Client Testimonials

We have bought and sold a number of homes over the years, but our experience with Ric was the most pleasurable experience we've ever had working with a realtor. He listened to us, and worked with us at our pace, which took a while. When we finally found a home, the seller was not very negotiable. Ric was very creative and diligent in helping us get it under contract. It is our dream home and we can't thank him enough! We recommend anyone that is considering buying a home in the area to give Ric a call!

Mr. and Mrs. G., Bluffton, South Carolina

"Guy Malool was very helpful and very attentive both before and after the sale. Being out of town - we had to rely on Guy & he didn't let us down. He did his job very well !!!"

Rose and Harold

My experience was great with Ric. He has a second to none knowledge of Hilton Head Island, and made my buying process so easy. Most importantly he took a certain set of guidelines and goals that I had, mixed those with his knowledge of the Hilton Head real estate market, and really helped me find a great buy.

Gil H., Hilton Head Island, SC

When we decided to sell our townhouse we interviewed a number of realtors. We were most impressed with the presentation and professional approach of the Reed team. Most important to us was the way they kept us informed of progress and market conditions on a regular basis. They worked aggressively on our behalf and sold our property for what we felt was a fair and reasonable price.

Alan Mendelson

"I have been involved in real estate transactions for over 40 years and Christina was one of the most professional, attentive, and transparent agents I have ever met. Her credibility is high based on her personal and professional style - not only answering questions and solving problems, but anticipating them as well. In our scenario, Christina navigated dual agency with style and grace which will long be remembered. I highly recommend Christina to anyone seeking assistance in the real estate arena. If/when we sell, Christina Forbis will be one of the first calls I make. "

Jerry Knight & Holly McCollum

Choosing Christina Forbis to assist us with purchasing a home on Hilton Head Island was the best decision we could have made.

Over the years we have used the services of a number of listening and selling agents; Christina was, by far, the best we have ever encountered.

Christina exceeded all of our expectations with her advice, counsel, professionalism, service and responsiveness. As an example, Christina educated and counseled us on the current flood elevation laws, and the effect of a homes elevation on flood insurance rates. In addition, she did not hesitate to give us her opinion when she believed a home was not fairly priced in relations to its true market value.

She was there for us every step of the way, helping with even the smallest details. Even after closing, when most agents are nowhere to be found, Christina assisted us with other details, too many to identify here.

Should there be a future need, we would enthusiastically use Christina’s services again, and we highly recommend that anyone either purchasing or listing their home, partner with Christina.

Ric was always supportive, helpful and quick. He never got frustrated with our questions and understood exactly what we were looking for. He always answered our calls no matter the time. He also was very prompt is email responses as well. Ric always listened to our needs and never made us feel rushed. Ric always explained the next steps and what each step entailed for us as the process went along. He has very vast knowledge of the area and how the mortgage process works.

Mr. and Mrs. C., Okatie, South Carolina

We were referred to Christina Forbis by a friend and as soon as we met her we knew that she was going to be awesome and the one who we wanted to work with! Her professionalism is exceptional, her enthusiasm even better! She truly cared about our lives and listened to our goals, as we trusted her suggestions and honest advise. Christina was extremely prepared, experienced and determined, handling every detail and situation with attention and respect. Throughout our experience Christina went above and beyond to help us in every way which made our experience a pleasant and successful one.  She managed our home when it snowed, organized a home furniture sale, and guided us at every junction to make this sale happen, and in the end also aided in the purchase of condo! We appreciate everything she did for us and would highly recommend Christina, our new friend, to anyone interested in selling or buying! She made it fun!  

Sonia Hunt - Seller

“When we decided to move to Hilton Head permanently this meant we had to sell our Sea Pines villa and purchase a larger home in Sea Pines.  Two transactions, mostly in our absence, required the services of an experienced Realtor with a reputation for performance and high ethical standards.  After a brief meeting with Rick Murray, we knew he was that person.”

George and Barbara

We recently sold our home on Hilton Head through Christina Forbis. We have known her for several years and found her a warm, compassionate and completely trustworthy person. She has extensive knowledge of the island realty market as well as workers, agents, bankers, service people and contractors.. Selling a home usually entails some degree of stress for the sellers. Not so with her. Working with Christina was a pleasure and effortless with us. She leaves no loose ends and was always available to answer our questions and concerns. She was relentless in her work, always showing and promoting our home to potential buyers. As we live out of state,Christina was kind enough to handle many of our last minute details on her own time. She loves her work, is a true professional and a wonderful friend. All  her hard work produced a buyer with a good cash offer. Needless to say we were very pleased. Thank You Christina!

Susan and Bob

David Carroll is a realtor who will always exercise the utmost integrity for either the buyer or the seller. He is a very hard worker to make any deal happen.

Steve Dill

It isn’t easy to thank someone who is so skilled and talented and hard working and diligent, that she turns out to be the best informed, most helpful, through realtor, I've met in my life!  But, that is who you are.  

Kay Bayless

Ric is a very smart and knowledgeable realtor. He knows the market and his mortgage financing background has been very helpful. He is also a very nice person and a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend Ric if you are considering listing or buying a home.

Ms. H., Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Neil [Castellane] handled the sale of my condo, my husband’s condo, and subsequently the purchase of our beautiful new home on the island. Neil walked us through all of the steps and explained things in a way that was easily understandable (even the complicated paperwork). He provided a wealth of information when we had questions, and made excellent recommendations. He was very detail-oriented and told us what to expect, what items of the transaction we would be responsible for in each instance (whether buying or selling), and what kind of timeframe to expect. He kept things moving in a timely manner and was easily accessible when we had questions or needed information. Neil treats you like a PERSON - not a dollar sign, and I’d highly recommend him to anyone looking for an agent in the area!

Travus and Laurie

I could not give Christina Forbis a higher recommendation to be your real estate agent  It was a very, very difficult decision to put our family home up for sale.  Thankfully, we listened to a recommendation to talk with Christina.  It very quickly became apparent that she was the person to help us.  Not only did she fully grasp all aspects of the real estate market, but truly empathized with the emotional impact to our family to have to say goodbye to a place we all loved. We live out of state and needed a person that had superior customer service and was a good communicator.  Christina was with us every step of the way and kept us regularly informed on the status of the sale.  Christina also carefully and masterfully guided us in each step of the sale.  From setting the selling price, staging of the home, navigating thru multiple offers and bringing the accepted offer to a closed sale.  She was excellent in negotiations with prospective buyers and helped us to obtain the best possible price on the sale. Christina also has excellent contacts in the area and referred us to several individuals that were professional, nice to work with, and important links to help with the sale of the home.   In summary, Christina is not only a top-tier real estate agent in all business aspects, but also a professional and fantastic person to work with. 

Stokes - Sellers in Port Royal Plantation

My father lived in South Carolina and had to move back to Indiana in a short time. Ric not only listed my father's South Carolina house, but has been an incredible source of local information in the process. There was repair need to get the house on the market, and Ric stepped up with excellent contacts in the local area to help with the work at a more than reasonable cost.  Ric has kept the lines of communication in this rather challenging process open, and his help  is the only thing that has made it possible for us to sell this house while living 800 miles away. I cannot recommend Ric highly enough for all your real estate needs. 

Stu Clampitt, Indiana

Joann & I want to thank the both of you for all the help you provided in making this happen. You two were like a well oiled machine going through the motions and making things happen with the utmost simplicity. We look forward to settling in down there and making Bluffton our new home.

Jim VanDett

Finding the right home is never easy - we looked at a lot of homes. The way Ric and his team listened to what we wanted, previewed homes for us and narrowed down our search, when we were in town we were able to look at homes that exactly fit our needs. Ric negotiated a great deal for us and closed on time. As an out of state buyer, you want a realtor who is trustworthy, knowledgeable and experienced...Ric is all of these. Our family would highly recommend Ric to anyone wanting to buy a home in the Lowcountry!

Mr. and Mrs. R., Columbus, Ohio

I can never thank you enough for the wonderful job and countless time you spent selling my mother's home. I know you did a lot of extra work that you didn't need to do, and it will not be forgotten. Thank you so much!

Nick P.

Christina [Forbis] consistently proved passion and tenacity by keeping a dedicated close watch on every aspect of the transaction. She offered her intimate knowledge of the local market as well as professionally navigating the complicated short sale process each step of the way.

Tracy and Patrick

Andy Reed at the Reed Team has helped me with 3 properties since I have been buying property in Hilton Head.  The first one was when we wanted to sell our property in Sea Pines to build another house. Andy did a fantastic job of determining what we needed to do- to sell the house and then how the house would best show.  Small things to us as buyers, but only items that a “Good Realtor” would know: some of the things Andy helped us with: “cut some limbs so you can see the house better”  “Power-wash the house so it is clean”  Things that to a seller, we really didn’t notice, but to someone, like Andy – he knew what it would take to sell the house!  Our house sold in about 3 weeks!  Man we were surprised!  Then on to the building process, that Andy helped us find a builder and helped us review the floor plan to determine the best house we could build (by the way he wasn’t even making a commission).  Although, I guess Andy knows how to keep a customer – because since Andy had helped us so much on the last sell, we asked him to be our Realtor on a purchase we made in order to live – until our house was built. NOW we are in our DREAM HOME and have Andy to help us sell our other house.  Andy is always available and helpful in anything you ask him!!!  Thanks Andy for a job well done! 

Carolyn and Rick Kraus

Our association with Nancy Marshall is the best experience we've had on any level involving real estate.  We were so impressed with her knowledge, punctuality, diligence and guidance, that we used her services in more than one transaction. Her sincere, professional demeanor and skillful ability to think outside the box, truly rank her above all.  Nancy, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Mark and Sandy

Drew Butler is the most professional real estate person we have used.  He is very personable.  Living in various plantations on Hilton Head Island gives him expert knowledge about property on the island.   His expertise in knowing property value and how to market property so that it sells is #1.  Drew listed our property and the second person that looked at our property purchased it.   If you have property to sell or if you are interested in purchasing property on beautiful Hilton Head Island, Drew Butler is your agent!

Priscilla

Rob Moore of Patrick and Taylor Real Estate at Charter One Realty, successfully sold our condo at full asking price.  He was extremely professional, and very easy to deal with. Rob, acting as a sellers agent, made a long distance transaction seamless and uncomplicated.   If ever we need a realtor again,  he would be our first and ONLY choice. Thanks again for a job well done!

Michael & Malinda Wirosloff

"Randy Fix was incredible to work with on the purchase of my new home in Bluffton. When I started looking at homes, Randy was a patient and really listened to the needs and aspects that I wanted in my new home. He was able to provide great options and I was able to select a perfect home that checked every box. Besides being an all around super person, Randy is extremely knowledgeable about the area and was able to provide excellent guidance during the process. From the very first day that we met to the day I closed, Randy was always there to support and help me with my home purchase. He acts with great integrity which was very important to me and it was clear that he is respected in the community. Randy has an easy going personality but don't be fooled, he gets the job done efficiently, quickly and perfectly. If I ever need help with real estate in the area, I will use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs help. I wish I could give more than 5 stars because he deserves them!"

We’ve owned a home in Port Royal since 2006 and over that time have met numerous realtors who profess to know the Port Royal market.  Christina Forbis however, is the only one who really does.  She has an excellent knowledge of the area, as well as past, current and upcoming listings and sales.  She gave us a thorough market analysis and discussed things we should consider doing to improve the marketability, and sales price of our home.  With us living out of state, she handled everything to make the sale go through, beginning with advance marketing to professional photographs of our home, verification of HOA assessment payments, arranging for carpet cleaning, coordinating the repair work with our handyman, termite inspection, to recommend of a closing attorney.  This is our fourth real estate purchase or sale in Hilton Head Island, but our first with Christina.  Her level of customer service far exceeds the others.  We’ll never use anyone else; she’s great.

Charles Irish - Seller in Port Royal

Charlie Reed sold me real estate on Hilton Head in 1982 and I will never forget how helpful he was in showing me what owning real estate on Hilton Head meant. He steered me away from some less desirable properties and emphasized the value of quality and appreciation of equity. He sure was proved right when he sold the property for me 20 years later! 

George Converse

Ric was wonderful to work with. He called and emailed me right away. Ric also took the time to help no matter what time or day it was! I would recommend him to help others. I can't thank him enough. I consider him a new friend.

Mr. and Mrs. Dailey, Pennsylvania

Ric was very helpful in our (my wife and I) search for our dream home. He was always available if we had questions or concerns. During the hunt for our home, he spent many long afternoons and evenings taking us to all the different communities in the area to give us an idea of what was out there. He is also very knowledgeable about the process of buying a home, from the hunt all the way to the closing and even after. He is also very knowledgeable about the area, and has a lot of fun facts and history to share, which we liked. Buying and/or selling a home is always stressful, but with Ric it was actually fun and enjoyable. My wife and I have bought and sold many homes and never had good experiences on either end, until we worked with Ric and bought our new house. I'm glad that we met and worked with Ric, we know have a great Real Estate Agent and friend.

Mr. and Mrs. G., Bluffton, South Carolina

Having been displaced by Hurricane Sandy a year ago, I was happy to be rescued by Brad Wilson. With his enthusiastic support and uderstanding of my needs, he has helped me to purchase two condos on the sialnd. His vast knowledge of the current market conditions and communities made it easier for me to make an informed decision. Brad is not only a superb Realtor but has now become a great friend.

Lindsay M.

We contacted Christina Forbis because we had heard from friends that she was the best on the Island, that turned out to be completely accurate. She responded immediately and was very accessible. She used the first day to show us areas that we were interested in. By the second day she hit the nail on the head. We found a property in the Port Royal Plantation that was perfect, she got us the home of our dreams!  That was only the beginning of all of the work she did for us. She coordinated every step after that and made the transition easy.  We can't say enough great things about Christina’s professionalism. We also feel like we made a new friend. She is super easy to talk to, we had a lot of laughs and now we are looking forward to being her neighbor in beautiful Port Royal.  

Bill & Charlotte Bartow - Buyers

We first met Drew  Butler in 1995 when we purchased our lot lat 79 Wedgefield Dr. through him.  He has always been there for us to answer any questions and to furnish additional information once we built our home in 1998. When it came time to downsize 21 years later, Drew Butler was the only person who came to our minds. Once again his integrity and honesty as well as his personal touch were valuable assets in our transaction.  We value Drew as a friend as well as our #1 Real Estate Person. 

Pat and Jim Karaman

Hilton Head and surrounding area is fortunate to have Charlie Reed and the Reed family as long time residents and contributing members to our local community. Qualities such as honesty, integrity and hard work clearly define Charlie and set the standard for the entire Reed Team at Charter One. Personally I value their direct and candid advice and greatly value their knowledge of the area real estate market. In handling our real estate needs, we have chosen the Reed Team to represent us whether it has been in the purchase of a property, selling our home, selecting an architect or a builder for a new home.

Michael Lynch

Last Spring, David [Hill] helped my husband and I find a perfect house in Hilton Head.  We started looking at houses when we were vacationing in March and ended up closing on a house in July.  David listened well to what our interests were in a house, sending us information weekly on houses that were available.  Going through the process of buying the home, we had many questions which David was always eager to answer, never making us feel uncomfortable to ask yet another question.  We would highly recommend David Hill to either sell your home or to use him to help find that perfect vacation home.

Dan and Mary Ann

I became acquainted with Christina Forbis at Charter One through her marketing of listings in my neighborhood. After a phone call and meeting with Christina  to discuss my wants and needs I was favorably impressed and knew I wanted to be working with her.  All her suggestions to market my listing were made to put my home in the best possible light. While I may have sputtered to myself at times there is no doubt she is the expert!   I felt my interests were her priority. She was available, always a source of support and expertise. I would highly recommend Christina Forbis as a professional realtor who will look out for your best interests. 

Mary Lutes

Ric: We wanted to thank you and those working with you for the stellar efforts you made in selling our home in near-record time. When we met you on that Sunday afternoon, we hadn't completely made up our mind we were ready to go through such an arduous procedure, but you made the process so effortless, on our part, that it erased all those fears. Selling a home is a very emotional time, but it was listed and sold so fast, those fears were minimized. Our road to closing was a bit bumpy only because we wished to lease our house back until the house we are building is finished, but your diligent work in accomplishing that task is much more than appreciated. Moving once is difficult but moving twice is a near impossible effort, at any stage. Selling our home was not an easy decision to make but with your guidance and help we not only decided to sell but we now know it was the right thing to do.

M/M Simpson, Sun City

Thank you, Drew, for selling our home in Indigo Run on Hilton Head Island.  You and your team, Linda and Erin, were true professionals throughout the entire process.  We especially appreciate all the time and effort you put into marketing our property.  You were always available to answer any questions we had and to provide us with good suggestions.   We highly recommend your services to anyone looking to sell a home in Indigo Run or in the Hilton Head Island area!

Karen and Steve Berzak

Brad Wilson made the experience of selling my parents' home not only easy, but very successful as well. We relied on his expertise, honesty, experience and incredible staff, particularly since we are not South Carolina residents. I am so happy to have chosen Brad as our Realtor and hightly recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling in the Hilton Head Island Area.

Jay Minicucci

When I first inquired about property on HHI, I contacted several realtors. None of them inspired confidence. I then met Tom Reed of the Reed Team. From my first conversation with Tom, I knew I had met someone who would guide me toward the correct real estate decision. This judgment has stood the test of time from both a satisfaction and investment perspective. With Tom’s assistance, I am currently working toward my next real estate purchase on HHI.
I strongly recommend Tom Reed and his associates.

Arnie Nothnagel

Ric and his team are top shelf in every aspect. A joy to work with and took care of every detail. His knowledge of the lowcountry is excellent! He really educated us on the island culture and welcomed us to the area. I will recommend him and his team to anyone I meet.

Mr. and Mrs. S., Bluffton, South Carolina

"Our Experience with James Wedgeworth was... great as always - 5 sales in the past 20 years, (so I should know). Never a hitch, always smooth - Thanks again for a job well done."

Karl and Norma

I have known Les Jones of Charter One Realty for years. He has assisted me with our real estate needs a number of times. He is very professional, experienced, knowledgeable, friendly, responsive, and, perhaps most important, patient. I recommend him highly.

We have worked with Andy for 3 years. He has spent countless hours showing us homes in every plantation on Hilton Head, helping us to understand the pluses and minuses of each one. He was patient, he was honest, he was supportive, and he never pressured us to buy. When we did decide to buy, he explained the contract terms carefully and he handled the details. When we had questions, he returned phone calls and emails promptly. Andy was always professional, he represented us fairly and we now have a new friend.

Judy and Geoff Corbett

When we decided to move to Hilton Head, we were told the only real estate agents to use were the Reed Team.  After buying and selling four properties using them, we couldn’t agree more.
 
They know the market extremely well. In addition, they really tried to learn our goals, and then match properties to meet those goals.  Our first property was an ocean front house, that we rented for 3 years until we tore it down to build our dream house.  The advice we were given by the Reed Team during that time proved to be right on.  The other transactions were for investment reasons, and they all exceeded our goals as well.
 
There are three things we especially liked about dealing with the Reed Team; first, they would tell us exactly how they felt about a property, and actually steered us away from some we liked. Secondly, they have a very practical, common sense approach about real estate deals. And thirdly, they worked hard on building long-term relationships, they weren’t just transaction processors. They stayed very involved during escrow and way past the closings, ensuring that the deal got done to our satisfaction.

We only wish they had an office in southern California when we relocated here.

Judy and Glen Terbeek

Scott Collins was ideal to work with. He took the information we gave him and blended it with his own experience and knowledge to lead us to our dream home in a single day! Follow up was seamless. He dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s. He was there as a stand-in for us as necessary when we returned home 3,000 miles away. We would certainly recommend or use or Scott again in a heartbeat! 

Liz and Kelly Warner

We can't thank you enough for all your hard work, patience & professionalism in helping us finally find the perfect home for our next stage of life. Your expertise in the HHI real estate market is extraordinary & it shows. Working through the searching stage, to the offer  & contract, inspection to closing, we knew we had chosen the perfect man for the job. You patiently walked us through every stage, & we can't thank you enough, Andy [Twisdale], & will certainly recommend you in the future.  YOU'RE THE BEST

Al and Diana

Ric was fantastic to work with! He was extremely knowledgeable and able to locate properties that fit our criteria, even when inventory was low. He was quick to respond and kept us aware of all new properties as they became available and was happy to show them to us quickly so we did not miss an opportunity. When we finally made our decision he also was very in-tune with the mortgage process and was able to answer many questions we had. I would highly recommend, if you are in the market for a strong, well rounded, knowledgeable agent that can help you buy or sell your property and truly enjoy doing it, that you get in touch with Ric Hollifield.

K Zook, Bluffton SC

It is with great pleasure I am writing this. For the purchase of our 2nd home we dealt with Ryan Bassett from your company. We could not have been treated better if he were a family member!! Ryan made this deal work for us; without him I am sure it wouldn't have happened and we have many family members we are referring to Ryan!

Jay and Marianne

We contacted Christina Forbis because we had heard from friends that she was the best on the Island, that turned out to be completely accurate. She responded immediately and was very accessible. She used the first day to show us areas that we were interested in. By the second day she hit the nail on the head. We found a property in the Port Royal Plantation that was perfect, she got us the home of our dreams!  That was only the beginning of all of the work she did for us. She coordinated every step after that and made the transition easy.  We can't say enough great things about Christina’s professionalism. We also feel like we made a new friend. She is super easy to talk to, we had a lot of laughs and now we are looking forward to being her neighbor in beautiful Port Royal.  

Bill & Charlotte Bartow

Recently my wife and I have had the privilege of working with Angela Barbic of Charter One Realty.  Angela recognized that we were coming from Virginia and our time in Bluffton was limited and valuable. Angela and I discussed our desires/requirements/priorities prior to our visit to Bluffton.  It was a pleasure to see that she took into account all that we had asked for and presented us with properties which were as close to our needs as possible.  It was a pleasure not to be led around and shown properties which were not what we wanted.  She is a true professional who had our best interests as a top priority.  We plan to move to Bluffton in, hopefully, the near future and look forward to working with Angela in achieving our goals.  I would be the first to recommend Angela to anybody I knew who was moving to the Hilton Head area.  Angela is a true asset to your organization.

Jerry Zemlachenko

We all know the stress involved when selling or buying real estate and Brad has the ability to make all involved feel save and secure with one of the largest financial transactions of their life. His knowledge, and marketing and negotation skills are superior to anyone I have ever experienced in the real estate industry. We were able to sell our house within a very short period of time for almost the full asking price and in this economy that is quite an accomplishment.

Rich and Helen H

We met Christina when looking at a house she was showing.  She had also been recommended by the agent who helped us find our previous home on Hilton Head and was now retired.  After falling in love with the home, we asked Christina to look at our existing home and ended up having her list it.  She did an excellent job marketing our home and was on site for issues that arose when we were out of town.  When a seemingly good offer was made, we accepted and Christina became our battlefield commander as the pending sale turned into a nightmare of frivolous issues from the other party.  Her professional demeanor and extensive experience guided us through the quagmire and resulted in closing successfully.  We highly recommend Christina as an excellent realtor and as importantly, a really good person!

Dick and Cathy - Sellers in Indigo Run