About Us

Our families have lived in Mt. Pleasant, well ... forever! We’ve watched our town grow from the Isle of Palms connector to Highway 41 and beyond. We are parents of children who are attending or have graduated from our Charleston County schools, and we’ve welcomed grandchildren to our beaches. This is our home and we consider all of you our neighbors.

We have created a team built on the Platinum Rule.  We treat our clients like our clients want to be treated, and we never forget the end goal: a smooth transaction from contract to closing.  We’ll put our 50+ years of experience to work for you – our neighbor.

We are REALTORS® bound by the National Association of REALTORS® code of ethics. The Code ensures that consumers are served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering clients' best interests.

We have consistently been Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS®, REALTORS® of Distinction and members of the East Cooper Top Producers Club.

If your plans include buying or selling a home or if you know someone who would like to become our neighbor, please let us know. Our professional knowledge and extensive experience include, home and lot buying and selling, building new and custom homes and short sales and foreclosures.

Our Team

Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

Franne Schwarb

REALTOR

Franne@CharlestonFineHomes.com

843-270-1207

Franne Schwarb

Chari Karinshak REALTOR

Chari Karinshak

REALTOR

Chari@CharlestonFineHomes.com

843-810-8287

Chari Karinshak

Yvette Grist REALTOR

Yvette Grist

REALTOR

Yvette@CharlestonFineHomes.com

843-312-0696

Yvette Grist
  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    The selling experience far exceeded my expectations. I’ve sold a few houses and never had agents who were so responsive-calls were returned promptly and concerns were addressed. Franne and Chari are extremely ethical and professional, but we also had fun. Franne and Chari went above and beyond the call of duty. I recommend highly. — Mira

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    You did a marvelous job of helping us find our beautiful home. Thanks so much for all the hard work, the miles driven, the millions of phone calls, etc! We truly appreciate your efforts… — Jane and Victor

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Working with Charleston Fine Homes was a pleasure on our move to the Charleston area. We were brand new to the area and the South, and we knew after meeting Franne on our first visit that we could take a deep breath — we were in good hands. Franne was dedicated and patient with us as we scouted the various areas and she listened as we talked about what we were looking for in our new home and community. She took that information and helped us narrow down our choices and find the homes that best aligned with what we wanted. Franne communicated with us often, gently reminded us of deadlines, and made sure if she wasn’t available someone was from her office — Mark and Chari. It may have taken multiple offers for us to find our final offer and home, but Franne and her partners were with us EVERY step of the way with professional advice and personal service. Now that we are settled, Franne has been a source of references and information as we get to know the area. We not only have great realtors at Charleston Fine Homes, but we have also made some great friends. — Jill and James

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    The buying experience with Yvette was incredible.  She made the process exceedingly easy and stress free. She provided me the knowledge of an experienced professional you'd expect from a big name in the industry without the pushiness you sometimes find with larger companies. I'd definitely recommend Yvette to my friends and family. — Kyle B.

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    I highly recommend Yvette Grist for finding a home for anyone looking, she went above and beyond finding my husband and I a rental home 7 months ago. Now after relocating for my husband’s job, we are now looking at buying a home and surprise Yvette has worked her magic once again and found us a home. She has answered any and all questions we have thrown at her. She also answered many inquiries about the area and places to visit an eat. Jeremy and I appreciate everything you have done for us, and we will give you our business in the future as well. — Jeremy & Jill T.

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    I just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into selling my house for me in Summerville.  I know times were very stressful and you were doing the work of two people, but you kept going forward until it was sold.  So... THANK YOU!  I really appreciate you and all your hard work!  — Becky D.

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    We have bought and sold many homes in several states and never had a REALTOR who compared to Franne Schwarb. Her commitment to our satisfaction was very impressive. Combine that with her marketing knowledge, integrity, and professionalism, and she is one in a million. Additionally, as out of state buyers, Franne was our eyes and ears here. We simply could not have done it without her. I will be recommending Franne every change I get. My husband and I are still marveling at how we got so lucky! — Margaret W

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Working with Charleston Fine Homes, specifically Franne and Chari, was like working with a trusted friend. Professional and Knowledgeable. They made the buying experience a vacation! I have recommended them several times already and if the need arises would use them myself again!! — Maryann

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    …I loved our agent’s (Franne) professionalism, friendliness, promptness, and availability. Our REALTOR knew her role and transitioned us perfectly. — Kris

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    We were extremely pleased with the manner in which our home was sold. Charleston Fine Homes was always a professional team that we knew we could count on to provide honest and reliable information to us in a timely manner. We would never think of having any other real estate team handle our business! — Donna and Mark

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    I myself am a knowledgeable financial professional and know the area and real estate transactions very well. Chari is a long-time friend, but that only got her foot in the door. Chari’s experience, attitude and work ethic are more than I could ask for. We know that transactions in real estate can be very personal and Chari has the interpersonal skills to handle these delicate situations. — John

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne Schwarb is the role model for all REALTORS. She is the consummate professional. She is dedicated to her clients, working long hours and on weekends. I often received answers to questions, information on new listings, etc. late into the evening and on weekends by phone, email and text. She was always there for me. Franne is honest, direct and the ultimate “glass half full” person which I greatly appreciated and respected. It was a pleasure to work with Franne. — Tom

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Our home purchasing experience definitely exceeded our expectations with Coldwell Banker. We’ve never had an agent who was as friendly, patient, kind, or as thoughtful as our Coldwell Banker agent, Yvette Grist. She was not merely an assigned agent; she became a friend to us. That’s what it’s all about. She listened to our preferences and paid attention to the details of what we were looking for in not just a house but a home. She truly helped us envision what we would and would not like in our house. She did not sugar coat any part of the process. While other agents from other brokerages we’ve worked with in the past seemed to want to have us buy something quickly, our Coldwell Banker agent was completely dedicated to us. She was committed to our family from the start. She always made our 10 yr old son feel like he was part of the process as well - super thoughtful. We set a timeline of being in our new home before Christmas and she made it happen! Yvette always had our best interest in mind until the very end. Thank you so much for making our home buying experience a memorable one and a lot less stressful. — Raul, Yari and Isaac D.

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Really had a tremendous experience working with Chari at Charleston Fine Homes.  Her knowledge, patience and attention to detail was especially valuable as we were relatively new to the area. — Chris

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    We highly recommend Franne and her team to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Charleston area. This was our third transaction with Franne, and it keeps getting better. Her professionalism is superb. She is extremely responsive and easy to get in contact with. While simultaneously working with other clients, she manages to make you feel you are the highest priority. Her extensive experience id beneficial in many ways. There are no surprises and she’s always 1 or 2 steps ahead. If we ever buy again in Charleston, we will use Franne without a doubt! — Molly and John

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    I was referred to Yvette by the USAA Real Estate Rewards Network Program.  It turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  She was very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.  Yvette always kept me informed and used her expertise to give me the best service . She always went above and beyond, nights and weekends.  I'll tell all of my friends and family about her.   — Gary B.

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Thank you Franne and Mark for everything. Kristy and I would be lost without your help. We didn’t know where to start, but you and Mark made everything very easy! We love our new home and can’t thank you enough for being there for us. — Kristy and Todd

Press Coverage

Partners

Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor

We support the Folds of Honor.

website | (918) 274-4700

BlueTape Solutions

BlueTape Solutions

A real estate closing repair service dedicated to completing repair addendums in the Lowcountry area.

website | (843) 410-9249

Carolina Children’s Charity

Proud sponsor of Carolina Children’s Charity

We believe in their work and support their mission of helping Lowcountry children with birth defects and childhood diseases.
Helping CCC to make a difference in the lives of local children.

website | (843) 769-7555

Jennifer Morris, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer is a local home mortgage consultant, and can help you find financing that meets your needs. She'll work with you throughout the process, guiding you every step of the way.

website | (843) 367-3162

Bobby McGihon, True Lending

Bobby McGihon

Bobby is a branch owner of True Lending. He is experienced in all facets of the real estate business, He provides a holistic, consultative approach to each borrower he works with. He strives to deliver a seamless homebuying experience with superior service.

website | (843) 282-7540

Todd Stillwagon, Guaranteed Rate Affinity

Todd Stillwagon

Todd is a VP of Mortgage Lending with Guaranteed Rate/Affinity mortgage, a preferred lender with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. He has a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry and is skilled in banking, sales, credit analysis, U.S. FHA Financing, and U.S. VA Loans.

website | (843) 666-3051

Jenn Cady Photography, Visual Branding Expert

Jenn Cady Photography, Visual Branding Expert

Are you looking for a photographer who wants to see you look your best and knows your best side? Jenn Cady Photography is one of the leading professional photographers in her industry today.

website | (843) 606-0451

Zinnia Gift Shop

Zinnia

Zinnia offers artisan jewelry, fanciful gifts, and home decor accessories for the discriminating buyer who is looking for something new and something different. Zinnia has special products that are in limited distribution and, whenever possible, tries to utilize American and local artisans.

website | (843) 388-9433

Show Homes Charleston

showhomes of Charleston - Lorelie Brown

Home staging brings a home to life and can be the key to creating an emotional connection in a potential buyer. They specialize in working with homeowners and Realtors to transform vacant houses into beautiful homes that buyers will appreciate. Showhomes was a pioneer in home staging and continues as the leader in this fast growing industry.

website | (843) 606-2811