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Charter One Realty Ranked Nationally

Charter One Realty ( once again finds the company ranked among the top real estate brokerages in America, according to a comprehensive new poll of real estate companies obtained by Swanepoel.

Charter One Realty, with over $800 million in sales last year, ranked No.368 in the top 1000 real estate brokerages nationwide, according to the Swanepoel Mega 1000 list, which debuted in May 2018. The Swanepoel Mega 1000 recognizes the top 1,000 out of over 86,000 brokerages nationwide. To qualify for inclusion, a brokerage must have closed at least $275 million in sales volume in 2017. These brokerages have exceeded industry expectations and made an impact on the entire industry. 


 According to Swanepoel:

There are over 1.3

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Gail Bromiley Charter One RealtyBLUFFTON, SC, June 2018 – Charter One Realty is pleased to announce that Gail Bromiley has joined the company and will be serving real estate clients from the Brokerage’s Oldfield office in Okatie, SC.  

Gail comes to Charter One Realty after a successful career with a national real estate brokerage in the Lowcountry.  Gail has a decade of experience in the real estate industry, and she has consistently been ranked among the top producing agents in the area. As a Lowcountry resident for more than 24 years and living in communities such as Colleton River, Windmill Harbour, Oldfield, Sun City and Indigo Run, Gail has a comprehensive knowledge the local neighborhoods and an understanding of what to look for when buying or selling real estate on Hilton

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Jani Stephenson Charter One RealtyBLUFFTON, SC, June 2018 – Charter One Realty ( is pleased to announce that Jani Stephenson has joined the company and will be serving real estate clients from the Brokerage’s Oldfield office in Okatie, SC.

Jani is a career real estate professional, helping her clients buy and sell homes for the past 20+ years. Working across a diverse range of economic climates, the foundation of Jani's success begins with a full-time work ethic, exceptional customer service with attention to detail, partnered with knowledge and an enthusiastic attitude. This winning combination ensures a positive and successful experience for each of Jani's clients.

Prior to joining Charter One Realty, Jani was the Broker-in-Charge of Oldfield Realty where

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Amanda Camp Charter One RealtyBLUFFTON, SC, June 2018 – Charter One Realty ( is pleased to announce that Amanda Camp has joined the company as an agent and will be serving her clients from the Brokerage’s Promenade office in Downtown Bluffton, SC.  

Amanda teamed with longtime real estate professional, Marvin Hall, of Charter One Realty.  Marvin has been a full-time real estate professional for over thirty years and is a past recipient of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtor’s President’s Award. With the support of her team, Amanda is focused on marketing properties and representing buyers throughout the Lowcountry. 

Amanda, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and former manager with Walt Disney World and Sun City Association, brings years

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Alex Franseen Charter One RealtyHILTON HEAD, SC, June 2018 – Charter One Realty ( is pleased to announce that Alex Franseen has joined the company and will be serving real estate clients from the Brokerage’s North Forest Beach office in Hilton Head, SC.  Alex joins forces with the Crews and Jenkins team of Charter One Realty, a top producing real estate team in the Lowcountry. Alex will focus on the real estate needs of home buyers and sellers throughout Hilton Head Island and Daufuskie Island. 

Alex, an Auburn University alumni, and former executive, brings 25 years of professional services, management consulting, and human resources experience to the Crews and Jenkins Team. He is a creative problem solver, has an eye for design and maintains a current, local

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Real Estate Professional Joins Bluffton Office of Established Real Estate Brokerage

Marisa Wagner Charter One RealtyHilton Head Island, South Carolina, May 2018 – Charter One Realty ( has announced that real estate professional Marisa Wagner has joined the company as an Agent, partnering with Randy Fix of the Randy Fix Team. Marisa and her team will be working out of the Berkeley Hall Office of Charter One Realty, which is located at 1024 Berkeley Hall Boulevard in Bluffton, SC.

Marisa has been involved in the real estate industry for more than 13 years and brings extensive knowledge and experience to the clients she represents. Working in various capacities within the real estate industry, she understands the importance of strong negotiations skills,

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Sellers are listening

It is a common scene when buying a home – you take the tour with your Realtor, getting a chance to scope out closet sizes, envision how your furniture will look in this room or that room and building a vision board about projects and upgrades you would look to tackle. The seller is traditionally out of the house at this point, so you are a little more free to be candid with your Realtor about the property.

“I absolutely love this place,” you gush, eyes drawn to the elegant crown molding, the spacious Carolina room, or the absolute day spa of the master bath. “I want to put an offer in now before anyone else does, and I’m willing to go above asking price if it comes to a bidding war.”

There was a time when you could feel free to enthuse to

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Biking on Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island is one of those places that is best enjoyed at 14 mph or slower. For locals and visitors, this is the place to downshift and enjoy the more relaxed pace of island living. And there is no better way to do that than on a bike.

Criss-crossing the island, you will find 60 miles of mixed-use pathways, running alongside 278, dipping underneath it at Shelter Cove, wandering through lush maritime forests and taking you right up to the sugary sand of our beaches. These pathways have long been the best way to get around the island, but in recent years they have risen to prominence as the island truly embraces cycling.

The big push started in 2011, when the League of American Cyclists recognized Hilton Head Island as a silver-level

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(Hint: the answer is Charter One Realty!)

I do not see any difference between a stock portfolio management and the expectations on maximizing the revenue of your home. After all, for most of us, our home is one of the most important assets in our lives. If you are choosing a financial analyst partner, you search to find the most competent person in the industry. It has to be somebody you trust with your money, and his/her advice can be critical in growing your money. Why should it be any different with your real estate partner?

If you follow my logic, the last thing you would do is just choose a friend to represent you on your home sale or purchase. There is a significant difference between a “so-so” agent and a professional well-trained Realtor.

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Formosan Subterranean Termites have entered the Lowcountry!

Just because you have a termite contract in the Lowcountry does not mean that you are covered for damage from this new type of dangerous termite. The Formosa termites have entered the Lowcountry, and you don’t want to find yourself without coverage.

Remember that termite coverage is really nothing other than term insurance and termites eat a structure from the inside out, so they are extremely difficult to detect. Once established, Formosan termites have never been eradicated from an area, so it looks like they are here to stay.

One of my neighbors is spending thousands of dollars to treat the Formosan termites, and he thought he had the right kind of coverage. I checked with my termite

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