We value individuality, beauty, and thought.

You've worked hard your whole life. You've done the research and know what you want out of your home and your next investment. You need someone to make your dream a reality.

We do not see real estate as a transaction based job. To us, it's about building trusted relationships, effective communications, expert coordination and exemplary performance before, during and after the sale.

Lowcountry Living

You work hard everyday, making the need for relaxation and pride in your home a priority.

Whether you are considering a home in the historic district of downtown Charleston, on one of the many barrier islands or in a surrounding town such as Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, Wadmalaw or Awendaw we can find you the home that has just what works for you.

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RARE Investors & Investments

The real estate market is a busy one right now in the lowcountry of South Carolina.

We at RARE Charleston are proud to continue to play an active role in its development. We work with a variety of investors and investor groups to help them find the right residential, rental and commercial properties. We take pride in having indepth knowledge about all the counties that make up the lowcountry.

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Vacant Land & Lots

Believe it or not, there is still land to be purchased in the Charleston, South Carolina area.

With lots available, designing and building your dream home in the location you desire is a breeze. Our agents also help developers find the land they need to build wonderful neighborhoods and creative commercial spaces.

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Commercial Expertise

With its historic charm, natural beauty, unique culture, access to the global marketplace and a skilled workforce, the lowcountry of South Carolina has become a desired destination for a variety of industries. Our experienced commercial agents can help locate office and industrial properties throughout the entire region. 

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Second Homes

Having a second home can provide you with many benefits: a family vacation home, a rental property and/or a potential investment property.

In any case, having a real estate professional by your side will help you determine which second home is right for you and can help make the buying process quick and simple. Our established relationships throughout the Charleston real estate market will also provide you with a network of resources to assist with property management services.

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We're rooted in Charleston

We are proud to be the locally-owned brokerage entity of our sister company, Ravenel Associates — an experienced, progressive and trusted regime and property management firm founded in Charleston over thirty years ago.

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Your Home's Value

Our success is fueled by experience.

We are a team of full-time, seasoned agents that have each built a reputation on our expertise, unparalleled service and knowledge of the Charleston market. We don't just list and show homes, we work tirelessly to market and locate properties that meet the unique needs of our clients. Our approach is simple, straightforward, and backed by a definable work ethic.

  • Forrest Edwards

    Managing Broker

    Managing Broker Forrest Edwards has been involved in the Charleston area real estate and finance industry since 1977. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance, he joined Cameron Brown Mortgage Bankers.
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  • Justin D. Albright

    With more than a decade of experience spanning a variety of facets in the South Carolina real estate market, residential expert Justin Albright has established himself as an industry leader and devoted agent. As a licensed Realtor, certified appraiser...
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  • Lea Anne Brown


    In the 30 years Lea Anne Brown has lived and worked in the Charleston, South Carolina area, she has been part of the growth and activities that have led readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine to vote Charleston as the No. 1 city in America for the past ...
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  • Louise Burgess

    Louise Burgess


    Louise brings a fresh perspective to the RARE Charleston team with nearly a decade in sales experience and a wide knowledge of the lowcountry. A lifelong resident of South Carolina, Louise grew up enjoying the many outdoor activities this “Sportsman’s Paradise” has ... 
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  • Kevin Driggers


    Lowcountry native and life-long South Carolina resident, Kevin Driggers brings 15 years of dedicated real estate sales, negotiating and investment strategy and market knowledge to RARE Charleston’s clients. Kevin is a highly motivated professional ...
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  • Michael Elliot

    Michael Elliott brings a dynamic and diverse range of resources to RARE Charleston’s clients. As a licensed SC Realtor and licensed SC residential builder, he is well versed in the complexities of real estate in all...
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  • Todd Reiger

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  • Leigh Rowe


    Leigh has lived in the Charleston, SC area for 40 years and loves the history, beauty, and people.  She has owned and restored properties from McClellanville to Edisto. Her involvement with the community has been extensive and ranges from...
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  • Vicky Wynn

    Vicky was originally raised in South Carolina, but lived in Asheville for many years until settling in Charleston...
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