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Willy Fanning

Willy is originally from Southampton, New York, where his family roots date back to the 1600’s. While vacationing on Hilton Head Island in 1989 he and his family fell in love with the natural beauty, climate, beaches and quality of life here. Upon returning home to East Hampton, New York, they decided to make the move to Hilton Head and make it their new home. The Fanning’s arrived in January, 1990 and have never regretted their decision. Willy was a Chef for over 25 years, having worked in Manhattan, Miami Beach, the Hamptons and then here on Hilton Head for 5 years prior to getting his real estate license in 1995. Willys mother had owned her own real estate company in Hampton Bays, New York, so having grown up in the business, the choice to make a career change in 1995 to real estate was an easy one. Willy has been a consistent top producing agent from the onset, successfully listing and selling real estate in the Hilton Head- Bluffton- Sun City area. He is also active at the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors, having been a Trustee and has served as its Vice President. He also has numerous national designations and is active volunteering in the Sun City community and at The Church of The Cross in Bluffton. Taking some time away from the office, Willy enjoys the beach, traveling, and still enjoys preparing and cooking wine dinners with his wife Yvonne.

ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert
CIAS - Certified Investment Advisor Specialist
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
CNHS - Certified New Home Specialist
RCC - Residential Construction Certified
SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist
e-Pro- internet Professional Realtor Expert

2nd generation Realtor.
Former Chef in New York City, Miami, The Hamptons and Hilton Head Island.
Licensed SC Realtor since 1995.
SC Broker since 2003.

Mercy High- 1972
SUNY@Cobleskill- AAS Food Service Admin '75
SC Realtor School 1995
SC Broker Training 2003

Former HH Area Board of Realtors Trustee and Vice President.
Former HHAR Committee Chairperson for Affordable Housing Committee,
Marketing Committee,
Legislative Committee
Former SC Realtors Affordable Housing Committee.

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Based on the average sale price from the Okatie, SC office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $2,268
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Community Involvement

  • Sun City- Board Appointed Committee
  • Church of The Cross
  • Volunteer- The Heritage Golf Tournament
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