It all started with Dede getting her real estate license after moving to Charleston in 1990. B.V. left the corporate world to join her in 2004. Today, the mother/daughter team has evolved into a small business with annual revenues of $1 million. Their synergy is propelled by a commitment to excellence and diligent work ethic. In 2012, they branched out from the family and brought Lauren on board. And the blonde mold was broken when Vanessa joined in 2015. The foursome’s varied talents meld to create first class service for their clients, which number over 500.
Dede and her family moved to Charleston from Savannah after Hurricane Hugo in 1990. After building 2 spec homes in Mt Pleasant she decided to get her real estate license. It’s been a perfect fit for her love of hospitality and desire to help others. Daughter B.V. (short for Buena Vista) moved back to Charleston after college to work for Blackbaud. She and Dede collaborated to plan her wedding and were pleasantly surprised by how well they worked together. Dede’s business had gained enough momentum to warrant hiring an assistant so B.V. joined her in 2004. People often wonder what it’s like to work with your mom; a lot of mind reading and finishing each other’s sentences! The blessings far outweigh the challenges and they remain best friends. Lauren Blake Newman, was wrapping up her first job out of college in marketing and wanted to pursue a real estate career. She joined the team as a Buyers Agent in 2012. She has an in-depth knowledge of the downtown market from having lived there in college and Wild Dunes where her family has a vacation property.B.V. is very involved in the Junior League of Charleston, where she met Vanessa Nichols Beechem chairing a fundraiser together. Vanessa was looking to transition from a 7 year banking career into real estate when B.V. asked her to join the team. Her knack for numbers and command of the commercial sector rounds out the team’s talents.
The mother/daughter team has evolved into a small business with annual revenues of $1 million. Their synergy is propelled by a commitment to excellence and diligent work ethic.