Sea Pines Real Estate - Paula Traver

Contact Information:
32 Greenwood Drive | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843-247-3728 |


Buying my first house at age 19 was the start of it all. The fascination of buying and selling real estate became a big part of my life.

Five years later, while I was dating my then husband to be, I proclaimed to him, “I found the house we weren’t looking for!” He gave me a quizzical look. After I explained to him that we could do a partnership agreement, still curious, he listened on. Being a savvy investor himself, he decided this was a risk he could be involved in. The property is a beautiful home, with 120 feet of water frontage, on the largest spring fed lake in Connecticut. One caveat, the house
was on leased land. In addition, the land was in separate negotiations as part of a large parcel sale with multiple buyers that we were involved in at the same time. Being on leased land presented an immediate problem. Banks would not lend money on leased land. We had to convince his parents to let us utilize the equity in their homestead to secure our loan. They agreed. Within a few months, we purchased the land and were able to roll his parents equity back out of the security position. Not bad negotiating at age 25! Although this was an unusual real estate transaction, it did increase my comfort level when presented with future properties with similar caveats. Eventually we got married and still own our great home on Lake Quassapaug some 20 years later. Finding great real estate opportunities is a passion of mine.

Fast forward to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. My mom was turning reclusive during the winters of Connecticut; I suggested she consider Hilton Head Island. A world traveler herself, she thought St. Augustine would be a better fit, but agreed to check HHI out. As we crossed the bridge, she stated, “Paula, you can’t describe how beautiful this place is. I absolutely love it.” She bought her villa at Governors Harbor after 3 days of looking, and as the saying goes, is living happily ever after.

Having mom on Hilton Head, and having my love for real estate, I decided to get my license in South Carolina. At the time, there were over 1200 agents on an island that is 12 miles by 5 miles. That never concerned me. My attitude was and is, if clients want to work with a highly ambitious individual that will work hard at identifying properties that fit their needs, then I will be the one for them.

This attitude helped me become a top producer of
Sea Pines Real Estate Company,
something I have repeatedly accomplished since my first year with the company.

Hilton Head Island has afforded my family many new experiences, and we have all come to love life in the Low Country. Life on Hilton Head Island is amazing.

Great schools, Great Restaurants, Great beaches, Great activities …. A great place for you too to call home…

So what are you waiting for…