Praise

 

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.

Tammy

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

Barbara

Leslie has been an absolutely terrific resource in my first-ever home purchase. She knows the process inside out, and used her skills and expertise to secure a good price. Leslie is always on top of the details, follows up on open questions, and responds to phone calls and e-mails right away. Her knowledge of neighborhoods, specialty and general contractors, tradespeople, and others has been a huge plus in arranging all the settling-in details. Leslie is competent, professional, and a pleasure to work with. I recommend her enthusiastically.

Pamela

We can't thank Leslie Turner and Handsome Properties enough for making our house search and home buying experience a joy. Through what can be a stressful and emotional process, Leslie was always a responsive, and reassuring presence. It was such a relief to know we could call upon her with questions at nearly any hour. Her ability to so quickly grasp our housing interests and needs meant that every home we saw could have been our next dream home. As a first time home-buyer, I would have been lost in the paperwork but she did a wonderful job of explaining everything to me. Thanks again, Leslie, for helping us find the perfect home.

Josh Corrigan

Leslie is the best realtor that has ever existed on the face of the planet. I went through the entire bidding/negotiating/contracting/inspecting process not once, not twice, but three times, and she took such good care of me and the process that I can't even praise her highly enough. I and my sanity never would have made it through to the other side without her. When I recommend Leslie to someone, I don't even feel like I owe her a favor, I just feel like my friend who just got her number owes me their future happiness.

Sally Bette

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

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.

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

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.

Serena

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

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

Dear Diana, 

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

Bill & Susan

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

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

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!

Dane

I have purchased and sold homes in 7 states and believe Leslie Turner is the most competent agent I have used. She is a high energy, intelligent and represents her client above and beyond what a typical real estate will normally do for a client. I can recommend her without any reservations. She would be my first choice of agents if I have any future needs in the local real estate market.

David Whitt

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

Leslie, Thank you for being my extraordinary realtor. It's difficult to articulate how much your thoroughness and professionalism meant to me! I knew without a shadow of a doubt that everything was being handled correctly and in a timely manner thanks to your organization, updates, and excellent communication. I only wish I had found you earlier in my house hunt.

Kari M.

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 can't even begin to convey what a great experience it was to have Leslie as my real estate agent. I had looked with a few other agents when I had first moved to Charleston but never felt like it quite clicked and had almost given up on working with someone. A friend, however, recommended Leslie and she was a total breath of fresh air. She was completely committed to learning exactly what I was looking for & spent countless weekends searching for it with me. Even though I was pretty picky & I was well aware that Leslie had a ton of clients whose budgets were probably far greater than mine, she never made me feel pressured, hurried, or like I was using up too much of her time. If ever something came up on the market that she felt was worthwhile, she made sure I saw it immediately. She is EXTREMELY good at what she does and was so knowledgeable about every neighborhood we looked at, different homes, future development in the area, etc. Her legal background was also very helpful, particularly with respect to handling any necessary negotiations. Simply put, she is absolutely stellar & any home buyer/seller would be lucky to work with her. I will 100% be asking her for help on anything I ever need in the future, whether it be selling or buying.

Natalie

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

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

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

Leslie, You have been so wonderful to work with thus far, and it is so refreshing to have such a true professional on the other side of the deal.  I mean that very sincerely!  You have been unbelievable with everything to date, and you have made my job that much easier with everything you have done to help accommodate my clients.

Cooperating Agent

Leslie represented my wife and I in the sale of our home in Radcliffeborough. (She had previously represented us in the purchase of it two years ago). Due to Leslie's masterful marketing and tips on getting the house ready we sold it for more than $200k over what we paid just two years ago! Her commitment to personally showing the house, holding an open house and working with buyers' agents made it possible. I believe our sale represents the highest price per square foot of any home sold in our neighborhood this year -- thanks to Leslie! If you are selling or buying she is simply the best!

Roy T. Willey IV

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.

Elayne

I could not have asked for more in a real estate agent - Leslie was always available, aggressive in going after properties that were right for me but completely patient with my decision making, and extremely competent. She was an absolute dream to work with, and worth every penny of the commission and much more. Buying a home is a big decision and she was there with me for every step, looking out for my interests and thinking of everything. If I could put her in charge of the rest of my life too, I would.

Sally Newman

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

Dr. Capizzi

My wife, Sally, fell in love with Charleston the first time she went there with our daughter and daughter-in-law, and decided to purchase a home in the historic district. She selected Leslie Turner as her realtor and I accompanied my wife on two trips to Charleston where Leslie picked us up from our hotel and showed us numerous properties. Leslie was also in constant communication with us during our search. Leslie Turner was amazing throughout this process. As an experienced realtor, Leslie is so knowledgeable about the low country region she was able to answer every question Sally posed to her. And in combination with her law and business degrees, she knew exactly how to advise Sally to avoid the pitfalls of home buying. We could not have asked for a more intelligent, nurturing, and understanding person to assist us throughout our search, and I most highly recommend Leslie to anyone seeking to purchase real estate in the Charleston peninsula, the surrounding islands and the entire region.

Sally and Larry Leichter

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

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

I have purchased and sold homes in 7 states and believe Leslie Turner is the most competent agent I have used. She is a high energy, intelligent and represents her client above and beyond what a typical real estate will normally do for a client. I can recommend her without any reservations. She would be my first choice of agents if I have any future needs in the local real estate market.

David Whitt

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

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

Selling my house in Charleston with Handsome Properties and Leslie Turner was a very positive experience. Leslie listed the house at a price higher than I expected and we got an offer within hours! Throughout the process, she kept in constant communication and I was never left wondering what was happening. She answered all of my questions quickly and professionally. This was the first time I've sold property and Leslie make it a very smooth and stress-less process. I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling in the Charleston area.

David P.

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 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

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

Leslie, It was an absolute joy working with you on this transaction, and I am 100% certain that the deal would not have happened if there was anyone other than you on the listing side. Your professionalism, patience, and perseverance are unmatched by anyone I have ever worked with in this business, and I look forward to the next deal we get to work on together. Happy New Year, and here's to a great 2015!

Casey (Buyer's Agent)

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

Diana,

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

Leslie was a dream come true. Being realtors ourselves in florida with specific taste, we thought we could handle this transaction on our own. We could not have been more wrong. There are so many intricacies to downtown Charleston that had we not used Leslie, we likely would have made a huge mistake. After a year of looking and Leslie being helpful, engaging, and patient throughout the entire process, we found the perfect home. Not only was the home exactly what we were looking for, Leslie negotiated an amazing deal on our behalf. She is highly recommended, and already a good friend of ours. We are very grateful and will be using her for every real estate transaction we conduct in the future.

Chris

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.

David

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