Driven by Excellence
Home is the doorway marked with the penciled lines of children growing. It’s the porch bathed in sunlight and hundreds of mornings of making coffee and plans. Neighbors as close as family. A school where your children flourish. A backyard that doubles as a football field.
We know what it means to call the Lowcountry home. And it’s our mission to help you call it home, too.
We are William Means
We know more than the Lowcountry streets – we know the secret gardens. We know more than the history – we know the legends. We know more than the beaches – we know the rhythm of the tides. We know more than the schools, churches, and social events – we know the way of life. Our encyclopedic knowledge of the Lowcountry is inspired by our sheer love of it – and a passion to share it with you. It’s why we pour every ounce of energy into understanding your wants, needs, and dreams. It’s why we build relationships, not databases. It’s why we treat everyone like a neighbor, because it’s our intention that one day you will be.
Driven by Experience
Since 1933, we’ve understood that what we do isn’t a job, it’s our calling.
We’d be honored to help you call the Lowcountry home.
William Means Real Estate
We are one of the oldest real estate companies in Charleston. In 1933, William Means founded the company and in 1985 Helen Geer joined the firm. She took over from Mr. Hutson as Owner and Broker-In-Charge in 1999. William Means operated under her leadership until 2021 at which point her son, Lyles Geer, was named President and Broker-in-Charge.
In 1997, William Means Real Estate became an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. This partnership affirmed our long-standing record of first-rate service and extended our reach to luxury markets all over the world.
We're Just Getting Started
In 2006, we opened an office East of the Cooper in order to better serve our clients buying and selling in Mount Pleasant, Sullivans Island, and Isle of Palms.
In 2009, we extended our representation of fine homes in the award-winning I’On neighborhood.
Today, William Means Real Estate has two office locations Downtown Charleston and I’On neighborhood.
How Are We Better
At William Means, we are committed to understanding client needs and are dedicated to providing knowledgeable service that begins from the moment you engage William Means. The unparalleled level of service we provide is viewed as the beginning of a long-term, prosperous relationship that continues long after closing.
Christie'sYOU KNOW THE NAME
We’ve been hand selected by Christies International Real Estate — a renowned brand specialized in marketing fine properties to discerning local and global buyers.
KnowledgeMANY CLAIM IT, FEW HAVE IT
Just unlocking the door is not enough. Our expertise provides you with confidence to make the right decisions. We don’t just give the easiest answer; we give the most informed one.
ServiceYES, IT STILL EXISTS
Expect more from William Means— we do. Anyone can tell you what you want to hear; William Means does what you need.
Locally EstablishedSINCE 1933 – THAT’S A LONG TIME
Trust is never purchased—always earned. William Means’ longevity testifies to our core fundamentals of integrity and service.
SuccessIT’S NOT ALL TALK
Success is not always measured in numbers. For us, the true meaning of success is a satisfied client. (We also have the numbers)
SupportEVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS
Real estate is no longer simple. It takes a seasoned staff to deliver essential information, timely assistance and marketing know-how. After all, this is the most important sale of your life.
RelationshipsYOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS
We are rooted in our communities and connect you with the best—from financing to handymen. It all starts with a contract and matures with a closing. After that, you’re part of the family.
MarketingCONSTANTLY EVOLVING; JUST LIKE US
Perception is reality. We make sure your home is presented at the highest level from every angle. From old-fashioned word-of-mouth to the latest internet tech; we got you covered.
IntegrityDOING WHAT IS RIGHT
At William Means, this principle is unwavering. It’s the core of how we treat people and what we do.