The Charleston Realtor
Updated: Jun 4, 2019
Hi Everyone, and welcome to my blog! My name is Kara Hicks, and I’m a Realtor in beautiful Charleston, SC.
I started in real estate in 2014, and like many things in life it took me by surprise. My career in real estate is TOTALLY different than I imagined it would be. But one of the best things about it is that I can develop my career however I choose to. I have spent almost half of my life working in hospitality and F&B, so customer service and personalized experience is extremely important to me. As a Newbie Realtor, I was adamant about choosing a brokerage that supported those values. After interviewing several companies, I ended up hanging my license with Carolina One Real Estate. Not only did this company train me on how to build a successful business, they provided a sales training that was based first and foremost on providing value to others. Although I have since moved on to work with The Boulevard Company, it has been with this ideal that I have built my business ever since.
Why a blog? Well to be honest, I’ve wanted to start one for awhile now but just couldn’t get it together. I have such a strong desire to inform and educate my clients and friends, that a blog truly feels like a great way pathway of communication to me. I hate to come across spammy or like a salesman, and more traditional real estate marketing tools often fall on the deaf ears of those afraid of being sold to. I do not blame them! The way that we communicate has changed over the past 10 years, and I want to speak to others how they want to be spoken to. It’s not about selling people my services. It’s about providing value to my friends, family, and clients.
My goal with this blog is not just to provide information on home buying and selling, it’s to help others feel comfortable and more connected with the community around them. I want others to see the beauty that I see in this city and to appreciate all it has to offer. And just because real estate is my business doesn’t mean that this blog has to be ALL business. So with that in mind, stay tuned for a LOT about real estate, a little about me, and a fresh perspective on this city we all love. Cheers!