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ABOUT US

History

As a driven business professional with a desire to assist others to find their forever homes, Stephen Hickman took on the challenge of adding real estate as a part time focus in an already very full life. He soon learned that real estate sales and property management provided the flexibility, challenges and satisfaction he was looking for. After a number of years as a solo agent, Stephen amassed a team of similar minded individuals and created his teams, Prime Realty Group for his real estate operation and Prime Coastal Properties for his property management operation.

Expertise

Our expertise in the property management field include multifaceted skills that are crucial for efficient operation and optimization of real estate assets. As seasoned property managers we demonstrate proficiency in various areas including tenant relations, lease agreements, maintenance coordination, financial management, and regulatory compliance. We possess an understanding of market trends, property valuation, to maximize asset value and return on investment for property owners. Effective communication, problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail are critical functions in this dynamic and demanding field, where adaptable and proactive management are among our keys to success.

Service Areas

As a growing company, our goal is to manage property all over the Southeast, however we know our niche at this time is the Alabama Gulf Coast area. Prime Coastal Properties is poised for successful management of short and long term investment properties as well as short range rentals during transition periods. At this point our footprint is Mobile county and the surrounding counties of Baldwin, and Escambia. These areas include popular vacation and short term destinations such as Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Dauphin Island, and Fairhope. The same areas are often destinations for our clients for both short and long term needs.

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Our Team

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STEPHEN HICKMAN

With the desire to be and the attributes of a leader, Stephen Hickman has forged a path to success. From early days as a music minister, to an eleven-year role with promotions leading to Division Support with Buffalo Rock at the time of his departure; he found that there was still a greater calling. Stephen’s next opportunity placed him for six years in a leadership position with Volunteers of America as an Accounting Manager. Leaving VOA for CPSI, an up-and-coming Mobile based healthcare solutions provider, Stephen took his professional career all over the United States as an Install Manager.

In the role as an Install Manager for CPSI, Stephen implemented, and supported health care facilities from Hawaii and Alaska, all throughout the continental US and the Caribbean with the products provided by his company. From sales to training, CPSI and their internal teams changed the look of health care managed computer systems and solutions. In 2019 with the drive to create a path for himself that he would totally control, Stephen became a licensed Realtor ® and a member of the Keller Williams organization. What started in early 2019 as a part-time hobby, soon became a full-time passion. Quickly seeing the success and opportunities he had as a real estate agent, investor, and leader; he looked to the future and had a vision for his own business in not only real estate but also property management.

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DEVIN SCHAFF

Co-Owner | Realtor ®

devin.schaff@kw.com 251-404-1669

Devin Schaff has been a successful account manager, salesperson, and business professional his entire career. With CPSI a Mobile based healthcare solutions provider, Devin managed a territory of over 110 facilities all over the United States. With a regional sales goal in 2022 of $4.3 M, Devin secured $5.3 M of the quota and was annually in the top three for sales. His sales included EHR software, Encoders, Office Services, Medical Coding, and Insurance Billing hardware. He also offered IT Managed Solutions, Cloud Solutions, as well as Consulting and Staff solutions. He actively collaborated with all departments for sales support, hardware implementation, purchasing, front line users, and installers, to ensure the entire software transition for his client was a success.

With proven success in sales, marketing and customer service, Devin decided to turn his focus to an environment of self-fulfillment and success by turning his attention to the real estate field. He found immediate success after earning his Real Estate License in early 2023. His passion for the industry, attention to details, quality customer service and a passion to succeed has afforded Devin the respect and admiration of his colleagues. His relentless work ethic and constant marketing and networking efforts are evident to all.

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ELLEN MAXIME

Director of Operations

emaxime@kw.com 251-281-7128

From 1998 through 2013 Ellen Maxime was the Senior VP of Multifamily Management for Mobile based Delaney Development, Inc. She was responsible for management and operations of one of the largest multifamily portfolios in the Mobile, AL area with a total unit count of over 2,200. During her tenure with the Delaney’s she was responsible for the renovation of over 1700 multifamily units including the abatement of lead based paint and asbestos. For her team of 50+ employees, she established a benefit program, policies, procedures, and a safety program that has been shared nationwide amongst management companies.

After the sale of the properties in 2013, Ellen joined Hattiesburg based Adcock Properties where she led the company through the management and operations of a portfolio with beginning roots of about 400 units and prior to her leaving Adcock, she had assembled a portfolio of managed properties to over 3,000 units and managed just shy of 100 team members. During her time with Adcock, Ellen began as a Regional Property Manager and during her tenure held many positions with the final position as the President of Adcock Property Management. Her impact on the company was viewed regionally as profound given the number of transactions that were purchased, managed, and transitioned after improvements during the nine-year stay.

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JOSEPH SCILLIA

Asst. to The Listing Specialist | Realtor ®

josephscillia@kw.com 251-510-0211

Joseph Scillia is an up-and-coming entrepreneur with a strong vision for his future. At the exclusive Mobile based college preparatory School of Math and Science, Joseph honed his skills in business, marketing and accounting and saw opportunities for his future. Accepting an academic scholarship to the University of South Alabama, Joseph is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Marketing – Professional Sales Concentration. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Joseph has successfully completed studies in Personal Sales and Management, Services Marketing, Market Research, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Data Analytics I/II. He is expected to graduate in May of 2025 and has been on the Dean’s List since starting at South in the Fall of 2021.

In addition to being a full-time student at the University of South Alabama, in late 2022, Joseph pursued an Alabama Real Estate License. Passing the National and State portions of the real estate license testing and the Post Licensing Course, Joseph is now a Licensed Realtor ® in Alabama. This license has allowed him to join Keller Williams Prime Realty Group as a Realtor ® and has taken on the role of Assistant to Listing Specialist as well as set, negotiate and close his own listings, showings, and sales. It is no surprise that Joseph is active in the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. He has studied abroad in Seville, Spain and was a member of the National Spanish Honor Society. He has also shown his passion for community work through Keller Williams Prime Realty Group with his participation in work at the Waterfront Mission and with involvement in the Blessing Basket program for Thanksgiving for those in need in our community.

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Grant Schaff

Joining the Keller Williams Prime Realty Group in November 2023 Grant Schaff is starting his real estate career as a part time Realtor ® while continuing his full-time position with Outokumpu Steel Mill in Calvert, AL. As the son of the successful co-owners of Prime Realty Group, Grant has seen firsthand the ability to create a successful and lucrative career in real estate. Grant’s initial focus will be working with home buyers and securing listings for homes and land in the counties in and around where he works and lives which will include Choctaw, Washington, Baldwin, Escambia, Monroe, and Clarke Counties.

Hard work and commitment to excellence is not foreign to Grant who graduated from St. Lukes Episcopal School in Mobile. He was a student athlete at St. Luke’s playing varsity football. Grant enjoys hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors. He is engaged and planning their future with his fiancé. It is without a doubt that the very driven Grant Schaff will be a valuable edition to the Prime Realty Group and hopefully in time as he sees appropriate, he will join the team as a full-time Realtor ®.

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JEMIMAH BRIGUELA

Marketing/Advertising Agent

A professional from the Philippines with three years of experience as a social media manager. This year she has taken the initiative to further enhance her skills by enrolling in an Online Academy for Virtual Assistants. Jemimah is now immersed in the real estate field, where her responsibilities include managing multiple social media platforms, implementing effective marketing strategies, driving engagement, and handling listing leads.

Jemimah has a versatile skill set for digital marketing and real estate management. She has demonstrated this through her expert email marketing, landing page creation, and running a successful YouTube channel with 3,000 plus subscribers with videos garnering over a million views. Jemimah's expertise makes her an effective, and responsive, social media manager who is highly capable of helping your business manage, build and engage with your home owners and renters.

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JOANNA HERNANDEZ

Experienced Property Manager leading the short and long term management responsibilities for Prime Coastal Properties. Joanna has been involved in several renovations and lease ups of Multifamily properties in the Mobile area. She is a dedicated professional with outstanding skills.

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