A Free Education Series for Seabrook Property Owners
The series kicks off on Wednesday, July 26th
“Navigating Residential Property Insurance in a Coastal Community”.
Seabrook Island Real Estate (SIRE) is launching H.O.M.E.S. — which stands for “Home Owners Maximizing Education Series” — as a free learning opportunity for Seabrook property owners and interested real estate prospects. Each event will feature a panel of industry experts discussing a timely topic impacting those who own property here or are thinking of doing so.
Addressing A Need
“As part of the fabric of this community, our agents are engaged daily in conversations with Seabrook Island’s resident and non-resident population about the state of the real estate market, the economy, rental trends, property management, carrying costs, legal issues, climate factors, and other concerns that affect their real estate investment here,” says Tom Peck, Interim BIC/COO of Seabrook Island Real Estate. “With our depth of knowledge, resources, and connections, we saw an opportunity to help address this tremendous need for education and insights by providing a professional forum where people can get the answers they need to make better decisions.”
“It’s a critical time in real estate right now,” Jen Cookke, SIRE’s Interim General Manager, adds, “There are so many factors coming into play. People are looking for data and advice they can trust. H.O.M.E.S. is yet another way we can provide that for them.”
Cookke will lead the panel discussions. Her background includes asset and portfolio management, market research, capital markets, and financial and development analysis. She began her career directing corporate real estate operations for Fortune 500 companies. Her firm, F.H. French Company, offers services, including the acquisition and development of commercial properties, asset management, commercial brokerage, consulting, construction management, and valuation services. She received an MBA and MS in Real Estate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is on the faculty of MIT’s Graduate Center for Real Estate and The Citadel, and works on global real estate issues as an expert witness. She contributes regularly to national publications such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.
The educational events are framed to be very interactive.
They will begin with a review of relevant data, followed by a panel discussion of industry experts, and a Q&A session. Afterwards, refreshments will be served for anyone wishing to further discuss the topic with the panel of experts and Seabrook Island Real Estate agents on hand in a more casual setting.
Seabrook Island property owners are encouraged to attend in person for the best experience, including the Q&A session. For owners who cannot be on the island that day, a Zoom link will be made available to those who have signed up. Because Seabrook is a private gated community, anyone who would like to attend who is not a property owner will need to attend via Zoom.
Either way, R.S.V.P. via the button below or by calling the Seabrook Island Real Estate office at 843-768-2560.
Peck elaborated on the subject chosen for the first event, “Insurance is such a hot topic right now. Everyone is feeling the effects and wondering what their best options are. Everywhere on Seabrook, whether it is on the golf course, at the Beach Club, or on social media like NextDoor, people are talking and worrying about it. We are grateful to be in a position to share SIRE’s expertise in the ever-changing landscape of real estate ownership on this and more critical topics to come.”
Cooke added, “So much has changed on Seabrook Island so quickly. Trends and market changes significantly impact all of us as owners. H.O.M.E.S. is meant to help everyone learn more about the topics that affect all of us and our investment.”