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 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

    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 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

  • 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

    Thanks so much and thank you for all of your help through this whole process. We couldn't have done it without you. — Amanda and Dan

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

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