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Tammy L. – Nashville, TN

“Wow! That was fast! I barely blinked and Gus had beautiful photos of my villa at Kiawah taken and set up for all to see. Within just a few days he had scheduled a showing. It took only a few weeks (during which we endured a hurricane) and only one showing to sell my villa. Incredible. Gus’ kindness, dedication, and consistent communication eased the anxiety that comes with buying and selling. Together we accomplished my goal. Gus is truly a team player and is committed to helping his clients reach their goals. He is realistic about pricing, thoughtful about ‘real life’ situations, and CAN sell your home! I’m a fan.”

Brian M. – Charlotte, NC

“Gus represented me on the purchase of a lot and is the best realtor I have worked with. He is smart, savvy and great to work with. He was very proactive in bringing me new ideas and handled the negotiations very effectively. Most importantly, he is honest, candid and trustworthy – which makes all the difference. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.”

Lisa & George R. – Spartanburg, SC

“After a couple false starts with other agents, we selected Gus based on the information on his profile and his listing history. This is not how we typically find an agent. One blitz through listings we had identified and Gus had a good sense for what we were looking for. Willing and well prepared to look at any listing we presented. Quick to respond but thorough with the details/data to help us make an informed decision. Available and helpful throughout the entire process of finding our Kiawah Island retreat. We will not hesitate to use Gus again.”

Clint A. – Kiawah Island, SC

“My best experience ever with a realtor. He has gone above and beyond to help my wife and I with a purchase of a home on Kiawah Island. We live in Seattle and could not have anticipated all of the “little things” Gus helped us with since we could not have been there. He even brought his own blower from home and removed the leaves and debris from our decks prior to family coming into town to stay for a weekend. Not many out there like Gus Bright. I can’t thank him enough.”

Scott G. – Johns Island, SC

“Gus Bright Knows Charleston. He is a fantastic resource in the real estate market both for buying and selling. After selling our property on Kiawah, and then introducing us to our new golf club community, he has found us and delivered our dream property on Johns Island. Gus worked diligently on finding us the perfect property at the perfect price for our retirement home on a secluded lake front with majestic live oaks too. Not to mention in a gated community in a world class golf club. Gus offers his clients close personal attention and advice, especilly for his clients who are not in town. His knowledge of Charleston and all it has to offer is unmatched. We are so pleased we know and have Gus in our lives.”

William Q. – Daniel Island, SC

“Gus is very knowledgeable about a wide geographic area of the tri-county area. He is thoughtful, honest and provides good advice. In addition, he can be a bulldog when required.”

Frank M. – Johns Island, SC

“Gus Bright is the best realtor on Johns Island. I had a piece of property on the market for more than five years, and when I switched to Gus, the property was sold in 6 months. He’s the best connected on Johns Island.”

Peter M. – Kiawah Island, SC

“We’ve already seen more marketing effort from you [within 1 week] than we saw in 8 months with [another local real estate company].”

Jim & Lynn W. – Kiawah Island, SC

“It would be hard for us to overstate how pleased we were with Gus Bright’s representation in the sale of our house on Kiawah! Gus is very professional, knowledgeable, committed, and personally involved in the job. His marketing skills, advice on pricing, and availability for questions 24/7 was extremely assuring. The sale happened in 90 days and at an excellent price. Hard to beat that! Probably the best indication of our satisfaction is that we engaged Gus to guide us through another transaction. That experience was equally successful! We feel fortunate to have had Gus as our agent.”

Ben & Amy C. – Mount Pleasant, SC

“My wife and I were facing a very demanding summer. When June arrived, we were three months from having our first child, had hopes of selling our house, hopes of purchasing a new home to start our family, all the while with both of us working full-time. I can honestly say that we just put Gus in charge and got out of the way. Within a couple of days, he was entertaining several offers and completed a deal that helped us the most. Our attention then turned to finding us a home, which we found one we loved on a Wednesday in June. The next day my wife was rushed to the hospital, and we were three days from our son’s unexpected early arrival!! Over the next few days, Gus went to work for us taking almost 100% of the action to get the house we wanted. During the 28 days that we were in the hospital with our son, Gus managed to not only get the deal done, but he found us an interim place to stay for the two weeks between closings. Although I have only known him a short while, I can say that Gus Bright is an A+ real estate agent. On top of that, he is an even better person. He is the man to help with your real estate needs in Charleston!!”

L. & A. J.– Charleston, SC

“Gus is a wonderful realtor with superb character who will research the area and look into various options that you desire, and is always willing to provide great wisdom on the home buying market while still being very observant to the wants and needs of his clients. He has been such a blessing in helping us find a home and is very passionate about his career in real estate and in taking care of the people he serves!”

Karen G. – Wando, SC

“We have known Gus for many years and have the joy of referring clients to him. He treats every one of them with knowledge, respect, appreciation and they all have fun! He is wonderful to work with! My husband and I highly recommend him!”

M.J.R.– New York, NY

“Gus is passionate, smart, helpful and committed to his clients. We are working with Gus to find the right place in the Charleston area. He is a terrific listener and delightful to work with. He’s also extremely patient. He knows that we are not moving immediately, understanding that relocating is a process, yet he keeps in touch, shares ideas, checks in, sends holiday greetings etc. etc. He’s the BEST. I would highly recommend him.”

James M. – Demarest, NJ

“Gus Bright is truly a Charleston gem. His knowledge of the of the entire Charleston area, its history, culture and the arts makes the area even more desirable. Gus listens, he is organized and he understands exactly what you are looking for in a home. His knowledge of the neighborhoods makes him more efficient and you can get more done and see more homes with him in one day than any realtor I have worked with anywhere in 30 years. Every morning I walk into my office to a new email from Gus from the night before with the answers to my questions and more new housing profiles. I am in sales, and Gus’s preparation has made me reevaluate my preparation… he is that good and thorough.”

E.L.W. – Kiawah Island, SC

“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.”

A. McF. – Mount Pleasant, SC

“Searching for a home with Gus has been both fun and eye-opening. Gus has been super professional from the word ‘Go!’ He is responsive, patient, and incredibly helpful throughout this entire experience. He not only makes us feel special while looking at properties, but he is willing to share his vast knowledge on property values, neighborhoods, negotiating, lending, you name it! We would recommend him to anyone and look forward to finding our next home with him. Gus Bright definitely delivers a 5 star experience!”

Ariane – Charleston, SC

“Gus Bright is an amazing person. In addition to being a very well informed and hard working realtor, he is a great guy. To have the ‘Gus Bright experience’ while looking for your home in Charleston is to experience a well researched perusal of the properties you are most likely to appreciate in Charleston along with hospitality, fun and constant optimism. He takes very good care of his clients. Thank you Gus! Could not have done it without you!!”

N.P. – Charleston, SC

“We are working with Gus on an anticipated move to the Charleston area. His follow up is exceptional even though we are not planning on moving for at least 18 months. He is always willing to go the extra steps to get us information and answer questions. He is a ‘good’ guy.”

Jason D. – Charleston, SC

“Gus is especially patient and knowledgeable of the market and the home buying process. He is deft at assisting with identifying the area and house that fit both our lifestyle and our budget. He has realistic goals on prices and is well versed in the realities of mortgages and down payments as it relates to a house’s asking price. Gus has no problem telling you that a house is not right for you. He wants to put you in a house you love. Gus makes himself available to accommodate his clients’ schedules. He is always quick with a return phone call or email no matter the day or the time.”

Kelly M. – Johns 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!”

Bill S. – Johns Island, SC

“Gus is a seasoned veteran at the real estate game! He is always available to view homes and works around your schedule to get you in them. We used Gus to sell and buy and it worked out great!!!!”

D.T.P. – Johns Island, SC

“Gus sold us a piece of land upon which we built our retirement home. I found him to be knowledgeable, responsive, and trustworthy. I stated I would be highly likely to recommend Gus because I have already done so – I recommended Gus to a fellow alumnus from the college I attended, and she used Gus to help purchase a home on Daniel Island. I would recommend him again without hesitation.”

Andralee C. – Daniel Island, SC

“Gus took the lead in preparing my home for listing, showings, and finally the sale. In a down market, he was able to find a buyer in an extremely short time, relative to other homes in my area. His work ethic was outstanding, and knowledge was impressive.”

Ry H. – Mount Pleasant, SC

“Gus was truly the easiest real estate agent to work with possible! He spent days, taking time away from his family to help my wife and I find the perfect home. Even after we thought we had decided on a home, Gus took us to see one more, which ended up being the one we bought! I cannot recommend Gus enough! He was with us every step of the process, including sitting at the closing table. Truly an easy, easy experience.”

S.G. – Kiawah Island, SC

“Gus Bright is a Lowcountry and Charleston expert in real estate, lifestyle, things to do and see leisure and dining. He knows and associates within the best network to buy and or sell your property. Working with Gus you can expect to receive an excellent combination of professionalism and friendly all in customer focus. He looks to make sure every aspect of the buying and selling process is handled seamlessly. He engages and helps in many ways above and beyond listings and showings to meet your expectations. His advice and guidance in the real estate search is invaluable. Gus is an excellent choice for a Real Estate Professional.”

R.A. – Daniel Island, SC

“I loved my experience working with Gus. He came highly recommended through a friend of a friend as I was new to this region and did not have any realtor contacts. How do I describe Gus? Supremely professional, smart, hardworking, diligent, intuitive, knowledgeable, ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, and fun, to boot. He made the arduous process of finding the perfect home, and negotiating a difficult deal, seamless for me. And when it came time to prep and move in, he was right there to help with all the little details. I love my new home and the good friends I made with Gus and his wonderful family. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Gus Bright.”

Sherry – Daniel Island, SC

“Gus Bright was very professional in his skills as a real estate agent. He was diligent and worked within our time frame. He understood exactly what our needs and desires were for our future home. His selection of homes to show us were all within our established requirements. He didn’t waste our time in showing us properties which didn’t meet our standards or price range. He was a wise negotiator during the final offer phase of our purchase. Gus Bright will be our agent on any future real estate purchases. It was a pleasure to work with him.”

Don & Donna D. – Kiawah Island, SC

“Gus is a hands-on realtor. He knocks himself out of the ballpark to help you sell your house from hosting open houses, setting mood lighting, turning on the music and serving delicious cookies. He advertises and sincerely digs deep to find a buyer for you.”

M.J.R. – Daniel Island, SC

“I don’t generally write reviews unless I am really upset or beyond thrilled. In this case, I am beyond thrilled. Working with Gus Bright as a realtor has exceeded my expectations, and I have a very high bar. In September 2014, we met Gus and he showed us dozens of homes throughout the Charleston area. Over the next 18 months, he kept in touch, sent ideas and listened to our needs, dreams and hopes. In January 2016, all of his listening paid off when we made an offer on the perfect home for us in the perfect neighborhood. Gus knows Charleston and is extremely well connected to the people, the businesses and the market. You could not ask for a more honest, hard-working and creative agent than Gus. Call him today to help you find your dream home. He’s the best.”

Lynn W. – Seabrook Island, SC

“Gus helped us purchase a condo on Seabrook after he helped us sell a house elsewhere. He was a true advocate for us in both transactions. Our experience with Gus was nothing short of excellent. His communication with us was perfect, and his guidance in the negotiating process was highly effective. He has great integrity, knowledge of his business, and genuine caring for his clients. His professionalism impressed us since the first day we met him and continues to the day. Gus has represented us in two transactions, and if we want to embark on another at any time, he would be the person we would call.”

Sheldon & Cole K. – Charleston, SC

“Gus started as our agent but ended as our friend. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to help guide us through the process of selling our home. He has a great understanding of the Charleston market and his process is simple and effective. Need proof? He sold our home in two days without a For Sale sign being in the front yard yet for top dollar. Selling a home is not always the easiest thing as two separate groups of people are trying to come to a mutual agreement of facts and opinions. Gus was right there with us every step of the way. If you want an honest and knowledgeable agent who is a fantastic communicator, choose Gus.”

Javier & Stacey Y. – Johns Island

“Gus was absolutely great to work with. He walked our family step by step through the home buying process with patience and care. He was very knowledgeable and very attentive to our needs. I would recommend him to everybody looking to purchase a home in this area.”

Luba K. – Kiawah Island, SC

“I want to say thank you to Gus Bright for your hard work. I would recommend him to people who would like to buy or sell properties or make an investment. He is very honest and hard working. He is very knowledgeable about the market as well as a good communicator. All the best and thank you for helping me.”

Nicole & Paul S. – Daniel Island, SC

“Gus Bright was an outstanding realtor to work with. He was very hands on, responsive to our needs, knowledgeable of the greater Charleston area (including the school systems) and, most importantly for us, helpful in the relocation process. We are so happy that Gus was our realtor and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.”

Sean D. – Mount Pleasant, SC

“Gus did an outstanding job during my entire home purchasing process. He’s very responsive to your emails and phone calls as well as knowledgeable of the local areas. I would definitely recommend him to someone interested in buying or selling a home!”

Cheryl & Robert – Kiawah Island, SC

“We contacted Gus about a listing. He was immediately helpful and knowledgeable. After a tour of the property, we had several questions that Gus promptly handled for us. He was attentive to all our needs and responded quickly and professionally. We were very impressed with the thoroughness of his preparations. I cannot imagine a better experience.”

Pam M. – Johns Island

“Hands down, THE BEST realtor in Charleston! I cannot express enough what a delight it was to work with Gus. Very knowledgeable with the area, patient beyond belief, knows what his clients like and do not like, extremely efficient and attentive. Gus goes above and beyond the call of duty and we feel fortunate and blessed to have had such a positive buying experience with Gus. Not only is Gus and exceptional Realtor, but we truly consider him a friend.”

Glenn & Judy G. – Kiawah Island, SC, property owners

“We could not be happier or more impressed than to have Gus Bright as our real estate agent. He has worked way beyond our expectations, giving us over 100% of his time and keeping us informed in every way. He was instrumental in helping us to get our Kiawah Island home ready for the market. We didn’t have to worry about anything. He has had many showings and has kept the home looking its very best. Gus has also made not only beautiful pictures of the rooms, but has made a video that will reach out to a much larger audience. We could not be more pleased and would recommend him to our friends. Our trust in him is very important. Working from so far away, that is tops on our list.”

Craig & Christine W. – Kiawah Island, SC

“Gus Bright listed and sold our Turtle Point Villa on Kiawah Island. Thanks to his persistence and creativity he found a wonderful buyer. Gus was always focused and communicative throughout the whole process. He personally brought many potential buyers to see our villa and gave us detailed feed back after each viewing. In the end, his persistence paid off and his success was well earned. He was pleasant, helpful and professional throughout the whole process. We can highly recommend Gus Bright and Akers Ellis Real Estate.”

Timea and Brandon, Alamo, CA

“We worked with Gus for a couple of years while searching for our next dream home. We found our house and ended up paying the estimate that Gus had predicted a year earlier! His knowledge of the area and process is unparalleled. He knows everyone and is always available to his clients. While we are thrilled with our new home, we already miss Gus! We cannot recommend him highly enough and will refer him to anyone looking for a home in the gorgeous and vibrant Charleston, South Carolina market.”

Brian & Julie, Connecticut

“Gus restored my faith in realtors ! He was attentive, responsive, knowledgeable, resourceful and professional,- but most importantly, he kept us focused on the things we desired in a Kiawah Home. He had great knowledge about each neighborhood and the price history of the island in general, and each property in particular, which really helped us. More impressive was his post sale helpfulness- he was able to connect us with everything and everyone we needed to manage and maintain the house, as well as renovate. He has been the absolute best resource for us both when buying the house, and now when we have any issues, Gus is there with solutions. Gus gets our highest recommendation.”

Sarah & David, Maryland

“If you want a consummate professional and a kind, honest realtor to help you buy or sell a house in SC, Gus Bright would be a smart choice. He helped us navigate some tricky situations and did it with finesse and knowledge that only a local with tons of experience and great connections can offer. We needed a lot of hand-holding and that’s just what we received. Gus answered our questions in a timely manner and was there for us every step of the way. We put our trust in Gus and it paid off. We highly recommend him!”

Kristi & Jeff, New York, NY

“Words cannot describe the experience we had working with Gus. He went above and beyond every step of the way. The process of purchasing our home on Kiawah was smooth, and even when it seemed there would be a hiccup, Gus handled it promptly with professionalism that is unmatched. We would recommend Gus without reservation for all real estate needs.”

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