William Means Real Estate – Realtors of Distinction Award


We are so excited to have 9 William Means agents receive the Realtors of Distinction Award this year!  The REALTORS of Distinction award recognizes the top 10% of sales producing Charleston REALTORS.

To be in the Executive Circle agents must reach $11,500,000 + in sales volume and or be part of 39.5+ transactions.  William Means agents in the Executive Circle this year are:

Will Dammeyer

Helen Geer

Elle Haynes

Mona Kalinsky

Michelle McQuillan


To be part of the President’s Circle agents must reach $7,200,000 – $11,500,000 in volume and/or be part of 27.5-39.5 transactions.  William Means agents in the President’s circle this year are:

Helen Butler

Mary deS. Cutler

Martha Freshley

Lyles Geer

Congratulations to all our agents who reached this outstanding acheivement!



Sponsoring Historic Charleston Foundation Antiques Show Preview Party

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William Means Real Estate is sponsoring the Historic Charleston Foundation’s Antiques Show Preview Party.  The opening night event kicks off the show on March 19th with cocktails, Lowcountry hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment in the elegant and energetic atmosphere of Memminger Auditorium.  Guests will mingle among booths of magnificent antiques. Tickets and more information are found on Historic Charleston Foundation’s website.

The Antiques Show continues through March 20-22 and is the premier destination for antique collectors and enthusiasts.  Showcasing late 18-20th century English, American and European furnishings, decorative and fine arts, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry and silver.

William Means continues to be a proud supporter of Historic Charleston Foundation and their efforts to preserve and protect the architectural, historical, and cultural character of Charleston.  William Means broker in charge, Helen Geer, currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Historic Charleston Foundation and is very dedicated to their cause.


Homes For Sale In I’On : A Beautiful Charleston Single Home


If you are looking at homes for sale in I’On you should not miss 213 North Shelmore Boulevard.  This beautiful Charleston single home was recently listed by Michelle McQuillan. Every home tells a story; below is the story of the current owners and what they loved about their coveted home.

When it was time to buy a new house for their growing family, Chappy and Sarah McKay knew one thing for sure: They were not leaving I’On. As one of the earliest families to settle here — they have the distinction of being the first family in I’On to welcome a new baby into their home — they understood what this unique development offered with its play parks, walking trails and safe, friendly environment so close to downtown.

For their new home, they wanted a dedicated playroom for their children and an open floor plan that allowed for easy entertaining. “We loved this house” right away, says Sarah of her home at 213 N. Shelmore. “The antique-inspired wood floors were what I first noticed. And when the French doors are opened up to the porch, it provides wonderful breezes and a nice circular flow.”

The kitchen is well-designed and open to the family room, allowing them to interact with their guests while still preparing dinner. “We like to have friends over for football parties,” says Sarah. “And it can get a little rambunctious with excitement when Alabama gets that ball. So a big, open space is key for a crowd like that.” She also likes that she can enjoy the woodburning fireplace in the family room even when she’s in the kitchen preparing dinner after a long day of work. “It just works really well for us,” she says of the floorplan. “We’ve been able to raise our family in a house that provided us all the space we needed,” she says of the home they have now lived in for more than seven years.

That first I’On baby, Ellis, is now a strapping 15-year-old boy away at boarding school. So Maggie, their 11-year-old daughter, gets full reign over the third floor media/playroom, where she likes to have sleepovers with her friends and sew or do art projects. “I like having my own space!” she says.

For Chappy, a large, two-car garage was essential for housing all of his tools as well as the family’s stash of bikes and sporting equipment. He also appreciates that he can offer visitors lots of privacy in the guest house, which has a full bath and kitchenette, above the detached garage.

The large fenced-in yard also provides plenty of room for the McKays’ two adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Bama and Sunny. “They love to greet the neighbors and other dogs walking by or just sun themselves on the front and back porches,” says Sarah.

For more information about 213 North Shelmore Blvd please e-mail Michelle McQuillan at michelle@williammeans.com or call 843-814-4201.

To learn more about the I’On neighborhood check out these blog posts:

 Homes For Sale In I’On – What Can You Afford?

I’On Living – Take A Look At The Market

I’On Living


Homes For Sale In I’On – What Can You Afford?

Have you heard about the award winning I’On community in Mt. Pleasant? Are you interested in homes for sale in I’On? Want to know what you can afford?  Last year, 77 homes sold in I’On with an average sales price of $883,370.  Currently on the market I’On homes range from $1,975,000 to $599,000.  Below are two featured I’On listings exclusively listed by Michelle McQuillan.

Featured Listings:

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209 Ponsbury Road boasts gorgeous lake views for those who would enjoy sitting on their front porch having a cup of coffee overlooking a picturesque view of Eastlake.  Built in 2011 this fabulous home has a master bedroom downstairs, an open floor plan, and an attached garage.  With 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths encompassing 3,133 square feet this is the perfect place to call home.  Listed for $1,085,000.

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15 Frogmore Road is nestled back in the neighborhood in a quiet cul-de-sac with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, totaling 3,280 square feet. Double back porches blend the indoors with out inviting you spend time enjoying the tranquility of the marsh.  Listed at $890,000 this is an amazing deal for being marsh-front in I’On.  You will find this home to be in move-in ready condition or make your own additions which will only bolster it’s value.

Ready to move to I’On?  Contact a neighborhood expert at William Means today.

Read more about I’On in these related posts:

I’On Living

I’On Living – Take A Look At The Market


I’On Living – Take A Look At the Market




I’On is thought of as one of the best neighborhoods in all of Charleston.  Residing just over the bridge in Mount Pleasant, I’On, boasts some of most thoughtful neighborhood design and architecture.  The best way to get the true feel for I’On living is to walk the neighborhood’s tree lined streets.

The amazing attributes of I’On make it one of the top performing neighborhoods in Charleston real estate.  I’On had a very strong year in 2013 and it continued in 2014.  The overall dollar volume of sales in I’On was up 13%.  I’On had moderate increases in the number of homes sold and median list price.

The one major factor that will affect I’On in 2015 is supply versus demand.  I’On has only 24 homes actively listed at an average list price of $1,315,000.

William Means’ agents are the experts in all things I’On.  If you would like to learn more about buying or selling a home in this premier neighborhood please give us a call or e-mail.

Read more about life in I’On in this related post:

I’On Living 

I’On Living

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February is a month to showcase things that you love.  One of the neighborhoods that we LOVE in Charleston is I’On.  We are so fond of it we even have an office located when you first enter the neighborhood at 159 Civitas Street, suite 100.  What’s not to love about I’On living?  You’re in the heart of Mount Pleasant – one of the country’s fastest-growing cities – while surrounded by nature, a picturesque neighborhood square, and homes that promote community and togetherness.  I’On combines the best of European design with the laid-back, easy living vibe of the South….and we LOVE it!

The homes in I’On mimic traditional Charleston single houses. They are purposely situated close to each other and their wide porches invite neighbors to connect and friendships to form. If you’ve ever wanted to be part of a close-knit community where you truly feel at home, I’On offers that.

With a purposeful neighborhood design, outdoor amenities and community centers all within walking and biking distance, you can’t help but head outdoors for a solo jog, a family biking adventure, fishing with a friend or walking the dog. I’On has several natural trails that – despite being minutes from the heart of a bustling town – give residents a chance to peacefully connect to nature.

Visit The Rookery, a protected bird nesting area with observation stands where you can view hundreds of native birds and wildlife. Or if you fancy life on the water, you’ll love the lakes throughout I’On that are connected by canals and footbridges. Or explore the tidal creeks and saltwater marsh by boat. Along a bend of Hobcaw Creek, there’s the neighborhood boat ramp giving residents easy access to the Cooper and Wando rivers, the Charleston harbor and even the Atlantic Ocean. Or simply stroll the paths along the Marsh Walk to catch an evening sunset.

Nurture your newfound friendships and meet even more I’On neighbors at the restaurants, shops and offices in I’On Square – the perfect place for a casual lunch or to meet for drinks and dinner. Another favorite gathering place is the Mount Pleasant Amphitheater at the north end of Westlake. The amphitheater hosts outdoors concerts, movies and shows as well as holiday festivals and family picnics.

Active residents will love the I’On Club for swimming, tennis and fitness classes. The club has an eight-lane junior Olympic swimming pool and six clay tennis courts. It’s a bustling community space filled with residents of all ages.

I’On provides all this and residents still have access to all that the Town of Mount Pleasant has to offer: restaurants, shopping centers, theater, parks, festivals and entertainment. Plus, they are minutes from historic downtown Charleston.

They say life is what you make of it so make yours the I’On life and experience the fullness that comes with living in a community, connecting with your neighbors and soaking up the beauty of the Lowcountry.

Search homes for sale in I’On now.

South of Broad Living – What Can You Afford?

Have you wandered the streets South of Broad dreaming of living in this exclusive neighborhood? Want to know what it costs to live South of Broad?  The average sales price in 2014 was $1,646,232 which is a 12% increase from 2013.  Currently on the market, South of Broad homes range from $9,250,000 to a one bedroom loft for $600,000.  Here’s a look at a few of our exclusive South of Broad listings.

Featured Homes:  

South of Broad

Exclusively listed by Helen Geer, 2 Concord Street is a truly one-of-a-kind property.  In a prime downtown location this estate is the only residence on the Charleston peninsula with a private dock.  The 1,234  guest residence sits on shore above the three car garage with a laundry facility, gourmet kitchen and two guest suites.  Walk along the oyster tabby dock to the main residence and prepare to be stunned.  This three story home showcases phenomenal views from practically every room.  With the finest appointments throughout this is the perfect place for someone who enjoys life on the water (literally).  Listed for $9,250,000.

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Exclusively listed by Mona Kalinsky, 24 Church Street is an elegant late 18th Century Federal Style Charleston Row Home. Completely restored and updated this sophisticated home offers grand formal rooms and “to the period” woodwork and mantles all the while not sacrificing modern luxuries.  Listed for $3,600,000.

South of Broad

8 1/2 Limehouse Street is what comes to mind when you think of a classic Charleston home South of Broad with the double piazzas and welcoming street presence. With the interior freshly painted this wonderful home is move-in ready.  A rare find in downtown Charleston 8 1/2 Limehouse Street is situated on a large lot with a parking space in the rear.  An ideal home for entertaining there is a large screened-in porch and a beautifully landscaped yard. Exclusively listed by Martha Freshley and recently reduced this home is listed for $1,285,000.  

Ready to move South of Broad?  Want to find out more? Contact a William Means agent today or search South of Broad homes for sale now.

Learn more about South of Broad in these related posts:

South of Broad Living – Take a Look at the Market

South of Broad Living

Real Estate in John’s Island: Your Chance at Paradise!

Have you always wanted to build your dream home in John’s Island? By purchasing today’s featured real estate in John’s Island, you will be able to do that and more! The amount of land being offered is absolutely insane, especially when you consider how little property there is left to be had in this small community. For this reason, you can’t let this opportunity to own real estate in John’s Island pass you by!

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This great listing is offering buyers an amazing chance to secure 15.5 acres! Take it from us, this is an unbeatable opportunity for a developer/builder to realize up to 60 lots in an area that is undoubtedly one of the hot areas for residential development in the Lowcountry! The area backs up to Whitney Lakes, and has the possibility of multiple access points. All of this adds up to one of the most desirable listings of real estate in John’s Island!

If you are interested in this lot, or any other real estate in John’s Island, please contact us. We are here to help you get what you want in this gorgeous location!

Luxury Properties in Mount Pleasant: Treat Yourself to Something Special

When it comes to the luxury properties in Mount Pleasant, it is hard for us to choose which ones we like best. That is because they all have their own display of exquisite perks that separate them from one another. If a modern build paying homage to the South’s classic architecture sounds like your cup of tea, today’s featured home will be of interest to you. With that in mind, here is one of the terrific luxury properties in Mount Pleasant!

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This elaborate 3 bedroom, 3 bath ‘Smart House’ enjoys one of the finest Mount Pleasant locations in the sought after neighborhood of Hibben! The area boasts shopping, dining, and beaches nearby. Moreover, this customized home offers majestic views of the pond and marshes leading to the Wando River. The open floor plan was designed to impress, with an elevated kitchen, a private deck, covered porches, a Wood burning fireplace, and hardwoods being a part of the package! The upstairs master suite has a tray ceiling and a Jacuzzi tub in the bath. Also note a Rinnai hot water system, central sound system, and an upstairs laundry room. Lastly, the two car attached garage has a large art studio/office featuring built-in desks with cabinets, and additional storage areas. As you can tell, the luxury properties in Mount Pleasant to do not skimp on the features!

If you are interested in this listing, or one of the other luxury properties in Mount Pleasant, please contact us. It would be our pleasure to help you get an exclusive property within this incredible community!

Luxury Homes in I’On: A Featured Estate

When you want to be a part of an exclusive club, the luxury homes in I’On will take you there! Only a handful of select owners are lucky enough to live within these extraordinary residences, and you can bet that they do not surface on the market too often. Fortunately there are still some available luxury homes in I’On waiting to be enjoyed. In fact, today’s featured estate happens to be one of the most lavish properties in the area!

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This 4 bedroom, 3 bath abode is an absolutely fabulous marsh-front home built by an award-winning builder in the much sought after I’On neighborhood! Set in the back of the neighborhood on a quiet cul-de-sac, this wonderfully situated home is move-in ready, or put your stamp on it and update or expand the home with either a master down or additional space for the kitchen. After all, at this price, anything you do will only bolster its value! So what are you waiting for? One of the finest luxury homes in I’On is in need of an owner!

If you are interested in this estate, or any of the available luxury homes in I’On, please contact us. Your ideal property is just a phone call away!