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Sarah Ellen is wonderful! I would recommend her services for any buyer or seller.
-Sara McDonnell
I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah Ellen for several years and she is more than just a realtor. The care she takes with her clients goes above and beyond. Buying a home can be very stressful but her knowledge of the area and the whole process from beginning to end sets her apart. I would highly recommend her to anyone in search of that perfect home.
-Jessy Adams
Sarah Ellen Lacke helped us with the sale and purchase of two homes in a SC market that was not familiar to us. She did a fabulous job! Her knowledge and negotiating skills were invaluable and she showed her true professionalism as she guided us through inspections, repairs and two successful closings! We highly recommend Sarah Ellen and her broad knowledge of the Charleston area market!
-Elaine Henderson
Sarah Ellen is wonderful! Highly recommend her!
-Tyson Jones
Sarah Ellen helped us relocate from California to Johns Island. We originally met her on our first visit to the area when we were looking at open houses on our own. Sarah Ellen's knowledge, personality, and responsiveness led us to call her before our next trip out, and we were able to set up a day of private showings. Throughout that year, she contacted us regularly and made the effort to get to know us as people, not just clients. This led to her being able to suggest areas and types of homes that would fit our lifestyle. We definitely would recommend Sarah Ellen to be your realtor, no matter if you're relocating or live in the Charleston area. She knows her business!
-Cicily Vincent
We had a wonderful experience with our realtor, Sarah Ellen Lacke, who helped us in the sale of a condo on James Island. We live out of state and Sarah Ellen was such a great advocate for us as the sellers and made the whole process go so smoothly. We would highly recommend Smith Spencer and Sarah Ellen Lacke to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Charleston area!
-Josie Reynolds
Sarah Ellen helped us sell our home on James Island and purchase a home on Johns Island. We were looking for a unicorn and she found it. Despite having incredibly low inventory in our area, she diligently went to work and found us a perfect home. She really listened to what we wanted, stuck with our budget and communicated incredibly well throughout the whole process. She made the home selling/buying process (which I was dreading) truly easy and seamless. She is amazing and I would highly recommend her.
-Laura Dority

Sarah Ellen Lacke

Realtor®

Sarah Ellen Lacke is a go-getter who has built her successful real estate career working with Buyers and Sellers throughout the Charleston market. As one of the top producing agents in the area, she specializes in waterfront properties and relocations and is focused on delivering an exceptional buying and selling experience for her clients. Sarah Ellen is known for her market knowledge, energetic personality, responsiveness, honesty, competitive spirit, and negotiation skills.

Sarah Ellen loves interior design and has an eye for recognizing potential. She loves helping Buyers see what a property can become, helping Sellers prep their listing for the market, and knows how to make her visions a reality for her clients. She has an extensive network of providers that make this process as smooth as possible.

Sarah Ellen makes a point to get to know her clients well and develops a great rapport resulting in lasting relationships. She knows that all clients have busy lives and she makes the communication and buying/selling process as seamless as possible. Her goal is to become a long-term trusted advisor for her clients.

As an athlete, Sarah Ellen is highly motivated, competitive, disciplined, optimistic, and knows how to win. She is a recipient of the Charleston Trident Realtor of Distinction Award and continues to grow her business exponentially through her inherent drive and client referrals.

When she is not helping her clients, you will find her at the gym, on the boat with her family, socializing with her girlfriends, or involved in something at her children’s school. Sarah Ellen is a people person who is bound to make you laugh and dedicated to turning your real estate goals into a reality.


  • Located in Charleston
  • Built in 2005
  • MLS #: 22008711
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Full baths
  • 4,273 SqFt

  • Located in Mount Pleasant
  • Built in 2016
  • MLS #: 22012852
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 2,818 SqFt

  • Located in Mount Pleasant
  • Built in 2014
  • MLS #: 22010905
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full baths
  • 1,542 SqFt

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    Get to know Sarah Ellen Lacke


    • What I did before Real Estate:

      After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, I practiced real estate in Charlotte, along with working for the Charlotte Bobcats, booking bands, and eventually landed in financial services for 6 years as a Registered Client Associate. My experiences in the corporate world gave me the necessary tools and experience to go out on my own and pursue my passion in real estate. I went into real estate in Charleston in 2013 and have loved every minute and couldn’t ask for a better company to represent me.

    • My Real Estate Specialty:

      I don’t have a specialty per se and really love to help anyone with their real estate needs. I live on James Island and am growing my business more and more on James Island and nearby West Ashley and Johns Island. I am very knowledgeable of the areas and love where I live so it’s only natural to want everyone to live in an area that I love! I tend to work with a lot of young couples and families looking to make their next move as well as retirees looking to downsize and relocate to the Charleston area.

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

      My clients would say that I am knowledgeable, diligent, hard working, honest, compassionate, dependable, and very passionate about what I do. They work with me because I know the market, work hard, am attentive to their needs, and truly have their best interest at heart.

    • What I love about Smith Spencer Real Estate:

      We are a group of strong women and as we call ourselves “bossbabes.” I love the support and inspiration that I receive on a daily basis. We work hard while building each other up and helping each other to achieve our goals. We’re not just realtors together but friends and a true team. We also all share a common interest in self care and believe that you can’t be your best self as a realtor if you’re not taking care of yourself outside of work. From our brand, to the women I work with, to our office and our mission, Smith Spencer is the place for me.

    • What I love about Charleston:

      Everything. It is such a beautiful place full of wonderful restaurants, lots of events, beautiful weather, beaches, palm trees, and all things of the Lowcountry. I love the nostalgic feel of Rainbow Row, Old Village, and Rockville. There is so much history everywhere you go in Charleston which makes it a truly magical place. I love that wherever I drive I can see water and palm trees. Something about salt air, water, and palm trees calms me and makes me a happy girl! It is also so rewarding to introduce new people to our wonderful city. It’s hard not to fall in love and never want to leave.

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