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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Yvette Grist REALTOR

    You made the entire process smoother than we dared hope. And, we know there was more than luck involved in the rapid turnaround. You guys were with us each step of the way and your pricing advice was invaluable. — Wanda and Bruce

  • 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

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Working with Franne and Mark was a great experience. During a quite stressful time as it is selling a home and moving out, we had a couple of very professional realtors by our side who did an excellent job to market our home. The good work was rewarded by a quick closing under a real estate market that was quite over inventoried. Our selling price was close to our listed price. They are very responsive. Our relationship was very professional and cordial. Highly recommended. We’ve sold 3 homes already. This has been our best experience with realtors. — Luis

  • 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

    This was a very difficult move for us with many obstacles. Franne helped us through every step of the way. She was always available and responded to our questions quickly. — Charlotte

  • 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

    Honey and I wanted to thank you for all your work and efforts in helping sell the house. It is truly appreciated. — Chuck and Honey

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chari Karinshak REALTOR

    Chari Karinshak is a great REALTOR®. She treats her clients like family and keeps a professional approach. She is very diligent and goes above and beyond for her clients. — Ryan

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne offered great customer service. She was very knowledgeable of the area and all its services. Returned phone calls promptly. Went over and above to be helpful and showed great attention to detail. Franne was most flexible and accommodating which we appreciated as we were relocating from Maine. From our introductory conversations in Maine to our closing in Mount Pleasant we couldn’t have asked for a smoother or more seamless transition to our new home! — Lynn and Donald

  • Franne Schwarb, REALTOR

    Franne is fantastic! She listened to our needs, identified a wide range of viable options, and handled all follow-up details accurately and thoroughly. She is a consummate professional, while totally approachable and personable at the same time. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone in search of an outstanding REALTOR®. — Debbie and Mark

  • 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

Press Coverage

Partners

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 Coldwelll 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

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