After living in Massapequa, Long Island for over 50 years, Ann & her husband Dan decided to get out from under the snow to the beautiful, active, 50+ community of Sun City Hilton Head in 2012.
Ann worked in the Life Insurance Industry since she was 18, dealing with high net worth clients such as the super athletes from the NFL & NHL.
When arriving in Bluffton, SC, Ann worked for the Beaufort County School District in Hilton Head. While working in the School, Ann realized she had patience, understanding, enjoyed working & helping people on a daily basis. That is when she decided that real estate would be a great fit for her. She could help people find their “dream” home.
Ann, thank you for all your help. We will pass your name around. You're the best realtor we have dealt with.
- Joanne & Steve Grimes
Now that we have settled in our new home in Sun City Hilton Head we would like to take a moment to pay homage to two of the finest brokers that ever came down the pyke. We are referring specifically to Ann and Dan Ekus. We initially met Ann through a recommendation from an old friend and were immediately struck by her ability to grasp what we thought we wanted in a home and translate it to the realities of the existing market conditions in SSHH. We were warned up front about problems that existed in some of the older homes that could present themselves as major expenses and would have to be considered in the overall cost of the home. in the course of inspecting homes, we were introduced to Ann's husband Dan. With his strong background in project management, Dan was able to point out replacement costs and physical problems not readily apparent. These two brokers easily spared us tens of thousands of dollars in expense and heartache. When we did find the house that we knew was meant for us, Ann took over and handled all the negotiations, much to our benefit.
Now let me address those buyers here for a limited amount of time. The contract is only one step in the process. Arranging for a mortgage, having the home inspected, negotiating the list of problem items found (not very many), working with your new law firm, procuring homeowners insurance the final walk-through and lastly the closing most all of which we were not here for but with the guidance and participation of Ann and Dan were able to accomplish everything necessary to conclude the purchase.
From our own experience we can attest to the fact that Ann and Dan are the real deal. The service they provide far exceeds their competitors' ability to perform. Do yourself and your family a favor. Call them.
- John and Jessie Begley
Ann and her husband Dan make a perfect team for finding a home, especially in a competitive market for buying like Hilton Head Island. Having just been transferred for work from Savannah to Hilton Head the drive home to Savannah got old very quickly. Ann and her husband showed us multiple options within our price range and even informed me immediately when the house we originally wanted, which was under contract, became available again after the deal feel through. I was the first to put an offer on the house and got it. My wife and I couldn't be happier in our new home on Hilton Head Island. We would recommend Ann to anyone looking for a realtor that is willing to put in the extra work to get the perfect home in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area.
- Matt and Emilie Vehslage
Hi Ann, We wanted to thank you for 1 year ago we were working with on finding our home. I also want you to realize that you were such an inspiration to us, we recommend you and Dan to everyone. Thank you for being such a blessing in our lives. Take care
- Carol and Tony
Dear Ann, I wanted to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to you and your husband Dan. It’s hard to imagine that what began as a curious exploration in March led us to find our forever home in Sun City. You made us feel welcome and at home as you listened to our needs and dreams. What began as just a vague desire to retire where we could be safe and active coalesced into reality. Thank you for loving us through the process and for demanding excellence from our builder. You went above and beyond your duties as our real estate agent by being our eyes and ears when we were unable to be there. We would not have the quality home we have if you had not been there for us. We are forever grateful for you expertise and diligence from start to finish. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Your new neighbors and friends,
Mike and Kathy Sunderman (and Stormie, too!)
Ann is a consummate professional… she is also trustworthy.
We have been through at least 5 realtors since moving from Indiana in 2014... Most initially came across as trustworthy and caring, but were full of hot air, greed, narcissistic and disingenuous; Ann is by far the exception-she is gracious, altruistic & customer centric!
She literally came out of the blue and was a blessing from the word go. She did not push us, she provided gentle guidance and worked with us at our own pace; she always had our best interests in mind.
Ann cares about what she is doing. She is approachable, friendly, and is the epitome of what a realtor should be! Simply put, she is a fantastic person.
- A. Louderback
A thank you note to Ann Ekus and her husband Dan. This will be a long note as not even these words can properly express our appreciation for all she has done for us. This was not an easy sale. I would not want us as clients.
We started looking back in July 2018 for a place in Bluffton. After registering on the Website site, Ann contacted us. We explained that our house was on the market, however the market in our area was not particularly active. Surprisingly we received e-cards for Halloween, Thanksgiving Christmas, not to mention notes just asking, "How is it going?"
Due to her diligence, we contacted Ann in January, explaining we had particular requirements due to our health situation. Ann could not have been more helpful. We communicated on a daily basis, sometimes several times a day. She never complained. Gave us accurate appraisals and information on all the properties we inquired about. For a while, I thought we were her only clients.
There was never a delay in her response, not even at night. We thought she never slept, as her e-mails were time stamped 0H too early in the AM and very late at night. If we had to pay by the email and phone call, we could never afford her!
Ann held our hands through some tough negotiations and deep disappointments. Her tenacity paid great dividends. We found a beautiful home that met our needs. Naturally, it would need some modifications to meet our requirements. But who was there with all the resources/contractors required? Ann of course!
Never have we met a salesperson with her integrity, patience, knowledge, and even more importantly, her true compassion and understanding. This letter only touches the surface of the trials and tribulations she endured for us.
A special thanks to her husband Dan, for the videos, and expert advice he provided. She is a tremendous asset not only to your team,, but to every client she represents.
- Bruno V
My wife and I recently purchased a home in Sun City and had the good fortune to have Ann Ekus as our realtor. As we don't yet live full time in Bluffton we had to do a lot of things long distance and Ann was a great help not only in investigating homes we were interested in but her recommendations throughout the process were impeccable. From home inspector to lawyers to lenders. She is a delight to work with and is a wealth of information, making the home buying process a breeze. We recommend her highly to anyone thinking about buying a home.
- John & Jayne G
Dotti and I want to thank you for sharing your valued time with us during our recent visit to the Bluffton and Hilton Head area. The trip was very insightful, and Dotti really liked Ann's input and guidance.
We review all of the emails presenting properties for sale in Sun City sent by Dan, and we have a much improved understanding of the neighborhoods we will narrow our searches toward next year.
- Terry L
Ann has been an extremely helpful sales agent both in purchasing of our new home and in the listing and pricing of our existing home. In addition, during the coming of Hurricane Matthew, she went personally over to our home to remove lawn ornaments/artwork and place them in our garage for safe keeping. Above and beyond helpful!
- Bob & Lyn D
Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate doing business with you. From the beginning of my home search, you were attentive to my desires in a home in SC that suited my needs/budget. You initially gathered information about my wish list in a home and spent a lot of time showing me many homes with my desires in mind. I appreciated the fact that you didn’t push me to consider a home if I expressed any dislike. You were honest and did not sugar coat anything. Once I found a home in Suncity you worked very hard to ensure I got a fair price for my purchase and stood your ground on the negotiations with the builder which was all in my favor. You continued to assist in the home purchase process including providing contacts for a home inspector and were attentive during the home inspection. Subsequent to the home inspection you worked diligently again and aided in several items getting repaired that may not have been otherwise if not for your assistance. Since I was traveling for work and not available for the walk-through of the home before closing you and your husband conducted the walk through with my brother in law on my behalf and did so as if it were your own home. Subsequent to my purchase you began assisting my parents in the search of a home for them which continues to date. Again you have been nothing but attentive, responsive and very helpful. You have shared information without hesitation and have contributed to making the sale of their home in NJ and making a move to SC a little easier for them. They are looking forward to meeting with you during the week of July 10th to find their home in SC as well.
Thanks so much for all your hard work, your pleasant personality, responsiveness to requests, and honesty. You are a great person and excellent realtor!
- Patti E
Just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for all of your help and real estate professionalism with the purchase of our home in Shipyard. Remote transactions are never easy, but you made it extremely smooth. While Shipyard was not on our radar as a potential plantation, your suggestion was simply awesome. We could not have asked for a better place that meets our needs.
We also appreciated the excellent service. As mentioned with us being remote, it's not easy. You went above and beyond coordinating inspections/ follow ups to make everything happen. You always found a way to say yes I'll get it done right away, even when not today or I'll do it tomorrow would have been easier. It was as if we were your highest priority, however I know your schedules with other clients were very busy.
Finally, I appreciated the way you offered advice but were not pushy. You were open minded and willing to work with our unique 'demands' to get this done.
If you ever need a reference, give us a call. We were thoroughly impressed with the hard work provided.
- Brian and Lisa J
Did you receive my earlier email thanking you for your kindness and professional help? I wanted to make sure you know how appreciative I was, and am!
- Jerry Y.
Let me take this opportunity to say what a great pleasure it has been working with you on the purchase of our home here in Sun City. It was a long road. Over several of our visits to town, you were always ready to show us whatever we wanted to see, and flexible enough to accommodate our schedules. We saw many houses, your advice was invaluable, and when we finally hit the right one, you continued to stay right on top of every detail, even being there on our behalf when we need work to be evaluated in the house. We can't thank you enough for everything; we will recommend you at any opportunity and hope to be seeing you around town. You and Dan are welcome anytime at our place.
- Chris S.
Faith and I just wanted to take a minute and just catch our breath and say thank you once again. What a great buying experience it has been. It's always great when you get more than you bargain for. That's exactly what happened to us. With your expertise, not only did we find the right property for our needs and pleasure, but through your qualified skills dealing in the marketplace, we also were able to negotiate the right price to purchase our new home. Enough about you Ann, (smile) Dan thanks! Just kidding Dan. You two are quite a team! We will be looking you up at some point once settled in. Again Thank you for the quality, sincerity, commitment, and concern shown us.
- John & Faith B.