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Chip Collins

O: 843-341-6300 M: 843-384-0671

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In 1992, just a year out of Denison University, Chip followed the popular Ohio-to-Hilton Head Island route and jumped off the corporate ladder, taking a chance at something more entrepreneurial in one of the most special places in the United States - South Carolina’s beautiful Lowcountry.

After four years in villa/association property management, Chip got his bearings in the real estate market and secured his Broker’s license in 1996, spending the next six years as a top-producing agent in the market with Sea Pines Real Estate Company.

In 2002, he launched his own independent real estate brokerage firm - Collins Group Realty. In 2024, celebrating 22 successful years in business, CGR continues to be a top 10 producing firm in the Hilton Head Island and mainland marketplace, and the #1 team by units sold in 2023!

Chip and his wife, Carrie, have called the Lowcountry home since 1992, having spent 27 of those years in Sea Pines. In 2019, they purchased the area’s most historic residence (circa 1795) overlooking the May River in Old Town Bluffton, as they split their time between there and a townhouse in Harbour Town in Sea Pines.

They have two daughters, Martha Preston and Sallie. Martha is a graduate of The College of Charleston and has been a proud member of the Collins Group Realty staff since 2022. Sallie graduated from The University of the South – Sewanee, and now resides in Manhattan where she works with the Christie’s Auction Company.

Together, Chip and Carrie enjoy boating, home improvement projects, and travel to/with family.

Chip has earned his stripes as an amateur triathlete, competing in local and regional events around the Southeast, including participation in the Ironman Florida and Ironman Louisville 140.6-mile events, as well as, back-to-back Boston Marathons.

As the owner/Broker-in-Charge, Chip maintains a deep commitment to an excellent culture with and for the Group as the team collectively aims to deliver the very best experience possible for our valued real estate clients.

With genuine gratitude and appreciation, thank you for the opportunity to earn your business today and into the future!

"Collins Group Realty far exceeded my expectations. They were prompt, efficient, courteous, professional, helpful, and showed a true sense of care and compassion. They are always available to answer your questions and they are with you every step of the way. They even helped me find a mover and called multiple times after the sale to make sure there wasn’t anything I needed. Chip is outstanding!"
- Ms. Russman, Client for Life

"From the first time we met Chip and his colleagues we just knew we would be in good hands. Their performance, however, far exceeded our expectations. Chip runs a well-oiled operation and has brought together an experienced group of professionals with exquisite tact in dealing with sellers and collaborating agents. Meaghan, Taylor, and Karen are a delight to work with; they know their business and they do it well. They helped us prepare the house for showings and we never felt pressured. Unhesitatingly, we recommend Collins Group Realty for your real estate services."
- Mr. Linde & Ms. Philippa, Clients for Life

Listen to Chip's podcast episodes
Guest of 278 to Lighthouse Road Podcast Click Here to Listen
Guest of Beyond the Business Podcast Click Here to Listen (Part 1)
Guest of Beyond the Business Podcast Click Here to Listen (Part 2)

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Awards & Designations

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS) Verify Here
Certified Real Estate Negotiator

2023 Voted Lowcountry's Best Real Estate Broker

HHI Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year

2010-2012, 2018, and 2019 Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice for Favorite Realtor

2010-2012 Island Packet Reader's Choice for Best Realtor

2008, 2012 Presidents Cup Award - HH Area Association of Realtors

Chip Collins
Owner, Broker-In-Charge | REALTOR®
Office: 843-341-6300
Mobile: 843-384-0671
Collins Group Realty
852 William Hilton Parkway
Suite 2B
Hilton Head Island SC 29928

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