O'Connor, Wendi 8-20 010

Name: Wendi O’Connor

Family: My husband, Jim O’Connor; and twin 13-year-old daughters, Carley and Sydney. They are in the eighth grade at Glynn Middle School.

Years in the Golden Isles: I’ve been here my entire life. I grew up in Brunswick and have lived in St. Simons for the last 16 years.

School: Proud to be a graduate of Brunswick High School and Georgia Southern University with a degree in accounting.

Occupation: I am a Realtor with GardnerKeim Coastal Realty

Favorite landmark in the Golden Isles: The beach is my favorite place! What’s not to love about our beautiful beaches?

Describe a perfect Saturday for you in the Golden Isles: A perfect Saturday for me is lunch at one of our favorite restaurants like Brogen’s, followed by an afternoon at the beach with family and friends for high tide. Kids surfing, beach games, music playing … doesn’t get much better!

A local you admire: I admire my husband, Jim O’ Connor. He has been a nurse in the ICU for 20 years. His dedication to caring for others is truly admirable especially, in the current situation where he is on the front lines caring for COVID patients. He and all of the healthcare workers like him are truly admirable as they give so much to take care of others.

Who or what inspired you to become a Realtor: I was inspired to become a Realtor after working in the corporate world of banking for several years. I was drawn to the thought of being my own boss and working directly with clients to help them make decisions on one of life’s biggest milestones of buying or selling a home.

What advice would you give someone looking to move to the Golden Isles? I would recommend that people drive around and get a feel for the different areas in our community. It’s all about the lifestyle you are looking for! Deciding where you want to be – Brunswick, St. Simons, or Jekyll Island; the options are endless and the community is fantastic!

What is a selling point for buying a home in the Golden Isles? The Golden Isles are centrally located between Savannah and Jacksonville. You get the small town feel of a close-knit community with access to larger cities only an hour away. The combination of the marshes, beaches and coastline, coupled with the rich history of our area makes it one of the most unique places to live!