Meet Helen Butler


Helen Butler is a Charleston native who grew up on Meeting Street. She graduated from the Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y., and attended Sweet Briar College and the University of London before heading home to earn her bachelorís degree in fine arts from the College of Charleston.

Helen has a true appreciation of architecture and preservation in the downtown neighborhoods. She and her husband received the Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston for their work in renovating a home in downtown Charlestonís Harleston Village.

Helen has been a full-time, professional real estate agent for more than 25 years, specializing in the sales and marketing of homes throughout the Lowcountry. She has thorough knowledge and experience in historic Charleston, James Island, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Sullivanís Island, the Isle of Palms and Johns Island.

Helen is on the board for the Charleston Top Producersí Club, is an Accredited Buyer Representative and has earned the designation as a Realtor of Distinction year after year.

Helen and her family live on James Island are members of the Country Club of Charleston and First Scots Presbyterian Church. Her son graduated from the College of Charleston and her daughter graduated from University of South Carolina.

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What is your favorite part about Charleston?

The historic homes, churches, buildings and the beautiful beaches and waterways. I also love our local restaurants, all the cultural activities and the friendly people who live here!

What do you think sets you apart as an agent?

Buying real estate can be a lot more complex than people realize. My job is to educate buyers and help them through the process.

What is one thing you think most people donít realize when they buy real estate?

Thorough knowledge of the market, dedication to my clients to get them the best results and a strong work ethic.

Testimonials

  • Helen Butler made our house hunting a stress-free adventure. When my husband and I moved back to Charleston, we werenít exactly sure of what type of house we wanted. She was patient with us and showed us a variety of neighborhoods throughout the area, ranging from condos to large homes. As we sorted through what was on the market, Helen listened and became very familiar with what was important to us. She was on top of current listings, knew their value and found just the right opportunity for us - pictures had not been taken yet for a new listing, so she took them herself to share with us. Thanks to her vision, a renovation has transformed into our new home. She was truly a delight to work with, and most professional throughout the negotiations and closing. Helen followed through on every last detail and made it look easy. - Cynthia Coleman

  • I would highly recommend Helen Butler as a professional, top-notch real estate agent. Helen helped us sell our Country Club II home in 2018 during a very trying time. She placed our home on the market in December, a few days before Christmas, and then a snowstorm came, which does not create an ideal selling market! Nevertheless, within a short period of time, Helen found buyers for our home, and we closed within 2 months. Helen was very patient with our situation and met our every need in regard to helping us find the right people for repairs, inspections, and closing. Since that time, Helen has stayed in contact with me to assist me with my future needs. Helen is always eager to help, understands a personís individual circumstances/needs, and gets the job done. I will use Helen for all of my future real estate needs. - Sarah Ellis McKay

  • My husband and I were living in Maryland when we decided to move to Charleston, and Helen Butler was referred to us by one of our friends. We werenít sure about what neighborhood we wanted to live in but we definitely knew the type of house we wanted. Helen was very thorough and toured us around many different neighborhoods and found many homes we might like. Unfortunately, the inventory was limited at that time so we decided to build a house. Helen found us the perfect lot and we are currently in the process of building our dream house. She even helped us find our builder. I would highly recommend Helen Ė her follow up is amazing and our experience was wonderful when oftentimes the home buying and selling process can be very stressful. We owe that to Helen! - Beth Darrell

  • Jim and I appreciated all of Helen's time and efforts in helping us find our lovely property on Daniel Island. We absolutely love it - the layout of the lot, the location and the stunning view it will one day afford for our family. Helen did a great job in narrowing down our wants and needs as well as putting in the necessary preparation to show us properties on our limited schedule that would best fit what we were looking for. I must say, her positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile in working through all the nuances of the due diligence required helped us successfully navigate that process. I honestly believe we would not have ended up with the perfect property had it not been for Helen! - Lynn and Jim Dinkin

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