Here at Charter One, we are proud of the relationships we build with our clients and the extraordinary lengths our agents go to in making us the number one real estate brokerage in the Lowcountry.
Which makes it all the more gratifying when those efforts are recognized by our clients all over the Lowcountry. Across the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area, magazines and newspapers polled their readers this year to recognize our region’s favorite people, places and businesses. Outlets including the Island Packet, Bluffton Today and Hilton Head Monthly have all released their 2017 lists, and we are proud to say Charter One Realty has been recognized in all of them.
We’ll start with the Island Packet, whose readers voted us “Best Real Estate Company” for a second year in a row. The list of 2017 winners, released this past June, was generated based on an astonishing 51,000 votes cast online over a ten-day period. And we’re grateful to each and every person who voted for us.
Charter One Realty picked up not just one, but two wins in Bluffton Today’s annual Best of Bluffton (BOB) awards. As a company, we took home the BOB award for being Bluffton’s favorite real estate brokerage. In addition, Charter One Realty's Allison Cobb of the Cobb Group won the BOB award for best realtor, her fourth time claiming the top honor. (In addition, her husband David Hussey took home the Rotarian of the Year award in 2017 – we hope they have a wide enough mantle for all these wins).
“It’s a pretty powerful award,” she said. “It’s an award that shows I offer value to people and do it well.”
Most recently, Hilton Head Monthly and Bluffton Monthly Magazines released their list of Readers’ Choice Award winners, compiled from an official total of 12,001 online votes. In addition to being named twice named “Favorite Real Estate Company,” Charter One Realty saw another of its talented agents being recognized by the readers.
Charter One Realty agent Steven Stempel was named “Favorite Bluffton Realtor” in the 2017 edition of the Readers’ Choice Awards.
“I’m ecstatic that clients and customers came out and showed support. It was like all the reviews you could ever want wrapped up into one,” he said.
In print and online, our clients and fellow professionals came out in droves to lend us their support and their votes. As a real estate broker that prides itself on creating a genuine connection to our community, it’s a true honor. We thank everyone who voted for us, and await next year’s awards with tremendous anticipation!