St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


Closing 48 Units in Charleston, SC in 2008 - How did she do that?

This post is a tribute to Michele Reneau with Carolina One Real Estate.  Tonight through Twitter and Facebook updates I learned that she won for most closed sales in 2008 with Carolina One, the biggest real estate company in the Greater Charleston area.  Apparently it was a whopping 48 units.  With so many agents frustrated about the lack of sales, lack of leads and lack of closings, what's her secret?

I would like to say that it is the amazing stager on her team..... but really I can't.  Sure, the fact that she chooses to use a stager and we've had a lot of success is part of it, but it's certainly not the entire story.  Michele works harder than just about any other agent I know.  She dedicates to working herself full time in this industry.  She networks like crazy, always has a positive attitude and uses all the tools and technology at her disposal.  If you are wondering why she won this, I would like to take a moment to share her 2009 RESA Staging Agent of the Year Award nominations piece....

So, are you impressed?  I know I am... and have been since I started working with her!  Michele, simply speaking, YOU ROCK! 

* This morning I changed the number of closed units from 41 to 48... apparently my facebook source advised me incorrectly... even better!


 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at, Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).


Comment balloon 7 commentsMelissa Marro • January 29 2009 08:32PM


What a wonderful tribute to an obviously amazing agent! You are lucky to have such a great client!

Posted by Annie Pinsker-Brown, Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager (Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging) about 10 years ago

You just told me why she won. If more people did this then more would get similar results. I know who my referral's down there will go too now. Is she here on AR?

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) about 10 years ago

congrats to Michelle - she rocked her area and great post Melissa

Posted by Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate (Carolina One Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Annie - She really is amazing... I'm so lucky to have such a great agent on my team.

Laura - Yes, hard work, driving principle and using all the tools at her disposal.... certainly a winning combination!

Randall - I just heard this morning that you and Matt also received an award (though I wasn't told what award)!!!  Congratulations to you as well!

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) about 10 years ago

Laura - I just realized I forgot to answer your question... yes, she is on AR, just click on her name in the above post and it will take you to her profile.

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) about 10 years ago

Thanks Melissa for the kudos! I know that many of my listings would NOT have been as successful without your help with staging consultations, recommendations and coaxing.  There is no doubt some of those listings might still be on the market if they had not taken advantage of your recommendations.

Posted by Michele Reneau, Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team (Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor) about 10 years ago

Thanks Michele, but I know they also could not have sold if you hadn't marketed them well, convinced the sellers to price them well and so on and so forth.... YOU worked really hard for this!!!  I am glad to have been able to help you succeed and acheive your goals!

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) about 10 years ago

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