August 2020

Men Behind the Business: Dennis Puckey

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.KAT Photography

Dennis Puckey
Charter One Realty

What services does your business offer?
I have been a real estate professional for over 30 years and with Charter One Realty for 20 years. Our brokerage has been serving Lowcountry residents since 1986, specializing in residential and commercial real estate. When it comes to marketing and selling properties in our area, there is one choice: Charter One Realty.

What is your motto in life?
I am always trying to exceed expectations. Whether in my relationships with my clients, my family, or my friends, I try go the extra mile and do something that goes above and beyond what is expected.

What are you passionate about? What makes your eyes light up with excitement when you talk about it?
Renovations! I understand what the value is, where the bargains are, and where the growth will be. I enjoy finding those real estate opportunities for my clients and being a part of giving an older home a facelift. I was doing this long before Chip and Joanna!

To what do you attribute your success?
I think having a sense of humor is incredibly important—and trust matters a lot to me. I’d rather lose the deal than the client. I don’t put that on my email signature, but it guides my work. My clients come from referrals, which are indeed the greatest compliment. Referrals are my lifeblood, and it makes me feel great when a client or friend entrusts their friends and family to me.

How do you personally define business success?
The work is rewarding. The people are rewarding. Knowing that my clients are not only satisfied but trust that I have taken care of their interest is at the top of the list. Put the client first, and everything else will fall into place. I always appreciate and value their encouraging thanks during and after the transaction is complete. That’s success to me!

What are your hobbies and how do you like to relax?
I love the water and the beach. I make it a point to start my day with a sunrise beach walk. It’s one of my favorite things about living here. There is a reason why our island is the No. 1 island in the U.S. Seeing the island bustling with vacationers is a great reminder to get out and enjoy Hilton Head’s amenities.

Favorite local charitable organization?
I can’t say that I have a favorite, but I have been blessed to have served on the boards of the American Cancer Society and The Children’s Center. Having two boys who attended Hilton Head Prep, I thoroughly enjoyed my time serving as the president of the Parents Association. Those, along with Mitchelville Freedom Park and my church, Hilton Head Island Community Church, have been a major focus of my charitable time. It’s rewarding, and I’ve found that I’m connected to everyone and everything on the island—one degree of separation from anyone.

11 Park Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 683-6779

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