Memorial Day Tribute

Lori Bee shares a poignant photo and gives thanks to those who gave all, this Memorial Day. Photo from Beaufort National Cemetery, SC.

Beaufort National Cemetery on Memorial Day Weekend a couple of years ago. Photo by Lori L Bee. No words really needed. Just gratitude, for those gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Give thanks, to those who gave all.

Introducing Kasia Pawelek

Introducing Kasia Pawelek, now with eXp Realty, serving Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Hardeeville and beyond.

Super stoked to make this announcement and introduce Kasia Pawelek to everyone!


A savvy business woman and a breakthrough scientist with an artistic soul. Kasia specializes in residential and commercial real estate in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Hardeeville, and Beaufort. Over the years she has represented clients in sales and purchases of houses, condos, new construction, and land. She has earned FIVE STAR reviews from her clients and countless testimonials show 100% satisfaction with her service and knowledge of the area. She is an experienced professional that utilizes cutting edge technology. Kasia is there for her clients though the full process and beyond including recommending contractors, inspectors, lenders, attorneys, and many other professionals as well as helping with moving and local advice.
Upon moving to South Carolina from Michigan, Kasia was smitten with the Lowcountry and its housing opportunities. As an artist, she appreciates the beauty, symmetry, and picturesque views from homes and as a mathematician she focuses on market data, practicality, and investment potential of homes. That’s an ideal mix of both the artistic soul and realistic approach that would make your house both functional and beautiful, all at the right price. She loves working with buyers and sellers. She is committed to taking customer service to the next level. The only thing that gives her job satisfaction is seeing the fulfilled smile on her client’s face. As a co-owner of a small, local, real estate rental business she has developed an innovative and cutting-edge approach to marketing, market data analysis, and newest technology.
She is a world traveler and has wide international experience and collaborations. She can help arrange a professional to facilitate translations in Spanish, Polish, German, Italian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, and Chinese. She gives her 100% in all her career endeavors.

Welcome Kasia ! Proud to be in business with you!
KasiaPawelek announcement

Gratitude Moment

A moment of gratitude from Lori Bee, South Carolina State Broker, eXp Realty. #eXpRealtyProud

Really blessed to work with such a fantastic Leadership Team within eXp Realty. I try not to talk about work TOO much here on Social Media, but having had the various experiences that I have in real estate management ranging from horrible to great in the past, I feel so fortunate to be in FANTASTIC status at this point in my career. The best ever. I can’t help but share and be grateful.

I give all the credit to God for answering so many prayers in bringing Steve SaundersPatricia Kay SandersJennifer Combs-MinyardMatt Szalecki,Stacey OnnenGlenn Sanford and my predecessor/mentor, Jim Girard into my life. Along with hundreds of wonderful agents (friends!) who get, that our goal is to make not just their careers better, but their lives too.

What a life changing company this has truly been for me so far. I so look forward to where this journey will lead to.

Thank you God. And thank you one and all, mentioned above, and so many more. Have a wonderful weekend.

#eXpRealtyProud

 

Second Chances

Lori Bee shares some second chances she’s had recently at life, love, career and home ownership.

So I have been more than a bit absent here lately on this blog.   SO much has happened, and I haven’t had time to post. I’ll abbreviate it all quite a bit.

So I was promoted back in April to become the Assistant State Administrative Broker for eXp Realty.   Very honored to serve in that position, when suddenly in early May, my beloved boss and State Broker, Jim Girard, announced his retirement.   And then in June I was hired to be his replacement as the State Administrative Broker for eXp.  What a whirlwind!

As if the transition paperwork of 15 local REALTOR boards and 16 MLS’s across South Carolina wasn’t enough,  on June 15th, Joe and I managed to finally close on the home of our dreams and change our address.  We now live in a Morton Residential Barn Home in rural Jasper County closer to Savannah, and are loving it. But this move, in this heat with all the work, has not been fun.  I just keep reminding myself, just how truly blessed I am to have all these Second Chances, with love and life.   Hence why we refer to our mini-farm as Second Chance Farm.

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I’m reminded of that quote from Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”   I keep asking Joe to pinch me to prove it’s all happening.  So many dreams coming true…

I am currently only doing real estate sales and listings on a very limited basis, BUT I now manage  400+ excellent agents who can assist you all across the Palmetto state.  I am happy to place your referral in the best hands, so please give me a call at 843-505-3132 so I can assist you.  I love making dreams come true!

P.S.  Some people to thank for a lot of these life changes:

  • First of all, my beloved Joe who I plan to rock that rocking chair for life with
  • My children Jacob & Hannah – who inspire their Momma to never give up
  • Joanie Horton – former owner, who knew this place was meant to be ours
  • Thomas Kersey – wonderful Listing Agent who was so helpful
  • Bannon Law Group – for a smooth closing
  • Homeside Financial – esp Christa Jensen & Stacy Kimrey who made this dream come true when everyone else said it was impossible
  • Jim Girard – my career mentor and always will be
  • Glenn Sanford – dear friend & founder of eXp, the model revolutionizing real estate
  • Our SC eXp Agents – love y’all and enjoying this ride with you
  • Bill Martini and Veteran Movers – you should check them out if you are local
  • Joseph Terry – for all of your physical help during this horrendous heat
  • Patti McEwin – for being my neighbor, confidant and screen repair buddy
  • Darlene Dudley – for providing us our temporary home the last 2 yrs
  • All of our family & friends – for your support and congrats

 

 

 

God said, “Stop! Look!”

The Church of the Holy Trinity in Grahamville, SC has to be one of the prettiest churches in SC, if not the entire south.
Photo by Lori Bee

Even on the busiest of real estate days, God has a way of sayin’ : “Stop! Look what I did here, to take your breath away!”

The Church of the Holy Trinity is in Grahamville, SC near Ridgeland, and was on my way home last night from a listing appointment just up Bees Creek Rd.  This has to be one of the prettiest churches in South Carolina, if not the entire South.  Especially this time of year with the azaleas in bloom.

I thought some of you might enjoy God’s handiwork too.

Church of the Holy Trinity by Lori Bee

Off to Work

Lori Bee captures local crabbers in Bluffton, SC headed off to work.

Thought I’d run down to Alljoy Landing to catch a sunrise this morning.  It was more than a bit cloudy but there was a bit of color.   And I caught these gentlemen heading off to work, crabbing.   A part of me was envious, but then I realized it may storm today. Then I was simply thankful for the food they provide, and prayerful, for their safe return.

Off to Work by ©Lori Bee

 

 

 

Colleton River Homes for Sale

Lori Bee shares a sunrise view and a list of homes for sale, in beautiful Colleton River, located in Bluffton, SC.

Have you ever seen the Will Smith/Matt Damon/Charlize Theron movie, “The Legend of Bagger Vance?”  Well, even if you are not a golfer, I do highly recommend it. Did you know much of it was filmed right here in Bluffton?  Actually, quite a bit of it was filmed in the gated golf community of Colleton River.   The clubhouse is adorned with pictures of the filming and memorabilia.

A lot of people are surprised when I tell them it was filmed here.  It really does showcase just how gorgeous this area truly is.  It’s also a fabulous place to live.   Here is a list of homes currently for sale in Colleton River.  If I can help you make your dreams come true, just let me know. It would be my pleasure.  My phone is 843-505-3132.

And just to give you a bit of a preview, yesterday I ventured out to the HE Trask Boat Landing in Bluffton and captured this sunrise view of the Clubhouse.   Thought you might enjoy it.  It’s even more spectacular in person.  Wouldn’t it be just fabulous to wake up to every day.   Let’s make that happen….

Colorful Colleton River Sunrise by Lori Bee

Soaring Sunrise

Lori Bee captures a Seagull Soaring in the Sunrise over the oyster beds between Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC.

So “my Joe,” recently switched shifts at Gulfstream.  He used to have to be at work at 3 pm and now he has to be there at 5am.  He hates it.  LOL.

I on the other hand, being a former farm girl, like being back to a morning routine.  I am much more productive.  And as much as I love sunsets, now I get to enjoy sunrises again too.

Here is this morning’s view.  Let me know if I can help you have a view like this.  It would be my pleasure.

Soaring Sunrise by Lori Bee

Chechessee River Sunrise

Chechessee River Sunrise photo by Lori Bee

The rivers, marsh grass, docks and yes… even the pluff mud, call to my soul.  Are they calling yours?

Chechessee River Sunrise by Lori Bee