After living in Massapequa, Long Island for over 50 years, Ann & her husband Dan decided get out from under the snow & move to the beautiful, active, 50+ community of Sun City, Bluffton, SC, in 2012.
Ann worked in the Life Insurance Industry since she was 18, dealing with high Net Worth clients such as the Super Athletes from the NFL & NHL.
When arriving in Bluffton, SC, Ann worked for the Beaufort County School District in Hilton Head. While working in the School, Ann realized she had patience, understanding, enjoyed working & helping people on a daily basis. That is when she decided that real estate would be a great fit for her; she could help people find their “dream” home.
Ann is a consummate professional..she is also trustworthy. We have been through at least 5 realtors since moving from Indiana in 2014..Most initially came across as trustworthy and caring, but were full of hot air, greedy, narcissistic and disingenuous. Ann is by far the exception – she is gracious, altruistic & customer-centric!
She literally came out of the blue and was a blessing from the word go. She did not push us, she provided gentle guidance and worked with us at our own pace; she always had our best interests in mind. Ann cares about what she is doing She is approachable, friendly and is the epitome of what a realty should be! Simply put, she is a fantastic person.
Ann we’d like to thank you again for your terrific service when we purchased our home in Bluffton. Please see thoughts and recap below:
We decided to move from NJ to Bluffton and were lucky to have Ann as our realtor. She is very familiar with the area and spent many hours taking us to numerous lots and homes, providing much-needed guidance. Once we found our dream home, Ann led the way from the initial bidding until closing. She negotiated on our behalf with the sellers’ agents, made sure we received all the repair invoices and provided extra hand-holding since we had not purchased a home in 30+ years (and returned to NJ after signing the contract). When we needed an inspector, Ann recommended Ed Hopkins who did an outstanding job. Ann is honest, responsible, and she aims to please. If you select Ann as your realtor, she will go out of her way to help you find the right home.
“Ann is an outstanding Realtor. Ann is very focused on giving great customer service. She listened attentively to what we were looking for in a house and provided guidance as we went through our service for a home. Once we found the home we wanted, Ann never let up in helping us. She secured us money from a builder to purchase a Home Warranty for the first year. She also did a pre-inspection of the house looking for things we could use to negotiate with the seller. She really fought for us every step of the way. One of Ann’s strengths is her honesty which can not be overstated. When moving to a new area and making such a large purchase, it’s important to find someone you trust. Ann is definitely someone you can trust. She tells it like it is. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy property in the area. ” Len and Sue Stregles
Ann & Dan
Faith and I just wanted to take a minute and just catch our breath and say thank you once again. What a great buying experience it has been. It’s always great when you get more than you bargain for. That’s exactly what happened to us. With your expertise, not only did we find the right property for our needs and pleasure, but through your qualified skills dealing in the marketplace, we also were able to negotiate the right price to purchase our new home. Enough about you Ann, (smile) Dan thanks! Just kidding Dan. You two are quite a team! We will be looking you up at some point once settled in. Again Thank you for the quality, sincerity, commitment, and concern shown us. Sincere & Warm Wishes Always
John & Faith Briggs
Ann Ekus was an excellent realtor for us when we bought our current home in Sun City. She sent us profiles of homes that we might like before we even came to the area. Then when we got here, she had a number of homes set up for us to view and was very accommodating with our requests. We would highly recommend her.
Vern & Lenna Hundt
Ann – Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate doing business with you. From the beginning of my home search, you were attentive to my desires in a home in SC that suited my needs/budget. You initially gathered information about my wish list in a home and spent a lot of time showing me many homes with my desires in mind. I appreciated the fact that you didn’t push me to consider a home if I expressed any dislike. You were honest and did not sugar coat anything. Once I found a home in Suncity you worked very hard to ensure I got a fair price for my purchase and stood your ground on the negotiations with the builder which was all in my favor. You continued to assist in the home purchase process including providing contacts for home inspector, and were attentive during the home inspection. Subsequent to the home inspection you worked diligently again and aided in several items getting repaired that may not have been otherwise if not for your assistance. Since I was traveling for work and not available for the walkthrough of the home before closing you and your husband conducted the walkthrough with my brother in law on my behalf and did so as if it were your own home. Subsequent to my purchase you began assisting my parents in the search of a home for them which continues to date. Again you have been nothing but attentive, responsive and very helpful. You have shared information without hesitation and have contributed to making the sale of there home in NJ and making a move to SC a little easier for them. They are looking forward to meeting with you during the week of July 10th to find their home in SC as well. Thanks so much for all your hard work, your pleasant personality, responsiveness to requests, and honesty. You are a great person and an excellent realtor!
We used Ann Ekus as our realtor when buying a home in Sun City. For a few weeks, she sent me listings of homes for sale in our price range. When we were actually ready to drive to Sun City to look at houses, she had eight scheduled for us to look at–eight that I had narrowed down from approximately twenty. While we were inside the houses, she pointed out some positives in the houses and also some negatives. We really appreciated her expertise. We ended up buying the first house we looked at. Within a couple of hours, we made an offer and just as quickly, our offer was accepted! It was a very enjoyable experience working with her.
Barbara & Doug Patterson
We were represented by Ann and Dan Ekus in both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our existing home. Ann was the lead salesperson. They assisted us greatly in the purchase of our new home as we were out of state buyers, and answered all of our questions, making it a smooth purchase. They staged and marketed our existing home for sale. Due to their efforts, our existing home was sold within 48 hours from going officially on the market. Their team leader Dino also assisted in the purchase of our new home while Ann was away. Great Team effort.
R. & M. Doran
Dear Ann, I wanted to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to you and your husband. It’s hard to imagine that what began as a curious exploration in March led us to find our forever home in Sun City. You made us feel welcome and at home as you listened to our needs and dreams. What began as just a vague desire to retire where we could be safe and active coalesced into reality. Thank you for loving us through the process and for demanding excellence from our builder. You went above and beyond your duties as our real estate agent by being our eyes and ears when we were unable to be there. We would not have the quality home we have if you had not been there for us. We are forever grateful for your expertise and diligence from start to finish. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Your new neighbors and friends,
Mike and Kathy Sunderman (and Stormie, too!)