Marine Corps Veteran Dedicated to Helping Clients with Their Real Estate Needs!
Irving (Irv) Blakes was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. His journey in the Lowcountry began in 1998 when he received orders to his first duty station, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. It was then that he quickly fell in love with what the area had to offer and became immersed in the local culture. In this wonderful area he met his wife Amber and is raising their 3 children (along with 1 fur baby). Over the course of a 21-year career in the Marine Corps, Irv had returned to this area for duty multiple times and witnessed its huge transformation. It was this transformation that would eventually lead to him purchasing multiple properties of his own in this area and deciding to make this their home after military retirement.
Once retired from the Marine Corps, Irv spent 4 years working as a Global Scheduling Specialist at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Georgia while living in Bluffton. This added to what was already a thorough knowledge of Beaufort County and its surrounding areas. After a great experience at Gulfstream Irv finally decided that it was time to return to a life of service. Your service! Whatever season of life you are in, Irv is here to help. He understands what it’s like to purchase your first home, your next home, vacation or investment property. He understands that this is not only a major purchase, but an experience that should be just as good as the memories you will make in your future home.
Irv is looking forward to sharing all the wonderful things the Hilton Head/Bluffton area has to offer. He is a true professional with a tireless work ethic. As he was dedicated to serving his country for 21 years, he is dedicated to bringing that same commitment to helping his clients with their real estate needs!
Irving J Blakes
Master Sergeant/USMC, Retired
Hilton Head Area Realtors (HHAR)
South Carolina Realtors (SCR)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Awards & Designations
- Hilton Head Ambassador
- Bluffton Ambassador
- Certified Military Relocation Professional