Real Escapes

Real Escapes Properties in St. Simons Island GA

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Mission Statement

Real Escapes Properties is a family owned business created to deliver first class personalized service with genuine Southern Hospitality. Our emphasis is on matching people with the perfect rental homes and properties on St. Simons Island. The Real Escapes staff works hard to deserve our motto: "You already have a friend on the Island".

Meet the Team at Real Escapes Properties

>Mary Liptak

Mary Liptak is the President of Real Escapes Properties and is a true Southerner. Born in North Carolina, she has spent most of her life here on St. Simons Island. Although Mary spent her college years in the Atlanta area, she is happy to be back on her favorite Island. Mary is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a strong background in business management. Mary has had a long and varied exposure to property management and real estate sales and is happy to answer any questions you may have about our rental program and its benefits to you.

>Jan Sala

Jan Sala was born in Brooklyn, NY, but was raised a St. Simons Island girl. She is a graduate of both Glynn Academy and Brunswick College and has been involved in the St. Simons Island real estate community in several different capacities for over 17 years. Prior to joining Real Escapes Properties in November, 2005, Jan owned and operated her own property management firm, Cottage Rentals, for 8 years. In addition to her involvement in local real estate, Jan is also a retired dance and aerobics instructor, with many years experience in both arenas! As a long-time Island resident, Jan believes in the preservation of the natural beauty of St. Simons Island. Jan has two grown children, Kevin Sala and Kayce Sala Teel, who both reside in the Atlanta area.

>Jane Knight

Jane has almost thirty years of experience in the Vacation Rental business. She co-founded one of the largest vacation rental companies in upstate New York. Moving to St Simons Island six years ago, she worked for a division of Gaylord Entertainment as Director of Housekeeping. Gaylord honored Jane with its President's Award given to seven employees out of over 10,000 for representing corporate values. She joined our company over a year ago and has become indispensible.

>Rory Knaptop

Rory Knapton, a local Golden Isles resident, proudly represents Real Escape Properties as a Realtor. His "Feet-on-the-Ground" experience is a result of decades of specialized experience. After graduating from St. Simons Elementary School, Glynn Academy and the Coastal College of Georgia, Rory began his Real Estate career in North Georgia becoming a Realtor. Here, he personally developed one of the most successful, large subdivisions. He purchased and developed the hundreds of acres needed and constructed the roads, lakes and lot designs-operating his own heavy equipment. All lots were sold immediately and often sold before the construction was completed. He furthered these developments by building exclusive, custom homes. Buying and selling hundreds of personal properties in Georgia and globally experience gives Rory a wealth of knowledge in Real Estate after his success of developing subdivisions and building homes. Knowledge of the Golden Isles is demonstrated in Rory's historical book he authored titled The Days of Clover now rated five gold stars on Amazon and Kindle globally. It is based on a true story, Construction/Communication Licenses combined with his Real Estate License contribute to this Realtor's extensive "Feet-on-the-Ground" Real Estate success. Whether his clients are experienced in Buying or Selling property or a first time home owner, Rory provides extraordinary, professional service and creativity to achieve the needed goal

>Joyce Knaptop

Joyce Knapton, a graduate of The University of St. Joseph, has degrees in Education, Psychology and Sociology. This background provides sensitivity to her Real Estate clients' needs. Coupled with over forty five years of selling and listing experience, you will find that this Realtor listens to your priorities and matches them with great "finds." As a Sales Manager at T.C. Roberts & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia,Joyce held 6:00 a.m. "brain storming" meetings and creative incentive plans. Respecting "individual differences" and ,working hard with integrity have always been her goals. At Real Escapes Properties, located at the Pier/Village, Joyce finds the perfect company to meet her clients' needs. Whether you are a residential or commercial purchaser, contact her and she will

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