– Jo Anne Rizza –

Partnering With You Every Step of the Way

Hilton Head Real Estate Partners
1000 Main Street, Suite 100D, Hilton Head Island, SC 2926

Tel: 843-301-5825
Cell: 843-301-5825

Markets Served: Hilton Head Island, SC;Bluffton, South Carolina;Hardeeville, South Carolina;Daufuskie Island, South Carolina;Okatie, South Carolina;

Specialties: 1031 Exchanges; Architecturally Significant; Athletes/Celebrities; Buyer's Specialist; Co-ops/Condos; Country Club Properties; Custom Construction; Equestrian; Executive Relocation; Gated Communities; Golf; International Buyers; Island Properties; Listing Specialist; Marina/Boating; New Homes; Residential Lots; Resort/Vacation; Senior; Sporting (tennis, fishing); Townhomes/Condos; Waterfront/Waterview;

What do Clients Say?

Jo Anne and Tony are a great team; I would say, “the dynamic duo” of real estate for the Hilton Head market. Together, they did an outstanding job! Their persistence culminated in the timely selling of our beloved townhouse on the Island. I selected them over several others I had interviewed and never regretted my decision. Every recommendation they made was right on and ended with the successful sale of my property. I cannot speak highly enough as to what wonderful people and professionals they are for any such dealings.

Norm M. (Former Condo Owner, Hilton Head Island, SC)

Our experience was 100% great! Jo Anne & Tony Rizza did an outstanding job selling our Hilton Head Island home. They provided outstanding customer service as they went above and beyond what most Realtors® would have done. Jo Anne & Tony are so professional, detail oriented, extremely caring, knowledgeable and organized. Together they worked hard behind the scenes to get the process complete and in doing so they kept us well informed every step of the way. We have bought and sold many properties throughout the years but never had such strong advocates working on our behalf.

Jay & Jerre I. (Former Owners, Wexford Plantation/Hilton Head Island)

A Great Real Estate Team! We called Hilton Head Real Estate Partners to handle the sale of our home because we wanted a team, someone familiar with Hilton Head Plantation and willing to do more than the average real estate agent. They warned us our home may sell fast, it did, in just a few days. We are very happy with our experience!

Dr. John & Anne Rose B. (Former Owners North Forest Beach/Hilton Head Island)

We lived outside the country and we were looking to settle in this area. We were very lucky to find Jo Anne and Tony Rizza via the Google network. We had a fairly good idea of what we were looking for, and Jo Anne and Tony made every effort to show us houses that fell into that framework, but they also expanded our horizon with carefully chosen properties that had other attributes. This helped us to become familiar with the market and what it had to offer. The Rizza’s are not only very pleasant and easy to deal with, but they are also true professionals. We found them very approachable and responsive to any questions or concerns we had. We had some issues with our previous home sale which caused uncertainty and delays for over two years. Under these circumstances, their patience was truly admirable. They know their business and their answers to our questions were always accurate, honest and instantaneous. We could not be more pleased with their service which extends beyond just the mechanics of buying a property. There is a personal interest in smoothing the sometimes rocky road to success when searching for a home. They truly wanted us to be happy which made the sometimes tiresome process of searching for a suitable home enjoyable. We are moved in now, but our relationship with Jo Anne and Tony continues with ever ready helpful tips and advice from them, and we feel totally comfortable asking them for advice. We highly recommend them.

Heide & Jule M. (Bluffton)

Incredible hardly describes our experience with Tony and Jo Anne Rizza. Their professionalism and desire to help us find the perfect property in Sun City Hilton Head made us feel comfortable from the moment we met them. We spent two days looking at properties that met our criteria. We knew the house we would purchase the moment we saw it. It was everything we hoped for. Their knowledge of the market and negotiating skills were spot on. My husband and I were very pleased with the final result. Again Tony stepped in and helped us find a certified inspector come out. From this point, we were able to return to NC and go on to Arizona with confidence Tony and Jo Anne would be helping us, no matter what it took. Each person they recommended were so easy to work with. Each held the same high standards as the Rizza's. If you are looking for Real Estate professionals who have your interest at heart, look no further. Tony and Jo Anne Rizza are the best!

Terry & Charles (Bluffton

About Jo Anne

My Mission Statement

My philosophy is simple: clients come first.

I make a personal commitment to all my clients and customers to have their absolute best interest in mind. My commitment to you is that I will remain involved throughout the entire buying process – from your initial contact with me, to move-in, and after. In the end, I am committed to making your real estate experience on Hilton Head Island or Bluffton as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. Let’s face it, Hilton Head Island is a wonderful place to live and the real estate process should be one of your most memorable transactions.   I believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, I haven’t done my job.

Real estate agents assist people through the process of buying, selling and renting land, homes and other properties. In addition to staying current with real estate laws and trends, real estate agents are tasked with a multitude of daily duties and responsibilities, from lead generation and marketing, to open houses and property closings. One of the appealing aspects of working as a real estate agent is that each day is different, and responding to the changing needs of buyers and sellers often means shifting gears at the last minute.  

I believe the best way to obtain clients and give the highest level of service is to be confident in every step I take in my real estate profession.  This confidence is firmly established within me through my years of experience, education, and dedication to my profession and community

Professional Designations, Certifications & Endorsements Earned:

Accredited Buyer's Representative / ABR® 

Accredited Sellers Representative / ASR®  

Certified Bluffton Ambassador

Certified e-PRO® 

Certified Hilton Head Island Ambassador

Certified Home Staging Expert® / HSE® 

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® 

Certified Pricing Strategy Advisor / PSA 

Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager / CRB 

Certified Residential Specialist / CRS

Consumer-Certified Real Estate Consultant® / C-CREC®  

Graduate, REALTOR® Institute / GRI   

REALTOR® Service Award Recipient 2013-2019 

Professional Credentials:

  • REALTOR® since 1987
  • Board of Trustees MLS of Hilton Head Island 2002-2003
  • Hilton Head Area Association of REALTORS®:

           Board of Directors 2000-2002, 2021

           Grievance Committee 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009

           Professional Development Committee 2020-2010

           Professional Standards Committee 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

           Realtors® Helping Realtors® Committee 2014

           Realtor® Service Award Chairperson 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

           Realtor® Service Award Recipient 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


My Community Involvement:

  • Board of Directors American Red Cross, Palmetto Chapter 1997-2000
  • Episcopal Church Women Board Member, All Saints Church Hilton Head  209-2011
  • Garden Tour Board Member, All Saints Church, 2009-2017
  • Co-Chair, Episcopal Church Women Fashion Show 2009-2017
  • Habitat for Humanity Committee Member 2015, 2016
  • Daughters of the King, All Saints Chapter President 2018-2021
  • Sewing For Hope, Hilton Head Chapter, Founder & Chairperson 2016-2021