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2017 Annual Award Winners at BHHS Hodnett Cooper Real Estate

BHHS Hodnett Cooper Annual Award Winners


Golden Isles brokerage leader announces winners of their 2017 annual awards

  1. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (January 24, 2018) – Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate recognizes agents that have demonstrated outstanding listing and sales performance, a positive attitude, devoted work ethic and a positive impact on the community. The following agents were recently awarded for their 2017 accomplishments:

Erin Vaughn Top Producing Agent of the Year

Erin Vaughn was honored with the “Top Producing Agent of the Year” Award. This award recognizes the exceptional level of accomplishment for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper agent with the highest sales volume for the year.

Erin finished 2017 with over $15 million in total sales volume for the year.

Pat Cooper, President and Broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate stated, “Last year, Erin Vaughn was our Young Gun Award winner – demonstrating outstanding listing and sales performance in 2016. She has continued the trend in 2017 and is the Top Producer in our company. She is a great real estate agent and is dedicated to her business.”

Joe Wills Open Heart & Hands Award

Joe Wills was the recipient of the “Open Heart & Hands Award” for 2017. He was nominated by his peers for his numerous charitable efforts and positive community impact.

Joe is Committee Chair for the Annual St. Simons Land Trust Oyster Roast, and has been since 2008. He has also been co-chair for the Laser Committee of the RSM Classic benefitting the Davis Love Foundation for the last 8 years.  His constant and unwavering support of the local community also includes regularly volunteering with Manna House, (an organization that provides meals to the homeless in the Golden Isles) through the St. Simons Presbyterian Church.  Joe also cooks for the Island Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Annual Thanksgiving feast with the church.

“Joe offers his time and talents to so many different organizations, making a positive impact in our community. His support means so much to us and to everyone around us. He is an inspiration to all of us and embodies the spirit of this award,” said Pat Cooper.


Andrea Miller – Young Gun Award

The Young Gun Award recognizes an agent that has joined the real estate industry within the last 24 months who has demonstrated dedication, a positive attitude and has had an exceptionally outstanding listing and sales performance. REALTOR, Andrea Miller was the recipient of this award.

Andrea has achieved over $2 million in sales the last two years and has also received two awards as Listing Agent of the Month with the brokerage. She is active in the local community and proudly dedicates her time as the Princess Program Director for Miss Golden Isles and serves as a volunteer for the Coastal Georgia Honor Flight, among many other organizations.

Pat Cooper shared, “I could not be prouder of Andrea for receiving this award. She works hard for her clients and for our company and does so with a positive attitude and a smile. I look forward to seeing Andrea grow with us and build her business even more.”

“We are incredibly proud of these agents for their outstanding achievements in 2017,” says Pat Cooper.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, which is independently owned and operated, became a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brokerage network, operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, in 2017. Since that time, it has earned a host of honors and welcomed several new professionals to the highly successful real estate team.


About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate

Hodnett Cooper Real Estate is a family-owned and operated company with four offices throughout the Golden Isles offering a full range of real estate services including real estate sales, residential rentals, property management and commercial sales. The brokerage is the premier real estate company in southeast coastal Georgia with a professional and diverse team of agents. Visit

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity.

About HSF Affiliates LLC

Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. The company is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.


Catherine Maybank
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Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

Whether you’re shopping for a home in a familiar location or a new neighborhood, remember that you’re buying more than a home. You’re also buying the neighborhood, so it helps to become familiar with your favorites, whether you drive them or walk them.

Why is that important? It’s the neighborhood that helps establish home values, which depend largely on location and local amenities (close to high-paying jobs, high-scoring schools, high-starring restaurants, etc.)

Neighborhoods can change over time, so look for signs of transition. Do you see reinvestment or decline? Homeowners reinvest by repainting, making repairs and refreshing their homes with updates. What kinds of stores and services do you see? Dollar stores or boutiques, payday loan shops or investment firms, fast food or upscale restaurants. Are you the right target demographic?

Visit the area at different times of the day and on weekends. What’s traffic like? How long is your commute?

As you drive, check a few home-buying apps. On your app, you can see crime stats and amenities and save your favorites to show your Berkshire Hathaway Home Services network professional.

You’ll be happier if you pick the neighborhood first, then choose the home.

Moving to The Golden Isles?

St. Simons Island Mover


Moving is a big job but you can make it much easier by choosing a reliable mover.

Start early. Ask family and friends for referrals, then compare price and service estimates from several moving companies. Your mover should be licensed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, or by your state.

Licensed interstate movers must offer two types of liability options: Full Value Protection and Released Value. Full value means full replacement cost, while released value is approximately 60 cents per pound per item. You can also purchase third-party insurance for more protection.

Binding estimates are based on the weight of your household items, the distance they will be moved, and the amount of packing and other services you will require, so the mover’s estimator should thoroughly look at what is to be moved. Point out extra-heavy or fragile objects, and share special conditions, such as parking restrictions, number of stories, and freight elevator use.

Make sure you understand all rates and charges that will apply, the mover’s liability for your belongings, pick-up and delivery schedules, and claims protection. You can choose the extent of services you require and have them tailored to suit your moving budget.