Brian Mello is the best Real Estate agent I have ever worked with. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable about the Charleston Market and willing do what it takes to make sure all parties involved are happy. He helped me sell my home on James Island this Summer and within 4 days, after 44 showings and 7 offers, it was under contract. I was nervous going into the whole process but he helped eased my fears and anxiety with his knowledge and expertise. I will absolutely use Brian Mello every time I buy or sell a home in the future.

Julia and Casey

Brian worked closely with us to help us to achieve the best price and the fastest selling time for the sale of our townhome in Downtown Charleston. He brought his expertise in every way with the showings/feedback and quick sale that make him a great and trusted realtor and friend.


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

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

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

Without a doubt the best experience I have had ever in purchasing a property. Debbie Peretsman was exceptional in every way!

Dr. Capizzi

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

Lisa Patterson 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 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

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

In my opinion most agents work for "themselves," only concerned about doing the deal, not at the correct price but at a price that can quickly sell it. Debbie Peretsman always had my best interest in mind and is the most professional agent I have ever worked with!!

Gilbert Galle

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


Dear Diana, 

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

Bill & Susan

Debbie is a dedicated, knowledgeable and reliable agent but frankly that only scratches the surface.  I was moving to Charleston from out of town and she has spent countless hours working with me long after the sale to identify all manner of resources who have done an amazing job on the rehab of my home.  Unlike most Relators who thing there job is done after the closing Debbie is an amazing resource long after the sale.  She is by far the best agent I've every worked with anywhere. 

Randy Brooks


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

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

My wife and I were determined to find a town house or condominium in the Charleston, SC area as a second home. Having looked at pictures and vague emails for about a year from other real estate professionals, who didn't seem to want to give us 100% effort, we were referred to Debbie Peretsman of Handsome Properties. She was given the task to meet the criteria set by us in a timely manner. We found her to be very professional, hardworking, and results oriented. All we were looking for was a professional who understood our objectives and not inundate us with time wasting ideas. After a few months of hard work and a quick visit to Charleston, being about 1700 miles away, a short list was created and the property was located. 

Debbie Peretsman far exceeded our expectations and worked at closing the deal and continued to get us through the closing, without any problems. We thank you Debbie, for your outstanding job and making our purchase anxiety free. I would highly recommend Debbie Peretsman of Handsome Properties to anyone looking for a real estate professional committed to her clients. 

Ronald Olinsky

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.

As part of her listing services, Debbie not only made recommendations on what needed to be done to sell my property quickly and for top dollar; she tended to every detail! She worked diligently for three months, renovating, decorating, and staging the property. The results were amazing and the house sold in 11 days for my target goal. Debbie's services as a realtor went above and beyond any realtor I have ever known. She is by far the best I have ever worked with and I strongly recommend her.

Pam Galle

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

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

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

This was the second time we have worked with Brian, and all I can say is he is exceptional. He is professional, prepared, knowledgeable,  and works his butt off for you. We would never think of using another agent.

Kyle Brooks

Brian was excellent at showing and listing our property. We had purchased our townhouse through him and a year later decided to buy a bigger home and move permanent to Charleston. He sold our house at market listed price within three weeks. He handled the purchase and sell very professional. We would use him again and recommend him.


I have bought and sold three houses and this was by far the best experience with a realtor I have ever had! Brian was incredibly  responsive, professional, and reliable. His suggestions for improving my home were spot on. The sales brochure he created was beautiful, and he worked constantly to bring in qualified, serious buyers. My house sold for what I wanted and in a timely manner. He was so impressive that soon after my parents sold their home and bought a new one with Brian as their realtor.


Debbie, thank you for going above and beyond. I'm thankful to have you as a friend and it was a blessing to have you as my realtor.

Ross Burris

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!


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

Brian is a great agent, he is very knowledgeable about Charleston area real estate. He'll take you beyond the basics and help you find the home of your dreams! I highly recommend Mr Mello, especially if you are looking for something special!


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

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

Brian helped me by and sell two homes. He was outstanding. He delivered on all his commitments and was a pleasure to work with. He was responsive and understood the processes extremely well. Most of all we found him completely trustworthy.

Carl Ehmann

Debbie Peretsman handled the process with outstanding professionalism. Her insight into buying the carriage house was very accurate and timely. The services she rendered to close the contract were outstanding. We highly recommend Debbie Peretsman and Handsome Properties for real estate services in this unique and magnificent Charleston marketplace.

Don Sherrill

Brian returned our call to his office within 30 minutes. He had Condo's to view that day and the next. On the third day we decided on a property. Brian took care of all the negotiations and helped us throughout the process as we were from out of state. Truly, our best experience ever with buying a property.


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 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

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

Now that we are almost settled in, we want to express our sincere appreciation to Handsome Properties for all your time, support and efforts on the recent sale of our Tradd Street home. Your professionalism is unmatched in the real estate community in Charleston. You all have a keen insight into the Charleston market that translated into bringing potential buyers to see our house. You all were very honest in your assessment of our situation yet, never tried to push us to somewhere we did not want to go in selling our home. This may have made it more difficult for Handsome but, in the end, all Handsome staff did an outstanding job.

Brian is simply the best advocate of his listings. He always had our best interests when showing our house and in all negotiations. Additionally, he never demonstrated any frustrations when we challenged him about offers and negative feedback on some showing. He always said he would sell our house this past spring and sure enough he did just that.  A true professional. The support of Will and Betsy in Handsome's efforts did not go unnoticed. They may not be in the forefront but, we understood all the time and effort they put in to market our house.

Debbie is unparalleled in the industry. You may have peers in your role as broker in charge but, they would do well to copy how you run your business. Your knowledge of the changing South of Broad market conveyed to us was always appreciated. Your calm demeanor in some touchy times was amazing and always made us feel that we made the right decision choosing Handsome Properties. Other sellers should make the same decision. 

Again, we want to thank Handsome Properties for an outstanding effort in marketing and selling our house. Job well done!

Bob & Linda McMahon