About Us

Palm Tree Coastal Realty was founded with one goal in mind: to serve the community. Through our comprehensive, in depth training we can ensure that we have the best agents helping every client buy or sell their home. We also provide thorough marketing/advertising services including listing presentations, property photos, promotional items, and advertising to help get your property the most exposure. By offering these services in house, our realty agents are able to put their full focus on helping every buyer find the property that’s perfect for them.

In addition to providing excellent service to clients, we are also highly devoted to our community. We make time to volunteer for local organizations in Bluffton and Hilton head, as well as donate a portion of each sale to local charities and organizations. At Palm Tree Coastal Realty, we believe that it is vital for businesses to give back where ever possible to help create a healthy and thriving community.

Our Mission

The Palm Tree Coastal Realty team is committed to living our best life by serving our clients with the utmost knowledge, honesty and integrity and serving the community with a giving heart. We are dedicated to serving our clients and our community because a business’s success is measured by the positive contribution it makes to their clients and the surrounding communities.

Our mission is to help our clients achieve “living their best life” by helping them realize their real estate dreams. We do this by giving the best in the business customer service, marketing and negotiating skills while offering every buyer and seller a 1 year home warranty valued at $500.


Career Opportunities

We are always looking to add great talent! Are you looking to make a change to a new brokerage or potentially start a career in real estate? We would love to talk with you about what we offer our agents. We are a true partner for you as you build your real estate career. Please give Darcy a call to discuss further.

Team Members

Darcy Varney - Owner/Broker in Charge, Licensed Real Estate Broker

Darcy Varney, Broker

I began my real estate career in Asheville, NC where I was a top agent for over 14 years. My grandchildren brought me to the Bluffton/Hilton Head area where I opened my own real estate firm, Palm Tree Coastal Realty.

The purpose and foundation of this firm is to live my best life. To do that, I knew my business needed to be centered around my clients and my community. I have been a dedicated real estate broker since 2005 and have closed 100’s of transactions for both buyers and sellers. I understand real estate, consistently stay at the forefront of the market and real estate education. I am an excellent negotiator and I have excellent customer service skills. I have received rave reviews from my past clients and continue to make that a goal for every future client.

Whether you are buyer or selling a $100,000 condo or multi million dollar estate, I look forward to talking with you to discuss how I can help you sell for the highest price in the shortest amount of time. I am dedicated to making every real estate transaction as stress free as possible for my clients.

Besides real estate, I love volunteering in the community, going to the beach, and playing golf and tennis but, most importantly, I love spending time with my daughters and grandbabies!! : )

Contact Darcy at darcyvarney@gmail.com or 843-949-7356. 

Bruce Varney - Owner/Office Manager


I am from California and have a passion for technology. Moving closer to my daughter brought me to the east coast and getting closer to my granddaughters brought me to Bluffton/Hilton Head.

My creative marketing techniques help promote the companies listings and keep them at the forefront of potential buyers. I have a strong work ethic and a whatever it takes attitude. My goal every day is to run a successful real estate office that serves our clients with exceptional service.

Outside of work, I volunteer in the community, am an avid golfer, swimmer and love traveling!

Contact Bruce at brucevarney69@gmail.com or 843-949-7370.

Heather Roper-Sales Associate, Licensed Agent

Heather Roper

Born and raised in Savannah Ga, Heather has witnessed the tremendous change and growth that’s transformed the South Carolina/Georgia coastline into one of the East Coast’s most sought-after destinations. Returning to the area after a brief stint up north Heather has taken the knowledge learned in a career of hospitality, and brought it back to the Lowcountry to segue into Real Estate.

Her passion for excellence, coupled with her seasoned skills in 5 star service, make Heather the unequivocal go-to concierge for all your real estate needs. Whether you want a quaint vacation home in town or an exceptional luxury residence on the water, Heather has all the information you need about locations, property types, values, pricing – not to mention local attractions to delight and entertain you and your family. She thoroughly loves her work, and enjoys the fantastic people she meets every day – many of whom have become her neighbors and friends. “In real estate, I just never know who’s dream I’m going to get to fulfill when I go to work in the morning, and to me that’s very exciting.”

Besides real estate Heather loves spending quality time with her husband Chris and their three fur babies, Willard, Bree, And Kole. She also enjoys reading, spin, boxing, golfing, and pretty much every other outdoor activity.

With Heather, you get “Real Dreams, Real Hospitality, Real Estate”.

Contact Heather at 912-398-3555 or HeatherRoperRealEstate@gmail.com

Chris "Bucky" McClelland, Sales Associate, Licensed Agent

Bucky McClelland, real estate agent

Bucky is a local and knows Lowcountry like few others. He is versed in nearly everything and has the perfect personality to help buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. Friendly, knowledgeable and a passion to do it right makes Bucky your perfect choice whether you are buying or selling a million dollar estate or a family home. He is your guy!

Contact Bucky at 843-941-3286 or ok4Bucky@live.com