Bio: David Kent grew up in Bennettsville, SC and moved to the lowcountry after college. He started the Real Buyer’s Agent in 1995 with his business partner Cece Stricklin because he strongly felt home buyers deserved equal representation when purchasing a home and has dedicated much of his career to this mission. David has held various leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels of the Realtor Association. David is committed to further education about buyer representation and elevating the standards within the real estate profession. He has acted on the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) advisory board since 2008 and was inducted into the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) hall of fame in 2010. David was appointed to the Charleston County planning commission in 2010. David resides in Mt Pleasant with his wife, Minou. Both of his daughters Hanna and Alexandra attend Clemson University.

What sets him apart: David brings his unique background in building and land development to the clients he works with. He strives to ensure that all of his clients are making educated and informed decisions throughout the buying process.

Licensed Realtor since: 1983

In His Free Time: When not working with clients, David enjoys getting out on his boat, exercise, cheering on the Clemson tigers, playing with his dog Maizy, and taking trips with his family.

Education: Building Science and Construction Management, Clemson University

Professional Service:

National Association of Realtors - RPAC Federal Disbursement Trustee - Vice Chairman 2020

National Association of Realtors - National Director 2007, 2016-2020

South Carolina Association of Realtors - 2016 President

Charleston Trident Association of Realtors - 2017 President

Charleston Trident Association of Realtors MLS- 2004 President

Charleston Trident Homebuilders Association- 2004 President

Awards:

Mt Pleasant Rotary Club - Rotarian of the Year 2020

South Carolina Association of Realtors- 2017 Realtor of the Year,

Charleston Trident Association of Realtors - 2009 Realtor of the Year

REBAC Hall of Fame 2010

Charleston Trident Association of Homebuilders, 1995 Member of the Year

Community:

Mt Pleasant Rotary Club - Board Member

East Cooper Faith Network - Board Member

Charleston County Planning Commission

Honorary Commander, Advisory Council Board 2008-present

Honorary Commander, 437th Mission Support Squadron, 2006 – 2007

Reviews

Christina Mingora

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4/10/2021
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David was an all around great agent! My husband and I contacted David at the recommendation of a colleague and we could not have been more pleased with our experience. From first contact to closing David flawlessly helped us navigate a difficult housing market and was always readily available to answer any and all of our many questions. As first time home buyers this was invaluable to us. 10/10 would recommend!!!
David was an all around great agent! My husband and I contacted David at the recommendation of a colleague and we could not have been more pleased with our experience. From first contact to closing David flawlessly helped us navigate a difficult housing market and was always readily available to answer any and all of our many questions. As first time home buyers this was invaluable to us. 10/10 would recommend!!!

Christina Mingora

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4/10/2021
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David was an all around great agent! My husband and I contacted David at the recommendation of a colleague and we could not have been more pleased with our experience. From first contact to closing David flawlessly helped us navigate a difficult housing market and was always readily available to answer any and all of our many questions. As first time home buyers this was invaluable to us. 10/10 would recommend!!!
David was an all around great agent! My husband and I contacted David at the recommendation of a colleague and we could not have been more pleased with our experience. From first contact to closing David flawlessly helped us navigate a difficult housing market and was always readily available to answer any and all of our many questions. As first time home buyers this was invaluable to us. 10/10 would recommend!!!

Nancy Snow

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12/6/2020
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STOP - you don’t need to look further, DAVID KENT is the BEST!!! We could not be happier with our decision to use David Kent as our buyers agent for the purchase of our new home on Johns Island. David ...
STOP - you don’t need to look further, DAVID KENT is the BEST!!! We could not be happier with our decision to use David Kent as our buyers agent for the purchase of our new home on Johns Island. David was there for us every step of the way with the building of our new home. We trusted his opinions and he followed up with us from purchasing to closing. His professionalism showed throughout the process - from checking in on us, promptly returning phone calls along with providing us local area information and co-ordinating with inspectors. If there were problems he handled them or assisted us to find solutions. We moved to this area during a difficult time with Covid-19 and didn’t know anyone in the area but our decision to have David be a realtor was a blessing. He is kind, understanding of your needs and has values and morals that are not often seen in the real estate environment We would highly recommend David to anyone who is looking to buy a home. In our eyes he is the best and wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again if we were in the market to purchase another home. This was the 7th house that we have purchased and David was by far the BEST real estate agent that we have ever dealt with.

Nancy Snow

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12/6/2020
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STOP - you don’t need to look further, DAVID KENT is the BEST!!! We could not be happier with our decision to use David Kent as our buyers agent for the purchase of our new home on Johns Island. David ...
STOP - you don’t need to look further, DAVID KENT is the BEST!!! We could not be happier with our decision to use David Kent as our buyers agent for the purchase of our new home on Johns Island. David was there for us every step of the way with the building of our new home. We trusted his opinions and he followed up with us from purchasing to closing. His professionalism showed throughout the process - from checking in on us, promptly returning phone calls along with providing us local area information and co-ordinating with inspectors. If there were problems he handled them or assisted us to find solutions. We moved to this area during a difficult time with Covid-19 and didn’t know anyone in the area but our decision to have David be a realtor was a blessing. He is kind, understanding of your needs and has values and morals that are not often seen in the real estate environment We would highly recommend David to anyone who is looking to buy a home. In our eyes he is the best and wouldn’t hesitate to work with him again if we were in the market to purchase another home. This was the 7th house that we have purchased and David was by far the BEST real estate agent that we have ever dealt with.

ann schuler

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4/15/2020
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David Kent is the perfect Buyer’s Agent. To me he is the Ray Donovan of home buying! He is “a fixer!”
David Kent is the perfect Buyer’s Agent. To me he is the Ray Donovan of home buying! He is “a fixer!” My husband and I have lived in the same house for 30 years and began the slightly traumatic process of considering a move to a condominium. For years, every time an appropriate listing would come available, he would patiently take us there, giving his expert insight on what was wrong or right about a site. We had total confidence in his ability to spot issues because in another life he was a general contractor. Finally, the day came when our perfect condo opened up. David walked us through every step of the way. I had a million questions. David was never to busy to answer every one of them. When I couldn’t get an answer from an agency or encountered a roadblock of any kind, David would say, “Don’t worry….I’ll take care of that…” And he did. No detail or issue was to big or to small for him to help me with till the issue was resolved. I am grateful for his calm, reassuring manner and expertise in every aspect of the home buying process. My only sadness is he can’t be the agent to sell our house. Any prospective home buyer would be blessed beyond measure to have David Kent as their agent.

ann schuler

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4/15/2020
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David Kent is the perfect Buyer’s Agent. To me he is the Ray Donovan of home buying! He is “a fixer!”
David Kent is the perfect Buyer’s Agent. To me he is the Ray Donovan of home buying! He is “a fixer!” My husband and I have lived in the same house for 30 years and began the slightly traumatic process of considering a move to a condominium. For years, every time an appropriate listing would come available, he would patiently take us there, giving his expert insight on what was wrong or right about a site. We had total confidence in his ability to spot issues because in another life he was a general contractor. Finally, the day came when our perfect condo opened up. David walked us through every step of the way. I had a million questions. David was never to busy to answer every one of them. When I couldn’t get an answer from an agency or encountered a roadblock of any kind, David would say, “Don’t worry….I’ll take care of that…” And he did. No detail or issue was to big or to small for him to help me with till the issue was resolved. I am grateful for his calm, reassuring manner and expertise in every aspect of the home buying process. My only sadness is he can’t be the agent to sell our house. Any prospective home buyer would be blessed beyond measure to have David Kent as their agent.

lauraryan416

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12/10/2018
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We cannot say enough good things about David! Our family moved from Seattle to Charleston and he made what could be extremely stressful process, a lot of fun. We had very little notice to make a trip to to Charleston to look...
We cannot say enough good things about David! Our family moved from Seattle to Charleston and he made what could be extremely stressful process, a lot of fun. We had very little notice to make a trip to to Charleston to look for a house. David was able to work with our schedule to ensure we felt confident and educated that our decision was the right one for us. We decided to build a home and from the very start David was beside us making sure we understood the processes, scheduling and necessary inspections. For the next 5 months while we were 3,000 miles away, David played a huge role in ensuring our house was progressing as planned and helping us overcome any issues to ensure we closed on time. As a former home builder, David knows what to look for in homes whether they are new builds or existing homes. As we viewed the multiple homes in the area before making our decision, David would walk us through each house and show us his concerns with each house. His attention to detail in the home-building process was something we didn’t expect but greatly appreciated, especially as first time homebuyers. As a testament to David’s professionalism and dedication, he also provided recommendations for a loan officer, home insurance, and inspectors. Every person he recommended was very professional and provided competitive services. The home inspector caught a major code violation that was missed by both the builder and city inspector. Our builder even commented on what a great realtor he was! David went above and beyond to advocate for our family’s wishes and make sure we weren’t just getting a pretty house, but a home we could envision raising our son in. As we drove away from closing on the home, my wife commented that if there was one thing we did right it was hiring David and his team. If I had to go back and do this over again, my first and only call would be to David again. If you are relocating to Charleston or already in the area, look no further than David Kent - HE IS THE BEST!

lauraryan416

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12/10/2018
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We cannot say enough good things about David! Our family moved from Seattle to Charleston and he made what could be extremely stressful process, a lot of fun. We had very little notice to make a trip to to Charleston to look...
We cannot say enough good things about David! Our family moved from Seattle to Charleston and he made what could be extremely stressful process, a lot of fun. We had very little notice to make a trip to to Charleston to look for a house. David was able to work with our schedule to ensure we felt confident and educated that our decision was the right one for us. We decided to build a home and from the very start David was beside us making sure we understood the processes, scheduling and necessary inspections. For the next 5 months while we were 3,000 miles away, David played a huge role in ensuring our house was progressing as planned and helping us overcome any issues to ensure we closed on time. As a former home builder, David knows what to look for in homes whether they are new builds or existing homes. As we viewed the multiple homes in the area before making our decision, David would walk us through each house and show us his concerns with each house. His attention to detail in the home-building process was something we didn’t expect but greatly appreciated, especially as first time homebuyers. As a testament to David’s professionalism and dedication, he also provided recommendations for a loan officer, home insurance, and inspectors. Every person he recommended was very professional and provided competitive services. The home inspector caught a major code violation that was missed by both the builder and city inspector. Our builder even commented on what a great realtor he was! David went above and beyond to advocate for our family’s wishes and make sure we weren’t just getting a pretty house, but a home we could envision raising our son in. As we drove away from closing on the home, my wife commented that if there was one thing we did right it was hiring David and his team. If I had to go back and do this over again, my first and only call would be to David again. If you are relocating to Charleston or already in the area, look no further than David Kent - HE IS THE BEST!

Jontosches

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11/17/2018
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David helped my wife and I with our out of state move, and I could not be more thankful for having him on our side. Looking back, we were clueless about the home buying process, and the local area. He listened to...
David helped my wife and I with our out of state move, and I could not be more thankful for having him on our side. Looking back, we were clueless about the home buying process, and the local area. He listened to us first, and truly took the time to understand our needs. From the first phone call to the closing, everything was flawless and I would truly recommend him to anybody looking for an honest agent to handle the whole process. I could keep going, but give him and call and find out for yourself.

Jontosches

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11/17/2018
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David helped my wife and I with our out of state move, and I could not be more thankful for having him on our side. Looking back, we were clueless about the home buying process, and the local area. He listened to...
David helped my wife and I with our out of state move, and I could not be more thankful for having him on our side. Looking back, we were clueless about the home buying process, and the local area. He listened to us first, and truly took the time to understand our needs. From the first phone call to the closing, everything was flawless and I would truly recommend him to anybody looking for an honest agent to handle the whole process. I could keep going, but give him and call and find out for yourself.

Steven S.

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9/5/2018
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I can't say enough great things about my buying experience with David. From my first email interaction and right through to the closing and even after, he has been an absolute professional. David knows...
I can't say enough great things about my buying experience with David. From my first email interaction and right through to the closing and even after, he has been an absolute professional. David knows the market well and and is eager to share his personal experiences about Mount Pleasant and greater Charleston to make the home buying experience more fruitful. He knows all facets of the process and keeps the buyer's best interests in his sights. If you're looking to buy a home in the Mount Pleasant, SC area, I can't recommend David enough!

Steven S.

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I can't say enough great things about my buying experience with David. From my first email interaction and right through to the closing and even after, he has been an absolute professional. David knows...
I can't say enough great things about my buying experience with David. From my first email interaction and right through to the closing and even after, he has been an absolute professional. David knows the market well and and is eager to share his personal experiences about Mount Pleasant and greater Charleston to make the home buying experience more fruitful. He knows all facets of the process and keeps the buyer's best interests in his sights. If you're looking to buy a home in the Mount Pleasant, SC area, I can't recommend David enough!

justin.scott17

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5/14/2018
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Home buying is a high value but infrequent decision. To make our big decision we had high expectations on agent service and truly wanted a consultant for our relocation to Charleston. There are the sites...
Home buying is a high value but infrequent decision. To make our big decision we had high expectations on agent service and truly wanted a consultant for our relocation to Charleston. There are the sites online and then there are insights that only a seasoned local professional can provide. In discussing our needs a friend recommended David Kent who only represents buyers. David over delivered on those expectations with phenomenal service and helped us find our new home in the Old Village. Here are the things we loved: -Incredible market expertise from 23 years of experience -Provides buyer guidance and anticipates needs -Great communicator and negotiator -Attention to details Selecting David Kent is an investment in buying the perfect home for your situation. Had we not selected the right agent we would have made mistakes during our process. Thank you David for the professionalism and friendship.

justin.scott17

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5/14/2018
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Home buying is a high value but infrequent decision. To make our big decision we had high expectations on agent service and truly wanted a consultant for our relocation to Charleston. There are the sites...
Home buying is a high value but infrequent decision. To make our big decision we had high expectations on agent service and truly wanted a consultant for our relocation to Charleston. There are the sites online and then there are insights that only a seasoned local professional can provide. In discussing our needs a friend recommended David Kent who only represents buyers. David over delivered on those expectations with phenomenal service and helped us find our new home in the Old Village. Here are the things we loved: -Incredible market expertise from 23 years of experience -Provides buyer guidance and anticipates needs -Great communicator and negotiator -Attention to details Selecting David Kent is an investment in buying the perfect home for your situation. Had we not selected the right agent we would have made mistakes during our process. Thank you David for the professionalism and friendship.

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Listen Up Home Buyers Advice & Tips for During the Pandemic Zoomcast III
December 8, 2020

Listen Up Home Buyers Advice & Tips for During the Pandemic Zoomcast III

Members of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) meet to discuss home buying advice and strategies to help homebuyers.

Don't forget to vote!
October 21, 2020

Don't forget to vote!

November 3 is quickly approaching. I would suggest downloading a sample ballot so that you are prepared when it is your time to vote. www.SCVotes.gov

Charleston area real estate market update September 2020
October 16, 2020

Charleston area real estate market update September 2020

David Kent, President of The Real Buyer's Agent, Charleston 1st Exclusive Buyer's Agency, talks review the real estate market data for September 2020. His presentation compares 2018, 2019 and 2020 real estate market in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties.

Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners - and Builders - Out of the Market
September 22, 2020

Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners - and Builders - Out of the Market

Lumber prices increased 14.9% in August, marking the largest four-month gain since such data was first recorded in 1949 and the second-largest gain since seasonally adjusted data became available in 1975. Such a sharp increase has put unnecessary pressure on home owners and builders alike to figure out how to close the gap.

Charleston area real estate market update August 2020
September 18, 2020

Charleston area real estate market update August 2020

David Kent, President of The Real Buyer's Agent, Charleston 1st Exclusive Buyer's Agency, talks review the real estate market data for August 2020. His presentation compares 2018, 2019 and 2020 real estate market in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties.

Charleston Area Real Estate Market Update July 2020
August 13, 2020

Charleston Area Real Estate Market Update July 2020

David Kent, President of The Real Buyer's Agent, Charleston 1st Exclusive Buyer's Agency, talk reviews the real estate market data for June 2020. His presentation compares 2018, 2019, and 2020 real estate market in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties.

Market Update  4/24/20 - 4/30/20
May 1, 2020

Market Update 4/24/20 - 4/30/20

Amazingly, our real estate market here in Charleston went about business as usual. We were considered an essential business because people have to have shelter. Of course, we expected a huge slow down in demand. But we didn’t see it.

Home Showings Are on the Rise After Steep Fall Off
April 27, 2020

Home Showings Are on the Rise After Steep Fall Off

Showings are rebounding in South Carolina as they are nationally. In the Charleston market, there were 362 homes under contract during the week of 4/17/2020-4/23/2020 verses 406 homes in 2019.