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William Means sells top-end houses in downtown Charleston

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Sales in Charleston's historic district of homes fetching $1 million or more are taking place on average once every two to three weeks for a leading luxury real estate company.

So far this year, William Means Real Estate closed on 18 downtown properties with seven-figure price tags. Four of the homes sold for more than $3 million: a luxury property at 62 S. Battery sold for more than $4.67 million, 59 Church St. fetched $3.35 million, 22 King St. went for $3.3 million and 6 Legare St. sold at $3.15 million.

William Means, which dates to 1933, is an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. The company works closely with buyers and sellers South of Broad and throughout downtown Charleston, the company says.

"Charleston's accolades continue to keep our city at the forefront of people's minds as they consider second home locations and places to retire," says Helen Geer, president and broker-in-charge at William Means Real Estate. "Our team of professional real estate agents are top producers in the area’s luxury real estate market. We’re proud so many buyers and sellers trust William Means with such an important decision," she says.

The firm counts more than $1 billion in Charleston area real estate in the last dozen years and this year is on track to be one of the company's most successful yet. According to William Means, the Charleston area's popularity as a tourism destination keeps it on buyers' lists of places to retire or have a second home. Conde Nast Traveler readers recently voted Charleston the best small U.S. city for the seventh year in a row. Earlier this year, Charleston once again claimed the title of No. 1 city in the U.S. and Canada by readers of Travel + Leisure.

William Means Real Estate is one of Charleston's oldest real estate companies. Geer has been president and broker-in-charge since 1999. The firm says it "continues to evolve with the latest (real estate) innovations." The company has offices on Broad Street in downtown Charleston and in Mount Pleasant.

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