McKee Properties Announces Three Additions to Its Agent Team

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To support its success in the highly desirable Cashiers-Highlands real estate market, McKee Properties is pleased to announce three additions to its agent team.

Gus Bright
Gus Bright
Broker Associate

Gus Bright has joined the company as a Broker Associate.

A 15-year real estate professional, Gus has participated in closing more than $100,000,000 in sales during his career. Gus and his family live full-time on Daniel Island, SC and have enjoyed visiting the Cashiers area for more than 12 years. In addition to his role with McKee Properties, Gus is also a Sales Executive with Akers Ellis Real Estate, which provides real estate and vacation rental services to Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island and Johns Island.

An alumnus of Emerson College in Boston, Gus enjoys playing his guitar by his fire pit, fly fishing the streams of Panthertown and spending time with friends on Lake Glenville and Buck Knob Island when he’s not busy serving clients.


Karaline Shomaker
Karaline Shomaker
Broker / Administrator

Karaline Shomaker has recently earned a North Carolina real estate license and is now a Broker Associate with the company and supports McKee Properties’ marketing and administrative areas.

A Highlands native, Karaline joined McKee Properties in 2017 after previously working for Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club.

She is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, TN, where she majored in public relations. Karaline enjoys baking, cooking, walking, hiking, reading and traveling in her spare time.


Jessica Hoheisel
Jessica Hoheisel
Broker / Licensed Assistant

Jessica Hoheisel has joined the company as a Broker / Licensed Assistant to Co-owner/ Broker Liz Harris.

After visiting Cashiers almost every summer for 20 years, Jessica relocated permanently to the area in 2020 from Northern California, where she and her husband owned a landscape company.

Jessica studied business administration at Simpson University in Redding, CA. In her spare time, she enjoys boating on Lake Glenville, hiking with her dogs and socializing with friends and family.

For more than 40 years, McKee Properties has served as the expert in Cashiers-area luxury real estate. It consistently ranks among the top agencies on the Highlands-Cashiers plateau.

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