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.￼￼￼￼
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Having an exceptional team that consistently raises the bar in customer service and client satisfaction is the reason Hodnett Cooper Real Estate continues to dominate the market.
Every month, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate presents the “Roy Hodnett Positive Person Award” to one team member in the Brunswick office and one team member in the St. Simons Island office. We also recognize our Top Selling and Top Listing Agents of the Month.
This month we presented the following
- Agent of the Quarter- Ann Dempsey
- Agent of the Month (Top Sales)- Ann Dempsey
- Agent of the Month (Top Listing)- Stephanie Foster Web
- Roy Hodnett Positive Person Award- Jeff Williams and Nancy Usher.
At this month’s meeting, we also celebrated our entire team and the significant increases we have seen for the first half of 2015.
Based on information from the Golden Isles Multiple Listing Service, Inc. for the period January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015 Hodnett Coooper leads the Real Estate market in
- Sales Volume
- Sales Volume Growth
- Total Sold Transactions
- Market Leader in Sales Volume & Transactions in Mainland Glynn County
- Market Leader in Sales Volume & Transactions in St. Simons Island.
We are thankful to work with the BEST TEAM around.
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 a 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
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 the 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.
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:
Office Phone: 912-291-3486