Meet Lyles Geer

A downtown Charleston native, Lyles is not only considered a top broker on the peninsula, but a real estate leader for the whole Charleston market.

For more than a decade, he has been a top producer, selling more than a hundred homes – over $130 million worth – with William Means. He is now the fourth owner of the company.

Well recognized for his local connections and work ethic, Lyles has helped weave William Means into the fabric of Charleston and elevated its business affairs through strategic management and dynamic leadership. He attributes the firm’s successes to its true client-first mentality.

Lyles and his wife Katie (owner of local art gallery Meyer Vogl Gallery) are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Mae and Elliott. The couple lives downtown and were recently awarded the Preservation Society’s Carolopolis Award for the restoration of their historic 1920s-era home.

A graduate of Charleston’s Porter-Gaud School, Lyles attended Southern Methodist University, where he studied economics. He then worked as a financial analyst in New York City before returning home.

A firm believer in giving back, Lyles is a board member of The Gibbes Museum of Art’s Society 1858, and he contributes to the MUSC Children’s Hospital with every sale.

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What is your favorite part about Charleston?

There's something about Charleston. My wife and I both grew up here, and we often talk about how, even though we left Charleston in our 20s, we knew in our hearts that we couldn't stay away for too long. Yes, our families are here, and yes, it feels like home. But when you're away from Charleston, you also yearn for the salty creeks and fresh seafood and running into old friends in the grocery store and the exciting buzz of a city that's growing. I am so happy to be raising my own children in this dynamic city now.

What do you think sets you apart as an agent?

I was born and raised here in Charleston, and I spent my childhood riding my bike around downtown and fishing in the creeks of Isle of Palms. I know and love this city like it's a family member, a lifelong friend. Growing up here instilled an enthusiasm for Charleston architecture, for its waterways, and for discovering its hidden gems. Charleston real estate is my passion; I can't imagine doing anything else. In addition, my drive to provide first-rate service is innate. I constantly reevaluate how to improve my client's experience when selling or buying a home.

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

Integrity. Integrity comes first in everything we do. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by agents and staff who value honesty and dependability above all else. This ethos is why we have been in business since 1933, and it's why coming into the office every day feels like coming home. We're a small boutique firm, and I trust and rely on every single member of the William Means team. Integrity is our foundation for serving clients and for being Charleston's leading boutique real estate company.


  • Lyles got a contract out of the first showing. Wow. The buyer ended up going another way. Oh no. Lyles told us not to worry showed the house again the next day. That showing got another offer and they bought our house. Amazing. He is steeped in this market and a natural at showing the real benefits of historic properties here in charleston. We were absolutely thrilled with Lyles and would hire him again tomorrow. - Jennifer & Brady

  • Lyles was a pleasure to work with throughout the buying process. He knows downtown Charleston extremely well and never tired of showing us homes. We enjoyed his energy and enthusiasm. We would definitely use him again on the buying or selling side of any transaction in Charleston. - Susan & Steve

  • What I appreciated about Lyles was his true professionalism and unparalleled diligence. He never sugar-coated the problems with the house (which had been badly neglected) and was strictly honest about what we were taking on. He also put us in contact with a contractor who turned out to be exceptional. We can't say enough about Lyles and his work ethic and integrity! We give him the highest possible rating across the board! - Monica & Dave

  • The most important attributes Lyles demonstrated to us are honesty and integrity, thorough knowledge of the South of Broad market place, nearly immediate availability and clear and immediate understanding of any arising issue, and superior communication skills. He exudes confidence and optimism and is tenacious in closing the deal. He was expert in showcasing the positive attributes of our home and has a vast network of contacts. His ability to thoroughly explain legalistic contractual matters was also demonstrated to us. Our strong recommendation comes with absolutely no hesitation. - Dr. Richard Smith



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    26 Church Street
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    148 Coming Street
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    904 Middle Street
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    4070 Blackmoor Street
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    31 Savage Street
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    43 Dereef Court
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    28 Rutledge Avenue
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    28 Rutledge Avenue
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    31 E Battery Street
  • $400,000
    11 Beverly Road
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    9 Yeadon Avenue
  • $913,696
    1039 Bulow Point Road
  • $2,400,000
    200 Hibben Street
  • $885,000
    279 Beresford Creek Street
  • $577,500
    583 White Chapel Circle
  • $4,700,000
    10 King Street
  • $1,561,362
    3 Motley Lane
  • $1,320,000
    36 Elliott Street
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    3612 Beachcomber Run
  • $460,000
    150 Bee Street
  • $441,500
    129 Beaufain Street
  • $837,150
    204 Congress Street
  • $2,150,000
    105 Friend Street
  • $935,000
    5 Coming Street