I can't recommend Mrs. Poito higher.
Having worked with several realtors over the years in several markets, it's difficult to find individuals with a good feel for the area market, a good business sense, an eye for potential, who understands their client's "wish list," as well as balancing the needs of a (current) family with children with long term (future) needs.
We first met Beverly in Helen, Georgia, where her knowledge of commercial, rental, and the residential real-estate market offered several options in our early property searches. Beverly is not one of the several "jump on board the trend" professionals who got aboard when the market was prime, bailed when it bottomed, or jumped aboard again recently. She's been at it through the lows and highs, and her experience and longevity in the field offers her a good feel for the ebbs and flows of the region. Not only a real-estate professional, she has been a commercial property owner and investor in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, and manages/owns residential homes and rentals in all three areas. She doesn't just talk the talk, she's walking the walk.
Even though we're 2 years out from "pulling the trigger" on our plans, we were treated professionally with the same attention that we would expect as a "cash in hand" client. Beverly was extremely accommodating, even arranging to show us lots by water in the Lake Keowee area.
The two homes we viewed were while we were in the area during a holiday week. There was never a question that we were accommodated despite this.
Expert in local knowledge of area schools for our children, distance to area conveniences, and local "hang outs" both adult and family friendly attractions. Beverly freely discussed her knowledge of local utilities, phone and internet providers and service, etc. In an area that we expected to have to do our own research with regard to internet, television, phone service providers, coverage, etc, Beverly stepped up and assisted us with both personal knowledge, as well as sharing the experience of her friends in the area.