March 13th, 2020

Helen Adams Realty Celebrates One Year in Fort Mill Marketplace


It has been one year since the ribbon-cutting celebrations at Helen Adams Realty’s most recent office opening in Fort Mill, SC. Since then, the office has flourished into a productive and fast growing atmosphere with 28 agents now calling Helen Adams Realty Fort Mill their home.


“Watching the growth of our Fort Mill office this past year has been very exciting,” said Katie Moors, Office Administrator at the Fort Mill location. “I hear over and over again how much the agents really feel at home when they’re here.”


The agents that have joined our Fort Mill office come from diverse backgrounds in real estate and beyond. With some transferring with existing real estate experience and some coming straight from their pre-licensing class, we’re able to offer a collaborative learning environment for all skill sets in a brand new office space.


“We joined HAR several months before the opening of the Fort Mill office, but with the knowledge that it was in the works,” explains Amy Gamble, part of the Gamble Patterson Group, the company’s 2019 leading sales team. “We were the first agents to officially sign on for Fort Mill and we were thrilled to be a part of the growth. HAR was already doing amazing things in the Charlotte market and we had confidence that this would translate easily into South Carolina. So, when we were offered the opportunity to join and be a part of the launch in Fort Mill, we jumped at the chance. Hands down, joining this office has been our best career decision to date! ”


To manage the office, Geri Mullinix was hired as Broker-in-Charge. Before opening our Fort Mill office, Mullinix acted as an Assistant Sales Manager, helping coach agents at our other offices. This allowed Mullinix to grow with the company, learn our culture, and create the foundations for strong relationships with our agents. Mullinix has over a decade of experience working with buyers and sellers and managing real estate offices in both North and South Carolina.


“The expression ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ perfectly sums up our first year at Helen Adams Realty Fort Mill,” says Mullinix. “Our first year has exceeded all expectations and this success was possible because of a team effort. Our agents and staff are truly second to none. I look forward to seeing where the next twelve months take us!”


When asking the agents and staff at Fort Mill to reflect on the past year, a recurring theme in their answers was the close knit relationships that everyone in the office shares. Lauren Merriam, Fort Mill’s Technology Concierge, said that this strong community has been really special to watch grow over the past year. The office has hosted mix and mingles, holiday parties, and other get-togethers for the agents and staff to build that special bond. 


“It’s been so exciting to see our office grow to 25 plus agents in such a short amount of time and to see all of the connections being made amongst this group of agents and within the Fort Mill community,” said Gamble.


In efforts to contribute and grow with the local community, Helen Adams Realty has partnered with Anne Springs Close Greenway to host events and get to know our new neighbors. We have also added a LoLo gift zone in Fort Mill, allowing our agents to gift their clients with local products and support other small businesses in the area.


“It was a wonderful idea to add an office location to the Fort Mill area as the demand for quality and knowledgeable agents in Fort Mill is very high,” says Amy Merrigan, the office’s Rookie of the Year for 2019. “In addition to helping our clients buy and sell homes, we’ve also been immersing our office into the community through our partnership with the Anne Springs Close Greenway, supporting our Fort Mill Schools, and support of the Humane Society of York County.”


Agents at Helen Adams Realty are able to take advantage of the firm’s campus-style approach with the opportunity to work at whichever office location is most convenient for them and their clients. The new Fort Mill location means agents can be an even greater asset to their South Carolina clients and betters their ability to service Charlotte and the surrounding area.


With impressively ranked schools, booming development, and convenient location to the city of Charlotte, Fort Mill was the perfect place for Helen Adams Realty’s fourth office. This office location in Fort Mill joined Helen Adams Realty’s other sites on Randolph Road (Est. 1975), Ballantyne (Est. 2000), and Cornelius (Est. 2005).