I called Cherokee Lake Realty to see if they would be interested in selling my lot. I had it for years, probably paid too much for it, since it was not lake front, and had an odd shape. They agreed to list it, advertise it, and in a couple of months they presented me with an offer. I wasn’t to keen on the offer so they negotiated on my behalf with the buyer. After a couple of counters a price was agreed upon and it was sold. I am in sales, so I know what a good sales job looks like, and they fit that bill. Good company, good customer service, good follow up. And, like another review on this site said, they do what they say they will do. Which I hate to admit is rare in the sales industry today. I give them five stars.

We had our home listed with another real estate firm and they couldn’t sell our home. We stopped at the office of Cherokee Lake Realty and talked to them. They convinced us they would sell our home. They explained how they do things different than other real estate companies. Honestly we didn’t know if it would work or not. We were very disappointed that our home had not sold, there had not been much of an interest, and didn’t know if we wanted to go through this again. I don’t want to write too long of a review, but let’s just say they did sell our home. In fact they sold it twice. The first sale, the buyer was moving here from Florida and that fell through. The second buyers are a wonderful couple that moved here from California. There are other homes in our subdivision that were for sale before they listed ours, and they are still for sale. I don’t know why that is, but we were in the same situation. So, for anybody that is reading this that lives in our area, if you want your home sold, give Cherokee Lake Realty a call. They will sell it.

I build homes for a living. Buy land, develop it, build homes, and sell them. Single family, townhomes, condos, you name it. Over the years my company has dealt with a over a hundred real estate companies and agents. I don’t want to mention any names and ruffle some feathers, but I have done business with all of the national companies and some of the smaller ones. Cherokee Lake Realty is the best company I have ever done business with. They sat opposite from me on transactions where they represented the owners of land that I purchased. And they represented my company in selling a few homes. Their approach to advertising is the most thorough I have ever seen. And as I said, I have dealt with quite a few real estate companies. Not only is their advertising the best, but the way they sold my homes was exemplary. The man that owns the company, again I don’t want to mention anyone by name, could teach a course on selling or sell a book on the subject. This is an inside joke, but I called him the “Michael Jordan” of home selling. And I meant that.

Cherokee Lake Realty found us our dream home on the lake. We are from New York and had looked for a lake home in Tennessee for the last nine months. After much researching we settled on Cherokee Lake. We stumbled across Cherokee Lake Realty, saw a lot of their signs, and decided to give them a call. We had talked to some other real estate firms before and not really gotten anywhere. We told them what we wanted, how much we wanted to pay, and they said they would find us something. Well they did. And for $32,000 less than we had budgeted for. Good company and good people. We told them that our children were also thinking about relocating here and we would recommend them. And for anyone that is reading this review, if you are looking for your “dream home” call them. The fact that we would recommend them to our children should say it all.

I was selling my home on my own, for sale by owner. I had seen the advertising that Cherokee Lake Realty had done so I called them. After talking with them I came to the realization I was selling my home too cheaply. The only reason why I did for sale by owner is that I did not want to pay someone a commission and I figured I could do this on my own and make more money. Well, as I mentioned, I had already made a mistake in not really knowing what my home was worth. As they explained to me pricing is important. You don’t want to overprice the home but you also don’t want to underprice it. They explained to me that you can defend yourself in court or hire an attorney. You can pull your own teeth or go to a dentist. You can do your own taxes or go to a specialist. In all cases you might succeed on your own, but if you make a mistake, good luck. Yeah, all this made sense, so I went with them. Guess what, they were right. They successfully sold our home. Got more money for it than if we had done it on our own, EVEN after paying them their commission. Good company. They do what they say they will do. I recommend them. Especially if you are considering selling your home on your own. Talk to them first. I’m glad I did.

The best real estate company we have ever done business with. The hardest working real estate agents. Seven days a week, Fourth of July, Fathers’ Day, whenever they needed to be present at our house they were there. Whatever needed to be done, they did. We used them to sell our house on the lake and we used them to represent us in buying the new one. We are in our 70s, I am a Vietnam Veteran, have owned our own business for years, and have done business with a lot of real estate companies and I tell you we have never seen anything like what they do. If anyone needs a reference on them, have them give you my number. THEY DO WHAT THEY SAY THEY WILL DO. And that is hard to find nowadays.

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Located alongside the Pier and Pavilion on beautiful Tybee Island, Georgia, a barrier island about 18 miles east of Savannah. listed Tybee Island, Georgia as the #1 choice on America’s Healthiest Beach and Lake Getaways list.
Tybrisa at the Beach is a private, fully gated resort with two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominiums, with ocean-front balconies. Accommodations include a master bedroom with queen size bed; a second bedroom with two twin beds; and, a sleeper sofa. All this allows the condominium to sleep a total of six guests. A fully equipped kitchen with a washer and dryer is also provided with each unit. Resort amenities include: Swimming pool, children’s playground, landscaped picnic area, private grill deck, fitness center, spacious clubhouse, and complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the resort.
Three rental weeks are available, for up to six guests, at a rate less than you would pay for an ocean-front hotel room:

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Originally used to guide British ships into the port of Savannah, Georgia, the Tybee Island Lighthouse was also helpful as a guiding beacon to pirates landing on its sandy beaches. The notorious pirate Edward Teach, “Blackbeard”, whose crew sourced for fresh water supplies in the inland waterways, is believed to have buried some of his ill-gotten treasure in the sands of Tybee Island…

Welcome to “Blackbeard’s Beacon” at 29 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, Georgia.

From “Blackbeard’s Beacon” 360-degree wrap around covered deck you can gaze at 30 Meddin Drive, home of the Tybee Island Lighthouse, one of the few remaining 18th century lighthouses still in operation in North America. At 154 feet in height, climb its 178 steps to reach the viewing platform with its amazing island and ocean views.

Or… view Battery Garland at Fort Screven, built in 1899 and once upon a time armed with 12-inch rifled guns to fend off invaders. Inside is the Tybee Museum which houses Indian, Pirate, Civil War, and many other historical exhibits.

Or… ride a bike along the quaint streets of Tybee Island and perhaps run into your favorite movie star, singer, food mogul, or author. Sandra Bullock, John Mellencamp, Paula Deen, and Mary Kay Andrews own homes on Tybee Island. Or, perhaps bump into a crew working on the newest film being shot on location. The Last Song, starring Miley Cirus, Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston, and Liam Hemsworth was filmed on Tybee Island with scenes at North Beach Bar & Grill. Baywatch, starring the Rock, filmed on our beaches. As well as Live By Night, starring Ben Affleck. So did Gifted with Chris Evans, Magic Mike XXL with Channing Tatum, The General’s Daughter with John Travolta, Dirty Grandpa starring the one and only Robert DeNiro, and yes, even Sponge Bob frolicked in our surf while filming Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

Or… walk across the street to North Beach Bar & Grill, 33 Meddin Drive, located between the Lighthouse and the beach, and offering a lunch and dinner menu, featuring some of the area’s freshest seafood with a Caribbean flair. Part of The Last Song was filmed here. Check out the adjoining table, Miley may be sitting there!

Or, simply… take a 3-minute stroll (and that is walking slow!) to Tybee Island’s North Beach. Go sunning, shelling, surfing, or, perhaps, even searching for Blackbeard’s treasure?

It can start at day break, or at any time of the day, when you stay at “Blackbeard’s Beacon.” Arrrr!

Property review of “Blackbeard’s Beacon”:

Driveway and gravel parking space available for six vehicles.

This unique octagon shaped 4 Level home offers all 4 bedrooms on the Ground Floor, and is fully accessible through the Ground Floor Entrance.

The Ground Floor, 1st Level, has its own separate heating/cooling system.

All bedrooms are equipped with 32-inch flat screen televisions, DVR/Blu-ray Players, and cable access for your viewing pleasure. Each bedroom has sliding glass windows, allowing for ocean breezes to flow through each room, if you so desire. All bedrooms have full closets, and dressers, for storing clothes for weekend, or even longer stays.

The Master Bedroom suite has a king-size bed with its own private bathroom. Sliding glass doors provide access to the private, secured, wood-fenced back yard oasis. Plenty of native palm trees, magnolia, and oak trees provide shade, if needed, and deck chairs allow you to take in the view of the Lighthouse and appreciate the splendor that is Tybee Island. It’s Tybee Time!

The Second Bedroom contains a queen-size bed.

The Third Bedroom contains 2 full-size beds.

The Fourth Bedroom contains one set of bunk beds.

Ground floor bathroom is within easy access to all bedrooms.

The Ground Floor is equipped with a full-size washer and dryer for your laundering needs.

Also. on the Ground Floor is access to the securely-fenced swimming pool area. Not a dipping pool, a full-sized salt water swimming pool! Enjoy the many benefits of a salt water pool system: less chlorine content, silkier water, gentler on your eyes, and less drying to your skin. Large sun-bathing area with full loungers and individual tables are provided for your entire family’s enjoyment. Bean bag toss and Horseshoe games are set up nearby. Too much sun? Multiple hammocks are set up on the perimeter for an afternoon, or later, siesta. In the expansive pool area there is also a hot/cold outdoor shower, and a sizable picnic table for lunching on local shrimp, oysters, or the area’s Low Country Boil! It’s Tybee Time!

Unique “Tybee Island Lighthouse” style steps lead to the fully furnished Main Floor, 2nd Level, with its octagon shaped design and a view from every single angle. Whether you wish to look upon the ocean and the ships cruising in, the Tybee Island Lighthouse, or Fort Screven, you can do so from inside the home. Or, if you prefer, from the home’s huge, covered, wrap-around, 360-degree viewing deck which is accessible from 3 strategically placed sliding glass doors. Plenty of cushioned chairs and stools are provided all around the deck for your sitting pleasure while sipping tea, coffee, wine, or a glass of ale! It’s Tybee Time!

The Main Floor is also accessible from outside, via the deck stairway.

The Main Floor is equipped with its own heating/cooling system.

The Main Floor has its own bathroom for your convenience.

Open floor entertainment area with a Samsung 65″ Class – LED – 2160p – Smart – 4K Ultra HD Television, cable access with HBO, and DVR/Blue Ray Player. A selection of Blue Ray movies are available for your viewing pleasure.

On the Main Floor, partake in a game of air hockey with a Brunswick V Force Air Hockey Table. Keep track of the score with its built in digital electronic scoring system. Or, if you prefer, an MD Sports 56″ x 36″ Foosball Table is also available for games. For those days when you are sunned out, rained out, or just wanna make a bet on whose paying for tonight’s dinner!

Two queen sleeper sofa sets are also on the Main Floor.

Also, on the Main Floor is the spectacular gourmet kitchen. Adjacent to the living/entertainment area, with custom made cabinets and state-of-the-art stainless-steel LG appliances this area is large enough to accommodate the largest of family meals. Side-By- Refrigerator with large capacity for loading up plenty of food for a long vacation stay. Smooth-Top Range with built in Oven and overhead Microwave for all type of family meals. Dishwasher for ease of cleaning. Plus, coffee maker, blender, and a full complement of glassware, dishes, utensils, and lots more provided for your family’s taste.

Open dining area with huge, unique, wooden pirate-style dining table which easily accommodates 8-10 diners.

Plus, nearby circular dining table for four more diners, providing convenience for sitting the children separately, if so desired.

Now, comes the fun! A spiral staircase leads you to the 3rd Level, with its own mini-library, containing an array of books for your reading pleasure. Whether your taste in reading lies with fiction or non-fiction, biographies, Pirate novellas, tropical narratives, romance, or even the latest from local author Mary Kay Andrews, you will more than likely find something to chill with.

Continuing on, a similar spiral staircase now leads you to the 4th Level, the “Crow’s Nest.” Two built-in sitting areas, with four sliding glass windows, provide an unparalleled 360-degree view of the beauty that is Tybee Island! The Atlantic Ocean, the Tybee Island Lighthouse, and Ft. Screven, can all be viewed from the “Crow’s Nest.” To get a more amazing, scenic view, you would have to climb the 178 steps of the Lighthouse! The “Crow’s Nest” is a fabulous area for reading, conversation, reminiscing, or just contemplating the wonders of Tybee Island!

It’s Tybee Time!

For more information, pricing, availability please call (865) 471-8222.

“In the midst of winter, not the best of selling seasons, and Cherokee Lake Realty still sold my home in Jefferson City. In less than 60 days on the market! And, our home wasn’t even on the lake! On December 31st, 2018 we were closing and collecting our check. Yes, December 31st! We highly recommend Cherokee Lake Realty to anyone looking to sell or purchase property in the area.”