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Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty welcomes four

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty has added four Associates: Amanda Chvatal, Jessica Kilcoyne, Joyce Bedenk, and Tom Bedenk.

Chvatal has been in the real estate business for almost ten years having come to the Upstate from the Chicago area in the past few months. An Iowa State University grad, she truly loves her clients—many of them end up becoming friends.

Kilcoyne is a third-generation Greenville realtor, who spent almost a decade in healthcare before switching careers. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master’s from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she also brings experience as a local real estate investor and renovator to her exceptional people skills.

Joyce Bedenk and Tom Bedenk worked a variety of careers in the corporate sector in places such as Dallas, Minneapolis, and Chicago before retiring to build a house on Lake Keowee. During the pandemic, the Bedenks decided to combine their business skills with their real estate interests, so they obtained real estate licenses in South Carolina and Georgia and joined the Joan Herlong & Associates team to work alongside other top-selling real estate professionals. Both are graduates of Bowling Green State University.

“We’re thrilled to have these four join us and to be working to serve people buying and listing homes throughout the region,” said Joan Herlong, CEO of Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. “We only hire the best, and we can’t wait to see how they help us elevate the Upstate real estate market.”

About Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty

Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the leading and most trusted names in real estate in the Upstate of South Carolina. First founded by Owner/CEO Joan Herlong as Realty in 2011, the firm has since handled thousands of properties in the Greenville and Upstate area. In 2017, the company affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, becoming Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. The company has more than tripled in agent count and production volume since that time. Learn more at  

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.


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