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Charter One Realty was named in the 2018 REAL Trends 500, which identifies the nation’s largest and most successful residential brokerages as ranked by closed sales volume and closed transaction sides. Additionally, the company ranked in the top 25% of the nation’s top 500 independent brokerages.

REAL TrendsThe REAL Trends 500, now in its 30th year, remains the undisputed leading report, ranking the performance of the top residential real estate brokerage firms. Due to the requirement that all information be independently verified, the REAL Trends 500 remains the trusted source for information about the performance of these firms. To qualify for inclusion, a brokerage must have closed at least 1,899 transaction sides or more than $565 Million in sales volume

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2018 Masters Tournament Coverage


The first of golf's four major championships starts at the Masters, held at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 4th - 8th. It is here that the course and players are on center stage. What makes Augusta National so special? Perhaps it is the course, unique and iconic, or maybe it is the history. It is a rich history where 60 years ago Arnold Palmer won his first of four titles and nicknamed a strategic pocket of the second 9, the "Amen Corner." Walking the course, you will notice the iconic stone bridges honoring two of the Masters great champions, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson and plaques honoring past winners. Whether it is the water fountains among the pines dedicated to Jack and Arnold, Eisenhower Cabin, or the

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The High Life - Luxury in the Lowcountry

Five Star Luxury 

Beyond its mesmerizing scenery and laid-back pace, the Lowcountry is a wonderland of five-star living. Everything from our hotels to our restaurants to our culture reflects an understated elegance and refinement you will not find anywhere else in the world. It is a unique type of sophistication that brings together world-class opulence with a relaxed Southern charm. Here, you will find the finer things in life, served with a hospitable allure that only the Lowcountry can provide. And that refinement is reflected in the scores of accolades we have received from media outlets all over the world. Where, in the Lowcountry, there is no end to the high life.

Driven by the famed hospitality program at the

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Plaid Goes Gold: Inside the 50th RBC Heritage

Plaid Goes Gold



It all started with a lighthouse.

Harbour Town

Charles Fraser, the developer behind Sea Pines, knew he needed something splashy to draw national interest in the resort he was building on a sleepy sea island in the middle of nowhere. The answer, he realized, would be a golf tournament.

The first Heritage was held in 1969, while construction on the Harbour Town Lighthouse was still underway. In fact, you can see the scaffolding surrounding it in photos of inaugural champion Arnold Palmer accepting his plaque. That plaque would eventually become the signature prize awarded every April in Harbour Town, launching one of many grand traditions associated with the tournament.

One of those traditions

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Travel to Hilton Head

It has never been so easy to get there from here.

Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport has spent the last few years giving its airlift a complete overhaul, courting new carriers and opening up new destinations across the country. The result? It has never been easier to get there from here. 

The “Big Three” carriers have always had their stamp on our local airport, offering plenty of options for seeing the world. And with the airport so close, travel in and out of the Lowcountry is quick and easy. For example, American Airlines offers daily nonstop departures to two major hubs, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth, as well as Philadelphia and Washington – DCA. Starting in June, they will begin offering a daily nonstop service to Chicago’s O’Hare

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HH Food and WineThe 33rd annual Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival sponsored by Publix kicks off on Monday, March 5th and runs through Sunday, March 11th, 2018. The wine and food festival not only features a week of extraordinary specialty events, it also provides scholarships for local college students looking to pursue careers in the food and beverage and hospitality industries.

After its humble beginnings when a group of close-knit hospitality professionals began the event in a parking lot, Hilton Head’s premier wine event now serves as a major draw to the island. A large percentage of visitors travel from outside of the area, with many citing the wonderful selection of wines, Southern hospitality, the charm of The Sea Pines Resort, and variety of events offered as

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In addition to our team of top producing Realtors, we have a team of industry specialists supporting them each step of the way.

Our Team Includes:

  • Client Concierge Services   
  • Client Relations Specialists
  • Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Department 
  • Listing and Transaction Management 
  • In-house Marketing
  • Website Concierge 

We have created and fostered an environment for like-minded real estate professionals, management, and supporting staff, all the best in the business, who strive to meet and exceed our clients' needs and expectations.

Get to know Charter One Realty Client Relations Specialist, Christine Vienne.

Christine Vienne

Christina is a vital member of our Charter One Realty team, providing our sales professionals and

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Charter One Realty ( has announced that real estate professional Sabeth Biangone has joined the company as an Agent, partnering with Alison Melton and Luxe Lowcountry Properties. Sabeth and Alison pride themselves on providing a seamless real estate experience where their clients’ needs come first.

Sabeth’s clients can expect precise and up-to-date feedback on the state of the market, trends, comparable sales, property values, and a realistic outlook on what they can expect to achieve in today's market. She also embodies integrity, energy and hard work in every detail of the real estate transaction. Sabeth offers a unique combination of business and marketing expertise, with strong community and industry connections.


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Realtor Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Realtor Service Award Recipients

Each year, the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors recognizes Realtors® who have done exceptional work to advance their association, education, and community. These members epitomize what it means to be a Realtor®.

Only a small percentage of the Realtor Association is honored with this distinction. The award recognizes those professionals who are passionate about the real estate industry and their community while adhering to the Realtor® Code of Ethics. These individuals have achieved higher levels of education, served in leadership positions within the association, and volunteered for several organizations in the community.

The following Charter One Realty sales professionals

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 Top Tech Picks

Think back to what the home of the future used to look like – the far-flung notions dreamt up by science fiction back when the notion of a computer in the home seemed impossible. Back then, even the most creative of dreamers would not have been able to conjure up anything that holds a candle to today’s reality.

Look at the ultra-futuristic home of the future portrayed in the Jetsons, for example. Then compare it to the smart home of today. Video calling? Old news. Robot maids? Sorry, Rosie, the Roomba may lack your sassy sense of humor, but it clearly does a better job of sweeping up dust bunnies.

While we may not have flying cars, it is clear to see that the smart home of today is light years beyond anything we were expecting. As we enter

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