network-wide initiative to introduce industry-leading technology that will enhance home buyers and sellers’ experiences. “Our company and Real Estate Advisors are committed to providing the best customer experience that matches the on-demand economy that consumers expect,” said Rick Turner, President Engel & Völkers Hilton Head – Bluffton.

On May 8, the Hilton Head Association of Realtors will host its 24th annual Realtors and Mortgage Lenders Golf and Tennis Tournament. The event is not open to the public, but is for its members and affiliate members to participate. They are holding it at Berkeley Hall. It is their largest fundraiser of the year and all net proceeds go to charity, with 50 percent going to housing initiatives.

corabettCora Bett Thomas Realty recently awarded Beth Bohmert its top South Carolina sales award for 2016. Bohmert, who has been with Cora Bett Thomas Realty since 2008, was honored at the company’s annual meeting, held at Palmetto Bluff in February 2017. Bohmert represents clients as an associate broker, buying and selling luxury properties in Beaufort, Bluffton and throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry area. Before joining Cora Bett Thomas Realty, she worked for more than six years as a top producing sales agent in Beaufort. Prior to becoming a broker, Bohmert worked as a commodities broker on Wall Street and as a foreign currency trader with the Royal Bank of Canada. She headed the sales of annuities at NCNB and, later, assisted in institutional and block trading with a New York-based brokerage firm on Hilton Head Island.

Mitch BurnsMitch Burns has joined RE/MAX Island Realty. Burns, who was raised outside of Atlanta, moved to the Bluffton and Hilton Head Island area five years ago to get a change of scenery. He fell in love with the area, fueled by a love of the water and being active. Burns is a self-proclaimed foodie, and loves interacting with all types of people. He looks forward to the opportunity to grow and prosper with RE/MAX Island Realty.

Allison FilipponeAllison Filippone has joined RE/MAX Island Realty. Born and raised an East Tennessean, Allison always sought to live at the beach. In 2008, she got the opportunity to move to the Lowcountry. She loves where she live and  loves being able to help others achieve their dream of owning here on Hilton Head Island. She works with and for her clients during the exciting time of buying or selling their property. Along with being a full time realtor, she is a small business owner, a wife, and a mother of 2 boys. Allison has extensive experience in property management, renovations and remodeling, marketing, and client relations.

Erica BartonErica Barton has joined RE/MAX Island Realty. A true southerner, Barton was born in Alabama. Her father was in the military and transferred to the Fort Gordon base in Augusta, Ga., in 1980. In 1982, her family purchased a home in South Carolina. She has remained in the Central Savannah River Area until July of 2016. Erica and her family moved to the Lowcountry for her husband's new job. Erica has been in Real Estate for 4 years serving buyers and sellers. 

Louisa DanzellLouisa Danzell has joined RE/MAX Island Realty. Originally from the Netherlands, Louisa has been a resident of the HHI and Bluffton area for the past 23 years. While growing up in the Netherlands her stepmother ran a successful real estate company and she also worked for a real estate agency in the Netherlands while attending college. With two of her five children in college, she is extremely excited for the opportunity to pursue a lifelong passion of selling real estate at RE/MAX Island Realty.

Robert Moul with Weichert Realtors-Coastal Properties has been awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification by the National Association of Realtors. The certification is presented to Realtors who help military personnel, veterans and their families find housing that lets them make the best use of their benefits and serves the unique needs of military life. Moul, a Realtor since 2014, is part of a knowledgeable team of agents at Weichert Realtors-Coastal Properties, which brings many years of combined real estate expertise to its clients. Weichert Realtors-Coastal Properties, an independently owned and operated Weichert-affiliated office, has offices on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, Okatie and Beaufort.

Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island promoted Dennis Elliott to compliance and internet data exchange services coordinator. In this position, Elliott regulates real estate transaction standards, data feed compliance, membership and vendor audits. He's been with the organization since 2006. Prior to receiving this promotion, Elliott was a member services associate and handled all HHIMLS technology-based products, maintained relationships with MLS members and assisted new members. Before joining HHIMLS, Elliott worked with Marketlinx, now Corelogic, as a technical support supervisor. Because Marketlinx provided HHIMLS with the MLS system, Elliott was able to easily transition into his new role at HHIMLS. Elliott is originally from Alabama and has a associate degree in occupational science and information technology.