Real estate agency reports peak dollar count for home deals in June

The James Simmons House sold for $7.51 million in June, the highest sale that month for William Means Real Estate.

Sparked by a few “high-profile” transactions, William Means Real Estate set a record last month for the best sales period in its 83-year-history.

The company tallied $45 million in deals in June; the average home price worked out to more than $1 million.

“We have implemented a host of marketing and technological advances to assist our clients in buying and selling homes in Charleston,” says Drew Grossklaus, the agency’s sales director. “Coupled with the expertise of our professional agents and the affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate, we have seen tremendous success,” he says.

William Means’ major sales dot the Lowcountry. They include the second-priciest sale of the year on Isle of Palms and the top price fetched this year in Mount Pleasant’s I’On neighborhood. The peak transaction was the James Simmons house at 37 Meeting St. The downtown Charleston residence netted $7.51 million — the second-highest amount ever for a residential property on peninsular Charleston.

“It is a testament to our great agents to be able to achieve such sales in a month,” says Helen Geer, president of William Means. “Our agents go above and beyond to make sure their clients are informed with the most knowledge to make buying and selling decisions of Charleston’s premier properties,” she says.

Founded in 1933, William Means Real Estate bills itself one of the oldest real estate companies in Charleston. Geer assumed the company president and broker-in-charge posts in 1999.

Two years earlier, the agency became an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.

William Means sports a Broad Street office in downtown Charleston and an office in Mount Pleasant.


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