09-05-2008 07:26 PM CET - Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Charleston’s Preeminent Luxury Real Estate Broker, William Means Real Estate, Celebrates 75 Years

Press release from: William Means Real Estate

Charleston, SC, September 4, 2008 – William Means Real Estate, a specialist in the buying and selling of high-end homes throughout the historic Charleston peninsula and surrounding areas, celebrates 75 years of service to the Lowcountry.

One of the oldest and most established Charleston real estate firms, William Means was originally founded in 1933. Initially the firm offered real estate and insurance services and specialized in the sale of plantations. In 1957, Mr. Means’ son-in-law, W. Elliot Hutson, acquired the real estate division, which was purchased in 1993 by current broker-in-charge Helen Lyles Geer.

Despite the changes in ownership, William Means Real Estate has maintained its main office on Broad Street for 75 years–first at the Confederate Home at 60 Broad and today at 41 Broad near the corner of Church Street.

To meet the growing demand in the Charleston SC real estate market, in 2007, the firm opened an additional office east of the Cooper on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.

“Historically, Charleston has been a self-contained city with its luxury property concentrated downtown,” says Ms. Geer. “But the last ten years have shown the growth of fine properties from the peninsula to outlying areas. We’ve been doing business outside of downtown for a number of years, and it was time to open a second office.”

While Charleston real estate has fared far better than other areas of the country, William Means is committed to reacting to the changes in the market and adjusting accordingly in order to serve their clients. As the Charleston SC real estate market changes, the firm and its team of experienced real estate agents plan to stay ahead of the curve.

“A big focus for us over the past year has been to increase our online marketing, but it’s our affiliation with Christie’s Great Estates that has been critical. Christie’s advertising, marketing, and promotional tools provide our firm access to an audience of affluent, prospective homebuyers from around the world,” says Ms. Geer.

William Means Real Estate agents are dedicated to making the buying or selling of a fine property a pleasure for their clients. The firm stands by their promise to ensure the process is easy for each client, offering exceptional service right up to the closing.

“To know we’ve made the experience as enjoyable and convenient as possible and built a long-standing business relationship is very important to us. Our high level of referral business attests to this approach, and it’s a principle we will carry on for the next 75 years,” comments Ms. Geer.

About William Means Real Estate:

William Means Real Estate is the preeminent broker of luxury real estate in Charleston, South Carolina, and the area’s exclusive affiliate of Christie's Great Estates®, the largest international network of real estate companies committed to the marketing and sales of premier property. Since 1933, the firm has specialized in the buying and selling of fine residential property and real estate on Charleston, South Carolina’s historic peninsula, surrounding communities, and islands. For more information, visit www.charlestonrealestate.com or contact our Charleston office at (843) 577-6651 or our East Cooper office at (843) 375-4800.

Heidi Stroup, Marketing Director
(843) 577-6651

Charleston real estate market leader and exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates, William Means Real Estate, celebrates 75 years of buying and selling premier property in Charleston, South Carolina, and surrounding areas.

William Means Real Estate
41 Broad Street
Charleston South Carolina, 29401

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