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Butler Derrick III has built a career as a Realtor locally and in Aiken.

Derrick recently signed on with Charleston-based Carriage Properties, a luxury real estate agency.

The University of South Carolina graduate joined Charleston Trident Association of Realtors in 2008. Working with Derrick Realty, he was a member of the Aiken Board of Realtors 2008-10. He has had a license with a downtown Charleston brokerage since 2011, according to Carriage Properties.

Contact Derrick at 843-714-4054 or

A Southern California native who moved to the Charleston area as a youth has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolina Sun Real Estate.

Jake Sharp “enjoys the beautiful weather and outdoor activities that Charleston offers,” the Mount Pleasant agency says. He moved from the West Coast as “a young teenager with his family.” According to Carolina Sun realty, “Charleston’s spectacular golf courses and beaches have made this Jake’s home.”

Sharp moved to Carolina Sun after “extensive experience” with Akers Ellis Real Estate on Kiawah Island. He in part made the switch, according to the Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, because he’s “looking forward to joining an internationally recognized brand with a superior global relocation department and state-of-the-art technology tools.”

Contact Sharp at 843-300-9511, or

Boasting 30 years of marketing background, Joel Cardwell has joined a local franchise tied to a large national real estate firm.

Cardwell climbed on board with Keller Williams Realty in its Charleston-Mount Pleasant office. According to the agency, he brings more than three decades of “sales, marketing and contract negotiation experience to the team.” The company says his 2015 real estate sales volume places him in the top 20 percent of all local realtors.

He previously worked with Re/Max Advanced Realty.

Contact Cardwell at 317-850-0853, or

An agent with two decades of experience in customer service and cosmetology recently chose to expand her real estate reach through Keller Williams Charleston-Mount Pleasant Market Center.

Olga Gordon is a real estate professional in Charleston.

“I chose Keller Williams because of its reputation for integrity and its agent-centric business model,” Gordon says. “I want to grow my real estate business, and Keller Williams provides the training and technology that will help me reach my goals,” she notes.

Keller Williams Charleston-Mount Pleasant Market Center, located at 496 Bramson Court Suite 200 in Mount Pleasant, started up in 2003 and counts 250 associates.

“We are truly lucky to have Olga Gordon join us here” at Keller Williams Mount Pleasant, team leader Margot Weatherford says.

“Keller Williams offers its associates unparalleled career growth and lifelong learning opportunities in the real estate industry,” Weatherford says. “We know that Olga will be a great fit and that it is our customers who will truly benefit from Olga joining us.”

To learn more about Keller Williams, call Adam Roach at 843-882-7279 or email

Contact Gordon at 843-452-9694, or

Trudy Mercy Brown brings a varied background to her new position as real estate associate with ERA Wilder Realty’s Charleston area office.

According to the agency, Brown has experience in “real estate, sales, interior design, remodeling and new construction.”

Brown has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in interior design from Winthrop University. She also took part in ERA Top Gun Academy, which the national company describes as “one of the most advanced real estate training programs in the country.”

She is a member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, Mount Pleasant Business Association and the Center for Women.

A native South Carolinian, Brown says she’s “enjoyed being involved in the Charleston community” since 2001.

Contact Brown at 843-224-9822, at the company’s Wappoo Creek Drive office on James Island at 843-795-8011 or

Reach Jim Parker at 843-937-5542 or