Savannah real estate experts at Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty earn 2009 Top Producer status

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Several Savannah real estate agents earned 2009 Top Producer recognition from Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. The Top Producer was Lucy Hitch. Monica McGoldrick was the second highest producer, and Stewart Marshall and Helen Williams Johnson tied for third place.

"I am so proud of their being able to produce successfully in a challenging market," Celia Dunn said. "They continue to exhibit the highest degree of professionalism. We continue to strive to always put the client first and give the highest degree of service."

Top Producer Lucy Hitch is a full service real estate professional specializing in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the surrounding coastal areas. She has been awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. A lifelong resident of Savannah and Bluffton, SC, her knowledge of Savannah real estate and the surrounding communities is extensive.

"I enjoy working with all of my clients and providing the services they require whether they are buying or selling a house," she said. "It is especially rewarding to help someone find a home that meets their needs. Savannah and the surrounding areas are so beautiful that it is a pleasure to show people the communities and the homes that they desire."

She has served on several local community boards including the Chatham County Zoning Board of Appeals and the City of Savannah Recreation Committee, where she was active in many youth programs and instrumental in establishing the Chatham County Soccer Complex. She is also a member of the Isle of Hope Historical Association and the Historic Savannah Foundation. She has volunteered for several medical fund raisers: American Lung Association, the American Leukemia Association Light the Night, and March of Dimes. She worked on the formation of a Neighborhood Association for Isle of Hope and currently serve as block captain for the Neighborhood Watch program at Isle of Hope.

For each of her five years in real estate, Monica McGoldrick has been named a Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty Top Producer. In her first year of real estate, she received recognition for being in the Distinguished Sales Society and was then named to it two more years. She has been awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute designation and the Seller Representative Specialist designation, and she has chaired committees for the Savannah Board of Realtors the past two years. A native Savannahian, McGoldrick spent over 25 years in marketing and fundraising. She has been acknowledged as a community leader by serving on several boards, including Hospice Savannah, Inc., Savannah Country Day Alumni Board, Parent and Child Development Services, Junior League of Savannah, Blessed Sacrament Church Council, Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, St. Vincent’s Academy, Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia, and Louisa Porter Foundation. She is on the Board of Directors for the Savannah Book Festival. After graduating from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., she earned a Master’s of Arts in English from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.

A native Savannahian and expert on local neighborhoods, Stewart Marshall has been a Realtor for more than a dozen years and has been a monthly Top Producer for Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. He manages a career both in real estate and the music business, having toured the country and recorded several CDs with his musical groups Stewart and Winfield and Junkyard Angel. He frequently volunteers his musical talents for local fundraisers such as annual benefits for Second Harvest Yuletide Jam and Blue Jeans Ball. He has also served on The Savannah Scottish Games Committee and is Director of the Piping and Drumming Competition for The Savannah Scottish Games. Marshall graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in English and is a member of Kappa Alpha Order.

Native Savannahian Helen Williams Johnson is well-versed on real estate in Savannah and the surrounding area, including downtown, Ardsley Park and Tybee. She has been certified in short sales and foreclosures. Johnson is very active in the community. She chaired the Telfair Art Fair and has worked on committees for the Telfair Ball and Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in the past. She sits on the Savannah Tech Community Council, as well as the Davenport House Committee Board. She is a member of the William Jay Society and 13th Colony Society of Historic Savannah Foundation. A member of the Altar Flower Guild for Christ Church, she volunteers every year for the Tour of Homes. She graduated from Savannah Country Day School and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 6 Bruin Street in Bluffton, S.C.

For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900. Lori Combs

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