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!
Sarah Ellen Lacke helped us buy our DREAM HOUSE! We had been low key working with her for a while to find a larger house in our current neighborhood, but none of the houses checked all our boxes. There was one house in particular that we admired from the street but it was not for sale. Then THE HOUSE came onto the market and Sarah Ellen shifted into high gear and within a few days were under contract not only to buy our dream home but to sell our current one! She and her team guided us through every detail with confidence and professionalism all while answering our million questions and helping us navigate the practical and emotional roller coaster that is real estate today. We would highly recommend Sarah Ellen if you're looking for a razor sharp deal maker who is also knows when to be patient and kind. A rare combination!
We couldn't have asked for a better agent than Stacy when trying to buy our first home. She was incredibly helpful and patient throughout the whole process. She helped us get a great home in only a month!
We had a fantastic experience using Erin as a realtor for both buying and selling our home! She always put our needs first and went out of her way to do whatever she could to make the process easier for us. We've recommended her to several close friends already and will continue to do so!
Working with Smith Spencer Real Estate has been an absolute pleasure. Erin is at the highest level of her craft. She brought candor, insight, knowledge and most importantly humor to our efforts together. We look forward to highly recommending Smith Spencer Real Estate now and into the future.
We’ve been working with Stacy for three years as we searched for our perfect Charleston home from across the country. Her market expertise has been invaluable and her patience with us has been endless. When we finally purchased our dream home downtown earlier this year, she ensured a smooth and painless process from start to finish. Stacy’s tireless efforts, professionalism, and positive relationships with other agents also helped us jump on an amazing opportunity to find and purchase our home off-market. We highly recommend working with Stacy if you’re buying or selling in the Charleston area — we’ll never look elsewhere for our real estate needs!
I had the pleasure of working with Sarah Ellen. I stumbled across her profile on Instagram, and I reached out to her. We clicked right away! She was available anytime I had questions or concerns during the home buying process. I am so happy that I was able to buy my perfect southern cottage in Mount Pleasant! Sarah Ellen is both professional and knowledgeable about the Charleston area. Thank you again for all you did!
There are many words we could use to describe our recent home-buying experience with Smith Spencer. Professional. Thorough. Focused. Personal. Creative. Responsive. Trusting. Incredible. These are just a few of the descriptors that only begin to convey the essence of our home-buying process with our Smith Spencer realtor, Polly Cillpam.
We “met” Polly quite by accident. We were in the early stages of looking for a family vacation home in Charleston, and came upon a listing online that inspired us to pick up the phone for the first time to find out more. As fate would have it, Polly’s name came up on page one of our Google search. We dialed her number. Polly picked up the phone that Sunday morning, and an hour later, when we hung up the phone, we knew we had found our “realtor person.” (Yes, we spoke for an hour+…a lot about what we were looking for in a home. But we also chatted endlessly about the crazy commonalities we shared. Things like places we’ve lived, kids, grandkids, jobs, people we both knew. Oddly, it was like getting “reacquainted” with an old friend…except she was a “new” old friend.)
Finding a house from afar—and through a computer screen— can be a scary proposition. Not with Polly. In the first couple of weeks, she would send us listings and we would send her listings of homes that interested us. She really got to know the kind of family home we were hoping to find and she began to really zero in. A few weeks later, we flew to Charleston for a long, three-day weekend of house hunting in Charleston. It was exhausting but exhilarating. Even in a seller’s market with lower than desired inventory, Polly worked hard to make certain that we saw properties that fit our specs and budget throughout the greater Charleston area—giving us an even better idea of the myriad communities we could consider. Though we did not purchase a home on that trip, the virtual touring continued with Polly upon our return home.
Then…BINGO! A literal DREAM home popped up in the listings! It checked nearly every single box for us— and Polly went to work. We had seen and experienced the highly competitive nature of home-buying in the Charleston market, but Polly knew how much we wanted to win what we expected would be a wild bidding frenzy for the property. So, with razor-sharp skill and well-honed instinct, she guided us along every decision point to ensure success. She always leveled with us as she deftly assessed and re-assessed the evolving situation. The last day of negotiations was nail-biting—but when we finally got the call that we won the bid, it almost felt surreal. We were/are over-the-moon in love with our new vacation home…and so are our kids and their families! To say we can’t wait to start enjoying Charleston and its seemingly endless places to play with our children and grandchildren is understating our excitement!
So this is as much a note of thanks as it is a testimonial for Smith Spencer and our exceptional realtor (and now lifelong friend), Polly Cillpam. For us, finding Polly was a one-a-million lottery win. Polly, we can’t wait for our first walk with you on the Pitt Street Bridge…followed perhaps by a jog across the Ravenel Bridge—now our new outdoor gym too!
Aya P. Maiden is not only a REALTOR®, but a marketing strategist too. I’ve had the pleasure to see Aya put her knowledge and expertise into action when she advised me on how to market my property. She takes the time to break down real estate jargon and explains every step of the process. Her attention to detail is unmatched and is very much appreciated.
Aya is a such a caring and remarkable realtor!! She is engaged through the total process and her attention to detail is phenomenal. All my questions were answered, I never worried and could always rely on her. I wouldn’t go to anyone else!
Aya works tirelessly for her clients. She stays in communication with all parties involved in the transaction in order to ensure a painless a process as possible while ensuring a timely closing. I highly recommend her for all your real estate needs!
My partner and I had the best experience working with Aya Maiden. As first-time home buyers we had a lot of questions and didn't know much about the process. Aya was enormously responsive and helpful and very self-assuring. Buying a home is obviously a huge commitment and expense and can be a very stressful process, but working with Aya made it fun. We felt taken care of every step of the way. If you're in the market for a new home, we'd highly recommend working with Aya and her team.
Aya P. Maiden is an AMAZING agent! She has been a tremendous blessing for my family and I. Her knowledge and professionalism is second to none!! She is the BEST and I HIGHLY recommend her to any and everyone.
Aya Maiden was our Realtor. She was phenomenal through the entire process. There was a snag at the end on the buyer side, Aya handled it like a champion. She negotiated on our behalf, worked with us on what we needed to get for our home, and ultimately sold for over asking price. I met Aya by chance at a Chamber event. She will now be a staple in my life as a friend and the only realtor I will use unless one of us move. If you are looking for a Realtor who will help in any way she can, meet you on your level, and who will go to bat for her clients on every level… Aya is it!
Aya is extremely knowledgeable. She has a passion for Real Estate. She is very prompt, responsive, and accessible. I highly recommend her whether you’re buying or selling.
I would HIGHLY recommend Aya Maiden for your real estate needs! Aya is always available when I need to speak with her and gets the information needed back to us quickly. She will absolutely take care of you and make your home buying experience a breeze!
Thanks Aya P. Maiden for being a first class realtor. You are patient and knowledgeable...the absolute best!
Aya, thank you always being on top of your game. You never skip a beat and always so attentive to the needs of your clients. Your commitment to your clients is unwavering and unmatched! I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.
Working with Aya was a great experience. Aya is excellent at her job and thoroughly professional. She is super supportive and responsive to all inquiries. I most appreciated how personable she is and her guidance. She provides very insightful feedback and makes the process much more easier.
Aya is a great real estate agent to work with!
Aya is my go to agent for all of my clients! She is extremely professional and sets realistic expectations. My clients always report back positive feedback. She adds a great deal of value to my professional network.
When it comes to selecting a real estate agent, Aya Maiden is my first choice when it comes to selling or buying a home. The cool thing about Aya is that she has an engaging personality that makes it easy to respond to her. Not to mention, she has a vast network of connections. She is knowledgeable about the latest topics in real estate and the local market. Also, she pays attention to the smallest of details. What I find most appealing about Aya is her honesty and integrity. In today’s housing market boom, it is crucial to have an agent that practices high ethical standards. Long story short, Aya has all the qualities and traits needed for successfully selling or buying your home.
Aya Patterson is simply the best in the business! Her professionalism and commitment to see each of her clients to the closing table is commendable! I’ve worked with her on two transactions and am grateful for her responsiveness throughout each deal. I look forward to partnering with Aya on future endeavors. The way she handles her business is literally top tier!
I was fortunate to meet Aya P. Maiden at a networking event. Her professionalism is superb. She was very helpful in providing insights on the housing market. When it's time for me to invest in my next property, Aya is my agent. I would highly recommend her as a real estate agent.
Trust and believe if Aya is your team you are positioned to win. Recently, I experienced two different nightmares with hiring the wrong realtors and losing money. Aya was highly referred by a coworker and I am glad she was. She was professional, always on time, and kept me aware of everything that was happening during the home buying process. I have already referred Aya to other friends and I am looking forward to working with her on my next investment property.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Aya over the years, and she’s always had a customer-first mindset, bringing professionalism and high-quality service to everything that she does. Aya’s knowledge about the housing market, and drive to provide top-notch service to her clients, makes her a dynamic real estate professional. If you’re looking for a realtor who will take the utmost care to help you buy or sell your home, Aya P. Maiden is your person!
Aya is an outstanding agent! She’s very savvy and knowledgeable about the market. I admire her honesty and professionalism; plus her negotiation skills are impressive. If you're looking for an agent that's going to get the job done—she is your agent.
Over the past thirty years, I have sold several homes and businesses and none of the real estate agents that I used to sell my properties were as professional or as dedicated as Kristie Potts. She is one of the most hardworking, solution-oriented, and well-connected individuals I have ever met. From beginning to end, Kristie made the entire process of selling my home relatively painless. She really understands the market so she knew how to properly price my home so it would sell quickly AND make me money. Unlike other agents I’ve dealt with, Kristie made sure that she was personally available for showings so she could meet with prospective buyers and their agents to point out the best features of my home and answer any questions that came up. Kristie does her homework: she was able to address any questions the buyers had about the construction of my home, the HOA guidelines and regulations, and the amenities of the development. She even knew about the municipal plans for a new road being built nearby and the impact it would have on the neighborhood. And, if there was something she couldn't answer herself she knew someone who could. She has a vast network of professional resources so any issue that comes up can be addressed quickly and efficiently. The bottom line is, Kristie Potts truly cares about her clients and wants to get them the best price for their homes, and she will go above and beyond to make sure that that happens. Hire her; she is simply one of the best agents around.
BEST experience with this group. From start to finish! Worked with sisters Kaylynn and Haley Williams. Best energy, made the experience fun and as stress free as possible. Did not leave one stone unturned, truly the best. I have recommended them to family and friends for any real estate needs. 10/10!
This is such a fabulous team. I had the pleasure of working with Haley & Kaylynn Williams - they’re so professional and ON IT! They were wonderful about listening to my wants and needs, and took time to find the right property for me. Highly recommend working with those two!
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!!
Marjorie Corbin is truly committed to providing exceptional, professional and comprehensive real estate services to her clients. She is a genuine and caring individual who takes tremendous pride in her career and has extensive knowledge of the Charleston real estate market. She always puts her clients needs first and has the strongest work ethic out of anyone I know. I highly recommend Marjorie if you are looking at buying or selling your home in the future.
It's hard to put into words how dedicated and driven Marjorie Corbin is - to her clients and real estate in general. No matter the challenge, she will find her client what they want or make them realize what they need. You could never find a more hard-working realtor.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Giovanna is an amazing agent! She is knowledgeable and genuinely cares about her clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Polly Cillpam helped us purchase our first home as a family and then helped us sell it a few years later when we relocated to the west coast. She was thorough, thoughtful, kind and helpful.
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!
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.
Kristie Potts from Smith Spencer Real Estate is an outstanding realtor. My husband and I were in the market to purchase a second home in the Charleston area from Virginia, and Kristie made what could have been a stressful process smooth and exciting. She was there for us every step of the way! From our first coffee meeting to our closing, Kristie was knowledgeable and thorough--she educated us on the area and assisted us with all the necessary and cumbersome closing documents. Kristie sent us listings that met our criteria and was readily available to show us houses that interested us. She is easy to work with, has a great sense of humor, and listens to her client's needs. If you're looking for someone professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and attentive then Kristie's a great choice. We highly recommend her!
-Fatima Miah Scherer
My husband and I have closed on two Mt. Pleasant properties with Cammy Dennis in the past calendar year AND we're closing on our third, a rental property, next week. Cammy has tirelessly and meticulously guided us through the buying and selling process. In this market, a realtor needs to stay one step ahead of the pack and Cammy is a leader. We are thrilled to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth - the low country of South Carolina!
I can’t speak highly enough of Kristie Potts of Smith Spencer Real Estate as our real estate agent! We have used her services to buy and sell our last two homes and wouldn’t go to anyone else. Her professionalism, knowledge, honesty, integrity and hard work are very much appreciated. She is detail oriented, honest, good with people and always readily available and responsive. I definitely wouldn’t have made it through our last sale without her! If you’re looking for a realtor you can trust and enjoy working with then Kristie is your best choice.
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.
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.
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.
Erin is a wonderful real estate agent and we cannot recommend her highly enough! My husband and I were first time home buyers with all of the anxieties and concerns that come along with that--especially in this market. She was extremely patient with us. Erin was also always extremely honest with us and we never felt pressured to make an offer on a home or go through with a purchase just so she could close the deal. We will definitely use Erin again the future and recommend her to anyone looking in the area!
Sarah Ellen is wonderful! I would recommend her services for any buyer or seller.
Realtor Sarah Marion with Smith Spencer Real Estate is an amazing agent. You can tell she genuinely enjoys helping people find the right home! Her connections in the area are unmatched which further assists in helping her find or sell properties for her clients! I recommend her to anyone I know who needs an agent in Charleston area.
-Liz Partee, NC/SC Broker, Helen Adams Realty
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.
Wow, I saw Giovanna’s post on Instagram and it really drew me in. She’s very helpful and responsive.
Sarah was fantastic. She made the whole process seamless and was a total pleasure to work with.
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.
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!
Sarah is wonderful! Very pleasant, thorough and trustworthy. She has her clients best interests at heart.
Sarah Marion is fantastic! She is super knowledgeable about the Charleston real estate market.
Sarah is the best realtor I have ever worked with. She was patient and kind. She took the time to find exactly what we were looking for and looked out for our best interest throughout the entire process! I recommend Sarah 100%!!!!!!! She will find your dream and keep you at ease the entire time!
Sarah Marion was a blessing to our family when we were looking for our “forever” home in this highly competitive market. She was always one step ahead and notified us before listings would hit the market and we finally found the house! Not only did she help us find it, she took the whole process into her own hands to ensure we closed on time without a hitch!! We highly recommend her!!
Sarah Marion was very helpful and knowledgeable of the Charleston area! Definitely recommend her as a realtor.
Sarah M is wonderful and extremely professional. I would recommend her to any of my friends and family.
Sarah Marion is excellent!! I would recommend her to anyone looking for an agent. Thank you!
Sarah Marion is a joy to work with.
-Sarah Gwaltney Davis
Sarah Ellen is wonderful! Highly recommend her!
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.
Just closed my first flip with Erin Spencer. It was exactly as it was supposed to be. Which unfortunately in real estate is not always the case. To the point where the house was sold before we even had a chance to list it, during the holidays, at the highest price per square foot in the area I’ve worked with hundreds of real estate agents in my 15 years of flipping houses and I can honestly say that Erin is by far cream of the crop. To start with she was so honest (not a trait that is synonymous with real estate agents always). Her knowledge of the market is something you can’t emulate. As an out of towner she went above and beyond to help facilitate our rehab project to the point we were even sending materials to her home to deliver to the job site. The fact the she would answer emails and phone calls at all hours was extremely appreciated….Having really knocked out of the park with the first house which she represented us both in purchase and sale that we’ve since bought two more with her help. I can honestly that I wouldn’t have been so confident to do so if I didn’t have the help and knowledge of someone of Erin’s experience and expertise. I would highly recommend you use Erin for your future purchases and sales whether for investments or end users. (just please don’t take her away from working with me).
This was our first completed project with Erin and her team at Smith Spencer. Needless to say, we were beyond pleased with the results. Erin's professionalism and expertise in the market is unparalleled. We look forward to many more successful projects with Erin and Smith Spencer. For those looking to celebrate a successful closing, I would also highly recommend drinks at Madra Rua in Park Circle...
We bought a house on Johns Island with Erin. She is straight forward, real and wanting to satisfy her customers at all costs. She makes you feel like you are the most important customer she has (even though we didn't buy a super expensive home). She helped us navigate Lennar and our demands without batting an eye. She always showed up for us. Always. Every inspection to close. She seemingly would drop everything as well to FaceTime us when we lived in another state to look at a house when the market was insane and houses went that very day. She is a rockstar. I absolutely adored working with her. She is fun, charismatic, extremely knowledgable about the market and builders. I can now call her a friend....that's how how wonderful Erin is to work with!
-Megan Dice Seifker
Stacy has helped me buy, and sell in Charleston. Honestly I'd never even consider another agent. Wish I could use her in other states. If you want to win, get Stacy!
Stacy is incredible! My husband and I recently bought our first house with her help and she was attentive, responsive, and incredibly knowledgeable throughout the process. She found us a property that fits us perfectly, and made us feel in charge and important the entire way through. She was un-phased by even our dumbest questions, and helped us understand the full scope of what we were looking at through each house we toured. Once we settled on "the one" her team made it incredibly easy to work through the financing and insuring process. I know they say buying your first house is stressful, but her team took most of the difficulties out of it with easy to follow reminders and digitized documentation. And, if we had any questions at all they'd respond nearly immediately with assurance that we were still on the right track. Overall, I'd highly recommend utilizing the Smith Spencer team to buy or sell your house. I'll certainly be using their services when the time comes for us to move on from our current abode and into the next house of our dreams.
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.
Stacy Smith recently helped us with the purchase of our home for our move to the Charleston area. She was all hands on deck from our first conversation together, and has a work ethic and passion for real estate that is unparalleled. She was willing to FaceTime us for spur of the moment viewings since we were out of state, write contracts at the drop of a hat, and always available via text or call. Cannot recommend Smith Spencer enough! Would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell in this wild market.
Can't sing Stacy's praises enough! I recommend her to everybody I know that's looking for a realtor. She helped us in finding house as we were moving back to Charleston from Pittsburgh. She was very knowledgeable and supportive and helped us to navigate this process the best we could in the middle of the pandemic earlier this year. It's clear that she works extremely hard and does whatever she can to make the process efficient for her clients. We appreciate it that she was honest and straightforward with us. Stacy has many clients and has a very busy schedule however she always made us feel like we were her only clients which I still don't know how she did that with how busy she was! If you want a hard-working, determined, and quick as a whip relator look no further. Stacy is a boss.
I'm so grateful I chose Stacy Smith with Smith & Spencer for a quick buy on a new home purchase. From showing to closing, she went above and beyond as a realtor to expedite the entire process. Stacy literally walked me through each phase and was personally present at each step to guide me from beginning to end so I was able to move into my new home within three weeks of the first viewing. I highly recommend if you're seeking an exceptionally knowledgeable professional who provides attentive, efficient and courteous first class service.
Aya was so helpful and kind throughout the entire process of helping us find a house! Her negotiating is next level. We are super thankful for her navigating us through this process.
-Kenny Vaccaro & Kahli Ontiveros | Tennessee Titans
Aya is an AMAZING realtor!! I had a few hiccups along the way (my fault not hers) and she was there every step of the way to guide me through every bit of it! I will recommend her to anyone who is looking to purchase a new home or to help you sell your home. Aya is very personable, knowledgeable, and listens to you in order to help you find what you're looking for. I trusted her the entire way of my home buying experience. This was my first home purchase and I can TRULY give all of the credit to Aya!! She does not try to sell the house to you, she shows you what you've asked for, listens to your pros and cons and brings even more to the table. She truly treated me as if I were her only client. My review does not touch the gratitude and thankfulness I have for her. My daughter and I have a beautiful home and have Aya to thank for that.
Aya was extremely helpful, very responsive and stayed on top of every detail.
-Jack Crawford | Tennessee Titans
Aya was introduced us through an inquiry on Zillow. She showed us a home we were interested in and we put down a contract to purchase. Aya was meticulous with details and kept us informed throughout the offer, contract negotiation, inspection and close. Aya's calm professional demeanor was welcome and appreciated. If you are seeking to work with an agent that is focused on making the home-buying experience a joy, Aya is your agent!
I had the pleasure of working with Erin Spencer to sell my current home and assist with the purchase of my new build. She was professional, responsive, and her experience helped me in several areas I would not have thought of myself during the whole process. I would not hesitate to recommend their group or use them in the future!
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!
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!
This was my second property purchased with Stacy. She is by far the best person to work with in Charleston (well, or anywhere in my experience). She's honest, fair, and an insane negotiator. I recommend Stacy to all of my friends... she and Erin know how to run a well oiled machine.
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!
Our experience with Stacy was fantastic. She is extremely thoughtful and very responsive. Stacy took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for in order to help us find the right fit. We couldn't have been happier!
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!
We have the good fortune of knowing many realtors. When we decided to sell our house, I knew exactly who to choose. Stacy Smith is straightforward, hardworking, and very responsive. She is results oriented. While setting our goals and achieving them with Stacy, I began referring to her as “The Terminator”! I like her communication style, and her level of attention to the details. Stacy has an incredible wealth of knowledge, and she used that knowledge to get us the best contract possible; well above asking price. I would recommend Stacy to anyone looking for fantastic results!
I reached out to Stacy with our specific needs and wants, as well as our limited timeline. She was able to get us into see our preferred property right away, and more importantly helped us get the house in a very competitive and limited inventory market. Her creative approach and extensive network in second to none. Stacy got it DONE! She is a true professional in a sea of amateurs, taking care of every detail, always with style and grace. Her network is vast and her references can be trusted. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her. Do yourself a favor and hire Stacy for any of your real estate needs!
Stacy and team are what you want in an agency: detail oriented, great advisement, well-versed and knowledgeable, excellent communicators. The whole process was seamless and smooth and I highly recommend.
You will not find a more experienced, knowledgeable, or hardworking team of real estate pros in Charleston! Stacy just recently sold our home for us (in 4 days) and it could not have gone any smoother. Stacy brings a no nonsense and confident attitude that is a result of years of extensive experience and success in real estate, that my husband and I appreciated. We were able to make informed decisions with Stacy's guidance while never feeling pressured. Communication from Stacy's office could not have been better, and Cynthia Wheeler, who managed the admin tasks and correspondence, was a true professional all the way through!
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!
Stacy and her team were far beyond amazing. From the first phone call we had with her until closing day. It was my first experience as a homebuyer, and I had heard stories from friends about how difficult the process can be. Stacy found us our dream home on day one and got us a better deal than we thought would be possible. Her team, after the offer was accepted, were effortlessly efficient. They truly were the dream team. I cannot recommend her enough if you are buying a home in the Charleston area. She is truly the best of the best.
Stacy was our real estate agent. She was awesome to work with and given that we were only in town for a week to find a house, we successfully achieved that mission. Couldn't be more happy with how responsive and professional she is. She really helped us from the start to the finish line in finding just the perfect home.
Stacy and team were super pro's in this difficult market as a buyer. Worked to understand our needs moving from out of state and zero'd us in on the right areas and eventually landed our dream home in dramatic style. We definitely hit the jackpot with Stacy!
We are moving in from out of town and felt that we had to get it done in one week. With the limited number of homes available in Mt. Pleasant, we were very nervous of not finding the right one. Stacy Smith lined up 4 homes for us to see on our first day in town and by 3pm we had found our dream house! She spent quite a bit of time with us prior to our trip, learning our style and talking about neighborhoods. Stacy also got us connected with an excellent lender in the area. They worked through everything seamlessly together. When it was time to put in an offer, Stacy knew what was needed to make us stand out. Highly recommend working with Stacy and her office!
Stacy is a fantastic realtor! She helped us set realistic expectations, prepare so we could give a competitive offer, and navigate a highly competitive market with low inventory. Not only did she help us find our dream home, she used her connections to get an inspection scheduled before we left town (we’re relocating). Stacy is candid, professional, hardworking, and a pleasure to work with. So thankful she was recommended to us!
Cynthia was our agent for our move from Oregon to South Carolina. The weekend that we came down to look at houses, she already had an idea of the neighborhood we would be interested in and she was exactly right! We put an offer on our Park Circle home that same weekend. While we were back in Oregon, Cynthia handled everything on our behalf in Charleston. She was very communicative, efficient and we always felt like everything was under control. Once we made it to Charleston, she met us at our new house with welcome gifts and our key. We couldn't have been happier with her.
-Spike and Jennifer Schillo
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.
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!
Stacy helped us buy our first home in a crazy market! She was Johnny on the Spot answering all our emails and texts right away and helped us navigate a low appraisal issue. We are so happy about our Daniel Island condo purchase!
-Greg and Ellen Elias