What My clients say about me...
“My fiancé and I were brand new to the area, and with me starting a new job and my fiancé starting a new college, we did not have time for games. Neil found us more than what we were hoping for, faster than we thought, for substantially less than we were willing to pay. Neil’s great knowledge in the area, friendly persona, and likability, turned the Hilton Head area from what could have been a migraine into one of the greatest experiences I have ever been through. I heard buying a house was difficult…I don’t believe it anymore thanks to Neil Castellane! The only person I would ever recommend.”
- Nick & April, Bluffton, SC
We made a great choice in choosing Neil to list our duplex in Hilton Head. His consistent advertising, quality of web based products and contacts brought us weekly showings of our property from the start. Once we did have a buyer in this tough condo market Neil worked with the buyers realator to get the deal done. At the same time he had to help us find a house we could afford to be able to set the sale price of our condo.
Neil was able to do all of this in about 2 weeks and we are now in our new home. Through out the moving and closing process Neil continued to work for us and with us. He brought us moving supplies, fed our movers lunch and sat outside of the closing attorney's office for over 4 hours waiting to get the keys to us to we could move in. If you are looking for a "full service" realtor and a great guy Neil is your man.
- Todd & Katie, Bluffton, SC
Neil made the purchase of our most recent Hilton Head home so pleasant that we're almost sorry the process is over. About five years ago, Neil helped us find our first Hilton Head house. We had been vacationing on the Island for about 20 years and decided that someday we'd like to retire here. We couldn't afford as much house as we really wanted, but we decided that if we didn't get into the market in at least a small way, appreciating property values would put a property purchase even further out of our reach. Neil helped us find an affordable patio home in our favorite plantation, Shipyard, which we fixed-up and used as a second home.
After 5 years, we decided to that the appreciated value of our patio house and a favorable buyers' market could make it possible to purchase the retirement home we hope to begin using in a few years. We described our dream house, the part of the Island we preferred, the type of neighborhood we hoped for and our price range to Neil and he started working for us. His patience over the next year in finding and showing us properties was amazing. We'll never forget the day he drove us into Port Royal Plantation and up to the house we eventually purchased. It was practically perfect in every way! The only problem was that we had to sell the patio house before we could buy the dream home. Neil solved that problem for us by making a few phone calls and finding us a buyer. 48 hours later we had contracts to sell our old house and to buy our new house.
Neil has always gone the extra mile to make our real estate experiences pleasant and productive. Some of the services provided by Neil that make him special include: Sending digital pictures of prospective houses via internet, tirelessly showing us prospective properties, advising us on locations and amenities, helping us to find vendors for insurance, landscaping and property repairs, and holding our hands when we were convinced that the process would get the better of us. We consider Neil to be more than our realtor. He's our friend!
- William and Melea, West Virginia
“Neil handled the sale of my condo, my husband's condo, and subsequently the purchase of our beautiful new home on the island. Neil walked us through all of the steps and explained things in a way that was easily understandable (even the complicated paperwork). He provided a wealth of information when we had questions, and made excellent recommendations. He was very detail-oriented and told us what to expect, what items of the transaction we would be responsible for in each instance (whether buying or selling), and what kind of timeframe to expect. He kept things moving in a timely manner and was easily accessible when we had questions or needed information. Neil treats you like a PERSON - not a dollar sign, and I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for an agent in the area.”
- Laurie & Travus, Hilton Head Island, SC
"Neil worked tirelessly to find a property that met my needs. He was willing to show me property on short notice and answer multiple questions. I would recommend Neil to anyone looking for a great agent who is willing to go the extra mile. In fact, I am using him again right now!"
- Judy, Georgia
"Neil helped my wife and I find our first home together on Hilton Head, and his knowledge of the area and eye for a good deal saved us a lot of time and money. Our relationship with Neil did not just end after we bought our house either, we have become good friends and I highly recommend him to anyone looking in the area"
- Jason and Colby, Hilton Head Island, SC
"Having bought my second home from the other side of the world, Neil was most helpful in all aspects of the buying process. In fact when we sold our home later we used Neil again. Another great job."
- Tom, Australia
"As an out-of-town buyer, I found Neil Castellane to be the answer to my prayers! Not only did he find the property, but he handled all the leg work, and pulled it all together for me. I cannot wait to work with him again - he makes buying real estate easy!"
- Debra , New York
When we jokingly tell people we “bought” our Hilton Head villa on the Internet, they are naturally somewhat taken aback. The notion of shopping for a second home online doesn't seem nearly as far
fetched thanks to the expertise and enthusiasm of Neil Castellane. He guided us through the process of locating a villa every step of the way.
Neil researched available villas, sent us many exterior and interior photos of properties which met our price range and specifications, and personally inspected the villa in which we expressed an interest. As our buyers' representative, he advised us as to what he felt would be a fair offer for the property, ensuring that the contract was written to make the sale contingent upon our visit to Hilton Head to personally view the villa. Once we had made the decision to proceed with the purchase, Neil’s expert guidance and full-service capabilities were of tremendous help to us in making arrangements to close on the property. His real estate knowledge and experience were evident in his ability to recommend a number of excellent Hilton Head contacts with whom he had previously worked. He was able to put us in touch with an attorney to assist us with the legal aspects of the purchase, a finance professional to advise us on financing options, and to suggest a local insurance company to arrange for personal property insurance.
Without Neil’s invaluable assistance with this long distance Internet “shopping experience”, our dream of owning a second home in Hilton Head would have been seriously compromised, considering that our primary residence is more than 1400 miles away. We will be forever indebted to Neil for his outstanding real estate expertise,
Wonderful enthusiasm and infinite patience in making our dream of owning a second home in Hilton Head a reality. We would not hesitate to call on Neil again in the future, should we ever decide to make Hilton Head our permanent home."
- Bob and Candy, Minnesota
"I was looking to invest in some real estate, but was unable to make it to Hilton Head to find a property. Neil managed to not only find me the property, but he handled the entire process. The first deal went so smoothly, and I made so much money on the deal, that I was able to purchase even more property from him! I would recommend Neil to anyone looking for real estate!"
- Ben, Las Vegas, NV
"Working with Neil was a great experience. He was patient, honest and hard working. I will use him again and refer my family, friends and clients. Thanks Neil! "
- Brian, Hilton Head Island, SC
"Neil was a pleasure to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to use his services again. I will be in need of his services shortly . Looking forward to dealing with him again"
- Carl and Jeanne, NH