Dori & Steve Richard

Dori & Steve Richard



Dori's success in real estate is attributed to EXPERIENCE, PROFESSIONALISM, and COMMITMENT TO SERVICE in an area in which she enjoys living. Assisting Sellers in Listing their properties as well as Helping Buyers find the right Primary Home, Vacation Home or Investment Property is one of her strongest values. 

Having an extensive knowledge of the real estate industry and our local market, Dori takes pride in her attention to detail and puts a lot of effort into UNDERSTANDING HER CLIENTS' NEEDS. Constantly educating herself on the latest trends in the market place keeps her current on how to be able to provide you with top notch service, all the time.
Buying and selling your home should be a memorable and pleasant experience. Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make; Dori would love to help you find the communities and properties which suit you best. Should you also need help valuing and selling your home, let her expertise guide you through the process.

Dori has been a resident of Hilton Head Island since 1982. Her extensive knowledge of Hilton Head, Bluffton and the surrounding areas, stems from her experience in managing Executive Absentee Homes. She has managed all aspects of home maintenance for out-of-town owners from housekeeping to repairs and services needed to protect the owner’s investments.

Dori has served as an officer for a Charter Fishing Business for 19 years in the world class Harbor Town Yacht Basin in Sea Pines Plantation for a family-owned and operated business, handling marketing, scheduling and bookkeeping.

By Land or Sea, Dori can help you find what you need to meet your Real Estate goals!

Awards & Designations

ABR, e Pro, SFR, CNE



Dear Dori,

We are slowly getting settled into our new lovely home and I want to thank you for all your efforts, time and work on our behalf.

You more then met our expectations throughout the tedious length of our short sale purchase. You always kept us informed and were spot on with your recommendations for the inspection, our attorney, and bank lender. Your assistance with these primary parts for successful purchase has been invaluable and we appreciate all your work. Your loyalty has really been apparent by sticking with us and smiling with positive energy throughout this lengthy process.

We have moved with you from a professional relationship to a good friendship that we hope continues with our stay in Hilton


Thank you again,

Warmest regards,

Sylvia and Phil


We first met Dori three years ago when we decided to live on Hilton Head.

We asked her to show us houses and we found one we liked. We made an offer on the short sale house, but the seller took it off the market.

Because of an illness in our family, we were unable to return to Hilton Head for the next three years. 

However Dori kept in constant contact with us sending us information on houses for sale.

Finally in May 2015, we made our way back. Dori showed us nearly 30 houses over the span of four days, and the 29th house was it. 

She made recommendations on how best to approach the offer, which was ultimately accepted. She also made recommendations regarding the various professionals we needed, and followed up for us with all the details which are necessary to successfully close. Every recommendation she made for the professionals was spot on, and each of the players involved did his/her part courteously and on time.

Dori kept in constant communication with us and answered all of our questions promptly.

Dori stayed with us the whole three years and paid attention to what our interests were. She was tireless in her efforts. She did all this with a friendly smile and a marvelous sense of humor.

We have nothing but accolades for her work and she gets a two thumbs up recommendation from us.

Ron and Tomma Rychener


My husband and I were so fortunate to meet Dori Richard this spring quite by accident while at the Del Webb Sun City HH Sales Center. Don and I were beginning what was to become a life changing journey, and we were lucky to make a connection with Dori. If I didn't believe in fate before this, I do now. It was meant to be. She was the perfect realtor for us.

For the past four years we had been considering selling our home in CT after living there forty years and finding a warmer location. Our search in Sun City began with Dori showing us several resale properties and helping to familiarize us with the community. Dori knew we hadn't made our minds up at this point to sell our home, but she was just as professional and gave us her full attention as though we were purchasing.

We ended up falling in love with Sun City, put our home on the market and returned a couple of months later to purchase a home with Dori's help. When we found the home that we thought was "the one", Dori worked with the listing agent to make sure that we had the opportunity to be one of the first in to see it and make an offer that day.

We could tell during this whole process that Dori is very connected to and respected by the other realtors with whom she works. This is also true of the lawyers and contractors involved in the purchase process. Her connections are incredible, and this helps to smooth the way for her clients. Dori is also a tremendous communicator which was so important to us in that much of the work in purchasing our home was done while we were out of state. She would get back to us immediately with answers to any questions we had, and helped to work through issues as they came up. There was no waiting or wondering what was going on.

We cannot say enough about Dori's professionalism, sensitivity to clients' issues and fears, and her terrific sense of humor. She is a wonderful person, as well as a terrific realtor.



Thanks so much for all your help with us on the purchase of 31 Courtside on Hilton Head Island. You greatly exceeded our expectations! Your knowledge, hard work and perseverance were critical in this process. You started with getting into the property on a turnover day and calling us to describe. You were available when Ken was able to travel to see. You set up time with a management company while Ken was there and you helped take inventory of the unit. During the process, you were always available. Phone calls and emails were quickly returned. When things got a bit tough, you were understanding and worked to get things on track. You always kept us informed of issues as they arose. You also helped in procuring lending, insurance, regime management, legal support, inspectors, and contractors. All of this is so greatly appreciated. Finally in the closing, it all went smoothly, thanks to Dori. To top it off, a wonderful housewarming gift. Wow & Thanks! We would highly recommend you for anybody seeking property on the island. Thanks again Dori,

Ken & Nancy Nelson

Iowa City, Iowa & Hilton Head, SC


We wanted to write and express our gratitude for the work Dori Richard did in representing us in our purchase of our North Shore villa.

When we began looking for a place on Hilton Head Island, we knew the area we wanted and the price we were willing to pay. How to achieve that, we were unsure. Being not familiar with real estate in general, and the particular dynamics of the Island market in particular, we knew we would need someone knowledgeable to guide and represent us. We had spoken to a couple of other agents before we spoke with Dori, but it seemed that they were either distant and non-approachable or had a potential conflict of interest such that our interests would not be their interests.

In preparation for an upcoming visit to the island, we sent a email enquiring about a property we wished to view during our stay. Dori responded to that email and a time was established for viewing. After meeting with Dori during that visit, we were convinced that she was the best agent to represent us: Her easy approachability, combined with her knowledge of the market, won us over.

We never regretted choosing Dori as our agent. One incident in particular stands out. After investing a considerable amount of time in showing several properties to what probably appeared to her not serious buyers, she agreed without hesitation to meet with us once again, late on a Friday afternoon, to show for a second time one of the properties on our list (the property we ended up purchasing). More than that, when the entry key was absent from its lockbox, she contacted the listing agent and proceeded to his office to obtain a second key so that we could view the property.

Dori's dedication to her clients, making their interest her interest, is her greatest strength. No phone call was left unanswered; no email was left untouched: she carried us through closing without fault, providing the right attorney here, the right inspector there, even insisting upon a last minute walkthrough to ensure that the villa would be received as promised, with every item in place and all problems repaired. Thank you for providing such a dedicated agent.

Neal and Debbie Tostenson



It was a great pleasure working with you. Being out of state and looking for a property, was not easy, but you went above our expectation with your service. Your honesty and up front approach, help us fine the perfect home we were looking for.

Your choice of attorney and inspection people was greatly appreciated. All worked in such a professional manner, and were willing to work with us while we were in another state.

Your professionalism and great personality made our looking for a new home less stressful. I would recommend you to all who are looking for a place here in SC.

Jack and Janet Mikesell


Dori served as our realtor recently on a long a tedious short sale. She is a knowledgeable, efficient, and highly communicative realtor. Throughout this not so short-sale, Dori kept us informed, checked up on us, the progress, inspections, lender...really anything that kept the sale going and us feeling confident that the sale would come through. Even in the longest days when it appeared the sale would not happen, Dori looked out for our best interests; trying her best to ensure we would end up in the best possible home for us. She really goes above and beyond your needs because she understands and supports the human aspect of the sale; the aspect that there really are constraints and needs beyond paperwork and visiting homes. If your looking for a realtor with a heart of gold and exceptional knowledge and commitment, look no further than Dori. Based on our experience, I feel sure she will exceed your expectation.


Aaron and Era Roberts


Hi Dori,

It's been about 6 wks now that I have been in my house and I just wanted to let you know I absolutely love it! Thanks for your patience and understanding of exactly what I was looking for and letting me know about it! You understood my desire to be in a certain area and kept monitoring that area until the right one came up! It's perfect! You gave me great advise when it was time to negotiate and the people you recommended to work with were best of the best, as far as I was concerned!

Also, wanted to let you know that whenever I hear about someone thinking about buying, I recommend you to them without thinking twice! You were a real pleasure to work with and loved your positive attitude!

Thank you for all your help in finding me that "right" place! You're the best!


Dori should have her own show! She is wonderful! She was such a great asset to the success of my search. I ended up buying in Baynard Park and everyone that worked for Centex from the attorney at McNair to the sales staff at the site all congratulated me on having such a savvy realtor. I had another realtor in New Jersey who made the process up there into a nightmare as she was very unprepared and sloppy. Dori was able to help guide this other realtor in a way that allowed me to close the sale in NJ. Dori was my rock as / tried to sell in a bad market and her encouragement and kindness made it possible for me to complete the sale of one home and purchase of the new home. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone! Dori should have her own show! She is wonderful!