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Chip Collins

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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 2021, celebrating 19 successful years in business, CGR continues to be a top 10 producing firm in the Hilton Head Island and mainland marketplace, a No. 2 ranked team in South Carolina, and 240th in the U.S.

Chip and his wife, Carrie, have called the Lowcountry home since 1992, having spent 27 of those years in Sea Pines Plantation. They recently purchased Chip’s parent’s home and now live in the area’s most historic residence overlooking the May River in Old Town Bluffton. They have two daughter, Martha Preston their eldest is a student at College of Charleston, and Sallie, attends The University of the South – Sewanee.

Together, Chip and Carrie enjoy boating, home improvement projects and quality time with their girls any opportunity they can get. 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 and Hilton Head Island Listing Specialist of Collins Group Realty, Chip maintains a commitment to excellence throughout the Group and ensures the best experience we can offer our valued real estate clients.

Thanks for the opportunity to earn your business!!!

"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
Client 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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Reviews on Zillow


"Chip is very hands on, a good listener, and has excellent staff who are expert in their various areas. Having someone who handles closings for the ... more "
by mhsaladino


"Chip Collins did a great job working with me when I was selling my condo. He responded to my inquiries promptly and took a proactive approach to ... more "
by zuser20140813041151524


"Chip Collins and his Realty Group of professionals were amazing from start to finish. I never had any doubt that he would be able to sell our villa. ... more "
by lizettebryan1122

Awards & Designations

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS) Verify Here

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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