Client Recommendations

Hi Chuck, Just wanted to say thank you for helping my daughter and I find a rental home while showing at TIEC. It was a last minute decision to come and you found a great place for us quickly! It was just right for us. TIEC is amazing, but it so nice to leave the show grounds and have a nice home to relax in.  The town of Tryon is adorable and our house was close to shops, restaurants, drug stores, etc. You made our trip easy! Looking forward to working with you again!

Liz T. Richmond, VA

Hello Chuck, Thank you very much for making my first rental reservation so successful. This was my first experience with a vacation home rental and your professional service made it easy and smooth. My friends and I are happily anticipating our stay in at the charming Fox Haven Plantation guesthouse while we attend the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Sincerely,

Dr. MaryAnn S. Salem, CT

Chuck - I just wanted to tell you how happy you've made me and that I can't thank you enough! I really appreciate all your help. You found me the perfect home, were able to understand my wants and needs based on our first conversation and did an Amazing job of finding me exactly, if not more, than what I was looking for. I'm really grateful and will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs a great Realtor to help them.  Again, thank you so much.

Maria S. Lake Worth, FL

Chuck, You know that the first house you showed me had my name written all over it! You understood my needs and were friendly, flexible and considerate. It all happened so fast that there wasn't even time for me to get to know you well. But the joy I feel in finding my new space speaks to your professionalism and leaves me with nothing but appreciation!

Karen K. Tryon, NC

It was a stress - free pleasure to work with Chuck. He found, vetted and took care of all the details regarding placing a tenant in my rental property. Chuck's easy going nature is surpassed only by his professional attention to detail. I was very impressed and relieved to have someone with his patience and thoroughness taking care of every detail. It was a very positive experience working with Chuck!

Victoria J. Tryon, NC

Hi Chuck, I just wanted to thank you for your excellent service and work regarding the sale of our home at 227 Joshua Drive in Forest City, NC.  Your professionalism, availability and friendly demeanor made it a pleasure to work with you!  I would highly recommend you to anyone wishing to buy or sell a home.  Thanks again and I wish you the best for the upcoming holiday season.

Anita L. Vero Beach, FL

I would highly recommend using Chuck and staying at one of his properties. We needed a place for a hurricane evacuation and Chuck was very understanding and professional. He was super helpful and we will certainly use him in the future. Our accommodations where just as described and we were very happy with everything.

Leanne T. Mt. Pleasant, SC

Chuck - I wanted to thank you again for giving us this little piece of heaven for the weekend. We were so thankful to be safe and curled up on the farm for our last weekend together before my Husband deployed. Thank you again for the wonderful welcoming and the champagne and cigar. Thank you for your sons' service as well. Everything is great up here and I can definitely see myself coming back for some R&R.  Thank you again!

Lauren G. Summerville, SC

Dear Chuck - Thank you so much for your assistance with our stay at Penwood Farm.  It was a pleasure working with such a professional individual!  I very much appreciated your help with the details of our visit including information about the area and the various recommendations!  We had a wonderful visit and look forward to returning! Best regards.

Micky L Colchester, CT

Chuck - Thank you so much for your patience and flexibility with helping me finding three rental houses when we brought the horses to show at TIEC last month. You have been fantastic to work with and I look forward to giving you a call the next time we come back. Your knowledge of the area as well as horse show nuances is certainly unparalleled and it is reflected in your attention to detail in finding the right place. Thank you again for all your help!  I highly recommend that anyone coming to TIEC to show call you first!

Jen H. Barn Manager ~ Mettawa, IL

Chuck - I received the the refunded security deposit check in the mail yesterday.  Thank you.  I enjoyed working with you. You were very responsive to my inquiries and the whole rental process was smooth.  If we come back in October for the horse show, will definitely let you know.

Connie L. Chicago, IL

Chuck, I wanted to thank you again for finding housing for my daughter and I on such short notice when we came to show in the $50,000 Hunter Derby at TIEC.  The house you put us in was perfect and I have no complaints about anything!  You were absolutely professional  and very easy to work with.  I will share your contact information and recommend you to our clients who are coming to show at TIEC in the future.

Cathy G. Aiken, SC

Chuck, Thanks again for your advertisement with us. I wish everyone was as easy to work with and on top of their game as you are! It was a pleasure working with you and if you have any questions you know where to find me. Once the final PDF of the programs are sent to me I'll forward them along to you so you can take a look! Thank you again! 

Drew Coster Sponsor Coordinator Classic Company, Ltd.

I recently brought my horses from Florida to the Tryon area and needed living accommodations for myself and a place to stable and turn out 4 horses for the 6 weeks that I was there.  Chuck was wonderful to work with.  During several phone calls prior to my arrival he was very attentive to my specific needs and desires.  He listened to what was important to me then identified and personally visited several properties meeting my criteria that would be available during the time of my visit.  He discussed each one with me helping me compare and understand pricing, locations, amenities and benefits of each stable facility for my horses as well as the living accommodations for me.  As a result we narrowed it down to 3 potential sites and I ended up taking the first one that we looked at.  In a word it was perfect!  I found Chuck to be highly professional, courteous, prompt, effective and easy to communicate with.  And, in addition to being a knowledgeable Realtor, Chuck is a horse person. I can’t recommend him highly enough.  If you are coming to the area, you won’t be disappointed if you ask him to help you.

Doreen P. Tampa FL

Talk about a great Real Estate experience!  As a first time home buyer I was nervous about what to expect, but thankfully Chuck took all of that out of the equation for me.  He explained everything to me every step of the way. As he liked to say "He's my boots on the ground" in Charleston.  I’m in the military and can attest that’s exactly what he was. This has been the best experience I've had, and he literally was my boots on the ground while I was operating from out of the area and trying to purchase a home. I couldn’t recommend him enough, he's highly professional, and will be an asset to you and your Real Estate experience. Thank you for everything Chuck!!

EM2(SW) Dubose USN

Chuck was great to work with while selling my house in N. Charleston.  He kept me up to date and well informed every step of the way.  He’s very nice, easy to talk too and explained things so I could understand them.  I will use him again when we are ready to buy our next house.

Steve B. Charleston, SC

Chuck is always great to work with. He has helped me several times finding rental properties that fit all my needs. Chuck’s professionalism and ability to respond quickly are some of his greatest attributes in making the renting/buying process easy. In the future I will always contact Chuck for any of my real estate needs.

Jon G. Daniel Island, SC

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for helping me find an apartment in Mt. Pleasant. It was a pleasure working with you during the search. Not only did you find me a great place in an excellent location, but you helped me do it quickly! Transferring to a new town for work can be stressful. You were able to make it a smooth and easy process. I would be happy to recommend you in the future. Thanks again.

Nick L. Mt. Pleasant, SC

When my husband and I recently decided to move from upstate New York to Charleston a friend recommended that we contact Chuck Stark at Charleston Southern Realty. Chuck Stark turned out to be the best realtor we ever met! From day one of our conversations he was kind, informative and most of all patient. He made the transitioning process a breeze and he helped us find a wonderful condo in a very beautiful area. We highly recommend contacting Chuck Stark if you are ever considering a move or need Real Estate information about Charleston and the surrounding areas. He will never disappoint and on top of everything he has done for us we have become friends!

Gene and Traci C. Poughkeepsie, NY

I just had to write and thank you for all the help you provided me when selling my mother's home.  As you are aware it became necessary to re-Iocate my mother in February of this year due to health concerns. Consequently it left me in the position of selling her home while residing in New York, not an easy task as I'm sure by now you are well aware.  Chuck your professionalism and sound advice was just what I needed to make this transition. After countless emails and phone calls the house was sold on October 31st of this year. We hit some bumps along the way with low ball offers, outrageous contract give backs etc.  However you insisted that we hold our course and you were right. Chuck you are a true professional and went well beyond what was required. This letter should represent my highest recommendation for you as a Real Estate Broker and human being. Thank you.

W.S.B. Baldwin, NY

We are happy to recommend Chuck Stark and Charleston Southern Realty LLC.  Chuck was a pleasure to work with as we endeavored to sell my property in Ivy Hall.  Chuck was professional, good to work with and despite having difficulties with access to the property; he was able to get us a full price offer on the house that went under contract in 2 days. Chuck was extremely helpful in suggesting a price point for the property and able to understand our desires, make schedule changes “on the fly” and worked hard to protect the tenant’s privacy while doing an excellent job marketing the house.  We will call on Chuck and his team when we need a Realtor in the future.

J.J.S Mt. Pleasant, SC

Even for someone familiar with real estate sales utilizing a Buyer’s Agent is the only way to go.  In our case there was simply no substitute for Chuck’s knowledge of the area and the properties available.  He was able to quickly get a handle on the type property we were looking for and arrange showings of relevant properties.  His ability to match up and only schedule showings that met our criteria was a huge time saver for us.  It was the biggest factor in us purchasing a vacation property in the Charleston area.

Greg and Dawn G Wise, VA

Chuck was a tremendous support system for me in choosing the right property. He was knowledgeable and extremely helpful with all the details of the search and purchase process. I strongly recommend him as a buyers agent.

B.R.W. Mt. Pleasant, SC

My wife and I would like to thank you for your help in locating a 2 bedroom condo here in Charleston.  You definitely went above and beyond the call of duty trying to locate a place that suited our needs, not to mention keeping you working well into the night to locate potential properties for us to look at the following day.  The highest compliment I can give is I would recommend and use your services again in the future.

Dave and Dawn A. Westminster, MD

You have been delightful to work with!  Thank you for finding a renter for our property at Daniel's Landing.

S.S. Charleston Rental Properties Mt. Pleasant, SC

I wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much I have appreciated your professionalism and diligence in getting my house sold in a tough market. Your "hands on" approach to the entire process (from initial research as to market valuation, marketing, and negotiation) made me feel as though you were fully engaged in getting my house sold for the most money in the shortest period of time. Your approach and enthusiasm was different from any other Realtor that I have ever known. I would recommend you to my family and friends without hesitation. I thank you for your assistance, and wish you every success. Please feel free to share this correspondence with anyone who may consider using your services.

Michael A. Maucher Mt. Pleasant, SC

We want to thank you for helping us with the recent purchase of our new home in Mt. Pleasant. Being new to the Charleston area, you were an extraordinary resource for us.  We couldn't have done it without you! We knew when we first met you two years ago as we were cruising the neighborhoods trying to decide where we might eventually like to live, that after a 45 minute conversation through our car window we had met a friend for life.  Your patience and knowledge of the real estate market in the area as well as your willingness to educate us along the way proved that you indeed are what you say you are.  You truly did look out for our best interests 100% of the time. Your attention to detail and genuine concern for our well being went way above and beyond our expectations and proved to be invaluable.  As a result the whole process ended up being seamless, understandable and enjoyable. Thank you again for all of your help.

CH & LH Mt. Pleasant, SC

I first contacted Chuck Stark when my wife and I had this notion to buy a house in Charleston S.C.  Chuck was professional, very friendly, responsive, and willing to do what was needed to start the process.  But, we stopped the process because our situation changed due to my work.  Several months had passed when my work relocated me to Charleston.  I contacted Chuck again and right away he started looking for a home for us while we were out of town. Chuck was very responsive and attentive to our wants and needs.  We started with searching for a rental property with the idea of looking to buy once settled in Charleston.  My wife and I developed a trust with Chuck through many, many phone conversations. This allowed Chuck to look at places without my wife and I seeing them.  He contacted many owners, Realtors, & leasing companies for properties listed, pre-viewed them for us and performed the “footwork” that we could not do because we were out of town. Ultimately, we settled on a wonderful apartment in downtown Charleston and signed the lease sight unseen!!  Chuck knew what we wanted and found it for us. We are not unhappy at all with our choice and are currently occupying the property and loving it. We plan to continue working with Chuck in the future to search for a property to buy as our permanent home.  Chuck is very knowledgeable of the entire process including areas and neighborhoods, lenders, local realty and leasing agencies, and local regulations.  We highly recommend Chuck to anyone who has a need for renting and or buying a property in the Charleston area. Thanks again Chuck for a great service you have provided to us.

P.H. & B.H. Libertytown, MD & now Charleston, SC

As out of state house hunters, it was extremely important for us to find an agent that could not only show us properties in our chosen neighborhoods, but also guide us through any and all unique regulations for purchasing a home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, as well as providing expert advice on what to look for and watch out for as we visited a multitude of properties.   We could not have been happier with Chuck Stark!  He quickly learned what types of homes we were looking for and helped us identify locations and properties that fit our desires.  In many cases, he even previewed the properties himself prior to our arrival on the weekends we flew in from Pennsylvania to ensure we wouldn't be wasting our time during the short time we had to look at properties.  Chuck also pointed out problems and potential issues with each of the homes we viewed with a level of expertise I would normally only expect from a certified home inspector.  His advice was spot on. He also provided invaluable assistance during Offer negotiations and with all of the follow-on steps that had to be accomplished once our Offer had been accepted.  He closely managed every detail and the myriad of tasks that had to be completed before closing, providing us almost daily updates.  Due to Chuck’s hard work and expertise, we were able to close in a remarkable 47 days! Bottom line:  Chuck was incredibly responsive, extremely knowledgeable and exceeded all of our expectations.  His attention to detail, expert advice and counsel made for a very smooth and rewarding home buying experience.  We would highly recommend Chuck without hesitation!

S. & C. N. Boiling Springs, PA

When you are contemplating a home purchase, a Buyer's Agent is the ONLY way to go.  We were considering relocating from Portland to Charleston and were so lucky to find Chuck Stark.  While we were house hunting in Portland we had several bad experiences with brokers.  Now we understand why - we thought they were representing us but they were really trying to represent both sides.  Chuck was AMAZING! He helped us understand why his service was different and what we weren't getting from other brokers.   Chuck and I had tons of communication before our house hunting trip to Charleston - speaking many times over the phone and exchanging emails.  He put a lot of prep work into our trip by reviewing our wish list, discussing his process with us and educating us about the Charleston market.  Once we arrived in Charleston, we hit the ground running.  Chuck helped us narrow down our neighborhood of choice with a tour of absolutely every nook and cranny of Mt. Pleasant.  He was part agent & part tour guide.    We drove by or saw every, and I mean EVERY, house that matched our criteria.  When we finally made an offer on a home, once again, Chuck went to bat for us making sure we got the best possible deal and looking out for our interests. His network of closing lawyers and mortgage lenders is deep - make sure you take advantage of this - it really is the icing on the cake.  We eventually decided to stay in Portland but we will certainly miss the opportunity to work with Chuck.  He's set the bar awfully high.

C. & P. K. Portland, OR

As the closing of the house is being wrapped up, I’d like to take a moment to give a special thanks to someone who has helped us tremendously throughout this entire process. Our realtor, Chuck Stark, who has gone above and beyond time after time. Chuck Stark was the very first agent to contact me on the first day that we began our search. Upon answering the phone I kept waiting for him to try and sell me something, but to my surprise he was nothing but honest. The first home we were interested in was a short sale, and also in a neighborhood that I can say I am very happy that we avoided. Mr. Stark explained the ups and downs of a short sale to me, showing a vast bank of knowledge and experience right off the bat. He also was able to explain the downsides of the neighborhood but without becoming negative or persuasive, simply put he was and remained to be extraordinarily informative. Whenever we found time to make a trip to Charleston to view homes, he was always willing to adhere to our tight schedule and make himself as available as possible. Upon arriving at homes, he would always pull up behind us within one minute of the scheduled viewing time. Chuck Stark is a very prompt and professional agent and even today is working hard to ensure a happy transaction and transition for us. I highly recommend his services to anyone considering buying a home in Charleston, SC.

C.W. Abbeville, SC

On behalf of Anne and my family, I want to thank you for the competent handling of the purchase of our second home here in Charleston.  You were the bright light in an otherwise very difficult process.  You kept us abreast of how difficult it is to do business with Fannie Mae and always steered us in the right direction.  I appreciate your courteous work with our bank in finally getting us to closing which was no easy feat.   Your optimism and perseverance set a course for us that we would finally succeed with the purchase.  As a final result, as of this weekend the house is sparkling anew with my son as the new occupant.  You have brought ownership and happiness to us. Thank you so very much for all your work on this project.

J. F. J. Charleston, SC

Thanks so much for finding the short term lease dwelling during the remodeling of our home. Your act of kindness was very special to us in our time of need.  It has made our time away from our home so much more bearable.

D.G. & C.L. Mount Pleasant, SC