Irene Brinkmann

Irene Caledonia


Coastal Key Group Real Estate Sales

640 Morse Ave. Building A, Unit 2, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

My story begins like many, as an immigrant from Germany to central Wisconsin, just in time to start first grade, learning English in addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic. My father gave me an appreciation for owning property and throughout our childhood bought and sold homes and land as we moved from a mobile home to a home on the Wisconsin River and later to the NC mountains.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a German degree, which led me to my husband. We quickly expanded our family to 8 and moved from our first home to a 100-acre hobby farm in SW WI. Several years later, a job opportunity for my husband led our whole gang to Jacksonville, FL, where we once again bought a large home to house our tribe. As the older ones moved on to college, we downsized once more but were then caught in the housing crash for a few years; rented for a time until our home value came back allowing us to sell and buy once more. Throughout all these moves, purchases, and sales, I saw the value of a great Realtor and also came to enjoy the hunt for a new home myself.  Our last move led us to the Myrtle Beach area, where I chose to officially pursue a career in Real Estate. My transactions gave me a chance to value the role of a patient, flexible, and responsive Realtor® from a consumer perspective. For the past 10 years, I have successfully managed over 150 transactions worth over $40 million from efficiency condos, new construction, fixer uppers to oceanfront homes and investment properties. My greatest honor is to have previous clients return with their referrals or to assist in another transaction.