SAVANNAH, GA USA – Staci Donegan, an award-winning Associate Broker at Seabolt Real Estate in Savannah, GA sold a record $97,341,630 in residential real estate in 2021 and is ranked by the Savannah Multi-list Corporation (MLS) as the #1 individual full-service agent for the Savannah MLS region – which includes Chatham, Bryan and Effingham County. She also earned the distinction of being the overall #1 agent in Chatham County and the overall #1 agent in Savannah's National Historic Landmark District for 2021.
Donegan more than doubled her previous annual sales record of $40 million in 2020 and has consistently surpassed the $25 million mark for the past five years.
“There’s no question that 2021 was an incredibly active year for residential real estate in Chatham County and particularly in Savannah,” said Donegan. “Low-interest rates and pandemic-related relocations resulted in record sales volume in Savannah in 2021. The Hostess City continues to attract a growing number of newcomers with its incredible coastal lifestyle, historic charm and vibrant sense of community.”
In 2021, Donegan closed on 79 transactions, including listing and selling a number of noteworthy historic homes. Donegan began the year by representing the buyers and sellers of the iconic Mills B. Lane House at 26 E. Gaston Street in Savannah, GA and welcoming the fourth owner in the home’s 113-year history. In May, Donegan represented the buyers and sellers in the notable sale of the Wedding Cake Mansion, an 1869 Second Empire Baroque treasure located at 14 E. Taylor Street on Monterey Square. Additional 2021 historic home sales include the Israel Dasher House at 124 W. Gaston Street in March 2021 and the Jesse Mount House at 209 W. Jones Street in September 2021.
Donegan also brought national attention to the Savannah area when her listing for the 1879 Queen Anne Victorian-style Chesnutt House, located at 701 Whitaker St., was named the winner of the “Homes with a History” category of the prestigious 2021 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt. A total of five Seabolt Real Estate listings were selected as finalists in the 2021 competition, including four listings by Donegan.
“Staci is recognized – both locally and nationally – as a leading luxury real estate agent who consistently exceeds client expectations with personalized service for buyers and invaluable media coverage for sellers,” said Seabolt Real Estate founder and Broker Elaine Seabolt. “We’re delighted with Staci’s success in 2021 and know she will continue to uphold our firm’s commitment to excellence in 2022.”
A three-time member of the invitational Christie’s International Real Estate Masters Circle, Donegan is known for her in-depth market knowledge, uncompromising integrity, data-driven market analysis and strong negotiation skills. A former financial and business consultant, she brings a business-oriented approach to real estate and leads a team of public relations, marketing and social media experts.
Donegan combines her knowledge of the Savannah area with her background in business and accounting to deliver a highly professional experience for buyers and sellers. She also understands the value of marketing and public relations, securing national exposure for her real estate listings in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Mansion Global and other major media outlets in 2021.
Earlier in her career, Donegan worked in accounting, finance and account management at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta and served as a Certified Public Accountant in the audit department at PriceWaterhouse Coopers. She also served as a controller for the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and as chief of staff in the college’s Office of the President. She attended Clemson University and the University of Delaware and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Donegan currently serves on the board of directors for the Savannah Philharmonic and has previously held leadership positions on the board of directors for the Downtown Neighborhood Association as well as the Savannah Film Commission. Active in the community, Donegan is the treasurer of the Downtown Garden Club of Savannah and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Savannah. She is also a member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, the Telfair Museum of Art Directors’ Circle, the Savannah Philharmonic Composers’ Circle and the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.
About Seabolt Real Estate
Founded in 2006 by broker Elaine Seabolt, Seabolt Real Estate has earned a reputation as Savannah’s premier luxury real estate firm and serves as the exclusive coastal Georgia affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate. Specializing in the sale of residential and commercial properties, Seabolt Real Estate has an accomplished team of professional agents and is the only residential brokerage firm in Savannah offering five internationally recognized and renowned exclusive luxury real estate affiliations. Learn more: seaboltrealestate.com.
About Staco Donegan
An award-winning real estate professional and three-time member of the invitational Christie’s International Real Estate Masters Circle, Seabolt Real Estate Associate Broker Staci Donegan was the top individual full-service agent in 2020 and 2021 for the Savannah Multi-list Corporation (MLS) region and the 2020 Agent of the Year. A former financial and business consultant with a degree in accounting, Donegan has a strong work ethic, steadfast commitment to clients and impressive business background that help meet the needs of buyers and sellers across the region. She has repeatedly been honored as a Top Producer for her annual sales volume and has earned acclaim as one of Savannah’s leading real estate experts. Learn more: stacidonegan.com.