Kiawah Island Real Estate
Kiawah Island Getaways Real Estate sells real estate exclusively on Kiawah Island. We blend equal parts integrity, professionalism, island knowledge, and fun when shopping for real estate with our clients.
Joe and Claire Porter
Shawn and Jeanette Lawson
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Joe and Claire – With over 15 years of service in real estate, Joe and Claire Porter are long-time residents of Charleston. Joe, a Virginia native, and Claire, born and raised in Georgia, met here at the College of Charleston. Currently each in the top 10% of agents, they are dedicated to putting their clients first, working with buyers and sellers in the Charleston area. Early in his real estate career, Joe began purchasing investment properties and renovating them. Together they now own over 50 rental properties throughout greater Charleston and are passionate about providing quality affordable housing for Charleston’s workforce. Self-described foodies and beach bums, they love immersing themselves in the Lowcountry culture and take full advantage of all that Charleston has to offer. They live on James Island with their two young daughters.
Shawn and Jeanette – Originally met in Missouri and went through college together at University of Missouri, Columbia (Go MIZZOU!). From the beginning, Shawn and Jeanette were rarely apart. In 1986, after finding and falling in love with Kiawah, they moved to the island and purchased a lot on Conifer Lane. They were one of the youngest, if not the youngest, property owners at the time. Shortly after they began building their house in 1992, their first son was born in front of the Kiawah Island fire station; he was 2 months premature. In 1999, they sold the house and began purchasing and renting out villas on the island. Now, 20 years later, their two sons have grown up and are out on their own; while Shawn and Jeanette enjoy running their boutique vacation rental business on Kiawah which has a huge following and ranks 4.9 stars on Google from nearly 200 reviews.
WE’RE FULLY COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS
Unlike any other MLS real estate company, we only market Kiawah listings. Looking for the perfect vacation rental to invest in? With almost two decades of rental data at our fingertips, and relationships with local craftsmen specializing in renovations, we’ll work with you every step of the way. Looking to call Kiawah home full time? Our focus on listening to our clients’ needs and years of experience on Kiawah will make finding the perfect match a smooth and easy process.
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- “I would recommend Claire to anyone and everyone! She and her husband, Joe were an absolute delight to work with. They both are so kind, responsive, and knowledgeable. I can’t sing their praises enough. We had a fantastic experience and we would work with them again in a heartbeat.”
- “I have purchased many homes and Claire and Joe are by far the best. Their local knowledge paired with direct, concise communication makes the purchasing process as easy as it can be. I am enthusiastic to use them again for future investments.”
- “This was our 2nd successful year staying with Kiawah Island Getaways! Once you’ve experienced high-quality properties and very professionally run management … there is no turning elsewhere. All communication with KIG for reservations and travel details is impeccable! You will be impressed!!”
- “This was our first time on Kiawah and it will not be our last. The check-in process was very easy as it’s basically non-existent. The property managers handle all of it beforehand so you can get into your rental and on the beach ASAP. The linens were super comfortable in all rooms, some of the nicest we’ve had the pleasure of sleeping in at any vacation rental or hotel.”