Real Estate Leader, Change Advocate & Speaker
Colette Stevenson is an entrepreneur, visionary and thought leader in real estate. She is charting a new (and different) path forward for MLSs and brokers to thrive in today’s new technologically-driven real estate landscape.
Born and raised on beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC, Colette grew up in a family of real estate professionals and home builders. She recalls great memories spending time with her dad on homebuilding sites and early on, developed a deep connection to the real estate industry.
Colette joined the MLS of Hilton Head Island, Inc. in 2014 and in 2017, she was promoted to CEO. She has pursued a new vision and strategy to the real estate industry through shaping the MLS of the Future. She is a proud member of the inaugural class of the CMLX3 program, the highest level of achievement for the Multiple Listing Service industry.
Colette developed the idea and early programming for two unique applications that were needed in the local real estate marketplace for checking data accuracy and a database repository of unique property information. She served as President of Multiple HOA boards, and sits on the Real Estate Standards Organization committees to contribute to the better distribution of data. Being a leader for this industry is a passion that propels her towards the formulation of the MLS of the future!
Colette attended the University of Georgia where she earned her bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and communications. She furthered her studies in Language and Art History at the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France. Upon graduation, she spent many years in various sales and marketing leadership roles with Wheelabrator Corporation and Globe Ticket and Label Company. She spent a decade as a vice president for a building and development company in the South Carolina Lowcountry. She is a former recipient of Who’s Who Women in Marketing.
In her personal time, Colette enjoys her Faith, German cars, traveling, country music, Hilton Head sunsets, and quiet time at home with her husband and tabby cat.