What Our Clients Want You to Know... 

 

Lorri is the epitome of great real estate representation! We had a short amount of time, in a sparse market, to find a family home we could afford. Lorri went above and beyond every step of the way to make the process quick and efficient, as well as affordable. Lorri is smart, she truly  understands the market, and she completely understood our unique needs and wants. We have bought and sold over 14 homes in 20 years, and Lorri stands out among the industry as a true gem!

~Margaret Hurst Heidel

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If you are looking for the absolute best realtor in Hilton Head, you need look no further than Lorri Lewis. We began working with her last fall and could not be happier about the search and purchase of our new home here, and we attribute about 99% of that outcome to Lorri (we claim the other 1% for ourselves.)

We chose her for a couple of reasons and had many unknowns. However, she far surpassed our expectations for a realtor – we had bought a total of three other houses and she is by far the best. For starters, she is extremely knowledgeable about all things related to real estate, and what she wasn’t sure of, she checked to confirm. Maybe it is her accounting background, but she has a focus for detail, always canvassing for minor issues we wouldn’t have thought of. She followed through on everything she said she would do, and did everything right away. She brought up questions we didn’t think of, contacted those who could help and found answers. She would not have been more tenacious about problem solving and communicating if she were looking for a house for herself – that’s how conscientious she is!

 On a more personal level, she seeks to understand, is a great listener, and hears what you’re saying. She is tactful and subtle when needed and more overt when the situation calls for it. She works from the standpoint of what the customer wants and goes from there – she won’t force her thoughts on you unless you ask. In short, you’re the boss and she is helping you achieve your goals.

She would be your colleague and your friend if you choose to work with her. If you end up unhappy with any aspect of your purchase it will not have anything to do with Lorri. One other thing: if you do choose her, you will have a blast – she is also witty and funny. You will have a new instant friend, and the overall experience will be the best it can be – you will be happy with your purchase if you work with Lorri!  

~Bill & Lorna - Palmetto Hall

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My husband and I recently purchased a villa in Sea Pines. Lorri was our Real Estate broker and she did a fabulous job for us! We visited Hilton Head to look at the villa but all of our other dealings were done over the telephone, via email or texting and mail. Lorri gave us great recommendations  for who to use for our mortgage, attorneys for closing, companies to perform the villa inspection as well as insurance companies for HO6 coverage. Lorri was very responsive whenever we had a question and would get back to us with a thorough answer. She has a warm personality and when we talked, it always felt like I was talking to one of my friends. I would highly recommend Lorri to any other perspective long distance buyers!

~Paul & Patricia - Sea Pines

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Lorri was great to work with as our realtor. She was with us every step of the way even though we live out of town. We looked for a year and decided to go ahead and buy when we found the perfect house for us. Hilton Head Plantation will be our permanent home soon. Though she won’t be our realtor anymore (since we closed on our house) she has become our friend. Thanks Lorri.

~Bob & Debbie - Hilton Head Plantation

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Lorri did an excellent job with our vacation home purchase. From finding the right property to skillfull negotiations and finding the best partners, she quickly moved us through the process for an on-time closing. She very proactively addressed issues which arose, and even went the extra mile to  help transition previous renters to our new property management company. Fantastic job, I highly recommend her for any Hilton Head purchase. 

~Dr.  David Zimmerman -Sea Pines

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Having worked with many Real Estate agents over the years from both in a professional and a personal capacity, I can say without a doubt Lorri is the most professional, efficient and astute agent in my experience.

In the recent sale of my Hampton Pointe home, Lorri provided excellent advice on the market conditions and helped in establishing a price that that resulted in a sale that met all of my requirements in a very difficult market.  She promoted the property and showcased the home,  resulting in a quick sale.

She is truly one of the real professionals.

 ~Greg Martin - Hampton Hall 

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Lorri, thank you so much for everything. You are very professional and definitely pay attention to detail. To top it off you make the whole process very pleasant!! 

~ Dr. Jenny Franke - Sea Pines

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Lorri was on top of things from the moment we signed the listing. She is a remarkable marketer and we were very happy with how she represented our property. 

~ Pam Riccardi - Eagle's Pointe, Bluffton

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Absolutely loved working with Lorri to sell our home. She was very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any questions or concerns. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home quickly and for a good price!

~ Dr. Jennifer Meade - Eagle's Pointe, Bluffton

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Our experience was exceptional. Lori never pressured us to buy. She spent as much time as we needed (several years) to purchase our home. She made herself very available to accommodate our schedule as we live in a different state and so our time was limited.

~Bill and Karen Burns - Sea Pines

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"Lorri is a patient, smart, thorough, and no-pressure realtor that is an inexperienced buyer's delight!  My wife and I entered the Hilton Head area real estate market with little experience in southern beach area property.  Like many vacationers, over several years we began to consider buying a retirement property in our favorite vacation spot.  During our last 2 Hilton Head Island vacations we worked with Lorri to help find us a suitable property for eventual retirement. However, we could only rationalize the timing of the purchase by using it as a rental property until we can retire.

Lorri was great as listening to our likes and dislikes, aspirations, fears, and numerous quirks!  She helped us assimilate all of the many factors and issues into a location and type of property that made great sense for us.  She has many years of experience in the Hilton Head real estate market and Lorri's expertise made the difference in us buying when we did.  Her knowledge of the various communities, both on and off island, the rental market, property management companies, home inspectors, attorneys and other real estate buyer resources made our purchase and closing a smooth and enjoyable experience.  We look forward to calling her our friend when we move to Hilton Head Island!"

 ~ Patsy and Guy Catania, Hilton Head Plantation

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Working with Lorri throughout our home search and purchase was an absolute pleasure. She works diligently to get to know her clients and find properties or opportunities that she truly feels is perfect for them. She is very punctual, honest, and prompt to respond to any request or question. Even  though she started as our realtor, my husband and I feel as though we have gained a true friend in her through our experience. 

~ Kara and Andrew Dunn, May River Preserve

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Lorri did an extraordinary job of selling my recently deceased mother’s home.   This process could have been very stressful for me, as I live in New Jersey and, like most people, I am pretty busy with my own “local” issues.   Lorri helped me with every aspect of dealing with selling my mother’s home, including recommending contractors, coordinating with the closing attorneys, and thoughtfully advising me on how to address purchase proposals.   She made the whole process pretty stress-free.    I was extremely happy with the outcome and would never hesitate to her to anyone.

 ~ Edwin N. Ordway, Jr, Executive Director, Capstone Advisory Group LLC - Eagle's Pointe

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When does your realtor become a friend? When she is so on top of her community, her sales acumen and her personal commitment that she can almost read your mind! Lorri is a dedicated professional who adds personal customer care.

She found us a wonderful location and went out of her way to make the  paperwork as seamless as possible.

~ Kent and Ellen Blocker, Sea Pines

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Hi Lorri - 

Thank you for your help finding us the property at in Sea Pines, your recommendations regarding mortgage and insurance brokers, and your help contacting the property manager.  The closing process went very smoothly, thanks to the excellent advice and help we got from everyone involved. We have all our service providers in place and everything seems to be humming along.  We are looking forward to visiting the property and getting to work on all the odds and ends after high season at the end of August. 

We appreciate everything you did to help us find a very nice home on the island!

~ Tom, Maryann, and Laura, Sea Pines

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From our first encounter we knew Lorri would be our agent. She was organized,listened to our guidelines ,and was prompt returning messages and answering questions. We had not been new owners in 25 yrs. so we needed much guidance. We plan to use her expertise again in the near future.

~ Danny and Patty Shay, Hilton Head Plantation

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 "I am writing to give Lorri my highest recommendation. Lorri possesses all the attributes of an excellent broker: she knows her market extremely well; she is diligent, responsive, and yet very patient with her clients. Lorri is both very professional and personable. In my particular case, as a seller of a luxury home in a dynamic market, there were many rough spots on the road to closing and in every instance Lorri was a great help.

In the end, we were able to meet our goals and feel extremely positive about the process.

It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Lorri or being anything but delighted in choosing to work with her. Sincerely, 

~ Joseph C. Garrison - Sea Pines

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"Thank you for your patience...you were always there, answering my phone calls, questions, emails and text messages.  I never had to wait to hear from you.  I really appreciate that.  You were also responsive to all my requests, no matter how many...Thanks again for your patience and professionalism.  Please stop by anytime you are nearby.  We'd love to show you what we've done so far and see you again."  

~Tom and Phyllis Tamminen- The Crescent

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 "We really enjoyed working with Lorri Lewis and frankly I have never met a realtor as forthright, knowledgeable and honest as you....You are a credit to your profession"

~ Dr. Marvin Bloom

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"Sadly, we found the perfect home but it was already under contract.  

How would you feel about a realtor that understood that disappointment, and found a way for us to buy the house anyway – for $100,000 less than it was under contract for? Now you know why we hold Lorri in such high esteem.

Economics aside, it was the quality of the transaction that meant more to us than the money. Lorri couldn’t have been more professional, more intelligent, more knowledgeable, and more willing to work any hours, pursue any strategy and use all of her extensive professional contacts to assure of us of a transaction that protected our best interests. The ease of our transaction was due in no small part that other professionals hold her in high esteem as we do. 

Best of all, she remained unruffled when adversity came, and her wry humor made what could have been an ordeal, turn out to be fun instead. That’s right, fun! If you insist on the very best, then accept nothing less than Lorri ."

~ Robert , CEO Syngin Technology & Jill, Maineville, OH - Oldfield

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"Lorri was always truly interested in what we wanted and not making the quick sale. Lorri is the most professional realtor that I have ever dealt with." 

~ Rick Bauer, Private Banking & Investment Group, Merrill Lynch & Sylvia Bauer - Belfair

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"Purchasing a new home can be stressful. Lorri's knowledge, professionalism and helpfulness exceeded our expectations and made the entire process the most positive home purchase we have ever experienced."

 ~ Jack and Ginny McGahay, Hilton Head Island, SC

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"Upon my first contact with Lorri, I had the impression that she would be looking out for my best interests. Right from the beginning, she was honest and up front, I found this to be impressive.From the start, Lorri provided excellent advice, was willing to compromise and was second to none on follow up. Lorri was able to provide alternate solutions and choices that benefit her clients, including myself. She was a very good listener and her work ethic inspires confidence in her abilities.From initial contact through closing, Lorri provided a service like I was a partner; how can we make the best deal possible. Her word is her commitment." 

~ Tom Chiles, Bluffton SC

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We really enjoyed working with Lorri. Very knowledgeable of the area and was always available to help answer any questions. We recommend her to family and friends!

~ Ashley and Danny Morgan, Bluffton SC

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"Lorri  is everything and more that you could desire in selling or purchasing your home or property!" 

~ Bill and Maggie Taylor , Hilton Head Island, SC

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"For the past 3 years we have been clients of Lorri. During that time, her honesty and integrity, combined with her sense of family values, has made it a pleasure to work with her."

~ Jeff and Jill Courtemanche, Miami FL

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"It was by chance we met Lorri Lewis and she found us our retirement lot. Immediately we trusted her. She was professional and we felt very comfortable through the entire process. Lorri made the whole experience a very memorable one. Thanks Lorri!" 

~ Kathy and Rick Recine, Carmel NY

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"Lorri Lewis has been a joy professionally and personally to work with. She is a consummate professional dedicated to her profession and tireless in her pursuit of meeting client expectations." 

~ Max and Pat Fratoddi, Bluffton SC

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"Lorri is a trustworthy and dedicated real estate professional who diligently works on behalf of her client." 

~ Bill and Laura Cody, Dataw Island, SC

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“Straight talk, no smoke and mirrors” 

~ Jill and Steve MacKinnon, Miami Fl

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"Lorri Lewis brings a valued benefit of compassion and dedication to selling a home.  We worked with Lorri on the purchase of our home in Bluffton, South Carolina and we knew she would be the expert to help market our home to sell when we were faced with an out of state work relocation. 

As her client I felt my every need was met and my concerns were addressed day or night.  More importantly, Lorri accepted the tedious and daunting task of a short sale, a task that seems all too common with today’s economy.  Against all odds we received an offer immediately, our short sale was approved and we closed on the house just over 90 days after putting it on the market.  

My family and I were able to put the hardship behind us and move to a new state with new opportunities.  I truly believe the short sale experience would not have been as successful without the support and guidance from Lorri Weldy.   

Lorri’s knowledge and persistence in marketing and selling is a weapon for each client facing the housing market battlefield.   ~Thank you Lorri!"   

 

~ Kevin and Jeannie Thorne, Columbus OH

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"My husband and I had an empty lot, and an investment home to sell.  Lorri brought in solid offers, negotiated quickly, and completely oversaw the process of settlement on both properties to ensure that we closed on time and with no issues.  She easily understood our desires for our new home, and found us several compatible properties to view.  She also assisted in our decision making process by being well prepared to answer our many questions regarding neighborhoods, resale values, and renovation potential.  She made what could have been a difficult purchase go very smoothly!  This smart lady knows her industry and she is a consummate professional.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home, don't waste your time with anyone else!  She is a true gem in the real estate industry!"