Meet Sandra Di Salvo


A native of the South, I first fell in love with Charleston during my University of South Carolina undergraduate years. My inspiration has always been a love of all things old and new which is the true essence of the Lowcountry.

Before joining William Means, I had enriching experiences in real estate development and human resources, and later founded my own health care venture while completing an Executive MBA at Vanderbilt University and raising my family. However, Charleston always felt like it was calling me back.

Having relocated to the area with my own family, I offer an irreplaceable understanding and perspective to my clients throughout the real estate process – whether they’re moving to Charleston from across the country, purchasing a property for the first time or even interested in a second home.

Tradition and innovation coupled with results-driven accountability is what makes Charleston the great city it is today, and what I aspire to provide my clients when buying or selling their home. It offers a seemingly endless array of options for homes and lifestyles that enable me to help my clients discover here, what I have found - my home.

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What do you think sets you apart as an agent?

I have always loved real estate, even as a kid touring the parade of homes with my mother and her sisters. Purchasing a home is one of the most exciting, but also emotional and stressful, experiences in a person's life. My family has purchased five homes in the past 13 years, so I understand the intricacies involved in a residential real estate transaction - choosing the ideal home, negotiating price and contingencies, planning/organizing move-in day, and finally making the new space feel like home. As an agent, I strive to provide my clients with the utmost care and attention to detail throughout the entire real estate process.

What is your favorite part about Charleston?

Living in Charleston feels like being on a permanent vacation. The city is full of charm, history and architectural beauty. I love the diverse array of things to do and experience here - from the beaches and restaurants to arts and music festivals - all within walking distance or short drive over a bridge.

What is your favorite restaurant in Charleston and why?

With the vast number of restaurants in Charleston, each offering a unique culinary experience, it's hard to choose one as a favorite. However, Chez Nous never disappoints. It is a small, quaint (but lively) neighborhood restaurant featuring culinary creations from France, Italy and Spain. I love that it is "off the beaten path,” and that the menu changes daily with the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. It is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

Testimonials

  • Moving to Charleston, we knew nothing. Thank God we met Sandra. From the beginning Sandra made quick work of giving us the rundown on Charleston life. All it took was one day driving from neighborhood to neighborhood to find not only an area we loved, but also our dream house. She helped negotiate an exceptionally long closing period, helped us get the price we wanted, referred us to inspectors, lawyers, handymen, and even put us in contact with a future neighbor. She calmed our nerves when the deal got tense, was patient as I took up hours and hours of time strategizing and most impressively did it with effortless grace. When closing finally came around she truly shared our joy as if she was closing on her own home. I'd recommend anyone new to the Charleston area to work with her. You won't regret it. - Brett S.

  • Looking for a new home can be exciting, but it's also time consuming. You don't want to spend time looking at places that aren't a good fit. That's where having a good Realtor comes in. You want someone who understands what you're really looking for. Sandra Di Salvo got us! Sandra has a natural curiosity and wants to get to know you, which brings out what you're truly looking for. Not only did she deliver on the brief we gave her - every home we saw was in contention - but she also showed us a home completely off brief that ended up being the home we bought. Sandra has the eye of an interior designer and understands the importance of how a house functions for your specific family. She is a potent combination that results in looking at more places you will like and few that don't fit. Sandra is friendly, interesting, smart and fun to be with during one of the biggest purchases of a lifetime! - Jamie H.

  • Three key ingredients when working with a Realtor: Service, accessibility and communication. This can't be emphasized enough when making one of the biggest purchases of your life, so having a trusted Realtor is critical. This is exactly what you will get when working with Sandra. Even though I was out of state, whenever I called or texted I would get a response in less than 5 minutes. She handled so many of the little things that go on behind the scenes, from coordinating showings, putting in offers, and ensuring me of what is "needed" in a townhouse in Charleston. I never once felt on an island during my search. This was clear at my closing when Sandra showed up! My attorney was even impressed and made mention of it. Thank God she was there! We had an issue that required immediate attention and Sandra was there to get the Selling Agent on a conference call to iron out the details. In the end we closed on that Friday but without Sandra there it would have been at the earliest the following Tuesday. You don't realize how important service, accessibility and communication are until you need it. When you do, having someone like Sandra on your team to help make it happen, will give you the peace of mind in the stressful home purchasing process. - Nick P.

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