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Olin is a native Charlestonian and a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in finance/real estate. For the past three decades he has focused on selling downtown real estate, primarily specializing in historic neighborhoods such as South of Broad, the French Quarter, and Ansonborough. Recognized for his expertise and hands-on experience in selling some of Charleston’s finest homes, Olin has also been involved in commercial real estate transactions, as well as large plantation property sales. His extensive knowledge of construction and historic restoration is well known in the community.

A founding partner of Carriage Properties and native South Carolinian, Charles is an active College of Charleston alum and a forty-year resident of the city. He has been a leader in luxury real estate for over twenty-five years, consistently recognized as a multimillion-dollar producer. In the last ten years, Charles has closed sales totaling over $475 million with an average sale of over $2 million. In fact, in 2018 he closed over $66 Million in sales. In 2013 and 2014, Charles was recognized as the top sales volume broker for metro Charleston with over $56 million in closed sales for each year. In 2015 and 2016, again, the “Top Agent” for metro Charleston, Charles represented buyers and sellers closing over $135 million in sales, combined. He was recognized by the Wall Street Journal, ranking in the top 250 for luxury agents across the country, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Charles and his wife, Liz, have lived in almost every borough downtown and are active members of the Historic District community. They participate in numerous civic activities and board associations with an emphasis on preservation, architecture, and the local arts. With a keen understanding of the value of historic and luxury properties, Charles specializes in assisting discriminating clients who seek the very best in everything, whether buying or selling in the Charleston market.

Originally from Little Rock, Melinda has been selling residential real estate for nearly four decades. She moved to Charleston over twenty years ago, and has been a member of the Million Dollar Club and a Realtor of Distinction for many years. Melinda works throughout Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the surrounding areas, and is very active in the community, with membership in the Colonial Dames of America and the Junior League of Charleston. She is also a past board member of Life Management Center (which works with ADD children and adults), Charleston Day School, and the Epworth Heights Assembly in Michigan. An avid sports enthusiast, Melinda enjoys playing golf and tennis. She lives in the Historic District with her husband, John, and their two sons.

Judy is a founding partner and Broker-In-Charge of Carriage Properties, LLC. She lives in the Historic District and has been specializing in luxury properties for more than 30 years. Judy started her real estate career in Dallas, Texas and was a member of the Million Dollar club before moving to Charleston in 1988. She is active in the Charleston community and is a member of St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Trident United Way Alexis de Toqueville Society, Charleston Horticultural Society and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League. Judy is a former Board member of the Trident Community College Foundation and Charleston Horticultural Society. She has been honored with the Realtor of Distinction Award and is knowledgeable in all aspects of buying and selling real estate.