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Our team of experienced and knowledgeable real estate professionals is dedicated to providing personalized service and helping you achieve your goals.

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Our roots are strong in our community

Experience has its rewards

Established in 1977 by Colonel Charles “Charlie” Browne, both the real estate firm and the Southern Institute of Real Estate were started as he retired from active duty in the Air Force at his final post at Shaw Air Base in Sumter.  Col. Browne wanted to teach real estate professionals the necessary laws needed to become a licensed agent in South Carolina. Over the last 45 years, South Carolina Realty and the Real Estate School of South Carolina (the name was changed from Southern Institute – SIRE –  to South Carolina Institute – SCIRE – to Real Estate School of SC) have evolved into leaders in the industry.

Col. Browne’s eldest son Chip took over both companies after his father’s retirement and continues to serve as Broker in Charge and Senior Instructor for the Real Estate School of SC.

Our unique perspective as a team of real estate professionals gives you the opportunity to buy or sell a home, raw land, commercial or retail properties with a true companion by your side.

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Our firm is small but mighty. We are very selective when choosing team members to join us, making sure that the agents serving under the banner of South Carolina Realty have the highest standards of customer service and area knowledge. Our difference is felt in every interaction, including this website. We go beyond the usual – while you’ll find plenty of listings to browse, we’re also sharing the best in the local arts scene, cool places to hang out like Riverbanks Zoo and Garden or the Riverwalk, choices for senior living, sports, foodie favorites and so much more. 

Chip Browne

Chip Browne

Broker In Charge
Melissa Sprouse-Browne

Melissa Sprouse-Browne

Managing Broker
Chelsea Hall

Chelsea Hall

Transaction Coordinator
Cameron Culp

Cameron Culp

Real Estate Sales Professional
John Cuttino

John Cuttino

Real Estate Sales Professional
Michael Driggers

Michael Driggers

Real Estate Sales Professional
Chris Newman

Chris Newman

Real Estate Sales Professional
Kirby Oblachinski

Kirby Oblachinski

Real Estate Sales Professional
Susan Randall

Susan Randall

Real Estate Sales Professional
Corey Smith

Corey Smith

Real Estate Sales Professional
Testimonials

Client Success Stories

"Melissa went above and beyond to help me find the right house. This was my first time purchasing a home and she answered any and every question I had. I would contact her about seeing a house and she would meet me there within the hour. She is a realtor that you can trust 100%. If she thought the seller was asking for too much for their house she w
"This was my first homebuying experience and Melissa made it painless and easy. I was buying remotely so she did many video tours and steered me away from less desirable neighborhoods and even saved me from a poorly done appraisal on the house I ended up buying. The problem was taken care of before I even knew it was a problem. She was prompt with r
"Melissa was a very professional real state agent and friendly too! She helped us a lot to find the right home for us! She will always have time for us!I do recommend to use her as your real state agent!"

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