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Hilarie Durrett

Chief Growth Officer

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Meet Hilarie Durrett, a dynamic real estate professional with over 22 years of sales leadership expertise. Having embarked on a captivating journey from northern living to Clearwater and Atlanta, she has joyfully returned to her dream home in sunny Florida. Infused with a family legacy of entrepreneurship and real estate ventures spanning six decades, Hilarie brings a wealth of corporate and real estate knowledge. Her passion lies in delivering personalized experiences to every real estate client, making the process uniquely tailored, smooth, memorable and successful. Explore more about her compelling journey and discover how Hilarie's commitment to excellence can elevate your real estate journey.

During her time at The University of Akron, pursuing a B.S. in Marketing and Sales Management with a second major in Advertising and Sales, Hilarie delved into the world of property management. Assisting with six family apartment complexes, she gained invaluable insights into the real estate landscape. Post-graduation, she seamlessly transitioned into the family business, contributing significantly to its expansion from 1,500 to over 8,000 worksite employees in her nearly 10-year tenure. Her multifaceted role encompassed Sales Leadership, Marketing Management, and Business Development, where she honed administrative and cost-efficient solutions.

Never one to settle, Hilarie's commitment to growth led her to Atlanta, where she thrived as a Management Consultant for one of the largest HR Outsourcing firms in the country. Recognized for her expertise, she was recruited to the role of Vice President of Sales for multiple companies. Reporting directly to CEOs, she orchestrated national strategic sales and business development initiatives, negotiated and closed complex deals, and mentored sales teams.

In 2017, fueled by her passion for real estate, Hilarie obtained her license, later became dual-licensed in Georgia and Florida. Blending her diverse corporate skills with strategic analytics and negotiation prowess, she successfully navigates the dynamic real estate market. Her quick ability to connect on a deeper level, paired with her authenticity and patience and competitive spirit defines her approach. Going above and beyond, Hilarie crafts a personalized experience for each client, exceeding expectations. Hilarie's commitment to excellence and passion for the industry make her an invaluable asset. Navigating the real estate market with her ensures a smooth, successful, and enjoyable journey for those buying, selling, or investing.

Choosing House & Haven was an instinctive move for Hilarie, driven by a profound connection to the company's mission and mindset. In her words, "House & Haven stands out with its commitment to fostering genuine, long-term relationships—a rarity in today's virtual landscape. This human touch resonated with me, along with their one-stop shop business model, aligning perfectly with my belief in mutual success for both clients and agents."

As an integral part of the executive leadership and mentor team, Hilarie is positioned to significantly contribute to the company's ongoing growth. Her unique background and unwavering passion for helping others form the bedrock of the exceptional services she delivers, benefiting everyone involved and establishing her as an ideal partner for clients and agents alike creating a win-win environment.

Hilarie's commitment extends beyond transactions; she aspires to be a trusted advisor and lifestyle expert for all her clients' real estate needs, whether it's navigating first-time homebuying, venturing into new construction, assisting the military, or exploring luxury and beachfront properties. Her team works tirelessly, surpassing expectations by providing proactive communication, continual market insights, and local neighborhood data staying one step ahead of the ever-changing market.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Hilarie is not just a real estate professional; she's genuinely a good person. A devoted mother of two, an advocate for animals, and an active community member, she embodies a family-oriented, service-driven, and fun-loving spirit. Her love for Florida shines through, and she eagerly shares her insights on beautiful beaches, local hot spots, top restaurants, great shopping, and more, ensuring clients experience everything the area has to offer. With Hilarie, it's not just about real estate; it's about building connections and creating a fulfilling life for everyone involved.