Charleston Realtors®About Us
Caroline Ragsdale and Saida Russell invite you to discover the unique nature of the Charleston area and Charleston Real Estate. Caroline and Saida, both native Charlestonians, want to share their knowledge and their love of the Lowcountry with you. We would like to be your keys to Charleston, unlocking doors and showing you Charleston homes and Charleston's charms. Whether you are interested in Charleston real estate or a Charleston rental, we would like to be your Charleston realtors® of choice.
Saida RussellLicensed Charleston Realtor®
Saida Alexander Russell lives in Downtown Charleston and sells real estate throughout the Charleston area. Saida is a graduate of Ashley Hall School in Charleston. She obtained a Bachelor's Degree from Duke University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining Disher, Hamrick and Myers Real Estate team, Saida served as a Supply Corps Officer in the United States Navy and then worked for several not-for-profit organizations in fundraising and administration. Selling Charleston real estate, Saida says, is her perfect vocation because it combines the best of her business, administrative and people skills. She considers selling Charleston homes and property in the surrounding areas of the Lowcountry to be both a privilege and a pleasure.
Saida's sales of Charleston real estate have ranged from $150,000 to $3 million dollars in locations ranging from the Charleston Historic District to the Greater Charleston beaches.
Caroline RagsdaleLicensed Charleston Realtor®
Caroline is a lifelong resident of downtown Charleston. She attended Ashley Hall School and graduated from St. Mary's High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Georgia.
Caroline has been a Realtor® with Disher, Hamrick and Myers since 2003 and has worked with buyers from all over the country and abroad. Throughout her many years in real estate, she has listed and sold high end properties throughout the Lowcountry. Her knowledge of the Charleston real estate market, keen negotiating skills and attention to detail are invaluable resources to both buyers and sellers. These qualities have earned her the Charleston Real Estate Board’s Realtor® of Distinction award since 2009, and she has been one of the top selling agents at Disher Hamrick and Myers for many years. She is a member of the Charleston Top Producers Club and holds an Accredited Buyer Representative Designation through the National Association of Realtors®. Caroline is passionate about the preservation of Charleston’s historical resources and is the Immediate Past President of The Preservation Society of Charleston. She also serves on its Zoning and Architectural Review Committee and Shop Committee. Through her work with The Preservation Society and earning a Master Preservationist designation, she has gained extensive knowledge of historic rehabilitation, easements and tax credits available for renovations. This has also enabled her to help clients who have an interest in purchasing and restoring property in the historic district navigate the requirements for the City of Charleston Board of Architectural Review and Zoning Board of Adjustment. Caroline is also active in the Gibbes Museum of Art.
Before becoming a full time Realtor®, Caroline owned an Interior Design business and worked on the restoration of important Charleston landmark properties including the Charleston County Courthouse and several historic homes and plantations. She enjoys traveling, photography, cooking, tennis and meeting new people.
We have relocated many times in our careers around the U.S. and Europe. We have naturally worked with many realtors. Saida Russell brought in-depth knowledge of the Charleston market, listened to our wants and needs and found us a property that more than met our expectations. We were extremely satisfied with Saida's follow up to closing. No question went unanswered and she was incredibly proactive throughout the process.
Saida is the consummate realty professional who quickly grasps clients' needs, gives you her full attention, and does not oversell.
Caroline Ragsdale worked tirelessly with me for two years to find me the perfect Charleston home for my family and me. She was extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhoods downtown and the value of specific homes. Her work with the Preservation Society of Charleston also helped as she has a practiced eye for some of the antique beauties available in town whether they were on the active market or not. She has a strong sense of integrity and is an excellent communicator. I have recommended her to many of my friends in New York and Connecticut and they have all had very positive experiences with her.
Being out of town buyers, we greatly appreciated Caroline's knowledge of the Charleston real estate market. She was "on top" of all new listings on the market and she has excellent communication skills and follow through. As a long time resident of Charleston, Caroline is an excellent resource for architects, contractors and contacts in the decorating and design fields, all of which were immensely helpful to us.