Harry Farthing was raised in the United Kingdom and has an Honors degree in Valuation and Estate Management from the University of the West of England. He has lived and worked as a real estate agent and valuer in London, Lisbon and Milan and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Over the past 30 years, Harry has undertaken real estate consultancy in eighteen countries across Europe, the Middle East, North, Central and South America.
A published author of historical fiction, Harry is also an experienced world traveller who has scaled some of the world's greatest mountains including Mount Everest. He moved to Charleston in 2010 with his wife, Farrah Follmann, who also works with William Means. As an agent with Charleston's exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, Harry offers an eclectic real estate experience and knowledge of the local Charleston marketplace.
What do you think sets you apart as an agent?
Through my international career, I have obtained a wide and varied real estate experience with a deep understanding of the fundamentals of property markets, as well as having necessitated the development of personal initiative, creativity and flexibility. I have lived in Charleston for more than a decade which has added a keen affection for the local area, a full appreciation of what it offers and how the residential property markets are rapidly developing and changing.
What is your favorite part of Charleston?
Charleston is an area that combines great beauty and variety - qualities at the heart of why it attracts so many people both to visit and live. The Barrier Islands, the waterways, the marshes, the neighborhoods of Mount Pleasant, James Island and Daniel Island are all special but most of all, I particularly love the scale and age of the historical city at its center. I can take an evening stroll South of Broad or up Church Street to be instantly transported back to the architecture, atmosphere and cobblestones of the old England I grew up in.
What is your favorite restaurant in Charleston?
There are constantly new options to try in Charleston. It is difficult to return often to favorites in a city with such a competitive and rapidly changing culinary scene. However, sometimes we eat also for nostalgia. My time living in Spain and Portugal takes me back to Malagon - Mercado y Taperia, my Italian days are fully satisfied by a repeat visit to Renzo, and, although my friends always tease me about English cooking, I still get out my old Norton motorbike and take the bumpy ride up Spruill Avenue to the very excellently named Codfather for their equally excellent fish and chips.