WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Coastal Properties Wins Three Awards From Area Newspapers

— Michele Watson

Weichert® Affiliate Brings Home Best Agent, Brokerage and Rental Company Award for 2017

Sherryl Hennessey was named the year’s Best Real Estate Agent by Bluffton Today. The newspaper also named the Weichert affiliate where she works the Best Brokerage and Rental Company of the Year.

OKATIE, S.C. – Aug 15, 2017 – WEICHERT, REALTORS®- Coastal Properties is proud to announce that the Sun Today newspaper has named Sherryl Hennessey the year’s Best Real Estate Agent in Sun City. The newspaper also named the Weichert® affiliated office where Hennessey works as the city’s Best Real Estate Brokerage, making them the only multiple award winner in the “2017 Sun Today Select” awards competition.
In another local ranking, the company’s rental division, Coastal Rentals, received a Best of Bluffton award in the Best Rental Company category from the Sun Today’s sister paper, Bluffton Today.
“Words can hardly explain how excited our office is right now,” said Karen Ryan, the company’s co-owner and broker. “We are extremely honored to be recognized on multiple fronts for the work we do here at WEICHERT, REALTORS®-Coastal Properties. My team and I are deeply committed to providing the best real estate service in the area and will continue to do so in the years ahead.”
The newspaper triple award win comes on the heels of the company, which is run by Karen Ryan and her husband, Joe, being named one of the most successful Weichert affiliates in the country. The company was named to the national franchise network’s prestigious Premier Client Group for 2017, a recognition achieved by fewer than 10 percent of Weichert affiliated companies. The Weichert affiliate was also named a Rockstar Franchisee by Franchise Business Review last month, making them one of only 41 franchisees selected from over 30,000 across the country for this distinguished recognition.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Coastal Properties is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate with offices in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Okatie and Beaufort. The company, which has a full administrative staff, relocation director and marketing support team available for their clients’ real estate needs, in addition to its luxury portfolio division, services both residential and commercial properties.
For more information about WEICHERT, REALTORS® – Coastal Properties, contact Joe or Karen Ryan at 843-341-3700 or visit

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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

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