Helen Geer

In her first year of real estate, Helen Lyles Geer was successful in selling 35 homes. The following year, Helen moved to the Lowcountry and was top producer on Seabrook Island three out of her first five years.

After joining William Means Real Estate, Helen became the firm’s third owner and named Broker-In-Charge in 1999. She was a true visionary in the Charleston real estate world, purchasing the firm’s historic Broad Street location and later expanding East of the Cooper to its I’On neighborhood office. Over the years, Helen exemplified a true appreciation for the evolving landscape of real estate, all while ranking as a top Charleston agent with more than $434M in home sales.

William Means operated under her devoted and unparalleled leadership until 2021 at which point her son, Lyles Geer, transitioned into President and Broker-in-Charge. Now almost 50 years after beginning her career, she continues to assist clients throughout Charleston and consult on the firm’s business decisions as an Executive Broker with William Means.

An aggressive leader in business and active 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; on the Board of the Episcopal Church Women at St. Philip's Church; on the Board of Trustees of the Historic Charleston Foundation and the Church Street Historic Foundation. She also served on the Christie's International Real Estate Advisory Board for many years.


  • Helen Geer is not only extremely knowledgeable about housing in the greater Charleston area but she is also an absolute pleasure to work with. She has become a valued member of our "professional recruitment team" in assisting new colleagues that we are trying to attract to the Medical University. She is very professional and effective in this regard, and we have recommended her to many personal friends who have moved to the area as well.
    - Nancy & Vin

  • Helen is the best! I understand why she is so highly thought of in the community. You hear this every time you mention her name. She handled every aspect of the process with great knowledge, integrity, and is a wealth of information for recommending the most reputable people work with to maintain your house after the fact. Thank you Helen!
    - Jim & Nancy G.

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If you could live anywhere, or have a second home in Charleston where would it be and why?

Historic Charleston. For over 40 years I have lived on the peninsula. To this day, I can walk and still see new architectural details ,enjoy the sea breeze and say hello to friends and visitors.

What do you think sets you apart as an agent?

My integrity is the most important thing to me. I have sold some of the most significant properties in the Charleston area and have a great depth of knowledge and experience. I am also very involved with the community and give back to a city that has been so wonderful to me.

How do you feel William Means sets itself apart as a real estate company?

As the third owner of William Means Real Estate, it is a privilege to carry forward a great company both from the personal aspect and technological prospective. Keeping up with the market and the technology is imperative. Without a doubt, my associates and staff at William Means are the best and do everything they can to help our clients.

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  • $8,600,000
    47 E Bay Street
  • $2,895,000
    65 Legare Street
  • $3,535,000
    45 E Bay Street Unit C
  • $5,015,000
    24 Church Street
  • $3,500,000
    9 Price's Alley
  • $2,947,500
    131 Live Oak Drive
  • $2,694,500
    4009 Cameron Boulevard
  • $3,685,000
    47 Church Street
  • $3,490,000
    22 King Street
  • $1,350,000
    3 Chisolm Street Unit 104
  • $3,550,000
    6 Legare Street
  • $1,900,000
    67 Robert Mills Circle
  • $1,594,000
    59 1/2 S Battery Street
  • $3,000,000
    135 S Battery
  • $3,675,000
    26 Church Street
  • $718,000
    1478 Wando Landing Street
  • $1,100,000
    1561 Spinnaker Lane
  • $1,600,000
    104 Rutledge Avenue
  • $1,400,000
    1952 Long Creek Road
  • $778,000
    112 Chadwick Drive
  • $1,135,000
    42 Montagu Street
  • $2,200,000
    21 Lamboll Street
  • $1,170,000
    143 Queen Street
  • $1,015,000
    83-A Church Street