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Top Charleston real estate agents

In Charleston, SC, the top 3% real estate agents handle an average of 267 properties and move them off the market in 43 days or less. A top Charleston real estate agent can help you navigate the housing market in this port city, nicknamed the "Holy City."

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Kevin Richter
BrandName Real Estate
About Kevin

As a solo agent in 2020, Kevin sold MORE HOMES than any other agent in The Greater Charleston Area! He's in the Top 1% of all Real Estate Agents Nationwide! Professionally ranked in the Top 10 Realtors in the Charleston Real Estate Market for 2018, 2019 and Top Agent in 2020 by global publication, U.S. World News and Report, for dedication to excellence for his clients and his activity in the community. Nominated for Best in Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Goose Creek and Charleston 6 years and running! Kevin Richter is an experienced third-generation Real Estate professional based in Charleston, South Carolina. His mission is to exceed every expectation in a real estate transaction. Kevin is very active in the community with a philanthropic heart and motivated mindset. Kevin's service-focused mentality makes him unique among his peers and guarantees satisfaction to each and every client. Whether he is listing, selling, or everything in between, Kevin possesses the local marketplace familiarity, industry knowledge, and negotiation skill set necessary to provide a streamlined transaction for each client he represents. Both driven and equally as dedicated, he strives to make his client's Real Estate goals a reality by being there for them from meeting a client to closing and beyond. With his well-rounded experience in all areas of the industry, Kevin prides himself on bringing a more consultative approach for buyers and sellers. Kevin has combined his dedication and his tech-savvy approach to making a giant footprint in the Charleston residential Real Estate market. His strong business acumen allows Kevin to build and maintain lifelong relationships, which explain why his business is achieving tremendous growth in the Lowcountry. Understanding your home is most likely your largest investment, Kevin believes you should be represented by a partner – a professional. When he isn't immersed in the Real Estate world, Kevin enjoys nothing more than spending quality time with his family along as well as volunteering in the community.

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"Kevin was the best. The greatest experience I have ever had with a realtor."

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Single Family Home Transactions
81
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jim Mills
Jim Mills Team
About Jim

WE HAVE SOLD OVER A 1000 HOMES The Jim Mills Team is just that, “a team”. Our staff works together to go above and beyond what any one realtor could ever do. We have the expertise to walk you through every step of the home buying process. From identifying your wants and needs, to guiding you through what could be an overwhelming venture, we are here for you. Some problems that would seem insurmountable are often overcome with little stress for you, due to the strong support network that we have. We will walk you through every step, from your deciding on a home, to obtaining a mortgage that works for you, all the way to connecting with the most reputable home inspectors, insurers, and attorneys. From the moment you contract your home, our team will be available to help you, 7 days a week. Our service and dedication to you doesn’t stop there. Our team can provide you with a vast array of concierge services. We live in, and are familiar with the communities we will be showing you. We c an provide you with information about schools, churches, home services, and just about any other part of daily life in a community. The Jim Mills Team can walk you, step by step, right to the front door of your new home.

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"Tami was great! Professional but also very personable and kind. Could contact her at any time and s..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
38
Townhome Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Dave Friedman
Dave Friedman Real Estate
About Dave

Voted Best Realtor in Charleston in 2014, it is easy to say that Dave Friedman is committed to his work. This prestigious award, given to one realtor out of more than 5,000 in Charleston's tri-county area, was given to Dave by the Charleston City Paper. As the owner of one of the top real estate teams in Charleston, Dave has proven that he has what it takes to find or sell your home. He has been named a Top Producing Realtor for 13 years, and is in the top 1% of Realtors worldwide. He's also been featured on HGTV's show House Hunters. Dave has closed hundreds of transactions over his 15+ years in real estate, earning a JD Power score of 9.5 in complete customer satisfaction for 5 years running. He works hard to get you the deal you''re looking for – Dave averages 4% more savings than the average transaction. In 2013, Dave sold 95% of his listings within 35 days, and within 2.5% of asking price, far exceeding the area averages. Dave has spent the past 15+ years analyzing the home buying and selling process for his clients. He has dedicated his time to streamlining the process and improving the results. Dave has surrounded himself with the leading experts in the field and is committed to continuing education so that he can always ensure he's offering the best advice and information for today's market. Part of Dave's business philosophy is that it's better to be great at one thing than to be okay at several things. That's why Dave has hired a team of experts to work alongside him, from client care coordinators to closing experts, photographers to professional writers. Dave''s clients know they are always receiving top-notch professionalism and expertise. As the Chairman for Charleston Top Producers, Dave has been actively involved in his field even outside of closing deals. Dave is also a humanitarian, using his skills and influence to successfully organize and market three blood drives for the American Red Cross. He volunteers regularly with Habitat for Humanity, because he believes everyone should know the joy of home ownership. Despite his busy work schedule, Dave loves spending time with his wife Halley and their mutts, Flea, at their home in downtown Charleston. They both love sports – Halley is an Auburn grad, and Dave roots for anything related to Michigan and Detroit, as he grew up in southeastern Michigan. Dave is thrilled that every day he gets to pursue his passion of helping people and their families realize their dreams of home ownership.

Single Family Home Transactions
200
Condo Transactions
6
Townhome Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Topher Kauffman
The Topher Kauffman Team with Brand Name Real Estate
About Topher

Topher Kauffman solidified his spot as a TOP AGENT once again becoming the NUMBER 1 TOP PRODUCING agent for Berkeley & Dorchester Counties for a 3rd YEAR IN A ROW 2016, 2017 & 2018 as well as ranking Number 2 for MOST HOMES SOLD for 2017 & 2018 in the Tri-County area (Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester Counties) with the most families helped and assisted selling or buying in the Charleston Area! Being Ranked FIRST as the TOP PRODUCING AGENT and Second for the MOST HOMES SOLD in the Charleston Area Rankings is exciting and will open many more opportunities and benefits for his future clients. The Topher Kauffman approach is unique and the results speak for themselves. Being in sales for well over a decade, Topher has created an outside-of-the-box approach to listing and selling your home it's practically stress free, and you will get top profitability (Oh and you can cancel at anytime with no cost to you the seller!). So whether you are selling a home or buying in the Tri-County area of Charleston, you are going to want Topher's drive to compete for his clients, and win. So, If you are thinking of making a move, do not hesitate, it doesn't cost anything to have a conversation with an expert. All it takes is few minutes to make real estate simple to understand and to realize the benefit you will receive with Topher Kauffman by your side every step of the way and if you feel like it is not going as your want, always remember you can cancel at anytime with no cost to you!

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"Topher had our home sold in less than a week! After being on the market with another agent for 7 mon..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
79
Condo Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jonathan Hoff
The Boulevard Company, LLC
About Jonathan

Jonathan works under The Boulevard Company located in Charleston, South Carolina. Jonathan has worked as a real estate agent for 10 years.

Single Family Home Transactions
22
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Roddy Matthews
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
About Roddy

There are many reasons I have chosen to live in the Charleston area for over 45 years. With its natural beauty, the wonderful people and of course it is my family’s home. The Charleston market is a unique market with each city or area housing its own demographic, housing style and community personality. My experience will be helpful to you when making a major life changing decision. Whether it’s choosing the right home for your family or selling your current home to relocate. With over 16 years of experience in the real estate business, I can make the home buying or selling experience flow smoothly. Having lived and worked in the Charleston area for so long I have a good insight into what buyers and sellers are looking for when they start the process. I know all phases of the real estate business and my team has been the #1 team in the Coldwell Banker Charleston office for the last several years. By helping home sellers and home buyers with traditional properties for sale, Investment properties, REO bank owned properties, Estate properties or Short Sale properties; We have the knowledge to assist you. Call me today to experience my personal service and watch “Everything I touch, turn to SOLD.”

Single Family Home Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jeremy Wilson
ChuckTown Homes Real Estate
About Jeremy

ChuckTown Homes powered by Keller Williams is a boutique real estate team. We are the leaders in our market, and consistently outpace the competition in sales and client satisfaction. Ready to buy or sell real estate? ChuckTown Homes is here to help. We can help you find the best properties available, whether they are short sales or foreclosures, a new family home with all the trimmings, or a savvy addition to your investment portfolio – or anything in between! We are also real estate listing experts. Our creative and aggressive marketing plan gets homes sold quickly. For more than seventeen years we have been creating raving fans and helping families with honest advice. We are also blessed and honored to be ranked as a top Dave Ramsey Endorsed Real Estate Provider. How does this happen? We pride ourselves on sitting kneecap to kneecap with homeowners for years and giving real honest advice. We've built our business on repeat sales, referrals, and old fashioned honest hard work. We'll give you the same sound advice your Grandma would. (except we keep our teeth in!) As fans of Dave ourselves, we are lucky enough to have been honored over and over again as the best and brightest of the ELP program. We've been invited to the ELP national conference to be on stage with the opportunity to share our success story with the entire ELP program. Even invited to Dave's house to spend an evening with him and Sharon.Do we love our partnership with Dave? You bet we do! We are a dedicated team of real estate professionals who take pride in knowing our market inside and out. We can find those hidden gems that no one else knows about, and we can make them yours. We truly pride ourselves on knowing each neighborhood like the back of our hand. We will discuss your requirements, your "must haves" and your "would likes," and your budget, and then we’ll get to work finding you the best matches on the market. For well over a decade we have been assisting real estate buyers and sellers and we have remained rooted in our founding principle – to put our clients above and beyond everything else, and to find them the perfect property at the best terms available. Let us work for you today.

Single Family Home Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Debbie Cromer
Century 21 Properties Plus
About Debbie

Many agents think their most important job is satisfying the customer. I believe that satisfying the customer is simply the MINIMUM requirement for staying in business. I work constantly to improve my systems, processes and services to go well beyond the standard level of service provided by most agents. I do more than sell houses. I solve problems. I create solutions. I connect the dots. I am the space between where you are and where you are going. I fully appreciate the emotional aspects involved during the purchase and/or sale of your property, and respect the confidential nature of the information you share with me. My professional reputation relies on discretion. I am worthy of your trust. I am committed to providing you with a level of service that is deserving of my referral to your family, friends, and colleagues. I want you to be so pleased with my representation of your real estate needs, that I will earn your business again in the future. Your real estate needs, objectives, and concerns are my top priority.

Single Family Home Transactions
28
Townhome Transactions
2
Condo Transactions
5
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Connie White
Charleston Homes Real Estate
About Connie

My personal venture into real estate was driven by the desire to provide an enjoyable environment for clients as they sell or purchase a home. The Lowcountry has been my home for over 40 years, so I am able to use my knowledge of communities to your benefit. I take pride in providing top-level service holding customer satisfaction as the highest priority. I will use my negotiating skills and work hard for you!

Connie's reviews

" I’ve had the pleasure of working with Connie since January 2018. My husband and I had a tall order..."

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Townhome Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
8
Condo Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Yolanda & Oliver Caminos
St. Germain Properties
About Yolanda & Oliver

Yolanda & I are the Broker / Owner's of St. Germain Properties and specialize in listing homes in the Mt. Pleasant, Daniel Island, and Isle of Palms areas. Our track record speaks for itself as do our online reviews from satisfied clients. Our goal is to provide you an "outrageously superior" buying or selling experience from our initial consultation to closing. When selling your home, our proven listing system insures we obtain top dollar by utilizing technology, top notch photography, a large marketing budget, strong negotiation, and white glove service from transaction coordinator. When buying your next home, Yolanda & I will work with you to find the ideal home, and then help you execute. Our transaction coordinator also helps you along every step of the way from scheduling inspections to closing.

Single Family Home Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Charleston

Why you need a top real estate agent in Charleston, SC

There are 2,033 real estate agents in Charleston, SC. On average, properties are listed for 74 days. Top agents, however, sell homes 30.81 days fewer than the average time and can help buyers find the perfect home in the Upper Peninsula or apartment in Union Heights.

Top Seller's Agents

Need to sell your home in Charleston? A top Bakersfield seller's agent can sell your condo in NOMO or single-family home near Folly Beach in just 43 days.

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Top Buyer's Agents

Top real estate agents in Charleston, SC can help first-time homebuyers or fourth-time homebuyers save on their purchase. The best real estate agents in Charleston transact 1.8x more than the average agent and save $59,389 for homebuyers.

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Charleston neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Charleston, top agents are frequently doing deals in Daniel Island, Shadowmoss, and Harleston Village.

Daniel Island

Active Agents314
Time on Market141
Avg. Sale Price$813,947

Daniel Island is residential and traditional island town with top schools and a family-friendly downtown area. Surrounded by rivers and coastal views, Daniel Island provides modern living with a touch of the outdoors that suits city folks and nature lovers alike.

Shadowmoss

Active Agents219
Time on Market91
Avg. Sale Price$260,821

You can find condos, town houses, and large family homes in the Shadowmoss neighborhood. With the famous Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, this area is the perfect retirement spot or an escape from the city.

Harleston Village

Active Agents119
Time on Market164
Avg. Sale Price$799,856

Right in the heart of Charleston, Harleston Village is a historic and residential neighborhood with quaint streets supported by small business and the nearby College of Charleston. Locals bike around the Colonial Lake Park and play tennis in the Moultrie Playground.

Find top real estate agents in cities near Charleston, SC

Moncks Corner

Active Agents570
Time on Market80
Avg. Sale Price$257,990

Summerville

Active Agents1,373
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$235,000

Mount Pleasant

Active Agents1,390
Time on Market92
Avg. Sale Price$475,000

Goose Creek

Active Agents1,086
Time on Market73
Avg. Sale Price$251,090

North Charleston

Active Agents1,417
Time on Market65
Avg. Sale Price$218,305

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Charleston?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Charleston?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Charleston, SC.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Charleston?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Charleston to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Charleston is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Charleston?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Charleston real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Charleston to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Charleston real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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