Sixteen William Means Real Estate agents awarded prestigious distinctions

February 16, 2022

William Means Real Estate announced that 16 of its agents have received recognition from the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® for outstanding sales production for the year 2021. 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.

“Year after year I am continually proud of the many accomplishments of our agents and their dedication to Charleston real estate,” said Lyles Geer, President and Broker-in-Charge for William Means Real Estate. “Their ability to excel during the unprecedented times we have experienced over the last two years is evidence that William Means agents will always be at the top of the Charleston real estate market.”

Six 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 $21,700,000 in volume and/or more than 46.5 sides. Alex Brener, Jane Dowd, Helen Geer, Lyles Geer, Harrison Gilchrist and Michelle McQuillan received this honor. Agent Kalyn Smythe also ranked in the top two percent of Realtors with more than $31,000,000 in sales.

The Gold category (top 5 percent) requires agents to have sold $18,000,000 – $21,699,999 in volume and/or 33-46 sides. William Means Real Estate agent, Beverly Burris qualified for this category.

The Silver category (top 10 percent) requires an agent to have sold $9,500,000 – $17,999,999 in volume and/or 23-32.5 sides. Helen Butler, Etta Connolly, Mary deS. Cutler, Will Dammeyer, Martha Freshley, Leize Gaillard, Bonnie Geer, Grace Perry Huddleston and Paula Yorke qualified for this category.

As one of the oldest real estate firms in the area and an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, William Means continues to remain at the forefront of the local luxury market. William Means Real Estate announced that 2021 was the best in the company’s 88-year history with nearly $420M in overall sales, a 35% increase over 2020. The firm recorded a $1.1M average sales price, out-ranking 18 other Charleston companies for this first-place title for any company with $325M or more in sales.

The annual REALTORS® of Distinction ceremony brings the Realtor community together to recognize the top agents in the Charleston area. All 2021 Realtors® of Distinction recipients will be treated to an exclusive keynote address from real estate investor, national speaker and author, Abhi Golhar. The award ceremony will take place on March 29th at Trident Technical College.

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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 49 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.