Jenny Bernard lived in Massachusetts for 15 years before moving to Charleston where she fell in love with the area due to its similarity to Boston. The cobblestone streets, historic architecture and rich culture made her feel right at home. While Bostonians have their love of sports, Charlestonians embrace the water and beaches. Jenny is grateful for living in the Lowcountry and being able to see the water and enjoy the fragrance of the salty air every day.
Jenny began her real estate career as a sales assistant in a riverfront community on Johns Island before becoming a full-time Realtor. As a result, she gained tremendous insight into all phases of a master planned community, watching it unfold from raw land to an upscale development. Her strong relationships with luxury home builders provides her clients with a well-rounded approach to selling and buying their next home. She offers a keen eye for staging homes and interior design, comprehensive market knowledge and next level marketing for the homes and developments she represents.
Jenny is the proud mother of four children, two boys and two girls. She is a yogi at heart, practicing daily on Zoom with her close friends in Massachusetts or at any number of the studios in Charleston. She and her children are involved in the flower ministry and youth groups of First-Scots Presbyterian Church. As a native of North Carolina, during the basketball and lacrosse season, you will find Jenny cheering on her alma mater, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
For every interaction with her clients, agents and vendors, Jenny strives to live by Maya Angelou's words: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." She truly cares about the needs of others and is dedicated to being the best Realtor for her clients.
Because we were moving from Connecticut to South Carolina, we worked with Jenny in a long-distance relationship as we searched for, found, and bought our new home. From the beginning, it was clear that she understood market conditions as well as the marketplace. She was proactive in sending us listings to review, and quickly arranged showings for us to visit the houses in which we expressed an interest. For each of the showings, she met us on-time and then actively listened to the comments we were making as we went through the houses, and she used our comments and feedback to find or eliminate future showings - to the point that, within a few days of starting the search process, when we walked into the house we ultimately bought we all walked in and said "Yes ... this is the one!" Once we found the house we wanted to buy, she was prompt when dealing with the sellers' agent. She offered advice to us through each stage of the purchase process (offer, inspections, counteroffers, pre-closing activities and closing). Additionally, she had the resources and contacts to be able to efficiently navigate through each of these stages. The closing went off without a hitch, and we are now happily getting settled into our new home.
We found Jenny to be enthusiastic and straightforward with information and her insights. We also found her to be honest, a good listener and sensitive to our needs. We enjoyed working with her.
William Means Real Estate and our Realtor, Jenny Bernard, exceeded our expectations and resulted in the purchase of our new home here in Charleston. Jenny went above and beyond for us in answering all our questions, which were many, since we are new to the area. She was a delight to work with, a pleasure to get to know and she put our minds at ease throughout the entire purchasing process. We would recommend her and William Means Real Estate highly to anyone looking for or selling a home in the area.
What are your favorite features of homes and why?
I appreciate a home with good bones, but believe crown molding, built-in cabinetry and fixtures really bring the home together. I know that my forever home in Charleston will have a true southern front porch for rocking chairs, a joggling board and gas lanterns.
What is your favorite restaurant in Charleston and why?
My favorite restaurant is Sorelle. The dining experience is more than just fine Southern Italian cuisine. The build-out of the historic Broad Street building is exquisite with high ceilings and exceptional attention to detail. It makes me feel as though I am dining in the Mediterranean and the Crudo Di Tonno is to die for.
Describe a favorite Saturday afternoon in Charleston.
I enjoy biking the paths and beach on Kiawah Island or paddleboarding Shem Creek with my children. It is breathtaking when you catch a glimpse of the dolphins swimming around you!
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