Charleston Real Estate Professional
Holly Hamilton was born and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to an entrepreneurial family. She grew up discussing business around the dinner table and started several successful companies in her teens and early twenties. While attending North Carolina Wesleyan College, Holly began a botanical import business selling exotic orchids sourced in Hawaii. Later in college, she developed and ran a successful drapery business. Holly's education continued after Wesleyan, when she enrolled in Regent University School of Law, and gained her Juris Doctorate, as well as an L.L.M. in International Law and Taxation. She is currently admitted to both the Virginia and North Carolina Bars.
Holly's legal training couples perfectly with her luxury real estate career, as she is able to advocate for her clients from a legal and international perspective. No stranger to international travel, Holly has lived in Romania, Strasbourg, and has frequented the African continent for business, as well as traveling extensively in the U.S.
She knew Charleston was the place to call home after she met her husband, Heyward Hamilton, a 12th generation Charlestonian and philanthropist. The two settled into a beautiful home on the lower peninsula, otherwise known as "South of Broad," and where she fosters a flock of wild Guinea Fowl in her garden.
Holly is an active member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, the Junior League, and has served on numerous boards, including The Harbor Club of Charleston.
Her professional history is too long to mention here, but Holly's most impressive asset is her true passion for our area. She has experienced the welcoming spirit of Charlestonians, and delights in sharing that energy with her clients. Furthermore, she understands that a home is more than where you live. It is where you realize your best life. Holly understands her clients-- their lifestyles, their passions, and she works tirelessly to find the best home to suit each client's unique journey.
Holly is an extremely professional agent who we worked with for almost 2 years before we were ready to make the move from North Carolina to Charleston. Throughout the two year process she kept us informed of new listings and was very patient with us. Once we made the move and decided on a house she was terrific and very responsive to all our questions. The negotiation process is where she shined! The negotiations were a bit complicated and Holly masterfully negotiated the contract. Being new to the area she also was very helpful in providing the names of builders, architects, lenders, insurance and even restaurant recommendations! Would highly recommend Holly.T. Dengler
We were very fortunate to meet Holly and retain her services to purchase our beach home in Kiawah Island. Holly was diligent and patient in helping us find the place we wanted even to the point she was willing to give up her commission to refer us to Kiawah Island Real Estate where outside agents are not allowed to represent the buyer. We respected Holly so much we decided to pass on any properties where she could not represent us and I am very glad we did as we found the perfect villa in the end. We are very happy to call Holly a friend, and I would highly recommend you retain her services for any of your real estate needs. Top notch all the way around!B. Ott
Holly was a godsend for me and my husband. As first time buyers, we had no clue what we were doing. Holly does her research and tries to get you the best deal on a home. She has wonderful instinct and is seasoned at her job. What puts Holly on the other side of competent to phenomenal, is her manner. She got to know me and my husband and took care of us in a way I can only describe as how our southern auntie would treat us. She helped us with all of the mishaps that came up around closing. Holly is the only realtor I will trust when reselling my home. She’s a gem!N. Suarez-Tipton
Holly and I connected a year before we sold our New Jersey house. A friend, who knew my husband and I wanted to retire to the Charleston area, recommended her and we could not have had a happier experience! In the months prior to our NJ house selling, Holly kept us abreast of various neighborhoods as well as what was on the market. Once our house sold and we were in a position to buy, we drove down to look for our new home. With our check list in hand; Holly really listened, showing us a number of neighborhoods; all demonstrating she understood what we were looking for. Additionally, when we did identify our new home, she expertly guided us through the entire process, from offer stage to closing. Finally, aside from possessing an engaging personality, innate honesty, intelligence and knowledge of the area; what impressed us most is that she genuinely cared about helping us find the right house. Holly has our highest recommendation!M. Hilling
Holly is flat-out the best at her job. I cannot properly express in writing how capable, hard-working, savvy, and transparent she is. I never had to repeat myself to Holly-- I told her what I was looking for once, and we were on the exact same page from that point forward... She is highly intelligent, and intuitive in a way that few people are. Holly was also willing to put up with my being a first-time (and therefore perhaps somewhat quixotic) homebuyer and wanting to look at some properties that were in less-than-ideal conditions. She is somehow a "luxury" agent that will fit most budgets while being completely unpretentious... That is to say, Holly makes everyone feel special. She is a total ray of light. I literally could not have bought my home without her.I. Wheeler
Holly has been so helpful with the purchase of my home. She has been kind and patient to explain the terms, address my concerns, and any processes which I did not understand. She held my best interest in all her work. She was always professional and kept me updated on every aspect of the process. She went out of her way many times to accommodate me and was so encouraging. What a great person to work with.C. Kauth