Michele and Lina Costanzo are the principal agents of The Costanzo Team with Carolina One Real Estate. Much of their success can be attributed to the combination of skills they and their team members contribute as well as their philosophy on the relationships they build with their clients.
Lina moved to the Lowcountry in 1998 from New Jersey after a 20-year corporate career and established herself in real estate. Michele began her real estate career in Charleston in 2002 with prior experience as an interior designer both in Charleston and New Jersey. Together the two have been helping residential and commercial buyers and sellers ever since.
“Lina is a master negotiator and she’s great at working with investors,” Michele says. “She has so much energy, keeping up with her is a challenge.”
The Costanzos rely on their team manager, Sally Maitland, to keep things running smoothly by handling marketing and customer service. She adds her own unique skills to the team with a business background and past ownership of a small publishing company in Hawaii. Buyer’s agent Kendra Calore rounds out the team with young energy. They also utilize the services of a closing coordinator to help facilitate transactions.
“We like being a small group in partnership with Carolina One,” Lina says. “Carolina One offers collaborative marketing campaigns and supports their agents by helping us provide the best possible experience for our clients.”
The Costanzo Team’s belief is that home ownership should be attainable by anyone who desires the stability, sense of community and financial security that comes with owning your own home. Owning real estate should be reachable to those who want to be home owners or build their investment portfolio.
Here’s what a recent client had to say:
“Lina was amazing. She made herself available with a ‘moment’s notice,’ and she worked tirelessly to help us with our house hunting. We are truly blessed to have a professional realtor that understands the importance of establishing relationships.”
“We realize it’s critical to stay informed on the latest and best technology as it assists all parties involved. But at the end of the day, what really matters is the one-on-one relationship with our clients.”
– Michele Costanzo