A steadily-growing real estate agency in the Charleston area recently opened its second center, housing more than 50 agents.

The new office for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Southern Coast Real Estate is based at 1525 Ashley River Road in Charleston. Linda Collins is owner and broker-in-charge of the existing Summerville office and the new operation in West Ashley.

The Ashley River Road location aims to attract clients from West Ashley, James and Johns islands and Folly Beach, according to Southern Coast.

Collins launched independently owned and operated Southern Coast Real Estate in 2008. The agency became an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in September 2014. According to Collins, the realty “strived for culture and diversity to provide success. Our sales associates work very hard for our clients and to help each other. After nearly 30 years in Charleston area real estate, I am still in awe of the joys of helping others find home ownership in the highly acclaimed greater Charleston area,” she says.

Berkshire Hathaway Southern Coast says it enjoyed a “banner year,” helping the realty to stand out in the Charleston market. Meanwhile, brokerage network Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices “has certainly taken notice,” promoting the opening of the new office and quickly approving the move.

The West Ashley location “will solidify the already robust presence” of Berkshire Hathaway Southern Coast locally, the company says. Reach Collins at 843-871-5091 or l.collins@bhhsscre.com.

Irvine, California-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices calls itself a brand-new real estate brokerage network “built for a new era in residential real estate.” HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks.

Reach Jim Parker at 843-937-5542 or jparker@postandcourier.com.