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About Akers Ellis

South Carolina's Premier Real Estate and Vacation Rental Company

Akers Ellis – fostering customer loyalty by providing the highest level of service possible

Akers Ellis offers a level of local knowledge and dedication that is unmatched when it comes to real estate and vacation rentals. Our teams are led by individuals with years of hospitality, resort, and property management experience, including former high ranking executives at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and Wild Dunes Resort. We provide superior real estate services to Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Johns Island, and the greater Charleston area. We specialize in vacation rentals on Kiawah Island, ranging from one bedroom villas to large oceanfront homes.

By focusing on highly personalized owner and guest service, we provide a real estate and vacation experience that is simply better than the ones offered by a larger provider. And most importantly, our loyalty lies to our clients and not a single development, developer, or resort owner.

Founded in 2007, our goal has not been to become a large company but rather a great company that delivers better results to our customers than our competitors. As a result, Akers Ellis has attracted employees, managers, and agents that are highly professional and sophisticated and share our dedication of providing the highest level of service possible.

We are committed to helping and serving in the communities in which we live and work. In addition to a host of ongoing charitable donations and volunteer work, Akers Ellis team members have served in various roles in our community including: President of the Metropolitan Charleston Exchange Club, Johns Island Fire Commissioner, Pastor of Calvary of the Sea Islands, Past President of the Kiawah-Seabrook Island Exchange Club, Seabrook Island Architectural Review Committee member, and various Kiawah homeowner association boards. 

Akers Ellis’ local expertise can’t be matched.

Years Of Local Real Estate Experience

Successful Sales in the Charleston Area


Our experience with Gus has been nothing less than great. He is professional, knowledgeable, and very hard working. We particularly like his accessibility and personal guidance through the real estate process. We have not been in the real estate market for almost 30 years, so having someone like Gus to guide and advise us has been extremely important. We would be delighted, and proud, to recommend Gus to anybody in need of excellent representation in a real estate transaction.

E.L.W. – Kiawah Island, SC

We are absolutely delighted with the quick turnaround on our two (2) estate size lots at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. We had both properties listed with other several other area realtors for over 10-years and never received a single offer on either of them. We listed the lots with Gus effective January 1, 2019. He actively “worked” the listings and brought us buyers for both properties in less than 4-months. Bang! We cannot think of a greater, no BS, testimonial than this. Happy and Satisfied Clients,

Jim & Marlisa Bannister - Kiawah Island, SC

Gus Bright was our realtor in selling our home and buying a new one. He was professional, timely, and very knowledgeable about the Charleston market. As two working parents with young children, he made the process very easy for us and walked us through each step. I highly recommend using Gus Bright!

Kelly M. – Johns Island, SC

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      3730 Bohicket Road, Suite 5
      Johns Island, SC