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Ann Walton Charter One RealtyCharter One Realty has announced that real estate professional, Ann Walton has joined the company as an Agent, partnering with Rich Reed of the Lowcountry Specialists team. Ann and her team will be working out of the Promenade Office of Charter One Realty, located at 1 Promenade Street in Bluffton, SC.

Ann Walton is redefining the real estate selling and buying process by offering a boutique-style experience to her clients with exceptional, high-touch client service and an innovative marketing approach using the latest technologies. Drawing from 20+ years of sales success as a Global Sales Executive for a Fortune 50 multinational technology company, Ann is solution-oriented and works enthusiastically on behalf of her clients with a high level of ethics

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Perfect Pumpkin


Days at the pumpkin patch aren’t just about collecting a Halloween decoration – they’re about bringing together family to bond and relish in the beautiful fall season. The process of pumpkin-hunting for carving can be as much as fun as finding the perfect one to garnish your doorstep. Either way, here are a few tips for selecting the perfect pumpkin.

1. Go Orange - Traditional pumpkins should completely orange. A little bit of green could mean that something is wrong with the pumpkin and it might not ripen any further.

2. Shape and Size Matter - Round or oval pumpkins are the easiest to carve. Medium and large pumpkins work best for carving and provide the most seeds for roasting. Small pumpkins are better for cooking.

3. Have a Good

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It’s Time & an Opportunity to Give Back to the Community

Many of us retire from lifelong jobs and move to the Lowcountry to relax and enjoy our new lifestyles. For most of us, this euphoria is temporary and time & lack of purpose become the enemy. Golf and tennis can’t be the total answer and most of our retirees have time on their hands.

Why not use this extra time and our capabilities to give back to our communities by supporting one of the area’s non-profit charities. Believe me, this kind of work offers instant gratification that you are contributing and making a difference.

Did you know there are over 150 local non-profit organizations in the Lowcountry? For me, charity works gives me renewed purpose and keeps my attitude about aging,

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Today, at Governor McMaster's 2:30 p.m. press conference, a mandatory evacuation for Beaufort County will begin tomorrow, September 11, 2018, at noon. Click here to watch his press conference. We will continue to monitor and update our clients as the storm continues to develop. Below are resources you can use to stay informed.

 Hurricane Florence

Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Hurricane Re-Entry Hotline: 1-800-963-5023
* If you live in a gated community, please note that your POA/HOA may not be open for re-entry even if the county or town is open.

Weather Updates 
National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service

Local Agencies 
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Facebook: BeaufortCoSo

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River SweepLowcountry Stormwater Partners, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources join the Town of Bluffton for the 30th Annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. All Lowcountry residents, visitors, and business owners are invited to participate in the event to clean the banks of our beautiful waterways. The sweep begins at the Oyster Factory Park on the May River (63 Wharf Street) and litter pick up, by land and sea, will take place around the Historic District of Bluffton and the May River. Thousands of volunteers across the state participate annually in this event, which is South Carolina’s largest one-day, volunteer, litter cleanup of beaches, marshes and waterways.

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Michael MarkCharter One Realty is pleased to announce that Michael Mark, CCIM and Commercial Broker, has joined the company’s commercial division and will be serving real estate clients throughout the Lowcountry.  

Michael Mark has been servicing both commercial and residential clients in the Beaufort area for more than a decade. After becoming a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Michael's primary focus has been commercial real estate with multiple transactions including development land, historic renovation projects and income producing investment properties.  Michael offers informed solutions that can help his clients make the best of their real estate position and better understand the commercial market and its unique opportunities.


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School Supply Drive


The Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors is holding a Realtor wide school supply drive in the Lowcountry. Please help us support our local schools through participation. We will gladly accept your donated items at any one of our Charter One Realty offices in the Lowcountry.

Donations needed before August 13, 2018.

South Office, Hilton Head Island: 843-785-4460
North Office, Hilton Head Island: 843-681-3307
Beach Market Office, Hilton Head Island: 843-785-1115
Belfair Office, Bluffton: 843-757-7710
Berkeley Hall Office, Bluffton: 843-815-8400
Colleton River Office, Bluffton: 843-689-3131
Oldfield Office, Bluffton: 843-645-2530
Promenade Office, Bluffton: 843-815-0055

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commercial real estateCharter One Realty is pleased to announce the expansion of its commercial real estate division. Currently ranked by REAL Trends and Swanepoel as one of the top brokerages in the nation, Charter One Realty is a team of experienced professionals who specialize in residential and commercial real estate from Daufuskie Island and Hilton Head Island to Bluffton, Beaufort, and beyond, closing more than $800 Million in sales in 2017.

The commercial division of Charter One Realty specializes in a full range of services including investment, leasing, valuation, and more throughout the Lowcountry. Their properties include office and retail space, income producing assets, industrial, warehouse/distribution, and raw land, including prime real estate opportunities

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HILTON HEAD, SC, July 2018 - REAL Trends, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, published the 13th annual The Thousand list of America’s top 1,000 real estate professionals on June 29, 2018. This year's list ranks The Wedgeworth Team of Charter One Realty at #179 out of the top 1,000 real estate teams in the nation.  Additionally, The Wedgeworth Team was named in "America's Best," ranking third in the state of South Carolina by sales volume. Closing more than $140 Million in sales in 2017, The Wedgeworth Team is also the #1 ranked team in the Lowcountry.

The Thousand is an annual ranking of real estate professionals across the nation, sponsored by REAL Trends—the Trusted Source—and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Designees are recognized

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HILTON HEAD, SC, July 2018 – The Wedgeworth Team of Charter One Realty, was named one of America's most productive sales teams as part of Real Trends America's Best Real Estate Agents, in the newly issued ranking report sponsored by Adwerx. In addition to being ranked as one of “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals,” The Wedgeworth Team ranked third in the state of South Carolina based on sales volume in 2017. The number one and two ranked teams consisted of more than 30 agents each, while The Wedgeworth Team obtained their success with only four agents. Closing more than $140 million in sales last year, The Wedgeworth Team is also the #1 ranked team in the Lowcountry.

REAL Trends ranked nearly 14,000 U.S. real estate professionals from every state

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