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HomeLight Achievement Winner - Alan Donald - Top South Carolina Real Estate Agent    Realtor of Distinction    Seniors Real Estate Specialist   Certified Probate Expert    Certified International Property Specialist    Military Relocation Professional

We are an experienced team of full-time real estate professionals specializing in residential real estate sales in the Charleston, SC Metro Area since 2004.

Our primary focus is to deliver five-star service to our clients, and we are a relationship-based business. Approximately 75% of our business comes from past clients and referrals. 

We have sold over 480 properties worth more than $160 million and are currently (2023) ranked among the top 4% among the 7,500+ Realtors in the Charleston-Trident MLS.

Our specialties include:

  • Retirees, downsizing/rightsizing Buyers, Seniors, 55+ active adult communities
  • Probate & deceased estate properties
  • Home Sellers
  • First-time Buyers
  • Move-up Buyers
  • Second home/vacation rental Buyers
  • Investor Buyers/Sellers - 1031 Exchanges
  • Military relocations and veterans
  • Spanish-speaking Buyer/Sellers

Please read some Client Testimonials.

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Our real estate services include:

Buyer Representation 

  • New construction or pre-owned homes
  • Vacant land (residential)
  • First-time home buyers
  • Retirees, seniors 
  • Vacation rentals and/or 2nd homes
  • Corporate and military relocations
  • Investors, flippers & rehabbers (residential or multifamily only)

Seller Representation 

  • Single Family Detached Homes
  • Condominiums & Townhomes
  • Investment properties (including 1031 exchanges)
  • Vacant Land
  • Probate Properties, deceased estates

Our 99-Point Seller Marketing Plan, e-marketing, social media and Internet listing syndication services are among the most advanced in the nation. On average we sell our listings much quicker and for a higher market price than the average Realtor in the Charleston MLS.

We merge cutting edge technology with "good old fashioned" service, and 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.


Alan Donald Realtor Mount Pleasant SC

Alan L. Donald
Broker Associate
Owner, Listing Specialist


Alan was originally trained as a Mechanical Engineer and obtained his MBA from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. 

Since 2004, he and his team have established a strong presence and a solid reputation in the residential real estate market in Charleston, SC, where they have successfully helped more than 440 families with their real estate needs.  

Alan is a strong advocate of continuing education. He received his e-Pro designation in 2009, the Seniors' Real Estate Specialist Designation (SRES) and the CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) designation in 2015, the Certified Probate Expert (CPE) designation in 2019 and the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Designation in 2022. Alan is fluent in both Spanish and English.

With over $140 million in accumulated sales, the Alan Donald Team has ample (and successful) experience working with out-of-town and local clients, military PCS transfers, first-time buyers, investors, probate executors, move-up buyers and 55+/retirees. We service the whole metropolitan area, including Charleston, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, Summerville, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Ladson, North Charleston, Awendaw, Daniel Island and the barrier islands. 

The vast majority of our business comes from past clients and referrals, so our focus and passion is on delivering “legendary service” to all our clients, while promoting local businesses and supporting community initiatives. 

Alan has been a volunteer at The Citadel School of Business Mentors' Association, the Global Fluency Initiative and the Latin American Business Council of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Women in International Trade (CWIT), Charleston Trident Association of Realtors (CTAR) and the Keller Williams Realty Associate Leadership Council (ALC). He also taught Real Estate Market Analysis as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Charleston. 

He is an active member of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce.

In his spare time, Alan and his wife Heidi are active tennis and pickleball players, and enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, fishing, cooking and the outdoors.

Cynthia Partrick Realtor

Cynthia Partrick
Sr. Buyer Specialist

B.A., ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative),SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), e-PRO, HECM Certified, MRP (Military Relocation Professional)


Cynthia holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and brings 6 years' experience in residential and commercial real estate and 6 years' experience in event management and hospitality.

She's a detailed and effective communicator with outstanding market knowledge and negotiating skills, who focuses on client experience.

As an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), she can service all types of buyers, from first-time home buyers to investors, military transferees and retirees who are "right-sizing" for their golden years and investors.

Cynthia is well versed in all the 55+ Active Adult communities in the Charleston, SC Area. She is also qualified as a Realtor knowledgeable in Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) for purchases and holds Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Military Relocation Professional (MRP) designations provided by the National Association of Realtors. 

In her personal time, Cynthia enjoys traveling, kayaking, exploring new restaurants and spending time with her fiance and their dog!

Heidi Schless

Heidi Schless
Operations Manager


Heidi holds a Master's Degree in City and Urban Planning from U.C. Berkeley and more than 27 years' experience in international management consulting in the areas of tourism development and strategy for large and small companies like KPMG Peat Marwick, Economics Research Associates.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in market research, strategic planning, project management, systems, processes and organization.

Meghan Bowes

Meghan Bowes
Transaction Manager
Realtor®, B.A. Marketing

Meghan has a B.A. in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and 5 years' experience in residential sales.  

As a Realtor® and former Executive Assistant for The Alan Donald Team, she understands the processes from the client's perspective, from the Realtor's perspective and from the back office.

Meghan is very detail-oriented and proactive, communicates well with agents, attorneys, lenders, tradespeople and clients to make sure all processes are done well and on time. 

About Keller Williams

Keller Williams Realty (commonly referred to as Keller Williams) is an American technology and international real estate franchise with headquarters in Austin, Texas.

It is the number one franchise in the United States by sales volume, ranking number one in agents and units sold. It is also the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world, and one of the largest privately held global residential real estate brokerages.

Keller Williams' cutting edge technology and training empowers its agents to outperform the competition.