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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!
Gina was amazing to work with! We had been looking for a home for months with no luck and she exceeded our expectations - was incredibly accessible, knowledgable, and went above and beyond to help us throughout the entire process. Can't recommend her enough!
-Mia Morgan
Buying a home may seem like an overwhelming or complex process. It used to for me at least. I was searching around Charleston and its surrounding areas for a while trying to find the right house on many different websites and the homes didn’t feel quite right or didn’t feel attainable. Once I connected with Gina and had a few conversations about some home styles I liked. She hit the ground running and setup a number of showings around the Charleston area in no time at all. For each showing she had prepared a detailed breakdown down of the home, the condition of the home, the neighborhood, and ultimately the asking price and all the factors that would contribute to get you to your final number. The number that everyone gets nervous about. She did it in a way that made it so easy to understand and immediately less overwhelming. All it took was 5 showings and she had found the perfect home. From the moment the offer was accepted to the day of closing, it was a smooth and very well communicated process. I was truly blown away at her professionalism and knowledge. Gina, went above and beyond for us to find the perfect home and I would highly recommend her.
-Pat Keefe
I worked with Giovanna and she was fantastic. She was there to walk me through each step of the process and give recommendations when I needed them. This was my first time purchasing a home and I hope if I ever need to do it again in the future it goes this smoothly. I was referred to Smith Spencer by a friend and would definitely recommend them.
-Ben Keeling
Gina is amazing!! Buying your first home is definitely not an easy process, but Gina was absolutely great! She made everything super easy to understand and made sure we knew exactly what needed to be done. Gina is so organized/communicative and even made us the perfect organized binder full of all the documents we needed! She found the most amazing houses for us to tour and made sure they had everything we were looking for! 10/10, recommend her for everyone! Thank you Gina, xoxo!
-Danielle Stokes
I absolutely loved working with Gina. She held my hand through the entire home buying process. I walked into this with very little knowledge, so I was extremely grateful to be working with someone with such strong communication, organization, and honesty. She turned my initial feelings of stress and uncertainty into a genuinely fun and exciting experience. She was beyond understanding and I always felt like a true priority when working with her. Love this girl! Highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you Gina!
-Dana Kenniston
Gina was wonderful, knew her stuff, wasn’t rushing us, answered all of our questions and was so kind!
-Judy V.
Gina was extremely helpful in providing multiple tours, accommodating my schedule and answering my tons of questions. Couldn’t ask for a better home buying experience!
-Kyle S.
My husband and I have worked with Gina on multiple occasions, from communicating 3000 miles away to booking last minute showings the day of. We couldn’t imagine going through the home buying process with anyone else. Gina is incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and charismatic. She truly cares for her clients & wants to find them their dream home! We are so appreciative to Gina for helping us find our home sweet Mount Pleasant home.
-Hailey & Spencer Schulz
She is the most helpful person I’ve met in this industry. She was tirelessly showing us homes until we found the one. Promptly answered all my messages and questions I had. No time was wasted when I had to reach her. She was always on time and patiently waited if I was late. Only good things come to mind when I think of her. I would recommend her to anyone I know. Professional lady who truly cares about her job and clients. I can honestly say we’ve developed a friendship throughout the search for our home. Wishing her the best luck in her career.
-Ildiko P.

Giovanna Richard


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 North Charleston
  • Built in 2019
  • MLS #: 21023944
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,359 SqFt

  • Located in Wando
  • Built in 2004
  • MLS #: 21024760
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Full baths
  • 3,200 SqFt

  • Located in Charleston
  • Built in 1840
  • MLS #: 21000497
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,486 SqFt


This information is believed to be accurate, but without any warranty.

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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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