Park Circle resident, finding herself all over the Lowcountry every, single day.

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Contact me today to start the process of finding your dream home or finding out more about selling your current home.

address (map):
The Real Estate Studio
214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Emily Gildea

I am a native of Bristol, VA who relocated to the Charleston, SC area in 2010. After making use of my business degree from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) in non-profit management for nearly a decade, I decided to plunge head first into full-time real estate, helping others find their happy place in the Lowcountry. Through the years I have served on multiple boards and participated in several volunteer opportunities to enhance my community involvement.

I live in the Park Circle neighborhood of N. Charleston with my husband Trevor, an IT professional at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Mt. Pleasant native and our son, Grant. We enjoy traveling around the country to music festivals, trying out new homebrew recipes, and taking our dog, Miles, on neighborhood adventures.

Let me put you in touch with one of my most recent clients for a referral. I'm in this business to help people. 

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Hear from my clients:

"We moved to the Charleston area from Texas. We didn’t know anyone here and we were completely unfamiliar with the area, which can make buying a home overwhelming, to say the least! We have a son with special education needs, so Emily helped us narrow our search by identifying the  best areas with the resources for his needs. Additionally, she helped us narrow our search to areas with reasonable commute times for work. We were unable to fly back and forth to see houses, so Emily even FaceTimed with us while she looked at houses! She was so wonderful and made the process so easy- I would absolutely recommend Emily to anyone looking in the Charleston area!"

-Jenny & Todd

"Working with Emily has always been a smooth process. I've been lucky enough to buy and sell property with Emily and she is a consummate professional. Having someone in your corner who knows about the market, trends, and will not play games with you or the other parties involved is refreshing and authentic. 

If you want someone who legitimately cares about you and your family, is responsive, trustworthy, and pays great attention to all the details - this is your realtor."

“Emily was nothing less than exceptional to work with during our first home buying experience! She guided us every step of the way and answered any and all of our questions. We felt at ease and knew we were taken care of because she made sure we understood each part of the process and what we were working towards to close on our first home. We can't thank her enough for this positive and painless experience! She will be our forever Realtor.”

- Casey and Richard

"Working with Emily was an absolute joy. She was incredibly knowledgeable, organized, patient, and helpful. I always knew that she cared about my best interests and truly appreciated her insight through the entire process. I was out of town traveling the month before I closed on my house and she was on top of every detail the entire time. She was constantly moving things forward for me when I had limited availability  It was such a comfort knowing that she was looking out for me. She went above and beyond what I could have hoped for and I could not have purchased my first home without her. "

"Emily helped us buy our first ever house, and we couldn't be happier with the way it went. Though we had no idea where to begin, we met with Emily and were convinced she could help us through the process. She quickly knew exactly what we were looking for, and she showed us houses we had no idea were on the market--including the one we purchased. Through the escrow process, we felt that she had our backs, and she made everything simple to understand, helping us close in less than 45 days. Though we love our house and can't imagine ever leaving, we would definitely work with Emily again, and we would recommend her to anyone we know, particularly first time home buyers."
-Bryan and Jennifer

"We literally had Emily all over the Lowcountry during the search for our home. She was very accessible to us throughout the entire process and she proved to be a valuable resource by suggesting areas to us that we hadn't thought to explore. We recommend to anyone that is looking to buy a home in the Charleston area to give Emily a call as we know she will treat them right."
-Jerry and Wendy

"Buying my first home should have been an incredibly stressful experience, but thankfully I had Emily on my side. From beginning to end she was there to help me through each and every step, eliminating all my fears. Emily is the first and the only Realtor I'll ever hire."

"Emily went above and beyond my highest expectations every step of the way in the purchase of my first home!  She immediately pinpointed the key features that would make a house a home for me.  Every time a new home came on the market that fit the bill for me, she pointed these out and we hit the road!  We drove all over Charleston County, from Park Circle to Johns Island, as I was very flexible on location, and she was incredibly flexible with her time.  Emily’s knowledge of the home I was viewing, the neighborhood, and the market pricing amazed me at every stop we made.  As a homeowner herself, she provided great insight for a first-time homebuyer.  Emily pointed out several potential home-buying issues that would have never crossed my mind but for Emily’s experience and good judgment.  I was endlessly amazed at her ability to read what I needed and wanted.

Emily’s job did not end when my offer was accepted.  She followed up with bankers and inspectors, and she sent helpful reminders of deadlines and documents that needed to be processed to get closing done on time.  At closing, she not only showed up with a bottle of my favorite bubbles, she bought and had my first porch swing installed at my new home because she knew how much the outdoor space at my first home meant to me!

I recommend Emily to everyone I know.  She can read each buyer and the Charleston real estate market better than anyone in the field, and she made my first home purchase an amazing and stress-free experience."

"Soliciting Emily's services to help with the purchase of my first home could not have possibly worked out any better.  Going into the process I thought I had a pretty good understanding of what needed to be done, but there was SO much more that I was not expecting.  Emily was there to help and provide much needed guidance and feedback every step of the way. She took the time to understand what I was looking for in a home and every property we went to view met my criteria.  Emily made me feel very comfortable during this incredible journey in my life and I couldn't imagine using any other realtor!"