To David Kent, a North Carolina native who frequently visited South Carolina while growing up, Charleston and South Carolina’s Low Country have always embodied the best of everything life is about. A rich cultural history, an ideal family environment, limitless outdoor activities and some of the country’s most distinctive homes—it’s a place unlike any other. David has lived permanently in Charleston since 1985. He came here upon graduation from Clemson University with a building science and construction management degree.
A New Path
In 1994, David worked as a home builder, a career he had enjoyed for many years. Because of his close connection to the real estate industry, friends and family often approached him for advice or assistance when buying real estate. While he accommodated their requests to the extent real estate law would allow, he quickly saw a unique need to fill: there were no real estate agents in Charleston, SC that worked exclusively for buyers. No agents that provided 100% buyer representation.
With his distinctive background and extensive knowledge of the real estate industry, David decided to embark on a new path. In 1995, with license in hand, David and his partner W.C. “Cece” Stricklin, opened Charleston’s first exclusive buyer’s agency. Steadfast and committed to buyer representation, this relatively new approach to the real estate business took flight. For over a decade, David and his team have been committed to providing the most comprehensive services for home buyers in the area.
Elevating the Standards
David is committed to further education about buyer representation and elevating the standards within the real estate profession. He has acted on the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) advisory board since 2008 and was inducted into the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) hall of fame in 2010. David was appointed to the Charleston County planning commission in 2010. David will be the South Carolina Association of Realtors President in 2016. David resides in Mt Pleasant with his wife, Minou, and youngest daughter Hanna. While his oldest daughter Alexandra attends Clemson University