My name is Harlan Batchelder, but everyone calls me "Batch."
Just to give you a little background about myself, I have been in Real Estate in the area (HHI, Bluffton, Sun City, Callawassie, Daufuskie, Okatie, Palmetto Bluff area, etc.) for over 20 years and primarily work with potential buyers in finding their perfect place - whether it be a primary, second, vacation home, villa, or investment property. I have had property in Sea Pines, Forest Beach, built a home in Windmill Harbour and currently live in Bluffton. Prior to that, I was the owner of an electronic manufacturing company (CDI) in Massachusetts and a National Sales Manager for the Microelectronics Group of General Electric.
My wife is a BSN and currently works in Assisted Living.
I have three daughters (ages 44,42, and 34) and eight grandchildren (ages 2 months -13). All live in New England. My oldest is a computer programmer, my middle daughter is an RN, and my youngest is a pharmacist.
I consider myself very unique in that I view my job as keeping everyone out of trouble. I know the history behind many complex's - both good and bad - and use that in trying to assist my clients. In addition, I have worked with people for up to 8 years in trying to find their "perfect" place. In many cases, I've had people come here looking for second homes, only to invest in rental property (holding their place, taking tax write offs, etc., until they could retire or come here early). I've had clients, thinking they wanted a home - only to buy a villa - and visa versa. I had one couple where the wife wanted a beach front condo and the husband wanted a home in Sun City. After about six years, I found them a home in Sun City with a lanai, which they ended up buying! So, you never know when being an agent, just what might intrigue a client unless you go through their wants and needs and continuously work with them - learning about them and making sure they are aware of all possible options, etc.
If you are not familiar with certain areas of the island or Bluffton, I recommend a tour of the area to get you familiar with the various different plantations and amenities. I can usually do this in one day. Lunch on me! Just give me a "heads up" before you come to the area.
In addition, Hilton Head was just named as the number one island in the USA and 2nd in the world. The article is here;
I am a no nonsense, straight shooter, and should I not like an area, I will tell you my true feelings - not telling you what I think you want to hear. If you want an honest, trustworthy contact in the area, I will be pleased to serve you.
If you have any questions whatsoever (does not have to be real estate oriented), just ask!
Harlan E. Batchelder (Batch) The Alliance Group Realty, LLC
Fresh Market Shoppes
890 William Hilton Parkway Suite 33
Hilton Head, SC 29928