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If you are on the hunt for a new home, I highly recommend Giovanna at Smith Spencer! She will always be on your side and make sure you find your dream property! Thank you Giovanna for helping me begin my home-building journey here in Charleston!
-Amanda East
Giovanna Richards is everything that you need in a real estate agent. To start, Giovanna is one of the most hardworking and reliable people that I have had the privilege to work with. Her organization, attention to detail, and communication skills will make your life easier. She listened to all of our needs, and bent over backwards to make sure we were supported every step of the way. Giovanna is genuine in her care and dedication to her clients. I simply would not recommend using anyone else in the Charleston area!!
-Jillian Wen
I cannot say enough good things about my experience working with Giovanna! She is a true professional. She worked tirelessly on my behalf and I felt confident in every step of the process thanks to her unmatched knowledge of the market. Highly recommend!
-Erin Murphy
Giovanna is the BEST Realtor in Charleston! My company refers her to all of our clients looking to buy or sell. She is knowledgeable, prompt, a strong negotiator and is an incredible networker! Her marketing skills and team are top notch. You are in the BEST hands!
-Nicholas Overstreet
Even in this challenging market, Giovanna Richard has made my first time home buying experience an absolute joy. She has exceeded my expectations with her professionalism, knowledge and support. I am confident I will find the right home with her!
-Nicole Lennox
Giovanna Richard is absolutely amazing and anyone searching for a knowledgeable and hard working agent should definitely turn to her. She always will get the job done in a timely fashion and works in her clients best interests. If she doesn’t know the answer she is determined to find it! Most real estate agents do the bare minimum by just looking to make a sale, this is not the case with Gina! She truly goes above and beyond for her clients and treats them as individuals rather than a number. Also her social media pages are very informative and aesthetically pleasing, always giving me insight and new ideas!
-Abigail Allen
Giovanna Richard was prompt, knowledgeable and pleasant to work with through such a big life step. She made every step flawless and easy to understand. Couldn’t have asked for someone more understanding and tentative!
-Mikayla Milford
Giovanna is an amazing agent! She is knowledgeable and genuinely cares about her clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
-Caroline Murphy
Giovanna is the absolute best real estate agent in Charleston! She does not stop until she can provide you with exactly what you need! Her hard work and dedication to her job stood out to me the most. Another bonus when choosing Giovanna is the fact that she has such strong communication with me. She listened to all of my needs and made sure to send me listings that correlated with what I wanted. If you are looking for a place in Charleston, she is not just the person you want, but the person you need!
-Jacquelin O’Shea
Gina Richard was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was so kind, professional, and informative. Her personality shines bright because she’s passionate about what she does! I simply wouldn’t recommend anyone else.
-Denise Dentino
Giovanna Richard was wonderful to work with. She’s very professionally spoken and was readily available at all times with a sought after work ethic. She’s also very skilled at prepping homes, stays up to date on modern listing strategies in this competitive market and accommodating in all facets of the word. She’s well versed in all things regarding the greater Charleston area and had made the home buying and selling experience a breeze.
-Sam Gulledge
Giovanna Richard is truly the best and most thoughtful agent. Everyone I’ve recommended her to has told me she has helped them more in one day than other realtors have in months. Her responsiveness and attention to detail are unmatched. From the moment you meet her, through closing, and beyond, she really cares for her clients.
-Anna Blake
Giovanna was professional and made the whole process very easy. You can tell she has a real passion for helping others and goes above and beyond for her clients. I highly recommend working with her.
-Guiseppi Marzelli
Giovanna Richard is an outstanding agent. She is thoughtful, knowledgeable and reliable. I highly recommend that you consult with her regarding your real estate endeavors.
-Mary Marzelli
Wow, I saw Giovanna’s post on Instagram and it really drew me in. She’s very helpful and responsive.
-Howard Maurer
I worked with multiple agents in the group and have nothing but outstanding reviews. Every member of the team is there to make everything easier on the buyer/seller and they do an incredible job. I am so glad that I bought my first home with their agents and would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell in the future.
-Caroline Howard
So happy I was referred to Giovanna to help find my dream home in Charleston. After shuffling through a few other real estate agents, Giovanna and the Smith Spencer team made the home buying process effortless and comfortable. I look forward to referring everyone I know to Giovanna to help streamline the home buying process. Thanks again for everything! Looking forward to the next one.
-Brian Hodges
After listening to Smith Spencer’s podcast “Between Two Brokers”, I came across Giovanna over Instagram while my fiancé and I were browsing the market. We had our hearts set on the Charleston area for some time and with it being our first time buying a home, we both felt like deer in headlights. However! As soon as Giovanna and I started talking, any sign of anxiety melted away! She knows exactly what she’s doing and is SO good at it. She was able to walk us through step by step and didn’t let go of our hands the whole way through! She’s incredibly kind, patient and so knowledgeable. We were viewing homes virtually since we lived out of state and even as stressful that can be for realtors as well I’m sure, Giovanna handled everything with grace and gumption. Even in this crazy market, she made everything feel like a breeze. We could not be happier with the way things have turned out. So glad we were able to connect with her, she’s stuck with us for life!
-Mary Marcu
Giovanna was awesome and made it easy for my first home purchase! I was able to get the right deal for me, and plan to do a lot more of business with her in the future!
-Zachery Highfield
Giovanna made the home buying process as a first-time home buyer such a breeze. She helped me find my dream home virtually since I was out of state. She then held my hand through each step of the process, which I needed!! She is so responsive even if she is busy, she still manages to respond and answer all of my crazy questions. I could not have worked with a better realtor, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Charleston. I wish I could give her more than 5 stars she is amazing!
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Giovanna Richard

Realtor®

Originally from Portland, Maine, I am no stranger to coastal charm and hospitality. Having a passion for architecture and interior design, the draw to the South was a no-brainer for me. I moved to Charleston in 2015 to pursue an education in Business Administration where I instantly fell in love with the charm of the city. Throughout my time as an undergraduate at the College of Charleston, my zeal for real estate became concrete as I had the opportunities to work and study under some of the best luxury brokerages in Charleston.

A large part of my experience in luxury real estate is in building client relations. As a person who values relationships, both personally and professionally, I’ve found that communication and empathy are the cornerstones of a working relationship. And what I truly love about Charleston is the ability to constantly network and build strong relationships. As one of the fastest growing cities in the world, there’s nothing more important than being involved in our community.

Outside of utilizing my time finding the perfect homes for my clients, I am either traveling to new places for inspiration and to experience new cultures or arriving home to enjoy Charleston as best I can- which isn’t too difficult to do! With our beautiful beaches, marshes, restaurants, and recreational community, there is always an opportunity to find peace & fun (that’d be getting on the water & enjoying oysters downtown for me!) here in Charleston.

Now that you have more insight on me, I’d love to learn more about you! Feel free to reach out to chat about selling your property and or finding you your dream home- let’s make it happen!


  • Located in Hollywood
  • Built in 2001
  • MLS #: 22024641
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 3,692 SqFt

  • Located in Charleston
  • Built in 2006
  • MLS #: 22024810
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,387 SqFt

  • Located in Mount Pleasant
  • Built in 2012
  • MLS #: 22024701
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full baths
  • 2,257 SqFt

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    Get to know Giovanna Richard


    • What I did before Real Estate:

      Before Real Estate I was a waitress at Leon’s Oyster Shop. Waiting tables has tremendously contributed to my work ethic and hustle while giving me the opportunity to connect with Charleston’s community over tasty seafood!

    • My Real Estate Specialty:

      I specialize in clients relocating to the Charleston area and helping them determine which part of town best suits their needs. I also have an eye for design and always willing to help my sellers reorganize/decorate their home for the market.

    • What my clients say about me/why my clients choose to work with me:

      My clients say that my positive attitude constantly brightens their day and they appreciate how reliable and hardworking I am. Many of my clients have become some of closest friends!

    • What I love about Smith Spencer Real Estate:

      What I love most about Smith Spencer is the women empowerment culture and the focus everyone has on curating the best possible buying and selling experience for our clients. This is a team of extremely knowledgeable, intelligent, and charismatic women who will do the absolute most for their clients in order to make their dreams reality; it is not solely about selling the most homes, but creating the best relationships. I deeply value relationships and immediately felt connected to Smith Spencer.

    • What I love about Charleston:

      I could write a novel! Charleston is the most picturesque city that offers so much charm, coastline, and genuine people. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by so much beauty. I think what I love most is the variety of activities that are all relatively close together. You can run the Ravenel Bridge in the morning, spend the day on Folly Beach, and make it back downtown for dinner. I love how interconnected our towns and communities are within the greater Charleston area.

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