Lisa Patterson's true love has always been historic homes, architecture and antiques. As a child in Lexington, Virginia, Lisa gained valuable experience through her father, who was heavily involved in the real estate business, including renovations and real estate auctions. After college she purchased the first historic property of her own, an early 18th century home in Lexington. The rest, as they say, is history. Lisa feels fortunate to call the historic South of Broad district her home and her workplace. She has over 30 years of experience and began her real estate career as an investor. Lisa and her husband have restored many historic homes downtown. Her friends often quip, 'Antiques or homes, if it is dusted, busted or rusted, Lisa will buy it and restore it.” Proof of this passion is evident in the fact that Lisa has restored over 35 historic properties in her career. She soon discovered a knack for really getting to know her clients' passions, needs, and lifestyle, and matching them with the right house quickly. Her clients consistently say that she is the hardest working real estate professional they have ever met. Lisa has been awarded Realtor of Distinction over multiple years in the Charleston market. She is a member of the Top Producer’s Club, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, the South Carolina Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. Lisa's favorite organization in town is the Historic Charleston Foundation. She volunteers regularly on their semi-annual tours of beautiful antebellum Charleston homes in the Spring and Fall. Lisa is also a member of The Charleston Preservation Society. Currently, she and her husband, Kip, live in a historic kitchen house (c. 1777), South of Broad. They have 4 grown children and two grandsons. When she is not working with clients, you will find Lisa walking the streets of downtown Charleston with her standard poodle, Sophia, gardening, attending an auction, or looking for another antique or real estate project.