About Me

I am a full-time Realtor for Downtown Charleston and all neighborhoods on the Charleston Peninsula and a few bike-friendly walkable areas off the Peninsula such as the Old Village, I’On, and the Isle of Palms.

In 2014, I sold almost $10,000,000, which put me in the top 10% of Charleston Metro Area real estate agents. Additionally, I was number 4 in terms of number of Charleston Peninsula sales. You can tell I love what I do!

I began this career of real estate in 2009, in what we now call the ‘Dark Days’, so I learned from the get go how to work hard to succeed and in turn, work hard for my clients. Even though the real estate market has improved in Charleston since then, my client commitment has stuck with me.

If you want to know more about who I can be for you – whether you are interested in buying a home or selling one, you can check out the Buying and Selling a Home page, but here’s a preview.

  • In-depth neighborhood knowledge.
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills.
  • Great communication (any way you like it).
  • Honesty.
  • Creativity.
  • Fun.

I am excited about what I do now because I am great at finding people a home they love, and enjoy the challenge and creativity of selling a house.  I revel in knowing as much as possible about Charleston and introducing her to others.  As a Lowcountry aficionado, somewhat of a techy-geek and a foodie, and most certainly, an outdoor lover, I have found my forever home in Charleston.

Then

I’ve lived in Charleston for a total of twelve years – enough time to see extraordinary changes here and get to know each nook and cranny of this beautiful town and the homes in it.   I have also lived all up and down the East Coast, and in the great countries of England, Italy and Texas.  While I was born in Atlanta, I am the child of a New Yorker and a Minnesotan so I consider myself a bit of a mutt.

My former careers were in economic development, tech and bio-tech start-up company development, venture-capital financing, marketing, telecommunications, and software.  The most unique jobs I ever had were as a Pedicab Driver and Backroads Trip Leader in Italy.

I am proud to have earned a Masters in International Business from the University of South Carolina (2000), and a Bachelors in Communication from the College of Charleston (1996).

Fun

I speak Italian, some French, Spanish and a bit of “Ob” and “Jibberish” (the things you acquire as a child…)krrue

I love writing, reading, biking, kayaking, hiking, yoga, cooking, travel and photography. Oh yes, and enjoying an evening glass of wine and conversation on the piazza with my darling husband.

You can follow me on Twitter @chasinsideout
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6 Responses to About Me

  1. Charles L Pearson says:

    Love your website, esp. the article/blog about Charleston & Disneyland. Very good recommendations for such a lovely city that does need bigger businesses (to lure more professionals who prefer living downtown and in Charleston instead in the burbs) instead of hotels on the peninsula & better transportation, esp. if one (I live in San Francisco) is flying into CHS or taking Amtrak up to New York. That Amtrak Station outside the City in North Charleston is in a lousy area and the only way to get to the City is via cab…

    • Thanks so much for you kind comments Charles! I do agree with you about the need for improved transportation. It’s a shame we don’t have a great train station Downtown like we used to have, and like most cosmopolitan cities have. Don’t even get me started on trolleys and trams – the tracks are still there, they are just covered up with asphalt!

  2. s50babee says:

    Kristin…I talked to you last week regarding looking at condo in downtown Charleston and you were going to send me a few ideas as to what I may want to look at.  We are meeting May 6th to look,you send me some to look at online.

  3. sherri says:

    My husband and I are considering moving to Charleston next fall. We are from WI and would like to escape the cold weather! (it’s currently snowing) We would like to rent before finding a home. Do you assist with rentals or could you recommend someone who can help us…we’ve never been to SC before and would like advice on good areas to live in. We don’t have children and prefer a quiet but inexpensive neighborhood.

  4. Valerie Maynard says:

    Hi! We are interested in relocating to Charleston from the Berkshires. We would like to rent a home or townhouse before we decide what area we would like to settle down in. I see you are a big fan of Waegner Terrace. We like diverse neighborhoods, culture, parks, nature, access to the beach, bicycling, community, charm, local Farmers markets, yoga, organic markets and progressive thinking. We prefer homes with history & charm…not the model homes that are springing up. We are planning on visiting Charleston at the end of June/beginning of July & wanted to make an appointment with you to discuss the neighborhoods. We have 2 daughters (12 & 10) & would like to enroll them in a Montessori school. Please contact me if you are available to set up an appointment.
    Kind regards Valerie

  5. Desiree says:

    I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to share your story! After living in the craziness of Los Angeles for over a decade, I think you just sold me on moving to Charleston.

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