Home is the doorway marked with the penciled lines of children growing. It’s the porch bathed in sunlight and hundreds of mornings of making coffee and plans. Neighbors as close as family. A school where your children flourish. A backyard that doubles as a football field.
We know what it means to call the Lowcountry home. And it’s our mission to help you call it home, too.
We are William Means
We know more than the Lowcountry streets – we know the secret gardens. We know more than the history – we know the legends. We know more than the beaches – we know the rhythm of the tides. We know more than the schools, churches, and social events – we know the way of life. Our encyclopedic knowledge of the Lowcountry is inspired by our sheer love of it – and a passion to share it with you. It’s why we pour every ounce of energy into understanding your wants, needs, and dreams. It’s why we build relationships, not databases. It’s why we treat everyone like a neighbor, because it’s our intention that one day you will be.
Driven by Experience
Since 1933, we’ve understood that what we do isn’t a job, it’s our calling.
We’d be honored to help you call the Lowcountry home.
William Means Real Estate
We are one of the oldest real estate companies in Charleston. William Means founded the company in 1933. In 1985 Helen Lyles Geer joined Mr. Hutson. She took over as owner and Broker-In-Charge in 1999 and William Means has operated under her leadership ever since.
In 1997, William Means Real Estate became an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. This partnership affirmed our long-standing record of first-rate service and extended our reach to luxury markets all over the world.
In 2006, we opened an office East of the Cooper in order to better serve our clients buying and selling in Mount Pleasant, Sullivans Island, and Isle of Palms.
We’re Just Getting Started
In 2009, we extended our representation of fine homes in the award-winning I’On neighborhood.
Today, William Means Real Estate has two office locations Downtown Charleston and I’On neighborhood.