Name: Brad Davis
Family: My wife of 11 years is Angie Davis. She is a pharmacist at our local hospital. We have two sons together, Conner, 10, and Collin, 6. Both go to Oglethorpe Point Elementary School.
Years in the Golden Isles: First moved here in 2004, so 17 years.
School: University of Georgia, Class of 2003. Before that, Statesboro High School, Class of 1998.
Occupation: Realtor with Sea Palms Coastal Realty.
Favorite Landmark: My favorite local landmark would be the Maritime Center at the Old Coast Guard Station. If we’re talking outside of the area, I’d say the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. Not really a landmark, but a favorite area to visit.
Favorite thing(s) to do in your free time: Visiting the Sea Palms pool, going to the beach, exercising at home, driving around the island with the top down on my Jeep in nice weather and going on vacations with my wife and family.
Who or what inspired you to become a Realtor: I was a concierge at The Lodge. I was 26 at the time and decided it was time to do something different, something that I could consider a career and not just a job. This was in 2006, when real estate sales were booming! That’s when I started working on getting my real estate license in the evenings. An unlicensed assistant position opened up with Sea Island Properties. I applied for and got the job. I was licensed a little over a year later and the rest is history.
What advice would you give to someone looking to buy a home in the Golden Isles? Get to know the area first. One way to do that is to contact a reputable agent who has been in the area for a while. I love to give tours of the island to newcomers. Even if they’ve been vacationing here for years, most people don’t venture far past the beach and village areas when they’re here on vacation. A tour of the area can give you a much better sense of the areas that you like and the areas that you’d like to avoid.
What does a typical day look like for you as a real estate agent? I usually get the kids to school by 7:45 a.m. I then head home, make a cup of coffee and start going through emails and planning the day. Some days, I meet with clients as early as 8:30 or 9 a.m. On other days, I might not have any meetings. Regardless of whether or not I have meetings scheduled for the day, I try to plan my day at home and make it to the office by 10 a.m. Agents have to be flexible and have to utilize time management skills. No day is the same as any other day, as it’s not a typical 9-to-5 job. When we need to, we work evenings, weekends, even holidays. The days that I won’t over-work myself are days like anniversaries, birthdays of family members, and major holidays. Angie and I split picking up the kids from The Brick’s after-school program. Just depends on what we both have going on as to who will be picking them up around 5:30 p.m.