I am passionate about real estate and helping my clients find the perfect place to call home. I want their transaction to be seamless. Restoring over 36 historic properties I offer a wealth of information to my clients before, during, and after the sale. My clients become my friends and I enjoy long-lasting relationships with them. My clients say I am the hardest working agent they have ever encountered. I work with clients at all price points because Luxury comes at all price points.
Lisa Patterson's true love has always been historic homes, architecture and antiques. As a child in Lexington, Virginia, Lisa gained valuable experience through her father, who was heavily involved in the real estate business, including renovations and real estate auctions. After college, she purchased the first historic property of her own, an early 18th century home in Lexington. The rest, as they say, is history.
Lisa feels fortunate to call the historic South of Broad district her home and her workplace. She has over 30 years of experience and began her real estate career as an investor. Lisa and her husband have restored many historic homes downtown. Her friends often quip, "Antiques or homes, if it is dusted, busted or rusted, Lisa will buy it and restore it.” Proof of this passion is evident in the fact that Lisa has restored over 35 historic properties in her career. She soon discovered a knack for really getting to know her client's passions, needs, and lifestyle, and matching them with the right house quickly. Her clients consistently say that she is the hardest working real estate professional they have ever met.
Lisa has been awarded Realtor of Distinction over multiple years in the Charleston market. She is a member of the Top Producer’s Club, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, the South Carolina Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Lisa was also awarded the Top 10 Agent of The Year Awards for the state of SC. Ranking number 3 in the state of SC for client customer service. And winning the Charleston city and county awards in 2022 as Top Agent of the year based on customer service.
Lisa's favorite organization in town is the Historic Charleston Foundation. She volunteers regularly on their semi-annual tours of beautiful antebellum Charleston homes in the Spring and Fall and was awarded the 2019 Kitty Robinson Homeowner of the Year Award. Lisa is also a member of The Charleston Preservation Society. Currently, she and her husband, Kip, live in a historic kitchen house (c. 1777), South of Broad. They have 4 grown children and two grandsons. When she is not working with clients, you will find Lisa walking the streets of downtown Charleston with her standard poodle, Sophia, gardening, attending an auction, or looking for another antique or real estate project.
Lisa Is in a category all her own. In all my years I have never dealt with someone that has the right combination of local knowledge, interest in and listens to my personal situation, absolute candor and desire to match me with the perfect property I do not write these reviews regularly so she is a true rare bird. Use her.
Lisa Patterson is an astute and exceptional realtor. It's obvious she loves helping people find the perfect property in and around the Charleston area because she works at it every day. Lisa is one of the few realtors who will promptly return your phone call even on weekends. I have learned that her advice is golden and to rely on her deep understanding of the pros and cons of every neighborhood and the history of every home for sale. My experience with Lisa has been both on the buying and selling side and in each case, she excelled. I spent one weekend looking at property and by Sunday afternoon had a contract on what was to be my ideal home for the next five years. When I had to join family in another state, Lisa actively marketed my property. Marketing is way more than putting up a sign and creating a listing in MLS. Lisa is one of the few realtors to use marketing tools in creative ways. If you're seeking to buy or sell, I can't imagine selecting anyone else!
Lisa helped us find our forever home. Due to her being on top of real estate in Charleston, we were able to buy the house before it even went on the market. Her knowledge and savvy is remarkable. I would, in full confidence, recommend her to anyone.
If I could give her 6 stars I would. Lisa is amazing. She is a true Real Estate professional in every aspect. Charleston is a very difficult real estate market. There is a lot to know about the city, ie flooding, students, congestion, taxes, neighborhoods, parking, value, safety, etc. Lisas expertise was invaluable in guiding us to find the right house in the right area. One of the things I liked most about Lisa is her response time. I asked a lot of questions and Lisa responded back to me very quickly. I am impressed at how hard Lisa works. She is not an 8 to 5 person. Many times I sent her text or email after hours and the response came right back. On more thing she has assembled a team of professionals to help after you have a contract. She has a go to person for financing, inspection, appraisal, and attorney. Lisa made buying easy. Thank you Lisa, I enjoyed working with you.
Lisa was on our side. Lisa did a great job making us feel heard, helping us understand the buying landscape, and moving us through the purchase process. She was always quick to respond and generous with her time. Thank you, Lisa, for everything you’ve done to help us!
"I worked closely with Lisa Patterson on the recent sale of my downtown Charleston house, and found her to be warm, knowledgeable, smart, professional, and above all, relentless in her drive to sell the house. Equally important, she was completely reliable in not only communicating with me, but in helping keep me informed of developments with the house and in the market. She stayed on top of the situation and frequently made suggestions to improve our positioning and presentation based on her knowledge of the market. Without her I'm sure the house would still be unsold.
Overall, she did an exceptional job and while you often see empty words like "she's the best" or "she was great" in other reviews, in this case those descriptions are not only true, but fail to do justice to the job she performed. I cannot recommend her highly enough to anyone thinking of buying or selling a home in the Charleston area—you will not regret the decision to work with her!"
- Dave Killoran
Lisa Patterson could be the most knowledgable, professional agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her accessibility was second to none, the way she handled every concern that I had in this process was smooth and honest. I will use her again for any real estate transaction I have in South Carolina. The best part is, she started as an agent and now she is my friend.
Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Lisa goes above and beyond to get the job done. Her local knowledge is unmatched. She is a refreshingly direct and will let you know what needs to be done.
Lisa worked very hard to help us find the perfect home in Charleston. Now, she is sticking with us through the closing process. Helping to make sure all our i's are dotted and t's are crossed. We are very comfortable being guided by her expertise and experience. And connected! Holy smokes - she knows everybody! Highly recommended.
Lisa is incredibly knowledgeable about real estate in the Charleston area, especially historic downtown. She walked us through the sale of our downtown home with ease and always addressed any issues big or small in a timely fashion. We were fortunate to have an agent with wonderful interpersonal skills and an endless work ethic. She truly is worth every penny and will work tirelessly to get your home sold.
"Lisa is super knowledgable, so nice and tenacious, a quality one needs in a competitive market! She knows Charleston like the back of her hand and is aware of every new listing as it posts. Loved working with her! She found my perfect place!"
Lisa is amazing. She is a true Real Estate professional in every aspect. Charleston is a very difficult real estate market. There is a lot to know about the city, ie flooding, students, congestion, taxes, neighborhoods, parking, value, safety etc. Lisa's expertise was invaluable in guiding us to find the right house in the right area. One of the things I liked most about Lisa is her response time. I ask a lot of questions and Lisa responded back to me very quickly. I am truly impressed at how hard Lisa works. She is not an 8 to 5 person. Many times I sent her a text or email after hours and the response came right back. One more thing she has assembled a team of professionals to help after you have a contract. She has a go to person for financing, inspection, appraisal and attorney. Lisa made buying easy. Thank you Lisa, I enjoyed working with you.
I arrived to Charleston from Washington, DC, in the Fall to begin my search for my new home and every other person I encountered had a realtor to recommend. There are so many to choose from and having bought and sold several times in my life, I've experienced bad ones and good ones and Lisa is a great one! I had already viewed a property I had seen on Zillow certain that it was "the one" until Lisa informed of the 2-3 feet of standing water outside that house on rain/high tide days. How did she know that?! Well, she walks every street during big rain events. The next house I was sure meant to be mine was a bit north of walkable downtown. Lisa patiently visited it with me 3 times and asked questions about how I foresaw my day-to-day life which was not reflected in that house location. I found a house I liked online and visited the block a few times before I toured it with Lisa and made my offer. Lisa agreed that this one was "my house".
I LOVE Charleston and am so happy here! Lisa not only brokered my purchase but invited me to social events and introduced me to people that are now new friends. I highly recommend Lisa for her expertise, professionalism and kindness in making Charleston your new home.
I couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Lisa. She helped us close on our dream home, find a great lender, and even after we moved in she was there for advice. If you're from the area or new to it, she's a great person to work with. I can not recommend her more highly. If I ever buy another house in the area, I'm calling Lisa first.
Lisa was a great help for me finding a place to live while working two years in Charleston. Great at finding place and a good person all around. I highly recommend Lisa Patterson.
I have been involved with Lisa over the past 18 months in various interactions and through all have come to trust her completely. She is very knowledgable about Charleston and the local community. She has expansive expertise in the real estate buying/selling process and is able to provide any client with sound and well founded advice.
She has an excellent handle on overall property and facility related matters and is able to provide insights into addressing a variety questions. She is also very proactive and stays on top of all communication and follow-up. Her commitment and dedication is outstanding and I know she is always looking out for me as a client and friend.
Being in the Estate Sales industry I work with a lot of realtors. Lisa is one of the best realtors in Charleston. She understands the importance in developing a strong relationship with both the seller and the buyer. Her natural ability to create trusting relationships with her clients and within the Charleston business community are impressive. If you’re looking for a new home in Charleston and want to work with a knowledgeable and expert realtor than give Lisa a call. She’s great! You won’t be disappointed!
Lisa is extremely knowledgeable and a true professional. She was very helpful in discussing the different neighborhoods downtown and why I might enjoy one versus the other. She took me to a wide variety of homes to help me decide on what would be best for us.
She has lived in Charleston for many years and has extensive
experience in buying, selling and renovating historical homes.
Lisa provided excellent service in her representation of us as Sellers. She is very knowledgeable. She personally attended every showing and worked very hard for us. I can't imagine that one could find a better Realtor in the Charleston area.
I would highly recommend Lisa Patterson to anyone buying in downtown Charleston as well as the surrounding areas. She is at the top of her game knowing every property even properties that are coming on the market. She is well connected in town and knows who might be moving and selling because she has lived in downtown Charleston for a very long time and knows everyone. Great to have someone like that down here where the best properties can fly out fast and her knowledge of the area and its homes is especially helpful when you are coming here from another state. Lisa is smart and strong and a ton of fun to drive around town with looking at properties! After you buy a house with Lisa she will be your agent and friend for life!
Totally professional. No excuses, she delivers. Always ahead of the game, always arrives early, and takes extra steps to make it easier for me (the seller). Lisa sought the right buyers by hosting events that brought people from all over Charleston, NY and other states. Sold in two weeks. True quality.
Lisa has been wonderful to work with....quick to communicate and very responsive and supportive in her efforts for us. She is VERY knowledgeable about the Charleston peninsula and has a great attitude that helps you to feel confident during what can be a stressful process. Highly recommend!
Great agent. Extremely knowledgeable and very honest. Exemplary customer service. Incredibly impressed that she personally attended all meetings and inspections. Great combination of market knowledge and the moxie to drive a good deal. Particularly impressed with her responsiveness throughout the process. Perfect choice for an out of town buyer such as ourselves. Highly recommend
My husband and I just purchased our first home through Lisa. I could not imagine having gone through the process with anyone else. You will not find anyone with more knowledge of the neighborhoods of Charleston, or the real estate market in general than her. We actually ended up buying the very FIRST house she showed us!
Lisa completely took us under her wing and guided us not only through the very complicated process of purchasing a home for the first time, but also coordinating the bidding of a large, very necessary renovation to the house we purchased. She was at every appointment with us, giving advice, asking questions we would never even know to ask, and providing guidance. She completely went above and beyond her normal duties of a real estate agent. With both our families living in another part of the country and us here in Charleston on our own, my husband and I felt lucky to be able to lean on her for help and advice whenever we needed it, and trust me...we needed it a LOT!
Lisa is trustworthy, diligent, knowledgeable, not to mention a ton of fun. By the end of the process, you'll feel that not only did you receive the utmost care and service, you'll feel like you gained a new friend. We cannot recommend her enough and look forward to working with her again in the future when the time comes!
Mark and Allie
"Lisa is an amazing realtor, knows Charleston incredibly well and helped me find, place an offer, purchase and close on an incredible home in a remarkably short period of time. She is also most delightful to work with, so highly recommend working with her.
Kathy Salmanowitz "
- Kathy Salmanowitz
"Lisa was great! We had a house under contract and she discovered an undisclosed major flood insurance issue. We moved on from that contract and found the home and community we love thanks to Lisa's local knowledge and expertise!"
- Charles T.
My husband and I were eager to start looking for put first starter home, so we hit the streets and began looking on our own. The first house we liked we called the realtor on the for sale sign in the front yard and it lead us to Lisa. After inquiring about the home and near by neighborhoods we realized we were in over out heads about the home buying process and needed to hire someone to help. Over the next several months we looked at dozens of homes. We both learned a lot from Lisa about what to look for in a home and preparing to be a new home owner. She is very knowledgable and cautious about potential hazards and budgeting. Lisa was always happy to come meet us at the drop of a hat. We really lucked out finding her, as we now know having an amazing realtor makes the process much more enjoyable. We finally found the perfect home for us thanks to Lisa. We will be calling Lisa for all future home buying and selling.
Lisa has a passion and knowledge of the home buying process that you don't find with your average agent. I think a lot of that comes from her background of purchasing and renovating houses since she graduated from college. When searching for a house one of the first things we realized was that no house was going to have everything we wanted. Having someone that saw things with a renovators eye was extremely helpful. She saw problems with houses and was very knowledgeable about costs of fixing these potential pitfalls. On the flip side of that she also saw the positive things that could be done to improve the value of the homes we were looking at. Having her on our team was invaluable. She was very flexible and able to work around our schedules to help us with any house we wanted to see. We have crazy schedules and she would be there on a moment's notice which made an extremely stressful process a lot easier to deal with. I strongly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Lisa showed me a property South of Broad and I was so impressed with her background knowledge of the condo, specifically, and her vast information about Charleston, in general. She is both very approachable and very professional. I was so impressed with her!
Lisa is a realtor who goes beyond what shes asked to do. She will try her best to get the property you ask for or will recommend others similar to your request. She is determined & does not like to let clients down
Lisa Patterson is a prime example of a dedicated and trustworthy real estate agent. She has repeatedly assisted me in not only finding a home in Charleston, South Carolina, but provided me with timely information to made the buying process a pleasure. I sincerely appreciate all her hard work and she has been a pleasure to work with her.
I love working with Lisa! She's knowledgeable about all markets in the Charleston area. She's able to find great properties, brings forth creative ways to finance a home and even offers suggestions on how to make the home profitable as an investment.
Absolutely lovely gal who knows her stuff! Right from the start Lisa was on board with our search for a Charleston home, ambitious and extremely knowledgable. We are very happy and confident working with Lisa.
I have worked alongside Lisa professionally and this lady knows her stuff! She is an expert in Charleston-area real estate and works diligently to research and find her clients the best property for their needs. She offers her clients first class service and years of experience! Lisa can find you the home of your dreams or the perfect second home.
Lisa Patterson is very knowledgable about the areas of Charleston. She was great to work with finding my home in downtown Charleston. She is very connected and knows about properties before they come on the market. She was available to answer questions and helpful. If you are going to buy or sell a home Lisa is the person to call.
Lisa is extremely knowledgable of the Charleston area and that expertise helped us select a home that met all our needs -- in the very short time period of one day! Since we were from out of town, Lisa had every possible property lined up for viewing. It was a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Lisa is one of the best real estate agents I have had the pleasure to work with. She is extremely professional and works very hard for her clients. Our transaction went as smoothly as one can expect because of her constant attention to detail.
Lisa gives an exceptional experience when helping to buy or sell property. She is there for you every step of the way and does a phenomenal job at offering advice anywhere from setting a listing price on a home to finding the best area to live that accommodates ones wants and needs in a dream home when purchasing. She is timely, organized, and has a wonderful attitude. She is very passionate about what she does because it is her livelihood. I highly recommend her!
Lisa is very dedicated to her profession. She is very responsive and easy to contact. Lisa is also very aggressive when it comes to working with her clients. She has extensive knowledge of the real estate business and gets back quickly with any facts that require research. In summary, Lisa gets the job done in a very professional manner.
I recently had an investment property South of Broad listed for sale by owner. Ms. Patterson contacted me that she had a client that may be interested and wanted to preview the property. I met Ms. Patterson at the property and discovered quickly that she was very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. She is also an investor and understood my concerns.
Ms. Patterson contacted me later in the day to let me know she had a contract in hand to present to me. I was excited as I had not had a lot of activity doing this on my own. I accepted the contract and planned to close in 30 days.
The closing process for me and the buyer could have been a disaster if it had not been for Ms. Patterson. Everything that could go wrong from a lending situation or a condo HOA went wrong. But Ms. Patterson jumped in and helped the buyer and seller every step of the way. The HOA had not met for years and many items were out dated which the lender did not like. Ms. Patterson was able to meet with the HOA provide information which allowed changes to be made. Now making the HOA stronger. She never gave up when things looked bleak and helped the buyer with information to get the loan pushed thru. In many years of buying and selling real estate I have never seen someone work so hard for a buyer or a seller.
If I had encountered these issues without Ms. Patterson’s help I would have given up and gone back to renting the condo. I would recommend Ms. Patterson to anyone buying or selling property. Ms. Patterson was always responsive and kept everyone updated during the process. After all that we went thru she was able to push things thru and we closed only one day passed the original agreed date. She goes above and beyond to get the job done.
We didn't know Charleston at all and were looking in many different areas. Lisa listened to what we were looking for and narrowed things down most accurately based on our needs...and her incredible knowledge of the city. Best of all, she's not afraid to ask other agents tough questions. There's a lot of competition out there and we are SO happy we discovered Lisa Patterson. She's a true professional and she lives and breathes Charleston so much that driving around town with her was like getting a carriage ride without the horse.
Lisa is a very personable lovely woman and she fully works with your wants and is very knowledgable in all areas of real estate. She knows about taxes, insurances and even will give you a list of reputable painters, repair, and handyman companies to help you out once you get settled. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone wanting to buy real estate in the Charleston area at all.
Lisa Paterson came into my life when I was facing a difficult decision. Seven months earlier, I had put my historic 1860 house on the market, and after a bad experience with one real estate agent, I took my house off the market for nearly 3 months, and was trying to figure out what to do next. I had interviewed a number of real estate agents who were very eager to list my house and promised me a great deal of marketing and personal attention. I didn’t really want to hire any of them. Then Lisa called me to see if my house was still for sale, as she had a client who was interested in it. We had a long conversation on the phone and I knew by the end of the conversation that Lisa was the agent I had been looking for.
Beside all the marketing strategies she promised, her experience in my particular neighborhood South of Broad was extensive. She lived in the neighborhood and was aware of every house that was on the market, and every house that had sold for at least 6 months before. She immediately sensed how much I loved my house and how much of myself I had put into it. I truly felt that she too was fond of my house and would do everything she could to find a buyer who would love it too. She immediately had me make a brilliant change that made my house more attractive to buyers – we took out my front garden and fence and made an off-street parking place. Lisa attended every showing of my house and actively “sold” the house to perspective buyers. She gave me personal feedback after every showing. When perspective buyers found a problem with the house, she did research on possible solutions, put photos of the ideas on her computer, and suggested a wide range of solutions, that made my house all the more valuable.
When we entered negotiations with a buyer, she never just told me over the phone, but came to my house to discuss every step of the process in person. Lisa listened at length to all my fears and worries and offered well-thought-out advice and solace. Lisa has been at my side through all the difficult and stressful moments of selling my house, and has been an enormous help to me with all the details, especially during the Due Diligence phase. I have recommended Lisa many times to friends and acquaintances and will give her a 5 star recommendation to anyone in the future who might be looking for a real estate agent.
Sandra E. Gordon
164 Tradd Street
Lisa is very committed, hands on, and very knowledgeable. Our house was a bit unique with a private gated entrance, and animals on property. We worried about entrance to the property with the gate, and the animals-however Lisa committed to being on site for each showing. Lisa took the time to really understand our unique property, and used her resources well to help market and showcase the property. A bonus with working with Lisa is her plethora of contacts in the housing market. She has bought, sold, and renovated many properties - building relationships, and contacts along the way that she gladly shares with her clients. After the sale of our Johns Island property we purchased downtown Charleston. Lisa knows the historic district extremely well. She knows the ins and outs of the area and was valuable in our home purchase. Lisa has been a great real estate agent for us and has also become a friend.
Joseph Kessler Johns Island
I am a loan officer with TD Bank and have done numerous deals with Lisa. She is extremely knowledgeable and responsive. There has never been a time where she is not willing to jump in and help get things done. I have also used her personally to seek out properties to purchase. Lisa knows downtown Charleston and I trust her judgement and vision.
Lisa showed us downtown Charleston like very few could have. Living in Charleston proper her knowledge of the area was extraordinary. We contacted Lisa about 2 weeks prior to arriving in Charleston and provided the type of place my wife and I were interested in. Upon arrival at the office, Lisa reviewed 7 properties that were in line with our request. All had showings scheduled and we were out the door. We were open to walking to view each property and Lisa shared nuggets of information about the neighborhoods we were in, the positive and if there were any negatives, she did not hesitate to point them out. When all was said and done, we got a tremendous feel for living in downtown Charleston and we recommend Lisa whole heartedly.
My husband and I have worked with real estate agents, on and off, for thirty-five years, purchasing property on three continents. Lisa is one of the best agents we've worked with. She immediately responded to our inquiry, made herself available for real estate showings on short notice, has a broad knowledge of the real estate market in her area, and is willing to share it. Lisa introduced us to the unique, South of Broad real estate market in Charleston, South Carolina, and assisted us in the purchase of a home in the historic district. At the end of the process, we felt confident that the house we closed on, was the perfect one for us. When our needs changed, Lisa listed, marketed, and sold our home in a timely fashion, and at a good price. Lisa helped us research waterfront communities, and assisted us in the purchase of a custom, creekside retreat only minutes from historic Charleston. I have recommended her services to friends and family members. I happily recommend her.
Lisa has tremendous local knowledge and did a great job of selecting homes for my wife and I to tour on a recent visit. She worked really hard in identifying these homes prior to our trip to Charleston and spent a lot of time showing us around the area as well as the homes we selected to visit. She isn't pushy and was very patient with us. I would recommend her to anyone I know who is interested in buying a home in Charleston. I have transferred a number of times in my life and only wish the other real estate agents I worked with were as knowledgeable and pleasant to be around as Lisa.
Lisa Patterson has been a dream to work with. Like many sellers my family has a lot on our plate, Lisa made the sometimes overwhelming process of preparing our house for sale stress free and simple! She held our hand through the staging, listing and inspection processes and were prepared to offer answers and solutions to all of our needs.
The most amazing part, thanks to Lisa’s knowledge of the area and her outstanding networking skills she sold the property within hours of listing it and we received a full price offer... something we didn’t think would be possible! I’m so thrilled to have worked with Lisa, I know I will continue to count on her for all of our real estate transactions & I have already recommended her to my friends in search of property!
I can’t thank you enough!