Ruthie Ravenel
I take my role as a trusted advisor very seriously and enjoy the long standing friendships that often follow. A closing is the beginning of a relationship, not the end.

Ruthie Ravenel

Charleston Real Estate Professional

About Ruthie:

Local Knowledge, Global Perspective

Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty Chief Financial Officer and top-producing Realtor®, Ruthie Ravenel, epitomizes her company's ethos of local expertise with global reach. The native Charlestonian passed her youth downtown on picturesque Broad Street in a 10th-generation family home a block from the Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty corporate office.

After attending Charleston Day School and Porter-Gaud School, Ruthie jumped at the chance to explore different areas, earning her BS in History and International Studies at Boston College and has lived in Park City, UT, and Strasbourg, France. As many residents would attest, Charleston has an enduring pull, and Ruthie returned in 2011 to pursue her career in real estate.

While serving as the firm's VP of sales and marketing, Ruthie's innate ability to forge relationships and negotiate opportunities was undeniable. Her marketing and sales skills propelled her to the top of the market, earning her Realtor of Distinction awards from 2015-2022. As a member of the firm's leadership team, Ruthie empowers agents to maximize the power of the Sotheby's International Realty brand while delivering high-touch, service-minded representation. Driven by a true passion for the business, she continues to excel with buyers and sellers each day while helping to guide a growing staff of 20 and lead a team of high producing agents across the organization.

Her activities in the community are varied and include leadership roles at the Historic Charleston Foundation, Historic Rotary Club of Charleston, and the Board of Zoning Appeals for City of Charleston. In her spare time, Ruthie enjoys traveling, snow-skiing, and spending time with her husband, Chris, and two small children, Ethan and Teddy.

Sold Listings
2619 Bayonne Street


2619 Bayonne Street Sullivans Island, SC

9 Tradd Street


9 Tradd Street Charleston, SC

2800 Palm Boulevard


2800 Palm Boulevard Isle of Palms, SC

9 Limehouse Street


9 Limehouse Street Charleston, SC

194 Station 19 Street


194 Station 19 Street Sullivans Island, SC

2424 Jasper Boulevard


2424 Jasper Boulevard Sullivans Island, SC

Ruthie could not have made the process of selling our home from afar (we moved to Michigan from Charleston) smoother or easier! She is AMAZING. Ruthie handled EVERYTHING and our house was under contract in 36 hours from the time it went live as an active listing. We were so happy with Ruthie every step of the way and we are so grateful to her for all her hard work to get our home sold fast and with an offer we were so pleased with. My only regret is that we did not use Ruthie when we first moved to Charleston and bought our home. I could not recommend her enough. Her knowledge of the market and of Charleston is unparalleled. My first call will be to Ruthie when we hopefully move back to Charleston in the near future!

E. Mostellar

Ruthie is one of 7 realtors I've worked with over the past 15 years, and she is by far the most knowledgable and efficient of them all. She listed my home for more than I thought it was worth and had it under contract for asking price within hours. I wouldn't hesitate to choose work with her again as a seller *or* a buyer!

T. Ingram

Ruthie is extremely dedicated, fast, knowledgeable, honest and easy to work with. My husband and I had only been to Charleston a handful of times before we decided to purchase a home, so she had her work cut out for her. Ruthie spent multiple full weekends driving us around, showing us a variety of options within our budget and giving us insight into different areas, neighborhoods, etc. All in all she showed us about 50 homes, and when it was time to submit an offer, she walked us through everything, negotiated with the seller, and made the process of an out of state home purchase and move as pain free as possible. We are so very grateful that we found Ruthie and that she helped us buy our first home! She gave us the confidence we needed to make a solid choice, and we really could not have done it without her!

J. Piccione

I have bought and sold many properties in the last decade, and Ruthie is by far the most knowledgeable agent I’ve ever had. First of all, Ruthie and her family roots go back hundreds of years. There is no one better to explain the intricacies of the micro markets around Charleston and the greater Charleston area. She’s seen it all, and knows the history and back story of the homes and neighborhoods. Second, Ruthie is in call 24/7, always with the most upbeat and conscientious attitude. She is always there to answer questions and give moral support during the process, which can be very stressful. She’s a joy to be around! Last, she’s a great advocate and skilled negotiator who can get a deal done. I cannot recommend Ruthie strongly enough!

S. Ejabat

Ruthie Ravenel

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