We areSummerHouseRealty

Why Summer House Realty?

Our brand is less about being a salesperson and more about quality service with a consultative approach.

Summer House Mantra:

We use innovative approaches in real estate that boost creativity, utilize investment strategies and harness local flair. We foster a positive environment for our agents and clients to build successful relationships and real estate projects within our community.

What exactly is a boutique realty company?

noun /bu:ti:k/ \ˈrē(-ə)l-tē\: A Boutique agency combines commercial and residential- knowledge and experience with both. Usually geared/birthed from investment-mindset strategy.

Building Our Brand

We look for smart and energized people, not necessarily ‘accomplished’ real estate agents. Our company is not just interested in how many “sticks in the ground” we can get. >>>>> We want to be known for the QUALITY and sincerity of our team. Consumers ultimately pick their agent for local knowledge and reputation! We are excited about our team culture and the ‘pride in where you work’ mantra.

Real Estate with PURPOSE

A portion of every commission earned goes towards water mission and local projects.
James Schaffer

James Schaffer

Broker
With more than 10 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate, James has had an exciting career and thrives on putting deals together and making his clients happy! He was honored with the Top Realtor of the Year awards for 2014 & 2015. He has successfully trained and mentored many real estate professionals and enjoys working with buyers and sellers alike. Affectionately nicknamed “The Dealmaker”, his passion for helping others will be apparent when working with James and his team. ​James enjoys any car show he can find, traveling with his wife and daughters and enjoying local fishing.
Jenny Schaffer

Jenny Schaffer

Licensed Realtor
Since 2009, Jenny has successfully repurposed, redesigned, contracted and property managed and SOLD multiple properties in the Augusta, GA and Fernandina Beach areas. With experience in rehab, design, negotiation, marketing, luxury property management, buying and sales- Jenny’s award winning talent and expertise will help your real estate experience be a successful one. When she isn’t making deals happen- you can find her biking with her daughters, driving her husband’s ’69 Camaro, reviewing local restaurants and treasure hunting for vintage finds.
Anna Hewitt

Anna Hewitt

Licensed Realtor
When it comes to working with clients, Anna’s energy transforms into a seriousness of purpose. “Anything my clients say is important to them becomes important to me. My goal is to have an opportunity to help you find the right place to call home.” Beach living Anna knows no boundaries. And Anna’s network of professional realtors stretches from Florida to Washington State. So whether you are new to Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island, relocating within Florida’s beautiful First Coast, or leaving our little slice of heave for the next adventure, Anna Hewitt is ready to help you #lovewhereyoulive. ​When Anna isn’t selling homes, you can find her playing on the beach with her daughters, attending concerts with friends, eating fried desserts at the Shrimp Festival, performing Christmas carols with the American Sign Language club & volunteering for Vacation Bible School- Anna’s joie de vivre infuses every undertaking. “I always say, ‘I control my attitude,’ and that phrase inspires both my relationships and my work ethic,” says Anna. “Coming to work every day is a highlight for me because I am constantly learning and growing. I enjoy the challenge of making each day and each endeavor better for those around me.”
Courtney Russell

Courtney Russell

Licensed Realtor
A highly motivated agent, Courtney, specializes in educating new buyers and introducing them to all that our “Mayberry by the Beach” has to offer. She has spent her career serving others and is thrilled to be part of such an energized, devoted, and innovative team. She holds a BA in Education with a concentration in English/Language Arts from East Carolina University. Her pride and joy is her two young boys and her decorated husband, who continues to honorably serve his country after 11 years as a US Navy P8 pilot. A Fernandina Beach resident since 2010, Courtney, is an enthusiastic and committed member of the community. She spends much of her free time with her husband and boys, enjoying all that Amelia Island and nearby Jacksonville offer. In her free time, she performs in community theater productions, takes classical voice, plays tennis, cycles, and swims.
Katie Beckstrom

Katie Beckstrom

Licensed Realtor
As a resident of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Katie is well in-tune with the community and all that the area has to offer- she truly Loves Where She Lives! Katie has a real passion for real estate- whether it is move-in ready or a fixer-upper – her optimistic vision and drive to find the perfect place motivates her daily. Katie looks for innovative approaches that flow both into finding buyers and the right home for them to love. Katie enjoys everything living near the beach has to offer, including sharing this unique and wonderful lifestyle with her family. In her free time, she enjoys reading, shark tooth hunting and spending time boating with her family. She has strong beliefs about giving back through volunteering at local schools, community events, and her church. Centered and passionate about helping you find your dream home.
Tonya Baudek

Tonya Baudek

Licensed Realtor
As a native Floridian, Tonya, enjoys touring and showing off all the beauty of Amelia Island! She attended High Point University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Business. After a brief stint in the banking world she moved to Honduras for two years to serve as an Economic Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps. She speaks Spanish fluently and has always had a sincere passion for helping people and building relationships which is why she’s a "natural" when it comes to assisting both buyers and sellers. When she’s not working, you can find her playing or coaching soccer, enjoying nature and traveling the world with her son and husband. Whatever your real estate needs might be Tonya is ready to go above and beyond…….contact her for more information.
Wes Spires

Wes Spires

Licensed Realtor
Wes has prided himself in his passion to serve others. Wes strives to find what interest his client’s and prides himself for going the extra mile to please his client’s. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and most importantly committed to find the perfect fit whether it’s a condo on the beach or a home in the suburb. He is devoted to customer service and expands his client base through multiple networking sites. Passionate to his calling in Real Estate he continuously works to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and new trends. Whether you find him rooting for his local teams, or exploring the city he calls home, in his free time you can find Wes watching or talking sports. An avid explorer of the city, he also loves to try new restaurants, antique shops, and participate in local music and neighborhood festivities.
Stéphane Chopineau

Stéphane Chopineau

Licensed Realtor
For the native Frenchman, Amelia Island was love at first sight. The beautiful ocean with miles of white sand beaches, amazing cuisine and the friendliest people on earth made it the perfect combination to call home. Stephane brings an in-depth knowledge of finance and economics from his previous “life” in marketing, having created and managed his own advertising company in Paris for 15 years. His interpersonal skills and the understanding of how to market a product, made real estate an easy transition for Stephane. In the last decade, he navigated successfully the intricate real estate market of NYC, once again proving his ability to serve his clientele with the highest level of expertise. As a seasoned professional with intensive customer service and sales experience, he will leave no stone unturned when it comes to helping his customers achieve their goals.
Violet Boerescu

Violet Boerescu

Licensed Realtor
Fernandina beach was an easy transition for seasoned real estate broker Violet Boerescu: "It took me and my husband less than a week to fall in love with this place. We adore the tranquility and the beauty as well as the amazing people that made us feel at home right away” Violet has a rare advantage over most real estate agents because new home buyers and seller/developers can benefit from her remarkable 20 years experience in every facet of the real estate industry, from management to new development and resales. As a scholar of civil engineering , Violet is one of the few agents who can draw from an extensive engineering background and her expertise in New York City real estate where she has a proven record in resales and new developments. An amalgam of Old World charm and New York edge, she offers intensely personalized customer service combined with pride in her marketing strategy and ability to adapt to ever changing market conditions. Violet and her husband Stephane are residents of Yulee and together they enjoy Scuba diving, cooking and biking around the island.
Kate (Katarzyna) Kovalcik

Kate (Katarzyna) Kovalcik

Licensed Realtor
With over 12 years of experience at the Ritz Carlton in the hospitality industry Kate is committed to providing the finest personal service for her clients. She knows how important it is for the buyers and sellers to have somebody that they feel comfortable with to help them make informed decisions about their future. Kate’s motto is: “In order to help clients achieve their real-estate dreams they need to be treated with honesty, respect and commitment”. When she is not assisting you, you can find her at the beach or the pool with her husband and two kids enjoying the island lifestyle. She is very passionate about interior design and modern architecture.
Jennnifer Edgington

Jennnifer Edgington

Licensed Realtor
With over 13 years of experience in customer service excellence, Jennifer strives to exceed your real estate needs. She loves helping clients find their dream or vacation home in our piece of paradise. Always on the go - she is ready when you are. She holds a BA in Biology from Armstrong State University. During down time you can catch Jennifer chasing after her favorite little people - her 3 little boys, combing the beach for sharks teeth, or dining at one of Amelia Island's many great restaurants! She enjoys volunteering with her church as well as the local schools where her children attend.