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.
QUINN JOINS COLLINS GROUP
Bruce Quinn has joined Collins Group Realty as a buyers specialist. Quinn has spent much of his 18-year real estate career working for real estate developers from South Carolina to Texas. He grew up on Hilton Head Island, where his parents owned Wingfield’s clothing store.
HERMAN & DAVIS SUPPORTS OUTSIDE FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
In February, Herman & Davis Properties at Charter One Realty proudly supported the Page Island Oyster Roast, a benefit for The Outside Foundation’s Kids in Kayaks scholarship fund. The event included a boat cruise from the Harbour Town Yacht Basin to Page Island. In addition to oysters, the evening included live music, auctions, drinks and family fun and games. The Outside Foundation raises awareness of the importance of sustaining and growing a healthy ecosystem. The goal of the foundation is to involve local youth and teach them the value of protecting the Lowcountry’s beautiful environment.
BEAUFORT SHRIMP BOAT TOPS AMONG ‘COOL’ RENTALS
Local South Carolina short-term rental property The Beaufort Shrimp Boat has been selected one of the coolest, most unique Booking.com properties in the U.S. The Beaufort Shrimp Boat is a working shrimp boat with a kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom with two bunks. To see the boat, go to booking.com/booktheus.
CENTURY 21 DIAMOND REALTY ADDS ONE
Ben Farmer has joined Century 21 Diamond Realty as a real estate professional. Previously, Farmer was a real estate agent in Sun City Hilton Head for more than 11 years. His background includes accounting, computer sales and management positions. He also owed an aviation software company in Atlanta. Farmer has been a full-time resident of Sun City since 2004.
HABITAT NEIGHBORHOOD WRAPS UP PHASE ONE
Phase one of the Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood The Glen is nearly complete. The Cordero family’s home was the most recent home completed; two others are currently under construction. One is sponsored by the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors and the other by the Colleton River Club Friends of Habitat. The neighborhood will provide safe, decent and affordable housing for 16 families on Hilton Head Island. Plans for phase two are being reviewed by the Town of Hilton Head Island and will allow Habitat for Humanity to serve another 16 local families.
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ADDS ONE
Michael Fries has joined the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as a real estate professional. Fries is a seller representative specialist and a certified pricing strategy adviser. Prior to working in real estate, he was an instructor with the PGA.