Maison Real Estate has announced $59,810,400 in closed and pending sales since January 1st. The all female team — helmed by founding partners Leslie Turner, Mary Lou Wertz and Olga Page — are known for their intimate knowledge of the local market and deep connections to the community. This has given them the inside track within this incredibly competitive market and has proven invaluable for their clients during this extreme inventory crunch as the Maison team transacted a number of in house deals before properties ever came to market. A few recent off-market deals Maison handled include 43 Society Street (a renovated 1840 Charleston Single in Ansonborough sold for $2,850,000 for which Leslie Turner represented both sides), 172 Balfour Drive (a home on Daniel Island which sold for $2,200,000 for which Danielle Hosker brought the buyers) and 46 Anson Street (which sold for $1,600,000 with Turner putting together the off-market deal for her buyer client).
This challenging market has made it clear that having an experienced real estate team is more important than ever during these unprecedented times. Who you work with REALLY matters — Maison’s unofficial motto — has never been more relevant. Their business model of quality over quantity — not based on volume but on the quality of their transactions, properties and the service they provide to their clients — is evident in some other recently transacted deals. 11 Church Street (sold for $4,900,000 and Mary Lou Wertz represented both sides of that deal and then assisted her seller client in a buyer capacity to purchase 101 Tradd Street), 77 Gibbes Street (sold for $1,300,000 with Eleanor Smythe bringing the buyers for this South of Broad home as well as selling their other home which is under contract), 400 Merritt Boulevard (sold for $957,000 with Laura Wingate Farish representing the buyer for this Isle of Palms home) and 155 Tradd Street (which Joni Hazelton listed on 2/20 and got under contract 2/21).
Maison’s founders attribute their firm's ability to adapt quickly to the new reality created by COVID to the fact that their business model was already founded on offering a very high level of concierge service which is something that has always set them apart. During the pandemic — having to deal with a number of unprecedented challenges like selling multiple properties sight unseen — buyers and sellers have become more and more reliant on expertise and services outside the normal parameters of an agent such as meeting moving trucks, stocking refrigerators, power washing exteriors and overseeing the replacement of HVAC systems. Flexibility amidst this challenging environment is what has enabled the Maison Real Estate team to record the highest January and February sales numbers in their company’s history.
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