Helen Lyles Geer
A real estate broker since 1973, Helen Lyles Geer sold 35 houses her first year in real estate. The following year Helen moved to the Lowcountry and was a million-dollar producer in Charleston and on Seabrook Island. Helen was the top producer for the last three of her five years on Seabrook. After taking a six-year hiatus, Helen re-entered the real estate world at William Means. She has been the broker-in-charge since 1993.
An aggressive leader in business and in the community, Helen has been past President of the Junior League of Charleston, on the Women's Council at the Gibbes Museum of Art, an Ambassador for the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, on the board of MUSC Children's Hospital and on the Board of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) at St. Philip's Church. She currently serves on the Christie's International Real Estate Advisory Board and on the Board of Trustees of the Historic Charleston Foundation.
Sales Director & East Cooper Broker-In-Charge
Drew Grossklaus is the William Means' East Cooper Director of Sales. Drew brings a wealth of strategic sales, marketing, creative and analytical talent to the East Cooper team, drawing on more than 7 years of real estate and development sales, marketing, advertising, and promotions experience.
As Director of Sales and Marketing for the I'On Group, Drew was instrumental in closing over $350 million in residential homesite and home sales, providing direction and strategy to the sales agents, support staff, investors and owners. In addition to his sales and marketing roles at the I'On Group, he was actively involved with the relations and management of the I'On Builder's Guild. Under Drew's management, I'On won numerous PRISM (Professional Results in Sales and Marketing) awards from the Charleston Trident Homebuilders Association and was nominated for Marketer of Year by the Charleston American Marketing Association.
Prior to joining the I'On Group, Drew was Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Family Circle Cup and Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island. Drew created, planned and implemented all aspects of marketing, public relations for both the Tier 1 Professional Tennis Tournament and the Tennis Center. He also managed client services for members, vendors and top professional women's tennis players.
Drew is a licensed real estate agent, member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors and a REALTOR®. He is also a member of the Charleston Young Professionals, Charleston Advertising Federation, and Charleston American Marketing Association.
Drew graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Accounting and received a Master's degree from Western Illinois University. He resides in Mount Pleasant.
Office: 843-577-6651 x721
A native of Atlanta - but with extensive family connections in the Lowcountry - Andrew Jones knew at an early age that one day Charleston would become his permanent home.
Before beginning his career in real estate, Andy served as Managing Director at one of Wall Street's largest firms. During his 20 years on Wall Street, his responsibilities were ever increasing, including Global Marketing Director and Consultant on the Board level to dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Andy helped coordinate the defense strategies of numerous corporations that were subject to hostile takeovers in the 1980s and 1990s, including Gillette, among many. He was recognized in Who's Who in America, and was frequently quoted in top news publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today & World Reports.
Despite a lucrative career, Andy chose to take an early retirement and spend several years at his home in Normandy, France, where he continues to maintain extensive contacts. Since joining William Means Real Estate in 1999, Andy has experienced great success in applying his negotiating skills to the real estate market. During his fifteen years in the industry, Andy has listed and sold some of the most distinguished properties in Charleston. He has represented clients from throughout the country find or sell their homes in Charleston. Andy recently represented members of a European royal family in the sale of their property. As a top producer, Andy has sold in excess of $60 million dollars in real estate and has been honored by being named to the Realtors of Distinction on multiple occasions.
Office: 843-577-6651 x733
A former President and owner of Joseph P. Riley Realty, Inc., Charlotte brings with her twenty three years of real estate experience. In addition to being a member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, Charlotte is a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church and is a sustainer of the Junior League of Charleston. She has been a member of the Charleston Rotary Club and has served on the boards of Crisis Ministries, Horizon House, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Charlotte has also been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and Clark Academy.
Doug began his business career in cable television where he held positions in marketing and finance with Cox Broadcasting and Turner Broadcasting. He was Director of Marketing for Cox Cable and for Cable News Network where he was on the team responsible for the introduction and distribution of CNN. He later developed and sold independent cable television systems in the rural southeast, including Johns Island and Edisto Beach.
Doug has always been drawn to land and environmentally significant properties. He began his real estate career in 1989 as the General Partner for Martins Point Plantation, a 900 acre conservation community on Wadmalaw Island, SC. In 1990, he formed a partnership to purchase 1,300 acres on Anderson Creek, an unspoiled trout stream, 80 miles north of Atlanta next to the Chattahoochee National Forest and just over the ridge from the Appalachian Trail. He and other conservation-minded owners now own more than 5,000 acres in the Anderson Creek Watershed. In 2002, he started Anderson Creek Retreat, a conservation community on more than 1,000 acres. Each of his communities is designed for an active outdoor lifestyle with trails, parks, historic sites, and wildlife habitat protected by conservation easements.
Doug is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has his MBA from Emory University. He currently lives at Martins Point Plantation with his wife of over 40 years, Susan. He enjoys spending time with his three children and their first grandchild.
Dylan grew up in St. Simons Island and attended The College of Charleston where he graduated with a BA in business with a concentration in finance. Dylan chose real estate as a profession because it allowed him to combine his appreciation of preserving historic architecture and beauty with his business and financial education.
Dylan's real estate career began at the residential community of Hibben in Mount Pleasant, where he served as the on-site sales agent, as well as marketing and development coordinator for over three years. In those three years, Dylan successfully sold over 75 homes and helped develop and sell over 100 residential lots. During that time he was also recognized as a Realtor of Distinction and gained extensive knowledge of real estate marketing.
Dylan's appreciation for Charleston architecture and real estate encouraged him to become a licensed contractor. After obtaining his license, he went on to build/renovate several custom and historic homes in Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston. Through this process he gained imperative experience with the downtown Board of Zoning and Board of Architectural Review. In 2007, Dylan's personal home was nominated for the Carolopolis Award, which is awarded for historic renovations representing an excellence in preservation.
As a boating enthusiast, Dylan has been involved in the sailing community for over six years and enjoys weekend races on Charleston Harbor. If not on the water, Dylan can be found flying overhead with his father gaining hours for his pilot's license.
Dylan is an active member in the realtor community and Habitat for Humanity. He enjoys trips to the Bahamas and overseas, but nothing compares to his home, the city of Charleston.
E. Cuyler Applegate, II
Cuyler Applegate's enthusiasm and appreciation for the Lowcountry comes from his Charleston roots. He grew up here and has lived in Charleston for most of his life. After graduating from the Taft School in Connecticut, Cuyler spent a year abroad studying Business Management and International Relations at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Cuyler returned to the area and finished his degree at the College of Charleston. Upon graduation, he worked as a recovery auditor for several years before leaving to earn his Masters Degree in Business from The Citadel's College of Graduate Studies.
In 2006, Cuyler began his real estate career. As an active agent in both the commercial and residential markets, he has experience working through zoning issues, variances and land easements. Cuyler also has a strong understanding of the historical nature of Charleston properties, having worked through the approval process with the Board of Architectural Review (BAR), Historic Charleston Foundation and the Preservation Society. These experiences ' combined with his insight and knowledge of home buying and selling ' enable Cuyler to help you with any of your real estate needs.
I guess I could have been chef in a small bistro somewhere, or a gallery owner with my passion for art, or maybe even a landscape architect. All of those careers would have appealed to me but I found myself fascinated with houses. How they are built, who designed them, their history, who lives in them, how they are decorated and, most of all, how the families live in them. Going into someone’s home is like opening a present to see the surprise inside. It is amazing how unique each home is and how differently one family lives than another.
I feel a sense of pride when entrusted with the buying or selling process of my client’s most valuable asset.
I truly love what I do; helping couples find that perfect place to start a family, finding a family a larger home now that their children are teenagers, or my specialty, helping couples my age transition into the next stage of their lives. All of it gives me a deep sense of satisfaction.
I have found Charleston to be the perfect setting for my career. I don’t think there is anything I don’t like about Charleston. It’s a great place to raise a family, pursue a career, build a business, or simply retire to the beach or golf course.
With over thirty years experience in real estate, I joined William Means in March of 2004 in search of an experienced team of like minded professionals. My fellow agents at William Means are people I am proud to work with. Our affiliation with Christie’s International gives me the support and resources I need to offer the very best service to my clients. I have been involved in luxury real estate throughout my career and have established a group of clients who recommend me to their friends and family.
My list of sold properties ranges from Lowndes Grove Plantation that sold in 2007 for $6,500,000 to a small duplex on Duncan Street with a sales price of $325,000. I have closed 44 properties since March of 2004, for a total of $43,000,000 with an average sales price of over $1,000,000.
Don’t get me wrong, I still dabble with my art and can turn out a pretty good meal, but, it’s pretty clear to me that I’m much better at selling Charleston real estate.
George graduated from the University of Richmond with degrees in Political Science and Business, and he began his career as a trader of government securities in cash and futures markets. He enjoyed the challenge and fast pace of the securities brokerage, but another opportunity beckoned.
An interview with Helen Geer, the broker-in-charge of William Means Real Estate, convinced him that real estate was the field for him, and that William Means was the perfect place to pursue it.
George grew up in Charleston, one of the most important and diverse historic districts in North America, and he knows it well. Like many Charlestonians, his experience is first-hand; he has stayed over in these houses with friends, attended parties on the verandahs, swam in the pools, and played touch football in the gardens.
George found in short order that the disciplines of analyzing, valuing, and promoting historic properties were as rigorous and rewarding as Helen had described. His knowledge of the market served him well. In his first year with William Means he brokered the transaction of one of the highest price per square foot residences in downtown Charleston.
George and his fellow brokers at William Means experience the privilege of working with fine historic structures on a daily basis. It is certain that all of them would agree with Clem Conger, former Curator of the White House Collections, who often told visiting dignitaries that if there were just one place in America that they could see besides Washington, it should be Charleston.
2011 REALTOR® of Distinction
Georgia Bell is a known hard worker - among many honors and awards, she has been named a REALTOR® of Distinction by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors for the past 7 years. She also earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative and Seniors Real Estate Specialist credentials. Georgia is an expert in the Charleston area real estate market and it's her desire to be your number one source for the important information you need.
Georgia graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in English Literature and Humanities and also attended Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. She has three wonderful daughters of whom she is very proud, and a toy poodle named "Sir Tater Tot," who is lovingly called "Spud."
Georgia is also active in the community, having served on the Vestry of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, on the Parents Council of the College of Charleston, and on the board of the Chisolm Street Homeowner's Association. She is also an active member of the Charleston Chamber Music Society, The English Speaking Union, the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Preservation Society and the choir at St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
Over 8 years ago, when we were just beginning to explore the real estate market in Charleston, we met Georgia Bell at a condo open house we happened upon. Since then, with her assistance, we've purchased 2 properties for personal use in the Low Country.
We do not live in South Carolina, so it was important that we be working with an agent who could handle those extra demands. Georgia always found time for us when we came to town, patiently listened to what we were looking for, shared information about properties that piqued our interest, and secured appointments for the ones we wanted to see.
It didn't matter that our "dream home" kept changing - condo vs. detached, in town vs. suburban, historic district vs. waterfront. Georgia was patient through it all, offered opinions when asked, and took the time to get to know us so she could better help us find the perfect place. And after we found it, Georgia was right there through the offering process, due diligence, inspections, and closing. Every question and concern was addressed and answered and there were no surprises at closing.
Georgia is the consummate real estate professional. She knows the Low Country market inside and out and knows the people to call to get things done. She has boundless energy and patience and no request is too much to ask. Georgia is truly interested in each and every client - she listens to what they say, makes herself available, and helps make the whole process less stressful and scary. Georgia is a wonderful ambassador for Charleston and we would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone considering buying real estate in the Low Country.
-Mrs. Scott Williams
Leslie believes in the importance of finding the perfect home to suit each of her clients. Whether it is your first home, second home, or a retirement home, she will listen to your goals and work tirelessly to assist you. Utilizing her 14 years of experience in the legal field combined with her 4 years as a top producing real estate agent she works hard to achieve the most beneficial outcomes for her clients. Recognized for her achievements in 2010 she was top sales agent at her previous firm.
Leslie knows what it is like to move, having relocated to Mount Pleasant with her family of 5. She understands how crucial it is to find good schools for your children with her children attending elementary school, middle school and high school. She knows the value of a good neighborhood in a prime location to enjoy all the wonderful amenities and rich history of the Lowcountry.
Leslie loves living in Mount Pleasant, centrally located 6 miles from the Isle of Palms and 10 miles to Charleston. She enjoys the outdoors and when she is not assisting clients you can find her on the beach right down from the hot dog stand at the Isle of Palms.
Martha Freshley is known for personal service. She listens carefully and searches for the right property that suites her clients’ needs and values. She also has extensive experience relocating families to the Charleston area and has sold from Mount Pleasant to Edisto. When you list your home with Martha, she forms a custom “selling plan” that covers everything from marketing down to staging your home to sell. Accentuating the positive aspects of any home is truly Martha’s specialty.
Originally from Georgia, Martha grew up working for her family’s jewelry store and visiting the beaches of South Carolina. She often wondered why she ever had to go home, so in 2005 she permanently relocated and is now settled in the Old Village. She currently resides with her husband and four children. She enjoys playing bridge, reading, walking, gardening, and tennis. She is also an active member of St. Philips Church and the ECW, the National Society of Colonial Dames, and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Charleston.
Mary deS. Cutler
Office: 843-577-6651 x727
A native Charlestonian, Mary deSaussure Cutler has a wonderful appreciation for this beautiful city. Extremely committed to her beloved Charleston, Mary is involved in many, diverse organizations. Some of which include: vice-President of the Charlestowne Neighborhood Association, Tourism Commission, Association for Blind Board of Directors, Junior League of Charleston, Charleston Day School, Past Board Member of the Ladies Benevolent Society and National Society of Colonial Dames. She is as dedicated to the real estate business as to her community involvement.
“By God Woodrow, it ain’t dying I’m talking about – it’s living.” As the credits rolled following the epic saga of Lonesome Dove, these words would be forever engraved on McLain’s heart. Armed with this adage, he spent his youth paddling whitewater in Utah, ranching in Colorado and guiding hikes in the mountains of New Mexico. He’s done a lot of living. Born in Tallahassee, Florida but completely enamored with Charleston, his travels ended here.
As a graduate of Clemson University, McLain decided to throw his biology degree to the wind, and pursue a more relational industry. With a quick smile and genuine manner, he joined the Bear Lake Reserve sales team in the mountains of North Carolina where he excelled in resort real estate sales. In his time at Bear Lake he was responsible for 29.4% of developer sales on a seven member team, twice his share.
While he prefers general real estate to developer sales for its lasting client relationships, his experience at Bear Lake sets him apart in our market – McLain is a trained prospector who relies on consistent pursuit of new leads and unmatched follow-up to sell your home. “Sit and hope” is not part of his plan.
Living in Charleston has always been a dream for Meghan Webster. Visits to the Lowcountry were an annual summer tradition. Following several years working in the legal and banking industry in Pittsburgh and Boston, Meghan and her husband decided to put cold winters behind them and call Charleston home.
Prior to joining William Means, Meghan worked for US Trust, Bank of America’s private wealth management group. She decided to follow her true passion, blending her love of residential architecture and design. Meghan loves walking into a home and helping her clients imagine the possibilities. And even more, she loves making those possibilities a reality by working tirelessly on her clients’ behalf.
Meghan received both her undergraduate and Law degrees from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a member of the South Carolina Bar and a Certified Mediator.
Meghan is passionate about the environment and appreciates all things outdoors so much so she founded an eco-friendly line of children’s clothing when her oldest daughter was born. She also is a big proponent of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as a Team in Training participant.
She lives East of the Cooper with her husband, two young daughters and yellow lab. When not busy at home with her family, she can be found running, biking or kayaking.
A native of Mobile, Michelle McQuillan brings a dynamic background to real estate. After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Michelle spent 9 years in Asia as a journalist. She wrote for several Japanese and American newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Variety, and The International Herald Tribune, before ultimately becoming the Japan Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Eager to return to the U.S., Michelle moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband Mark to start a family. She soon launched her own high-end children's clothing store, a highly successful venture that she sold in order to relocate to Charleston. Michelle dove into Charleston real estate with all the same zeal, her energy and professionalism making her a natural for success. In only her second year in the business, she was honored with REALTOR® of Distinction status, placing her among the top 4% of REALTORS® in the Charleston area and was also awarded membership in the East Cooper Top Producers Club.
For the past nine plus years, Michelle has lived with her husband and two children in the I'On community of Mt. Pleasant. She has consistently been a top selling agent in this award-winning new urbanism community, with over $31 million in sales in the I'On neighborhood alone since 2006. She is active in her children’s schools and has been on the boards of several organizations, including most recently as treasurer for the LTP Swim Racing Club.
Michelle’s enthusiasm for meeting the needs of her clients and her tireless effort to negotiate the best deal, even in the most difficult of circumstances, has earned her the respect of clients and friends alike who often recommend her to others.
Office: 843-577-6651 x735
As one of the top producing agents in Charleston, and a recipient of the Realtor of Distinction award numerous times, Mona Kalinsky specializes in the exclusive residential markets surrounding the area in a city she calls home.
Mona brings a wealth of business and financial experience to her real estate career that has helped her negotiate complex deals that others may have thought impossible. Armed with a law degree and years of experience in transactional law, she has helped her clients achieve the outcomes they seek.
As a leader in the real estate profession and the community, Mona has taken her passion for “doing good” to new heights, and has decided to “give back” a portion of each earned commission to a cause that can make a difference in the lives of others, the Lowcountry Food Bank. Mona understands that we all depend on one another, and she is eager to do her part to help improve the lives of others.
In her spare time, Mona serves on the boards and committees of several charitable organizations, enjoys being a “mom” to three children, and loves to jog, travel, and sink into a really good book.
Soon after graduating from Queens University in Charlotte, NC, I was encouraged by Marilyn Hartley to obtain my real estate license and come to work for her part time. For the next 23 years, I worked for Marilyn whenever I lived in Charlotte.
Although my primary focus was to raise my sons and support my husband, I have always maintained an active real estate license. I’ve assisted friends and acquaintances to find their houses (as well as moving myself a dozen times). It gave me a thrill to help someone make their most important investment, and I took pride in finding them the perfect house. I further found the renovation of my own homes aided me in assisting others in their home search. These experiences enabled me to offer suggestions for improvements that would turn a house they really liked into the home they were seeking.
In North Carolina, I was actively involved in my communities and churches. In addition to all the schools my boys attended, some of my favorite causes were Lincolnton Cultural Center, The Mint Museum of Charlotte and The Children's Theater of Charlotte. I was a member at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church, St Paul’s Episcopal Church and Christ Episcopal Church.
I grew up in Greensboro, NC with my parents and a younger brother. Both of my parents are still living there. My brother and his family live in Charlotte NC as does my adult son who followed my footsteps into the real estate industry and sells industrial commercial real estate. I currently reside in Mount Pleasant with my husband and my two pugs.
Phil Gardner has a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from New York University and is a thirty-five year veteran of the international shipping business. Phil and his wife Barbara moved to Charleston from Bedford, N.Y. and have resided in the Historic district for the past fourteen years. Phil is an avid golfer and plays at Sankaty Head near his summer home on Nantucket Island . You'll also find him on the course at the Country Club of Charleston, where he is a member of the Board and Chairman of the Membership Committee.
Born and raised in Beaufort, SC, Randy was exposed to a life on the water, even obtaining a commercial fishing license in the 8th grade so that he could pull crab pots on Battery Creek. He attributes his later skills as a Navy pilot with having made life or death decisions on the water as a kid. At Clemson University, Randy was selected to manage the most demanding and difficult organization on campus, The Central Dance Association, contracting the best entertainment in Clemson’s history, including Bob Hope. In addition, he was a cheerleader and member of Tiger Brotherhood.
Randy served as a Navy pilot flying the A6-E Intruder, TF-9J Cougar, TA-4J Skyhawk, and T2C. He has flown over 2300 hours in jets, with almost 300 carrier landings (90 at night). He served as a physician and nurse recruiter and later as Director of Operations, Naval Reserve Recruiting Command and retired in 1997 as a Captain.
Randy is the author of a children’s book series, the first of which is The Legend of the Putter Frog of Frogmore, SC, which was selected to be in the PGA Championship players’ gift bag at Kiawah, August 2012.
Randy started his real estate career part-time in New Orleans with Century 21 Richard Berry & Associates, standing in for other agents on weekends during open houses. Later, as manager of Beaufort Realty Company in Beaufort, SC, he gained more experience in selling historic homes, waterfront and commercial property. From 2002 to 2010 he was the Broker in Charge and owner of Paul Bazemore Realty & Associates. He now resides in Hollywood, SC with his wife, Wanda, who is the Associate Director for Development and Director of Major Events for MUSC Children's Hospital.
An avid wildlife enthusiast and accomplished sculptor, Bob is the company's liaison for plantations and country properties in the surrounding Charleston areas. He is presently the Chairman for the Cooper, Ashley, Wando, Stono Rivers (CAWS) Forces Area and an elder for Dorchester Presbyterian Church. Bob has also served as a past board member for the South Carolina Wildlife Federation and for Medway Environmental Trust. Other past accomplishments include: Associate Commissioner for Berkeley County, President of Lord Berkeley County Conservation Trust and feature sculptor for the 1990 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.
Sallie Bennett Robinson
A Charleston native, Sallie Bennett Robinson grew up and attended school in downtown Charleston. After graduating from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, her strong interest in architecture and knowledge of all aspects of life in Charleston led her to a career in real estate. Sallie joined William Means Real Estate as a licensed Realtor in 2004.
Sallie is an active member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, the young professionals group at St. Michael's Church, the Junior League of Charleston, and the Preservation Society of Charleston. Sallie earned the GRI designation ' which is a prestigious, nationally recognized advanced training in real estate and later obtained her Broker's license in 2007. A furiously hard worker, she is completely committed to serving her clients. She continues to live in one of Charleston's historic districts with her husband.
Sally Rhett is another one of our distinguished agents who stands out for her involvement in the Charleston community. Born and raised in Charleston, Sally has been spent 26 years on various committees and boards which include serving as a past President of the Junior League of Charleston and a member of the Board of Trustees for Ashley Hall School. Other community leadership includes: Lowcountry Children's Center, Hollings Cancer Center and St. Michael's Episcopal Church.
If Experience Counts…Count on Sam Haynes.
With over thirty-five years in real estate marketing and development, Sam Haynes has spent his entire professional career in Real Estate. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and graduating from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor Degree in English, Sam’s first passion was creative writing, however, his first career post was in the Real Estate department for Shell Oil Company. Subsequently, serving as a Sr. Manager of Real Estate for McDonald’s Corporation, he was personally responsible for the development of over one hundred restaurants across the USA. He was the recipient of the company’s prestigious President’s Award for his outstanding performance.
In 1980 Sam joined the management team of Cushman &Wakefield in Los Angeles, California representing tenants in leasing office space.
Later, Sam joined The Irvine Company, one of the nation’s largest master plan developers based in Newport Beach, California, as Chief Marketing Officer. His duties included the branding and marketing the company’s numerous communities, including commercial, industrial and residential development throughout Southern California. Before relocating to Charleston, Sam concentrated on development and investment opportunities for various public and private equity groups in California, Arizona and Nevada.
As an avid golfer, Charleston and the Lowcountry is a perfect spot for Sam to not only to pursue his favorite pastime, but to continue his real estate practice. Charleston is ground zero for all that is right about living and working. It combines lifestyle, tradition and commerce as it evolves into the “place to be” in the South.
With a diverse product background in real estate investment and marketing, Sam has an intuitive understanding of “value”, which should be the principle foundation for any clients’ decision to invest or sell Charleston Real Estate. After all……Experience Counts!
Born and raised in Columbia, where she graduated from the University of South Carolina, Sara Downing moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1992. She worked as a designer at the former By the Yard, known now as GDC, and with Lord and Evans Designs completing the Ocean Front Condominiums at Folly Beach before entering the real estate field.
Sara began her real estate career with William Means in 1999, working downtown learning the nuances of the business and previewing beautiful historic homes. She left when she had the unique opportunity to sell new homes and custom-home lots in the then-emerging I’On neighborhood. She enjoyed working with the builders, developers and the design team helping the community evolve from just a handful of homes to over 700 fine residences. I’On has won national acclaim for excellence in traditional neighborhood design and remains a favorite place to work, live, shop and play. During her seven years on site Sara’s sales topped $70,000,000. Sara’s extensive familiarity with Mt. Pleasant, her experience selling a full range of new, historic and custom homes, and her eye for design win her tremendous loyalty among her clients.
Sara married her husband, Bobby Downing, in 1972. They have two children and two grandchildren. While living in Columbia, Sara was a member of the Forest Lake Country Club, Eastminster Presbyterian Church and the Junior League. In Charleston, she enjoys reading, fishing and visiting with her family at their old cottage at Land’s End, near Beaufort.
Sarah Vineyard Brush
Although originally from North Carolina, Charleston has always been a second home for Sarah Vineyard. She spent her summers on Kiawah Island and has worked in retail downtown. Upon graduating from Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, VA, Sarah attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a B.A. in History and was active in Pi Beta Phi.
Sarah now lives in the historic district downtown. Her interests include golf, history, traveling and the arts. She is a member of First Scots and a business member of the Center for Women.
A day on the water with Scott Baugh reveals his secret to happiness. His delight in the coastal lifestyle is obviously natural. He was fortunate to enjoy a glorious childhood on the coast and remain there once forging a career, first managing coastal resort sales and next creating golf course communities in the Carolinas and Mississippi. Scott then moved into real estate and worked his way up to broker-in-charge for a specialized boutique firm. Scott's experience in golf course development and exceptional accomplishments in real estate as a young executive are surprisingly insignificant to him. His deep joy comes from helping others achieve their real estate dreams.
A finance graduate of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Scott perpetually analyzes investment opportunities. Through continuous market research, careful attention to detail and perseverance in introducing people to the lifestyles they were born to lead, Scott has turned many of his clients into lifelong friends. And, his ability to discern investment value often earns repeat business.
Raised on the South Carolina coast, Scott is an avid golfer, boater and surfer. And, thanks to the persuasive guidance of his young children, is becoming quite the sand castle sculptor! He has traveled our beautiful country extensively, but brought his family to Charleston and Daniel Island because they represent the highest quality of life in America.
Susan Perry Davis
Susan Perry Davis is a Charlestonian with lowcountry roots dating back twelve generations. In 1998 she became a Real Estate Appraiser covering all of Charleston County but with special emphasis on historic properties and homes in downtown. In 2006 she made the switch to real estate sales and began her career in sales with William Means. With Susan's wealth of knowledge, education and experience, she can provide you with a market analysis and focus on value trends in the Charleston market from Broad Street to the beaches.
She has been involved in the community for many years, including work with St Philip's Church, Charleston Horticultural Society, The Huguenot Society, Master Gardeners, and National Society of Colonial Dames.
She is a graduate of Stratford College and the University of South Carolina. She and her husband, Nat Davis, have three grown sons and two grandchildren, all living in the Charleston area.
"From my first contact with Susan through the offer and closing and even afterwards she has been the consummate professional. She has been incredibly responsive to all my inquiries and requests. She has attended to every detail providing me with valuable advice and counsel each step of the way, never letting anything slip through the cracks. I've never worked with someone so on top of things and so pleasant to deal with at the same time."
-Ron Griffin, Senior VP of Hewlett-Packard Company
Tara’s 14 year real estate career has been greatly influenced by her family. As a child she was inspired by her mother’s real estate company and her father’s talent as a residential builder. These experiences have afforded her an in depth understanding of the industry and have led to a successful sales career totaling almost $40 million just in the past five years.
Tara knows the award winning I’On neighborhood intimately as a top-producing sales agent and pioneer homeowner. Throughout her career she has had the unique opportunity to work with developers, builders, architects, and designers of the neighborhood. She has truly seen I’On transform from inspirational ideas to an award-winning development. These experiences helped her win recognition in 2006 as selling several of the top ten most expensive homes in Mount Pleasant. Tara also sold the highly publicized 2009 Coastal Living Idea Cottage in I’On.
Tara is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and lives on Sullivan’s Island with her husband and their blended family of five children.
Will accelerated his residential real estate career when he was awarded the Sales Executive of the Month eight out of his first twelve months on the job in North Carolina. Following his passion for Lowcountry fishing he moved to Charleston and quickly established himself among the best in the area as he oversaw the sales and marketing division of a 300 exclusive home community in Mt. Pleasant. Will is a passionate producer – he is always keeping his clients needs and interests at heart.
As a natural leader, Will was recognized for his abilities and was awarded the esteemed Joshua Warren award for leadership and excellence in sportsmanship while playing college lacrosse. He demonstrates these skills throughout his day-to-day life and always exhibits integrity.
Will has a deep appreciation for the majestic architecture of Charleston and is a member of the Gibbes Museum of Art and The Historical Preservation Society of Charleston. He is also a member of Coastal Cyclists, Charleston Surfrider Foundation, and the head coach of a youth lacrosse team in Mt. Pleasant.