Since 1996 CSA Real Estate has provided expert representation to newcomers and natives alike in Charleston and the Carolina Lowcountry. We pride ourselves on the level of personal professional service we give to each of our clients.

How does CSA Real Estate Represent its clients?

Among our many services CSA Real Estate Services provides Exclusive Single Agency representation for Buyers and Sellers. In this relationship we are happy to represent the exclusive interests of one party in the real estate transaction.

With the written permission of both the buyer and the seller, we can also introduce our own buyer clients to the excellent listings that belong to our seller clients. In this relationship we represent both parties equally and with the same honesty, fairness and integrity we offer in an exclusive agency relationship. The primary difference between these relationships is that in disclosed dual agency, confidential information cannot be shared between the clients by the agent; whereas with Exclusive Single Agency the agent’s exclusive duty is to the specific client rather than to both parties.

Please feel free to discuss these agency relationships with us should you have questions.

Meet Charlie Smith

Broker in Charge for CSA Real Estate Services since 1996.

A longtime outspoken advocate for planning, building and cultivating well-planned healthy communities, Charlie Smith draws heavily on his background as a Masters level city and regional planner and his unusually broad knowledge of urban design and historic building techniques to give his clients an extra edge in the historic properties market. If you want to know exactly what you are looking at and how it was built, Charlie Smith is the guy.

While he was raised in Charleston and the Carolina lowcountry, Charlie also served as Development Coordinator for the City of Miami Beach, Florida during the redevelopment of the Art Deco District in South Beach in the 1980’s. Returning to Charleston in 1996, Charlie has been actively engaged in many aspects of the Charleston community. Much of his community work since 1996 has been in social justice advocacy. He was a founder of the Alliance for Full Acceptance, now one of the south’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organizations. Charlie served as a Charleston County Planning Commissioner for eight years and now serves as an appointee of  Mayor Tecklenburg to the West Ashley Revitalization Commission.

What types of Services are offered by CSA Real Estate?

Whether you are looking for a home or looking for a homebuyer, it’s the expertise of the agents at CSA Real Estate at listening, searching and narrowing the field that sets us apart from other firms. We are “hands on” from the start and we are with you until the deal is done and beyond.

Our agents are deeply committed to the betterment of our entire community and we are happy to help our new residents get settled in and connected to the services and institutions they need.

Many of our new residents are also looking for help with business opportunities in the area. CSA Real Estate is a full service residential and commercial brokerage firm. Our agents will be happy to assist in finding a location that is best suited for both your home and/or your work environment.

We often recommend well-qualified independent service providers who provide excellent care for our clients. See our resource page or just ask us if you need assistance. We’ll be happy to help.

Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll make sure that you get the kind of representation you deserve.