CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON NEW TECHNOLOGY
More than 400 Realtors attended the South Carolina Realtors 2017 annual conference and expo Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville. Realtor members learned about topics including the use of drones for the real estate industry, home security systems and virtual reality tours. The conference also included a 26-booth trade show. The SCR board of directors also met at the conference to approve a new strategic plan and swear in new leaders, including 2017 incoming SCR president Laura Derrick, a Realtor at Coldwell Banker United in Columbia.
REALTOR RELEASES MUSIC CD
Local Realtor David Neal Carroll is also a multi-talented singer and songwriter. He recently released a CD entitled “Living Legacy” which includes 10 original songs. Carroll’s music has an easy, unplugged sound. “Living Legacy” is available on iTunes.
BECK HONORED FOR SERVICE
Jean Beck of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors received the South Carolina Realtors’ James R. Peters Association Executive Award of Excellence during the 2017 annual conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville in August. The award is presented to an individual who has excelled in their role as an association executive and is recognized for their outstanding and ongoing voluntary commitments to the association. Beck has served as the executive vice president of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors since 2008 and has held many appointments on various committees, work groups and boards with the South Carolina Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Beck also serves on the board of directors for the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, the board of governors for the Hilton Head Hospital and is a member and past president of the Zonta Club of Hilton Head.
CENTURY 21, DIAMOND REALTY MARK PARTNERSHIP, ADD AGENTS
Diamond Realty and Century 21 celebrated their new affiliation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 23. More than 150 people attended the party at the Bluffton-based real estate company. Bob Diamond will continue to serve as broker-in-charge of the real estate office. Century21 Diamond Realty specializes in residential, luxury and vacation home market sales on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton and the surrounding areas.
The firm also has added two new agents.
Jackie (Bates) Merritt spent 14 years as Sun City Hilton Head’s lifestyle director. She also worked as a Realtor in Georgia.
Vicky Campbell is a New Yorker who lived in New Jersey before moving to the South Carolina Lowcountry. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Queens College and a master’s degree in project management from Stevens Institute. She worked in the finance, banking and pharmaceutical industries before becoming a Realtor.