Lisa Patterson has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience spending many years in sales with the federal government and Department of Defense. Lisa started her real estate career over 30 years ago on the investment side. And soon discovered she had a knack for meeting a client and matching them with the right house quickly. Her clients say she is the hardest working Realtor they have ever met.
Her true love has always been historic homes, architecture and antiques. As a child growing up in Lexington, Virginia, Lisa followed her real estate investor father to renovation sites, real estate and antique auctions. After college she purchased her first historic property of her own, a circa early1700s home. The rest, as they say, is history. Her friends often say, "antiques or homes, if it is dusted, busted or rusted Lisa will buy it and restore it.” Lisa has restored over 30 historic properties. So, when Lisa met a Charleston boy she knew it was a perfect fit. A great guy, and a city full of history and historic homes.
Lisa feels fortunate to call the historic South of Broad district her home and her work place. Lisa and her husband have restored many homes in the historic district. Currently they live in a historic kitchen house, South of Broad. Lisa and her husband Kip have 4 grown children and one grandson. When she is not working with clients you will find her walking around downtown Charleston with her standard poodle, Sophia or gardening, attending an auction or looking for another antique or real estate project
Lisa Patterson is a very personable, yet professional, real estate agent that knows her market. Lisa introduced us to the unique, South of Broad real estate market in Charleston, South Carolina, and assisted us in the purchase of a home in the historic district. At the end of the process, we felt confident that the house we closed on, was the perfect one for us. When our needs changed, Lisa listed, marketed, and sold our home in a timely fashion, and at a good price. Lisa helped us research waterfront communities, and assisted us in the purchase of a custom, creekside retreat only minutes from historic Charleston. I have recommended her services to friends and family members.
Karen — Oct 18, 2016
Lisa is an amazing realtor, knows Charleston incredibly well and helped me find, place an offer, purchase and close on an incredible home in a remarkably short period of time. She is also most delightful to work with, so highly recommend working with her.
Kathy — Oct 18, 2016
Lisa is very committed, hands on, and very knowledgeable. Our house was a bit unique with a private gated entrance, and animals on property. We worried about entrance to the property with the gate, and the animals-however Lisa committed to being on site for each showing. Lisa took the time to really understand our unique property, and used her resources well to help market and showcase the property. A bonus with working with Lisa is her plethora of contacts in the housing market. She has bought, sold, and renovated many properties - building relationships, and contacts along the way that she gladly shares with her clients. Lisa has been a great real estate agent for us and has also become a friend.
Joseph — Oct 18, 2016
Lisa Patterson has been a dream to work with. Like many sellers my family has a lot on our plate, Lisa made the sometimes overwhelming process of preparing our house for sale stress free and simple! They held our hand through the staging, listing and inspection processes and were prepared to offer answers and solutions to all of our needs. The most amazing part, thanks to Lisa’s knowledge of the area and her outstanding networking skills she sold the property within hours of listing it and we received a full price offer... something we didn’t think would be possible! I’m so thrilled to have worked with Lisa, I know I will continue to count on her for all of our real estate transactions & I have already recommended her to my friends in search of property! I can’t thank you enough!
Meredith — Oct 18, 2016
Lisa showed us downtown Charleston like very few could have. Living in Charleston proper her knowledge of the area was extraordinary. We contact Lisa about 2 weeks prior to arriving in Charleston and provided the type of place my wife and I were interested in. Upon arrival at the office, Lisa reviewed 7 properties that were in line with our request. All had showings scheduled and we were out the door. We were open to walking to view each property and Lisa shared nuggets of information about the neighborhoods we were in, the positive and if there were any negatives, she did not hesitate to point them out. When all was said and done, we got a tremendous feel for living in downtown Charleston and we recommend Lisa whole heartedly.
Renton — Oct 18, 2016
To Whom It May Concern Lisa Paterson came into my life when I was facing a difficult decision. Seven months earlier, I had put my historic 1860 house on the market, and after a bad experience with one real estate agent, I took my house off the market for nearly 3 months, and was trying to figure out what to do next. I had interviewed a number of real estate agents who were very eager to list my house and promised me a great deal of marketing and personal attention. I didn’t really want to hire any of them. Then Lisa called me to see if my house was still for sale, as she had a client who was interested in it. We had a long conversation on the phone and I knew by the end of the conversation that Lisa was the agent I had been looking for. Beside all the marketing strategies she promised, her experience in my particular neighborhood South of Broad was extensive. She lived in the neighborhood and was aware of every house that was on the market, and every house that had sold for at least 6 months before. She immediately sensed how much I loved my house and how much of myself I had put into it. I truly felt that she too was fond of my house and would do everything she could to find a buyer who would love it too. She immediately had me make a brilliant change that made my house more attractive to buyers – we took out my front garden and fence and made an off-street parking place. Lisa attended every showing of my house and actively “sold” the house to perspective buyers. She gave me personal feedback after every showing. When perspective buyers found a problem with the house, she did research on possible solutions, put photos of the ideas on her computer, and suggested a wide range of solutions, that made my house all the more valuable. When we entered negotiations with a buyer, she never just told me over the phone, but came to my house to discuss every step of the process in person. Lisa listened at length to all my fears and worries and offered well-thought-out advice and solace. Lisa has been at my side through all the difficult and stressful moments of selling my house, and has been an enormous help to me with all the details, especially during the Due Diligence phase. I have recommended Lisa many times to friends and acquaintances and will give her a 5 star recommendation to anyone in the future who might be looking for a real estate agent.
Mrs. Gordon — Oct 18, 2016
Lisa is a very personable lovely woman and she fully works with your wants and is very knowledgable in all areas of real estate. She knows about taxes, insurances and even will give you a list of reputable painters, repair, and handyman companies to help you out once you get settled. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone wanting to buy real estate in the Charleston area at all.
Ms. Fortunato — Oct 18, 2016
Lisa Patterson could be the most knowledgeable, professional agent I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her accessibility was second to none, the way she handled every concern that I had in this process was smooth and honest. I will use her again for any real estate transaction I have in South Carolina. The best part is, she started as an agent and now she is my friend.
Mr. Marcus — Oct 18, 2016
We didn't know Charleston at all and were looking in many different areas. Lisa listened to what we were looking for and narrowed things down most accurately based on our needs...and her incredible knowledge of the city. Best of all, she's not afraid to ask other agents tough questions. There's a lot of competition out there and we are SO happy we discovered Lisa Patterson. She's a true professional and she lives and breathes Charleston.
Mrs. Wilmer — Oct 18, 2016
Lisa has tremendous local knowledge and did a great job of selecting homes for my wife and I to tour on a recent visit. She worked really hard in identifying these homes prior to our trip to Charleston and spent a lot of time showing us around the area as well as the homes we selected to visit. She isn't pushy and was very patient with us. I would recommend her to anyone I know who is interested in buying a home in Charleston. I have transferred a number of times in my life and only wish the other real estate agents I worked with were as knowledgeable and pleasant to be around as Lisa.
Mr Widman — Oct 18, 2016
I recently had an investment property South of Broad listed for sale by owner. Ms. Patterson contacted me that she had a client that may be interested and wanted to preview the property. I met Ms. Patterson at the property and discovered quickly that she was very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. She is also an investor and understood my concerns. Ms. Patterson contacted me later in the day to let me know she had a contract in hand to present to me. I was excited as I had not had a lot of activity doing this on my own. I accepted the contract and planned to close in 30 days. The closing process for me and the buyer could have been a disaster if it had not been for Ms. Patterson. Everything that could go wrong from a lending situation or a condo HOA went wrong. But Ms. Patterson jumped in and helped the buyer and seller every step of the way. The HOA had not met for years and many items were out dated which the lender did not like. Ms. Patterson was able to meet with the HOA provide information which allowed changes to be made. Now making the HOA stronger. She never gave up when things looked bleak and helped the buyer with information to get the loan pushed thru. In many years of buying and selling real estate I have never seen someone work so hard for a buyer or a seller. If I had encountered these issues without Ms. Patterson’s help I would have given up and gone back to renting the condo. I would recommend Ms. Patterson to anyone buying or selling property. Ms. Patterson was always responsive and kept everyone updated during the process. After all that we went thru she was able to push things thru and we closed only one day passed the original agreed date. She goes above and beyond to get the job done.
Ms. Corbet — Oct 18, 2016
Lisa is very dedicated to her profession. She is very responsive and easy to contact. Lisa is also very aggressive when it comes to working with her clients. She has extensive knowledge of the real estate business and gets back quickly with any facts that require research. In summary, Lisa gets the job done in a very professional manner.
Mr Freeman — Oct 18, 2016