BLUFFTON, S.C. – Jennifer Harsta recently joined luxury real estate marketer Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, as a sales associate at the firm’s Bluffton office. In this role, Harsta acts as both a listing agent and buying agent, specializing in residential Lowcountry real estate. “People are important to me and I really look forward to assisting them with their buying and selling needs,” she said. “Honesty, care, concern and the best interest of my clients in every aspect is my commitment as an agent.”A North Carolina native, Harsta graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. in 1986 and became a Kindermusik Certified Educator in 2002. She is a member of Lowcountry Community Church in Bluffton and serves on the church’s Creative Team, which helps direct and produce Sunday services. Also, she has served on the board of directors for The Sandbox, the Hilton Head Island-area children’s museum, for more than three years. She also offers volunteer production assistance at her children’s schools. “To stay home with my children was an easy decision to make after having a successful business for many years previous, but the service oriented nature that is part of my make up does not allow me to stay away from the work force any longer,” she said. “The nurturing skill I possess will be an asset to the relationship I share with my clients in the real estate world. I am just thrilled about this exciting career opportunity!”Harsta moved to Bluffton in 2002 and owned and operated Kindermusik with Palmetto Kids, a children’s music and movement program. She taught almost 200 families in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island in the first eight months of business, but then passed the business down to another instructor after the birth of her third son. Before moving to Bluffton, Harsta owned and operated a dance school in Wilmington, N.C. for 18 years where she taught ballet, tap and jazz to children and adults. Currently, she lives at Rose Hill Plantation in Bluffton with her husband, Roel, and their three sons. The family enjoys outdoor activities that include playing soccer, baseball and other sports and loves boating on the area’s beautiful rivers and local waterways. Harsta also loves to cook, garden, and travel.ABOUT CORA BETT THOMAS REALTY COMPANY & ASSOCIATESWith listings for the area’s finest residential and commercial properties, Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates and a longtime member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, The Board of Regents, Leading Estates of the World and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly RELO). The firm dominates the luxury real estate market along the Georgia and South Carolina coast, with offices based in Savannah, Ga. and Bluffton, S.C. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Cora Bett Thomas, the company features an expert team of agents who specialize in historic homes, luxury condominiums, commercial real estate, investment property, land and waterfront property. Connect Savannah readers recently voted Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates the “Best Real Estate Company.” For additional information, please visit www.CoraBettThomas.com
online or call 912.233.6000.