Barbee, McDonnell join growing realty in Summerville


Berkshire Hathaway Southern Coast recently tapped a professional whose career has always involved real estate and a business owner attuned to helping others.

The associates are Rebecca Barbee and David McDonnell. They're based in the family-owned company's Summerville office.

A Charleston native, Barbee brings more than 10 years of real estate background to Berkshire Hathaway Southern Coast. She chose real estate as her career because of "her strong desire to help others achieve the dream of home ownership," the realty says. A task- and goal-oriented person, she uses her skills to make sure clients experience a real estate transaction that's smooth from start to finish, according to the company. Barbee, who's a member of the Hill team, looks to incorporate her background and drive in helping customers.

"Becky's enthusiasm really shines as she talks about real estate," says Linda Collins, principal of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Southern Coast Real Estate in introducing her at a Summerville sales meeting.

In her personal life, she is "a dog lover, an amateur decorator, and an expert 'junker,'" the agency says. Family and friends are very important, and she's eager to make clients feel like at home, the realty says. Contact her at 843-518-2404 or

McDonnell, a graduate of Fordham University in New York, continued his education at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg. That's where he fell in love with the South, the agency says. McDonnell moved to the Lowcountry in 1990 and started a  chiropractic business. After several years running the venture, McDonnell is getting involved in real estate — bringing his vast background in client service and professionalism to provide a stress-free real estate experience, the agency says. “I am delighted to introduce David to everyone in our historic Summerville office. We are all ready to help Dave in any way we can,” Collins says.

A Summerville resident, McDonnell loves to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren, according to Berkshire Hathaway Southern Cost. He's an active member of his church and enjoys the occasional round of golf. Reach him at 843-518-2404 or

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Southern Coast Real Estate provides real estate assistance throughout Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. Collins is the independent owner and operator. The firm has office in Charleston and in Summerville.

Former agency owner, associates sign on with ERA Wilder in James Island

After developing a home-grown agency, Ashley Dangerfield pivoted to team up with a franchise's area center.

ERA Wilder Realty James Island says the former owner and broker of Charleston Home Team Real Estate has joined the realty's team of real estate sales professionals spanning metro Charleston.

"We at Charleston Home Team have recently partnered with ERA Wilder Realty largely because of the reputation (the agency has) for superior service towards both buyers and sellers within the Charleston Real Estate Market and the power of being an international brand," Dangerfield says. "ERA continues to raise the bar in industry standards and offered me and my team numerous tools designed to better serve our community and enhance our careers as real estate professionals,” she says.

A Charleston native, Dangerfield likes to travel and explore new places while also enjoying the return trip to the Lowcountry where she feels most at home, ERA Wilder James Island says. With more than 20 years in real estate, she's built up knowledge and experience throughout the business. She brings an ability to negotiate like a boss, being a social powerhouse in the community and staying one step ahead of the ever-changing real estate climate, according to the James Island locale.

"Ashley Dangerfield's contagious passion for real estate along with her years of experience in the Charleston market add a powerful synergy to our James Island office," says Jennifer Finger Krause, broker in charge.

As part of ERA Wilder Realty James Island, the Charleston Home Team including Dangerfield can offer home buyers and sellers innovative and market-relevant programs such as the ERA Sellers Security Plan; online marketing; listings distribution partners; and related mortgage, title and home warranty services.

Formed 23 years ago, ERA Wilder Realty is one of the largest real estate companies serving South Carolina. Visit