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We Put You in a Perfect Place.

Meet the Team

Our philosophy is simple: Assemble the best professionals in the business, provide them with the best tools and training in the industry and demand that they provide the best service in the world. It’s the secret to our success and yours.

Julie Toon Timms

Owner / Broker-in-Charge

The high degree of success we’ve achieved is a direct result of our dedication and commitment to our customers and clients. Throughout three decades of experience, I’ve identified and implemented dozens of innovative concepts that directly benefit the individuals we serve.

Bernie Timms


Putting you in a perfect place is our number one priority. Whether you’re buying, selling or just in need of honest, professional real estate advice  – everyone at Hilton Head Island Real Estate Brokers is dedicated to your success.

Sherry Winter


I strive to deliver my clients to their desired closings by empowering them with a wealth of valuable knowledge, insight on the market and its inventory, developed skills of negotiation and execution, and a vast and tested community of resources I have come to trust. My goal is to make home ownership, either as a buyer or a seller, the most pleasant experience possible!

Jeff Stubbs


I approach real estate with the same honest professionalism that was so instrumental to my success as an architect. Imagine the benefits of having a REALTOR® with an architectural background (and over twenty years of experience studying the Hilton Head market) as part of your team. Together, we can approach the business of real estate on the island from a unique perspective.

Patty Dooley Preisner


Anyone can find a home on-line these days – but then what? I will help you gather information, set showing appointments and determine nearby price trends to determine if the property is a good value. I will also help you with inspections, find the best lenders and structure an effective offer that will protect your best interests. Buy with confidence! I will walk you through every step of the purchase.

Phil Olweiler


Whether helping you find creative financing or simply finding a dog-friendly condo, I put my real estate and business experience to work for you. Talk to my clients and they’re likely to tell you no one knows Hilton Head Island like we do.

Tina Biggins


Being your buyer specialist provides me with opportunity to do three of my favorite things: helping people with their homes, planning and, of course, entertaining! Before real estate, I was heavily involved in the banking industry as a mortgage loan processor, underwriter, closer, post-closing auditor and a short-sale mediator, working to negotiate with banks on behalf of my clients in need of financial relief.  I most recently owned an event planning business on Hilton Head, planning and executing personal and corporate parties typically for 100 people or more.  Both experiences, along with my knowledge of the area, put me in a perfect position to help you make your dreams come true!

Susan V. Sweet


Have you fallen in love with the Hilton Head area like I did?  Making that move doesn’t have to be overwhelming with the incredible pool of talent at Hilton Head Island Real Estate Brokers.  As a buyer specialist, I will guide you through the process and help you learn about all the amazing communities and amenities.   Before moving here from Pittsburgh, I worked in commercial real estate.  Along with my accounting and banking background, I will leverage all the resources available for a smooth and successful closing.  I want you to enjoy finding your perfect place!

Benjamin Preisner


A native of Hilton Head Island since 1982, I love sharing this amazing area with people from all over the world. In order for my clients to make the best decisions possible, I provide top notch information and market insight throughout every step of the process. I’m known for outstanding client service, 24/7 availability, high tech marketing and closing techniques, and a sincere personal touch. My client’s best interest is always at heart.

Whether buying or selling, I understand the process can often be challenging and complicated without the right guidance and knowledge. Ultimately, my main goal is to “Put you in a perfect place,” and I utilize every resource available to make that happen for you. My focus is to take the pressure off you by listening to you, anticipating your needs and following through. I am extremely knowledgeable about the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton communities, amenities and lifestyles, along with the inventory of real estate available.

On a personal note, I’m originally from Old Saybrook, Connecticut. I am passionate about dog safety and rescue, actively assisting various organizations in the area. In my spare time I love exploring the South, camping, biking, boating and playing tennis. I attended Hilton Head Prep and Yale University and have a background in real estate operations, marketing and information technology.