One of Hilton Head-Bluffton’s Highest Producing Real Estate Teams Joins BLACKSTREAM | CHRISTIE’S International Real Estate
Published Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Updated on Monday, December 12, 2022

One of Hilton Head-Bluffton’s Highest Producing Real Estate Teams Joins BLACKSTREAM | CHRISTIE’S International Real Estate

GREENVILLE and BLUFFTON, S.C. (Oct. 18, 2022) – Greenville-based BLACKSTREAM | CHRISTIE’S International Real Estate is pleased to welcome Nickey Maxey and The Nickey Maxey Team, one of the Lowcountry’s most innovative real estate teams, to the firm. Nickey Maxey and his team join BLACKSTREAM | CHRISTIE’S International Real Estate from Sotheby’s International Realty, where they are projected to close over $65 million in sales volume in 2022. In conjunction with the move, the team will head a new office in Bluffton, giving Blackstream a foothold in the South Carolina coastal market.

Like many luxury real estate markets, the South Carolina coastal market is booming. The Nickey Maxey Team has experienced consistent growth in the last three years with combined sales of nearly $165 million.

“As one of the leading real estate teams in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, Nickey and his team are known for extraordinary customer service in the coastal region. We are thrilled to welcome the Nickey Maxey team to Blackstream International Real Estate,” said Michael Mumma, Chief Executive Officer at BLACKSTREAM | CHRISTIE’S International Real Estate.

"We are incredibly excited to join Blackstream and bring the Christie’s International Real Estate brand to Hilton Head and Bluffton,” said Nickey Maxey. “The Christie’s International Real Estate network’s global reach and brand, recognized for luxury around the world, will help us remain the Lowcountry’s premier brokerage.”  

Maxey’s decision to transfer his team and join BLACKSTREAM | CHRISTIE’S International Real Estate as a managing partner was also influenced by Christie’s International Real Estate’s new corporate leadership. Since taking over the luxury network in December 2021, Chicago-based real estate brokerage @properties has brought a new energy to the brand, infusing it with relationship-focused culture, innovation, and agent support that keeps the brokerage on top of the Chicago real estate leaderboard year after year.

“Christie’s International Real Estate’s new ownership team has revolutionized the real estate business with their agent-centric approach, and we wanted to be part of that,” Maxey added. “Their commitment to providing exceptional marketing, technology, agent support, and training has changed how high-value properties are brought to market.”

Before joining Blackstream International, Maxey served as a REALTOR®, helping clients buy and sell residential and commercial properties along with large tracts of land throughout the Lowcountry area.  Earlier in his career, Maxey served as a Tennessee State Trooper and has consecutively served on the Board of Directors for SCDNR Law Enforcement for the last 20 years. His commitment to community and his family has played an important part in his success in real estate.


About BLACKSTREAM International

Blackstream joined Christie’s International Real Estate in 2016, creating one of upstate South Carolina’s premier real estate companies. They serve the greater upstate area with residential brokerage services. With affiliate partner, Ivester Jackson BLACKSTREAM in Asheville, North Carolina. Blackstream also serves the Highlands and western North Carolina. With the addition of MAXEY | BLACKSTREAM in the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort area, Blackstream International expands their services throughout the Carolinas.  With the added power of Christie’s International Real Estate, MAXEY | BLACKSTREAM agents have access to a global network for worldwide exposure of high-value properties. The Nickey Maxey Team is dedicated to living out the organization’s promise of “Local Expertise – Global Connection.”

About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate has successfully marketed high-value real estate around the world for more than 30 years. Through its invitation-only Affiliate network spanning nearly 50 countries and territories, Christie’s International Real Estate offers incomparable services to a global clientele at the luxury end of the residential property market. For additional information, please visit



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