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

    Franne and Mark were there for us during every step of our buying and selling process. Not only do they know the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant real estate market intimately, they go above and beyond necessary whenever possible. We cannot recommend them highly enough and recommend them we do… to friends, family members and anyone seeking a smooth and hassle-free real estate transaction! We don’t know how they do it, but Franne and Mark can make a very stressful time, if not “fun”, at least “smooth sailing”. Thanks for everything. — Traci and Brian

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    …we want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done for us. As far as REALTORS go, you are by far way above the rest. We hope your boss realizes what a treasure you are. — Brigid and Tom

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    Yvette went above and beyond to make sure that I found everything and more that I wanted, and she was always more than happy to answer every question that I had. I would highly recommend using her for all of your real estate needs. — Brent

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    I enjoyed working with people that tried to find exactly what I was looking for without using pressure to convince me to purchase something. I would without hesitation use the team of Franne Schwarb and Chari Karinshak to purchase a new home. They are exceptional in their knowledge, availability, trustworthiness and professionalism. They make you feel as if you are their only client. — Joe

  • 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

    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

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari was very kind and patient w/my husband and I as this was my first time buying a home. There were no bumps in the road and Chari worked diligently w/the lender, inspectors, etc to ensure everything went smoothly. Everyone involved in the process met and exceeded our expectations. Chari was awesome and listened to us. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase and or sell a home. — Britney

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    The sale of our home went very well. Thank you, Yvette, for a job well done! Yvette was very professional and yet personable. The Coldwell Banker resources that were emailed regularly about how well our home was shown, how many visited the websites of our listing, was a nice touch and benefit. We would use Yvette and Coldwell Banker again. — Kathy and Chris G.

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    I liked Franne from our first encounter. She was smart, bold, and very experienced. She had a great knowledge of the market and years of experience to guide us with our sale. Chari was a great asset to the team and very complementary to Franne’s experience with her sense of style, recommendations on staging, and other sage advice. Both Franne and Chari were responsive in a very timely manner, communicative, and insightful to our needs. We have been extremely pleased with both Chari and Franne and have doubts our home would have sold so quickly at the great price we obtained without this superb team. Franne and Chari are a dream team!!! — Jeanette Andrews

  • 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.

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne and Chari were essential to the successful sale of my house.  Their advice and counsel during the sale months and especially in securing a solid contract was "right on"!!  They rolled up their sleeves during the move process to ensure a spotless homes far beyond what I have experienced previously with other REALTORS®.  A great team!! — Charlie

  • 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

    My first transaction with Yvette was selling 8 acres of land. The process was complicated and long, but Yvette guided me through each and every step, checking documents, speaking with multiple organizations, and explaining maps and inspections. She even helped me move! A year later, she helped me find and purchase a new home. The transactions were entirely different, but Yvette’s responsiveness and professionalism and genuine interest in my needs remained constant. I trust Yvette for any future real estate transactions. I highly recommend her. — Jason

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    We wanted to tell you how happy we are that we listed our house with you! You gave us a lot of helpful information about how to properly price our house and “show it”. Because of your pricing recommendation we were able to maximize the return on our “investment” after only one year in the house.We appreciate all your hard work! You were always available to us and returned our calls very promptly. The brochures you prepared on our house were colorful and full of essential information about the house and the community. We were amazed at the amount of feedback you were able to get from the realtors who showed our house. Your knowledge of the area and the other homes on the market was impressive! — Chris and Cathleen

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari was great at assessing our needs as a family and was very patient with us during the whole process. She offered professional advice and expertise without making us feel pressured “to make a deal” happen. Chari was easy to reach, prompt, and professional. Her hard-working attitude combined with a warm personality made her a great agent to have on our side! — Susie and Drew

  • 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

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Coming from Canada, we did not know anything about the home buying process in the US. Chari was able to explain every step of the process and give us advanced notice on anything that we needed to do. She was very patient with us. Her positive and pleasant attitude made the process very much enjoyable! We will definitely recommend Chari to anyone looking for a REALTOR! — Nada

Press Coverage

Partners

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, Atlantic Coast Mortgage

Bobby McGihon

Bobby is the branch manager at Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC. 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