April 2018

2018 Realtors of the Lowcountry

Author: Special to CH2

Tracy Dayton
Charter One Realty
I started my real estate career in New York over 25 years ago, and it was a perfect fit to continue selling real estate when we transitioned to Hilton Head Island. I am blessed to raise my family in this paradise while working in a field I love.

I pride myself on strong communication skills, dedication and follow-through with my clients. I enjoy meeting new people and listening to their needs, which has led to a huge success rate. I value my clients’ trust and will put my years of experience and drive to work for you.

My work ethic is enhanced by my association with Charter One Realty, the largest and most successful real estate company in the Lowcounty. I am passionate, and I work hard to provide my clients with the most positive real estate experience possible.

The Lowcountry area is unique in its never-ending beauty. I look forward to working hard for you and making your real estate dreams come true!
Hilton Head Island: Easy to get to, hard to leave!

81 Main St, Suite. 202
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 686-4000


Heather A. Baker
ERA Evergreen Real Estate

Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Heather Baker’s main goal is to make every client a client for life. As a successful, full-time Realtor in the Lowcountry for the past 13 years, she has extensive knowledge of Beaufort and Jasper counties.

You may hear the locals call her “Sugarbaker.” She has answered to that nickname for almost 18 years. Northern friends used to tell her that she reminded them of the ladies from the show, Designing Women, whose company was Sugarbaker & Associates.

Baker has been married to her husband, Larry, for 22 years, and they have been Lowcountry residents for 18 years. She enjoys being Larry’s top cheerleader when he runs marathons around the Lowcountry. Larry is an Air Force veteran, so assisting military families with housing is close to her heart.

She credits her parents for her strong work ethic and compassion for others. Baker was recently recognized with the 2016 Leaders’ Circle Award from ERA Real Estate. She is a certified negotiation expert, ERA Distinctive Properties member and certified Cartus Network Affinity Specialist with USAA and Navy Federal.

She is a board member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, Beaufort County MLS, chairperson of Jasper County Realtors Group, and member of South Carolina Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. She also is a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Baker is a graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor of arts in mass communications and member of Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity.

Baker participates in Realtors Helping Real People, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

ERA Evergreen Real Estate
25 Clarks Summit Drive, Suite 103
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 441-2787


Jeff Hunt & Associates
Dunes Real Estate

“I took a map, closed my eyes, and pointed,” said Jeff Hunt, Dunes Real Estate agent, of how he found Hilton Head Island; how he found home. It was the early 1990s, and the entrepreneur had sold his interests in his Charlotte businesses, including residential and commercial real estate investments and a successful sportswear company, and was looking for somewhere to take his RV. Following that fateful finger-landing on the island, he said, “I came down and absolutely loved it.”

A boots-on-the-ground kind of guy, Hunt applied the business lessons he culled from years of building profitable companies and his elemental talent for relationship building, and ventured into unknown territory, literally. While studying for his real estate license, Hunt connected with agents at Dunes Real Estate who would take him along on property visits, where he learned about the local communities and began his education in the know-how required of successful Realtors. “At the time, Dunes had a kiosk in the old Mall at Shelter Cove,” he said.

“The amount of foot traffic was terrible, but I volunteered for it. I wanted to meet somebody—anybody. One of the first people I met ended up buying a $1.2 million house.”

Hunt’s former professional life and his Lowcountry life co-mingle beautifully, all to the benefit of his clients. “No matter the end use, there’s almost always an investment component here,” he said. “I can look at an asset as just that, an asset; finding ways to create revenue streams from that asset is very important. I can show people how to make it work. I built a spreadsheet to help people better see how the numbers might work in their favor. Sometimes these things aren’t as black and white as they appear.”

Beyond helping clients realize their real estate dreams, Hunt’s heart is with local children and teens. “Growing up, resources were limited,” he said. “I put together my first bicycle with parts I found over time at a junkyard. I bought a socket set from King’s Department Store for $2.99 and put it together. Now, and for decades, I have given away bikes for Christmas.” Last Christmas, Hunt and his wife Christine personally gave enough bikes to The Boys & Girls Club and Deep Well for 150 children and are planning to do it again this year.

“I love people, I love real estate, and I love problem-solving,” Hunt said. His calm demeanor, patience, and ability to listen builds solid relationships, allowing him to not so much sell real estate but allow people to buy. Sharing his island life with Christine, the couple are living the life most of his clients are aiming for. “The lifestyle is hard to describe. Everything here is exponentially better. I have found my happy place. As my former broker Bill Baldwin used to say, ‘It’s all about Spanish moss and moonbeams.’”

There’s certainly no place like a Lowcountry home.

Jeff Hunt & Associates – Dunes Real Estate is located at 6 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island. For more information, please call (843) 422-5933 or (843) 842-0896 or visit jeffh.dunesrealestate.com.


Bonnie Bogart, Lisa Sulka & Erica Ellis
Carson Realty

We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Bluffton and Hilton Head Island have it all: the weather, beautiful rivers and beaches, a true community feel, perfect location, and superior quality of life.

Bluffton is home for Bonnie Bogart, Lisa Sulka and Erica Ellis. Bonnie is from Kentucky, and Lisa and Erica are from the Midlands of South Carolina. We all have planted roots in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. With over 40 years of combined real estate experience, the Sulka/Bogart team truly “has it covered,” with knowledge of the market, the area, the community, and so much more.

We’ve got it covered is our tag line and what we stand by. From in-depth knowledge of every community in the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area to working fulltime for every client we touch, we’ve got it covered. Just ask anyone who has worked with us, and they will tell you how professional and hard-working we are. This shows in our sales history as we continue to be top producers in our company and with a firm that ranks in the top 10.

When looking for a primary or second home, buyers need to have confidence in their Realtor. They need a Realtor who works fulltime at this profession and stays educated and updated on market trends. We’ve got it covered! We are in the office 7 days a week and are available to our clients 24/7.

On the flip side, anyone interested in selling a home needs the same confidence in their agent. Our team has a strong marketing plan and a great reputation in the Realtor community. We update our sellers on a frequent basis and keep a check on the market conditions to ensure the property is valued correctly. We’ve got it covered!

Bonnie Bogart
(843) 338-7710

Lisa Sulka
(843) 384-8462

Erica Ellis
(803) 413-0353


The Blaine Team
Keller Williams realty
Jordan Blaine joined The Blaine Team, with Keller Williams Realty, two years ago. He moved from Chicago, where he worked in finance for five years until the desire to return to the South became too great to ignore. He is more than happy to be back home where he was raised.

Jordan grew up in Augusta, Georgia and was director of marketing for a telecom company there until 2009, when the economic downturn forced him to look for work outside the Augusta community and his home state of Georgia. While visiting on family trips to Hilton Head Island from the chilly North, he started to investigate the area further and see what it might have to offer. His parents, Marianne and Ric, who have been working in real estate on the island since 2004, were thrilled when he decided to start a career in real estate and join The Blaine Team.

The Lowcountry has changed exponentially since the family started coming here back in the 1970s from Columbia, South Carolina, but the underlying beauty and grace of Hilton Head Island remains unchanged. The Blaine family has been “local” for almost 15 years, and prior to that, they enjoyed their villa here every summer and odd weekends for many previous years.

Jordan and the entire Blaine Team have used their joy and knowledge of the Lowcountry to create a business they can be proud of.

The Blaine Team truly has “local knowledge-global connections” through their association with the largest real estate company in North America: Keller Williams. As our community looks to the future, Jordan looks forward to growing with his family business in real estate and serve his many friends on the Island, in Bluffton and throughout the Lowcountry.

The Blaine Team is glad he’s finally ‘home’ and ready to help you buying and selling in the Lowcountry.

Keller Williams Realty
The Blaine Team
8 Lafayette Place, Suite 203
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(404) 915-3784


Left to right: Kevin King, Charlotte Stringer, Steve Harmon, Lorraine Borger and Tripp Hawkins

Kevin King Associates
Charter One Realty / Over 50 Years of Experience
Lowcountry Dominance with International Reach

Where is your hometown?
Kevin King, president of Kevin King Associates, was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, attended UNC-CH and has been a Lowcountry resident for over 34 years. Charlotte Stringer grew up in the United Kingdom, has lived internationally in Spain and South Africa, and has lived in Bluffton for 12 years. Steve Harmon grew up in Hartford, NY and has lived on Hilton Head Island for over five years. A native of Philadelphia, Lorraine Borger moved to the Lowcountry in 1987. Tripp Hawkins grew up in North Carolina and has been a Lowcountry resident since coming to USC-Beaufort for college.
Are you primarily a buyer’s or a seller’s agent?
Kevin King Associates takes pride in being able to represent buyers and sellers equally, fairly and professionally.

What is your favorite part about selling the Lowcountry lifestyle?
The beauty of being in the real estate business in the Lowcountry is introducing our clients to each of the island and mainland neighborhoods and helping educate them on what each community has to offer. There’s so much for everyone here, whether it’s a second home, rental property, investment venture or just finding that right neighborhood where they wish to raise their family.
What would be the most valuable piece of advice you could share with potential homeowners?
We really make an effort to get to know our clients and their families. We encourage them to share everything they are looking for — whether it’s a certain price point; a particular view; certain amenities such as golf, tennis, water activities; or the social activities they desire in their new community. This information helps us focus on just the right properties as we narrow the focus in finding their new home.
In this digital age, do you correspond with clients via text and email primarily, or do you still prefer an old-fashioned face-to-face meeting or phone call?
While there is still no better way to interact with someone than face-to-face, this digital age also requires us to be flexible and innovative in reaching our prospects and clients. Our team utilizes a variety of tools to provide service to our buyers and sellers including email blasts and newsletters, and local print and radio campaigns. Through Charter One Realty, we participate in the Elite Estates Magazine and the company’s Navigator publication. In addition, we are on nearly every website imaginable including Zillow, Realtor.com and Trulia. We also partner with Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, enhancing our global reach with its 3800 offices and 130,000 sales professionals in more than 37 countries.
2 Colleton River Drive,
Bluffton, SC
(843) 815-8650 


KC Smith
Southern Lifestyle Properties

KC Smith relocated to the Lowcountry from Northern Virginia. As a veteran of the U.S. Army and Federal Law Enforcement, KC passes his work ethic and character to his real estate career with the care and dedication he provides to each of his clients.

As president (2017-present) of the Old Town Bluffton Merchant Society, 2016 & 2017 Realtor Service Award winner, and board/committee member for several local association committees, KC is deeply involved within the communities and surrounding areas. Additionally, mark your calendars for his second Summer Annual Concert for Heroes, Tuesday, June 12 at Shelter Cove Community Park.
With an upbeat attitude and jovial nature, KC is always a pleasure to be around, and if you don’t know him, stop him in the streets and say hello.

Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE) — Military Relocation Specialist (MRS) — Ninja Selling Certified
• Primary Ownership
• Second Homes
• Income/Investment Properties
• Military, DoD, and Federal Civilian
• First-Time Home Buyers
• Land Acquisition/Development

(240) 888-8089


Lea Allen
RE/MAX Island Realty

A Career Spanning Four Decades
One of the greatest compliments I have ever received came from someone I respect in the mortgage industry. He said, “Lea, one of the greatest indicators of success is consistency, and yours is a story of perseverance and consistency.”

From the early days in the 1980s as Top Realtor and broker-in-charge at Haig Point, to the last 20+ years with RE/MAX Island Realty, my career has spanned four decades and has produced over $200 million in sales. In an industry where hundreds of Realtors come and go each year, I have survived the highs, the lows and the sideways. I know what it sold for originally, 20 years later, and now. I know the trends—why it will sell and why it probably won’t.

I don’t specialize in one area; I specialize in you! I choose to represent my buyers to the fullest extent and educate them on all of the dozens of communities and lifestyles offered between Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Sun City and Beaufort. In this ever-changing and fast-paced real estate landscape, there has never been a better time to choose an experienced Realtor.

I attribute my success to my great referral network, my integrity and putting buyers and sellers first. I treat them the way I would like to be treated. Whether you are a $50,000- or a $5 million-client, I treat everyone the same. We have a good time, and my clients know that I have their best interests at heart.

Certified Negotiations Expert — RE/MAX Hall of Fame — Lifetime Distinguished Sales Award— WVA Native—SC Zillow Expert—2016 RE/MAX Island Realty Realtor of Year.

24 New Orleans Rd.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 338-6073


Ken Oliver
Celebrating 39 Years with Dunes Real Estate

Where is your hometown?
Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; 41-year Hilton Head Island resident

Are you primarily a buyer’s or a seller’s agent?
I work with both buyers and sellers. For buyers, I enjoy helping them eliminate any fear or anxiety surrounding the purchasing process. It is a pleasure to watch them create lasting memories with family/friends throughout the years. For sellers, I really enjoy providing market evaluations, using up-to-date marketing tools, technology and photography to ensure a successful sale and smooth closing on the sale of their property. Most importantly, I enjoy helping sellers complete their move, whether it’s to be closer to children, grandchildren, or to simply downsize. I receive tremendous satisfaction in knowing I helped make it all possible.

What is your favorite part about selling the Lowcountry lifestyle?
My position is to consult with and educate buyers. Hilton Head Island really sells itself; the natural beauty, stunning beaches, world class amenities, restaurants, and shopping provide something for everyone. Equally important are all the interesting and dynamic people who have chosen to make Hilton Head Island their home and with whom I’ve had the honor and privilege of working for over 39 years.

What is the most valuable piece of advice you could share with potential homeowners-something most people would be surprised to know?
All real estate agents are not the same. Choose wisely! Research your prospective Realtor’s credentials, track record, and client testimonials through sources such as Zillow.com and Realtor.com.

In this digital age, do you correspond with clients via text and e-mail primarily or do you still prefer an old-fashioned face-to-face meeting or phone call?
I use e-mail, text, Skype, the telephone, and handwritten notes to communicate with my clients. I prefer speaking to clients in person, whether it’s in my office or over the phone, as I believe information can easily be misinterpreted through text messages and e-mails.

Ken’s office is located at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort
6 Queens Folly Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Cell (843) 816-0167
Toll Free (866) 842-0816


The Murray & Della Rosa Team
Charter One Realty

Rick Murray, Chris Della Rosa and Richie Murray have always believed that the real estate industry is more about personal relationships than personal property. Their foundation for success has always been their ability to listen to their clients’ needs and help them achieve their goals. It is this ability, coupled with over 50 years of combined expertise, that has helped forge such a successful business.

Striving for excellence has always been their way. Members of the team have served as the president of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, as well as three-year board members of The Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors. In addition, Rick is a founding partner of the top grossing real estate company in the Lowcountry.

The Murray & Della Rosa Team believes that real estate is more than a house, condo, or piece of land. It is an investment in your future, your family, and yourself. Don’t trust the most important investment you’ll make to just anyone. Speak to a Realtor, like Rick, Chris, or Richie and feel comfortable knowing that their only concern is helping you achieve all your real estate goals.

11 Park Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 785-4460

Rick Murray
(843) 384-7772

Chris Della Rosa
(843) 290-1927

Richie Murray
(843) 209-4960


Robert Moul
WEICHERT REALTORS-Coastal Properties

Tell us about your real estate experience:
I just recently hit the mark of selling 100 homes since 2015! That means I sold a home every 11 days, 41 properties in 2017 alone. I am one of the top producing Weichert® affiliated agents in the country, and was selected to speak in Las Vegas in March of 2017 in front of hundreds of Weichert national agents on a panel to share my secrets of success.

Where do you sell?
I’m one of the select few agents that is a member of the Hilton Head MLS and the Beaufort MLS. This means I can truly serve all of Beaufort County and provide more exposure for my listings.

Tell us a little-known fact about yourself:
I was born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania but lived in five states and three other countries (England, Hong Kong and Australia) by the time I was 15. I have now been in the Lowcountry for just over 10 years.

What makes you different from other real estate agents?
Definitely my ability to research and analyze the market. I graduated in Erie, Pennsylvania with a degree in intelligence studies with the Research Intelligence Analyst Program. Pricing your home is a very important step in the listing process. I have the ability to negotiate for my buyers, as well, using this market research.

What makes the Lowcountry a great place to live?
I have lived in many places and can tell you the lifestyle here in the Lowcountry is very relaxed and friendly. The salt air is conducive to less stress, and it’s absolutely gorgeous here!

Robert is one of the top producing Weichert® affiliated agents in the country covering the Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, and Beaufort areas. He was recently awarded the President’s Cup and Top Sales Producer by Volume (Buyers) in the Southeastern Region for his sales success in 2017.

(843) 321-9036


Alison Melton & Sabeth Biangone
Luxe Lowcountry Properties

Luxe Lowcountry Properties was founded by Alison Melton in 2014, a top-producing REALTOR® at Charter One Realty on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, in order to give clients a full real estate concierge experience when buying or selling properties in the Lowcountry. They specialize in the private communities throughout the Lowcountry and give their clients unique insights on life “behind the gates.”

When selling or buying real estate in the Lowcountry, you need an arsenal of skills and resources at your disposal. Luxe Lowcountry Properties provides sellers and buyers alike with a sense of simplicity, ease, and certainty, while utilizing their global marketing reach to get your home a level of exposure that is unparalleled outside of the Charter One Realty network. Their level of commitment and personal attention assures you that your property is accurately priced and positioned within the market. Furthermore, their use of technology to effectively promote and market listings and assist buyers in selecting the perfect home, is evident in their daily activities. With virtual showings becoming more common, and those translating into offers and contracts, Luxe Lowcountry Properties aims to provide its clients with the best “luxury gift” of all: TIME.

After a 15-year career on Wall Street, focused on Latin American investment banking, Melton left the hustle and bustle of NYC for the warm and welcoming lifestyle of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Her love of the South began during family vacations to Hilton Head Island as a child and continued to grow as the years progressed, especially while studying at the University of Richmond. Her passion for sales and extensive knowledge in equity sales and trading, along with her sheer determination and keen eye for recognizing valuable market opportunities has worked wonders for creating successful real estate transactions for her clients. She brings a set of subtle, yet powerful tools that are simply unique to the luxury real estate market. Her incredible life and career experiences give Melton the perspective, personal connections, access and rapport with qualified buyers and sellers that command our local market.

Melton is also a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, International®, is an Elite Agent with duPont Registry, and holds the CLHMS designation (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™) as well as the CNE designation (Certified Negotiation Expert®).

Biangone joined the Luxe Lowcountry Properties team in 2018 and specializes in working with buyers who are often relocating to our beautiful area. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Sabeth always dreamed of raising her children in the South. After a successful 20-year career in beauty and fashion in Pittsburgh and spending lengthy amounts of time at their vacation home on Hilton Head Island, her family decided it was finally time to make the move permanent in 2014.

Together, Melton and Biangone represent a truly professional team with strong backing from the undisputed leader in real estate in the Lowcountry, Charter One Realty, while bringing a dedicated work ethic and youthful energy to every transaction.

Charter One Realty
1024 Berkeley Hall Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
(843) 290-3640


Janice Ross and Stephanie Cauller
RE/MAX Island Realty

“Life is Better at the Beach!”

Janice Ross and Stephanie Cauller have joined forces and formed The Hilton Head Home Group of RE/MAX Island Realty. Both bring years of real estate and marketing experience to the team as well as a tremendous amount of knowledge about living in and relocating to the Lowcountry. Ross moved to Hilton Head Island in 2012 from Los Angeles, California, and Cauller in 2010 from Malvern, Pennsylvania. Together, they are working to make dreams come true, whether it’s a full-time relocation, income producing property, or an Island Getaway.

Ross and Cauller share a unique expertise in finding a home. Each is a Certified ULT Technology Professional. This specialty allows them to use their understanding of a patented advanced human assessment methodology to identify the kind of environment in which their clients will best thrive versus looking at only what the budget allows. Consequently, the level of respect and understanding of human nature helps them deliver the best quality service in town. They will work cohesively to make the home buying process as enjoyable as a day at the beach!

24 New Orleans Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 415-7738

Stephanie Cauller
(215) 806-6871

Janice Ross
(818) 235-4500


Cindy Creamer
Lighthouse Realty

Earning a place among the Lowcountry’s highly respected real estate professionals, Cindy Creamer offers extensive knowledge of the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area communities.

Creamer specializes in the purchase and sale of primary and second homes as well as vacation and investment property. She has a reputation for her professionalism, understanding her clients’ needs and providing outstanding service.

Creamer was elected as 2018 president of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors. She also served two terms on the South Carolina Realtors Association executive board as the regional vice president. She has been a recipient of the Realtor Service award since 2010. She is consistently ranked within her company’s top agents each year since starting her real estate career. In 2016, she was appointed to the Hilton Head Town Venue Committee as the chairman and continues to serve on that committee.

Creamer was presented with the highest honor that the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors can bestow on one of its members, and was named Realtor of the Year for 2016.

“I am happy to call Hilton Head home for more than 36 years,” she said. “It is a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

Client Testimonial:
“I have worked with Cindy on two recent purchases in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area. She spent a lot of time showing me many different properties and communities until I found exactly what I wanted. I appreciated how quickly she responded and how easy it was to communicate with her by phone, text or email. Her knowledge and experience were invaluable to me, and I highly recommend her.” – Debra L

71 Lighthouse Rd, Suite 216
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 298-2356


From left to right front row (sitting): Kaci Hollingsworth, Sherry Thomason, Robert Moul, Virginie Blackwell, Katie Gambla

From left to right back row (standing): Barbara McCallion, Nancy Sain, Bob Jones, Karen Ryan, Harwood Hull, Lenore Carter, Gary Carter, Mel Goodman, and Kelly Ruhlin

The Luxury Team
Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties
Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties is a member of a true global network. Luxury Portfolio International® (LPI) is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the largest global network of premier, locally branded companies, dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages.

As a member of these powerful networks, Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties can access properties in almost all U.S. states and over 60 countries. Our listings are featured on the Luxury Portfolio International® website, with visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month, site translation in nine languages, and conversion to multiple currencies.

We are more than just a logo, and this unmatched global arena ensures your luxury listings are accessible to 565 companies, 4,100 offices and 130,000 associates, not to mention the over 3 million high-net-worth visitors LPI website saw last year.

The Luxury Team at Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties, along with Luxury Portfolio International®, is dedicated to showcasing luxury listings from Hilton Head Island to Beaufort, South Carolina and throughout the Lowcountry. Call us today to see our marketing plan to get your luxury listing sold.

Interested in receiving our LPI Luxe Trends Newsletter or a subscription to LPI Magazine? Email Info@WeichertCP.com to request.

Weichert, Realtors® –
Coastal Properties
(843) 341-3700
1038 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Seth Tilton
ERA Evergreen Real Estate

I take pride in my passion for helping people buy and sell homes, while providing excellent service and accurate information to my clients. My up-to-date technology skills are advantageous in helping me establish a clear connection with my customers. The use of technology enables me to connect, engage and educate. But at the end of the day, there’s still the need to be present and visible in order to give the most sincere kind of service.

I am proud to be affiliated with ERA Evergreen Real Estate as a Realtor, locally, and very grateful to be recognized by ERA globally as one of the Top 3 “Rookie Rockstars” at our 2018 International Business Conference in Las Vegas. We have an amazing culture and a supportive broker that helps me stay on the cutting edge with technology along with providing the tools and administrative support I need to give five-star customer service to my clients. ERA’s global brand recognition ensures that my selling clients receive maximum marketing exposure for their property, and my buyer clients the latest home search technology available.

I moved to the Lowcountry 13 years ago, because it embodies me as a person, and I love the lifestyle here. I grew up vacationing to Hilton Head every year; my wife is from here, and now we have the opportunity to raise our two children here. As time has gone by, my appreciation for this environment has grown exponentially because of its connection to nature and getting to see it through my children’s eyes. We are constantly boating, beaching, exploring nature preserves and attending community events, which truly gives us a sense of place. I believe that’s what draws people to this amazing community.

2 Corpus Christi
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 422-4533


Andre Cilliers, Denise Ressler & Leslie Sandoval
The INTEGRITA` Group – EXIT Hilton Head Realty

Andre Cilliers, originally from South Africa, has been a Realtor for 20 years, a broker for 15, and owner of EXIT Hilton Head Realty for four years in June. Denise Ressler (hailing from Pennsylvania) and Leslie Sandoval (born and raised here) have each been with the company two and a half years. The three are now part of The INTEGRITA` Group at EXIT Hilton Head Realty, newly formed, with a client-focused philosophy to provide both buying and selling expertise.

“We wanted to put the “I” in team and let our customers know it is okay to ask for what they want,” Cilliers said. “We have all the latest technology available to market properties and find the right home for you. But what we also have is a desire to make sure the process is seamless, transparent and rewarding, while assisting every step of the way and beyond.

“The Lowcountry lifestyle is a dream for many. They come here and fall in love. Or, they grew up here and already know. They see all the possibility of a life fulfilled. The best part is seeing that become a reality and knowing we did everything we could to find the right first home, vacation home or investment.

“Be selfish. It’s okay to say ‘I want …’ and then let us help you find it. Be honest with yourself on what you can invest and still feel comfortable.”

The INTEGRITA` Group makes many initial contacts electronically, because it’s comfortable and easy in the early stages, Cilliers explained. But then a common bond is established, trust is gained, and the best experiences are shared through personal conversations, either on the phone or in person.

1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite J-15
Village at Wexford
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 342-3948 (EXIT)


Kevin Quat
ERA Evergreen Real Estate

An Emory University graduate and originally from New York City, Kevin Quat has a dynamic background that is evident from the moment you meet him. Outgoing and welcoming, he doesn’t know a stranger. He studied world religions and sociology before ultimately majoring in Spanish. He is fascinated by people and enjoys getting to know his clients in order to best assist them with the realization of their goals.

Quat’s sales career unofficially began in 1996, during his first term as tour guide at a prep school in Kent, Connecticut. Showing the school to prospective students and their families came easily to him, because he genuinely loves the school and welcomes any opportunity to meet new people. His positive attitude towards life is contagious, and if given a chance, he will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Why are we telling you about Kevin Quat’s character, you may be asking, when we could be focusing on the over $40 million of transactions he has participated in during his career? It is important to know what kind of person he is on-and-off the job, because it is what distinguishes him from other successful agents on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton with whom potential buyers and sellers could choose to work. Quat always tries to personalize real estate transactions by consistently seeking to help his clients achieve their goals, as opposed to satisfying his own agenda. He spreads joy in the world to the best of his ability. Professionally, he sells real estate. Civically, he is involved with a number of organizations that make a difference both locally and globally. Even if you are not currently in the market for a new home or rental property, give him a call; make a new contact and, quite possibly, a friend.

(843) 290-6463


Bob Hodde
Hodde Real Estate, Inc.

Years as a Realtor: 45 – Since 1973
Area of Expertise: Sea Pines Plantation—oceanfront, sound-front and marsh view properties. I started selling real estate for Charles Fraser and Sea Pines Real Estate when I got out of college in 1973. I have watched Sea Pines mature for 45 years and have deep knowledge about all aspects of real estate and covenants in the plantation.

Where is your hometown?
I was born in Pomfret, Connecticut and grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and Summit, New Jersey. I moved to Hilton Head after graduating from The University of Vermont in 1973.

Are you primarily a buyer’s or a seller’s agent?
Since 1973, I’ve listened to the needs of buyers and sellers and have assisted both successfully.

What is your favorite part about selling the Lowcountry lifestyle?
My family started vacationing on Hilton Head Island in 1961, and I began working for Sea Pines Company and Charles Fraser in the summers then permanently after college. I believed in Charles’ vision of the Lowcountry lifestyle—to develop high quality real estate while preserving the island’s natural beauty. It’s this beauty and the enjoyment of our beaches, sounds, creeks, and forests that exemplify the Lowcountry lifestyle, whether you enjoy it on a bike, in a boat, or in a golf cart. My favorite part is helping my clients find a property that gives them easy access to all of it!

What is the most valuable piece of advice you could share with potential homeowners—something most people would be surprised to know?
I advise clients to buy the best location they can afford. We all know the saying, “Location, location, location,” but it’s true. More often than not, the lot, neighborhood, and view are more important for value in the long run than the structure.

In this digital age, do you correspond with clients via text and e-mail primarily, or do you still prefer an old-fashioned face-to-face meeting or phone call?
There’s no substitute for personal contact. To physically walk a property and have a real-time back and forth conversation is invaluable. Texting and e-mailing are fantastic tools for following up and sending pictures and documents quickly.

Cell: (843) 384-8008
Office: (843) 784-8200


Sheri Nixon
Keller Williams Realty

Sheri Nixon is one of the top producing agents in the Hilton Head Island area, an active community member, wife and mother of three children and ended 2017 #20 in production for North and South Carolina for Keller Williams Realty. Nixon was noticed by HGTV because of her passion and enthusiasm for helping her clients with their real estate needs. You may have seen her on Island Life when the HGTV cameras captured her in action and highlighted her unique concierge service.

The Sheri Nixon Team consists of her long time Buyer Specialist, Shannon Sheehan and her Executive Assistant Linda Okey. They are both passionate about the transaction running  smoothly, making clients happy and turning them into friends for life.

Call or e-mail Sheri Nixon to buy or sell your Hilton Head Island home.

(843) 301-2688

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