Doug Patterson (Mountain Lake Paradise Realty) Real Estate Agent



Doug Patterson
location_on Seneca, SC — Mountain Lake Paradise Realty
Independent Brokerage
Get to Know Doug Patterson

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We specialize in 2nd home buyers and sellers on and around Lake Keowee in Upstate SC. I hold e-Pro and Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) certifications.

Ray and Marlene Chandler
Thank you for selling our waterfront home! It had been on the market for several years with no offers. Within 30 days of listing with you, we got a full price offer! A Keowee custom builder friend, who also had a custom home in the Jocassee Gorges, was very satisfied with how you marketed and ultimately sold their waterfall estate as well. It also had been on the market for several years before you listed it. The two of you have such love and extensive knowledge about this Lake Keowee and Jocassee Gorges area. It really counted in your Global marketing. You truly have a way of selling the “romance,” as you say. I have been a custom builder in the area for 35 years so I have seen it all. Your suggestions and attention to detail were appreciated. Doug is such a computer Genius!!! Of course, with you, Carol, at his side. I'm glad Marlene's summertime photos were an enhancement to the wintertime professional photography you did. Your creative babbling brook sounds really helped it come together. It was a pleasure working with professionals such as yourselves.
Doris B.
The start of a journey begins with a dream. A home on a golf course, beautiful, natural surroundings, safe community, active lifestyle, and nice neighbors were some of the dreams I had when I started my journey looking for my new home and community. Carol and Doug Patterson helped me find all those dreams – and so much more - here in Keowee Key. This was a big move for me and they helped me get through it all! They were not only fun to work with but serious professionals as well and I always felt they always kept my best interests in mind. As owners in Keowee Key they really know the community and express their heart for it. From the start, I found Keowee Key to be very welcoming. Even before I bought my home, I felt a connection here. This is a funny story but clearly underscores one of the reasons I moved here: Carol was showing me homes and we stopped at the KK pro shop. She stayed in the car to check on another possible home to see. She didn't notice, but as I was walking up to the pro shop, a lady in a cart stopped to talk to me! I told her I was thinking of buying here and loved golf. One thing led to another and next thing, we were riding off in her golf cart to catch a glimpse of the course. Well, it all happened so fast I forgot to tell Carol! Ooops! She just thought I was still in the pro shop until she saw me riding up in the cart! We still laugh about that. The Pattersons were so kind and helpful to get me connected into the surrounding community, too. I enjoy meeting them, and some of their other clients, at Jazz on the Alley in Seneca and at one of the waterfront Chamber events where we went boating. They continue to invite me to other local events and make sure I'm “in the know” about things that I like to do. My life here is wonderful. I enjoy walking my dog, Gunnar, and have found many new friends. I play a little golf, participate in a community committee, and joined the Newcomers group. The natural setting is beautiful and so are the folks that live here. This journey has ended and I'm living my dream. Many heartfelt thanks to Doug and Carol!
Greg and Fran Leach
We lived in Venice, Florida. We purchased five Keowee area properties through Doug & Carol. Now that we have moved here, we are searching for a commercial property. They took care of everything on closings in our absence. They were diligent and efficient, making sure everything went perfectly. We found them trustworthy and forthright regarding investment potential, or lack of it, about any properties. They definitely will tell you, “the good, the bad, and the ugly;” they obviously and sincerely want the best for you and your family. Carol was very kind to show us some of their secret places in nearby Highlands and Cashiers. The waterfalls she showed us were amazing. They truly have a heart for the beauty of this area and enjoy sharing it. We have become good friends and we all enjoy each other's company.
Dr. Brent and Lisa Davis
Carol & Doug helped us find a wonderful Lake Keowee waterfront home. The Pattersons are rare agents: they said they would tell us the ‘good, bad and the ugly’ and they certainly held true to that. They are investment focused and, being very knowledgeable about the area, were able to guide us to areas that would be good for our investment portfolio. Whenever we looked at a house that they thought would not be a good investment for us, they would say, ‘We'll help you buy it if you really want it but please don't ask us to sell it.’ That was always the acid test. We actually had a lot of fun through this whole process. They were very diligent with the inspectors, contractors and the closing attorney. They are also friendly and helpful after the sale with their continued service. We know you will enjoy working with them as well.
Rev. Ken Minton and CAPT Becky Minton, USNR
What a delight it was to find Doug and Carol Patterson. We found more than just REALTORS® to assist us in the purchase of our Lake Keowee home. What we really found was some new friends that we enjoy connecting with each time we visit. When we began our search for our retirement property, there was one home in particular that we really wanted to look at. We told Doug and Carol that we were going to fly up from Florida to look at it. To save us some time and expense, they went and made a video of the entire home to give us a better feel before deciding to come. We were so thankful they did that for us. As it turned out, the home had some features that did not meet our needs. We appreciated them going the extra mile for us. It showed that they truly had our best interests at heart. Doug and Carol provided the best home buying experience we have had. They are extremely knowledgeable about the homes and the communities in their market. They were patient with us in our search, attentive to our likes and dislikes, and eventually led us to our Lake Keowee waterfront retirement home. They watched over all of the details of the inspections and the closing on our behalf. We had full and complete confidence in them throughout this process. To this day, now months after the purchase of our home, they are still quick to respond to our questions about local contractors and vendors to provide needed services to our home. We highly recommend Doug and Carol Patterson to anyone desiring to relocate to the beautiful Lake Keowee area.
Greg McLaughlin
I'm a land speculator from Atlanta. I've had a 2nd home on Keowee before so I know the area well. I found Doug & Carol's website while I was searching for investment property. I looked at one of their listings in Moonlight Bay and found it to be as they represented it. Their honest representation was refreshing, especially since I had to travel a long distance to see it. My wife and I felt comfortable working with them even though they represented both the seller and us. They truly wanted a win-win for both parties. They handled the transaction with the utmost integrity. I have since purchased another Keowee waterfront investment property in Point Harbor - one of the Crescent Communities on Keowee. The Pattersons represented only us on this purchase. This was a sleeper lot. The listing agent failed to note that this land was next to a green space reserve area which they were quick to research and discover. This has been one of my best purchases yet on Lake Keowee. We may even keep this lot and build on it; it is so nice. We have a good time doing business together and have become friends.
Karen and Ted Curtis
Ted and I want to thank Doug and Carol for helping us purchase our 25 acre horse farm near Lake Keowee. They were very knowledgeable about the property lines and the overall value of the land. They hiked the whole property with us, suggesting other possible home sites and even a great place for a lake from an existing spring-head they found. They were dealing with out-of-town buyers and sellers. It was a very fragile transaction on both sides and they handled it successfully! We were so impressed with their integrity and professionalism that I even joined their team as a Real Estate assistant. Having seen their work ethics from being both a client and a coworker I can highly recommend them.