By Hannah Nuccio for The Island Connection
Seabrook Island Real Estate is pleased to announce that Gerri Franchini will become broker in charge upon Joe Salvo’s retirement at the end of 2017.
Franchini brings over 30 years of residential and commercial real estate experience to the team, most recently as a Team Leader at Keller Williams in the greater New York City area. In her new role, Franchini will spearhead the company’s strategic plan to grow sales and listings on the island. “I am thrilled to be the new broker in charge at Seabrook Island Real Estate,” said Franchini. “I know I have some big shoes to fill, however I am looking forward to getting to know all of the Seabrook Island property owners and real estate agents and being a part of this wonderful community.” Seabrook Island Real Estate is the preeminent, local real estate company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Seabrook Island Club. The company has 17 independent agents, all of whom specialize in listing and selling on Seabrook Island. From 2015–2016, Seabrook Island welcomed new Seabrookers from 20 different states. This year’s real estate sales are 40 percent ahead of the same time last year and at the highest levels since the 2008 recession. “We are very excited to have Gerri join the real estate team as the new broker in charge.
We’re confident that she will fit right in with the Seabrook Island property owners and sales agents,” said Jerry Farber, president of the Seabrook Island Club. After 14 years as broker in charge, Joe Salvo recently announced his retirement. Salvo played an integral role in the growth of Seabrook Island over the past decade.
“We know we have found just the right person as my replacement,” said Joe Salvo. “Gerri is highly experienced in all phases of the real estate business, personable in her approach to people and has extensive real estate coaching and training experience.”