Laurie and I began looking for a home in Charleston in October of 2013. We were convinced it was the right city but we were not very familiar with the real estate market. Anne Edson was assigned to help us with our search. As a lifetime local, Anne was very insightful and patient as we searched every area in the Charleston region. While some of the beach communities were very enticing, we became convinced that we would be much happier in the heart of the city. During our three day visit, we did not find a home that met our needs but Anne did find us a terrific downtown waterfront rental for the winter/spring of 2013. This would provide a great opportunity to learn more about Charleston and continue our search.
We returned in February 2014 for our 3 month rental which further convinced us that this was the place to be and helped us understand why a more serious financial commitment was in our best interest. Anne continued to identify buying opportunities during our stay and was able to get us early access to a 15 year old house South of Broad which was constructed to fit the historical pattern on the community. We were sold immediately. Made an offer in a couple of days and closed in May 2014.
It is two seasons later and we continue to be extremely happy with our purchase and the life it has provided us in the heart of beautiful Charleston. We look forward to the many more years to come. We also feel that our investment is very sound at a time when it is difficult to find good investments. We have also remained in close contact with Anne and her husband Fred who have helped to acclimate to the community in many ways.
We would strongly recommend Anne as your realtor. She is enthusiastic, qualified, patient and a lot of fun to be around. We could not ask for anything more in a realtor. Please reach out if you have any questions.
-Rick and Laurie J.
I would highly recommend Anne as a realtor. I met Anne several months ago. As a real estate investor, when I meet a Realtor I always ask them to keep me in mind if they see something interesting. After 3 1/2 years in Charleston, Anne was the first realtor to actually follow up. She sent me information on a property which I put an offer on. While in my due diligence period, Anne was there every step of the way. She found different subcontractors, negotiated a better price, and researched different options for the property. While I did not ultimately make that purchase, I was so impressed with Anne I knew she would be my Charleston Realtor from then on. Please understand that my mother was a successful broker in San Francisco, my husband is a developer and I have a lot of Realtor friends so I have a very high standard. I recently decided to sell a duplex I renovated last year. Of course I listed it with Anne. She went above and beyond dealing with tenants, meeting with inspectors, coordinating the marketing materials, etc. Not only did I receive a good offer within a couple of weeks but Anne was able to get a strong back-up offer too. I could go on and on but I am out of town and writing on my phone.
Anne has represented my wife and me on three residential real estate transactions in Charleston over the last two and a half years. I am a commercial real estate broker, so I would characterize myself as a particularly discerning client.
Anne has done a great job for us on each transaction. She is thorough, honest and dedicated to her client's goals.
Julia has assisted me with 2 closings. Both times she has been very professional and an asset to the process. Both pieces of property have been very good value for the money.
We live in Atlanta and were looking to buy a house for our future retirement. Julia was so accommodating with working with us long-distance. She took lots of pictures and videos, and stayed on top of everything for us. And when we were able to make trips to Charleston, she made every bit of our time productive.
Julia grew up in the area, and although we thought we knew a lot about the area already, we learned so much from her ... things only a knowledgable local would know. She's very easy to work with, and we felt comfortable with her right away.
Although our circumstances changed for us and we had to postpone our plans for purchasing, Julia graciously stays in touch with us. And we will definitely be relying on her again when we're ready to restart our search.
“Edgar Mitchell - We will certainly think of you in the future. If we see another old historical building that intrigues us we will give you a call to consult. “
-Mary & Robert W
“We recently completed the purchase of a lot with the able assistance and guidance of Edgar Mitchell. Our experience with the Sotheby's Realty office and with Ed Mitchell, in particular, was nothing short of extraordinary. Through Ed’s in-depth knowledge of the real estate market, his vast network of professional contacts with attorneys, bankers, insurance agents, and architects, and his strategic command of the negotiation process, we were able to develop and successfully offer a purchase price in a matter of a few short days that was both within budget and acceptable to seller.
But the great Sotheby's Realty experience did not stop there—Ed continued to provide much needed advice throughout the process, offering seasoned counsel and up-to-the-minute information on developments and schedule changes leading up to the Closing. Using text messaging, email, and old-fashioned telephone, Ed’s diligence, persistence, and courteous professional demeanor help make the entire transaction, from our remote vantage point in Connecticut, appear seamless and easy.
When we did visit before Closing, Ed arranged for us to meet with the developer/owner, the builder of several houses in the subdivision, the stone mason, an excellent architect, the soon-to-be new neighbors, and even topped it off with assisting us with a dinner reservation. Ed was also there to walk the property line and to point out the topography and history of the adjacent area, based on a knowledge that is only developed through vast experience and passion for the real estate profession.
We thoroughly enjoyed the entire Sotheby's Realty experience and are indebted to Ed Mitchell for his professionalism, hard work, and expertise in getting the job done—and done extremely well.
-Jennifer & John H
“Thank you Edgar Mitchell for your thorough, thoughtful and principled handling of this transaction. You were always insightful and candid and we felt we were working with someone straightforward and honest. Makes all the difference.”
-Jay & Leslie S
“I found Edgar Mitchell to be the most professional agent I have ever worked with. We ran into several problems with the buyers and Ed worked tirelessly to solve the problems so the closing could take place. I would recommend Ed Mitchell to everyone. He is honest and works very hard.”
“To say that our condo-hunting experience with Edgar Mitchell was a success is a gross understatement. We not only found Ed to be a professional and expert in his trade, but also enjoyed his friendly and caring demeanor while helping us search for the condo that best fit our wants, needs, and economic pursuits. He was extremely patient as he drove us to a wide variety of condo options, many of which he toured with us more than once. Ed exhibits a supreme attention to detail not only during the search process, but also during the subsequent property inspection and final contract and closing documents. We could not be happier with our new home in Maine and we realize that the hours of enjoyment that this new home has brought us and our family would not have been possible without the expert help that Ed provided. Because of our experience, we are now proud to think of him as a valuable friend.”
-Chery & Ron C
I am grateful we were referred to Chasen McCall to help us sell our home. We had interviewed with a couple other well-established agents first and I’m glad we followed our instincts and our friends’ recommendation and used Chasen. He was very knowledgeable about what buyers are looking for and how to prep our home before listing to get the best price. He had solid relationships with contractors and painters to freshen up our house and he made that painless for us. We got our property under contract in just a few weeks for almost full price and he fought to get us the best deal possible. He's a great negotiator and always gave us his honest opinion. I would highly recommend Chasen and we will use him again when the time comes.
-Michael & Marie S.
My wife and I hold Chasen McCall high on our list of advisors to seek out when we make decisions regarding our homes. He has represented us in sales and purchases since 2009 and he always brings a wealth of knowledge. We have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who asks us for a Real Estate Professional.
-Steven & Sheryl L.
Working with Chasen McCall was a great experience - from start to finish. He's an absolute pro and his knowledge of the markets we were looking at was fantastic. We have bought several homes around the country and our experience with Chasen was among the best. It was clear he had our best interests in mind. We will absolutely use him again.
-David & Theresa W.
After reaching out to a friend for advice on a realtor in Charleston, my husband and I were told that Georgia Nettles was the realtor that we needed! We were moving across the country from Seattle, WA and neither one of us had ever lived in Charleston before. We arrived in Charleston with some ideas of areas that we would be searching for a home in, but once we told Georgia our needs and wants she was able to find us a completely different area in Charleston that met all our expectations. She was knowledgeable about all the many different areas of Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Being a military family, resale was extremely important to us and she was honest with us about which homes and neighborhoods would most likely retain their value. She was extremely reachable for showings and made us feel like a priority at all times. She was patient with us when we were having the usual first-time buyer fears and never once pressured us to make a snap decision. Georgia also had wonderful recommendations for home inspectors and banks to work with for obtaining our financing. We are so glad that we worked with Georgia for the purchase of our home! She helped us find our dream home AND helped us secure it at a price we were comfortable paying. We would absolutely work with Georgia again and recommend her to anyone searching for a home in the area!
With agents that are patient, enthusiastic and endearing on the pilgrimage, like the amazing Helene Settle dreams come true!!! Thank you for your amazing service and growing friendship!
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About Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
For more than 30 years, Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty has been marketing, representing, and selling luxury homes in Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding areas. We specialize in luxury homes both on and off the downtown peninsula. From historic pre-Revolutionary mansions, to well located urban pied-a-terres, to stunning beachfront retreats, we specialize in finding the lifestyle that is right for every client. Since 1983, we have been able to oversee nearly one billion dollars in real estate transactions, all without litigation. Additionally, because we are a locally owned company, all of our agents are either native to Charleston or a well-established resident of the Charleston area—and it is for this reason that we are completely in tune with every subtle aspect of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
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"I would highly recommend Anne as a realtor. I met Anne several months ago. As a real estate investor, when I meet a Realtor I always ask them to keep me in mind if they see something interesting. After 3 1/2 years in Charleston, Anne was the first realtor to actually follow up. She sent me information on a property which I put an offer on. While in my due diligence period, Anne was there every step of the way. She found different subcontractors, negotiated a better price, and researched different options for the property. While I did not ultimately make that purchase, I was so impressed with Anne I knew she would be my Charleston Realtor from then on. Please understand that my mother was a successful broker in San Francisco, my husband is a developer and I have a lot of Realtor friends so I have a very high standard. I recently decided to sell a duplex I renovated last year. Of course I listed it with Anne. She went above and beyond dealing with tenants, meeting with inspectors, coordinating the marketing materials, etc. Not only did I receive a good offer within a couple of weeks but Anne was able to get a strong back-up offer too. I could go on and on but I am out of town and writing on my phone."