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COLETTE STEVENSON NAMED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND
Stevenson Is The Only Executive In The Carolinas And Georgia Who Graduated From The Prestigious MLS Top Certification Level Program
January 12, 2017, Hilton Head Island, S.C. — Colette Stevenson of the Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island (HHIMLS) was named the organization's chief executive officer effective January 2017. Stevenson previously served as chief operating officer (COO). HHIMLS is a real estate listing platform that facilitates more than $3 billion in annual real estate transactions and provides its members with real-time statistics, inventory information and trends.
“Colette has been an instrumental part of this organization for years and had already begun performing many of the roles a CEO must play,” said former CEO Yvette Acuff. “I've been at the helm of HHIMLS since it started 40 years ago so it's comforting to know I am leaving it in more than capable hands.”
Stevenson is one of only 19 real estate executives nationwide - and the only Multiple Listing Service executive in the Carolinas and Georgia - who graduated from the inaugural MLS Expert Program (CLMX3) provided by the Certified Multiple Listing Executive Program. CMLX3 is the most all-encompassing industry leadership program offered and recognizes the rising stars and leaders of the MLS industry.
Stevenson joined HHIMLS in 2013. As COO, she managed more than 20 real estate data services that are provided to real estate agents in South Carolina and oversaw all HHIMLS departments. During her tenure with HHIMLS, Stevenson has streamlined operations and reduced annual recurring expenses. She has also successfully launched new initiatives, including GPS-based mobile solutions, mobile property access, data standardization, statistics upgrades, security authentication software, a paperless administration and transaction system, and a virtual product store.
“This is a unique marketplace and Colette has a deep knowledge of the industry and the area,” said Randy Smith, HHIMLS Board President. “Yvette built a strong organization that supports the ever evolving real estate industry in this area and we're confident Colette can help the organization grow and evolve to help more people realize the American dream.”
Prior to joining the HHIMLS, Stevenson was president of The INsight Group of Hilton Head Island for seven years. The management consulting firm assisted real estate clients and other businesses with their marketing strategies, website and social media analysis, trade show marketing, and more.
Formally, Stevenson served as vice president/partner at Acuff Builders of Hilton Head, where she was responsible for new marketing and branding/strategy development, as well as managing sales and building processes for multi-million dollar projects. In the decade preceding her move to Hilton Head Island, she was director of sales & marketing for Globe Ticket & Label, and marketing manager for Wheelabrator Group, both headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Stevenson, originally from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, graduated from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
About Hilton Head Island Multiple Listing Service
MLS of Hilton Head Island is a premier multiple listing service in South Carolina. It was established in 1976, headquartered on Hilton Head Island, and is rapidly expanding throughout the state. HHIMLS enables real estate professionals to conduct business using leading technology solutions and services. It is the listing platform facilitating more than $3 billion in annual real estate transactions. HHIMLS is vital to real estate professionals' and to consumers' success by maintaining the most dependable and powerful data in the marketplace, updated in real time. More information about HHIMLS is available at hiltonheadmls.com and (843)785-9696.