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.
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
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.
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….
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.
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?
Chilly but beautiful December beach sunrise at Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island, SC.
Had a busy morning work wise and also with taking a continuing education course. But I find there is nothing better to focus and energize me for the day, than taking a moment to breathe and enjoy the view. That’s especially important here in the lowcountry, as I realize that is why people want to mover here and buy real estate.
What do you think helps you to focus?
I love fall. But especially here in Bluffton. It’s magical. Hard to describe but I try via my photos and video. They speak for our quaint little community, better than I ever could.
Hope you enjoy this little video I made from our Bluffton Arts & Seafood celebration yesterday.
And if you or someone you know would like to live in such a wonderful place, please let me know. Happy to share this magical place with you!
Fall is the best time of the year in the lowcountry featuring the Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival !
October is the beginning of my favorite time of year here in the lowcountry. The air literally changed last night from the end of summer to fall. Time for less crowds, spacious beaches, beautiful sunsets and the best seafood and oysters in the world!
In celebration of that, the Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival is happening all week long. Check out all the events at culminating this weekend with the Street Festival on Calhoun St this Saturday and Sunday, showcasing our love for the lowcountry! Hope to see y’all there!
How are you going to put your love in action for Hurricane Harvey victims?
We saw love in action, here last fall in the lowcountry after Hurricane Matthew. My headline photo for this blog post is from my beloved Bluffton. We went thru quite a lot together last October and in the following months. And this graphic on the side of an old building in our historic sea village, still remains a symbol of us coming together and being strong for one another. Loving one another.
And I just knew I had to be strong and be involved with helping however I could when I saw Hurricane Harvey looming off the Texas shoreline. I don’t want anyone to feel alone. I want them to feel loved and know that we will take care of each other.
So I’ve been busy. I volunteered to help eXp agents affected by Hurricane Harvey. I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am, for an awesome team of colleagues and staff who are doing such an amazing job. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing group of people.
Especially seeing some of our agents, like George Huntoon and Sondra Richard, amongst others, going out and coordinating/conducting rescues…..
Just wow! The whole “Cajun Navy” has been doing remarkable things, and George and Sondra are love in action! eXp will do whatever we can with the amazing resources our staff and fellow agents have, to help them show this amazing love across Texas and Louisiana.
And then tonight, I saw this:
I sobbed. Didn’t you? We’ve been so divided as a country in the last year or so. Some would argue a hundred years or more.
But it is so true. We need to see love. We need to recognize love. And that comes in all colors. Our country is amazing. We need to see that too. Let’s join together to do great things to help one another.
If you care to help eXp agents; some of whom have lost a little, some who have lost everything, and all will lose a lot of business over the coming months to years due to their commission based income, please consider giving to our corporate eXp Go Fund Me Hurricane Harvey account. Or give to the charity of your choice doing good things and showing love.
Put your love into action. Thank you.
Brief video and photos of Hunting Island and St. Helena Island, just outside of Beaufort, SC by Lori Bee.
I had an appointment out on St. Helena Island this morning. I love visiting the Sea Islands of St. Helena, Harbor, Fripp and especially Hunting Island. It’s like something lures my soul out there to recharge. And that is what I did today, just soaking all that beauty and peacefulness in.
Here is a link to just a little bit of history in a recent article by Travel+Leisure Magazine, and below is a short video of my stops today. But I’d love to personally show you a life you would love on the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Just let me know where your soul is calling you to Bee at the Beach.