South Carolina

America's Best Realtors 2020

Searching for your home sweet home can be daunting. The long list of "musts" and "wants" paired with limits of price range and location make it difficult to sort through the many homes listed for sale. The most successful realtors are the ones who alleviate your stress by showing that they have your best interests in mind: the ones who make you feel they are truly working for you.

That's why it's good to know which realtors have a record of success - especially in today's fluctuating housing market. Newsweek partnered with REAL Trends –the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987– to sort through the data and provide you with a list of America's Best Real Estate Professionals. We highlight the top real estate professionals by volume within each state. You can select the states on the interactive map or in the table below. If your company is listed below, you can get in touch to find out more about the licensing options.

Nancy Cooper - Global Editor in Chief Newsweek

RankNameCompanyCityStateTransactionsVolume
1Charles SullivanCarriage PropertiesCharlestonSC28.00$72,308,000.00
2Justin WinterJustin Winter Sotheby's International RealtySunsetSC73.75$58,490,450.00
3Kevin MillsCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupNorth Myrtle BeachSC260.00$47,742,712.00
4Melissa MorrellBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORSGreenvilleSC99.00$43,353,931.25
5Ruthie RavenelDaniel Ravenel Sotheby's International RealtyCharlestonSC21.00$43,277,365.00
6Blair MillerWilson AssociatesGreenvilleSC97.50$42,431,774.00
7Jacob MannColdwell Banker CaineGreenvilleSC79.00$42,321,888.00
8Traci MilesCENTURY 21 Boling & Associates, Inc.Myrtle BeachSC129.00$39,693,955.28
9Patrick O'ConnorColdwell Banker RealtyLexingtonSC122.20$37,087,909.00
10Joel BarberCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC187.00$29,853,096.00
11Brendon PayneCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC153.00$28,064,765.00
12Paige BirdRE/MAX Southern ShoresMyrtle BeachSC127.50$28,018,215.00
13Bobby CurtisColdwell Banker RealtyColumbiaSC77.00$26,989,000.00
14Nancy HoyCarolina One Real Estate ServicesMount PleasantSC24.00$26,655,929.00
15Jim KempsonCarolina One Real Estate ServicesEdisto BeachSC47.00$25,873,900.00
16Robertson AllenThe Cassina GroupMount PleasantSC24.00$25,727,203.00
17Matt ShealyColdwell Banker RealtyColumbiaSC194.00$24,797,238.00
18Jimmy DyeThe Cassina GroupMount PleasantSC19.00$24,714,345.00
19Clay CunninghamCarolina One Real Estate ServicesIsle of PalmsSC41.00$23,622,092.00
20Greg HarrelsonCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC132.50$23,537,349.06
21Shelly GarnerColdwell Banker RealtyColumbiaSC119.20$23,233,177.00
22Middleton RutledgeDaniel Ravenel Sotheby's International RealtyCharlestonSC11.00$22,557,000.00
23Taylor CharpiaRE/MAX AllianceMount PleasantSC66.00$21,547,928.00
24Abe SafaCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC121.00$20,951,650.00
25Andy ReynoldsKeller Williams RealtyLake WylieSC40.50$20,874,235.00
26Lori Lentz-WidnerCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC89.00$20,703,316.00
27Catherine DonaldsonCelia Dunn Sotheby's International RealtyBlufftonSC24.00$20,692,500.00
28Virginia HayesColdwell Banker CaineGreenvilleSC41.00$20,225,921.00
29Phillip JenkinsColdwell Banker RealtyIrmoSC69.90$20,058,303.00
30Jake LeeKeller Williams RealtyMurrells InletSC85.20$20,047,165.25
31Natalie TaflingerRE/MAX ProfessionalsFlorenceSC76.00$19,471,151.00
32Jack SpringsCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupNorth Myrtle BeachSC60.00$18,995,576.00
33Patti SmithRE/MAX Home TeamColumbiaSC79.00$18,694,369.00
34Michael SmithBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolina Sun Real EstateMount PleasantSC54.00$18,626,583.33
35Josh CourtrightKeller Williams RealtyFort MillSC51.75$18,059,893.00
36Melissa PattonRE/MAX MovesSimpsonvilleSC92.00$18,050,330.00
37Sherryl HennesseyWeichert, Realtors - Coastal PropertiesHillton Head IslandSC64.00$18,035,345.00
38Robert MoulWeichert, Realtors - Coastal PropertiesHillton Head IslandSC58.00$17,451,190.50
39T. J. O'BrienRE/MAX Southern ShoresMyrtle BeachSC60.50$17,038,394.00
40Jill PowellCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC83.00$16,947,728.00
41Jill LindstrandCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC63.00$16,750,039.00
42Kate SweetenRE/MAX Purpose DrivenLexingtonSC64.00$16,049,049.00
43Pam HarrisonKeller Williams RealtySpartanburgSC87.25$15,945,814.00
44Ray CrottsBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Young & CompanySpartanburgSC74.00$15,935,951.00
45Mike DasselKeller Williams RealtySpartanburgSC91.00$15,776,017.00
46Stacey CampbellRE/MAX Southern ShoresMyrtle BeachSC53.00$15,152,035.00
47Stacie ThompsonRE/MAX MovesFountain InnSC50.00$14,940,361.00
48Lawrence StopperCENTURY 21 Stopper & AssociatesMyrtle BeachSC85.00$14,886,750.00
49Paige HaneyBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORSGreerSC52.00$14,796,741.67
50Susan WestonCENTURY 21 Hawkins & KolbSumterSC85.00$14,771,573.00
51Kiersten BellColdwell Banker CaineGreenvilleSC51.00$14,527,868.00
52Donna MorrowColdwell Banker CaineSpartanburgSC67.50$14,379,102.00
53Lynn KellyRE/MAX ProfessionalsFlorenceSC73.00$14,328,664.00
54Susan ThompsonERA Wilder RealtySumterSC50.00$13,979,727.19
55Ana DiasColdwell Banker RealtyLexingtonSC64.50$13,941,902.00
56Thomas ShumbertNextHome SpecialistLexingtonSC65.00$13,833,239.00
57Michelle ManionCENTURY 21 Blackwell & Co. Realty, Inc.SpartanburgSC69.00$13,539,907.00
58Brooke BraswellRE/MAX SummitSumterSC58.00$13,279,028.00
59Lori SorensenCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC64.00$13,261,645.00
60Terri ScheperNextHome SpecialistChapinSC52.00$13,116,389.00
61Lauren GilstrapColdwell Banker RealtyColumbiaSC50.00$13,107,197.00
62Erin JosephKeller Williams RealtyGreenvilleSC51.25$12,964,093.00
63Rhonda AlexanderColdwell Banker RealtyColumbiaSC54.30$12,946,513.00
64Brian HurryColdwell Banker CaineSpartanburgSC66.00$12,931,368.00
65Kirk NoblesRE/MAX Southern ShoresNorth Myrtle BeachSC51.50$12,781,543.00
66Bryant EvansRE/MAX Southern ShoresMyrtle BeachSC55.00$12,570,716.00
67Debbie Foy SpradlingColdwell Banker Chicora AdvantageMyrtle BeachSC66.00$12,454,440.00
68Patrick ZarconeBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Myrtle Beach Real EstateMyrtle BeachSC54.00$12,442,750.00
69James "Scott" MathewsCENTURY 21 ThomasNorth Myrtle BeachSC55.00$12,308,630.00
70Charles ManleyColdwell Banker RealtyColumbiaSC57.00$12,092,203.00
71Harold McGeeColdwell Banker RealtyColumbiaSC56.80$11,699,196.00
72Charles FossettERA Wilder RealtySumterSC61.00$11,627,980.00
73Candy LimehouseKeller Williams RealtyColumbiaSC51.50$11,301,903.00
74Becki AshbyRE/MAX Purpose DrivenLexingtonSC51.50$11,065,322.00
75Stephanie WilsonCENTURY 21 Blackwell & Co. Realty, Inc.GreenvilleSC56.00$10,576,466.40
76Leigh McElveenERA Wilder RealtySumterSC53.00$10,528,540.00
77Travis MerrittsRE/MAX ProfessionalsFlorenceSC82.00$10,475,916.00
78Scott BurkettERA Wilder RealtySumterSC61.50$10,431,605.00
79Ana MooreCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC62.00$10,157,111.00
80Scott WeaverCENTURY 21 The Harrelson GroupMyrtle BeachSC61.00$9,912,501.00
81Liat EdriCENTURY 21 BroadhurstMyrtle BeachSC54.33$9,488,987.67
82Natasha ByrdERA Leatherman Realty, Inc.FlorenceSC51.00$9,219,819.70
83Chauncey HilliardEXIT REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTSOrangeburgSC56.25$8,633,194.75
84Tiffany ReevesColdwell Banker RealtyElginSC51.00$8,583,204.00
85Michael LopsRE/MAX River RealtyNorth AugustaSC50.00$8,562,732.40
86Justin BaileyCENTURY 21 Blackwell & Co. Realty, Inc.GreenvilleSC69.00$8,472,010.00
87Kim ByrdColdwell Banker RealtyColumbiaSC57.80$8,458,604.00
88Alyssa C HolmesCENTURY 21 ThomasNorth Myrtle BeachSC52.00$8,344,877.00
89Samantha CriderERA Wilder RealtySummervilleSC53.00$8,289,675.00
90Christopher HannaColdwell Banker Chicora AdvantageMyrtle BeachSC61.60$8,263,098.00
91Deborah GriggsBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Segars RealtyHartsvilleSC52.00$8,209,400.00
92Alan YoungBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Young & CompanySpartanburgSC52.00$7,934,690.00
93Wanda StewartColdwell Banker CaineGreenvilleSC57.00$7,751,485.00
94Lauri McLelandBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Segars RealtyHartsvilleSC56.00$7,326,320.00
95Steve CowartRE/MAX Advantage GroupColumbiaSC58.00$7,260,727.00
96Joshua ThomasKeller Williams RealtySenecaSC50.25$7,125,100.00
97Bruce BrownRE/MAX Southern ShoresGarden CitySC52.00$5,933,416.12
98Skip KirschCENTURY 21 Blackwell & Co. Realty, Inc.Boiling SpringsSC63.00$5,544,493.50
99Ruston WilliamsCENTURY 21 Blackwell & Co. Realty, Inc.Boiling SpringsSC56.00$5,422,268.50

Methodology:

Applicants submit an application; the fee does not guarantee placement. An individual must have closed at least 50 sides OR $20 million in sales volume in calendar year 2019. All supplied figures need to be based on closed residential business for calendar year 2019. Figures submitted can be for closed transaction sides and/or closed dollar sales volume. Applicants must submit verification including business tax returns. The local or state Realtor association must confirm the data.

When an agent represents both sides of a transaction, both sides are counted. When one side is handled, only one side can be included. Co-listings count as one-half of a transaction; referrals are not included.

All residential sales of 1 to 4 unit buildings, including single family, condominium and co-op units and lots sold for residential uses are included.

REAL Trends carefully reviews related websites and other sources to ensure the accurate description of individual sales (as opposed to team or brokerage sales).