Hilton Head Real Estate News: February 2019

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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY WELCOMES TWO

Susie Castellini and Andrew Pietz have joined Berkshire Hathaway as real estate professionals. Castellini is originally from the Cincinnati area and has a degree in sociology from Xavier University.

Susie Castellini Andrew PietzShe moved to Hilton Head Island in 2001. Pietz has worked in the service industry for over 20 years, owning three hair salons including Blow the Hair Bar in Bluffton.

 

 

CENTURY21 DIAMOND REAL ESTATE ADDS FOUR

Tracy Cochran, Robin Fout, Amanda Gossett and Carla Raines have joined CENTURY21 Diamond Real Estate as sales professionals. Cochran has 17 years of experience as a former licensed real estate agent and broker with CENTURY21 Allard & Merrill in New Hampshire. Fout relocated to the area from Akron, Ohio, where she worked in sales and management in the dental industry for over 20 years. Gossett has over 15 years of marketing experience with the advertising industry. Raines has lived in the Lowcountry for over 32 years. Previously, she worked in the insurance industry and later the medical industry.

DATAW ISLAND EARNS AUDUBON AWARD

Dataw IslandDataw Island received an award and re-certification for 10 years as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary-certified golf courses. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program helps golf courses protect the environment and enhance wildlife habitats that golf courses provide. 

BERKELEY HALL CLUB EARNS TOP HONORS FOR 2019-20

berkeleyhallBerkeley Hall Club has been listed among the Top Platinum Clubs of America for 2019-20 by Club Leaders Forum. This is the most highly respected acknowledgement bestowed in the private club industry. Berkeley Hall was No. 54 among the nation's top private clubs. Qualification is based on criteria including excellence in amenities and facilities, caliber of staff and professional service levels, governance and prudent fiscal management.

TWO JOIN VILLAGE PARK HOMES

Village Park Homes has welcomed Debbie Borth to its sales team. Borth will lead the sales efforts for a new semi-custom, build-on-your-lot division called Village Park Signature Homes.

NEW STATE HOA LAWS GO INTO EFFECT

South Carolina lawmakers passed legislation in 2018 that requires homeowners associations to file all governing documents, amendments, rules and regulations with the county land records department. The law went into effect Jan. 1. Granting residents public access to these documents means that homebuyers can know in advance if the HOA governing their new home limits lawn decorations, garage additions or paint colors.

REMAX BLUFFTON OPENS NEW LOCATION

RE/MAX Bluffton celebrated the opening of its new location on Bruin Road in Bluffton with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in January. The new office features custom architectural millwork by Hank Carroll, including wood flooring milled from trees that fell during Hurricane Matthew.

REALTOR TO LEAD SOUTHERN COAST HEART BALL

Catherine DonaldsonCatherine Donaldson, a Realtor with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, has been named chairwoman of the 22nd annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast by the American Heart Association. The Heart Ball will be held Feb. 2 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. Donaldson lost her husband, Brad, after he suffered a massive heart attack in 2016.

SEA PINES BEACH CLUB WELCOMES FOUR

Sea Pines Beach Club Real Estate has added Sara Callen, John Coulter, Susan Ochsner and Paula Traver as real estate sales professionals.

Callen has been a licensed Realtor since 2005. Previously, she worked in pharmaceutical sales. Coutler has lived in the area since 1973. Previously, he worked at Bank of Beaufort and retired in 2005. Ochsner grew up on Hilton Head Island. Traver became a Realtor in 2003. She has been featured on the HGTV show “Island Life” five times, most recently in December.

HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION NAMES OFFICERS, PRESENTS HONORS

Builder MemberThe Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association has named its 2019 officers and directors and presented awards to the group’s Builder and Associate Members of the Year. These awards are presented each year to individuals representing the organization’s builder and associate membership for their outstanding dedication and contributions to the group, the community and the building industry. Michael Saba of Artisan Homes-Hilton Head, LLC was honored as the Builder Member of the Year. Associate Member of the Year was awarded to Bill Ludwig of Pella Window and Door Co., Inc.