Premier Properties of Hilton Head Island
17 Mead Lane Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
My Philosophy. You First. Being your buyer specialist provides me with opportunity to do three of my favorite things: helping people with their homes, planning and, of course, entertaining! Before real estate, I was heavily involved in the banking industry as a mortgage loan processor, underwriter, closer, post-closing auditor and a short-sale mediator, working to negotiate with banks on behalf of my clients in need of financial relief. I most recently owned an event planning business on Hilton Head, planning and executing personal and corporate parties typically for 100 people or more. Both experiences, along with my knowledge of the area, put me in a perfect position to help you make your dreams come true!
After years of traveling to the island and considering a purchase, we finally moved forward with ownership in Palmetto Dunes. What a great decision in owning a second home and rental property. Tina was tireless, always upbeat and showed us properties on many of our week long stays on Hilton Head. She provided a ton of research, from location to fees, resale, proforma's, etc. And the best part of this whole story is the home we purchased we had seen the area in the past, but not the property. Her attentiveness knowing we'd still be looking ended up in a call as this property came back on the market after a sale fell through. She visited the property and sent us photos, info, and videos and we literally purchased it without touring it ourselves. May sound a bit of 'out on a limb' but she was correct, and we made the correct decision. The golf course views and access fit our lifestyle to a 'tee'. The plantation is great, and rentals are consistent. I can't thank her enough, and we've already started working with her on phase 2 - a non-rental single family. I won't be looking for any other agent, that's for sure. djluciano
We have always dreamt of having a second home at the beach and started our search for the perfect villa last year. Searching the Hilton Head Island Real Estate Brokers Site for available properties was easy and there were so many to choose from. Contacting Tina was the best decision that we made to help narrow the playing field and to finally secure our dream villa. We spent two days touring the island with her where she showed us all of the options that met our requirements. She didn’t pressure us at all and was always available to answer questions and to offer suggestions as soon as new options became available. The day that a villa in our favorite location was first listed she provided a remote tour so we wouldn’t have to make another trip. She was a huge help in making that villa our second home and we are so happy with our decision. If you need assistance to research the options, or if you already have the perfect place in mind, you can trust Tina to do the research and provide all the help you’ll need along the way. She is a pleasure to work with and will genuinely make you feel like you have a friend in the real estate business in Hilton Head. nicklamonna
“You First”! That’s Tina Biggins' tag line on her biography on the Hilton Head Real Estate Brokers website. It’s what caught my attention and led me to reach out to Tina when my husband and I were searching for a broker to help us find our second home in Hilton Head, South Carolina. I am so glad I stumbled upon her because she truly epitomizes this philosophy - from start to finish in the process, we felt that she put us first every step of the way!
In an industry that is often inundated with disingenuous people, Tina is a rare and exceptional find! Given that our permanent residence is over 1,000 miles away from HHI, is was imperative that we find a broker that we could trust implicitly with guiding us on this search from afar. We had limited time and ability to physically tour properties in a highly competitive market, so there were times where we had to trust Tina to view and assess them for us. Having taken the time up front to understand our needs and desires, provide the best options to us to meet our expectations, and reconfirming that these expectations had not changed over the course of the search, we were able to feel confident in her judgement and honest assessment of properties she viewed for us. She didn’t disappoint! Given the competitive nature of the market we had to move quickly. Tina proactively searched out pocket listings for us, and when a prospective villa hit the market, she a moved swiftly, fully armed with market data for each property, so if necessary, we could be ready to make an offer at the drop of a dime. There were a few times throughout the process that due to market conditions, we ended up in bidding wars with cash buyers. When this happened, it was challenging to not get discouraged, but Tina’s positive, optimistic attitude is infectious and helped to ease the stress.
When we finally found the perfect place, Tina did a great job negotiating the sellers down from a listing price that was too high for market value. She pulled together extensive data on previous sales and comparable listings which she submitted along with the offer. With her guidance and support, we were able to negotiate to market value.
Tina’s commitment to putting us first was further affirmed when we were not able to be physically present for the closing. Tina completed the walk through for us and gave us a detailed breakdown of the condition of the property. Then, she went above and beyond the following week when we were traveled down to HHI to finally settle into our villa. Knowing that we would not arrive until well after midnight and Tina went to the villa, made up the beds, and provided us with extra blankets, towels, toiletries, and best of all coffee, a coffee pot and mugs for the morning!
Additionally, Tina has been extremely helpful with recommending places to purchase furniture and necessities. She has even helped us find a respectable contractor for a few renovations that we are planning. We would not hesitate to work with Tina again and highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to make a purchase on HHI or in Bluffton. She is uniquely qualified for clients like us that are looking for a 2nd home and don’t live locally, but I’d feel confident recommending her to anyone looking for an honest, reliable and knowledgeable buyer’s agent. We are so happy to have met her and can call her more than an agent, she has become a friend! tikey13
Tina helped us find our second home. We weren't familiar with the area but she spent a lot of time showing us around and helping us fall in love with the area and find a perfect home for us. We didn't know her before she was our real estate agent but now we consider her our friend. patriciakepner