Client Reviews and Testimonials | 2011 – 2014
My agent and I met in July of this year when I was in town for a job interview. Although I wasn’t sure that I would actually relocate, she spent two days showing me around the area and sharing her knowledge. After my arrival in Bluffton, we resumed the search for the right property, and my agent was a delight to work with throughout the entire process. She is very professional, as well as patient and caring, and was always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. Going forward I will not hesitate to recommend Collins Group Realty to anyone looking to purchase or sell property.
Ms. Rebecca Hinton – Buyer 2014
If you are looking to sell or purchase real estate in the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area, then look no further than Collins Group Realty. The best on the Island for responsiveness, friendliness, and expertise. Thank you Collins Group Realty!
Mr. and Mrs. Brad McRee – Buyer 2014
I was most impressed by the patience of all team members, especially my agent. As a first time home buyer, he genuinely cared that I knew what I was getting into, the steps that needed to be taken to successfully complete my purchase, and further to make a smooth transition after the sale.
Ms. Cheryl Gates – Buyer 2014
Our agent was wonderful. She was honest and straight forward. I felt she was looking out for my best interests and not just trying to sell something. Once a deal was made she had my back all the way and was in there fighting for me every inch of the way. If she hadn’t I probably still wouldn’t be in my new home. Our agent is the BEST real estate agent I have ever met.
Mr. and Mrs. Sean Knisely – Buyer 2014
What a great experience! Our agent and the team at Collins Group Realty made this purchase run as smoothly as it could, despite a couple of hiccups along the way. What impressed us the most is our agent’s ability to listen to what we were seeking and then adjust his advice accordingly. Even up to the last moment, our agent remained flexible and responsive, resulting in our purchase of a beautiful townhome in Shipyard. We would recommend Collins Group Realty and specifically our agent to anyone we know who decides to look for real estate on HHI.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trotta – Buyer 2014
Thank you very much for all the great effort and hard work you did to sell our condo and all of the many emails to us. You made us feel our condo was in great hands. Your warm southern help and your staff made us feel all was being taken care of.
Mr. and Mrs. Hyatt – Seller 2014
My husband and I feel so blessed that we came upon Collins Group Realty! Our agent really listened to what we wanted and looked out for every one of our needs. Since we were also in the process of buying a business, our heads were exploding with so many decisions that it would have been easy for us to overlook an important detail with our future home. Our agent did not let that happen, and we owe it all to her insight and experience! We knew that we were in good hands with her and once we found our home, the rest of the Collins Group professionals lived up to those high standards as well. I would highly recommend this team of well trained professionals to anyone looking for a home. Thank you Collins Group Realty!
Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Wonder – Buyer 2014
My agent worked for me from the time I considered buying in Hilton Head. From October 2013 he forwarded me listings. In June 2014 he showed me 8 properties from which I selected Indigo Run. My agent’s professionalism is what impressed me most, Collins Group Realty sets the benchmark for customer service.
Mr. John Cleary – Buyer 2014
If you are looking for a place to call home, an investment/income property or just a second/vacation home, Collins Group Realty can help you, even if you are 580 miles away like we were or living in the Hilton Head vicinity. Collins Group Realty will work for you, advising you on every step of the process from the search to the review to the closing. We now own our vacation condo, talk to Collins Group Realty and come join us!
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elkins – Buyer 2014
We have had the most incredible experience with our agent and Collins Group Realty. Besides being immediately available whenever we had questions, our agent offered sound advice and made us feel completely comfortable with our decisions. He was knowledgeable and helped us understand the home buying process. He clearly cared about our family and wanted to help us in any way he could. We would highly recommend our agent and Collins Group Realty and we will definitely use them again in the future!
Mr. and Mrs. Fortner – Buyer 2014
The Collins Group staff are true professionals delivering high quality service to their customers. Our personal experience over several real estate transactions, through Collins Group Realty, attest to this true customer satisfaction.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bruen – Seller 2014
After our home was on the market for 2 years with a local agent with not so much as an offer, Collins Group Realty got the job done in two weeks. Our agent, on his own time, aided us in repairs needed and removing some furniture from our home. Being 600 miles away that was a huge help. Our agent is a gem, thank you so much!
Mr. and Mrs. John Draugelis – Seller 2014
I have my real estate license in California and believe that excellent client rapport plus a high regard for and from your competing brokers are key ingredients for success in this business! Collins Group Realty was recommended to me by both friends and other realtors as a highly professional, ethical, and quality company. I will recommend Collins Group to my friends who are moving or coming to live in Beaufort County. You sold my home in two days!
Mr. George Clawson – Seller 2014
It’s not very often that I take the time to complete surveys, but in this case I’m compelled to do so. If you didn’t know it already, let me tell you that my agent is an incredibly talented and devoted sales associate. His attention to detail and inquiry responsiveness is a strength that I seldom see. As I told him, “You not only made a sale, but you made a friend.”
Mr. Dean Wilson – Buyer 2014
As a buyer living overseas and knowing nothing of the area I was looking at, Collins Group Realty made it all so simple. My agent was extremely knowledgeable about the area and listened to what I was looking for. My agent was always available when needed and answered all my questions promptly. When you are a buyer with limited time, this is extremely important. The group did a fantastic job!
Penelope Hilton – Buyer 2014
Chip was very professional and very attentive to our needs. He always kept us informed and always reachable. First class operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fox – Seller 2014
Our agent was very patient and effective. He worked hard to get information to us and went out of his way to make himself available. Collins Group Realty was great to work with, top notch service from patient and knowledgeable people.
Mr. Roger Taylor – Buyer 2014
Our agent was wonderful and always very patient and kind. Our agent was very knowledgeable and we learned many things from him about the southern home experience. We are from PA and he gave us some good pointers and tips. He knew what he was talking about. Our agent and the Collins Group Realty team were very helpful to us during the buying process. We appreciated all of the returned phone calls and emails that were answered in a timely fashion. No pressure was put upon us during the process. Thank you!
Mr. and Mrs. Iannini – Buyer 2014
Although not a large $ purchase, our agent handled this transaction with an equal sense of drive and urgency. He had good knowledge, did his homework and was very responsive to our emails and calls. We truly enjoyed his outgoing nature and willingness to go the extra mile.
Mr. Jack Richards – Buyer 2014
We are definitely in debt to our agent, the guy with the “S” on his chest that stands for SUPERB, STELLAR and SINCERE. He consistently handled all challenges with the utmost care and courtesy, not to mention effectiveness. Then I learn he does this for other challenging realty situations on something of a regular basis. What a stellar experience of ministrations no matter what lengthy things surrounded this transaction. The only way to describe his process is with the words that my English nanny used to say, “Prosecute with determination and tenacity, that keep calm and carry on is for wusses.”
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Steuber – Buyer 2014
My agent took the reins and ran with selling with my home, making sure all was perfection, spreading the word, doing the paperwork, advising, and showing. It was hard to sell my beautiful place, but my husband had died and to keep it for four months out of a year would be major work for me. My agent went above and beyond in all ways!
Mrs. Gail Matthews – Seller 2014
Collins Group Realty made what could have been a long and stressful process of finding, buying and closing on a beautiful property not only an enjoyable journey but it took less than two months. Our agent listened to our requests and was instrumental in every step of the process. The whole staff was amazing and informative and because of that, we thoroughly enjoyed what could have been a very stressful process.
Mr. Eric Moore – Buyer 2014
My agent was patient, knowledgeable and efficient. Followed up constantly with me to make sure I knew what was happening at all times. As a former Realtor I was looking for that special agent and found her. Purchased a home with her help after talking with several other agents in the area. My agent was the greatest!
Ms. Jerri Pearce – Buyer 2014
We are so grateful that we chose our agent with Collins Group Realty. Our home buying experience was wonderful. Our agent was very knowledgeable of the market and area we were buying in. Our agent made several calls during our loan process just to make sure all was going smooth and nice. The housewarming gift we received after we moved in was an unexpected surprise. Overall, my husband and myself are so happy with Collins Group Realty. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Mr. and Mrs. Chip Custer – Buyer 2014
Our agent was awesome, very friendly and professional. He showed us numerous places and worked with us to help us find our new home. He was very helpful and I would definitely recommend him and Collins Group Realty to anyone looking to buy a home.
Mr. Scott Schultz – Buyer 2014
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are the best realtor we have ever worked with. The only thing that makes me sad is that I won’t get to talk to you everyday!
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Falkenberg – Buyer 2014
It was a long journey friend! Thank you for helping us find the way. You know we had been “looking” for at least 4 years but dreaming for many more. I enlisted your assistance when I happened on a property that I had a question on. You were patient. Obviously we questioned what we wanted or needed. Again, you were patient. You helped us see what we were actually looking for ultimately.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gasmovic – Buyer 2014
Where to start???? Many, many, many, many thanks for all of your time, energy, patience (with my high anxiety) and kindness. I love my new home on the marsh and mi casa es su casa anytime!
Susan Protheroe – Buyer 2014
From one initial email contact and continuing right through to the closing of our new home, Collins Group Realty provided us outstanding professional service every step of the way. Their knowledge of the local housing market combined with their understanding of our personal needs made this a truly enjoyable home buying search and purchase.
Mr. and Mrs. Milczarski – Buyer 2014
Our agent was always available for my questions and my unorthodox schedule. He even stayed in contact with me on Thanksgiving while I was negotiating. I was very impressed with our agent’s dedication as well as the business connections that Collins Group Realty introduced me too.
Mrs. Carissa Branson – Buyer 2014
Our agent was extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We felt very comfortable the first time we met her and we made a new friend! Our agent was persistent, hands on and always available. Our purchase was a short sale which are difficult, but our agent got us through it! We feel our agent went out of her way to go to the house and take pictures, gave very sound advice and continues to be so helpful even after closing.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stout – Buyer 2014
We could not have selected a better agent than Collins Group Realty to represent us in our recent purchase of a condo in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area. Professionalism, responsiveness, dependability and genuine caring for our interests were evident throughout the entire process. In an increasingly rigorous and at times difficult loan review process, our agent’s guidance and judgement was invaluable. Thanks and hat’s off to Collins Group Realty for your exceptional service for which we will recommend to anyone interested in buying/selling in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area. Thanks again!
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Olund – Buyer 2014
Our agent was remarkable from day one. She was so patient. This was a first time home buying experience for us. She was always there with an alternative if what we were doing wasn’t working. She really held our hands through this whole process. I could not have been more pleased with our experience.
Mr. and Mrs. White – Buyer 2014
Couldn’t ask for a more attentive and hardworking real estate office to do business with! If you need help finding your next home, look no further than Collins Group Realty!
Ms. Valerie Vance
We were not used to such prompt responses to our questions and requests. Collins Group was eager to guide us through all of the phases of our purchasing process – our Hilton Head eyes and ears since we were purchasing from 350 miles away. We truly appreciate everything our agent and the crew did to make this such a pleasurable buying experience!
Mr. and Mrs. Lanz – Buyer 2013
We called about a listing and spoke to our agent. After meeting our agent, we knew that he would be the only Realtor we would need in Beaufort County. Our agent has always been extremely professional, helpful, courteous, and has gone over and above helping us find a home in Bluffton. I have recommended our agent and Collins Group Realty to friends and others whenever I hear someone is looking to buy or sell a home here. Even when I called from Florida, our agent would take the time to preview a property for us. Our agent has answered every question, returned every phone call, and met us at homes at all hours to accommodate our schedules. Our agent went to our closing, and even drove my husband to the homeowner’s management office after closing. He is truly an asset and we feel lucky to have met him!
Mr. and Mrs. Treap – Buyer 2013
My experience with Collins Group has been the best experience. We have bought and sold a few houses in our lifetime and I have to say that Collins Group has the knowledge, experience, and staff to get it all done right. I cannot say enough about how nicely we were treated and how they understood our needs. This is a small island and there are many realtors to choose from but Collins Group is ahead of them all from listing, showings, caring, contract, follow-up and finally closing.
Mr. and Mrs. Sala – Seller 2013
We contacted Collins Group about 2/3 years ago when interested in homes in the Bluffton/HHI area. We live in Ohio and would view homes with our agent when on vacation or through the internet. Our agent and Collins Group were incredibly patient as we spent years searching. Purchasing a second home from a distance was challenging and after two failed attempts, we wondered if it would truly happen. Leave it to our agent to help us one more time which was successful – 3rd time is a charm! He was our eyes and ears, meeting with the builder, doing walk-throughs and everything we couldn’t do hundreds of miles away. He treated the purchase of our home as if he were purchasing it for himself. We can’t thank Collins Group enough!
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Armola – Buyer 2013
We were very impressed with your web page, ease of use, good information, and saving favorites. Our agent contacted us to follow-up on some information we requested. After meeting our agent we did not consider shopping other realtors. As a retired Organization Development Consultant who used to run workshops on Customer Satisfaction, our agent was a prince. Late in my career I was so frustrated with the services I got at motorcycle dealerships that I bought one and when I sold it we had a 97% Customer satisfaction rating, you guys are better!!
Mr. and Mrs. Flavio Corrocher – Buyer 2013
Our agent called us before we came down to the area and we scheduled a meeting. He was most helpful in guiding us through the real estate market in Hilton Head. He listened to our concerns and what we were looking for and responded with suggestions, information and listings. He took the time to show us homes and properties and provided any information we asked for regarding those that we were most interested in. He did an excellent job!
Mr. Anthony Vouvalides – Buyer 2013
We used another agent to sell our property before Collins Group Realty. We felt pressure to sell from offers that were unacceptable. With Collins Group Realty, we felt no pressure. We felt warmth and friendliness during the time our property was listed with Collins Group and our concerns and worries were quickly relieved. Thank you so much for all of your help!
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Byers – Seller 2013
I worked with our agent for two years before buying my house. During that time she was always responsive to my questions. The service was excellent!
Mr. McKelvey – Buyer 2013
Excellent and experienced services that is also very personal. Post sales service is absolutely the best. Absolutely the most dependable and ethical realtors we have dealt with. If I ever know of anyone looking for a home in the Hilton Head area, I will recommend you as the only realtor to use.
Mr. David Dalton – Buyer 2013
Collins Group Realty made our purchase of a Hilton Head condo a breeze – just like the ocean breezes of this beautiful island! Our agent was outstanding in her assistance to us. She answered questions, found answers needed, and was knowledgeable and upfront in dealing with us throughout the buying process. We definitely recommend Collins Group Realty!
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Willis – Buyer 2013
We are thrilled with the level of service we received from Collins Group Realty. Both of our properties sold very quickly and the entire experience was smooth and effortless for us. We are extremely grateful!
Melinda Cadman – Seller 2013
Our agent bent over backwards, to say the least. Since I am out of town, he made several detailed videos of properties for me to view. He answered every one of the seemingly hundreds of emails I sent him. All of this with a smile on his face that I could hear when we spoke on the phone!
Jennifer Raj – Buyer 2013
The emailed listing alerts were very helpful in identifying properties of interest. Once we decided to move forward with a physical search, our agent was able to line up 8 properties in one 4 hour block. Our agent’s advice and knowledge about the properties was very helpful and appreciated. When we made a decision, our agent was awesome in working the sale, answering our questions, and keeping us informed (even after the property closed). Collins Group Realty is a must for buying and selling on Hilton Head Island. Their staff have a thorough knowledge of the real estate market and work together to ensure a trouble-free and pleasant experience.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards – Buyer 2013
It was such a pleasure to work with Collins Group Realty when we purchased our condo through them. They are a comprehensive group that can service all your needs when buying/selling property in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area. My husband and I highly recommend them if you are looking for an outstanding professional realty group.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitley – Buyer 2013
Collins Group Realty was an exceptional experience for an out of town seller. Attentive, knowledgeable and they really cared about me. With updates of what the market and our house were doing I was always informed. Thank you Collins Group Realty!
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Vieau – Seller 2013
Our agent was incredibly helpful with the whole process. Always made himself available to answer any questions I had on a property. Because we are living out of state he would video homes for us and that was a tremendous help. He helped us find the perfect home in the exact neighborhood we wanted! I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor.
Mr. and Mrs. Maino – Buyer 2013
Our agent was the most professional, straight-forward, no-nonsense agent I have ever known. She was extremely knowledgeable of all plantations and developments in Hilton Head and was able to easily guide us to the right places. She is the best agent we have ever worked with and we have bought and sold 4 homes in 3 states!
Mr. John Lazinski – Buyer 2013
Our agent and the entire team at Collins Group Realty surpassed by far any real estate group that I have ever used in purchasing a home! Our agent was patient, responsive, and most importantly knowledgeable regarding ALL of my needs and questions from purchasing to closing. When I sell/purchase another property in Hilton Head, Collins Group Realty will be my realtor of choice!
Mr. Robert Mitchell – Buyer 2013
We were recommended by a trusted friend and after speaking to Chip, we knew we had the right firm. Collins Group Realty is a true leader in the field. We felt they had our best interests in a difficult market and their ability to list, sell, broker, and close a deal was an honest commitment.
Mr. and Mrs. Morda – Seller 2013
Three years ago I saw a property for sale and notified my agent. She was prompt and showed me two properties that fit my interest. She continued to send me alerts and when I was ready to buy (3 years later!) she was right there! Whenever I had a question, there was never a delay even when I called on the Fourth of July. Collins Group Realty was the most efficient agency I have ever worked with. They are the best!
Mrs. Kathleen Updike – Buyer 2013
We loved our experience with our agent and the Collins Group Realty team. Everyone took the time to make sure we understood the buying process, so when we finally found our home and submitted the offer, everything flowed smoothly. We would definitely recommend our agent and the Collins Group Realty team to anyone in the market!
Mr. and Mrs. Mayhew – Buyer 2013
Our agent was 100% wonderful, so personal, understood what we needed and didn’t try to push us into something just to make the sale. We bought our house on the Island from New York, not a lot of people can do that but with our agent’s help and honesty, we were able to buy our dream home. We will refer her to anyone looking for a GREAT agent!
Mr and Mrs. Maloney – Buyer 2013
We heard about our agent through one of our friends. His reputation of doing the absolute best job for his clients proceeded him. The services rendered met all of our expectations. Our agent is the consummate professional, we could not be more pleased will of his tireless efforts in helping us in areas that were foreign to us. A better job we could not ask for!
Mr. Stanley Kennedy – Buyer 2013
ur experience with Collins Group Realty and our agent was fantastic. We recommend them wholeheartedly! All questions were answered promptly and we were kept informed on a regular basis via phone and email. As residents of Michigan desiring to purchase a home site in the Bluffton area, our questions and concerns were many. During our brief visit to Hilton Head in March, our agent spent quite a bit of time showing us viable properties and providing answers to all of our questions. After returning to Michigan without making a purchase, at our request, our agent would visit new listings and provide us with detailed pictures of home sites which came on the market after our departure. With our agent’s guidance, assistance, and expertise, we are excited to be owners of a home site in a beautiful Bluffton community. We are confident our agent will do whatever he can to assist his Clients!
Mr. and Mrs. Bednarz – Buyer 2013
Knowledgeable, honest, realistic, down to earth communication, offered pros and cons for decisions that needed to be made. NOT pushy, flashy, dramatic. Very professional, responsive, respectful, good sense of humor and pleasant to work with. Highly competent and professional sales team who managed excellent rapport with both seller and buyers agent. Excellent internet presence, Chip and his team are highly recommended.
Mr. and Mrs. Kissiah – Seller 2013
Collins Group Realty served our needs very well. Buying a second home was very nerve-racking but our realtor was great during the process. From beginning to end our realtor was clear and knowledgeable. She tolerated house hunting with our 3 children and never hesitated to answer our questions. We would highly recommend the entire Collins Group Realty team! Thank you!
Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Pendl – Buyer 2013
Our agent was amazing! We had a short window of timelines to fly down and visit properties and our agent made everything happen. The seller tried to stall our closing and our agent once again made it happen! I would recommend Collins Group Realty without a doubt, our agent is the best!
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Foreman – Buyer 2013
When we had to sell our home quickly, Collins Group Realty stepped in and delivered. With just two weeks on the market, the home sold for an excellent price. We were most pleased with the effective networking and the unwavering support of Chip and his associates. We highly recommend them!
John Hutcheson and Elma Rios – Seller 2013
One of our really good friends heard we were in the market to purchase a home and recommended Collins Group Realty. I am so glad they did, our agent was AMAZING!!! Our agent followed up and followed through on everything. He was reliable, dependable, and enthusiastic for us. He was always on time, he always returned phone calls, and he stayed in contact with our lender when times got rough for us. Collins Group Realty helped ease every situation and every bump we ran into. I feel like Collins Group Realty went above and beyond the whole time. You guys are the best!!
Mr. and Mrs. Lombarski – Buyer 2013
Everything from our agent and Collins Group Realty was 100% top notch. Collins Group Realty has been our realtor of choice for the last two home sales and two home purchases. The reason we keep returning to Collins Group Realty is that our agent provides prompt and courteous service. No question is too small or unimportant. Our agent is always friendly and knowledgeable regarding our real estate transactions. I would recommend Collins Group Realty to all of my friends and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Long – Buyer 2013
Customer service and good communication is key in any sales transaction. We believe Collins Group Realty stands above other firms in this area. Our agent made every effort to make our transaction smooth and always had our best interest at heart. Collins Group Realty is a well run organization where the Client is always treated with respect and patience. All staff listens to the needs of the Client.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim McHale – Buyer 2013
We were very pleased with the services provided by Collins Group Realty. They recently acted as listing agent for the sale of our Sea Pines condominium in a very difficult market for sellers. They were highly professional and effective in every phase of the process. Especially strong are their integrity, knowledge, marketing capabilities, and communications. It was a pleasure dealing with them and we highly recommend Collins Group Realty.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Samuelson – Seller 2013
Our agent was very patient and helped us find the perfect home. She worked after hours and was easy to talk to and enjoyable to be around. She was very professional and informative about the areas and was able to give us so much information. We feel like we have made a new friend!
Mr. and Mrs. Spradley – Buyer 2013
Our agent was by far the best realtor we have ever worked with (and we have worked with a lot). She understood our dream and worked tirelessly to make it happen for us, even though we were not spending a lot of money. Patient and upbeat, it was always a joy to spend the day with her.
Penelope Singleton – Buyer 2013
I recently had the good fortune to purchase an ocean front condo on Hilton Head Island. I hired Collins Group Realty to represent me as my buyer’s agent. As a Realtor myself, I had knowledge and expectations of how I felt the process should go. My agent exceeded my expectations in all areas. Although I know she had many other Clients that she was working with at the time, her attentiveness and timely communication made me feel as if I were her only Client and number one priority at that time. She assisted in every detail and made a long distance transaction, which could have been very stressful, pain free and pleasant. I highly recommend the services of Collins Group Realty!
Amy Albright – Buyer 2013
What impressed me the most was how our agent treated us – with respect and value. Some agents we had talked with in the past treated us as if we weren’t going to make them as much money as someone purchasing a million dollar property and we just didn’t feel comfortable with them. Collins Group Realty made us feel comfortable immediately. We wanted a realtor who would listen to our needs and then work hard to help us find something that met those needs. Collins Group Realty will do that and will treat with you with respect and friendship. They are our realtor for life!
Mr. and Mrs. McRee – Buyer 2013
I found Collins Group realty online. I started using their search feature and found it to be much better than Zillow. After talking with our agent, I set up automatic alerts for the property I was looking for. If it wasn’t for the combination of alerts (the market moves fast) and the quick response I received from my agent, I would never have been able to buy my properties. In addition, my agent gave me expert advice and detailed pictures which gave me the confidence to buy sight unseen.
Mr. and Mrs. William Eddy – Buyer 2013
My sister-in-law emailed realtor friends all over the country for the best real estate salesperson in Hilton Head. Within 4 or 5 minutes, 9 people emailed her back and said Chip Collins was “the man!”
Sherry Freeman – Seller 2013
Collins Group Realty had all the answers before we had the questions. Our agent took the time to introduce us to the mortgage broker, insurance agent and closing attorney. Additionally, they found us the perfect home!
Mr. and Mrs. David Mathews – Buyer 2013
The excellent service started with our first meeting with Chip Collins and continued through to closing. The sales brochure, including photos of our house and the description, was terrific. Then an open house of realtors was held within two days of listing on the MLS. But the most impressive aspect of the service was the follow-up. The details related to selling our house while at the same time preparing to buy another one were sometimes overwhelming. But in addition to staying on top of the process and ensuring we were making good decisions, Chip was a calming influence that was greatly appreciated.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Protheroe – Seller 2013
You made a life long dream a reality. You made the process easy for us. You never wasted any of our time and made the experience very enjoyable.
Mr. and Mrs. John Godinsky – Buyer 2013
Our agent was excellent. We feel that she went above and beyond our expectations for a real estate agent! Very easy to work with and could not have more helpful in finding a condo that fit our needs.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Edwards – Buyer 3013
My experience with Collins Group Realty was above and beyond the call of duty. Our agent worked with me from step on to the finish line with no delays in communication. I felt like my agent and Collins Group Realty had my best interest at heart and I am more than grateful to be in the dream home I am today.”
Mr. Jeffrey Ford – Buyer 2013
We have worked with several realtors but have never worked with such a professional and caring team as Collins Group Realty. Our agent worked FOR us and looked out for our best interest. She did everything we asked in a timely manner. if we had questions or concerns, she took care of them even if it was after office hours. If we have need of a real estate agent in the future it will be with Collins Group Realty.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Lippard – Buyer 2012
Our agent was very knowledgeable of the area and one of the nicest people I have ever met. He helped us for about 3 years to get to this point and we are grateful to him for his help and understanding. This was hard for us and our agent made it better, a true gentleman!
Mr. Dan Brassard – Buyer 2012
During the entire process, Chip was always there for us. The open lines of communication made a complicated situation go as smoothly as possible. It was a pleasure working with Chip and the entire Collins Group. We would definitely recommend him to our friends and family. We knew we were in good hands!
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Adelman – Seller 2012
Collins Group Realty has the best website for searching a range of property types by location. The website allowed us to refine our searches, change our criteria, and refine again. Collins Group contacted us immediately to answer any questions we had. Our realtor was also able to help us with creative options, and answer detailed questions on expenses, utility bills, etc. The level of service and support provided enabled us to find the right property and make arrangements for all of the inspections and closing requirements.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Tufft – Buyer 2012
When my brother passed away, I was facing the challenge of selling a property almost 1500 miles from where I live. I was unfamiliar with the market and the Island. I did some online research and Chip was my first call based on the reviews I read. From day one, Chip was there to handle everything. I flew into Hilton Head and met with him. He and his staff held onto the key and helped when it was time let in the cleaners and utility companies. They also helped line up necessary repair work. It was a huge help. The communication from Chip and Ollie was outstanding.
Mr. Scott Arvig – Seller 2012
I would like to single out my agent for her untiring efforts to close the short sale at the most favorable circumstances for me, and work the buying end to devise a creative owner-financing strategy which allowed me to purchase a house much quicker than would have otherwise been possible. My analogy for my agents is a highly-professional and personable pit-bull terrier. She never once said “that’s not my job” while many others did. When there was a hole to fill, Pam was very quick to take charge on any task that would get us to our goal.
Mr. John McNeil – Buyer/Seller 2012
Since I am a Managing Broker of a large real estate office in Atlanta with 80 agents, I live and breath real state on a daily basis. It takes a lot to impress me since I’ve been in the business for 26 years. My agent was very impressive and we were thrilled with the service he provided. His response time to any question or call was always immediate. I tried to talk him into moving to Atlanta to join my office!
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McPherson – Buyer 2012
Working with our agent was like working with a best friend. She listens to what the client needs and wants and tries her best to make it happen. Our house hunting was enjoyable and fun and our agent helped me not stress out over buying a new home. I appreciate her congenial personality that compliments her working relationship with her clients.
Ms. Nancy Fontana – Buyer 2012
Collins Group Realty allowed us to take our time (almost 2 years!) perusing their website, tagging listings we found interesting. When we were finally ready to look in person, our agent was patient and so helpful. He really went above and beyond in lining up places for us to see and handling the walk-thru and closing. Very satisfied!
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harbron – Buyer 2012
It had been many years (42) since we had purchased property. Our Collins agent walked us through every step of our purchase. We bought a Foreclosure townhouse in Bluffton and the paperwork could have been overwhelming if not for the help of the Collins Group. We are delighted with the wonderful restaurants, shopping and friendly people in Bluffton. Our townhouse and Millcreek are a joy!
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Holden – Buyer 2012
Collins Group Realty made the home buying process easy. Our agent found me the perfect house for my family at the perfect price. Everyone at Collins Group Realty was helpful and caring and made the process go smoothly, even though I was out of state. I highly recommend them!!
Mr. Seth Kiyper – Buyer 2012
We had visited HHI and always wanted to own there. I visited the website for information and received a call from our agent. Our agent worked with us for 4 weeks by email. When we arrived on the Island, she had lined up our requested houses to view. She answered our questions but applied no pressure. We made our decision and she and the other staff “held our hand” through the complete process. It made us feel that we were the only concern of the company throughout the process. The process we dreaded was quite an enjoyable experience. We feel we made friends already on the Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Milloway – Buyer 2012
We found Chip and the Collins Group personable, dynamic and effective. They sold our homes in less than a month. Very impressed.
Keith Bogart and Kay Haislip – Seller 2012
Mertis Gadson – Buyer 2012
After meeting our agent, my wife and I were very satisfied with the level of service she provided. Collins Group goes above and beyond for their clients and excel in their knowledge and expertise of the Hilton Head area properties.
Richard Zapczynski – Buyer 2012
Collins Group (especially our agent) quickly became a near-family type relationship. Buying a retirement home from another state was a difficult decision. Constant communication and having a really “trustworthy” person dealing on our behalf helped the transaction move smoothly and comfortable.
Dot Rushworth – Buyer 2012
We recently purchased a townhouse in Bluffton. Our agent must be the most knowledgeable person on your staff. He explained everything upfront, walked with us through each step and answered all of our questions. He is a jewel!
Brenda Holden – Buyer 2012
Our agent was attentive to my needs as a first time home buyer. He was extremely flexible when it came to setting up times to get together. He knows the value of great customer service and I could not have had a better experience.
Alixandra Scremmer – Buyer 2012
The associates of Collins Group Realty are the ultimate professionals in every phase of the process – market analysis, listing, showing, communication and the closing.
Helen Adams – Seller 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Blake Adams – Buyer 2012
Our agent was great to work with and I have sung his praises to everyone who has asked who I listed my home with. He and his staff did an outstanding job all the way through.
Sylvio Maestro – Seller 2012
I researched Hilton Head real estate for more than one year, making daily use of your website – which is outstanding. I’ve been in the Internet business for 17 years, operate multiple Internet firms and I found your website and email alerts incredible in terms of their usefulness and timeliness. I’ve maintained more than a dozen separate searches across five plantations, and identified more than one hundred favorites. Your website has no peer in the Hilton Head real estate market. Once I located our agent through your team, I knew I had a keeper. She managed my comprehensive search, evolving requirements, many days of showings, offers on multiple properties, and my persnickety attention to detail with extraordinary professionalism and grace.
Barry Harrigan – Buyer 2012
We talked with two of your past sellers and they said they got great results, fast and right on with the current market which is what we needed. Through a careful presentation of the market activity, our agent got us priced right and we had two offers. He worked tirelessly after the contract was signed to get us results.
Joan Eggers – Seller 2012
From the start, our agent was quick to respond to my inquiry. Each time we met she provided a terrific overview of the island, plantations, benefits and drawbacks of each location. We do not live on the island so we really appreciated the honest input. her knowledge of the island was invaluable. I travel all over the world with my business and honestly, I get very frustrated with how many companies have lost touch with the value of providing a great customer experience. I was so impressed with the entire Collins Group organization in truly respecting and delivering a quality service from start to finish. Home buying, in this case, should always be like this: a very seamless transaction with little stress.
Glenn Walls – Buyer 2012
Dr. Hans and Ursula Schmitt – Seller 2012
When we decided to list our home in Windmill Harbour, we interviewed three different real estate agencies. We selected Collins Group Realty because of their emphasis on serving the customer. We were not disappointed. Chip and his team are very responsive, accommodating, and internet savvy. We appreciated their knowledge, solutions and utmost integrity in solving each issue that appeared. It’s nice to go through this process feeling like you have a friend at your side.
Mr. and Mrs. Uber – Seller 2011
In the summer of 2011, our agent showed us many units in Sea Pines. This allowed us to learn about the area and narrow down locations we were interested in. He did an excellent job and we learned what we needed to in order to make an informed decision in June of 2012. Thank for making buying real estate in Sea Pines a positive and easier than expected endeavor! This was a fun and professional experience from the initial showing of properties through the closing. We love our Villa!!!!!!!!
Mona Siwiec – Buyer 2012
How do you find a good realtor when you live 5 hours away and know of no one that can recommend someone? You take chances. We “signed up” on numerous realtor sites and your agent was the only one that called to offer her help. She wasn’t pushy at all but we could tell from our first conversation that she knew the area and gave us great information in that first call. She was indeed a great realtor. Collins Group also offered a specialist with closing which helped make that long distance closing a breeze. We couldn’t be any more pleased with the service.
James Osberg – Buyer 2011
Collins Group Realty provided first rate professional service from start to finish. We felt comfortable from the beginning of our search to the closing and Collins Group Realty was there every step of the way. We highly recommend Collins Group Realty.
Andy Giannella and Alicia Poinsatte – Buyer 2011 and 2012
We closed in a week on a foreclosure and our agent kept on it every day and was with me through the process all day long! A very effortless closing!
Joseph Seratelli – Buyer 2009, 2011, and 2012
The Collins Group are a full service real estate group. They are fast and
effective in all aspects of buying a home. They were prepare to and did answer
any question that we had during our search.
Paul Keating – Buyer 2011
Collins Group Realty is a well-oiled team, tops in the local market. Every employee with whom I had the experience of contacting was always courteous and helpful.
William Sawtel – Seller 2011
My agent was always available to answer questions, give advice and generally hold my hand through the whole process. She understood my financial situation and how important it was for me to sell my house and she worked hard to achieve that end. She did a great job of staying in touch with me and letting me know what was happening. She gave me good, solid advice on what I needed to do to sell the house. She made me feel like she took a personal interest in my situation. I felt like she gave 100% to me and I’m very grateful for her help. I couldn’t have asked for a better realtor.
Susan Deichmiller – Seller 2011
Collins Group Realty went out of their way to help us find a condo that would suit our needs at a most affordable price. Their skills are impeccable and we are very pleased with our outcome.
Karen Zook – Buyer 2011
I was put in touch with an agent with my first call to your office. The agent was very helpful and knowledgeable and this instilled confidence in us to deal with the Collins Group.
Nick Botha – Buyer 2011
Our agent went above and beyond her duty to hold our small deal together when things started to go bad. We never would have closed on this property without her diligence.
Debora Becerra – Buyer 2011
Everyone was very nice and helpful. Our agent showed us the type of properties that she knew we’d be interested in. She knew we were on our vacation and didn’t want to waste time being shown things that were not going to work for us. This efficiency helped us be able to buy our condo and enjoy our vacation.
Joann O’Brien – Buyer 2011
Our agent took the time to understand what we wanted in a property and focused time and attention to only those properties that met or exceeded our requirements.
David Rzotkiewicz – Buyer 2011
Friendly, Informative, Knowledgeable and kept use informed every step of the way
Robert McDonald – Buyer 2011
Our agent had an excellent web site, replied right away, and was very helpful in keeping me informed, especially when I told him I was just “dreaming!!” Look where my dreams took us!!!
Joan Depa – Buyer 2011
Easiest site to use, lots of choices to fill in such as # of bedrooms, baths, etc.), well laid out, pictures plus property information, location (aerial, etc.)
Diane Jones – Buyer 2011
As an experienced buyer my requests were somewhat demanding and were met promptly and professionally.
Daniel Kinzie – Buyer 2011
Client satisfaction is their #1 goal – Complete satisfaction
Christopher Lane – Buyer 2011
Our agent’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the area (I did not know the area at all) was very helpful. Her confidence in getting the sale to go through in a short time, her professionalism and courtesy.
Alison Pyle – Buyer 2011
The most comprehensive and easy to use website. Prompt return of interest email and friendly staff at first contact.
Lisa Sisk – Buyer 2011