Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Carol Wilson received her bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University before moving to Hilton Head Island in 1975 where she raised her two sons. After two decades in property management and residential lending, Carol joins her son Jonathan to form The Wilson Group at Charter One Realty in Beaufort.
Known for her warm Lowcountry hospitality, Carol enjoys gardening and is an active member of St. Helena Parish Church in Beaufort.
Charter One Realty: When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in real estate?
Carol Wilson: I have been in real estate related businesses for over 2 decades. The Lowcountry has the best there is to offer for lifestyle at any age and it is very fulfilling to see families, couples, and individuals finding out what it means to live in and enjoy the Lowcountry.
Charter One Realty: Tell us about your start in the business.
Carol Wilson: I moved to Hilton Head Island in 1975. Since then, I worked in Property Management and Residential Mortgage Lending previous to becoming a licensed real estate agent with Charter One Realty. I received my real estate license in the Summer of 2020, and I look forward to my first year in real estate sales.
Charter One Realty: What's one common mistake that you see prospective buyers make?
Carol Wilson: Prospective buyers often postpone the decision to move to a better community like the Lowcountry versus life in the hustle-bustle of the city.
Charter One Realty: How has technology changed the industry, and what does it mean for buyers?
Carol Wilson: Technology has given not only buyers but real estate agents a better way to research our options. Additionally, technology has made staying in contact with and reaching out to clients easier.
Charter One Realty: If you weren't working in real estate, is there anything else you could see yourself doing?
Carol Wilson: I enjoyed my years in Residential Mortgage Lending. This career gave me great insight into the home purchase.
Charter One Realty: What advice do you have for buyers looking in the Lowcountry?
Carol Wilson: I have lived in Beaufort, SC since 2006. Beaufort is a real community/town. Access to waterways and exposure to history makes it a perfect place to enjoy living. Beaufort is just an hour or two from many day trips and more beautiful waterways and history. Romance and beautiful year-round good weather. Vegetation is some of the lushest in our country.
Charter One Realty: Please tell us about your neighborhood and why it is so special to you.
Carol Wilson: I live in the Newpoint Community on Lady's Island just 1 mile from downtown Beaufort. I love the military presence in Beaufort. Beaufort has 3 military bases: Parris Island Marine training depot, Marine Corp air station (MCAS), and the Naval Hospital. We are very proud!
Charter One Realty: How would you describe the vibe in the Lowcountry?
Carol Wilson: The Lowcountry is made up of people from all walks of life. Many faiths are represented and some serve the community from historic buildings like St Helena Anglican Church which was established in 1712.
Charter One Realty: How have you seen the Lowcountry change - from both a personal and professional perspective?
Carol Wilson: Our piece of the Lowcountry has changed tremendously over the recent past decades. More options for education and medical facilities are two of the most important. Job opportunities are wide open. Many bring their careers with them by way of computer technology. You can live anywhere! Why not choose the Lowcountry?
Charter One Realty: What are some of your favorite aspects of life in the Lowcountry?
Carol Wilson: Shopping and dining are plentiful. Top Chefs and designers come here to offer the residents and visitors top-notch quality in dining and shopping. The weather and long growing season are definitely my two favorites.
Charter One Realty: Do you have a personal motto or mantra that guides you?
Carol Wilson: Find your place in the Lowcountry!
Charter One Realty: Please complete the sentence: Home wouldn't be a home without..."
Carol Wilson: A garden, access to the water, and happy neighbors.