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Polly is an amazing person and Realtor. She will work hard to learn your needs and fulfill them. She will be there every step of the way for you!
-Amy Colby
We moved to the Low Country 2 years ago and we are so very glad that we were able to be assisted by Polly Cillpam to find our perfect home. She took the time to truly find out our needs for a home, and took the time to find that perfect home for us! She is very knowledgeable about the Low Country area and the current real estate market. We highly recommend Polly for all your real estate needs whether you are looking to buy or sell your home in the Low Country.
-Mark DeGarmo
After selling an investment property for me, Polly assisted me in purchasing multiple rental properties while adhering to 1031 tax guidelines on investment properties. Her knowledge of the 1031 process, her knowledge of local taxes on investment properties and her overall knowledge of the Charleston real estate market made this project as smooth as possible. Polly was professional, direct and focused on meeting my objectives. She was a pleasure to work with.
-Phill Cranny
Polly called me within an hour of our initial email and has been a huge help ever since. My fiancé and I worked with another realtor in the process of buying our first home and I was completely disenchanted by the experience. So much so that we stopped looking for homes at that time. This time was much different. I feel that Polly went above and beyond for us. Even as far as to show us 11 properties in one night. My fiancé is a chef and our schedules only allowed certain times that we could both be there and she definitely gave us the most bang for our buck! I'm super excited to be in our new home! Thank you Polly!
-Michelle Morris
I wanted to take a moment and say how amazing our experience was purchasing a house with Polly as our Realtor. As first time home buyers, my wife and I did not fully realize what we were getting in to. Not only were we purchasing out of state, but we did not know a lot about the area or what to expect overall. Fortunately we had a friend in the area who recommended Polly as someone who could help us in this arena. Polly was on the ball from day one on ensuring everything was squared away. Whether it was a matter of disseminating information between multiple parties, to following up on any documents that needed to be completed, Polly was on top of it and made our home buying experience a smooth and easy process. I would highly recommend Polly to anyone I know in the market for buying or selling a home in the area.
-Joshua Heffley
We purchased a home in Summerville and through out the entire process our Realtor, Polly Cillpam, was great!! Very knowledgeable, friendly and was able to help us with all of our needs. We highly recommend Polly for all of your real estate needs.
-Mark Degarmo
We had a wonderful experience buying a new home with Polly Cillpam. She was extremely professional, responsive & helpful. She made an usually extremely stressful process much less so. I would highly recommend Polly to anyone!
-Ansley Feussner
We had a great experience with Polly! She was and continues to be a great realtor! She was able to fit me in with my tight schedule of being in the military to see a good amount of homes by either my choosing or her suggestions. Her knowledge of the area and the mortgage process were invaluable for me and my family in purchasing our home. I'd definitely go with Polly again given the option! Thank you!
-Paul Apalit
Buying a home is a daunting task at best, but we were lucky enough to find Polly Cillpam among all the agents out there! With her endless patience and we-can-do-this attitude, no matter how many houses we saw, and the many reasons why they were not "the one", we trusted her to find us our perfect home! And she did! And yes, this one "ticked all the boxes"! We feel privileged to have had Polly as our buyers realtor and only have the highest praises for her. Thank you Polly, for all you did for us!
-Neil and Carol Muir
Our experience with Polly Cillpam was incredible. She made herself available and the most unorthodox times. This enabled us to get the house we wanted in a short amount of time. Her attention to detail was second to none. I would highly recommend Polly to anyone seeking to buy a home.
-Darryl Estepp
My husband and I moved to South Carolina from out of state. Not knowing anyone who lived in the Charleston area we had to do our own research to find a realtor who would be helpful in guiding us in our home search. We figured we would interview several realtors and pick the one that we thought we would work best with. Well...the first realtor we contacted was Polly Cillpam and the search stopped there! Polly spent quite a bit of time with us on the phone giving us advice about buying a home in SC and about the different areas and what they had to offer. She did this and we hadn’t even hired her yet! Upon meeting Polly, we knew she would be a great help to us and we weren’t wrong! Moving from out of state can be very stressful but Polly was very helpful through every step of the process, including attending the build quality walk-through meeting on our behalf. We had a very positive and wonderful experience with Polly.
-Christine Reinhart
Polly is awesome. She was so helpful and friendly. She spent all day with us several times just looking at homes. She did a great job learning and understanding the things we were looking for and then helping us find a great home! She went above and beyond.
-Isaac Earl
What a great experience it was dealing with Polly!  We started looking for a potential future retirement home several months ago and a friend recommended that we contact Polly Cillpam. Over the course of several visits to Charleston, Polly willingly (and patiently!) showed us many potential options, and we settled on a place on James Island. Polly made the entire process easy, as she helped guide us through to closing. Her attention and professionalism were exemplary. We love our new place and we appreciate the help that Polly provided to make it happen.
-Rick and Mary Joe Sabol
My families experience with Polly was great. We saw some great homes online and during our visit. Buying a home long distance was not the easiest thing but it went smoothly thanks to Polly!
-Diane Smith
Polly was sensitive to my needs as a first-time home buyer, taking the opportunity to educate me with respect and kindness. I was her first priority in all negotiations. Polly didn't just help me find a home, she helped me find the right home. I wouldn't change a thing about my home buying experience.
-Catherine Maxwell
I worked with Polly and she was very knowledgable about the area, home prices, neighborhoods, drive time, etc. I highly recommend Polly as I know she will take care of you.
-Robert Jarvis
Polly Cillpam was fantastic to work with. I'm an out-of-state investor who needed "inside info" and insight to make rational decisions for my real estate investment. With Polly's help, I was able to do so without flying in several times. Thanks so much Polly!
-Jay Yozviak

Polly Cillpam

Realtor

During my first visit to Charleston in 1999, I was struck by the history, charm, romance, and grace of the city and spent the next three years figuring out a way to call Charleston home. I moved to Mt. Pleasant in 2002 and began selling Real Estate in the Lowcountry full-time in 2003. Before coming to Charleston, I moved up and down the west coast as well as across the country. I am keenly aware of the many issues involved not only in local moves but major relocations and the emotional stress it can bring with it. My life has changed over 18 years I have been in Real Estate including the addition of three grandchildren. My downtime includes walking the Ravenel Bridge, enjoying great friends, as well as sharing a glass of wine and a good meal.

Get to know Polly Cillpam


  • What I did before Real Estate:

    Before RE, I was a regional and national sales representative for Fortune 500 companies, traveling to big and small cities and towns across the country.

  • My Real Estate Specialty:

    I feel like my specialty is my longevity in the business. With 17 years of experience in the Charleston real estate market, I treat each transaction with expert care and understand that effective communication is the key to a successful professional relationship. I work tirelessly to help my clients achieve their real estate goals. I have lived around the country and therefore am keenly aware of the ups and downs related to relocation. There is a lot involved in buying, selling, and moving and I know how to nurture and encourage my clients through what can be a turbulent time. The considerations of school districts, church or religious affiliation connections may matter, proximity to work and other important parameters are all part of the conversation.

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

    My professionalism and communication are key to working to the ultimate end: helping someone buy or sell their home. Every client’s needs are different and I treat each transaction as unique as my clients are.

  • What I love about Smith Spencer Real Estate:

    SSRE is a brand set apart. We are a tenacious group of professional women that care about each other, to include our successes. We are proactive and leave no stone unturned. We care and we provide exceptional service and remarkable results.

  • What I love about Charleston:

    What’s not to love about Charleston. It is a city of romance and grace, character and beauty. And the WATER, the beach, need I say more? I love walking the Ravenel Bridge.

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