The Alan Donald Team - Professional Service | Local Expertise | Advanced Technology
Full-time Realtors and professionals specializing in residential real estate sales in the Charleston, SC Metro Area.
With over 300 Lowcountry properties sold (worth more than $87 million) we are currently ranked among the top 5% in the Charleston-Trident MLS. Approximately 70% of our business is in Mount Pleasant, and we service the whole metro area (except for Kiawah & Seabrook Islands).
Success can be replicated!
Our real estate services include:
- New construction or pre-owned homes
- Vacant land
- First-time home buyers
- Retirees or 2nd home buyers
- Corporate relocation
- Single Family Detached Homes
- Condominiums & Townhomes
- Vacant Land
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.
Approximately 70% of our business came via referrals from past clients and people we know (please read some Client Testimonials).
Alan L. Donald, Broker Associate
B. Eng., MBA, REALTOR, e-PRO, IMSD, SRES, CIPS
Lead Agent, Listing Specialist
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: 22 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.
Alan has built a successful business based on strong client relationships, as between 65% and 80% of his business comes from referrals from past clients and people who know him. Since 2014, Alan has ranked in the top 2% of the Charleston MLS. In 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 he earned the "Realtor of Distinction" Award, the highest performance level awarded by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors. In 2017 the team won the "Realtor of Distinction - Team Award".
Alan has established a strong presence and brand recognition with the local business community in Mount 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. In 2019 Alan got his Certified Probate Expert (CPE) designation.
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 Global Fluency Initiative sponsored by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, 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 Chamber of Commerce, the Global Fluency Initiative, the Citadel School of Business Mentors Association and The Charleston Women In International Trade (CWIT).
In his spare time, Alan is an active tennis and pickleball player, and enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and the outdoors.
Cynthia Partrick, Realtor, Buyer Specialist
Cynthia holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and brings 2 years' experience in residential and commercial real estate and 6 years' experience in event management and hospitality. She's a detailed and effective communicator who focuses on client experience.
Heidi Schless, Operations Manager
Heidi holds a Master's Degree in City and Urban Planning from U.C. Berkeley and more than 25 years' experience in international management consulting in the area of tourism development for large and small companies like KPMG Peat Marwick.
She brings a wealth of knowledge in project management, systems, processes and organization to the team.
Meghan Bowes, Realtor, Closing Coordinator
Meghan has a BA 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 fro the back office. She's 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.
Ashley Beames, Closing Coordinator
Ashley brings many years' experience closing real estate files. She's 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.
Emily Burke, Summer Intern
Emily is a rising Senior in Business Administration at the College of Charleston. She is assisting us with general business tasks.