The Alan Donald Real Estate Team
Professional, full-time Realtors, consultants and service professionals specializing in residential real estate sales and services for the Charleston. SC Metro Area. We provide full-service, comprehensive real estate sales support including:
- Buyer Representation
- first-time home buyers
- retirees or pre-retirees
- new construction (to be built or "spec" homes)
- corporate relocation
- move-up or downsizing local buyers
- out-of-town/second home buyers
- Seller Representation - our 39-Point Comprehensive Marketing Plan, e-marketing, social media and Internet listing syndication services are among the most advanced in the nation, which means that on average we sell our listings quicker (by 47 days) and for a higher market price (by more than 5%) then the average Realtor (2014 stats); and
- Distressed Properties - Our team is experienced in handling distressed properties like REO (lender-owned) and SHORT SALE properties.
We merge cutting edge technology with "good old fashioned" service. Our team's motto is to provide "legendary" service to our clients. We don't see our clients as a one-time transaction, we consider every client as a long-term relationship which will be beneficial to both parties. About 60% of our current business comes via referrals from past clients (please read our Client Testimonials).
Alan L. Donald, Broker Associate
B. Eng., MBA, REALTOR, e-PRO, IMSD, SRES, CIPS
Alan is a REALTOR® and Broker Associate with Keller Williams Realty in Charleston-Mt. Pleasant, SC.
Initially trained as a Mechanical Engineer, Alan earned a Fulbright Scholarship and completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of California at Berkeley, where he specialized in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
Alan brings extensive and diverse international experience: 19 years of real estate sales (residential, commercial and industrial), 8 years of international marketing consulting and 5 years of higher education; in Australia, Canada, Colombia and the U.S.
In the past twelve years, Alan has sold more than 275 properties worth over $75 million in the Charleston, SC Area and has built a successful business based on strong client relationships. More than 70% of Alan's business comes from referrals from past clients and people who know him. In 2015, Alan ranked in the top 2% of the Charleston MLS, earning him the "Realtor of Distinction" Award.
Alan has established a strong presence and brand recognition with the local business community in Mt Pleasant, as well as the Hispanic community in Charleston (he is bilingual in Spanish), and has successfully helped many out-of-town clients who came to retire in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant or Daniel Island, SC. In 2014 Alan received the Seniors' Real Estate Specialist Designation (SRES) and in 2015 his CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) designation from the National Association of Realtors.
Alan's team has ample (and successful) experience working with first-time home buyers, new construction buyers, investors, move-up/downsizing clients, military transfers, investors, luxury buyers/sellers and out-of-town retirees.
Alan has been a volunteer at The Citadel School of Business Mentors' Association, the former Latin American Business Council of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors and the Keller Williams Realty Associate Leadership Council.
He is active in the Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA), The Citadel School of Business Mentor Association and The Charleston Women In International Trade (CWIT).
In his spare time, Alan is an active tennis player, and enjoys camping, reading, photography, fishing, sailing, dancing and traveling.
Meghan Bowes, REALTOR, B.S. Business Administration
Meghan is a Philadelphia native and a College of Charleston graduate. Having lived in the Lowcountry since 2009, she has grown to know and love Charleston well. She enjoys showing clients around our beautiful city and educating them on the local market trends and process.
Meghan joined The Alan Donald Team in 2013 as the Office Manager and Transaction Coordinator. She knows the home buying process inside and out, and her personality enabled her to make a natural transition into the role of a realtor just a few months later.
As the Buyer Specialist on The Alan Donald Team, Meghan enjoys helping all types of home buyers. Whether they be first-time home buyers, retirees, corporate relocation, move-up & downsizing buyers, out-of-town/second home buyers, new construction buyers, or investors, Meghan will help them find and acquire the perfect home. She is passionate about her clients' needs and finding them the home of their dreams in our beautiful city.
Meghan takes the time to truly listen and understand her clients current situation and future goals. She knows that buying a home is just one of many events going on in a persons life and her goal is to make the process as simples and stress free as possible. Her outstanding work ethic, strong systems and professional drive has earned her many accolades from clients — “She brings a calming effect to stressful situations. Her knowledge base of the area and expertise in the market are exceptional.”
Ashley Beames, Closing Coordinator
Ashley brings many years' experience closing real estate files. She's very detailed oriented and proactive, and helps us make sure everything is done well and on time.