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Hodnett Cooper Real Estate is proud to have Bree Bundy Davis join our team.

Having moved from Georgia to Alaska back to Florida and a few places in between, Bree is excited to have finally returned to Coastal Georgia. Bree fully understand the relocation process and true value of community. She proudly supports our local charitable organizations through her participation in a wide variety of events throughout the year.

A trained real estate professional, Bree possess expert skills in relocation, marketing, presentation, negotiation and sales. She works with her clients to ensure that their property sells for top market value as quickly as possible, all while saving the seller from any inconvenience.

Whether you are looking to sell, buy, or invest, your transaction is unique and should be treated as such. Bree is responsive in this fast-paced market and looks forward to getting to know you and tailoring the process to best meet your needs.

With 2 children and an active real estate career, Bree has very little spare time. However, she loves to travel and enjoys local activities with her husband and children on the St. Simons Island natural playground, the beach.

Bree is located at our mainland office.


Hodnett Cooper is excited to introduce Melissa Johnson, one of the newest Realtors to join the Hodnett Cooper Team.

Melissa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Valdosta State University.

Before coming to Hodnett Cooper, Melissa and her husband began a construction company in 2005, Johnson Partners Inc.  With his background in Civil Engineering and her background in Marketing, they focused on high end residential and commercial building.  When the real estate market struggled, they geared their company toward their industrial building roots.  Going back to residential building, the team changed the company name to REH Building Solutions. Melissa felt this would be a perfect time to transition to her career in real estate. Melissa started with Hodnett Cooper Real Estate as an office administrator while completing real estate courses at night.

Melissa truly enjoys working with people and is eager to build a strong client base through honesty and knowledge.  A knowledge that comes from 10 years in the construction industry. Melissa’s goal is to help others find true happiness in their residence. The process of buying or selling a home should be as stress free as possible and she will diligently work to make sure her clients receive a pleasant experience.

Melissa enjoys hanging out with her husband Jamie and their 3 children.  They love riding bikes, swimming, playing with their two golden retrievers, Hollywood & Rigger, and traveling.  Melissa feels truly blessed to be able to call St. Simons Island her hometown and loves that there are so many outdoor adventures available to experience.

Melissa is located in our mainland office, visit her today!


Hodnett Cooper is thrilled to announce that Realtor Jean Lyons has joined the Hodnett Cooper team.

Jean is originally from California but has lived in the Southeast since 1986. She previously resided in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, North Carolina. Since 2014 Jean has proudly called the Golden Isles her home.

For 25 years Jean worked as a cosmetologist building and maintaining strong relationships with her clientele – an asset greatly desired in the real estate industry. Jean also brings her previous mortgage experience to Hodnett Cooper. Advising agents and attorneys, as well as approving closing documents for over 2 years, she can help council her clients to avoid common pitfalls that can delay the short sale process. Jean has an extensive knowledge of investor and servicer terminology to aide buyers and sellers navigate through any situation.

Starting her career in North and South Carolina, Jean has been a licensed realtor since 2009. With her passion for helping others, whether you are buying or selling, she will negotiate for your best interest and keep her clients’ needs first.

When she’s not working Jean enjoys exercising and has recently taken up golf. She loves cooking and spending time with her family.

Located at our mainland office, Jean is ready to help you in your next real estate transaction.

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As a family-owned business, Hodnett Cooper takes pride in celebrating the individuals who contribute to our success every day. Our founder, Roy Hodnett, continually emphasizes the importance of a positive attitude.

Every month this year, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate will be presenting the “Roy Hodnett Positive Person Award” to one team member in the Brunswick office and one team member in the St. Simons Island office. The award can be given for any number of reasons that fall under the “positive person” umbrella. For example: helping a fellow employee with a difficult situation, participating in a charitable event, rescuing a dog, covering the front desk for a sick employee or taking food to a family in need. The award winner is the person that never says “no” when someone needs assistance, or the person that always makes you smile. The award recipient chooses the next month’s recipient based on those criteria.

Last month’s recipients, Carly Oxenrider, of our Brunswick office, and Emily Holcomb, of our St. Simons Island office, nominated and awarded the recipients for May:

Melissa Johnson – as Carly describes, “I chose Melissa because every day, no matter how busy she is, I am always greeted by her smiling face at the front desk. She remains positive, even when things are not going well, or as expected. Melissa consistently exceeds expectations,” said Carly.

Holly Ponsell –Emily Holcomb passed the award to Holly Ponsell for her leadership and astute business skills. “Holly is a great businesswoman, and is always helpful in coaching and training our newer agents,” said Emily.

All of us at Hodnett Cooper thank and congratulate both Melissa and Holly!


Melissa Johnson
Brunswick Office Staff
11 Trade Street
Brunswick, GA, 31525

Melissa Johnson and her husband Jamie reside on St. Simons Island with their three children.  Melissa has lived in the area for close to 10 years, and enjoys traveling, baseball, and spending time with her family and friends.


Holly Ponsell
Real Estate Professional
Office Phone: 912-291-3493
Cell Phone: 912-217-1631
Office Fax: 912-264-6616
Contact This Real Estate Professional
520 Ocean Blvd
St Simons Island, GA, 31522

Holly Ponsell brings a wide range of experience to her real estate career. She worked in human resources to interview and screen call center employees. In addition, she worked with the family business, Ponsell Heating and Air, managing and assisting in all aspects of the business—from scheduling to marketing to customer service. As a result, Holly is professional, organized, hard working, creatively solves problems and values positive customer relations.

Holly enjoys meeting new people and developing strong relationships based on respect, trust and integrity. Holly’s skills are varied and honed—with a sensitivity and astuteness that comes from being a business owner. Whether her clients are first-time home buyers, investors, or relocating, she handles each with the individual attention and care they deserve. Holly recognizes that buying a home is one of the biggest decisions in life and she works hard to keep clients informed and educated.

Holly is married to Tommy Ponsell and they have three children. She loves fishing, antiquing, gardening, traveling and is an avid numismatist (coin collector).






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Join Hodnett Cooper REALTOR Lisa Marriott Anderson at an Open House Saturday, May 16 from 1 to 4 pm. 13 Pipewood in Grant’s Ferry, Brunswick, Georgia.

This lovely home offers new construction, single level living, with no flood insurance required. Features include a nice open kitchen with island overlooking the great room. The master suite features a garden tub as well as walk-in shower. The community offers a clubhouse with zero edge pool, tennis courts, caterer’s kitchen, business center, fitness room and card room. Seller will pay $3000. toward Buyer closing costs! Stop in to tour all of the new construction homes at Grant’s Ferry as well as the clubhouse, pool and tennis courts.

For directions, additional details or to schedule a private showing, contact Lisa Marriott Anderson:


Lisa Marriott Anderson

Lisa Marriott Anderson
Associate Broker
Office Phone: 912-291-3405
Cell Phone: 912-223-3421
Office Fax: 912-634-8350
Contact This Associate Broker
520 Ocean Boulevard
St. Simons Island, GA, 31522
Graduate, REALTORS Institute Accredited Seller Representative  Seniors Real Estate Specialist

For her entire professional career, Lisa has been involved in sales. She began in retail clothing while in high school, was a toy manufacturer’s representative and began her real estate career in 1990 in Highlands, North Carolina. Lisa enjoys the entire process–from meeting new people to finding the right home or homesite to closing day when the home becomes a haven for her clients. With  new construction, Lisa considers creating a home a labor of love, and takes pride in each phase of the process. Lisa’s top priority is protecting her clients’ interest through every phase of the buying and selling process.

Lisa has a great deal of experience in new construction, short sales, relocation, second homes and condominiums. She specializes in sales in the Sanctuary Cove community and on St. Simons Island. When she is not working, Lisa is involved with the St. Simons United Methodist Church, volunteers with the American Cancer Society, is a volunteer marshall each year at the McGladrey Classic PGA TOUR event and loves spending time with family and playing golf.



Congratulations to Hodnett Cooper Realtor®, Ann Dempsey, who had two properties she has listed for sale featured in The Week

House hunting: 7 lovely homes on the Georgia coast 

The article featured 7 homes for sale on the Georgia Coast, and included Ann’s 1129 W. Mission Lane, SE Darien listing of a 5 bedroom home providing marsh views, featuring a gourmet kitchen, elevator, library, and master suite with screened in porch. Property amenities include stationary and floating docks, as well as a dock house.

Mission Lane – Additional Photos & Details


Ann’s second home featured is a .07 acre property in Brunswick at 103 Drakes Landing, a gated community with nature trails. The house has tile floors, fireplace, a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, and includes landscaped areas and community pool access.

Drakes Landing – Additional Photos & Details



For additional information on either property, contact Ann

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Ann Dempsey
Associate Broker
520 Ocean Boulevard
St. Simons Island
Office Phone: 912-291-3492
Office Fax: 912-634-8350
Cell Phone: 912-222-0876

571 Green Swamp Road, Brunswick, Georgia

571 Green Swamp Road, Brunswick, Georgia

Join Hodnett Cooper REALTOR Winnie Skarpalezos at an Open House Sunday, April from noon to 3 pm. 571 Green Swamp Road, Brunswick, Georgia.

This home has the best of both worlds: farm-like setting on acreage, yet convenient to all of Brunswick’s amenities. Just 8 miles from the Target Shopping Center in Brunswick, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath home sits on 3.88 acres. Included on the property is a multi-stall barn for horses, new three-rail fencing and an additional fenced area (originally designed for goats). There is also a large workshop with electricity.

The home is in excellent condition with a 15’ x 18’ master bedroom with tray ceiling, large walk-in closet, and extra area off the master that could be used as an office or nursery. Also inside are three living/dining areas, sunroom and front porch overlooking the pasture.

At $214,900, the home is USDA zoned and could be purchased with no money down. Do not miss the opportunity to see this unique, beautiful property.

For directions, additional details or to schedule a private showing, contact Winnie Skarpalezos:

Winnie Skarpalezos

Winnie Skarpalezos


Office Phone: 912-291-3486

Cell Phone: 912-258-0080
111 Turnberry, St. Simons Island, Georgia

111 Turnberry, St. Simons Island, Georgia


At Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, we speak with homeowners every day. Many are concerned about their home’s equity and whether it is the right time to sell. While many factors play into a home’s equity, we are seeing a significant trend. Overall, the average sales price of a single family home in Glynn County (excluding Sea Island) increased 12.8% in 2014 over 2013. The bottom line is, your home may have more value than you think. If you’ve been considering selling, contact Hodnett Cooper today for more detailed market analysis on your home’s value. You may be pleasantly surprised!

Missy Neu, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, GIAR REALTOR of the Year 2014

Missy Neu, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, REALTOR of the Year 2014


At the recent Golden Isles Association of Realtors (GIAR) 77th Annual Awards Gala, Missy Neu was honored as REALTOR of the Year. This is the third time Missy Neu has been awarded GIAR’s Realtor of the Year.

Each year, GIAR accepts nomination ballots for REALTOR of the Year. Eligibility criteria include a combination of factors including business accomplishments, high standard of ethics, civic activity and participation in the local, state and national associations.

“Missy Neu has worked tirelessly on her own book of business, is helping to develop better business practices for her fellow agents, continues to better the community and has made a significant impact on issues surrounding our industry on a local and national level,” said Pat Hodnett Cooper, Owner and Broker at Hodnett Cooper Real Estate.

In 2014, Missy sold over $7.3 million in real estate and had 18 transactions. As Hodnett Cooper Real Estate’s Vice President of Business Development, Missy’s reach extends much further. She led a group of agents through two Business Development Boot Camps designed to improve agent success through training, mentoring and technology. Missy was instrumental in Hodnett Cooper joining the invitation-only network of independently owned real estate firms, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. With Missy’s leadership, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate increased its sales volume by over $30 million in 2014 over 2013.

Missy Neu not only serves Hodnett Cooper, she is dedicated to REALTOR associations on a local, state and national level. Most notably, Missy spearheaded efforts to reform the Biggert Waters Act, which significantly impacts coastal Georgia real estate. Missy lobbied to alleviate the unfair ramifications of flood insurance increases on homeowners. She worked directly with Congressman Jack Kingston and his staff to champion repeal and reform of the national legislation.

Throughout the year, Missy’s involvement in the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS, Georgia Association of REALTORS and National Association of REALTORS is vast. She chaired committees, served on numerous committees, and attended conferences and summits. “Because of her involvement, no one has a better grasp on the multitude of issues facing the real estate industry today,” said Pat Cooper.

In addition to her role at Hodnett Cooper and her association involvement, Missy believes that our success as individuals and companies is dependent on the health of our community. Missy contributes to that health by serving on the Board of Directors of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Executive Committee, Property Committee and is Vice Chair of Governmental Affairs. She was appointed to the Brunswick & Glynn County Economic Authority Board of Governors—the first woman to serve on the Board. Missy was also Co-Chair of the High School Graduation Blueprint Implementation Commission and served on the College of Coastal Georgia Service Learning Advisory Board. She also contributes and volunteers to a number of local charities.


“Missy Neu is an invaluable member of the Hodnett Cooper Real Estate team. Her knowledge and commitment enhances our entire team,” said Pat Cooper.


Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. is pleased that Missy Neu was awarded REALTOR of the Year by the Golden Isles Association of Realtors.

Holly Ponsell, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, GIAR Rookie of the Year 2014

Holly Ponsell, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, GIAR Rookie of the Year 2014


At the recent Golden Isles Association of Realtors (GIAR) 77th Annual Awards Gala, Holly Ponsell, REALTOR at Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. was honored with the Rookie of the Year award.

Each year, GIAR accepts nomination ballots for Rookie of the Year. Eligibility criteria include a combination of factors including business accomplishments, high standard of ethics, civic activity and participation in the local association.

“I nominated Holly for the award because in all of my years as a Broker, she stands out as my most successful rookie agent to date,” said Pat Hodnett Cooper, Owner and Broker at Hodnett Cooper Real Estate.

In 2014, Holly had fourteen sales for a total volume of $2.3 million and fifteen active listings. Holly actively participated in two series of Hodnett Cooper “Boot Camps, “ featuring custom curriculum designed to develop Hodnett Cooper REALTORS at all levels of experience. Always willing to share her knowledge and experience, she has taken an active role in mentoring other new agents. She has been an invaluable resource to her many buyers and sellers. Holly has been active with the GIAR on the Strategic Planning Committee, Governmental Affairs Committee and Member Services Committee.

In addition to her dedication and work ethic at the office, Holly is a devoted mother to three children, helps her husband in his heating and air business and attends The Chapel in Brunswick most Sundays. “She keeps a lot of balls in the air and juggles them well,” says Cooper, “we are so glad to have Holly Ponsell on the Hodnett Cooper team and I am confident she has many, many more successful years ahead.”

Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. is pleased that Holly Ponsell was awarded Rookie of the Year by the Golden Isles Association of Realtors.