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Hodnett Cooper Joins Berkshire Hathaway

As the GoldenIsles.new reports,

The name Hodnett Cooper Real Estate has long been a mainstay in the Golden Isles real estate market. But in the spring that will change.

The company will join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks. In the spring, the company will officially begin operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate.

The family-owned brokerage, led by broker/owner Pat Hodnett Cooper, the daughter of its founder, operates three offices with more than 50 agents. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage network with more than 42,350 agents and 1,270 offices admitted to the brand since its founding in September 2013.

When presented with the opportunity to join the firm, Hodnett Cooper said she jumped at the chance.

“Very few times in your life do opportunities present themselves that are life changing; this is certainly one of those times,” she said.

“I am so excited for the future of our real estate company and for what our franchise affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will mean for our business.”

She feels that aligning the real estate brokerage with a large and recognizable firm like Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will bring good things in the years ahead.

“The name will resonate well with clients in all market segments and with real estate professionals in our area; we’re proud to represent this terrific brand and look forward to growing with the very best,” she said.

With their transition, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate agents will gain access to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite focusing on lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides national and international marketing support, listing syndication to consumer search sites in 35 countries, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection for high-end and resort listings.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Gino Blefari is also optimistic about the move.

“Pat is a well-respected leader throughout the St. Simons Island and Golden Isles marketplace,” he said. “We are thrilled to welcome them to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices family.”

The company’s new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices yard signs are expected to populate the Golden Isles this spring. Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals, Inc., however, will continue operations as the largest vacation rental company on St. Simons Island and will not be part of the franchise affiliation.

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2016 ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HODNETT COOPER REAL ESTATE, INC ANNOUNCES THEIR 2016 ANNUAL AWARD WINNERS

Monday, January 16, 2017— Hodnett Cooper Real Estate is pleased to announce the recipients of their annual awards for 2016.

Each year, Hodnett Cooper recognizes agents that have demonstrated outstanding listing and sales performance, a positive attitude, devoted work ethic and a positive impact on the community.

Stephanie Webb, Real Estate AgentStephanie Foster Webb – Hodnett Cooper Real Estate’s Top Producing Agent of the Year

Stephanie Foster Webb was honored with the “Top Producing Agent of the Year” Award. This award recognizes the exceptional level of accomplishment for the Hodnett Cooper agent with the highest sales volume for the year.

Stephanie finished the 2016 year with $11,706,328 in sales volume and was involved in 90 transactions.

Pat Hodnett Cooper, President and Broker of Hodnett Cooper Real Estate stated, “This is the second year in a row that I am pleased to recognize Stephanie as our ‘Top Producing Agent.’ Stephanie loves what she does and it shows.  She is truly dedicated to her clients, her business, and our company.  It is a blessing to call her a member of the Hodnett Cooper family.”

 

 

 

Carly Oxenreider, Real Estate AgentCarly Oxenreider – Hodnett Cooper Open Heart & Hands Award

Carly Oxenreider was the recipient of the Hodnett Cooper “Open Heart & Hands Award”. Carly was nominated by her peers for her charitable efforts and positive community impact. Carly’s Pay it Forward with Property campaign, her leadership and involvement with Relay for Life, and her constant and unwavering support for our military and various non-profits that support our Veterans is truly inspirational.

“Carly not only dedicates time to making a positive impact in our community, her personal business mantra reflects her belief and commitment to helping others.  She dedicates 10% of her personal commission from each transaction to a charity of her clients’ choice.  That should inspire us all,” said Pat Hodnett Cooper.

 

 

 

Erin Vaughn, Real Estate AgentErin Vaughn – Hodnett Cooper Young Gun Award

The Hodnett Cooper Young Gun Award recognizes an agent that has joined the real estate industry within the last 24 months who has demonstrated dedication, a positive attitude and an exceptionally outstanding listing and sales performance. REALTOR, Erin Vaughn was the recipient of this award.

Erin finished the 2016 year with $9,695,713 in sales volume and was involved in over 75 transactions.  She is also currently serving on the MLS Board of Directors and is the GIAR Awards Committee Chairman and the Chairman of the Young Professionals Network.

Pat Hodnett Cooper shared, “I am so proud of Erin for her outstanding achievements in real estate these last two years.  She initially started her career working with Hodnett Cooper Long Term Rentals and has transitioned to become a successful Associate Broker with our company.  I know that this is the beginning of a long and successful career in real estate for Erin.”

Hodnett Cooper is honored to have these incredible agents on our team.

ABOUT HODNETT COOPER

Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. is a family-owned and operated company with three offices throughout the Golden Isles, offering a full range of real estate services including real estate sales, residential rentals, property management, and commercial sales.  They are the premier real estate company in southeast coastal Georgia with a professional and diverse team of over 50 Realtors®.

CONTACT

Hodnett Cooper

Catherine Maybank, Director of Marketing

912.638.4750, cmaybank@hodnettcooper.com

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HGTV Dream Home 2017 on St. Simons Island

Have you heard? HGTV 2017 Dream Home is on St. Simons Island! HGTV is no stranger to St. Simons featuring our small but beautiful island on many of their shows throughout the years. St Simons was featured on Island Life, where a couple and their children from California move across country for a slow paced, more relaxed coastal lifestyle. One of Hodnett Cooper’s very own, Lisa Wilson was the Real Estate agent featured on the show to help the lovely couple find their perfect island home. In addition, St. Marys, just a few miles away was also the 2004 HGTV Dream Home. This year, in the heart of the island at Sea Palms subdivision sits the 3,600 square foot Dream Home. The home was originally built in the 1980’s but was completely remolded and turned into a modern day fairy tale. In addition to the lucky winner receiving the beautiful home they also win a Honda Pilot and $250,000 in cash, not bad right?! In previous years they have opened the Dream Homes for public tours and we are keeping our fingers crossed they will do the same this year! The contest starts December 28th and ends February 17th. You can vote twice a day every day, in years past there has never been a winner who did not vote twice a day every day… so make sure you enter daily!!! The winner of the contest will be announced in late February or early March.

HGTV 2017 Dream Home

HGTV 2017 Dream Home

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Curaytor Excellence Conference

This week Hodnett Cooper travels to Orlando, FL for the much anticipated Curaytor Excellence Conference. Curaytor was founded by two guys who know the Real Estate industry Curaytor Co Founderswell and felt like they had many great ideas to offer others in the business. Curaytor Co-Founders, Chris Smith and Jimmy Mackin specialize in all things digital media. From web sites, to lead generation, to online and mobile advertising. Clients all over the United States boast of their increased sales, brand awareness, and customer retention with the help of Curaytor. We are excited to learn from some of the best in the industry this week! They have set up an awesome line up of guest speakers from Curaytor employees to CEOs of successful Real Estate companies. We are confident we will come back flooded with great ideas and will have heard so many great success stories from other companies like ours. As well as learning opportunities about what others have tried that didn’t work so well. We can’t wait to get back to St. Simons and share all the exciting things we learned. Although, it’ll be hard to leave the happiest place on earth.. Disney World!!

 

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Hodnett Cooper Welcomes New Director of Marketing

Hodnett Cooper is excited to announce Catherine Maybank has joined the team as Director of Marketing. Catherine brings a wealth of knowledge from her previous experience in hospitality management, real estate marketing, and management at Frederica. In addition to her business experience Catherine holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of North Florida. She is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Georgia and is a 2003 Leadership Glynn Graduate.

Catherine comments, “I am excited to start a new challenge with Hodnett Cooper and look forward to working with the team to further solidify their position in the market as the #1 Vacation Rental and Real Estate Firm in the Golden Isles. I am fortunate to join such a wonderful family of professionals.”

Pat Cooper, President and Broker of Hodnett Cooper, shares, “Catherine’s experience and industry knowledge make her a key addition to the Hodnett Cooper family. Her appointment is a sign of our commitment to being the leading real estate firm and vacation rentals firm in the Golden Isles. Our plans for the future are exciting and Catherine will play a key role in implementing our vision.”

Catherine is originally from Albany, GA, but has called St. Simons home since 1993. She and her husband Steven are thrilled to be active members of the community and are blessed with two children, Anna and Lucas.

 

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Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Participates In Global Real Estate Conference.

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Recently a diverse group of Hodnett Cooper team members  participated in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® exclusive conference, which took place at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Conference Week attracts a prestigious audience of nearly 2,500 real estate professionals from 25 countries.

The conference was offered exclusively to professionals affiliated with LeadingRE, a global community of real estate companies awarded membership based on rigorous standards for service and performance. The event offered further education for every branch of our firm. Brokers to REALTORS and relocation professionals, all the way to our marketing and technology specialist. Our team explored a range of topics relating to the real estate market and addressed ways to best reach, communicate with and serve today’s savvy home buyers and sellers.

Keynote speakers included George Blankenship, the innovator who master-minded Apple retail stores and later headed worldwide retail for Tesla, and William Taylor, co-founding editor of Fast Company magazine. Also featured were Stefan Swanepoel, real estate trends expert and author of the Swanepoel Power 200 and D.A.N.G.E.R. Report, and an impressive line-up of industry thought leaders, marketing strategists and technology innovators.

“The event attracted some of the most innovative, forward-thinking minds in the industry, and we were thrilled to bring such an accomplished group together to focus on learning and collaboration,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor .

Hodnett Cooper Real Estate is the Golden Isles representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com), the largest network of premier locally-branded firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. As a member of LeadingRE, Hodnett Cooper provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in any market.

Continuously seeking further education, and staying up to date on market trends to better assist our clients, are contributing factors to Hodnett Cooper Real Estates continued success in customer satisfaction.

 

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Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Is Pleased To Announce Our 2015 Annual Award Winners.

We are pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Award Winners.

Each year, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate recognizes agents that have demonstrated outstanding listing and sales performance, a positive attitude, devoted work ethic and a positive impact on the community. 

Foster Stephanie

Stephanie Foster Webb – Hodnett Cooper Real Estate’s Top Producing Agent of the Year- Stephanie Foster Webb was honored with the “Top Producing Agent of the Year” award. This award recognizes the exceptional level of accomplishment for the Hodnett Cooper agent with the highest sales volume for the year.

Stephanie finished the 2015 year with a $9,404,771 sales volume and was involved in 62 transaction sides.

Pat Hodnett Cooper, President and Broker of Hodnett Cooper Real Estate stated, “In this competitive and ever changing market, Stephanie continuously raises the bar and remains in the top tier of this profession. It is a remarkable accomplishment for an agent to achieve the status of the ‘Top Producing Agent’. This is undoubtedly a testament to her unwavering drive for excellence and dedication to her clients.”

 

Fitzpatrick Rachel

Rachel Fitzpatrcik – Hodnett Cooper Open Heart & Hands Award- Rachel Fitzpatrick was the recipient of the Hodnett Cooper “Open Heart & Hands Award”. Rachel was nominated by her peers for her charitable efforts and positive community impact. Throughout the year Rachel works with various organizations and is always on the lookout for an opportunity to assist the less fortunate. Rachel is best known for her annual “Don’t Be a Scrooge” fundraiser that  she coordinates to benefit families in need during the holiday season. By the giving of her time and talents, Rachel not only makes a difference in the community but in her profession as well.

A fellow REALTOR describes Rachel as “the epitome of open heart”.

“I admire her for selflessly serving our community. Her commitment to public service mirrors the commitment to her professional success. Her positive energy and caring demeanor is a direct attribute to her accomplishments.” said Pat Hodnett Cooper.

 

Miller Dawn

Dawn Miller – Hodnett Cooper Young Gun Award – The Hodnett Cooper Young Gun Award recognizes an agent that has joined the real estate industry within the last 24 months who has demonstrated dedication, a positive attitude and an exceptionally outstanding listing and sales performance. REALTOR, Dawn Miller was the recipient of this award. Approaching her first year in real estate with eagerness, Dawn utilized our training, technology and support services and has earned almost 50 hours of continued education in her first 18 months as a licensed REALTOR. Dawn attended 2 business development “boot camps”, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas as well as a variety of GIAR functions. In addition she achieved $5,574,452 in sales and 38 transactions in her last 18 months.

For Dawn, Pat Hodnett Cooper believes this is only the beginning of a long, successful career. She states, “I am incredibly proud of Dawn for her outstanding achievements during her first full year in the real estate business, she is positioning herself to be a dominate presence in Real Estate, now and in the years to come.”

 

Hodnett Cooper is honored to have these incredible agents on our team.

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Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Welcomes Anne Lyndon Peck

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We are thrilled to announce that REALTOR, Anne Lyndon Peck has joined our Hodnett Cooper Team!

Born in Macon, and a seventh-generation Georgian, Anne has been visiting the Golden Isles since she was a young child. She has recently moved to St. Simons from Athens, where her family has a long history with the University of Georgia and especially UGA football. Anne received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and worked as an interior designer for several firms in New England and Georgia. While her three daughters were growing up she and her husband founded one of the earliest internet retail companies, Outpost.com; more recently they opened thirteen PeachMac Apple retail stores across the south.

Anne revels in using her eye for interior design and her fluency in internet marketing to help buyers find the perfect home and sellers show their houses to the greatest effect.

Anne’s passion for Coastal Georgia is renewed every time she takes a long walk on the beach with her husband. She also enjoys listening to live music and dining at the great local restaurants in the Golden Isles. She has joined the Literary Guild of St. Simons and the St. Simons Land Trust,  and is always looking to be active in other local organizations.

Contact Anne at 912-291-3411 or at  www.annelyndonpeck-realestate.com.

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Paying It Forward With Property.

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Here at Hodnett Cooper Real Estate we not only have the most talented group of agents but also the most giving. Since January 2015, Realtor, Carly Oxenreider has brought a new meaning to corporate charitable giving through her program, “Paying It Forward with Property”. She donates 10 percent of her personal commission at the end of each sale to a charity of her client’s choosing.

The Holiday edition of Golden Isles Magazine recently did an article on Carly’s giving demeanor. In the article readers discover that Carly’s passion for giving back started long before she came to Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, For her 40th birthday a few years ago, while living in Los Angeles, she asked family and friends to commit to completing random acts of kindness such  handing out coats to the homeless or buying someones meal at a drive through window. We could not be more thrilled she brought her Real Estate talent and giving heart to Hodnett Cooper in 2014 . We look forward to many years of working along side this talented, selfless woman.

Carly hopes more real estate agents will follow her lead and create their own way to pay it forward. Maybe we can all take note from Carly’s example. With the holidays approaching the needs of others become more visible. There are so many opportunities to give back regardless of where you are.

Click HERE to read Golden Isles Magazines full article on Carly.

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ESPN Coastal Feature Listing of the Month.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Inc, has teamed up with ESPN Coastal to bring you a new online segment, the “Hodnett Cooper  Featured Listing of the Month”. To qualify as a feature listing we showcase our most unique homes, exclusive listings, deep water access, oceanfront, and custom built homes.

An experienced Hodnett Cooper Real Estate Agent showcases the selected property. This is a great opportunity to get a virtual tour of the home, instead of only relying on pictures.

Check out our latest episodes below.