William Means Real Estate


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


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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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 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.

Why William Means

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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.

Kathleen Parramore - 187 Civitas Street - Buyer

Lyles was a pleasure to work with throughout the buying process. He knows downtown Charleston extremely well and never tired of showing us homes. We enjoyed his energy and enthusiasm. We would definitely use him again on the buying or selling side of any transaction in Charleston.

Steve Forebes - Steve Forebes - 5 Ladson Street - Buyer

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