Wishing all the great Dad’s, Step-Dad’s and the Mom’s who had to be Dad’s, a great Father’s Day.
It’s been a while and this will be short, but expect to see more posts from me soon, but I have lots of reasons to celebrate during these trying times. I always try to focus on the positive and hope you are too.
I’m celebrating my daughter Hannah who graduated with honors amongst the chaos of Covid 19, from Belmont University and just moved to Nashville permanently to pursue a career in music business.
I’m celebrating the health of my son Jacob who is Charlotte and praying that he finds another job soon. He’s super smart and great at health and nutrition which a lot people need right now, so I’m hoping he’ll focus on that vs Food and Beverage.
I’m celebrating that my husband Joe has kept his job at Gulfstream so far, although he was switched to weekends. But that may not be an entirely bad thing…
Because… I’m celebrating that I’m now back in real estate sales full time vs being in a Broker or Management position. That means I’ll have my weekends free to work with you or someone you know.
I’m celebrating eXp Realty because even though they had to make some recent cutbacks, this model was built for this economic crises. We still have over 60 hrs of live training and networking per week!
I’m also celebrating that we now have over 28,000 agents that I can refer you to in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.
Let me know if I can ever be of assistance to you in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton/ Beaufort markets or if you need a great referral agent. 853.505.3132
And last but not least, I’m celebrating Mother’s Day weekend. It’s the hardest and best job I’ve ever had. I’m sure all of you will join me in that celebration!
I look forward to more celebrations with you.
Do you recognize limitations or effort?
Sometimes it’s the little things that inspire me and really make me think.
Like seeing this little Eastern Box Turtle climbing our fence just a bit ago. He was trying SO hard in spite of his limitations and obstacles. I really admire his effort.
Whether it be your in your business, your relationships, or in yourself…. Do you see limitations and obstacles? Or do you see effort?
By the way, I rewarded this little guy’s effort by placing him in the thicker greener grass on the other side. He earned it. Maybe there is somebody’s effort you need to recognize too…
Find out why I’m no longer Lori Bee.
So in case you didn’t notice, my name has changed. Yes, that’s a good thing. Actually, a great thing. I got married on Black Friday, ending 47 years of Bachelorhood for my Joe. LOL.
Actually, I’m the one that’s blessed… he waited 47 years to find “the one.”
We got married at home here in our barn. It was a gloriously beautiful fall day. Just perfect. I hope all of you will rejoice with us. We are truly best friends, in love.
And as a side note, I’ve been crazily busy with work too. Yes, I’m still in real estate. Still with eXp Realty. It’ll be 4 years soon. Since then we’ve grown from just over 1000 agents to 25,000+ nationally, and from 40 to well over 700 here in SC. Production volume has grown from $90 million a year in 2017 to over $581 million here in SC, in 2019. To say I’m proud, is an understatement! As Designated Managing Broker, I oversee operations in South Carolina for this wonderful company.
We have over 30 agents here locally to assist you, and I do referrals all the time. Locally, statewide and nationally. Let me know if I can assist you in finding your piece of paradise, like I’ve found mine. It would be my pleasure.
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.
A moment of gratitude from Lori Bee, South Carolina State Broker, eXp Realty. #eXpRealtyProud
I give all the credit to God for answering so many prayers in bringing Steve Saunders, Patricia Kay Sanders, Jennifer Combs-Minyard, Matt Szalecki,Stacey Onnen, Glenn 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.
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
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.
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….