Eleven William Means real estate agents receive prestigious awards

February 21, 2023

William Means Real Estate announced that 11 of its agents have received recognition from the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® for outstanding sales production for the year 2022. The REALTORS® of Distinction award recognizes the top 10 percent of producing Charleston REALTORS® who met stringent requirements including sales production, education requirements and adhering to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.

“William Means agents have incredible knowledge and understanding that you won’t find at any other brokerage in Charleston,” said Lyles Geer, President and Broker-in-Charge for William Means Real Estate. “For 90 years, our firm has offered the highest level of service and expertise to generations of Lowcountry residents and will continue to do so for years to come.”

Two William Means Real Estate Agents qualified for the Platinum category, which represents the top two percent of REALTORS® in the Charleston area. This category requires agents to have sold more than $26,600,000 in volume and/or more than 50.5 sides. Lyles Geer and Kalyn Smythe received this honor, each achieving $50M and $43M in sales, respectively.

 The Gold category (top 5 percent) requires agents to have sold $16,900,000 to $26,599,999 in volume and/or 33-50 sides. Alex Brener, Jane Dowd, Farrah Follmann, and Michelle McQuillan received this designation.

 The Silver category (top 10 percent) requires an agent to have sold $11,300,000 to $16,899,999 in volume and/or 24.5-32.5 sides. Etta Connolly, Mary deSaussure Cutler, Will Dammeyer, Leize Gaillard, and Harrison Gilchrist received this honor. Agent Helen Geer also qualified for this category.

Year after year, William Means remains at the forefront of the local luxury market. The boutique company achieved more than $360M in sales in 2022 with an average sales price of $1.38M. As one of the oldest real estate firms in the area and an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, their agents are consistently among the top producers in the Charleston area.

The annual REALTORS® of Distinction ceremony brings the Realtor community together to recognize the top agents in the Charleston area. All 2022 REALTORS® of Distinction recipients will be treated to an exclusive keynote address and award ceremony on March 28 at the Charleston Gaillard Center.


About William Means Real Estate

Founded in 1933, William Means Real Estate is one of Charleston’s oldest real estate companies and an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. Established in 1995, Christie’s International Real Estate is the world’s leading expert on high-end real estate with a network of 900 offices in 50 countries and territories worldwide. Lyles Geer was named President and Broker-in-Charge in 2021 after his mother, Helen Geer, spent more than 20 years leading the company. The firm has continued to evolve with the latest innovations to remain at the forefront of the area’s real estate market. William Means Real Estate has an office on Broad Street in downtown Charleston and another in Mount Pleasant to assist clients in the East Cooper area. For more information, visit charlestonrealestate.com.