Real estate News & Notes for Oct. 6

info@islandpacket.comOctober 6, 2013 

Weichert welcomes McGrath to team Realtor Kathy McGrath recently joined the Weichert, Realtors-Coastal Properties sales team. McGrath will work out of the Weichert office in Sun City Hilton Head and can be reached by calling 843-540-5577. Weichert, Realtors-Coastal Properties has offices on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton and Sun City. The company headquarters are located at 1038 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. Details: 843-341-3700.

Paige Rose joins development group Paige Rose recently joined Performance Development Corporation, a Hilton Head Island headquartered Web development company. Rose joins the sales and marketing team and responsibilities will include customer relations, product fulfillment and new client acquisitions. Rose recently worked for the Richardson Group in real estate and marketing

• Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island and Hilton Head Vacation Rentals, two longtime Hilton Head Island vacation rental companies, will combine more than 500 properties into one enterprise starting Jan. 1. Executives from both firms said the merger will give the new company more of a presence throughout the island. The new management company will compete with larger firms such as Island Getaway and ResortQuest, Wood said. The merging companies will keep their names and separate websites, according to a news release. The combined inventory will be displayed on both websites, the release said.

• Members of J Banks Design, a Hilton Head Island design firm, took home six Excellence in Design Awards at the American Society of Interior Designers Carolinas Chapter Fall Conference. J Banks owner and president Joni Vanderslice also was awarded the Dora Gray Award for Outstanding Designer of the Year. J Banks is located at 35 Main St., Hilton Head. Awards included: First place in the residential over 3,500 square feet category for the Hillery Residence; first place in the multi-unit residence category for Sant' Antonio Villas at Castello di Casole; Second place in the vacation/second home category for their work with the Guarisco Residence; honorable mention in the residential Under 3,500 square feet category for the Villa Scuola at Castello di Casole; honorable mention in the residential over 3,500 square feet category for the Grider Residence; honorable mention in the hospitality project category for Hotel Castello di Casole.

• The Greenery Garden Center, located at 960 William Hilton Parkway, will offer free gardening seminars this month. Reservations are encouraged. To RSVP, contact Jamie Harrison at 843-785-3848 ext. 106 or A special discount will be offered in The Greenery Garden Center to those in attendance who make a same-day purchase. Harvest Day at The Greenery: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12. Bring the family to Fall Harvest Day at The Greenery's Garden Center and Nursery. Fall mums, hay bales, cornstalks and pumpkins will be available for purchase as well as other fall decor. Bring out the family for some fun and refreshments, and as always The Greenery's knowledgeable staff will be on hand to answer any fall gardening questions. Fall containers: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17. Presented by Carol Guedalia. Learn about container gardens that "pop" with autumn spice. The seminar will help spark your creativity by demonstrating a variety of techniques for fall plantings. Fall beds: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24. Instead of saying goodbye to flowers and color at the end of summer, give your fall beds a bold splash with plants and florals that make a statement. Garden design consultant, Gary Moews with The Greenery, will share ideas and answer your questions.

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