Matthew B. Swain

Matthew B. Swain

Charleston Real Estate Professional

About Matthew B.:

Born and raised on the South Carolina coast, Matthew Swain and his family have deep connections to the Lowcountry. When he was young, Matthew spent many summers working at his family’s company learning from his parents' entrepreneurial mindset and successful operation. He witnessed firsthand how the client experience is central to any successful endeavor in business. Matthew studied Business at the College of Charleston before an exciting opportunity in New York City led him to make a bold move to the Big Apple.

For the next fifteen years, Matthew was the Managing Director for two well known, international luxury fashion companies. This experience helped Matthew develop a sophisticated taste-level that could be trusted by the most astute clientele. During his tenure he was offered a position back in Charleston allowing him to spend the next eight years of his career here. At that point, he decided to plant his roots and invest in his first home west-of-the-Ashley.

His initial buying experience peaked his interest in the real estate industry, and a few years later, after careful consideration, Matthew chose to make another bold move and pursue a career in real estate.

Matthew has traveled extensively throughout Europe for both personal and professional interests and even lived in the Netherlands for a year. Those journeys have expanded his appreciation for fine architecture, culture, and history, and these experiences have influenced his professional development both in the real estate industry and beyond.

Matthew's specialty is delivering an elevated client experience, and in that regard, he is a perfect fit for the powerful Sotheby's International Realty Brand. From his childhood experiences in business, to his successful careers in the luxury sector, Matthew has displayed a very strong work ethic, sense of loyalty, and a sophisticated entrepreneurial mindset. His current and past clients directly benefit from these traits and understand the value that Matthew brings as an advocate.

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10 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC

5 Palmetto Road


5 Palmetto Road Charleston,

243 Rutledge Avenue


243 Rutledge Avenue Charleston,

1638 Mermentau Street


1638 Mermentau Street Mount Pleasant,

15 Maverick Street


15 Maverick Street Charleston,

0 Maybank Highway


0 Maybank Highway Johns Island,

Matthew was everything and MORE than we could have hoped for in an agent. This being our first home purchase, he made us comfortable with each step of the process and made himself available to us at all times. Matthew was kind and energetic, and he was highly knowledgeable in the Charleston real estate structure, rules, and trends. When we asked for his opinion, he provided a realistic, understandable, and unbiased viewpoint. Even after we purchased our new home, Matthew has continued to work with us and be available to help in any way. We have and will continue to recommend him to other buyers, and when the time comes we will use Matthew for future real-estate needs, both buying and selling.

M. Duffy

We could not have been more satisfied with our choice of agents to find our home in Mount Pleasant. After extensive research on the internet and phone calls, my wife, Theresa, flew from our current home in San Francisco to look at properties in Charleston and Mount Pleasant. He even found renters and managed a cash flow positive lease through August, 2018. Matthew has great listening skills, people skills and property knowledge needed in his profession. On Theresa’s tour with Matthew, he only showed homes based on our wish list, timing and budget. He helped us through the financing and made local recommendations which we have used. We will continue to work with Matthew in the future as we have become friends in addition to being clients. His positive attitude and passion for his clients is impeccable. He practices my core business principal: “First Class Business in a First Class Way.”

S. Saulque

Matthew was instrumental in not only the purchase of our new home in I’on but also navigating the complexities of a relocation from the Northeast to Charleston. With our very limited knowledge of the area, we were the worst of clients because we not only did not know what we wanted. Our initial must-have list and neighborhood requirements were 180 degrees from what we actually needed but instead of telling us that he knew better than us (which wouldn’t have worked) he took the time to show us what we didn’t want and helped get us to what worked for us without us ever feeling like he was pushing us. Once we were set on the home he expertly negotiated the sale and inspection aspect which again was very different than up north. Matthew was always available to us and looking back at the several months it took to find our home he answered his cell literally (and I am using literally correctly) every time I called him. I have no idea if he even has voicemail since I never got it once. In the end we ended up in the perfect neighborhood, on the perfect street and in the perfect home. I can safely say that had we dealt with almost any other agent we would have not had the outcome we did. I fully endorse Matthew and will only work with him if we ever move.

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