Sharon Wilson (CEO/Broker in Charge) and Nick Carlson (VP/COO/Broker Associate) founded Wilson Associates in 2014, with the goal to bring a dynamic new synergy to Greenville’s real estate market. The two had previously worked in adjacent offices at a large, national franchise and became trusted colleagues, realizing that they shared the same work ethic and a passion for helping people make the right decisions when buying or selling their homes.
They also shared a vision to run an independent firm that would reflect their commitment to exceed client expectations and a desire to contribute to the growth of the community. Their company would embrace digital technology, and be a market leader in driving sales through online marketing and social media, while remaining firmly grounded in good old-fashioned, relationship-driven, customer service.
Now in its fifth year, Wilson Associates is a locally owned, boutique firm that consistently ranks among the top 10 real estate agencies in the Upstate. The highly lauded agency is home to a select team of full time professional agents, because as Sharon sums it up, “Real estate isn’t a part-time business.” Their carefully hand-picked team of agents range in age from their 20’s to their 70’s, and live throughout Greenville County so that Wilson Associates is able to best represent the real estate needs of people in all phases of life, all over the Upstate.
True to their tagline, “We’re Everywhere” Wilson Associates serves all of Upstate, South Carolina, from its most established neighborhoods, lake and golf resorts and downtown condominiums…to new construction and mixed-use communities, horse farms and acreage. A partner in Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, Wilson Associates is an affiliate of Leading Real Estate
Companies of the World, a referral network that helps clients find homes nationwide and globally. Philanthropic at heart, the firm is actively involved in serving the community as an agency and individually…and most recently received the 2018 Business of Integrity Award for Outstanding Community Service by the Better Business Bureau of the Upstate.
Providing a mentoring environment that fosters growth and success is another company hallmark. Ongoing educational classes are held often, and Wilson Wednesdays occur weekly where agents can share ideas, referrals and resources towards the common goal of achieving what’s best for the client. The company has a four-person support staff to handle MLS listings and to turnkey all documents so that agents can focus their efforts on buying and selling.
Wilson Associates is universally praised for the superior quality and details of its marketing materials and innovative use of social media marketing in order to make selling easier for all concerned. Agents are required to hire professional photographers and to have their listings professionally measured. The company offers complimentary senior move management services to help ease the move for elderly clients selling their homes.
Wilson Associates is located at 213 E. Broad Street in the original Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company building, circa 1910.” Our renovation,” according to Nick, “is the perfect juxtaposition of the past with the present…of preserving the building’s old architectural character while updating it with a modern interior and an inviting, open work space. It exemplifies our founding mindset – to combine the best of the old with the new, in order to move things forward and create something even better.”