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Top James Island real estate agents

A top real estate agent can save you significant time and money. James Island, SC has 383 active agents, and HomeLight compares data on all of them to identify the top performers. The city’s top 3% of agents do 79.3% more deals yearly than the average agent, move homes off the market 42.9% faster, and save their clients more money — sellers save 7.5x more and buyers save 1.6x more.

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See how 18 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in James Island stack up

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
190
Condo Transactions
6
Townhome Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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
71
Townhome Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 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
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0
Condo Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Brian Beatty
The Brian Beatty Team of Keller Williams Realty
About Brian

If you're looking for a top-notch Team of professionals The Brian Beatty Team of Keller Williams Realty has been ranked in the Top 1% of all Realtors in Charleston since 2009 and for the past several years has been ranked in the top 1% of Realtors not just in South Carolina, but also nationwide. With over 1,000 Buyers, Sellers and Investors represented in Charleston, our Team's collective experience, success and problem-solving is challenging to match. The Brian Beatty Team lives by the following: PASSION, INTEGRITY & RESULTS! Because of our passion for customer service, we guarantee you'll be over the moon with our services or you can fire us at any time at no obligation. Our reputation is ironclad - something we have worked very hard to solidify and maintain - meaning you can trust us to do the right thing FOR YOU without ever having to worry about feeling like "this is just another transaction for them." Integrity in business and in life is a MUST for our Team and we hope it is for our clients as well. Above all else, you want RESULTS. Our Listings sell in just 32 days (vs. 55 days market-wide) and they capture 98% of the asking price (vs. 96.5% market-wide) Our Buyers save money not just because we are highly-skilled negotiators, but also because we have strategic relationships with Lenders, Attorneys, Inspectors, Appraisers, Contractors, etc. to ensure you're paying less money and receiving more value for similar services offered by other Realtors. Brian lives in Mt. Pleasant with his wife Julie, their daughter Ellie and their son Nolan. Aside from running his business Brian enjoys spending time on the water fishing and boating, going to the beach, staying in shape, eating (Charleston is a mecca for awesome food), and spending time with family and friends. Hire Brian and his Team not just for the long list of accomplishments and level of experience but also for their passion for customer service and exceptional work ethic.

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"Brian, was assigned to help us as a buyer's agent when we chose to buy a home through a specific bui..."

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69
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Billy Simons
Trident Real Estate
About Billy

I love the Lowcountry. I was born and raised here so I know just about every inch, from Mount Pleasant to Summerville, from Charleston to Goose Creek and points in between. I think there is no better place to live. As a local, I know the neighborhoods very well and I can guide you to the right house in a neighborhood that will suit your personality. I can also point out a great place for dinner, show you where the parks are and give you information about the schools. Tell me what your ideal home would be and I’ll know where to find it. Finding the right home is the easy part. As a real estate professional, I’ll work with you every step of the way, from making an offer to signing the closing papers. It’s my job to make this process easy for you. I am a skilled negotiator and experienced in foreclosures and short sales as well as new home sales. We are a true family business. My son Billy and I are both very knowledgeable about real estate and the Lowcountry. We are members of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the South Carolina Association of Realtors. I live in Park Circle, a classic North Charleston neighborhood, with my wife Darlene. We enjoy the area and spending time with our four children and Nine grandchildren.I’m the local guy, the one who has been here forever.

Single Family Home Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 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.

Townhome Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
23
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Karla Leahy
ENGEL & VÖLKERS Charleston
About Karla

I am an experienced sales person with over 28 years in the service industry. I specialize in residential, investment and relocation properties to include waterfront, luxury, and new construction in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties. With the ever changing market place, continuing education is crucial. I have received the following accreditations and certifications to meet sellers and buyers demands in this diverse market. Accredited staging professional from Stagedhomes.com Loss Mitigation Specialist specializing in the unique needs for purchasing and selling REO, bank owned, short sales Buying and selling real estate at Auctions Property Management for assisting renters and investors 1031 exchange or Like-Kind Exchange Relocation Specialist for both buyers moving into the area and those leaving the area I grew up in Oakton, VA, a suburb of Washington D.C. I obtained a Culinary Degree from Johnson & Wales University and a Master’s Degree in Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism/Management at the University of South Carolina. For eight years I worked at the prestigious Kiawah Island Country Club in Club Management and as their Corporate Recruiter and Trainer. In 2004, my husband, Dan Leahy, formed DJL Appraisals, Inc. where I manage the day to day operations and combine my appraisal knowledge with my Real Estate career. My husband and I are very proud parents of Katelyn and Margaret.

Condo Transactions
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Townhome Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Amy Henderson
Carolina One Real Estate
About Amy

As a transplant from Indiana to Charleston in 1994, right away I found a deep love for the history, charm and culture of the Lowcountry. I live in the West Ashley area of Charleston with my lovable Beagle/Pug mix, Sanka and her brother, a Beagle/Bluetick Coonhound mix. I enjoy tennis, yoga, kayaking, baking and college football. I approach both life and work with sincerity, honesty, and compassion. To me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client fall in love for the first time with his or her new home. For the past fifteen years, I have been helping people buy and sell homes. With a background in customer service and banking, I have a thorough understanding of the real estate market and know what it takes to champion a client's needs. Whether you're purchasing your first home or selling your dream home, I can help you price property, negotiate contracts, qualify buyers, acquire financing, find contractors, home inspectors and more. I'm never too busy for your questions and I look forward to listening...

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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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  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Ed Hunnicutt
Carolina One Real Estate
About Ed

Ed Hunnicutt is a real estate agent with Carolina One Real Estate. Ed focuses on properties located in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, SC. No one who’s familiar with Ed is surprised that he’s just as passionate about his real estate career as he is about his family and music. He has been selling real estate for over 23 years in the Charleston area and has built a team of highly qualified and talented individuals. The Ed Hunnicutt Real Estate Team works hard for their clients and also their community. - See more at: www.edhunnicutt.com

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Find your perfect real estate agent in James Island

Why you need a top real estate agent in James Island, SC

In James Island, homes sit on the market an average of 76 days, and sell for 95.9% of the list price. Having a top agent by your side can save you serious time and money. The top 3% of James Island agents move homes off the market in 43 days, and get better price results: Buyers get 8.5% knocked off the list price, and sellers get 3.0% more than their list price.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller’s agents in James Island sell 1.8x more homes, and close 1.4x quicker. With a top agent by your side, you’ll save $10,949 more than with an average agent.

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Top Buyer's Agents

The top 3% James Island buyer's agents buy 1.8x more homes in the same area and save $51,683 on their clients' home purchases. That's 60.9% more savings than the average home sale!

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Homes Purchased / Yr

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Find top real estate agents in cities near James Island, SC

Charleston

Active Agents1,727
Time on Market82
Avg. Sale Price$328,800

Summerville

Active Agents1,418
Time on Market67
Avg. Sale Price$236,316

Mount Pleasant

Active Agents1,407
Time on Market92
Avg. Sale Price$475,000

Goose Creek

Active Agents1,065
Time on Market73
Avg. Sale Price$250,060

North Charleston

Active Agents1,431
Time on Market65
Avg. Sale Price$218,700

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 James Island?
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 James Island?
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 James Island, SC.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in James Island?
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 James Island 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 James Island 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 James Island?
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 James Island real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in James Island to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare James Island 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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