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Real Estate

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HIRES OFFICE ASSISTANT, AGENT, DIGITAL DIRECTOR

CyCy Cornaglia and Mackenzie Medlin recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bay Street Realty Group and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cora Bett Thomas Realty. Cornaglia is an office assistant in the Savannah office. From Sao Paulo, Brazil, she speaks fluent Portuguese, basic Spanish and understands some Italian. Medlin has joined the team as a real estate agent. She graduated from SCAD with a fine arts degree in fashion marketing and management. Lindsey Nix has been hired as digital director. Nix was the former marketing director for Cora Bett Thomas Realty which in May was acquired by Bay Street Realty Group. She will direct all website, digital and agent marketing support needs for the organization.

COLLINS GROUP REALTY DONATES $9,000 TO LOVABLEPAWS

When a local charitable organization receives an unsolicited $9,000 donation from a local company, it’s a big deal.

That big deal happened Aug. 18 when Chip Collins, owner and broker-in-charge of Collins Group Realty, presented the check to Lovable Paws Rescue in Hardeeville, a 501(c)(3) status organization since 2015.

Leading realtors 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. 

DUNES REAL ESTATE ADDS THREE AGENTS

Dunes Real Estate has added three agents. Lori and Tal Crandell have a combined 30 years of experience in real estate. They recently made Hilton Head their home after raising a family in Pittsburgh, Pa. Lisa Medford had spent 21 years working at Island Real Estate Magazine. She has been a full-time Realtor since 2012.

ATTORNEYS OFFER TIPS FOR A SMOOTH CLOSING

You’re about to make the biggest financial investment of your life: Buying a home. It sounds stressful, but you can keep your anxiety in check if you know what you’re getting into from start to finish. And by finish, we mean knowing what to expect when you hire a real estate attorney. Here, local experts offer tips on how to ensure your real estate purchase goes smoothly. 

DOWNSIZING ADVICE TO MAKE LETTING GO EASIER

Tired of all the clutter and thinking about downsizing? If you’re anticipating moving to a smaller home, it’s time to do a thorough cleaning and get rid of those items you will never use again. 

Let’s be honest. Will your children really want that 1960s lime green velvet armchair or grandpa’s collection of baseball caps? 

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ADDS ELLER AND DIOTALEVI

Real estate agents Terri Eller and Roddy Diotalevi have joined the Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Bay Street Realty Group as a team. With 25 years of experience in the energy sector, Eller is skilled in customer service, sales, project management and marketing.

Diotalevi, Eller’s husband, will arrange transactions, bring buyers and sellers together and act as their representative in negotiations. He has more than 30 years of marketing, sales, and customer service experience as an electric and gas utility executive. 

LOWCOUNTRY REAL ESTATE SALES CONTINUE WITH PRECAUTIONS

Lowcountry real estate sales have dipped since the novel coronavirus outbreak began, but low mortgage interest rates coupled with social-distancing sales strategies are enticing some buyers, local agents say. 

“For anybody who is secure in their job, now is a great time,” said Charles Sampson of Charter One Realty. 

Lowcountry real estate sales have suffered since the novel coronavirus outbreak began, but low mortgage interest rates coupled with social-distancing sales strategies are enticing some buyers back to the market, local agents say.

“For anybody who is secure in their job, now is a great time,” said Charles Sampson of Charter One Realty.

Real estate was deemed an “essential service” and exempt from South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s order closing non-essential business. But the traditional ways of doing business — in-person showings, open houses, and agents driving potential buyers around to look at properties — have had to change. One solution? Many brokerages are pivoting to virtual open houses and tours.