Ric Hollifield, Agent

Ric is originally from a small mountain town in Western North Carolina. In 1990 after college, Ric was recruited by NCNB (now Bank of America) and moved to Charlotte to launch his career. His career in mortgage banking developed rapidly and continued to fuel his love for real estate. Ric was a leader in the industry as well as a trainer/coach to lenders and Realtors across the nation.

In 2002 while searching for the perfect coastal town to raise their children, Ric and his wife Jeri rediscovered Hilton Head Island. Their boys, Cody and Connor, grew up along our shoreline, on our ball fields, and in our schools. Cody is now serving in the USAF and Connor is excelling at College of Charleston, and both cherish calling Hilton Head Island home.

With more than 25 years in the real estate profession, Ric launched The Hilton Head Life Real Estate Group to connect buyers, sellers and investors with their desire to live The Hilton Head Life. Ric’s in depth expertise in finance, construction and real estate provide a strong foundation for his clients. Couple his experience with his passion for Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry and it’s easy to see why so many have enjoyed working with Ric and his team.

The Hilton Head Life is more than our brand or company name, it’s our chosen lifestyle.

Due to an unparalleled commitment to providing outstanding customer service as a Realtor assisting with Hilton Head Island and Bluffton home sales and purchases, many satisfied customers have submitted letters of thanks and some greatly appreciated reviews regarding my real estate services.

We wanted to relocate from Illinois to Bluffton, and we were lucky enough to find Ric as our realtor. We spoke via phone prior to our first meeting and we emailed Ric our “dream home” requirements. With not a lot of time on our hands, and visiting over a holiday, Ric put our needs first and made us feel special. After spending an afternoon together, he surmised our wants and needs for a home. We informed him we had about 6 months before we were going to relocate to Bluffton. We left the area putting all our faith in Ric, hoping he wouldn’t let us down. Over a period of 2 months, Ric kept in touch via email and phone calls keeping us apprised of the housing market. Finally, the day came when I received an email with pictures of the home I knew was going to be ours. He then sent a follow up video of every aspect of the home inside and out. From then on, Ric made everything possible and easy for us.He made great recommendations for mortgage brokers, homeowners insurance, an attorney, even a landscaper to tend to our yard until we could do it ourselves. Being from out of state, we weren’t able to be at closing, but Ric made sure everything went smoothly for us. Ric is not only a great realtor, but an honest, patient individual who actually cares about his clients. I would definitely recommend Ric for your real estate needs in the Bluffton area.
M/M Binkley, IL

It's a testament to Ric's implacable determination that we closed on a Hilton Head Island home yesterday. The sellers' team was unresponsive and disorganized. Through Ric's tireless persistence and proactive approach to problem solving, our team was able to procure the documentation necessary for the successful conclusion to what should have been a straightforward closing. Ric's a great communicator. We always knew what was happening during the process.
M/M Tansey, Hilton Head Island, SC

Ric was extremely professional and helpful finding us a home in Bluffton, SC. We had some problems at closing and Ric was on top of it every step of the way. We would highly recommend Ric for your real estate needs.
M/M Walker, Bluffton, SC

We arrived in Hilton Head from out-of-state to look at vacation properties. Ric showed us several homes. Some we had chosen online prior to our arrival and some he had selected based on our email exchanges. Ric showed us each property and the surrounding communities and gave us plenty of information about each one. There was no pressure to purchase any particular property, but Ric had dialed into our needs pretty well so we were able to sign a contract before leaving for home. Ric's team swung into action and the paperwork was handled without a hitch. Ric handled our home inspections and even did our final "walk-through" for us. He sent us a video of our new home so that we could send it to our family and friends. Ric kept us well informed about the entire process so that it was as worry free as possible. We would not hesitate to recommend Ric and his team to our friends!
M/M Frankel, Atlanta, GA

First class, took the time to understand our wants and needs, opened our eyes to the whole area we were contemplating and very quickly enabled us to zero in on the locations that would work for us. Ric was engaging and a pleasure to work with throughout the process. We would not hesitate in working with Ric again or recommending him to others.
M/M Mitchell, Pennsylvania

Great Knowledge of the low country / golf communities Ric took time to really understand our needs, our tastes. Ric was really helpful to describe and the real easte market. His knowledge in mortgages and all his contacts ( lawyer / PA....) was really apreciate. End, after the closing he continued to follow us as a real partner.
M/M Villalon, Paris, France

We Google searched local realtors when we knew we were moving to Bluffton and Ric Hollifield came up with great reviews. The reviews did not do him justice. He went above and beyond anything we thought possible. From house searching to helping us find local contractors for repair work he was there every step of the way. I have had other real estate agents but not one that seemed to care so much and was involved in every step of the process from start to finish.
M/M Kay, Bluffton, SC

In our lifetime of real estate experiences, we have never interacted on a more positive basis with anyone like Ric. He connected on all levels with our needs and was the ultra-professional in every regard. Simply the best!
M/M Simecka, Fort Collins, CO

I was interested in purchasing a condo on Hilton Head Island, SC. and after reviewing the listings on Zillow, I found a few properties which I wanted more detail - I submitted a request and Ric promptly contacted me - we discussed my intentions and through his direction, we were able to find the perfect place for me and my family - Being a long distance away and some time constraints, I was unable to be present in the home search but Ric used his skills and experience to help me to find a that "home-away-from-home" that I desired - Ric and his team made the whole transaction very easy - Ric made excellent recommendations regarding banking, insurance and Attorney for all the items which were needed to make closing possible - I highly recommend Ric and his associates for all your real estate needs.
M/M J., Ohio

Ric knows the area very well and shares local history with you. He shows you all the area has to offer. He takes a personal interest in his clients and listens to their wants and needs. He helped me find my new home and I am very grateful.
Sincerely, M. M., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Ric and his wife Jeri are great to work with. Ric was diligent and always available. Our real estate search was over six months long and Ric was there for us every step of the way. Ric knows the island very well. I myself have been in sales for over 25 years and one thing I have learned is how to quickly assess honesty and commitment. Ric has lots of both. I would not only recommend Ric (Gateway) but also tell you to not waste your time with anyone else.
M/M Nelson, Massachusetts

Ric is an amazing agent. Super well prepared, thorough, always looking out for our interests--not just getting the sale. I have never personally come across an agent as good and as personable as he is. Highly recommended!
Dr. and Dr. H, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Ric and Jeri Hollifield went above and beyond to make this the best home buying experience ever. Even after the sale was complete, he continued to offer his services which was well beyond the call of duty. I highly recommend Ric and his team.
Johnnie R.,New Jersey

Ric Hollifield and his wife, Jeri, were wonderful to work with. Ric had an in depth knowledge of the market we were purchasing in and also the vacation rental market, which was important to us as we were buying a second home. Ric had years of experience in real estate and could provide us with detailed analysis of how the market has grown and performed over the last 10 years. Viewing properties with Ric and Jeri was highly efficient and productive. I felt Ric had a great handle on exactly what we were looking for. When we decided on which property to purchase, Ric and Jeri provided us with a detailed running cost analysis of the property, he negotiated well on our behalf when we offered on the property in addition to this Jeri provided us and set up surveys, inspections etc prior to closing. Ric and Jeri made buying a 2nd home a stress free experience.
M/M Forrester, Charlotte NC

My father lived in South Carolina and had to move back to Indiana in a short time. Ric not only listed my father's South Carolina house, but has been an incredible source of local information in the process. There was repair need to get the house on the market, and Ric stepped up with excellent contacts in the local area to help with the work at a more than reasonable cost. Ric has kept the lines of communication in this rather challenging process open, and his help is the only thing that has made it possible for us to sell this house while living 800 miles away. I cannot recommend Ric highly enough for all your real estate needs.
Stu Clampitt, Indiana

Ric was fantastic to work with! He was extremely knowledgeable and able to locate properties that fit our criteria, even when inventory was low. He was quick to respond and kept us aware of all new properties as they became available and was happy to show them to us quickly so we did not miss an opportunity. When we finally made our decision he also was very in-tune with the mortgage process and was able to answer many questions we had. I would highly recommend, if you are in the market for a strong, well rounded, knowledgeable agent that can help you buy or sell your property and truly enjoy doing it, that you get in touch with Ric Hollifield.
K Zook, Bluffton SC

Ric was wonderful to work with. He called and emailed me right away. Ric also took the time to help no matter what time or day it was! I would recommend him to help others. I can't thank him enough. I consider him a new friend.
Mr. and Mrs. Dailey, Pennsylvania

My experience was great with Ric. He has a second to none knowledge of Hilton Head Island, and made my buying process so easy. Most importantly he took a certain set of guidelines and goals that I had, mixed those with his knowledge of the Hilton Head real estate market, and really helped me find a great buy.
Gil H., Hilton Head Island, SC

Ric: We wanted to thank you and those working with you for the stellar efforts you made in selling our home in near-record time. When we met you on that Sunday afternoon, we hadn't completely made up our mind we were ready to go through such an arduous procedure, but you made the process so effortless, on our part, that it erased all those fears. Selling a home is a very emotional time, but it was listed and sold so fast, those fears were minimized. Our road to closing was a bit bumpy only because we wished to lease our house back until the house we are building is finished, but your diligent work in accomplishing that task is much more than appreciated. Moving once is difficult but moving twice is a near impossible effort, at any stage. Selling our home was not an easy decision to make but with your guidance and help we not only decided to sell but we now know it was the right thing to do.
M/M Simpson, Sun City

Ric was always supportive, helpful and quick. He never got frustrated with our questions and understood exactly what we were looking for. He always answered our calls no matter the time. He also was very prompt is email responses as well. Ric always listened to our needs and never made us feel rushed. Ric always explained the next steps and what each step entailed for us as the process went along. He has very vast knowledge of the area and how the mortgage process works.
Mr. and Mrs. C., Okatie, South Carolina

Ric and his team are top shelf in every aspect. A joy to work with and took care of every detail. His knowledge of the Lowcountry is excellent! He really educated us on the island culture and welcomed us to the area. I will recommend him and his team to anyone I meet.
Mr. and Mrs. S., Bluffton, South Carolina

Ric is a very smart and knowledgeable realtor. He knows the market and his mortgage financing background has been very helpful. He is also a very nice person and a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend Ric if you are considering listing or buying a home.
Ms. H., Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

We have bought and sold a number of homes over the years, but our experience with Ric was the most pleasurable experience we've ever had working with a realtor. He listened to us, and worked with us at our pace, which took a while. When we finally found a home, the seller was not very negotiable. Ric was very creative and diligent in helping us get it under contract. It is our dream home and we can't thank him enough! We recommend anyone that is considering buying a home in the area to give Ric a call!
Mr. and Mrs. G., Bluffton, South Carolina

Finding the right home is never easy - we looked at a lot of homes. The way Ric and his team listened to what we wanted, previewed homes for us and narrowed down our search, when we were in town we were able to look at homes that exactly fit our needs. Ric negotiated a great deal for us and closed on time. As an out of state buyer, you want a realtor who is trustworthy, knowledgeable and experienced...Ric is all of these. Our family would highly recommend Ric to anyone wanting to buy a home in the Lowcountry!
Mr. and Mrs. R., Columbus, Ohio

Ric was very helpful in our (my wife and I) search for our dream home. He was always available if we had questions or concerns. During the hunt for our home, he spent many long afternoons and evenings taking us to all the different communities in the area to give us an idea of what was out there. He is also very knowledgeable about the process of buying a home, from the hunt all the way to the closing and even after. He is also very knowledgeable about the area, and has a lot of fun facts and history to share, which we liked. Buying and/or selling a home is always stressful, but with Ric it was actually fun and enjoyable. My wife and I have bought and sold many homes and never had good experiences on either end, until we worked with Ric and bought our new house. I'm glad that we met and worked with Ric, we know have a great Real Estate Agent and friend.
Mr. and Mrs. G., Bluffton, South Carolina

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