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



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

Stephanie Foster

Stephanie Foster

Joe Wills

Joe Wills

At the close of the first quarter of 2014, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate is pleased to recognize two outstanding real estate sales professionals on our team.

Working from the mainland Brunswick, Georgia office, Stephanie Foster had the highest number of real estate transactions, earning her the “Agent of the Quarter” Award for First Quarter, 2014.

And working from the St. Simons Island, Georgia office, Joe Wills had the highest sales volume, also earning him the “Agent of the Quarter” Award for First Quarter, 2014.

Hodnett Cooper Real Estate recognizes, congratulates and thanks Stephanie Foster and Joe Wills for their hard work and dedication. To work with Stephanie, Joe or any of our outstanding team, contact Hodnett Cooper Real Estate.



Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to announce that Becky Canter has joined the Hodnett Cooper team as a Realtor.

Becky Canter joins the Hodnett Cooper Real Estate team after a career in education. Canter spent most of her teaching career at Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia leading the work-based programs. Canter is connected in the Glynn County business community, as she placed many high school students in business and work environments. Canter has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University.

In real estate, Becky enjoys introducing newcomers to our unique community.  Much like matching students with suitable workplaces, Becky enjoys helping clients meet their real estate goals. “With Becky’s background in education, work-based learning, familiarity with the business community, and deep roots in the area, she is an incredible asset to the Hodnett Cooper Real Estate team,” said Pat Cooper, President and Broker.

Canter carefully listens to clients and provides personal, professional service. As a long-time resident of Hampton Point and with family on East Beach, St. Simons Island is an area of expertise. And with her background in the community, Becky also serves the greater Brunswick, Georgia area.

Becky and her husband Jim have two children, one grandchild and one very spoiled dog. Becky volunteers at her granddaughter’s school, is a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island and enjoys family time with her granddaughter.

Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. currently employs more than 45 real estate professionals and services listing contracts throughout the Golden Isles. The Residential Rentals division manages over 400 long-term rentals. With offices on St. Simons Island, Brunswick and Oak Grove Island, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc serves a three-county Coastal Georgia area. For more information, please visit www. or call toll free 888-638-4750.

To Contact Becky Canter:

Office Phone: 888-0638-4750 x119 or 912-291-3430
Cell Phone: 912-230-0077

In our market area, which includes resort destinations like St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island and Sea Island, many homeowners think the selling season passes with the end of the summer months. While our coastal resort market does experience some seasonality, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate’s historic sales data* indicates that strong sales continue even after the exit of our summer visitors.

In fact, for the past several years, sales in September, October, November and December have paced evenly or only slightly behind summer months. And sales in some winter months have eclipsed summer months. In short, at Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, we see qualified buyers year round. If you are a homeowner considering selling, don’t wait for Spring, contact a Hodnett Cooper agent today.

*Data from the Golden Isles MLS for Hodnett Cooper Real Estate sales January, 2009-July, 2013



In the first eight months of 2013, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate has seen sales in the St. Simons Island Club neighborhood heating up. There have been seventeen sales with an average sale price of $694,024.

In homage to the Island’s golf heritage, this picturesque neighborhood has streets named after renowned courses worldwide. Many homes have views of the Retreat Course that winds through the neighborhood. Residents have several options for membership in the Sea Island Club, which gives you access to the amenities in Island Club including golf, dining at the Davis Love Grill, tennis and swimming and even more amenities beyond. Contact Hodnett Cooper to learn more about buying or selling a home in the Island Club.


At the close of the second quarter, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. is pleased to report the overall health of the housing market in Glynn County, Georgia continues to improve. Houses are selling and the average sales price is heading upward.

According to Golden Isles Multiple Listing Service data, total sales volume for Brunswick and St. Simons Island* for the first six months of 2013 is up 8% compared to the same period last year. And the average sales price has increased over 9%. We are encouraged by this year over year improvement.


Total Sales Volume January-June, 2012: $139,794,482
Total Sales Volume January-June, 2013: $151,171,045


Average Sales Price January-June, 2012: $222,249
Average Sales Price January-June, 2013: $243,040

*Data includes single family homes and condo/townhouses for Glynn County, excluding Sea Island.

For the start of 2013, Glynn County has seen a substantial increase in new building permits for single-family homes. In the first quarter alone, 107 permits were issued, representing a 27% increase from the same period last year and 64% increase over the five-year low in 2009.


According to a National Association of Home Builders study, the estimated one-year impact of building 100 single-family homes include $21.1 million in local income, $2.2 million in taxes and other government revenue and supports 324 local jobs.

This increase in building activity is a healthy sign not only for real estate sales in St. Simons Island, Brunswick and Glynn County, but also a healthy sign for wide-reaching sectors of the area’s economy and workforce.

Sources: US Census Building Permit by County Data; Report from the National Association of Home Builders: “The Local Impact of Home Building in a Typical Metro Area. Income, Jobs and Taxes Generated”


At Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. we are often asked “How is the St. Simons Island real estate market doing?” or, more importantly, “is the real estate market improving?”

Over the past several years, Brunswick, St. Simons Island and all of the Golden Isles have experienced a real estate downturn, much like the rest of the country. But unlike other markets, in addition to being a primary home market, our coastal Georgia area has a unique composition as a strong resort, second home and retirement market. The real estate market statistics we hear on the news often do not apply to us.

As we see signs of market activity and improvement, our goal is to bring you information that is timely and relevant to our local market. Whether you are moving within the area, or considering a real estate purchase in St. Simons Island or Brunswick, this information is designed to be helpful and relevant. Each week, Hodnett Cooper Real Estate will bring you a series of Real Estate market updates with sales updates, building activity and more. Continue to visit our blog for ongoing information.

Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, Inc. is a family-owned company with three offices throughout the Golden Isles and over 40 real estate professionals. In this ever-changing market, the experts at Hodnett Cooper can guide you through your next real estate transaction.