THE OCEAN BROKER
About the Ocean Broker
Welcome to The Ocean Broker, a boutique Hilton Head real estate company specializing in luxury oceanfront property, under the same local ownership and management for the past 40-plus years. Our four agents—Tom Tolpa, Ruth Parris, Barbara Byrd, and Mark Devers (as well as office manager Libby Ellis)—are all 24/7 full-time professionals of impeccable reputation, with a collective 130 years’ worth of experience and more than three-quarters of a billion dollars’ sales in Hilton Head Island real estate.We know every corner of our lovely Island, the surrounding Lowcountry, and off-island communities. Since 1974, Tom has sold more oceanfront homes, villas, and lots than any other individual real estate agent, having made the highest sale ever—$9,200,000 for a Sea Pines oceanfront on Surf Scoter Road.