Meet Your WDRE Agent – Ann Cortes

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Whether you’re in the market to purchase a new home or getting ready to sell your current property, you’ll want to team up with a dedicated, knowledgeable agent.  The team at Wild Dunes Real Estate (WDRE) has a group of the best ready to work with you.  Among them is ANN CORTES, one of the Sales Executives at WDRE.

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Let’s begin the conversation with a bit of personal background –

“I was born in Chester, PA and grew up in southern New Jersey.  But that was only the beginning, as through the years I’ve also lived in the Midwest, California and Florida before moving to the great city of Charleston in 1996.

“Education has meant a great deal to me, and has certainly helped in my current job.  I received a B.A. in Economics from Indiana University and later earned an MBA from UCLA.

“My husband Alejandro and I currently live in Dunes West and chose this Mt. Pleasant location because we just love the large lots and the homes are spread out and offer great privacy.  We have two grown children, Amanda and Tory.

“As for my personal interests, I have a lot.. some think too many!  There’s time for tennis 2-3 times a week and play on a USTA league.  I also try to allot time for reading fiction and non-fiction.  Black-and-white photography was also a serious hobby – including darkroom work.  Travel is another source of enjoyment with lots of States covered as well as Europe and South America.  We also enjoy everything outdoor related – hiking, biking and especially boating as being on the water is a special highlight for me.  Alejandro is a big tennis players and golfer. Because of him, I’m very familiar with most of the fantastic golf courses in the Charleston area.”

About real estate and being part of the Wild Dunes Real Estate (WDRE) team –

“Having lived in so many different parts of the I’ve come to appreciate the challenges of buying and selling a home.  This certainly helps me relate easily to the wants and needs of my clients.

“As I’ve always enjoyed homes and knew I’d enjoy helping people through search for their perfect property,  I joined the WDRE team shortly after receiving my real estate license in 2003.  A perk of the job is that I can tell people (with a wink and a smile) that I work at the beach!  I love the people I work with – we have a diverse group with different interests and concerns but we work together very well.  I hope that anyone interested in a property in Wild Dunes or the islands will give us a call.

“What I truly love most is about my job is establishing a trusting relationship with each of mu clients.  I tell them the straight story; no sugar-coated stories from me.  They may not always follow my advice but they will always know where I stand.” 

Some personal thoughts about the greater Charleston area –

“I like to cook but LOVE to eat out.  You can’t help but be impressed by the variety and quality of food throughout Charleston and the Lowcountry.

“Of all the places I’ve lived or visited, you won’t find friendlier people.  No matter where you go – at the museum, local grocer or salon, bar or park – you’ll see smiles that are contagious.

“I just love this town!”

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Contact information for Ann Cortes:


Office:     843.886.2500

Mobile:    843.324.6808

Fax:           843.268.8138