About Us

About Our Charleston Real Estate Company

Our company was founded in 1983 under the leadership of Daniel Ravenel. This leadership continues with Dan's son and daughter now active in the business and Charleston community. Our team of experts include the very best real estate professionals in the Lowcountry, and are hand selected by Dan based on their knowledge of the local market, deep connections to the area, and the ability to offer unparalleled representation to their clients. This local legacy, combined with our exclusive affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty, affirms our commitment toward providing a superior level of service, powerful marketing, and local expertise in Charleston and the surrounding communities. It is our mission to be the leader of luxury real estate in South Carolina by providing service that exceeds expectations, delivering knowledge that surpasses the competition, and utilizing progressive marketing and innovative technology that outperforms the industry demand.

Local Since 1983
Global Since 1774


Sotheby's Auction House

In the heart of London on New Bond Street in 1744, an exceptional auction house was born. That house built a revered tradition of uniting collectors with world-class works of art and marketing the world's most cherished possessions — a tradition that, now over two centuries old, provides authentic knowledge comparable to none.


Sotheby's International Realty

Founded on the same commitment to exceptional service that characterized the Sotheby's Auction House for more than two centuries, the Sotheby's International Realty brand is created and becomes known around the world for the distinctive properties it represents.


Daniel Ravenel Real Estate Opens for Business

Daniel Ravenel Real Estate Company was founded in early 1983 under the visionary leadership of Daniel Ravenel, a lifelong Charlestonian. As a passionate 34 year old entrepreneur, Daniel opened his real estate office on Broad Street as a sole proprietorship and set about delivering exceptional service to buyers and sellers from the first transaction.


Global Expansion

Sotheby's enters into a long-tern strategic alliance with Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. The agreement provides for the licensing of the Sotheby's International Realty name. The brand begins offering membership in its franchise system to select real estate brokerage companies.


Daniel Ravenel Real Estate Joins Sotheby's International Realty

In 2007 Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty was born as an affiliate of the prestigious Sotheby's International Realty brand, offering unparalleled access to the world's most distinctive properties and clientele through its global network of affiliates.


Daniel Ravenel's son joins the company

Daniel Ravenel Jr. joins the business and learns from the ground up how to build a company through talent acquisition and a focus on company culture. One step at a time, Daniel’s influence is felt by clients and agents in the form of quality service, exceptional training and business planning.


A family tradition continues

Ruthie Ravenel, Dan's daughter, begins working within the company as Marketing Director, but rapidly discovers her natural talents as a Sales Agent, and transitions into a Sales role. Ruthie is consistently a top producer since becoming a Sales agent, as well as taking part in strategic planning for the long term success of the firm.


Looking to the future

Daniel Ravenel Real Estate surpasses 2 Billion in Sales Volume, all without a single case of litigation or major dispute. This is a testament to the values and ethos of the firm, and charts a course for the company's future.

Our Brand

While the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is recognized globally as an aspirational brand serving the luxury market, the truth is that luxury is an experience, not a price point. At Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty, we provide million-dollar service across the market, regardless of property valuation. We pride ourselves on representing a diverse range of extraordinary homes throughout the many sub-markets across the Charleston area.

Charitable Alliances

A community is only as strong as the people who serve it. At Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty, we pride ourselves on meaningful engagement in the community, supporting missions that share our values and resonate with our clients and associates. When you support our firm, you support the greater Charleston community.

Our team of sales associates achieved $207,272,270 in total sales volume in 2020. Honest, skilled, passionate and dedicated, you simply couldn't be in better hands. The highest level of integrity, professional service, and leadership is what defines us and sets us apart from the competition.


Our agents live and work in their local communities, making them experts since nobody knows more about a neighborhood than the residents. In addition to being area experts, our professionals have the training, experience, and resources necessary to help you find the perfect home and lifestyle, wherever you want to live.



Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to represent the finest luxury properties in Charleston Real Estate. Whether you are interested in purchasing a brand new home, investment property, or development, our agents are ready to put our expertise and exceptional marketing services to work. Let us help you achieve your goals.

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     Celia Dunn


Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty, Charleston's leading boutique luxury real estate firm, announces its merger with Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty now offering expanded market reach throughout the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry.

Charleston, SC  •  Hilton Head Island, SC
Bluffton, SC  •  Savannah, GA

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