"You should clone Gary. He worked with us for months. Did everything right. Provided great guidance and counseling. And ultimately found us a perfect home."

Arnold Frankel


Searching for a home is hard!  Searching in a town you don’t know and in the height of a crazy housing market is a whole other level. It was absolutely critical that we find an agent motivated by our best interests, and when we met Lauren Riportella we were positive we’d found exactly that.  First of all, Lauren is fun to spend long days with, and that is worth highlighting! When making a big decision and navigating all that it comes with, doing it with great people supporting you is an absolute must. She is energetic, enthusiastic and completely focused on the task at hand. When you’re working with her you’re never made to feel like A priority – you’re THE priority. She is an active and engaged listener, so she quickly learned what we wanted and needed in our dream home. With Lauren’s help we found just that.Buying a home from out of state could have been a challenge, but Lauren gave us a peace of mind by staying in constant contact at all times. Never once did we need her (or want her for yet another question!) without an immediate response. We felt protected and confident through the entire process by having it in Lauren’s hands.  Lauren isn’t pushy, won’t rush you to make a decision or show even a flicker of frustration during the many circles and hoops the process sends house hunters through. Her professionalism, reliability and from the time we connected until our closing genuinely couldn’t be topped.  We found our dream home, but if we were ever to move again she’s the only agent we would even consider working with. Our family is so grateful for Lauren helping us make a really big move feel orderly, organized and exciting above all else Lauren exceeded every one of our expectations, and we could not recommend her more highly.  

Amy & Ken Stover


"Buying and selling a home is so stressful unless you have the right real estate agent! I had an awesome experience with Dianne King as my agent. She guided me through the entire process and I received top dollar for my home. Dianne gave me recommendations on staging a home, curb appeal, paint colors. She knew what buyers looked for in a home. Thank you, Dianne, for making this experience easy and stress-free."

Charlie Hicks


"Gary was the best real estate agent we have ever had. He made our house hunting experience easy and enjoyable!"

Don & Anne Holte


"We can not express how much we really appreciate the way Dianne handled the sale of our home. We can't imagine having done it with anyone else. She will always be the first person we recommend to all our friends!"

Val & Isael


"I have bought and sold over a dozen houses, all over the country, in the last thirty plus years. And so, I have worked with many Real Estate professionals, most good, some better than others. I can honestly say that Gary is the absolute best, bar none. He is so very knowledgeable about everything real estate and many other subjects, and that has really been helpful in evaluating homes, knowledge such as building materials, demographics, local anecdotal knowledge and on and on. I know he is very busy, but never appears rushed, always gets back to you right away, goes above and beyond in everything he does. He is very sharp and misses nothing, but is down to earth, has a great sense of humor and is a pure pleasure to work with. I am managing this purchase long distance and Gary has done so much for me on the SC side, I do not know how I could ever thank him enough. I hope this is the last home in my life, but if I do ever have to move again, I know exactly who to call! Thanks so much, Gary, for everything you have done to make this a fun adventure and as painless as possible."

Suzanne Moore


"Words are inadiquate to express my thanks for all Dianne has done to help me sell my house! Her sweet (yet determined) disposition is easy enough to appreciate. But when coupled with the fact that she goes far beyond the call of duty, what more could a client ask for? I knew the day she did a walk through this was going to be a pleasant experience. She treated my home as though it was her own and her enthusiasm is boundless!! The little trips to the house to pick up receipts, meeting repair technicians when I couldn't - I'll never be able to express how much that meant to me. Although I hope to be in my new home for a very long time, it would be a pleasure to work with her again. You can count on me spreading her name around town anytime someone I know gets ready to move or sell! Thank you, Dianne, for all your hard work, kindness and professionalism!"

Marty Lloyd


"Gary has gone above and beyond to make sure that our new home is perfect. He is extremely responsive and always follows up. We have gotten to know Gary and his heart is pure. If you are looking for a realtor that will go that extra mile for you, Gary is your guy. Thank you Gary for everything!"

Mark Otto


"I am writing to express my pleasure with real estate agent Dianne King, who represented me in a purchase of a single-family home. Dianne guided me through the entire process, from loan prequalification to searching for houses to making the offer and closing the deal. I credit her with a smooth, stress-free home-buying experience. This was my fourth purchase of property, and I had such a pleasurable experience. Dianne is savvy, personable and knows the market inside and out. To reiterate, I am nothing but pleased with Dianne and her expertise and recommend her to everyone. She will go the extra mile to make sure you are well taken care of during the process of buying your home."

Susan Bagwell


Gary is the best realtor in the Charleston area."

Barry & Lois


"It was so enjoyable to work with Dianne. She did so much more than I could have ever expected!"



"We have bought and sold many houses in the course of a lifetime and never have we had a better realtor than Gary. He is a terrific communicator, aggressive marketer, innovative and always on top of things. He is a cut above the rest."

Ron & Gail Anderson


"Dianne, we wanted to write and thank you for all the time you spent with us introducing us to your city. We appreciate your hospitality and graciousness, particularly after your very busy week. We are truly looking forward to working with you while we together search for our new home!"

Ann & Eric Sollinger


"Gary was an outstanding Agent. From the moment he came to my house, his approach and demeanor impressed me. It was apparent that his intention was to sell my house, not just get the listing. I never lost the impression that Gary was doing everything he could to sell my house, as well as get me from contract to closing, and his advice, which I often sought, was impeccable. He made me feel like I was his only client. I have full confidence that if I had not decided to work with Gary, I would not have been nearly as successful in selling my house (which was only on the market for 4 days). Gary is an amazing agent, and I would recommend him to anyone I know trying to sell a house, without any reservations."

Bryan Ray


"Gary was over and above all expectations."

Lawrence Cannon


"Gary went above and beyond to assist us in our home purchase. He was extremely knowledgeable and very proactive in informing us about the process. I would recommend him without hesitation."

Rosemary W. McMahan


"We were blessed when we connected with Gary when we were looking to relocate from out of state to the Charleston area. Gary was always available, always followed up with every detail and was of invaluable assistance with the purchase of our home in the Elms of Charleston. We have bought and sold many properties over the years and Gary made this purchase as easy as anyone could ever want. Thanks Gary!"

Cliff Kerns


"Gary was our eyes and ears for our house purchase in South Carolina since we were based in New Jersey and could not be onsite often. He noticed items in the new construction that were not necessarily obvious and diligently followed up with the builder to successful conclusion. Gary is a very professional and trustworthy agent. We have no hesitation in recommending him - what a great guy!"

James Dyne


"As a military wife who has moved into 7 houses in the past 25 years, I've had great Real Estate agents and not so great ones. If you are looking for an agent who is smart, patient, upbeat, conscientious, and 100% committed to doing what's best for you, then I recommend Gary Riportella. Gary Riportella is stellar. If you are looking for "The Best Real Estate Agent" to help you sell or purchase, don't think twice. Agents get interviewed constantly. Give Gary Riportella a call - you'll be very happy. "

Maggie Worsdale


"Gary gives great service to his customers. He responds to requests as soon as he possibly could. He is patient and goes out of his way to be helpful. Really and truly a superb realtor! I have known Gary a long time and I know he does a great job at whatever he does!"

Cynthia Rusiniak


"We have been very fortunate to have Gary Riportella as our realtor. He has made our whole house hunting experience such a pleasure! He has so much patience, knowledge and puts in much time to be sure you are buying the right house for you! "

Margaret Kooshkalis


"Fantastic! The most caring, honest & helpful agent I've ever had the privilege to meet in over 30 years of buying & selling real estate!"

John Conway Jr.


"Gary is a 5 star person and representative of your company. His knowledge, communication skills and ethics are superior. He listened to my needs and financial goals in finding a house, and didn't waste my time in telling me or showing me homes that didn't meet my needs. He is a very warm and considerate man who is a pleasure to work with and know. I would recommend Gary to anyone who is looking for a realtor without reservation. He is truly an asset to your company."

Linda Diehl


"From first contact, we could see that Gary had faith and conviction. It is reassuring to know we could put our search and trust into Gary. Makes the thought of relocating a bit easier."

Tim & Melanie Burleson


"Gary did a great job .His knowledge of the area and the sites we went on was outstanding."

James & Deborah Mayhew


"Gary was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. We were very comfortable dealing with him ."

Mary Ann Dyne


"Gary has been a pleasure to work with! His quick response to all our needs and his knowledge of the real estate market and the area we were looking to buy in is outstanding. He is a most personable fellow who we have enjoyed spending time with. We are so confident in his abilities that we recommended him to my sister. We have met several people,in different lines of work, who know Gary. They have all said he is a great guy!"

Jack & Jane Mason


"I could not have been more blessed than to work with Gary Riportella. He is very professional, knowledgeable, responsive and an all around great guy. He truly provided distinct and measurable value to my home search and helped me to think about the many considerations when making decisions. Gary provides his insights without being intrusive and was extremely patient when my indecision required repetitive trips to view homes. I am very grateful for all of Gary's support throughout the process. "

Suzanne M.


"Gary was very professional, understanding and accommodating to our schedule. Gary took us to several 55 developments and never got upset when we said we didn't care for them. I was set to buy new construction in Del Webb and sign the papers, when Bill mentioned to Gary, didn't you say had one more resale you were going to show us. Gary said, I thought you were set on the "Castle Rock" model. I asked Gary is the house far, he said just 3 blocks. I said it can't hurt to look. I walked into the house & saw the fireplace that I had to give up on the new construction. We bought the house. Gary was very helpful in getting all the documents ready for the mortgage people. We went back home and Gary set up all the necessary appointments for us and attended all appointments in our behalf. Gary also returns your calls promptly, which means a lot when you are out of state. You will not find a BETTER PERSON, to find you the Perfect home, as he did for us."

Bill & Corinne Gant


"It is such a pleasure working with Gary. My husband and I were interested in age-restricted communities in Summerville. Gary was very familiar with all of them and was able to answer many of our questions before we got to SC. When we traveled from our home in NC to Summerville to visit the communities, Gary was kind of enough to pick us up at our hotel and drive us around. He is knowledgeable, responsive and friendly. I highly recommend Gary Riportella."

Anna Canonica


"We rate Gary, excellent! Feel really good with him and know we will find what we have been searching for."

Doug Byrne


"Gary responded to an inquiry I recently made and did so very promptly. He was extremely helpful and quite knowledgeable about the market that I am looking at right now. Gary displayed a high degree of professionalism yet softened the conversation by relating to the area where I presently reside. He followed up with additional and quite valuable information again in a very short while. I look forward to working with Gary as I move forward in our search for a new home."

Michael Rennicke


"Gary was professional and extremely knowledgeable of the area!!"

Jackie Lawson


"Gary is very friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable He is readily available to answer any questions and help you."

Dale & Elsa Richards


"Gary has been a pleasure to deal with. I'm looking forward to meeting him in October."

Robin Tammaro


"Excellent! Gary was very helpful. He answered all my questions and prompt in sending me the necessary information to get started on my journey. I am looking forward to getting to know the Charleston area on my visit. Thank you again."

Elaine Milliron


"Gary is one of the best real estate agents my wife and I have ever dealt with. No matter how small the question is he will return your phone call or email promptly. A big thumbs up for Gary."

Bob Wilkinson


"Have only worked with Gary via email so far, but find that he is very responsive. I, too, work in the real estate field and appreciate good customer/client care. We are planning to meet him the end of September on a trip there from NH."

Patricia Nicolosi


"Answered my inquiry promptly and provided the information as requested. Excellent."

Gary Knotts


"Love Gary & His team! Did a wonderful job making sure we found something in time for our baby! Thank you!"

Derek & Alexandra Lambert


"Gary is a hard worker and does everything he can to sell your house."

The Ebys


"Gary is a true professional. This entire experience can be so overwhelming and he walked us through every step of the way. His expertise is outstanding and guidance is world class! "

Chris & Charlotte Mixson


“In the short time that I've known Gary, I don't believe I've ever met a more friendly and knowledgeable real estate agent. My wife and I were checking out an open house when we first met him. The particular house wasn't exactly what we were looking for so Gary gathered some information and offered to help us in our search. Moments later on our way out of the neighborhood, we passed by a house with a Carolina One sign in front of it. It looked like a house we would be interested in seeing, so we gave Gary a quick call to possibly see it. Even though he was closing out his open house for that Sunday afternoon, he didn't hesitate to help us. After a few phone calls, Gary was walking us through the house. We loved it! He later ran CMAs for us and offered to sit down and explain the reports. He really went the extra mile even though he wasn't obligated to help us. I couldn't think of nicer guy or a better agent to represent me and my family as we decide on our home purchase."

Robie Hiott


"My experience working with Gary Riportella while house shopping has been truly exceptional in all aspects. I know I am not the only client Gary is representing but I feel like he is always available to answer my questions and he goes above and beyond to make sure I have all the information on a property of interest in a timely manner. I work very odd hours and Gary tailors his daily life around my schedule which is hard to find in any industry, let alone the real estate business. It shows how committed he is to Carolina One and the clients he represents. Hands down I would recommend Gary to any of my friends or colleagues knowing he would give them the same outstanding service that he has provided me. Give Gary a call today and you will be in excellent hands."

Jonathan Huffman


"Gary has been truly wonderful in helping us with our home search. We changed our minds multiple times about what we were looking for and Gary was always ready to show us more homes meeting our criteria. We chose to build at last and Gary has been there step by step offering advice and support through the whole process. He is always available to help whenever we need him and his knowledge of the building process has been priceless to us. He is our advocate and a great person to have on your side!! We look forward to working with him in any of our future endeavors with home building or buying."

Michael Godin & Kelly Johnson


"My wife and I had the pleasure of teaming up with Gary for the entire home search and home buying experience. Over a 3 month period, Gary showed us nothing but knowledge, professionalism and patience, as well as countless numbers of homes. We often wondered aloud that perhaps he is getting tired of us viewing home after home. We know now that he truly has the home buyers interest at heart. 100% Excellent Agent."

Craig & Diana

Gary Riportella

Lic.# 89995 Gary: 843-834-8293 Lauren: 843-300-7248

Carolina Elite Real Estate

706 North Cedar St
Summerville, SC 29483