Get to know Betty and Neal:
The first time Neal and Betty Hambleton set foot on Hilton Head Island, they had a special feeling. Spellbound by the natural beauty and active lifestyle of the Lowcountry, they knew they would someday call this place "home." Over the next twenty years, the Hambletons vacationed in paradise, dreaming of life's future possibilities. "I fell in love with the peacefulness and serenity," said Betty. "From the hanging moss and the pines to the warm and friendly people who live here, it was a very caring culture-a feeling-that I immediately wanted to be a part of," she added.
Driving over the bridge to return to the "real world," became more and more difficult. But demanding careers and four daughters called the Hambletons back to their home in Potomac, Maryland, where Neal had a thriving law practice, specializing in real estate, and Betty balanced family activities with a fulltime federal government career.
In 1993, Neal and Betty took a step closer toward a new way of life by purchasing a lot in Indigo Run Plantation. "It was the best decision we ever made," said Betty. "It made us feel like we were becoming a part of the community." Their dream came true in 1999 when they made the move to the island and settled into their retirement home.
The Hambletons' genuine passion for Hilton Head Island and the surrounding communities is just as strong today as when they first visited, many years ago, only now they are truly at home. Whether golfing, enjoying theatre rivaling "the big city," dining with friends or strolling the pristine beaches, they both agree that this is the life. "It's about living to your heart's content and finding time for the things you love-living a vibrant, yet relaxed life," said Betty.
Hilton Head Island is a perfect place for families to spend time relaxing together. The Hambletons' daughters and eight grandchildren love coming to the beach. "Each time they come to visit, we are building family memories-the kind that last a lifetime," said Neal. "It's wonderful to be able to share this special place with our children and grandchildren. They have the opportunity to learn about nature and to appreciate a way of living that encourages its preservation for future generations."
As Realtors, their indepth knowledge and experience with the unique communities of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton will be put to work to find just the right property for Buyers. And for Sellers, a comprehensive and aggressive marketing plan along with their strong negotiating skills will ensure that properties are sold in a timely and efficient manner.
Neal and Betty want to share this serene, yet exciting lifestyle with you and your family. If you think you might enjoy life in the Lowcountry, now or in the future, they can help you find the best value for your needs. The Hambletons enjoy building personal relationships with their clients. "We are more than real estate professionals-we care about you and take pride in our services. We invite you to claim your piece of paradise and start building your own memories on Hilton Head Island."
Make it more than a vacation. Make it your place to call home.
Area of specialization: Seller and buyer representation
Betty is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and also holds the SRES designation (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) and SFR (Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource) certification. Neal holds the SFR certification.
Real estate experience: Fifteen years in Hilton Head area. Over 40 years combined in the real estate field.
Other professional background: Neal was a real estate attorney in private practice in Rockville, MD. Betty was a manager in the Federal government, specializing in health care.
Community service: Betty is an active member of Indigo Run Women's Club and the Women's Association of Hilton Head Island, as well as various committees providng community outreach and service. She is also very involved with the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors as an active member of the Legislative Committee and the Professional Development Committee, and having served as a Director on the Association Board. Betty has received the REALTOR Service Award every year since 2009 for outstanding participation in community service and Realtor activities. To build on the real estate experience offered to clients, Betty completed training as an Island Ambassador through the University of SC Beaufort.
Memberships: National Association of Realtors; Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors; Multiple Listing Service; The Golf Club at Indigo Run, Women's Association of Hilton Head Island, and the Indigo Run Women's Club.
Family: Four daughters; eight grandchildren
Hobbies and interests: golf, theater, biking, strolling the beach, gourmet cooking and dining out with friends