There are times in life where great things happen by pure coincidence. Such is the case with our meeting Bob Farina from Prestige Real Estate Group. My wife and I had been renting on Daniel Island in order to make sure DI was where we wanted to retire. After falling in love with the island, my wife started looking at available real estate. She left her contact information on several sites and the next thing we knew Bob gave us a call. At our first meeting, Bob spent his time getting to understand our needs/interests and supplying us with helpful information about the local housing market. While we were leaning in one direction (a single family dwelling), Bob suggested that we spend a morning looking at the variety of real estate available on the island. I said, “Good idea, but no condos.” Bob arranged for us to see a variety of real estate options including a condo that had just gone on the market the day before. He apologized several times for showing the condo but said that “based on your needs/interests, you should see this property.” We are so thankful for Bob’s approach and the fact that he understood our needs well enough to encourage us to see the condo. We immediately feel in love with the condo and make an offer on the property that very afternoon. Without Bob, we would have never identified or obtained this property since it was only on the market for three days.
Bob was invaluable in helping us through the offer phase (there with multiple offers on the property) and his suggestion for home inspectors, lending agents, etc. made the whole closing process quick and easy. Bob was there for us every step of the way – even after closing. There was one seller contingency item that was not resolved at closing. Bob followed up on the item until it was resolved.
Bottom line, we cannot say enough positive things about Bob Farina. Yes, we realize that Bob is an agent whose livelihood depends on selling houses. However, we NEVER felt like making a sale was Bob’s motivation. Instead, we felt like we had an old friend helping us through the complicated process of buying a home.
Bob Farina gets our highest endorsement and recommendation.
Delores and Clyde Rush
We have worked with the Campbells for many years in Charleston and they have always handled our real estate needs with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. There have been many instances where because of their skills they pointed out things would not have turned out in our favor. From negotiations, to finding a lot that was not on the market, to getting our house sold without even listing it are just some examples to name a few. I never have to worry when Sue is on my team, because no stone is left unturned and her attention to detail is like no other I’ve ever experienced. She looks after my interests above all else, works endless hours to make sure my sale goes through. We just did a double closing and I could not have managed it without her! She really is the best:)
Jeff and Kris PrattKris and Jeff Pratt
Through Bob’s assistance, I was able to find a home on Daniel Island that was absolutely perfect for my wife and family, while also simultaneously selling another home. I have worked with real estate agents in the past, not always with a great ending or experience. What made this experience different is the additional touches that Prestige offered (YouTube videos, special photography), which led to a contract on my former home within 7 days of listing! However and most importantly, Bob’s hands-on approach sealed the experience. He got to know my family and me on a personal level, which was critically important through the ups and downs of home purchases. He was a confidant, a mentor, and a firm voice of reason when things got hectic. I’ve made sure to let several people know about Prestige and Bob (something I’ve never done for another agent before!). My experience was amazing!
Sue and Scott Campbell, Thank you so much for your kindness and expertise in assisting us in selling our home. You exceeded our expectations and we are very grateful. Jennifer & Greg WoodJennifer and Greg Wood
If you are reading this you may be contemplating using Bob as your agent. I can only say what many others have said in their testimonies. Bob is the “best of the best”. I have had many real estate dealings in my past and only wish Bob was part of all of them. I have bought and sold houses and developed unimproved land and I thought I had all the answers to selling property. When we first talked to Bob I could tell he was going to take charge and knew how to handle the sale of our condo on Daniel Island.
I have never had anyone who went over and above my expectations when listing property. His background during his professional career at Bloomingdale’s really came to light. He knows how to market and promote a listing. He went way out of his way to tell us what we had to do to get the condo ready for listing. He ran errands. Picked up items we needed at different stores. After the inspection he arranged contractors to have items fixed. He was always available either by phone, text or email. I could keep going on Bob’s efforts.
It has been a real pleasure to have met Bob. Do not hesitate to contract Bob for your Agent.
Jay and Joan Atkinson
During my 36 years of practicing real estate law and doing thousands of real estate closings for a multitude of wonderful people, I am proud to endorse and recommend Bob Farina of Prestige Real Estate to anyone needing a real estate professional in the Low Country of South Carolina. Bob is indeed at the top of the “best of the best” realtors in Charleston who are all distinguished by their servant’s heart, the common characteristic of always putting their clients first, attention to detail, and excellent communication with their clients throughout the sales process. Equally important, their word is dependable and they deliver success.Don Gibson
I recently had the privilege of employing Bob Farina to assist me with the sale of my Daniel Island condo. Prior to arriving at a sales price and before entering into the listing agreement, Bob went to work for me with intensity to insure that I had all the economic tools necessary to make decisions and insure our joint success. I, in short, became an integral part of his real estate sales team as he went to work on my behalf. The preparation work of Bob, his people skills, intensity and overall professionalism resulted in a closed sale transaction! Bob Farina is “good for his word” and delivers. Thank you Bob.
Bob, we want to thank you for making our family's move to SC as seamless as possible. In stage one, you truly went above and beyond in locating the perfect rental property under strict time constraints. Right from the start your promptness and determination to assist us was first class. The walk thru videos you would send me of properties, made our decisions easier since we were relocating from out of state and unable to see in person. You worked your magic negotiating a short term rental with two dogs!!!! In stage two you managed to secure our family the perfect home. This was only possible because you took the time to listen to our needs and wants as if you were a part of our family. Again, your negotiating skills were second to none. I still do not believe we were able to buy this property! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you have done for us. You are not only a great realtor, but even more importantly you are a great friend. We are blessed to have you in our lives.John and Kirstin Coppola
Bob Farina is a consummate professional. He handled both the purchase of our new home and sale of our existing home. When issues arose, he advocated on our behalf to ensure that our interests were protected in a manner that facilitated and sustained positive relationships with the other parties. He followed through on issues through completion independently and when needed, utilized his connections to help us effectively navigate all aspects of the process. Bob provided his professional opinions directly but always put our desires first. We highly recommend Bob Farina as a realtor; he is a true professional and we're proud to call him our friend.Drs. Andrea and Chuck Kelly
Dear Scott and Sue,
Georgann and I want to thank you for your tremendous efforts in selling our Ralston Creek Street house on Daniel Island. We listed the house with you based on your reputation for achieving results. Even though we started the process in the middle of the housing industry decline and were selling a unique custom designed home (reverse floor plan), you demonstrated the aggressive marketing and tireless effort to find qualified buyers and generate showings. Additionally, all the commitments you made to us were delivered: use “best efforts” to qualify buyers, be present at every showing, communicate immediate feedback after showings and conduct regular meetings and discussions to review market data and adjust plans accordingly.
Your hard work and professionalism were the best we have seen in our buying and selling houses over the last 35 years and the follow up communication to us after showings was unrivaled. Lastly, your careful management of the process with the eventual buyers over six months was outstanding. Your constant follow up with the buyer’s agent and your making creative suggestions to the buyers through their agent were ultimately successful.
Thank you for delivering for us in what turned out to be the worst possible market. We will, of course, continue to strongly recommend you to prospective buyers and sellers.
All our thanks,
Bob and Georgann JantzenGeorgann and Bob Jantzen
We would like to recognize Bob Farina of Prestige Real Estate, who represented us in the recent purchase of our Daniel Island condominium. Bob was professional, knowledgeable, attentive and personable. He was always available when we needed him and helped to make the purchasing experience seamless and efficient. He also is knowledgeable about various service providers such as house painters who we could contact. We recommend Bob as an agent for providing significant help in the purchase of a home.Harry Creemers and Martha Groblewski
Dear Sue and Scott,
We are loving our new home and had a wonderful 1st Christmas in "our home" thanks to both of you! No other company would have worked as long as you did to make that possible and I want you to know how happy we are living here. I wish the both of you another successful year!Julie
We worked with the Campbells at Prestige Real Estate Group for over three years to find the right home, negotiate a great deal and move here. They were complete professionals every step of the way. Even after the sale they have been a huge help in getting our family settled into the area. Our family recommends Prestige Real Estate Group as simply the best in the area!Deirdre and Kevin McMurtry
It is with great pleasure and satisfaction to recommend Bob Farina’s services to any potential buyer or seller of real estate. First, Bob is a highly experienced and knowledgeable agent. Unlike many realtors who look to push buyers\seller to market, Bob listens first and then moves at the pace his clients establish – not vice versa. There is no pressure whatsoever. Bob just seems to find the right balance between being easy going and having the hustle and efficiency needed to succeed for his clients in a competitive market.Mary and Peter Nemeth
Bob is a terrific agent. He has a great attention to detail and timing, covering all aspects of the process – from home search, and marketing to closing, he is excellent. But more than that, Bob honestly cares for the well-being of his clients and their families. From making sure that we are happy to being concerned that traffic patterns in a prospective neighborhood were safe enough for our teen-age drivers, it was very easy to form a strong and trusting relationship with him.
As we settle into our new home, we could not be happier. And while we don’t expect to be in the market again for some time, there is no doubt in my mind that Bob Farina would be the one and only phone call I would make. We cannot say enough good things about Bob and recommend him wholeheartedly, without a single reservation. Choosing the right realtor is a big decision. Do yourselves a favor and choose to work with Bob. Whatever the services you need, you will be thrilled with his work.
Bob, now that life has calmed down after our home purchase, Bettina and I would like to take a moment to thank you for your help throughout this exciting process.John & Bettina Routh
As we contemplated our move to Charleston from Connecticut, we spoke with several realtors in the area. When our search narrowed to Daniel Island, we knew we would be very comfortable working with you exclusively. Your deep knowledge of the area and commitment to the region are very apparent. We also appreciated your understanding that we were unsure of what we really wanted in a house, and your willingness to let us work through the process in an unhurried manner. During the negotiations on the actual purchase, your help was instrumental and we are very happy with the purchase price.
Finally, the help you have given us over the past few months since the closing have been above and beyond the call of duty.
We can't thank you enough for helping us efficiently and successfully navigate the purchase of our new home! Relocating our five boys (and the dog!) from Chicago to the Charleston area this summer was a big project. Your assessment of our needs, knowledge of the neighborhoods and schools, and timely communication made the transition much easier for all of us. You followed through on every detail until the day we moved into our new home in Dunes West. You were honest and transparent throughout, and your warm, engaging personality made the whole process quite enjoyable. We would recommend you and the Prestige Real Estate Group to anyone looking for a new home in the Low Country!
John and Doyle CostelloDoyle and John Costello
Elliot was an excellent partner for our family. On the selling side he did a thorough market analysis, made valuable presale suggestions to maximize our profit and set realistic targets for activity. He built a custom marketing site, drove traffic through maniac networking and provided special product information to potential buyers on flooring and neighborhood differentiators. One thing he did that was very different from the other realtors I know is that he was present for all of our showings so he was readily available to answer questions and provide insight on the selling features of our house. With our buyers, this is what ultimately sold our house (well under the average number of days in our community and at our target price!)
On the buying side he listened actively, developed organized showing schedules and helped us process our feedback and feelings about each property. He was readily available, and would get us access to hot properties right away. He was quick to point out potential issues with properties once he got to know us, even mentioning property features that would impact our recreational schedules and traffic patterns. Ultimately his negotiating skills helped us secure the lot of our dreams through a pretty dicey timing requirement. He has stayed in constant contact with the builder and has been at our side for construction meetings. He is an incredible partner!
Chris and Eric Ramsey
Prestige Real estate Group did an awesome job representing us with our recent purchase in downtown Historic Charleston. We have worked with many real estate agencies and purchased many homes over the years and we can say that doing business with Prestige is a cut above the rest. Scott Campbell, Sue Campbell and Tricia Peterson made finding the perfect home and closing on a great contract an absolute pleasure.Susan and Scott Schuessler
Prestige Real Estate Group did an outstanding job despite difficult challenges. Southern charm and welcome, blended with total dedication to the job, resulted in a wonderful home purchasing experience. We wouldn't consider another company!Dede and Craig King
Sue and Scott Campell are a fabulous real estate sales team. Always professional, and always with their clients’ best interests at heart, they guided us through the sale and purchase of two Daniel Island Park homes in just a few short months. We opened a dialogue with Sue and Scott about a possible downsizing. We had strong ideas about the interior space we’d be looking to purchase as new construction, an existing home or perhaps custom build.
At the time, inventory was low and the existing homes, builder new homes, and lot sales in Daniel Island Park did not meet our criteria. The Campbells, always on point, went on the lookout. In a matter weeks, Scott called with news of a home that was not yet listed. He suggested it seemed to be a great fit for what we had described. We loved the home, made an offer and had a ratified contract all within a matter of days. Everything went like clockwork. The closing was the cleanest we’ve ever participated in.
Now it was time to list our existing home for sale. The Campbell’s marketing expertise went into high gear… photography, video, on line and printed brochures, newspaper ads and broker-to-broker networking all made our home look fantastic and reaped a very regular flow of qualified buyers. The Campbells personally attended the home showings. In short order, everything fell into place with a ratified contract and another very gratifying closing experience.
All-in-all, our two home transactions could not have gone smoother or more professionally than the experience we had with Scott and Sue as our trusted agents.
JL & Eva
JL Fritsch & Eva DillonJL Fritsch & Eva Dillon
Bob Farina of Prestige Real Estate made the listing and closing of our home in a difficult market very easy. The team is professional and personable. Bob lends a personal touch to the process from checking in daily to give status reports to beyond closing. Our home was listed at the appropriate sales price for the market and it sold in a matter of days. We feel very fortunate to have met Bob and very much appreciate his assistance. We truly believe that without his desire and the professionalism of Prestige that we would have had a more difficult time selling our home.Cathy and Danny Hall
We sold both our primary and an investment home on Daniel Island through Scott and Sue Campbell, owners of Prestige Real Estate Group. They not only put together a great marketing program, but also made sure we had enough of the right traffic to sell the house in a very short time frame. Their negotiating skills are outstanding and allowed us to get better prices than we anticipated. After dealing with some of the other agents on the island, I would say to you, only buy or sell a property with the Prestige Real Estate Group. They are the real deal.Kim Maccalister and Arthur Quinby
Bob, we can’t thank you enough for your expert guidance as we searched for just the right condo on Daniel Island.Ellen and Larry Anderson
As first-time, second home buyers, we were both excited and more than a little nervous about making such a substantial purchase. However, your outstanding knowledge of the local real estate market and its growth potential quickly instilled in us a sense of confidence in our decision to move forward.
We have purchased a few primary homes in the past and we have to say that our interactions with you far exceeded those past real estate experiences. You were instantly responsive to our relentless questions, took on our lengthy checklists as your own, explained every nuance of the purchasing process and even orchestrated a remote closing when we found we couldn’t travel down to Charleston for it. You truly made the whole experience virtually seamless!
We really value and thank you for all your efforts on our behalf. Your passion for Daniel Island/Charleston shines through every interaction and makes you a superb ambassador not only for Prestige Real Estate but for the city of Charleston and, in particular, Daniel Island. Your knowledge and love of the area were evident throughout our search and we can’t thank you enough for facilitating the process that has brought the charm and hospitality of Charleston into our lives!