Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate announces 2020 Annual Award Winners


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 accomplishments in 2020:

George Skarpalezos – Top Producing Agent of the Year
George Skarpalezos 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.

George finished 2020 with over $26 million in total sales volume and over 60 transaction sides.

Pat Cooper, President and Broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate stated, “George continues to impress me, year after year. He is consistently a top producer with our company, and we are so proud of him. His drive to be the best and provide the best service to his clients is unmatched.”

Jedon Lilliston – Open Heart & Hands Award
Jedon Lilliston was the recipient of the “Open Heart & Hands Award” for 2020. She was nominated by her peers for her numerous charitable efforts and positive community impact.

Jedon donates her time and talents to several organizations in the Golden Isles. She is an active member of Nativity of Our Lady Church in Darien, GA and was recently recognized as a recipient of the Bishop Gartland Service Award for her contributions and service in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.

Jedon is also an active member of the Camden County Rotary Club, previously serving as a president of the organization. In addition, she strives to make an impact through her service to the Coastal Georgia Boy Scouts of America, where she has also been recognized for her contributions.

“Jedon is always volunteering for something, always on the go…and that’s exactly how she likes to be. You can tell that she puts her heart into everything that she does. She just loves helping people. It’s such an honor to have her as part of our real estate family.”

Melanie Barger – Rising Star Award
The Rising Star 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, Melanie Barger was the recipient of this award.

Melanie has achieved $4.8 million in total sales volume and 9 transaction sides in the last 2 years. She has also earned her ABR – Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation. She is active in the local community and is enthusiastically engaged in the real estate industry.

Pat Cooper shared, “I am so excited to present this award to Melanie. It has been a pleasure to watch her grow her real estate career with our company. She has incredible attention to detail and enthusiastically serves the needs of her clients.”

“We are incredibly proud of these agents for their outstanding achievements this year. I can’t wait to see what 2021 holds for them.” says Pat Cooper.

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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