In 1992, just a year out of Denison University, Chip followed the popular Ohio-to-Hilton Head Island route and jumped off the corporate ladder taking a chance at something more entrepreneurial in one of the most special places in the United States - South Carolina's beautiful Lowcountry.
After 4 years in villa/association property management, Chip got his bearings in the real estate market and secured his Broker's license in 1996, spending the next 6 years as a top producing agent in the market with Sea Pines Real Estate Co. In 2002 he launched his own independent real estate brokerage firm - Collins Group Realty. Celebrating 12 successful years in business in 2014, CGR continues to be a top 10 producing firm in the Hilton Head Island and Mainland marketplace.
Along with his wife Carrie and daughters Martha Preston and Sallie, Chip lives in Sea Pines Plantation and enjoys boating, home improvement projects and quality time with his girls. Over the past few years Chip has earned his stripes as an amateur triathlete, competing in local and regional events around the Southeast, including recent participation in the Ironman Florida and Ironman Louisville 140.6 mile events as well as back-to-back Boston Marathons.
As the owner, broker-in-charge and Hilton Head Island listing specialist of Collins Group Realty, Chip maintains a commitment to excellence throughout the Group and ensures the best experience w can offer our valued real estate clients.
"The sale of our house is the 3rd time we’ve worked with Collins Group Realty. Each experience has been excellent and this was no different. Everyone at Collins Group Realty treated us in a way that made us feel as though we were the most important client. The group always promptly responded to our questions, returned our calls and kept us updated every step of the way. We will look to work with Collins Group Realty the next time we buy or sell property on Hilton Head Island. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trotta – Seller 2016"
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trotta — Jan 16, 2017
"Collins Group Realty did an incredible job selling my home in less than 36 hours. Their professionalism and communication during the entire process was well received and I recommend their services to anyone who likes getting things done quickly and efficiently. Their communication and team approach to not only buying but selling my home has set the bar high for future real estate agents in my new region. Mr. Jeffrey Ford – Seller 2016"
Jeffrey Ford — Jan 16, 2017
"Collins Group Realty distinguishes itself from the other firms. They are very methodical, analytical and adaptable. This combination gives them the ability to bring success to their clients. I hear other Realtors say laudable things and make promises, but they turn out to be a disappointment after you have signed. Collins Group Realty is unlike their competitors – they get the job done and the experience is fun. I will go back each and every time! Mr. Thomas Wilson – Seller 2016"
Thomas Wilson — Jan 16, 2017