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Golden Isles Association of REALTORS Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two outstanding REALTORS with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate earned awards from the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS

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Erin Vaughn, Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, earns REALTOR of the year award for 2017.

Rachel Fitzpatrick, Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, earns PRESIDENT’S award for 2017.

  1. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (March 12, 2018) – Two outstanding REALTORS with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate were recently honored with awards at the Golden Isles Association of REALTORS 80TH Annual Awards Gala.

Erin Vaughn, Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, earned REALTOR of the Year award. Each year, GIAR accepts nomination ballots for

Golden Isles Association of REALTORS Awards

REALTOR of the Year. Eligibility criteria include a combination of factors including business accomplishments, high standard of ethics, civic activity and participation in the local, state and national associations.

Erin has been a top producing agent for a number of years and has grown her business considerably; she recently earned an award as 2017’s Top Producing Agent of the Year with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate with over $15 million in total sales volume. “We are so proud and thrilled to have Erin as part of your company. She is professional and ethical in everything she does, and is an inspiration to everyone that has the privilege to work with her, “shares Pat Cooper, Owner and Broker.

In addition to her outstanding sales accomplishments, Erin is currently serving as Director of the MLS Board of Directors and has held various leadership roles with the Golden Isles Association of Realtors over the last few years. She is an active member of the community and regularly volunteers with local elementary schools as well as the Glynn County Recreation Department.

 

Rachel Fitzpatrick, Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate, garnered the President’s Award for 2017.  Robert Driggers, Immediate Past President, presented the award to Rachel in appreciation for outstanding contributions and involvement during his term as President of the Golden Isles Association of Realtors.

Rachel currently serves as the Vice President of Member & Public Services for the Association and is quick to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it. Throughout the year, Rachel works

Golden Isles Association of REALTORS Awards

with various organizations and is always on the lookout for an opportunity to assist the less fortunate. By the giving of her time and talents, Rachel not only makes a difference in the community but in her profession as well.

“Rachel is so giving. She selflessly serves her community, her friends, her profession, and more. Her positive energy is infectious and her helpfulness is a direct attribute to her accomplishments. I cannot think of a person who is more deserving of recognition for her commitment to being involved,” said Pat Cooper.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate is so incredibly proud of both Erin and Rachel for these outstanding achievements.

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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 www.BHHSHodnettCooper.com.

 

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.

 

Contact:

Catherine Maybank
(912) 638-5450
catherine@hcrega.com

Mortgage Advice That Can Help You Secure Your Dream Home

Fast Market Mortgages

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You may find a home you want to buy, but in a fast market, sellers know they have the advantage. They may refuse to consider FHA, VA or other conforming loans because they don’t want to go through the more rigorous appraisal process. Sellers may ask that you make your highest and best offer by a certain date, which is often over list price. You’re competing with all-cash buyers and 20-percent – down buyers, so consider shopping for homes under your highest price range.

Communicate often with your lender. Send them the MLS numbers of the homes you’re interested in. They’ll tell you what you need to offer, how much you’ll need to put down, and how high you can go, as well as provide a preapproval letter for the seller to accompany your offer. For example, something like HOA fees will raise your monthly debt and impact how much home you can buy.