If your first impression upon meeting Whitley Boyd is that she’s a model, you’re pretty close.
As the managing broker and realtor with Carolina One Real Estate on Isle of Palms, Boyd has not only carved out an impressive swathe in a relatively short time, but she is also now in position of being the model by which Lowcountry real estate standards are measured.
“I sell residential real estate and work frequently with investor and relocation clients,” said Boyd, a Charleston resident since 1997. “And more than anything else, I love helping my clients achieve their goals and consider it a huge honor when they trust me to handle their largest asset.”
And that trust has grown exponentially, considering that Boyd is still, in a sense, fairly new to real estate.
You might be tempted to raise both eyebrows when she tells you she received her real estate license only as recently as 2016. You might be further tempted to inquire how she went from basically zero clients to now managing an office of 40 agents.
And when you learn that she was voted a ‘Best of the Best’ real estate agent for both 2020 and 2021, you might have to bite your lip to keep from saying ‘you couldn’t have done it that fast.’ But it’s not as improbable as it may sound.
For one thing, as Boyd explained, she has been around the real estate industry “since I was a child.” Between watching her mother’s career in the business and having to move a lot growing up, she saw and learned about all types of homes and buildings—and what people are really looking for in them.
“I have always been fascinated with home values and architecture, and intrigued by the home buying and selling process,” she said. “After attending the College of Charleston, and then having several disappointing personal experiences, I felt certain that I could provide clients with an elevated level of service and become a trusted advisor and industry expert.”
So far, Boyd has had a lot of happy clients — so many in fact that she has earned recognition as both a 2021 Realtor of Distinction and a 2022 East Cooper Top Producer. Additionally, she has qualified for silver, gold, platinum and diamond award levels within Carolina One.
And after all that if you’re still thinking it sounds too good to be true to have happened in seven short years, come by and see Boyd and let her and her agents find you a home in the Lowcountry that you can’t refuse.
You won’t be getting a traditional model to help you — only the model of Lowcountry real estate.
“Even though I became a broker-in-charge in July 2023, I still continue to sell real estate,” Boyd said. “Almost all of my business comes from referrals from either past clients or friends and I consider that to be a wonderful compliment for which I am incredibly grateful.”
By L. C. Leach III