Specializing in buyers, sellers & investors in the upstate of SC. I follow the principle of service, not excuses. I will always tell you what you need to hear not what you may want to hear.
Get to know Michael Carter
Growing up in Charleston, SC, I spent much of my free time hanging around the beach (hence the catchy name for my web site!). While I was getting my B.S. from the College of Charleston, I was afforded the opportunity to travel overseas for the first time to the former USSR for three weeks. This began to open my eyes to the greater world around me. While at college I was also an active cyclist, a middleweight boxer and a member of the tennis team.
After college, there was a year in law enforcement with the North Charleston Police Department and then I was lured into the jewelry business. I managed several stores around the country (Phoenix, Memphis) for a large chain and eventually landed back in Charleston where I opened my own jewelry store. After several years of doing that my like took a different turn as the Lord called me into full time ministry. My family and I moved to Harrisonburg, VA where I received my Masters in Pastoral Ministry and then proceeded to pastor two churches; first in Richmond, VA and then right here in Greenville. One of the highlights during that season was the opportunity to lead over 18 medical mission trips to various locations around the world, including Italy, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. I have continued doing custom jewelry work on the side as well all these years. March of 2006 saw me leave the full time ministry and help my wife with her expanding business, Barefoot Annie's Coffee Shop in historic downtown Simpsonville.
A short while later a friend invited me to try my hand at the Real Estate world. After graduating from the Wyatt Institute of Real Estate here in Greenville, SC, it was time to jump in with both feet! This is absolutely one of the most enjoyable careers I have ever had, as things began to take off quickly. It is truly a joy to be right there in the mix with others as they are looking for the perfect house or helping them to sell there current one and move onto to a new season of life.
Many days you can find me out showing homes to prospective buyers or getting another ones home ready to sell. When the time allows it, you may also find me in my denim apron creating or repairing a piece of jewelry. We also have four wonderful children that are a joy to spend time with. They are all grown now, as the youngest daughter just got an apartment with a girlfriend recently. Many special friends that the Lord has brought into our lives round out the picture as well.
The photo is of my wife and I at Tybee Island, GA a couple of years ago.
Professional AffiliationsNational Association of Realtors South Carolina Association of Realtors Greater Greenville Association of Realtors Greenville Multiple Listing Service Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce American Association of Christian Counselors Agent Leadership Counsel (Training and Technology) Gemological Institute of America (Diamonds and Colored Stones)
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I specialize in buyers, sellers and investors in the upstate of South Carolina.