What our clients say...
“Barbra Finer…I always felt Realtors were overpaid until I worked with you! Whatever you got paid on the purchase of our house …it should have been more! Your attention to detail & follow-through was exemplary! You didn’t just “listen” to our wants & needs but you “Heard” us and found us a place that fits exactly what we were hoping to find!
We love it and feel fortunate to have found you! Thank you for turning our dream of a little “Piece of Paradise on Hilton Head” into realty! We will certainly recommend you to absolutely everyone interested in real estate in the Hilton Head area!!” Alice & John J
Lee Simmons has been my realtor on multiple properties on Hilton Head as both a buyer and a seller. When looking at past real estate transaction experiences in other areas of the country, I can honestly say that Lee is the best realtor that I have worked with. I looked to her for advice on all areas to include but not limited to price, location, what I needed to do to my property to sell, what needed to be done to the property I wanted to purchase, etc. She connected me to people and businesses, that could help me during and after closing. Her network made each step in the process seamless. To Lee, every client is the most important client. She was available whenever I needed her and accommodated my schedule. She provided her honest opinions which made me trust her completely. With each transaction, I saw her professionalism, experience, and expertise in action. I was glad she was on my side. Thank you, Lee for helping me find my forever home. Sarah H.
“Mary Pracht - Thank you so much for helping us find our dream home. You did a wonderful job throughout the whole process! We love our new bird feeder too. Looks great in our lagoon view.” Keven and Denise
We have had the pleasure of working with Nancy Love for more than twenty-six years, buying and selling our villa on Hilton Head Island. The experience has never been anything other than outstanding. Today, Nancy has also brought on board the family and they have the same qualities that mom has always had. Professionalism, Nancy will always go above and beyond, with her calming voice along with a voice of reason when there are bumps in the road to successfully purchase (or sell) the home of your dreams on the magnificent Island of Hilton Head. B&M Bulla
"Tracey Kersteen is fantastic!! She helped us both buy and sell a home in Sea Pines. She is friendly, professional, very responsive, and goes the extra mile to make everything fall into place nicely. When I worried it may be stressful selling from afar, she took every worry away from the start and was on top of everything. I look forward to working with Tracey for our next purchase. Top notch agent!!" Stephanie B
Paula Traver is the ultimate Professional, both patient and intelligent, going beyond for her Clients! She sold us our first property here in 2003 and then sold it for us in 2008. For 10 years she would send us properties to view and finally we made the decision to move to HHI permanently; Paula found us our dream home! We could not be happier. K Goulding
We have had the pleasure of working with David and Kathy Love for several years. During that time, we have found David’s expertise on the Sea Pines market to be invaluable to helping us to understand our options and the nuances of location with regards to our investment properties. He took the time to understand our needs and to perfectly match those needs to just the right property. As nonresident owners who have purchased and sold multiple properties in Sea Pines with David and Kathy’s assistance, we have always felt that they are truly representing our best interest. We are extremely pleased with the work Kathy has done on the production and internet marketing of one property we have sold and to one we have for sale. The depth of information and the favorable exposure she created for our properties over the internet we feel is second to none. The care and professionalism that David and Kathy have given us is unsurpassed. We highly recommend their services to anyone interested in purchasing or selling property in Sea Pines. L & F Gilden
Drew Davis was instrumental in getting our condo unit sold this past fall. Drew helped us navigate the complexities of selling a condo from across state lines. He was knowledgeable about the process and kept us in the loop during the whole proceeding. He was able to coordinate the repairs needed to insure that the property was in excellent condition for the sell. Without Drew the process of selling our unit would have been too much for us to handle. We now have him searching for another HHI property for us and will continue to use him as needed in the future. We enjoy and continue to appreciate working with Drew. Branin and Leanna Thorn
“Barbra Finer - We were extremely comfortable in relying on your expertise and local market knowledge. As out-of-state buyers, we needed skilled representation to be sure we weren’t trying to buy something with hidden future problems, Barbra – you are in a league of our own”
- You are an extremely good communicator. The real estate market is time sensitive, so we needed a real estate agent who would let us know quickly where we stood with our search process. You did a superb job of communication with us, being proactive and keeping us well informed.
- You are an extremely good listener. We always felt that you had our needs as one of your top priorities. You quickly picked up on Katherine’s desired style of a second home which was critical in our working relationship in order to make us feel supported and healthy.
- You are extremely organized and display a great attention to detail. You communicated with us in a variety of modes (by phone, via e-mail, and even by FaceTime when showing me what sort of traffic noise level one property would have). We can’t say enough about how well you paid attention to our specific needs.
- Your honesty as a real estate agent is where you really shine. We needed an agent who would tell us like it is – and you did – even if it happened to be something which wasn’t easy to hear. We can’t thank you enough for laying out what we, as buyers, could expect through the search and purchasing processes.
- And finally, you have a great work ethic. And it was not just about you putting in a lot of time for us (which we know you did). It was about you working smart for us, doing whatever was necessary to help us finally find a vacation home we wanted. But even more important, your service, guidance and willingness to help us after closing was invaluable. So we view you as much more than just our real estate agent. We consider you our friend. This experience with you was a wonderful and rewarding partnership and we look forward to staying in touch with you over the years to come.
Tipton and Katherine B
It is with great pleasure, that I am writing this letter of support and recommendation for Lee Simmons of the Sea Pines Real Estate group.
We worked with Lee to purchase our new home in Hilton Head Island almost one year ago. Our immediate and extended families had been coming to HHI for more than a decade and we decided it was time to make our move to begin the next phase of our life's journey and establish new roots in South Carolina.
Not only did Lee help us find our dream home - not easy given the tight real estate - but she was great at walking us through and managing every step of the process from inspections, to financing, to insurance, to banking- all with unflappable poise and grace to close without a hitch.
Through this process, Lee became more than our agent. She became our friend and first source of information for anything "HHI" related. Given her own journey, Lee knows so much about the Island, the places and the people. She is our first source for recommendations for restaurants for special occasions, stay at home pet sitters, interior decorators, and out of the way places that only the locals know. She has never steered us the wrong way.
We have moved more than twelve times over 33 years of being together. The fastest way we met people previously was through our four wonderful children, the local school, and work. Being empty nesters and working remotely, our biggest concern was how would we find a way to make HHI our new home for the future. Through Lee, we found our answer and we are forever grateful to know her and call her a friend. Sincerely, David and Ann Broecker
My husband and I had the good fortune of first meeting Nancy Love many years ago when we walked into the Sea Pines Realty office in Harbour Town. We were enamored with Sea Pines, curious about the real estate market on Hilton Head, and thinking about the future. Nancy graciously answered our questions and shared her years of island knowledge. That first meeting was the beginning of a business relationship and personal friendship that has flourished. She continues to share her market knowledge and savvy real estate insights. And is always a friend. Over the years, Nancy has helped my family purchase more than one "perfect" home. Today, sitting on my lanai over-looking the marsh, I know I'm lucky to have found her. I would gladly and enthusiastically recommend Nancy to anyone considering purchasing real estate on Hilton Head. She is always diligent and mindful of her clients wants and needs and always finds them their perfect piece of this island paradise. J DeWinter
"Tracey Kersteen is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the local market. She assisted us from start to finish with our purchase. Since we are out of state, Tracey went above and beyond to help us with local contacts which made the process seamless. Tracey was always quick to respond and offer guidance and advice. I would highly recommend Tracey - hands down!!" Susan C
Several months prior to our arrival on Hilton Head Island we started sending Paula Traver links to homes we liked on Zillow. We sent MANY links. We let Paula know the type of home we were looking for. The day after we arrived she had arranged for us to see approximately 8 homes, most of which interested us. The next day, another 8, including our dream home. We put in an offer that night after Paula came to us with the contract. She delivered the “earnest money” check to the lawyer. Our bid was accepted, and then Paula negotiated with the seller for us to purchaser the furniture. That, too, was accepted. Everything was so easy! Paula knows the ins and outs of living on Hilton Head Island, the plusses and minusus of the various “Plantations”. She is personable, a smart negotiator, and spent all the time needed with us. Paula made this major purchase so stress-free and easy! S Lisman
“Mary Pracht - Thanks for everything and for being willing to help us with needs for the house any time the need arises (especially the furniture delivery) We really appreciate your continued kindness.” Rick and Doris Dillon
We have bought and sold eleven homes in five states. Without question, Barbra Finer is the most professional Realtor we have known. Aside from her mastery of negotiating both the price and the terms of sale, she is more interested in her clients owning the right home at the right price than in getting commissions. She once advised us that a home we were ready to buy was “Not good value”. At that point she thought it wasthat home or none for us, she was sacrificing her commission with our interest in mind. And she was dead right. The other unique thing about Barbra is how hard she works after a sale contract is signed, making sure every detail is understood and correct.” Terry and Nancy B
We were introduced to Lee Simmons through a mutual friend to assist us with finding a home in Hilton Head. It has to be one of the best introductions I have ever had. Lee was the ultimate professional. She started at the macro level working with my wife to identify the communities that best served our wants and desires and really took the time to tour us around the entire island to carefully explain the idiosyncrasies of the different residential areas. When we narrowed down the desired communities, she patiently worked with us to define our specific residential needs and specifications as well as price range and what work we would be willing to do in any targeted house etc. She then went to work on identifying homes that fell within our price range and met our needs.
The biggest compliment I could make of Lee is that she never showed us a house that was outside of something we found interest in and then within a short time period narrowed down the possibilities to eventually the house we made an offer on and purchased that met all our needs and desires. Due to her property knowledge after 20 plus years on the island the transaction process was well managed, the introductions made to the third part professional were excellent which combined all resulted in one of the smoothest transactions I have experienced and I am in commercial real estate!
However, the most important comment I have to make to anyone considering a real estate agent in Hilton Head and why they should choose Lee without hesitation is NOT just Lee's phenomenal knowledge and professionalism BUT the absolute delight of dealing with her as a person. She always had a smile, genuinely cared about what we were feeling, and has a personality and charisma that puts everyone at ease at what is a stressful time when trying to buy a house in new area I cannot recommend her highly enough. She started as an agent and my wife and I are now pleased to now call her a friend! Regards Mark Lambourne
We recently sold a Sea Pines Villa through Nancy Love (Love Family Sea Pines Real estate). We have sold many dwellings over the years and can honestly say that this was the most pleasant sale of all. Unlike many realtors, Nancy kept us updated on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. She promptly responded to all e-mails and phone calls. We highly recommend Nancy for all your real estate needs. C & M Smith
"Tracey Kersteen was a priceless, mandatory asset to get us in to our current home on the island. She is energetic, knows her market, and no ask was too big. She’s generous with her time and her advice, and if you follow her lead, your chances of securing the home you’re looking for will be exponentially better. We’d recommend working Tracey to anyone in her market 100%. It was a pleasure to work with her." Jamie D
My sister recommended Paula Traver because she had been so diligent and helpful in helping her secure her home on Hilton Head Island. From the moment we met her, we knew we were in the best of hands! She is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and listens well in order to get to the heart of what you really need and desire in a home. She spent countless hours on our behalf helping us to find the perfect home to meet the needs of our family. Her patience with my husband, my sister AND myself was impressive! Paula’s enthusiasm for her job and the Hilton Head area sold US! Not to mention, she is great fun to be around and a person you can count on as a friend. Trisha Edwards
Mary Pracht - And I have to tell you. You came as advertised by Jim. You are very, very good at your job. And I have to thank my lucky stars for that. ” Milind and Rajul
We recently purchased a home on Hilton Head Island in Palmetto Dunes. We were fortunate enough to have David and Kathy Love as our realtors. We can't say enough about our experience with them. We had been looking for a vacation home on HHI for two years, using other realtors. For various reasons, we weren't finding what we wanted or needed. We quickly became confused and frustrated. Our luck began to change once we started working with David. He spent an enormous amount of time educating us about living on and owning property on the island. He helped us define what would best suit our needs. We explored different homes and villas but all with features on our wish list. Our questions were welcomed and always answered promptly. He was very patient and never pressured us to make an offer. He told us once that searching for a home on the island is a "process," and he was right. Kathy was also a tremendous help when we got to the offer stage. She represented us completely and professionally. We can truthfully say that David and Kathy are the best realtors with whom we have ever dealt. We look forward to seeing them when we are vacationing in our new home. K&M Abbott
“Barbra Finer - In our opinion, you are in the business of making dreams come true, and that’s exactly what you did when you helped us find “just the right place” on Hilton Head Island. We will never forget the evening we made the offer on “our house”. As we dined, not knowing another offer had come in, you were working into the night on our behalf to secure the deal. Jan and I agree that the first real estate decision we made in choosing you was the most important. You make all the difference.” Jan & Gary
My husband and I had terrific success in working with Lee Simmons. We purchased our beautiful house in Sea Pines during the height of the pandemic. Not only was she instrumental in closing the deal, but we felt very safe as she followed strict protocols for safety. We knew we wanted to live in our Sea Pines home, but we also wanted to rent it during the summer. She suggested three agencies to interview, and we selected the one we felt most comfortable dealing with. Additionally, she suggested an outstanding interior decorator as we had to furnish the entire 4,600 square feet. She also gave us a terrific landscaper and assisted with details such as trash removal, pool maintenance. Overall, she was a one-stop wealth of knowledge. We are thrilled and think we have the best home on the island thanks to Lee. Anna-Marie
Nancy was a tremendous help during our recent purchase of a home in Sea Pines. She has lived on the island for many years, so she has seen trends throughout her time here – trends that are so important in the purchase process and considering what is reasonable in a purchase price. She was able to provide solid sales prices for various areas in Sea Pines and also understands what properties and areas would lend themselves to the rental market. Nancy also is well connected with various professionals that become part of the real estate transaction: attorneys, inspectors, property managers, insurance carriers, etc. We are from Texas, and even though we’ve been visiting the island for nearly twenty years needed those recommendations for connections and contacts. We were so thankful to be connected to the right people that made our real estate purchase a breeze. Nancy is a delight to work with, very thorough and completely understands the entire process of purchasing a vacation home. We are proud to recommend Nancy and her team! D&L Mills
Stop searching! You’ve found the BEST realtor in Tracey Kersteen! We moved to SC from IL which was a stressful process, but she made everything go smoothly and helped us every step of the way. Very knowledgeable on properties, neighborhoods and always kept in mind our budget and exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend her expertise! Lauren I
We started working with Paula Traver over a year ago. Having rented an oceanfront home at Hilton Head for our annual family vacation for the last 20+ years, we knew the area well. We love it. We finally decided to buy an oceanfront home of our own. There are never a lot of oceanfront homes on the market at a given time, so Paula showed us what was available and then patiently watched the market. She let us know as listings came along. Over the course of a year, we made a few trips from our home in Chicago to see the new listings. During this year-long process, we became more and more impressed with Paula’s professionalism, tenacity, and knowledge of the market. She also became very aware of exactly what we wanted in a second home. She sent us information on a new oceanfront listing recently and we scheduled a trip to Hilton Head to see it. Paula previewed the home the first day and called to let us know that she thought this was “the one” for us. The seller was motivated and we were looking forward to seeing it only a few days later. Paula called two days before our scheduled visit to say that another buyer had submitted an offer. Paula shifted into battle mode. She did not want us to lose this one! She got enough information about the house to us that we were convinced that we needed to move fast. We ended up buying ths house without seeing it in person…The next day, when we did see it, we were thrilled with our new home! Thank you Paula! If you are loking for a highly-professional tenacious real estate pro to work with you, Paula is “the one”! We are thrilled new HHI homeowners from Chicago. R May
When we decided to buy a home on Hilton Head Island, we knew nothing except that we loved it on HHI. We had no knowledge of the housing market, the history of the subdivisions and plantations, what areas were good or bad and for what. We knew nothing. What we did know is that we needed a realtor with a thorough understanding of all things Hilton Head that we could trust implicitly. Thank God we partnered with David and Kathy Love six years ago. They have exceeded all expectations. As time went on in our quest for THE perfect property, we realized that we needed a set of eyes and ears that cared about us to be where we needed them to be when we needed them to be there. David and Kathy were that and more. We needed a realtor to run to a property of interest immediately to get me 75 more pics and examine everything thoroughly within hours. They never failed us. We needed a realtor with patience and understanding. Throughout the SIX years of requests, they never let me down, continually working as hard for me in the sixth year as in the first. As we narrowed down to the perfect criteria, we realized that we needed a realtor to be watching and listening for what we specifically needed, who had their ear to the ground and who was networked in deep enough for us to get what we wanted before someone else did. David and Kathy did not fail us in this regard either. They were so knowledgeable about the big picture and the details. All of these assets are critical in a realtor when you want to get the best place for the best price possible on HHI. Because David and Kathy cared about our needs and because of their hard work and determination to get us what we wanted and needed and because of their persistence and patience and most of all knowledge and experience, after six years, we were able to purchase THE perfect investment/retirement home/ family vacation and relaxation spot. The six-year time frame was our fault. We had very broad and then very narrow parameters. My journey could not have been more educational, successful, and enjoyable with any other realtor and I am certain of that. If you want to end up with the perfect property for you and your family and your finances that meets your specific needs and you need to work with someone you can trust completely, who will protect you from making any mistakes, who cares more about getting you everything you need than they care about making an extra buck, who has as much or more knowledge and understanding of the market and the individual properties than any other realtor on HH then I strongly recommend David and Kathy Love. They will not disappoint you. M Leneghan
A mutual friend recommended Nancy Love to us. Although we share the same last name, we’re not related. Working with Nancy was a complete joy from start-to-finish. She was friendly, polite and very experienced. From the beginning, Nancy listened intently to what we wanted and showed us a broad selection of properties. She spent time helping us narrow our search and once we found our villa we were thrilled! Nancy made the entire purchase process so easy. She was especially helpful recommending various vendors, such as attorneys, rental companies and mortgage consultants. Nancy is more than a real estate agent; she is a true consultant on many aspects of Sea Pines and Hilton Head Island. C&R Love
What a wonderful experience it was purchasing our Sea Pines home with David and Kathy Love! From the minute we met them, we clicked, and we knew we would make a great team. We thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Sea Pines and the surrounding areas from both of them and they took the time to listen to us to fully understand what we were looking for in a home. We had to work long distance from Colorado and were on a multiyear plan to buy our future retirement home. David and Kathy made the process really easy in assisting us with checking out houses, sending pictures and videos to narrow our search. Not only did they find us the absolute perfect home which met all our requirements and more, they were invaluable in helping us throughout the closing process and beyond. David and Kathy are great realtors but more importantly, they are now great friends W&Y Van Kempen
We were introduced to David Love by our friends when we first began to consider buying a property in Hilton Head, SC. David was very gracious and patient with his time as he introduced us to the alternatives throughout the island and he appreciated that we were taking our time to determine if we were actually going to purchase a home. As David has been a long-time resident, he was able to show us properties at all prices and characteristics that helped us eventually determine where and what we wanted to buy, a process that took almost two years! We finally opted for a home in Sea Pines and feel extremely confident that we found the right home for our family to enjoy for many years to come at a value that was appropriate for both the buyer and seller. Throughout the two-year period, David kept us continually updated on what was going on throughout the island and made sure he shared with us select properties that he felt matched our needs. Ultimately David and his wife Kathy helped us finalize the transaction and have continued to help us as we have readied the house for our move in date. We would highly recommend the Love's to anyone who is considering buying a home in Hilton Head. C&I Carande
Tracey Kersteen knows the local market extremely well and guided us to a neighborhood we knew little about but ended up exactly meeting our needs. She also works tirelessly to answer questions and negotiate on your behalf. Peter S
Tracey Kersteen was a fabulous agent on the sale of our home. She is professional and her sales expertise is outstanding. Tracey actively scheduled home showings. She worked tirelessly on our behalf. She answers questions and calls promptly, and her friendly and approachable manner works well with everyone. She found the perfect buyers for our home. With her guidance, communication and negotiation skills, our closing was seamless. As a seller or buyer, Tracey is the agent to call for the best representation you could get. We highly recommend Tracey. She is the best in her field. Mary W
Tracey Kersteen is the best agent I have ever worked with. Understands your buying needs and doesn't waste your time on showings that do not match up with you. Very professional and a super nice trustworthy person. Highly recommend Tracy! Ted E
Paula Traver is wonderful. She made my first home buying experience not only easy, but fun and enjoyable. She really understands what you’re looking for and won’t stop until she finds exactly what you want. Love her!! Holly S
Paula Traver was fantastice to work with. She is very knowledgable of the Hilton Head area. She listened to my needs and showed my places that met my criteria. She was readly available via email/phone/text with needed anything. Joy W
We are so happy with Paula Traver! She found us the perfect vacation home…and we are currently thinking of expanding…she is on the lookout for properties in the neighborhood we are interseted in. She is very accommodating too…since we live in PA..she keeps us informed via email and always makes herself available when we are on the island. Matt & Kyle M
I chose Paula Traver to sell my home and to purchase my new home. Paula is a person of integrity. When that is coupled with her being personable, her knowledge of the market and professionalism then you have a good agent indeed. I recommend her and would use her again. Pat P
Paula Traver was with us every step of the way! Being first time home buyers she was very thorough and knowledgeable about the entire process. She helped us look at countless homes until she helped us find our forever home! Working with Paula was easy. She is very honest about homes and what worked for us and what didn’t. Her passion for real estate is infectious and made the entire experience wonderful. Carrie Castano
Paula Traver got us a very good price for our house and sold and closed quickly. She knows how to stage a home and has a fantastic photographer, so the listing looked very professional. I would definitely recommend Paula. Janet Turley
Paula Traver is amazing!!! She was so patient and listened to what we wanted. I loved how we used Zillow to see all the details about the houses available to us. We are happy to have found our home in Hilton Head Island, SC looking forward to the next chapter life brings us. Call Paula she’s the best!! Sharon & Pete
This is the second home we bought with Paula Traver. The first was five years ago and we loved the home; it was perfect for us at the time. We decided to trade a golf course view for a marsh view and Paula helped us find a home that fulfils all our hopes. Paula knows the market in Hilton Head and surrounding areas and she took the time to get to know us. Our new house hadn’t even gone on the market when she took us to see it. Newly built – not yet finished – we fell in love with it and we can’t wait to move in. She is a joy to work with; there was never a second thought about going back to her this time around. She is now helping us sell our current home. Gloria Krolak
"Lorri Lewis is hands down the best realtor we've ever worked with! Just bought a second home on Hilton Head Island and she was with us every step of the way. She's super responsive and knowledgeable. Helped us find a perfect home, made the home buying process seamless and enjoyable...she made it easy meeting up for house showings and even now, after closing, she's able to support and be there to help with deliveries to the house and also with recommendations for contractors, etc. Thank you, Lorri :)"
"My family hired Lorri Lewis of Sea Pines Real Estate at the Beach Club after seeking a strong buyer’s agent online with no insights from friends or referrals. Lorri offered the perfect combination of experience, Hilton Head knowledge and purchasing savvy to find our dream vacation home.
Lorri not only make the search and buying process seamless and safe, she easily assessed the most important features for my family. She spent time listening to each of us and miraculously found our perfect second home in less than 60 days of shopping. Lorri knew which properties and locations would match our needs and skillfully guided us through inventory to consider the most viable options, only. Lorri’s conscientious approach to virtual tours and, during contracting, service experts more than made up for the challenges Covid-19 presented. And, she was 100% responsive and available to cover for our local needs during the remote buying experience. Even now, I know I can call on Lorri for anything we might need, be it home repair experts or the best hidden places for a great low country meal.
Professional through and through, Lorri navigated through a multiple offer situation helping us bid strongly for a brand new listing in a hot seller’s market and guided us to make solid decisions that landed us the property we will enjoy for generations. My young adult kids, very different from one another, are equally delighted with the new place. I honestly don’t know how she pulled that off!
Can’t say enough about how successful and smooth our home buying experience was with Lorri at the helm. I would not hesitate to trust Lorri with insights on all low country property investment decisions and hire her to see them through." L. Nichols
Lorri Lewis is the epitome of great real estate representation! We had a short amount of time, in a sparse market, to find a family home we could afford. Lorri went above and beyond every step of the way to make the process quick and efficient, as well as affordable. Lorri is smart, she truly understands the market, and she completely understood our unique needs and wants. We have bought and sold over 14 homes in 20 years, and Lorri stands out among the industry as a true gem! ~Margaret
If you are looking for the absolute best realtor in Hilton Head, you need look no further than Lorri Lewis. We began working with her last fall and could not be happier about the search and purchase of our new home here, and we attribute about 99% of that outcome to Lorri (we claim the other 1% for ourselves.)
We chose her for a couple of reasons and had many unknowns. However, she far surpassed our expectations for a realtor – we had bought a total of three other houses and she is by far the best. For starters, she is extremely knowledgeable about all things related to real estate, and what she wasn’t sure of, she checked to confirm. Maybe it is her accounting background, but she has a focus for detail, always canvassing for minor issues we wouldn’t have thought of. She followed through on everything she said she would do, and did everything right away. She brought up questions we didn’t think of, contacted those who could help and found answers. She would not have been more tenacious about problem solving and communicating if she were looking for a house for herself – that’s how conscientious she is!
On a more personal level, she seeks to understand, is a great listener, and hears what you’re saying. She is tactful and subtle when needed and more overt when the situation calls for it. She works from the standpoint of what the customer wants and goes from there – she won’t force her thoughts on you unless you ask. In short, you’re the boss and she is helping you achieve your goals.
She would be your colleague and your friend if you choose to work with her. If you end up unhappy with any aspect of your purchase it will not have anything to do with Lorri. One other thing: if you do choose her, you will have a blast – she is also witty and funny. You will have a new instant friend, and the overall experience will be the best it can be – you will be happy with your purchase if you work with Lorri!
~Bill & Lorna - Palmetto Hall
My husband and I recently purchased a villa in Sea Pines. Lorri Lewis was our Real Estate broker and she did a fabulous job for us! We visited Hilton Head to look at the villa but all of our other dealings were done over the telephone, via email or texting and mail. Lorri gave us great recommendations for who to use for our mortgage, attorneys for closing, companies to perform the villa inspection as well as insurance companies for HO6 coverage. Lorri was very responsive whenever we had a question and would get back to us with a thorough answer. She has a warm personality and when we talked, it always felt like I was talking to one of my friends. I would highly recommend Lorri to any other perspective long distance buyers!
~Paul & Patricia - Sea Pines
Lorri Lewis was great to work with as our realtor. She was with us every step of the way even though we live out of town. We looked for a year and decided to go ahead and buy when we found the perfect house for us. Hilton Head Plantation will be our permanent home soon. Though she won’t be our realtor anymore (since we closed on our house) she has become our friend. Thanks Lorri.
~Bob & Debbie - Hilton Head Plantation
Lorri Lewis did an excellent job with our vacation home purchase. From finding the right property to skillfull negotiations and finding the best partners, she quickly moved us through the process for an on-time closing. She very proactively addressed issues which arose, and even went the extra mile to help transition previous renters to our new property management company. Fantastic job, I highly recommend her for any Hilton Head purchase.
~Dr. David Z -Sea Pines
Lorri Lewis, thank you so much for everything. You are very professional and definitely pay attention to detail. To top it off you make the whole process very pleasant!!
~ Dr. Jenny - Sea Pines
Our experience was exceptional. Lorri Lewis never pressured us to buy. She spent as much time as we needed (several years) to purchase our home. She made herself very available to accommodate our schedule as we live in a different state and so our time was limited.
~Bill and Karen - Sea Pines
"Lorri Lewis is a patient, smart, thorough, and no-pressure realtor that is an inexperienced buyer's delight! My wife and I entered the Hilton Head area real estate market with little experience in southern beach area property. Like many vacationers, over several years we began to consider buying a retirement property in our favorite vacation spot. During our last 2 Hilton Head Island vacations we worked with Lorri to help find us a suitable property for eventual retirement. However, we could only rationalize the timing of the purchase by using it as a rental property until we can retire.
Lorri was great as listening to our likes and dislikes, aspirations, fears, and numerous quirks! She helped us assimilate all of the many factors and issues into a location and type of property that made great sense for us. She has many years of experience in the Hilton Head real estate market and Lorri's expertise made the difference in us buying when we did. Her knowledge of the various communities, both on and off island, the rental market, property management companies, home inspectors, attorneys and other real estate buyer resources made our purchase and closing a smooth and enjoyable experience. We look forward to calling her our friend when we move to Hilton Head Island!"
~ Patsy and Guy
Lorri Lewis did an extraordinary job of selling my recently deceased mother’s home. This process could have been very stressful for me, as I live in New Jersey and, like most people, I am pretty busy with my own “local” issues. Lorri helped me with every aspect of dealing with selling my mother’s home, including recommending contractors, coordinating with the closing attorneys, and thoughtfully advising me on how to address purchase proposals. She made the whole process pretty stress-free. I was extremely happy with the outcome and would never hesitate to her to anyone.
~ Edwin N
When does your realtor become a friend? When she is so on top of her community, her sales acumen and her personal commitment that she can almost read your mind! Lorri Lewis is a dedicated professional who adds personal customer care.
She found us a wonderful location and went out of her way to make the paperwork as seamless as possible.
~ Kent and Ellen, Sea Pines
Hi Lorri -
Thank you for your help finding us the property at in Sea Pines, your recommendations regarding mortgage and insurance brokers, and your help contacting the property manager. The closing process went very smoothly, thanks to the excellent advice and help we got from everyone involved. We have all our service providers in place and everything seems to be humming along. We are looking forward to visiting the property and getting to work on all the odds and ends after high season at the end of August.
We appreciate everything you did to help us find a very nice home on the island!
~ Tom, Maryann, and Laura, Sea Pines
From our first encounter we knew Lorri Lewis would be our agent. She was organized, listened to our guidelines ,and was prompt returning messages and answering questions. We had not been new owners in 25 yrs. so we needed much guidance. We plan to use her expertise again in the near future.
~ Danny and Patty, Hilton Head Plantation
"I am writing to give Lorri Lewis my highest recommendation. Lorri possesses all the attributes of an excellent broker: she knows her market extremely well; she is diligent, responsive, and yet very patient with her clients. Lorri is both very professional and personable. In my particular case, as a seller of a luxury home in a dynamic market, there were many rough spots on the road to closing and in every instance Lorri was a great help.
In the end, we were able to meet our goals and feel extremely positive about the process.
It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Lorri or being anything but delighted in choosing to work with her. Sincerely,
~ Joseph C. - Sea Pines
"Sadly, we found the perfect home but it was already under contract.
How would you feel about a realtor that understood that disappointment, and found a way for us to buy the house anyway – for $100,000 less than it was under contract for? Now you know why we hold Lorri Lewis in such high esteem.
Economics aside, it was the quality of the transaction that meant more to us than the money. Lorri couldn’t have been more professional, more intelligent, more knowledgeable, and more willing to work any hours, pursue any strategy and use all of her extensive professional contacts to assure of us of a transaction that protected our best interests. The ease of our transaction was due in no small part that other professionals hold her in high esteem as we do.
Best of all, she remained unruffled when adversity came, and her wry humor made what could have been an ordeal, turn out to be fun instead. That’s right, fun! If you insist on the very best, then accept nothing less than Lorri ."
~ Robert - Oldfield
"Lorri Lewis was always truly interested in what we wanted and not making the quick sale. Lorri is the most professional realtor that I have ever dealt with."
~ Rick & Sylvia
"Upon my first contact with Lorri Lewis, I had the impression that she would be looking out for my best interests. Right from the beginning, she was honest and up front, I found this to be impressive.From the start, Lorri provided excellent advice, was willing to compromise and was second to none on follow up. Lorri was able to provide alternate solutions and choices that benefit her clients, including myself. She was a very good listener and her work ethic inspires confidence in her abilities.From initial contact through closing, Lorri provided a service like I was a partner; how can we make the best deal possible. Her word is her commitment."
We really enjoyed working with Lorri Lewis. She is very knowledgeable of the area and was always available to help answer any questions. We recommend her to family and friends!
~ Ashley and Danny, Bluffton SC
"Lorri Lewis has been a joy professionally and personally to work with. She is a consummate professional dedicated to her profession and tireless in her pursuit of meeting client expectations."
~ Max and Pat, Bluffton SC
“Lorri Lewis is straight talk, no smoke and mirrors”
~ Jill and Steve, Miami Fl
"Lorri Lewis brings a valued benefit of compassion and dedication to selling a home. We worked with Lorri on the purchase of our home in Bluffton, South Carolina and we knew she would be the expert to help market our home to sell when we were faced with an out of state work relocation.
As her client I felt my every need was met and my concerns were addressed day or night. More importantly, Lorri accepted the tedious and daunting task of a short sale, a task that seems all too common with today’s economy. Against all odds we received an offer immediately, our short sale was approved and we closed on the house just over 90 days after putting it on the market.
My family and I were able to put the hardship behind us and move to a new state with new opportunities. I truly believe the short sale experience would not have been as successful without the support and guidance from Lorri Weldy.
Lorri’s knowledge and persistence in marketing and selling is a weapon for each client facing the housing market battlefield. ~Thank you Lorri!"
~ Kevin and Jeannie , Columbus OH
"My husband and I had an empty lot, and an investment home to sell. Lorri Lewis brought in solid offers, negotiated quickly, and completely oversaw the process of settlement on both properties to ensure that we closed on time and with no issues. She easily understood our desires for our new home, and found us several compatible properties to view. She also assisted in our decision making process by being well prepared to answer our many questions regarding neighborhoods, resale values, and renovation potential. She made what could have been a difficult purchase go very smoothly! This smart lady knows her industry and she is a consummate professional. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, don't waste your time with anyone else! She is a true gem in the real estate industry!"