What Our Clients Say About Us ...

and we so appreciate their kind words!


“This was a very difficult move for us with many obstacles.  Franne helped us through every step of the way.  She was always available and responded to our questions quickly.”


“During an incredibly stressful time involving an international relocation, Yvette made everything seem incredibly easy. She was always available to assist me and went above and beyond her mandate suggesting new options and providing me with up to date information on a continuous basis. She intuitively understood my needs even before I did and proposed solutions to each question that arose. She found me the perfect house and is still helping me make it feel like a home with suggestions, advice and helpful tips. She is a genuinely kind and pleasant person with limitless information not only about the local housing market but also schools, restaurants, traffic and the general way of life in the Charleston/Mount Pleasant area. Her assistance and experience have been an invaluable resource for me and I look forward to working with her again.”


The selling experience far exceeded my expectations.  I’ve sold a few houses and never had agents who were so responsive-calls were returned promptly and concerns were addressed.  Franne and Chari are extremely ethical and professional, but we also had fun…  Franne and Chari went above and beyond the call of duty.  I recommend highly.


“Working with Charleston Fine Homes, specifically Franne and Chari, was like working with a trusted friend.  Professional and Knowledgeable. They made the buying experience a vacation!  I have recommended them several times already and if the need arises would use them myself again!!”


“I enjoyed working with people that tried to find exactly what I was looking for without using pressure to convince me to purchase something. I would without hesitation use the team of Franne Schwarb and Chari Karinshak to purchase a new home. They are exceptional in their knowledge, availability, trustworthiness and professionalism. They make you feel as if you are their only client.”


“We highly recommend Franne and her team to anyone buying or selling real estate in the Charleston area. This was our third transaction with Franne, and it keeps getting better. Her professionalism is superb. She is extremely responsive and easy to get in contact with. While simultaneously working with other clients, she manages to make you feel you are the highest priority. Her extensive experience id beneficial in many ways. There are no surprises and she’s always 1 or 2 steps ahead. If we ever buy again in Charleston, we will use Franne without a doubt!”

Molly and John

“Chari Karinshak is a great Realtor®. She treats her clients like family and keeps a professional approach. She is very diligent and goes above and beyond for her clients.”


“Franne Schwarb is the role model for all Realtors. She is the consummate professional. She is dedicated to her clients, working long hours and on weekends. I often received answers to questions, information on new listings, etc. late into the evening and on weekends by phone, email, and text. She was always there for me….Franne is honest, direct and the ultimate “glass half full” person which I greatly appreciated and respected. It was a pleasure to work with Franne.”


“Chari is extremely thorough, detailed, professional and extremely courteous. Without Chari being involved this would have been an extremely difficult transaction. She went above and beyond the call of duty and simplified every aspect of the transaction. I felt totally comfortable relying on Chari from the very beginning. It was like having a family member representing your best interests and not having to worry.”


“Franne offered great customer service. She was very knowledgeable of the area and all its services. Returned phone calls promptly. Went over and above to be helpful and showed great attention to detail. Franne was most flexible and accommodating which we appreciated as we were relocating from Maine. From our introductory conversations in Maine to our closing in Mount Pleasant, we couldn’t have asked for a smoother or more seamless transition to our new home!”

Lynn and Donald

“I myself am a knowledgeable financial professional and know the area and real estate transactions very well. Chari is a long-time friend, but that only got her foot in the door. Chari’s experience, attitude and work ethic are more than I could ask for. We know that transactions in real estate can be very personal and Chari has the interpersonal skills to handle these delicate situations.”


“Working with Charleston Fine Homes was a pleasure on our move to the Charleston area. We were brand new to the area and the South, and we knew after meeting Franne on our first visit that we could take a deep breath – we were in good hands. Franne was dedicated and patient with us as we scouted the various areas and she listened as we talked about what we were looking for in our new home and community. She took that information and helped us narrow down our choices and find the homes that best aligned with what we wanted. Franne communicated with us often, gently reminded us of deadlines, and made sure if she wasn’t available someone was from her office – Mark and Chari. It may have taken multiple offers for us to find our final offer and home, but Franne and her partners were with us EVERY step of the way with professional advice and personal service. Now that we are settled, Franne has been a source of references and information as we get to know the area. We not only have great realtors at Charleston Fine Homes, but we have also made some great friends.”

Jill and James

“Coming from Canada, we did not know anything about the home buying process in the US. Chari was able to explain every step of the process and give us advanced notice on anything that we needed to do. She was very patient with us. Her positive and pleasant attitude made the process very much enjoyable! We will definitely recommend Chari to anyone looking for a Realtor!”


“Chari was great at assessing our needs as a family and was very patient with us during the whole process. She offered professional advice and expertise without making us feel pressured “to make a deal” happen. Chari was easy to reach, prompt, and professional. Her hardworking attitude combined with a warm personality made her a great agent to have on our side!”

Susie and Drew

“Chari was very kind and patient w/my husband and I as this was my first time buying a home. There were no bumps in the road and Chari worked diligently w/the lender, inspectors, etc to ensure everything went smoothly. Everyone involved in the process met and exceeded our expectations. Chari was awesome and listened to us. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase and or sell a home.”


“...I loved our agent’s (Franne) professionalism, friendliness, promptness, and availability. Our Realtor knew her role and transitioned us perfectly.”


“…you both did a great job and we could not have picked a better “team” for a Realtor®. So many times throughout the process we wondered how people could sell their homes without experts like you. You two are the epitome of what a realtor should be! Many thanks to both of you! “


“I liked Franne from our first encounter. She was smart, bold, and very experienced. She had a great knowledge of the market and years of experience to guide us with our sale. Chari was a great asset to the team and very complementary to Franne’s experience with her sense of style, recommendations on staging, and other sage advice. Both Franne and Chari were responsive in a very timely manner, communicative, and insightful to our needs. We have been extremely pleased with both Chari and Franne, and have doubts our home would have sold so quickly at the great price we obtained without this superb team. Franne and Chari are a dream team!!!”

Jeanette Andrews

“...we want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done for us. As far as Realtors go, you are by far way above the rest. We hope your boss realizes what a treasure you are.”

Brigid and Tom

“Thanks so much and thank you for all of your help through this whole process.  We couldn't have done it without you.”

Amanda and Dan

“You did a marvelous job of helping us find our beautiful home. Thanks so much for all the hard work, the miles driven, the millions of phone calls, etc! We truly appreciate your efforts…”

Jane and Victor

“Franne is fantastic! She listened to our needs, identified a wide range of viable options, and handled all follow-up details accurately and thoroughly. She is a consummate professional, while totally approachable and personable at the same time. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone in search of an outstanding Realtor®.”

Debbie and Mark

 Franne and Mark were there for us during every step of our buying and selling process.   Not only do they know the Charleston/Mt. Pleasant real estate market intimately, they go above and beyond necessary whenever possible. We cannot recommend them highly enough and recommend them we do…to friends, family members and anyone seeking a smooth and hassle free real estate transaction! We don’t know how they do it, but Franne and Mark can make a very stressful time, if not “fun”, at least “smooth sailing”. Thanks for everything.”

Traci and Brian

“Thank you Franne and Mark for everything. Kristy and I would be lost without your help. We didn’t know where to start, but you and Mark made everything very easy! We love our new home and can’t thank you enough for being there for us.”

Kristy and Todd

“If I have been remiss to tell you, you and Mark have been fabulous!!! I cannot thank you enough for being the terrific agent team that you are. Keller Williams is blessed to have you and if you ever need a recommendation (though I know your reputation precedes you) please send them my way.”


“You made the entire process smoother than we dared hope. And, we know there was more than luck involved in the rapid turnaround. You guys were with us each step of the way and your pricing advice was invaluable.”

Wanda and Bruce

“I wanted to thank you and let you know how appreciative we are of all of your help, advice, and support through our buying process! You exceeded our expectations as agents and we are fortunate to have found you. “

Anna and Chris 

“We were extremely pleased with the manner in which our home was sold. Charleston Fine Homes was always a professional team that we knew we could count on to provide honest and reliable information to us in a timely manner. We would never think of having any other real estate team handle our business!”

Donna and Mark

“Working with Franne and Mark was a great experience. During a quite stressful time as it is selling a home and moving out, we had a couple of very professional realtors by our side who did an excellent job to market our home. The good work was rewarded by a quick closing under a real estate market that was quite over-inventoried. Our selling price was fairly close to our listed price. They are very responsive. Our relationship was very professional and cordial. Highly recommended. We’ve sold 3 homes already. This has been our best experience with realtors.”


“Honey and I wanted to thank you for all your work and efforts in helping sell the house. It is truly appreciated.”

Chuck and Honey

“We wanted to tell you how happy we are that we listed our house with you! You gave us a lot of helpful information about how to properly price our house and “show it”. Because of your pricing recommendation we were able to maximize the return on our “investment” after only one year in the house.  

We appreciate all of your hard work! You were always available to us and returned our calls very promptly. The brochures you prepared on our house were colorful and full of essential information about the house and the community. We were amazed at the amount of feedback you were able to get from the realtors who showed our house. Your knowledge of the area and the other homes on the market was impressive! “

Chris and Cathleen  

“I want to express my utmost satisfaction with the performance of Franne and Mark Schwarb as they represented my interests as seller of a home in the Mt. Pleasant, SC area. Their efforts went way above my expectations.

Of particular note was the marketing plan which was devised and implemented. This included recommendations for improvements, gathering of pertinent estimates, and oversight of all aspects of the initiative. Their attention to details of this very complicated transaction proved to be the key to success. They simply provided me with the best service I have ever witnessed!”


“Listing our home with Mark and Franne Schwarb was the best decision we made. Not only did they treat us like extended members of their family (Franne even took the time to respond to an email we sent while they were out of town attending their daughter’s graduation), they walked us through the whole process of selling our home. As first time home sellers, their expertise and assistance was greatly appreciated. Whenever we had a question, Mark or Franne had an answer. They also helped us to find a realtor in an out of state market that was unfamiliar to us. Making sure we were satisfied was their primary concern. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to buy or sell a home. “

Brian and Lexi

“Franne and Mark helped us with all of our needs with the purchase of our new home and the sale of our old home. We received immediate attention whenever we had questions. We have recommended them to our friends with the utmost confidence.”

Joan and Charles  

“I am so grateful that we have had competent support on both sides of our transaction. You have made selling our home very easy.”


“I was impressed with your presentation, including a specific plan to market our house. Your knowledge of the market in Mt. Pleasant and specifically Dunes West offered a total package of knowledge, professionalism and a business-like approach to real estate. …I would strongly recommend you and Mark to anyone wanting to sell their house.”