Charter One Realty agent, Tracy Dayton, has lived in the Lowcountry for more than a decade and enjoys every minute of it. She describes our island as "a big playground with so much to explore," and we sat down with her to find out why.

Catch up with Charter One Realty agent, Tracy Dayton, as she talks about how she got her start in real estate, the vibe of the Lowcountry, and her home community of Port Royal.

Tracy DaytonCharter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?

Tracy Dayton: As a young girl I was always fascinated with homes, design, and construction. I knew one day that I would get to work in the field I felt so passionate about.

Charter One Realty: Tell us about your start in the business. How did the first year go?

Tracy Dayton: I started in Real Estate at a very young age. My first job at 15 was working in a Real Estate office in NY. I started my Real Estate career in land development and new home sales in when I got out of college and have been enjoying ever since!

Charter One Realty: What has kept you in the business after your initial success?

Tracy Dayton: I love what I do! I love to meet new people and help them get their dream home. It is wonderful. I get to see the Lowcountry through my clients' eyes for the first time!

Charter One Realty: What’s one common mistake you see prospective buyers make?

Tracy Dayton: Not using a realtor and being misguided by the information they find online.

Charter One Realty: How has technology changed the industry, and what does it mean for buyers?

Tracy Dayton: Technology has increased the amount of information a buyer has access to but they should consult with a Realtor for accuracy of the information.

Charter One Realty: If you weren't working in real estate, is there anything else you could see yourself doing?

Tracy Dayton:  Architecture, land development, builder, and sitting on the beach being a mermaid......

Charter One Realty: Where are you from originally, and how did you come to live in the Lowcountry?

Tracy Dayton:  I grew up in Queens NY and visited years ago with my young family. I knew that the Lowcountry's beauty and lifestyle suited me much better than the fast pace of NY.

Charter One Realty: Please tell us about your neighborhood and your home.

Tracy Dayton:  I have always loved the ocean which made Port Royal Plantation the perfect choice for my family. There are no Short term rentals in this private oceanfront community which made it perfect for the entire family.

Charter One Realty: Can you tell us why your community is so special to you?

Tracy Dayton:  I absolutely love Port Royal Plantation. Although each community is unique with its own special beauty & features. Port Royal is a bucolic neighborhood that has plenty of natural beauty and ocean access. I love the beach because it is a big playground with so much to explore.

Charter One Realty: How would you describe the vibe in the Lowcountry?

Tracy Dayton:  The Lowcountry is a peaceful soothing place to live. You can find so many gorgeous places to escape and enjoy life. Often times when I show property I realize how blessed I am to live in this beautiful area.

Charter One Realty: What are your favorite shops and restaurants in our community and why?

Tracy Dayton:  I love seafood which is abundant here on the Island, Bluffton, Beaufort & beyond. There are so many venues with live music that promotes many local artists. There are quaint shops all around as well as the outlets nearby.

Charter One Realty: Do you have a personal motto or mantra that guides you?

Tracy Dayton:  You get there when you get there....when I first moved here from NY a woman at the store told me this as I was hurrying about in the store when my children were younger. I enjoy more moments now.

Charter One Realty: “Home wouldn’t be home without . . .”

Tracy Dayton: My family and friends. Both of those are extremely important to me and I am blessed to have them all in my life. I am blessed to have my 83-year-old mom living with us. It is nice to have all 3 generations under one roof.

Tracy Dayton and Family


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