From Franne's Clients:
“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.”
“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
“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
“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!!!”
“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
“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.”
“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
“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 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
“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.”
Franne and her late husband Mark met in New York City and married in 1971. By 1978, their family of five had settled in the Atlanta suburbs after living in three states in seven years. She began her real estate career there in 1991 after years of being a stay-at-home mom.
In 1996, Franne's husband took a job in Charleston, and she brought her real estate expertise to the Lowcountry. She started out in general brokerage and then was a site agent at Dunes West selling lots and working with custom builders. When Dunes West changed owners, she went back to general brokerage and has been helping people move ever since.
Most of her early clients were corporate relocations. They usually arrived on a Thursday, bought a home quickly, and left on Sunday or Monday. It was fun and exciting to help people relocate to a new area, just as she had relocated so many times before.
Franne is a licensed Broker in both North Carolina and South Carolina, a Top Producer and a REALTOR of Distinction. Franne was chosen as the 2018 Realtor of the Year by CTAR.
Real Estate is what Franne does, and she loves her job. She has been a REALTOR® for over 27 years. She and her teammates Chari and Yvette laughingly say they work 25 hours a day, seven days a week, but that’s fine by her.