Coastal Georgia & South Carolina Lowcountry’s Largest Regional Real Estate Powerhouse
Our region’s most respected real estate leaders combined efforts and joined forces under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to create the most experienced team of trusted advisors ready to assist your next real estate decision.
Bay Street Realty Group’s history began in 1990 when partners David Hornsby and Ken Willis put Fripp Islandon the map as they successfully developed this beautiful island. In 2017 Bay Street Realty Group acquired Island Realty, where partner Todd McDaniel was managing member and one of the founding owners.
Bay Street Realty Group’s SC team has over 150 years of combined lifestyle-based community home sales and development experience including Fripp Island, Harbor Island, Pleasant Point, Old Tabby Park at Cat Island, Sweetwater, Grand Harbor Golf and Yacht Club, Stoney Point Golf Club.
In 2019, Bay Street Realty Group jumped into the Georgia real estate market with gusto. Partner Will Thurman was placed as Managing Broker for Georgia and the company acquired Bob and Reba Lararmy’s successful Savannah-based real estate company, acquiring 35 new agents. Thurman and his team ended 2019 by opening a downtown Savannah office and in early 2020 announced their acquisition of Cora Bett Thomas Realty.
Cora Bett Thomas, who came to Savannah in 1969, immediately became active in historic home restoration and jumped into the real estate arena in 1976. Nationally featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times for her luxurious listings, Cora Bett decided to start her own agency on her dining room table in 1994. Immediately Cora Bett Thomas Realty grew to become the market leader in the Savannah/SC Lowcountry region, with agents handling both commercial and residential real estate in Beaufort, Bluffton, Savannah, Pooler, and surrounding areas.
This combined dynamic Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices team is now the largest agency handling the South Carolina Lowcountry and Coastal Georgia region, with combined sales of $291 million in 2019.