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I was fortunate to have Sarah Ellen Lacke as my realtor and thankful she sold my home on Johns Island above asking price. Sarah Ellen was assertive from day 1, guiding me though the process and helping me prepare the house for listing. Once listed, Sarah Ellen hosted multiple showings and kept me posted of potential offers and prospective buyer feedback. This was my first home sale and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. It was a pleasure listing with Sarah Ellen and Smith Spencer Real Estate.

-Kevin Brady

My wife and I worked with Sarah Ellen for nearly 2 years as we were contemplating relocating to South Carolina from New Jersey. Sarah Ellen was polished and professional from the day we first chatted over the phone and after seeing probably 40 homes, we decided on the Ponds in Summerville. We would most definitely recommend Sarah Ellen to our family and friends!

-Lee Krislow

Knowledgeable, dependable, determined, relentless are just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe Sarah Ellen. My wife and I were lucky enough to meet her 5 years ago while shopping for our first home in the Charleston area and she was a joy and pleasure to work with. The day will come when we sell our home and downsize, I only hope she’s available to do that for us, we wouldn’t hesitate to use her.

-Jeff Hamm

We had the pleasure of having Sarah Ellen represent us on our home purchase here in Charleston. My husband and I were moving to Charleston from Virginia and a very good friend of mine in Virginia is a top-producing realtor in that area. I reached out to her to see if she knew anyone here to whom she could refer me, because I trusted her explicitly. She called around and vetted over a dozen of agents, finally choosing Sarah Ellen to meet our real estate needs. The fact that this experienced, top-producing agent chose Sarah Ellen told me that Sarah Ellen must be the best. And she did not disappoint! She helped us throughout the process – getting us a viewing in a property that hadn’t even been listed in the MLS yet (which happened to be the home we finally chose!). She was professional and knowledgeable, but also very relatable and down to earth. If you are buying a home in the Charleston area, call her! She will get you what you want!

-Jennifer Flanagin

Smith Spencer Real Estate is honestly world-class. Not only do they exude more local market knowledge than I could have imagined, they are also attentive in every aspect of the buying/selling process. These girls will ensure that you get the best deal in Charleston, and work around your needs to find the perfect property.

-Ryan Faucher

Sarah Ellen Lacke


Sarah Ellen became familiar with the buying, selling, and moving process at a young age having moved many times as a child in a frequently relocating family.  After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, Sarah Ellen began selling Real Estate in Charlotte, worked for the Charlotte Bobcats, and eventually landed in financial services for six years as a registered client associate. She moved to Charleston in 2011 after meeting her now husband, Evan. Before calling it home, Charleston was always a place she loved and visited frequently. Sarah Ellen decided to get back into Real Estate in Charleston in 2013 and has loved every minute of it.

Sarah Ellen and her husband live on James Island with their two young children where they love lazy Saturdays watching football in the fall, fun afternoons at the James Island Yacht Club, summer days at the neighborhood pool, and taking strolls as a family. She is also a certified 200-hour Registered Yoga teacher and while not currently teaching, her practice is principal.

Get to know Sarah Ellen Lacke

  • High School superlative:

    Most likely to have a big house with a tanning bed (circa 2000)

  • Signature cocktail:

    Mojito Mocktail

  • Dream house:

    Waterfront low country style with wrap around porch, big open white kitchen, and large screen porch with a fireplace

  • Dream job:

    ESPN sideline reporter

  • Celebrity spirit human:

    Kristen Bell

  • My heart belongs to:

    My precious kiddos and wonderful hubby

  • Surprise fact:

    I haven't had a drink since 2010 which is not always easy in this "drinking town with a history problem"

  • Secret superpower:

    Doing anything with one hand and a baby in tow

  • Most used hashtags:

    #emmonsandjennings #lovethem #fortheloveofmuffins

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