William Means Real Estate

FOUNDED IN 1933

William Geer Office


At William Means, we are committed to understanding client needs and are dedicated to providing knowledgeable service that begins from the moment you engage William Means. The unparalleled level of service we provide is viewed as the beginning of a long-term, prosperous relationship that continues long after closing.

How Are We Better?

  • Knowledge
  • Service
  • Locally Established
  • Success
  • Support
  • Relationships
  • Marketing
  • Integrity
  • Synergy

WHY CHOOSE WILLIAM MEANS?

We are driven to out work and out perform all the rest when it comes to providing high-end customer care. For William Means agents, real estate is not a hobby, it’s a passion and full-time job.

Call or E-Mail now to experience the William Means difference and see how real estate should be done.
Downtown Office: 843-577-6651
I’On Office: 843-375-4800
Email: [email protected]

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HISTORY

William Means Real Estate is one of the oldest real estate companies in Charleston. William Means founded the company in 1933. In 1985 Helen Lyles Geer joined Mr. Hutson as a partner. She took over as owner and Broker-In-Charge in 1999 and William Means has operated under her leadership ever since.

In 1997, William Means Real Estate became an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. This partnership affirmed our long-standing record of first-rate service and extended our reach to luxury markets all over the world.

In 2006, we opened an office East of the Cooper in order to better serve our clients buying and selling in Mount Pleasant, Sullivans Island, and Isle of Palms. In 2009, we extended our representation of fine homes in the award-winning I’On neighborhood. Today, William Means Real Estate has two office locations Downtown Charleston and I’On neighborhood.

CHRISTIE’S PARTNERSHIP

Christie’s International Real Estate - Luxury Real Estate Specialists Worldwide

As an exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, William Means is distinguished best in class. We benefit from ties to the world’s leading art business and its global real estate network comprised of 135 affiliate offices with approximately 25,000 real estate professionals in more than 40 countries. This extension of our network affords our clients the opportunity of engaging a worldwide audience of high-net-worth homebuyers outside our local sphere.


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Testimonials



Helen is the best! I understand why she is so highly thought of in the community. You hear this every time you mention her name. She handled every aspect of the process with great knowledge, integrity, and is a wealth of information for recommending the most reputable people work with to maintain your house after the fact. Thank you Helen!

Jim & Nancy G.


We have bought and sold houses many times over the years and worked with realtors across the country. Scott Baugh is the best. He takes time to really get to know you and understand your lifestyle preferences. Then he is thorough and efficient throughout the process of searching for a home and buying it at the right price. Scott listens carefully and has a keen sense of “the deal.” You can trust that he’s always looking out for you!

Paula Ellis & Gary Galloway


Randy’s true value to us became apparent when he advocated strongly on our behalf with the owners and their agent. When negotiations stalled, and after we asked Randy for his honest opinion on the likely outcome, we dropped our bid on this house. We were, and remain, grateful for his honesty and integrity in assisting us with a difficult purchase.

John Heliman


My husband and I have were blessed to work with Georgia Bell on our first home in 2008. Her knowledge and patience were invaluable as we navigated the market for the first time, which is why we enlisted her help once more when we began to look for our current home. Once again, her keen awareness and attention detail benefited us greatly – allowing us to sell quickly and close on our new home with ease. She helped as at every step along the way and is such a pleasure and joy to work with!

Mary Mac McFadden


I have to credit the purchase of our first home completely to Sarah. We went through a lengthy closed bidding war on a house in the Old Village. Due to Sarah’s precision with the paperwork and guidance in bidding we outbid over 10 other homebuyers. I cannot thank her enough. The entire process was so smooth and we now live in our dream home in our dream location.

Katie St. Clair, CPT, CSCS


My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Etta Connolly on the recent purchase of our home. We could not be more pleased with our choice of her as our agent. She knows and loves Charleston. She worked tirelessly on our behalf and was willing to answer all of our questions with great detail and great research. It seemed as though all of the agents and staff with William Means were on our side and working together to help us and each other. It was a perfect home buying experience. We are looking forward to working with Etta more investment properties in the future.

Anna


Finding just the right house in I’On was a methodical process, especially since we were engaged in our search long distance. During that process Will Dammeyer was patient, responsive and quick to identify properties he thought matched well with our tastes and interests. Without his perseverance and commitment I’m not sure we would have been as successful as we were.

Gary & Lanie


We have worked with Susan Davis many times over the years and have been extremely happy with her work ethic and professionalism. She has handled five transactions for us as well as closings for friends that we referred to her. Susan has a strong real estate history working first as an appraiser and then transitioning over to sales. We will definitely call her for our next real estate purchase.

Peggy Thornton


Martha had all the professional contacts we needed for a smooth purchase and closing. Martha used her banking connections to find a loan through a local bank that allowed immediate closing and avoidance of a short-tem rental. This was huge to us. It prevented the disruption and expense of us moving twice, once into a rental and then later into our purchased home, and also allowed us to make timely repairs before beginning our new jobs. The peace of mind that Martha gave us was invaluable and made our experience the best it could be.

M.M.


Martha had all the professional contacts we needed for a smooth purchase and closing. Martha used her banking connections to find a loan through a local bank that allowed immediate closing and avoidance of a short-tem rental. This was huge to us. It prevented the disruption and expense of us moving twice, once into a rental and then later into our purchased home, and also allowed us to make timely repairs before beginning our new jobs. The peace of mind that Martha gave us was invaluable and made our experience the best it could be.

M.M.


We want to let you know how much we enjoyed working with Lyles. He is a consummate professional, pays attention to details and listens! Having been in sales I am often frustrated by lax attitudes and inability to read between the lines. With Lyles, I was totally comfortable that he was working with and for us.

Steve Forebes


Sam has been spot on with his advice on my properties and has given me a professional and honest perspective on my investments. I always recommend Sam to my friends.

Scott Hunt


Elle has worked with us for 10 years, as we first moved into Charleston, then downsized when our daughter went to college, then finally on a rehab project. In each transaction Elle’s ethical approach, and mature market insight was a significant help in buying the right house, for the right price.

Sharon L. Kofmeh


As an investor, not familiar with the Charleston market, I needed a trusted, real estate professional. McLain educated me on the market, found an undervalued property, managed the remodeling required and found a qualified buyer. I was impressed with his knowledge, integrity and attention to details. I will use McLain again.

Bruce Carson