Residential and Investment Real Estate Professional
Real Estate Professional - Twenty Years and over 200 Transactions of Real Estate Sales experience.
Relocated to Charleston SC August, 1998. Licensed and Joined Carolina One Real Estate in 1999. Resident of Mt Pleasant, married to Denise Schimek, Bank Branch Manager at South State Bank, step children Adrienne, 19, Staci, 23, Branden, 26.
Educational Preparation and Professional Designations:
- J. G. Leboeuf Collegial Institute of Real Estate Business, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- Present and Past Professional Designations/Associations: ABR, CTAR, REBAC, NAR, SFR
- Ongoing advance skills training and professional education of the highest degree
Professional Experience and Accomplishments:
- Management of Fine Dining Restaurants, assuring proper business management and outstanding customer satisfaction.
- Vice President, Director of Sales Marketing of Canada’s largest hobby trade wholesale distribution company, supplying 1150 retail accounts nationwide.
- In his first year of Real Estate, earned the high ranking “President’s Circle Status”, with Five million/year of sales experience, top 3% of Realtors nationwide.
- Numerous achievement awards, including Carolina One’s highest possible achievement recognition, The Chairman’s Circle Platinum Award, top 1% of agents nationwide.
- Prestigious “Certified Fine Homes Specialist” designation, less than 2% of Realtors qualify.
- Experience in all markets, Buyers market in late 90’s, neutral market in early 2000’s,
Sellers market in 2002-2006, Buyers market during the 2008/2010 recession, and now in 2019/2020,
a balanced market that requires experience and expertise in both Buyer and Seller
- Twenty Years and over 200 transactions of Professional Real Estate Sales experience.
In my Spare Time:
Boating, Sailing (1971 Tartan 34C), Golf (Charleston National is my favorite!), Billiards (APA League), Local and International Travel, Running, Reading, Dining and French Cooking
MUSC Children’s Hospital ~ Happy Days Camp; Special Times (Children with Cancer)
America Walk for Diabetes ~ American Cancer Society ~ Ronald McDonald House
“Tony was astounding. We felt the overall experience with Tony exceeded expectations with this tough market. We were thankful to switch to Tony after having a poor experience with a different agent from another office. Thank you Tony for a job well done!”
Scott and Monica Cayouette
“Thank you for being such a knowledgeable and helpful representative. We knew the whole sales process could have been hard, even with a very nice house. However you and your team made it easy!” We have moved many times (10) and this was by far the best and most efficient handled, Thank You guys!”
Affectionately, Margaret and Ian MacDonald
“Tony was Awesome! Tony and his partner have been great to work with, very professional! Tony is perfect! He is very helpful and the most knowledgeable agent I have ever dealt with! The BEST!”
“Tony was very competent in his handling of our transaction. His showing of properties was great and he went out of his way in all aspects from beginning to end! Goodman!!"
Joseph and Robina DeMarco
“Arriving from Rhode Island with limited time on our hands, we gave Tony the difficult task of finding us a perfect historic home in a short amount of time. He responded with professionalism and efficiency, and found us the perfect home our second day looking.”
Jim and Sheila Hodges
“In my business as a mortgage lender, I know many Realtors. I chose Tony to personally represent me in the purchase of a downtown investment property, and he did an outstanding job. He is an expert representing both buyers and sellers.”
Tim Ahmuti, Southern Trust Mortgage Company
“Not only did Tony give us outstanding service for the purchase of our first home, and made it as pleasurable as possible, but we get constant thanks from our friends that we refer him to. A sharp, honest and true professional Realtor is not easy to find, Tony is that rare find.”
Sid and Rachel Mullins
"Being an investor, I am very selective with the agent I choose to work with. While most agents barely return calls, Tony communicates, knows the market well, works hard, and has great negotiating skills. That is why he is my agent of choice for my downtown renovation investments and my personal home purchase in West Ashley.”
“Tony made us feel like our home purchase was as important as a multi-million dollar transaction. We felt taken care of throughout the entire experience. Thank you for all the work and assistance"
James Powell and Raegan Tomasek-Powell
“I was in the challenging situation where I needed to sell an investment duplex downtown, and replace it with a single family property on James Island, under the rules and regulations of an IRS 1031 deferred tax exchange. After interviewing numerous Realtors, I hired Tony to accomplish the task. He responded with hard and diligent work, savvy marketing and negotiating skills, and produced the results I was hoping for in a situation that was very difficult to pull together. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Tony to anyone for any Real Estate need.”
“Tony Schimek was tactful in handling a complex closing in which there were last minute negotiations, and a delay with the buyers funds arriving in British pounds from England, the day of closing. His professionalism and personality kept everyone cool headed and patient and everyone ended up very satisfied.”
Attorney Phillip Clarke
“Dear Tony, We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your help and guidance in purchasing our new home. It is a scary thing if you do not know what you are doing, but you were always there to walk us though the process patiently. We learned so much from your expertise and look forward to working with you on future investments. Thanks again!”
Chad Huelsman and Kate Gross
“Tony Schimek and his staff were and continue to be wonderful. Tony did an astounding job of educating Miller and I regarding the Charleston market and keeping us informed as to availability of Real Estate options. What a
pleasure working with him. Thanks for everything!”
Debbie and Miller Mathews
“Dear Tony, Weston and I really appreciate everything you did to make buying our house possible. Who knew it involved so much but you walked us through the process well. We were pleased with your help and will definitely recommend you to any friends looking for a Realtor”.
Sincerely, Erin and Weston Fennell
"My husband and I have very favorable memories of
Tony. Our house had been listed for sale with
another company for over 15 months without
selling…we then hired Tony and his business partner Garner, who got down to business with our case. We secured a buyer by the end of the first week and closed less then 25 days later! From start to finish, Tony and his team were on top of every detail."
Mary Ann Heath