From Chari's Clients:
“…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
“…you both did a great job and we could not have picked a better “team” for a REALTOR®. So many times, throughout the process we wondered how people could sell their homes without experts like you. You two are the epitome of what a realtor should be! Many thanks to both of you!”
“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.”
“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!!”
“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 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.”
“I highly recommend Franne and her team for all your real estate services. I've never worked with a more professional, ethical, and charming team. The Charleston Fine Homes Team took care of all the details and gave great advice on what I should and shouldn't do to prep my home for sale. Their advice not only saved me money but lead to a quick and successful sale of my home, all during the COVID 19 pandemic. Thanks so much Charleston Fine Homes Team!”
“It was a pleasure working with Franne Schwarb and her team at Charleston Fine Homes. Their professionalism, knowledge of the real estate market, and resources all contributed to our home going under contract in less than one week. From start to finish, the process was efficient, organized, and seamless. Franne was there every step of the way to answer any and all questions, provide resources such as a photographer, home staging professional, and tradesman for repair work, etc. During this process we were out of the country and Franne and her team went above and beyond. Not only did they meet contractors at our house, but they also ensured the job was getting done and kept us updated. I would highly recommend Charleston Fine Homes for all your real estate needs.”
Kathy and John
“Franne and Chari were amazing…they were always there to help…I cannot say enough about them.We could not have imagined that selling our home could have been any smoother. We had lived in our home for 20 years and the Charleston Fine Homes team was truly exceptional. They made everything so easy to helping with the entire process from preparing our home for sale up until closing. They are knowledgeable, trusting and kind ladies. I would use them again and again.”
“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.”
Chari became a licensed real estate professional in 2007 after enjoying a successful career in sales and operating her own small business. Although she grew up on a farm in Georgia, she considers the South Carolina Lowcountry to be HOME. She met her husband, David, while attending the University of South Carolina.
The couple moved to Charleston in 1993 and were married in 1995. They couldn’t have imagined a better place to live and raise a family. Chari and David (who friends lovingly refer to as “Shak”) have three children, all born several years apart, but in the same hospital room in downtown Charleston.
Chari loves animals and Pittsburgh sports teams. Her four rescue dogs are endearingly named after Steelers and Penguins players and provided a life any dog or human would cherish. Chari is 100% committed to her profession and it shows. She’s a licensed Broker, Top Producer, and a Charleston REALTOR of Distinction. Her professional and southern demeanor quickly builds trust and puts her clients at ease so they can focus on their real estate goals. Her personality, combined with her local real estate expertise, has made her an agent for life with many clients.