Chris Ely was 13 years old when her family introduced her to the Lowcountry from her home state of Ohio. The family has owned property on Hilton Head Island, in the nearby community of Bluffton, and on Daufuski Island since 1962. From a large clan, Chris spent her formative teenage years with her six sisters among the moss draped oak trees, pluff mud and the sparkling waves of the pristine sandy beaches. This magical place became her playground. As she experienced the area, she developed an interest in the beautiful homes, vacation retreats, and special neighborhoods among these island communities. She gobbled up real estate information every chance she could. Moving away in her 20s and 30s, Chris never lost her passion for the salty air and serene marshlands. After meeting her future husband, she introduced him to this amazing place in the form of vacations and weekend trips. They both knew that someday, inevitably this area would once again be called 'home'. In 2005, Chris and her husband Scott decided to make it happen.
Chris' passion for the Lowcountry is authentically palpable. She is motivated by introducing newcomers to her community, and her clients will discover more than they ever thought they could with local guidance and an inside expert. 'I want my clients to LOVE this place as much as I do,' Chris regularly explains. 'I want to hear my client's story and help them find that perfect home and lifestyle.'
Those who work with Chris gain the advantage of someone who has been involved on all sides of the real estate transaction; from working with her husband who manages Fairway Mortgage, to managing regulatory compliance as an Administrative Coordinator, and training and onboarding new real estate agents to the company, there are very few real estate skills she does not possess. With a laser focus on her client's needs and desires, Chris opens up opportunities that benefit everyone who works with her. When not showing property or working with industry professionals, Chris can be found in Bluffton, participating in neighborhood social events, boating, and spending quality time with family.