WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Coastal Properties Named Winner in HGTV Ultimate House Hunt Contest

— Michele Watson

A luxury property represented by Hillary and Eric Dollenberg was named winner of the Kitchen + Dining category for the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt competition.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – July 31 2017 – A home represented by Eric and Hillary Dollenberg of WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Coastal Properties was selected as a winner in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt after receiving the most votes in the Kitchen + Dining category. The HGTV Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online contest on, generated 1.1 million votes for this year’s competition.
The award-winning home, 117 Mount Pelia, is located in the timeless community of Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina and can be found online at
“We are so excited to have our listing named the winner in the Kitchen + Dining category for HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt contest this year,” said Hillary Dollenberg. “We are honored to represent the sellers of this gorgeous home and have it featured in this year’s Ultimate House Hunt competition.”
Mr. & Mrs. Clark, the homeowners, were intimately involved in the design and construction process. It was important to them to keep within the spirit of Palmetto Bluff. The attention to detail is subtle, comfortable, sustainable and a part of nature.
“Our office was absolutely ecstatic when we heard one of our luxury properties represented by Eric and Hillary had been selected as a finalist for the 2017 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt contest,” said Karen Ryan, broker/co-owner of WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Coastal Properties. “Our excitement jumped even higher after hearing their listing had been named the winner of the Kitchen + Dining category. We are so proud of Eric and Hillary and all they do to represent our luxury portfolio division.”
This was the first time the Dollenberg team, which is part of the Luxury Portfolio International Team at the South Carolina Weichert® affiliate, was selected to participate in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt competition. In addition to the Dining + Kitchen category, winning homes were selected in the following categories: Curb Appeal, Great Estates, International Homes, Living Large in Small Spaces, Modern Masterpieces, Outdoor Retreat and Waterfront Homes.
The Ultimate House Hunt presents extraordinary homes for sale to HGTV’s extensive audience, allowing consumers to vote for the homes they find most appealing. HGTV partnered with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® as the exclusive real estate partners for the awards. WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Coastal Properties is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a selective global real estate community of more than 565 market-leading real estate firms, and participates in its luxury marketing program, Luxury Portfolio International®.
To view the Ultimate House Hunt winners, visit and click the headline under ‘See the Winners’.
To learn more about WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Coastal Properties, which has offices in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and Okatie, contact Joe or Karen Ryan at 843-341-3700 or visit

# # #

About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has grown steadily since Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert, Realtors, launched the company’s franchise division in 2001. The affiliate division was created to offer a business model for franchisee ownership candidates described as “a clearly defined operating system for marketing and managing a real estate business.” Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announced its first affiliate in 2002, was ranked as one the top traditional residential real estate franchises in Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500 and is identified in 2017 by Franchise Business Review as one the top U.S. franchises. Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has offices serving over 300 markets in 39 states. For more information about Weichert, visit or for information on franchise opportunities visit

Each WEICHERT® franchised office is independently owned and operated.


Let's Connect

Are we a good fit?

Let’s talk about it. We promise no pressure, just useful information.