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    The Bennett Group is family business, and every decision which lead to its formation was rooted in the importance of family. Craig Bennett, the team leader, got into real estate after taking an early retirement from IBM and moving his family from Atlanta, GA to Amelia Island. Amelia has long been a place of retreat for Craig and he could imagine no better place to raise a family and spend time. The move was motivated by a desire to spend more time with his children, since he and his wife, Mary, felt they would have more time outside of the hustle and bustle that is Atlanta. When deciding what profession in which to launch his second career, Craig decided on real estate. The flexibility in his schedule that it allowed meant he never missed a game or regatta for either of his children. From the beginning, real estate has been a family business, and Craig operates this business with the belief that customers are family too.

    Once Craig and Mary’s children were off to college, Mary began helping Craig full-time, and together they grew the business to new heights. Mary’s licensing in 2010 was the real start of The Bennett Group, even though the name would not come about for a few more years. Both of the children, Cody and Megan, went to college pursuing degrees in different fields.Ultimately, they both returned home to join the family business of making memories on Amelia. Now it is a truly whole family affair, and all four of the Bennett’s work together to ensure that their customers receive a level of service second to none - a level of dedication only found in family.

    Our slogan, Helping You Create Lasting Memories, came about when Craig was trying to define why he enjoys real estate so much. It afforded him the freedom to spend time with his children creating wonderful memories. Many former customers are good friends, and the Bennett’s continue to make lasting memories through the business. This endeavor became a passion the whole family shares because it gives them the opportunity to introduce people to the bright and vibrant place which they call home. We get to make memories helping others experience and share our hometown, so that they can make memories of their own in this truly unique coastal community.

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    Cody Bennett


    Cody grew up on Amelia Island hearing the siren call of the ocean throughout his youth. After high school he went on to college at Auburn University, but always felt something was missing. Don’t get me wrong he loved Auburn and thoroughly enjoyed his time there, pursuing an Aerospace Engineering degree. Auburn, known as “The Loveliest Village on the Plains,” and the Tigers who roam there, are another of his passions. Ultimately, the siren call of the ocean was too strong and he returned home to the smell of the salt air and the warmth of the Florida sun. Not surprisingly, his favorite hobby is scuba diving and he holds the Dive Control Specialist certification from SSI. Cody is also an avid outdoorsman and when not exploring the ocean’s depths, he can be found on a gun range training, or in the woods hunting. So how does one go from engineering, diving, and hunting to real estate? Introducing people to wonders of Amelia Island and helping position them to fall in love with the ocean as Cody has, is the family business. He followed his parents into real estate, and brought with him his fierce tenacity for all he pursues. His knowledge of the island, ability to listen to people, and drive for excellence make him a natural at finding the perfect home, or get away for those with whom he conducts business. You can rest assured that he will take the time to get to know you, find out what you want and need in a home and then help you go get it. The real estate market is ever changing just like the ocean’s depths, and chasing down his clients dream homes holds the thrill of the hunt for Cody. Real estate is not only the family business, but also a natural fit from someone with his unique passions and experiences.

    Craig Bennett

    License Number: BK661383

    Craig Bennett, Top Producing Agent/Broker Associate on Amelia Island. For local businessman Craig Bennett, Amelia Island is a place where memories are made. A native of South Georgia, Craig has been a regular visitor to the Island since he was a teenager. The draw of the ocean breezes, abundant wildlife, sandy beaches and friendly neighbors enticed Mr. Bennett enough to permanently call Amelia Island home. After fifteen successful years as an IBM executive, Craig decided to make a career change in 1998. He took this opportunity to utilize his client relationship skills gained at IBM and apply them to the real estate industry. By 2004, he reached the ReMax Platinum club level which put him in the top 3% of all real estate agents nationwide. For all the amenities and recreational activities available on the Island, what Craig enjoys doing the most is spending quality time with his wife, Mary and catching up with their two young adult kids, Cody and Megan. The Bennett's involvement in their church enables them to fulfill a passion to help others in need. Craig has also been active in the local Coast Guard Auxiliary where he is past Vice Flotilla Commander. Craig helped establish the Manormor Sotheby's International Realty branch office in Amelia Island as Broker of record for the first three years before moving back to RE/MAX. His combined knowledge and experience of the local market along with the global brand tools and recognition of RE/MAX Sterling is a combination that is hard to beat. Real Estate Professional in Amelia Island, FL

    Mary Bennett


    About Mary Bennett Real Estate Professional in Amelia Island, FL Mary was raised on a farm in Indiana. She attended Indiana State University where she studied Business Administration and Computer Science. Mary moved to Georgia in 1982 and lived in Atlanta until 1998 when she moved to Amelia Island with her husband, Craig, and two children, Cody and Megan. Mary has been assisting Craig with his real estate business since 1998. After their kids graduated from Bolles in Jacksonville, Mary became a licensed real estate agent and continues to work with Craig in the Amelia office.

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