Meet Farrah Follmann

Farrah Follmann was raised in Dallas, Texas and has a degree in international business and finance from Texas A & M. Fluent in German and Italian, she lived in Italy for twelve years becoming an associate with the International Commercial Real Estate Agency, Cushman & Wakefield. As one of their top office property brokers in Milan, she represented a wide range of Multi-National corporations in one of Europeís most complex real estate environments.

With her husband, the English writer Harry Farthing, Farrah moved to Charleston in 2010 in order to raise their two daughters and pursue her true real estate passion, luxury residential property. After a period spent managing sales transactions in order to re-establish her knowledge of both the American real estate systems and the competitive Lowcountry property markets, she now offers her skills and expertise as an active residential broker.

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What do you think sets you apart as an agent?

Real estate is my passion. Born into a real estate family, I was brought up visiting my parentís and my auntís projects. Ever since, I have loved exploring interesting houses and imagining how I might live in them or improve them! As soon as I graduated from college, I moved abroad to see the world and start my property career. In the last 17 years, Iíve excelled in both commercial and residential real estate both in Italy and here in the United States. In Milan, I represented Credit Suisse, AIG, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Google, Discovery Channel, Nestlť and Oakley to name a few. Working with such companies demanded the highest levels of professionalism, budgetary awareness and time management, honing skills that now benefit my residential clients. I consider myself a good listener, an original thinker and a problem solver; qualities that I combine with my experience to help my clients achieve their goals and create lasting relationships.

What are your favorite features of homes and why?

The features I get most excited about are a gracious foyer, stand-out design details like high ceilings and exposed beams or beautiful windows that give great light or an incredible view. These qualities can be found in many Charleston properties, alongside another favorite of mine which is mature landscaping. Our love for live oak trees, magnolias and colorful Southern blooms is well known. I particularly love to find an original but effective floor plan with these ingredients that set it apart and make it a fantastic place to live.

Describe a favorite Saturday afternoon in Charleston.

In the Spring, I love a long walk with my family on the beautiful streets South of Broad. It is so fragrant to stroll on the cobblestones while the jasmine and honeysuckle are in bloom. I usually take my family to an art gallery and listen to their impressions of what they see in the paintings and what appeals to them. We then finish it off with an ice cream by the pineapple fountain or a Shirley Temple at one of our favorite spots.


  • Just a quick note to pass along our hearty thanks to Farrah Follmann and the entire William Means Real Estate Team! Farrah's efforts and professionalism to help us sell our custom home in Mount Pleasant, SC in August 2018 went above and beyond any service we could have expected! Farrah's diligent and innovative approach to our listing made the process timely, easy and successful. We thank William Means for supporting us through this process and would be very honored to work again with Farrah and their firm when we have another home to buy or to sell. - Peter Abeles

  • We had a great experience and excellent outcome in working with Farrah Follmann at William Means Real Estate. Our real estate needs were complex, including a number of considerations around building permits, water access, waste water disposal, and easements, and Farrah navigated our needs expertly. Farrah was diligent in her research and educating us through the process, all culminating in a transaction that worked just right for all parties. We highly recommend Farrah and look forward to working with her again in the future. - Eric Silberman

  • As a 'mature' couple with about 15 home purchases/sales under our belts, we were so impressed with our listing agent Farrah Follman. She is knowledgeable about the best way to package/market a residential property in the competitive Charleston market, understands the nuts and bolts of a contract, has a great positive attitude, and doesn't do a halfway job of anything! We distinctly remember a remark Farrah made as we were discussing the selling of properties, "At least I will always know I did everything I could to sell a property." We truly appreciated that commitment to excellence and her assistance in the successful sale of our home in Mount Pleasant! - Hank and Susan Ashby

  • Farrah came highly recommended to us by older relatives who described her as the best realtor they had ever had. She inherited a difficult situation with our home. Our home that we wanted sold immediately, had been on the market for several months, and was not priced correctly. To complicate things, our home was vacant at that point as we had moved out of state. Farrah jumped in head first and gave our home 100% of her time and attention. She was nothing short of phenomenal! Showings were abundant, communication was exceptional, and her attention to detail was top notch. She was a true professional, really understood our needs and knew how to bring offers in and tenaciously saw our deal through to fruition despite the many challenges that arose. She knew how to handle every curve ball thrown her way and our home was sold very quickly. You wonít find a better realtor than Farrah. - Kristin Schwartz

  • Farrah was recommended to me by a close friend and she maintained contact with me for almost three years. I think some real estate agents may have been less attentive if they thought we were never going to purchase anything, but in our case we just had not found the right house yet. We eventually settled on looking at homes in the Old Village and I received an email with the most perfect cottage in the perfect location. In 24 hours we were under contract and Farrah walked us step-by-step through the process of purchasing a second home. She connected us with excellent resources and ensured that the inspection was done well. We have purchased many homes in the past and this experience was by far a 5-star experience. Even after we have closed, she still maintains contact with us, ensuring that we're settled and comfortable in the neighborhood. I've already recommended her to another friend who is interested in a home on Folly Beach. Buying a home can be very stressful and Farrah makes it very easy. - Camille and Craig Horton



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