Rita CymbalistaWe are happy to welcome Rita Cymbalista to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  Rita has been a Realtor since 2003 and earned her Brokers license in 2011. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she worked for Lockheed Martin in Marietta, GA for 17 years. Rita moved to the Lowcountry sin 2007 and has been enjoying the lifestyle ever since.

"I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why I provide exceptional, personalized service for all of my clients. I take great pride in the relationships I build and always work relentlessly on my client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.

I am always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, and…

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For much of the country, the first quarter of 2019 provided several disruptive weather patterns that contributed to less foot traffic toward potential home sales. Coupled with low affordability, higher prices and an inventory situation in its infancy of recovering from record lows – not to mention several more days of wintry weather in April – slower sales persisted across most residential real estate markets.

2019 Market Reports


However, buyers are beginning to return in force this spring. For well-priced homes in desirable locations, competition is fierce. New Listings were down 1.6 percent to 662. Pending Sales increased 7.3 percent to 588. Inventory grew 4.8 percent to 2,403 units. Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 2.4 percent to $319,250. Days on…

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The Port Royal Sound foundation is hosting the Gullah Art of the Sound this week at the Maritime Center on Okatie Highway.  Did you ever wonder how they make those beautiful sweetgrass baskets?  Then you won't want to miss out the Sweetgrass Basket Sewing class on Saturday.  This exhibit will feature local Gullah artists who work in varying media. Featured pieces will include paintings, sculptures, hand crafted baskets and more! A percentage of sales will benefit the Port Royal Sound Foundation.

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March 2019 Market Reports

In addition to the quandary of ongoing housing price increases and affordability concerns in many U.S. markets, the first quarter of 2019 saw a fair share of adverse weather as well. Sales totals were mixed across the nation and sometimes dependent on what was a persistent wintry mix, especially in the Great Plains, Midwest and Northeast. Meanwhile, new listings and total homes for sale have been trending lower in year-over-year comparisons in many areas, and last year's marks were already quite low.

New Listings were down 3.4 percent to 748. Pending Sales decreased 2.3 percent to 553. Inventory grew 7.4 percent to 2,433 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 8.7 percent to $325,000. Days on Market increased 0.7 percent to 139…

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Sarah O'Leary TakacsWe are so happy to welcome Sarah O'Leary Takacs to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  Sarah will be serving clients for residential real estate sales in the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Luxury market. She brings with her 37 years of sales experience. 

As an agent who's an expert in this local area with over 37 years in the local market, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

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You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right property at the right price…

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February 2019 Market Reports

It is worthwhile to mention the weather when discussing residential real estate for large portions of the U.S. for February 2019, because this month has turned in some impressively cold, rainy and snowy days that have stalled some buying and selling actions. Nevertheless, housing markets have proven to be resilient despite predictions of a tougher year for the industry. It is still too early to say how the entire year will play out, but economic fundamentals remain positive.

New Listings were up 2.3 percent to 665. Pending Sales increased 26.2 percent to 515. Inventory grew 5.5 percent to 2,298 units.  Prices were still soft as Median Sales Price was down 2.3 percent to $299,150. Days on Market decreased 8.3 percent to 132 days. Months Supply of…

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Realtor Service Awards 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty would like to congratulate the 5 agents from our company who were awarded the 2018 REALTOR Service Award:  Judy Flanagan, David Gerwels, MaryLou Haraburd, Susie Castellini and Christina Galbreath-Gonzalez.

Each year, the Hilton Head Area REALTORS® recognizes those members who throughout the past year have achieved high levels of continuing education, professional development, Association involvement and leadership, as well as serving our community by volunteering their time, talent and financial support.  Only a small percentage of the REALTOR® Association is eligible for this distinction, which honors well rounded professionals who demonstrate passion for their industry and community,…

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Marty CassidyMarty Cassidy has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty as a real estate sales professional.  Originally from New Jersey, Marty and his wife Rosellyn, spent a few years in Atlanta knowing that eventually they wanted to call the Low Country home.  

Prior to getting his real estate license, Marty had a successful 30-year career in the tech sector working with Fortune 500 companies and several start-up ventures.  He has been an admired leader and innovator in his field.  Marty has a rich and successful background of demonstrated leadership and multi-segment customer experiences.  This experience includes more than a dozen years at Microsoft in various leadership positions. He is a veteran of the US Navy and attended…

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John Friday BHHS Hilton Head Bluffton RealtyWe are proud to welcome John Friday to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty!  John started his career in Savannah and ended up in the Lowcountry, with many far reaching destinations in between, like the West Virginia mountains and top level resort destinations including Turks and Caicos and Deep Water Cay in the Bahamas.  

John and his wife, Denise, decided on Hilton Head Island to call home and where they are raising their delightful twins. They are a very active family, travelling here and there for various sporting events, spending time on the water paddle boarding or at the beach. John enjoys golfing and fishing in his downtime. He is a highly responsive team player with superior knowledge in real estate. He’s straight to the…

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