To whom it may concern at Handsome Properties,

It is our pleasure to congratulate your company on the addition of Diana Goff to your staff. We met Diana in March of 2013 when we called her to see a property. Being from Connecticut, we knew no one to contact but were very fortunate to find Diana. She responded immediately to the message my husband left for her and showed us several properties while we were in Charleston. We found a house just prior to its "being listed" but not in time for us to see it before having to return to Connecticut. 

Diana called us as soon as she was allowed in to view it, sent us a video, and because of her response time, knowledge, and advice we have owned the house now for almost a year. Diana was also very instrumental in helping us find a good architect and contractor. She is hard working, kind, knowledgeable, honest and listens to her clients. We highly recommend Diana Goff. She knows Charleston and really cares about her clients. 

- April 27, 2014

Lynn & Tom Springer

We were very fortunate to work with Joni Hazelton on the purchase of our new home in Charleston. Joni has a great understanding of the local market and was very professional through every step of our home buying process. She was always responsive to us, whether it be a late night email, a weekend text or a phone call. She listened carefully to our family needs and always got answers to our questions. In addition to her professional skills, her lively personality made her so much fun to work with. She was very patient showing us many homes during our house hunting and always made us feel so welcome on each visit to Charleston.  Joni was a wonderful, dedicated agent who we highly recommend. The best part is that we also have a new friend! 

Nancy and Tom

Joni Hazelton was our realtor in buying our home here in Charleston.  We were not living here through the selection process and she had to work more than usual in figuring out what we were really looking for as it was going to be our primary residence.  She made the process for us routine and seamless finding us homes to see during the 3 trips traveling here.   Joni worked at really learning what we were looking for as we discovered we didn’t have a full picture ourselves at the start. We have moved several times during both of our business career’s and found Joni an excellent realtor.  She excels in dedication to you, knowledgeable of the housing market/process, and 100% transparent, honest and trustworthy.  If you’re looking to buy or sell here in the Charleston area you cannot have a better realtor on your team.

Marshall & Debbie McClure

Diana is an absolute pleasure to work with. I have purchased several homes and she is, by far, the most responsive and dedicated realtor I have ever had the privilege of working with. Diana went above and beyond when working to sale my home and was able to deliver an offer in less than a week. Diana's excellent customer service ensured a smooth transition from purchase offer to the closing table as well. During the closing process very few issues arose, but the couple that did, Diana resolved within a matter of hours. Diana is an absolutely outstanding realtor and I highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home; you simply cannot go wrong using her as your realtor!  

Shana Crouse

Joni Hazelton is the epitome of what a good realtor should be. Her passion for Charleston and its real estate market is always evident. Very accessible and knowledgeable, she is constantly on top of new listings.  We further have had the benefit of Joni serving as our property manager as we have yet to become full time residents.  She has been proactive in watching over our property - we do not know where we would be without her.  Simply, she is the best.

Carolyn Gildersleeve


Now we have closed, and talk about the hoops! I wanted to send a quick note to thank you. Further to our purchase, I think we have found a tremendous value. I did want to tell you how much I appreciate your staying with us to show us properties over more than the past couple of years. We certainly appreciate it and I'm pleased we finally have our own home in Charleston. 

Clayton Price

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!


Joni, now that the dust has settled and we are able to enjoy our new condo, I wanted to express our thanks for all you have done to ease the stress of home buying and selling. You have gone way beyond the norm and have given us much peace of mind. From helping to stage our old house on King Street to negotiating a difficult buy on Church, you were always available with fresh ideas representing our interest. Your final claim to fame was the complete handling of the purchase for our rental condo on Tradd. You accomplished the impossible considering we were out of town during the entire purchase and Closing process.
All we can say is “thank you”. You are a true professional and it is a pleasure to recommend you to future Buyers or Sellers.

Tom and Tricia Bliss

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.

Kari Leichner

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 knowledgeable 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.

Lorraine T.

Patricia Byrne is hard working and dedicated. Knows the market and is very proactive. Spent a good deal of time helping us find the right property. Has also helped me look for investment properties. Well connected to the market which is very helpful considering the fast pace of Charleston residential real estate  market. Very little supply on the peninsula so you need an assertive agent. Ms. Byrne is just that

Scott Anthony

Dear Diana, 

Thank you for your friendship, wisdom, and for finding our perfect home!

Bill & Susan

It is our pleasure to tell you about our experience working with Diana Goff, an experienced agent in Charleston, South Carolina. Diana shows any listing that she has found as well as any listing that you may find. She shows no partiality to certain real estate firms which means that she is truly looking out for the client by offering them all that is on the market in the price range suitable to a budget. She will offer advice about whether she feels a house is overpriced or the opposite. She is good about giving you all the information you need to make a good decision. 

Diana has a plan when showing houses and is very good about keeping her appointments. She is careful to communicate with other agents if there are delays in the schedule. She will ask questions, get answers, and solve any problems. Diana can write a good contract thinking about all that could go wrong. She is on your team! 

After we bought our house Diana made sure all the loose ends were tied up to make for an easy closing. This is very important when you are from out of town. She made sure that we knew where certain services were. After the sale, she does not take her commission and run. Diana is available to help you make an easy transition. 

As for a listing agent, Diana markets the home beautifully with brochures, web site listings, advertising, and agent open houses. She is continually keeping on top of what is going on and relays that information on to the client. We look forward to the sale of our house in this down market but we are certain of one thing and that is our agent Diana Goff will be there for us all the way. 

- June 8, 2009

Mary Helen & Ron McCoy

I enjoyed working with Diana. She worked hard to find a home that matched our lifestyle. As a resident of downtown Charleston, Diana knows the city well. Her advice regarding what each area or neighborhood could offer were very helpful. She is a professional, with a great sense of humor, and always had our back throughout the process. I would highly recommend Diana to anyone looking in the Charleston area. 

Beverly Neal

Joni Hazelton has done more for me as a broker. She continues to bend over backwards to find me a special place just right for me. I have never met such a hard worker who is more dedicated to her client. Plus she is so much fun to be with. Thank you so much Joni


I have purchased 10 homes during my business career moving around the US and my agent Joan Hazelton here in Charleston was as good experience as I've ever had. After showing us a couple of properties she determined what our likes/dislikes were and found the perfect home for us. She's extremely experienced in the home market there, pays attention to details, gave us worthwhile ideas that we used and her cycle time (working tirelessly) at every juncture was incredible. Marshall

Marshall McClure

Joni, Tom and I want to thank you for all of your guidance during our house hunting process in Charleston. We appreciate that you showed us so many homes, and were so patient in finding us a place that met our needs. It was a delight to work with you Joni; we not only appreciate your professionalism, expertise and quick responses, but also enjoyed getting to know you! Thank you again for your countless hours - we look forward to recommending you to others!

Nancy & Tom

Patricia Byrne was our agent when we bought our home and then again when we sold. Both times Patricia worked diligently to insure success! She is honest and very knowledgeable, both with people and the market. She will not make any recommendations without giving a full explanation. She made both  buying and selling so easy.

Melissa & Ben Boehm

Joni's enthusiasm and contagious can do attitude helped us get into the frame of mind to get our house ready to be shown at it's very best. This resulted in a quick sale - which says it all. When it came time to purchase a new house Joni worked tirelessly to find us the perfect place. Fortunately Joni is like a dog with a bone so after many vicissitudes we acheived our goal. Cheeres for Joni

Patricia Bliss

Diana, we're back from our "northern tour" and wanted to send thanks again to you and all in your office for your splendid help in selling our house - above and beyond the call of duty! Please extend our appreciation to everyone, and our affection to you.

Helen & Wess

Dear Diana,

Thank you for your professional efforts in helping us to understand the market and make a good choice in our new home in Charleston! We do appreciate your time and look forward to seeing you again. 

- June 13, 2002

The Cooks

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 - Owner 142 Tradd

We had a great time with Patty looking for a home. We were very happy in the end. She will take time to understand your needs and inner wishes and narrow things down perfectly. She acts fast and in an effective manner. I have no doubt you will get to appreciate her as much as we do.

Dr. Lucian Lozonschi

Kim Crain, Just wanted to thank you again! From our first conversation you had my complete trust. I had no idea you would be so attentive and diligent! You really took care of me in an aggressive market. Your sincerity and experience completely reassured me through this process. I can't thank you enough! Best, Bradley

Bradley Russell

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.

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.

Jeremy Miller

You hear the story time and time again. “My child went to College of Charleston, we fell in love and here we are”. Our story is not too different. I believe I called Joni on a listing 5 years ago. Turned out she had lived not far from us in Kansas City. We immediately hit it off. My husband, Dan and I are both in the real estate business, so we have fairly high expectations as to who represents us.

Joni had the patience to put up with us for 2 years and show us everything on the market before we took the plunge. We purchased a townhouse for our daughter for her Junior and Senior year of college. It was a wonderful experience. Joni sold it in the Spring of her senior year after, one week on the market. 

Although our daughter is no longer in Charleston, we became so enchanted with this beautiful city that we took the plunge and bought a more permanent home.
Since then we have given Joni’s name to other people, who have all raved about her. We are hopeful that she will be able to help other friends that will be following our path to Charleston.

Joni is not just our realtor, but our friend. We feel very blessed to have found her!


Ariana & Dan Weindling

Dear Diana Goff,

We've decided to sell our house on State Street and of all the many real estate people we have talked to or who have talked to us, you were the most impressive. We like Charleston but we are unable to be there often enough. Our children and grandchildren find the house too small for the whole family; so we would appreciate it if you could show us property on some of the outlying islands. I'd like living further out of town. We plan to be in Charleston the latter part of September and would like to discuss selling the house with you then. 

- July 15, 2003

Reba K.

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.

The Watts

Dear Diana,

I want to say a special thanks to you for a job well done. I admit I was a bit leery at first about the possible conflict of interest but in the end I believe you represented my interests extremely well and I appreciate the timely sale of the house.

Eva Stern