Stacey and Lara were amazing! They were on top of everything from day one, and we couldn't have been happier with them. I loved how organized, thorough, and speedy they were with everything. They answered all of our questions truthfully and quickly, and we always felt like we were in great hands.
- Heidi Hamilton​
Lara and Stacey helped me find the perfect home when I moved to Charleston and then sell it 3 years later when I moved away. They made sure I was happy with the contracts each time and were always happy to answer any questions. They made a potentially hectic time an extremely easy process!
- Stephanie Bailey
The Pulse Charleston team helped us find our dream home and sold our old home in a matter of 36 hours!! Stacey stuck with us through multiple months of searching for the ideal home. She always responded within minutes of emailing questions and many times even after hours. From the start we were never pressured to buy and she always gave us her honest opinion about the house even when we were ready to settle for something sub-par. Her connections to local provides for insurances, estimates for remodels, lot clearings, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, etc. made it easy to see the true cost of the house. The Pulse Charleston negotiated a great price on both the buying and selling end and we could not have done it without her.
- George Schmelzer
We can't speak highly enough about our experience in working with Lara and Stacey to find our first home! They went above and beyond what we expected from a realtor and kept us well informed throughout the entire process. I'm sure we weren't the easiest client as we're rather picky and started looking at the height of the sellers market where we were up against all cash offers and offers way over asking price. Not to mention we hadn't done this before and were totally clueless! They really listened to what we were looking for in a home and recommended houses that met our criteria. They were super helpful in helping us decide what to offer, quick to respond to questions and had a wealth of information at every step of the way. They were also just really friendly and enjoyable to work with, which made it all that much better :) We will absolutely use them again when we're ready to sell and will highly recommend them to everyone we know. Thank you again Lara and Stacey– we love our new home and are so thankful for all your help!!
- Ky and Will Allport
Lara helped me through every step of the way. She was always easily reachable and prompt in responses and prob saved me 15 grand on the sale. She was recommended to me by a friend who had a wonderful experience with her as well! Highly recommended.
- Jeff Beaulieu
I HIGHLY recommend The Pulse Charleston! My husband and I were living in NY and were long distance house hunting in Charleston. The Pulse made a stressful experience smooth and easy on us. We were only in town for 1 day to tour all of the homes we were interested in, and Stacey took her ENTIRE day to show us homes from all over the area and made us feel confident with our house buying decision. She was honest about areas/streets we would and would not want to live on, and helped us find the best home to suit our needs as a family. She was there in person for every inspection, reinspection and closing, and even handled finding local lawyers, inspectors, home warranty companies, pest control and even offered to check our mail for us until we got to town! They had our best interest at heart and TRUST was truly earned throughout the process. The Pulse made the stressful home buying experience (from far away!) feel like we were right there locally. Communication is second to none, and response time is automatic. We couldn't have done it without The Pulse and are so incredibly happy with our new home!
- Ansley Brasher
Excellent experience! I would (and already have) recommended them to friends to look for new homes. Lara was extremely friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable about the area and options of financing.
- AJ Sbrocchi
We can’t say enough good things about working with Stacey and Lara. First of all, I contacted them on a Friday, and they were able to show us homes on Saturday! Besides being a pleasure to spend time with, they made sure we had nothing to worry about during the house buying process. I felt like they dealt with all issues before any problems could arise. And, I know that they are still there to help us with anything while we are in Charleston.
- David and Rebecca Desso, M.D. (Anesthesiology Resident)
I can’t think of any negative comments or constructive criticism I can offer at this time. They were both very professional, yet very friendly and personable. I am an incoming resident to MUSC. The last months of medical school were pretty busy, and both of the ladies made the process of buying a home extremely pleasant and easy. I have also made recommendations to friends wishing to purchase a home in Charleston to use these specific realtors. I highly suggest you keep them around.
- Jessica and Daniel Skipper, D.O. (Pathology Resident)
My husband and I were looking for the perfect home on a very tight timeline. Stacey and Lara were extremely helpful in reacquainting us with Charleston and helping us to narrow down which area we wanted to live in. They spent countless hours searching listings for homes that they thought fit our needs, answering our first time home buyer questions and offering advice. Stacey and Lara have continued to reach out to us to ensure that we aren’t forgetting any important due dates which has again has made this experience effortless and easy. I cannot speak more highly of our experience and our level of satisfaction. We look forward to working with Stacey and Lara in the future!
- Jenna and Sam McLaurin, M.D. (Anesthesia Resident)
Lara and Stacey, you both did a great job in helping us to buy our home. You are knowledgeable, hardworking, and excellent problem solvers. When our house is ready, I will invite you to come over. Thank you so much! And please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you.
- Zhuang Wan (Hollings Cancer Center Biostatistics) and Wei Jiang, M.D., Ph.D. (MUSC Faculty Microbiology and Immunology)
Lara and Stacey’s expertise on the region and their ability to know their buyer’s wants and needs inside & out helped me find a home in a single trip to the city from across the country via email. They were available 100% of the time and were able to get our closing done in just over 30 days! We love our new home and couldn’t be more happy with our decision to go with Lara Stephens Harpe & Stacey Boucher.
- Tyler Keena, M.D. (Anesthesiology Resident) & Katie Keena
Lara was wonderful to work with. My husband and I bought a home through her guidance. I cannot say enough about how helpful she was in assuring we understood the process of buying a house. The seller was difficult to work with but Lara maintained being professional, patient and was persistent. She was always available by phone or email. We never once had an issue with trying to contact her; this was very important to us. She was polite, professional and knowledgeable. She listened to us and we never felt pressured to buy. She knew what we wanted and found it. Her schedule was very flexible and she was willing to meet when it was convenient for us. I would recommend Lara to anyone. She was accountable, reliable and provided an unbelievable amount of support. She went above and beyond!
- Will and Jenny Waterhouse (Nurse Practitioner)
Lara and Stacey were really exceptional! They truly went the extra mile to help us find the perfect home. We took several months finding the right property but never felt rushed to do anything. They both went out of their way to answer all of our questions, and had a wealth of knowledge about the area and local market. When we had very specific questions regarding insurance requirements they found the answers for us very quickly, reaching into their obviously extensive network. They are some of the nicest, most down to earth folks who we have met and spending time with them was always a pleasure. We liked them so much that we have referred my wife’s mother to them for her upcoming home purchase!
- Justin Owen & Julie Owen, M.D. (Anesthesiology Resident)
My wife and I have lived all over the country in the last three decades and we recently made a decision to purchase a retirement home in Charleston. We have dealt with many real estate agents over the years. Lara was simply superlative both before and after the sale. She listened to our needs, located appropriate properties, and did a great job during our negotiation and closing. She has continued to provide great service after the sale in terms of helping us to get settled in our new home. I strongly recommend her to buyers in the Charleston market.
- Russell Guy, Director of Security, Cincinnati Bengals
Lara and Stacey made buying our first home a great experience. They were always available to answer our questions and kept us up to date through every step of the buying process. Because we were from out of state, Lara and Stacey were very flexible with our limited schedule and timeframe to purchase. We were able to purchase a wonderful home with little hassle and for a great price! I would highly recommend Lara and Stacey to anyone in search of a home in the Charleston, SC area, as I know that they have the best interest of the buyer in mind!
- Jordan C. Friel, M.D. (Anesthesiology Resident)
Lara and Stacey were the best realtors we could have chosen! They were in constant contact with us working all hours of the day and into the night. When it’s time to sell, we will use them – no matter whom they’re employed with!
- Sarah and Travis Patterson, M.D. (Orthopaedic Surgery Resident)
Stacey Boucher and Lara Stephens Harpe are two very dedicated real estate agents that were truly working for us as we looked at homes in the Charleston area. They listened to “our wants”, showed us many listings, and offered their expert advice. They were there every step of the way as we bought a lot and had a house built. Living 170 miles away, this was invaluable as they would monitor the details for us as it was under construction. They were also extremely helpful in all aspects of the closure process. We couldn’t be any happier with our purchase. Thank you Stacey and Lara!
- Sally, Jim and Tyler Vines
Stacey and Lara are phenomenal realtors but even better people. They were with me every step of the way during my first home purchase. What could have been a stressful/anxiety provoking process, was actually an exciting and fun experience. Their professionalism, work ethics and interpersonal skills were top-notch. Any future real estate venture that I am apart of in the Charleston area, I will involve my two favorite realtors!
- Jay Glenn, M.D. (Psychiatry Resident)
The tour was great. It was really nice to be able to see the major highlights of the city. I know we are definitely sold on the city. So keep your fingers crossed that we will match there. Thanks again, and we will be in touch if all goes well.
- Stephanie Rodriguez (wife of candidate for Emergency Medicine Residency Program)
I really enjoyed the tour and meeting you two. I love that the city is so unique and hard to define. Thanks for your time.
- Ryan Scott (husband of candidate for Emergency Medicine Residency Program)
The community tour was very useful and informative. I liked that you all were fluid and didn’t have to stick to a certain path considering I had already seen much of the beautiful downtown area. MUSC is the only school so far to offer a tour, which helps the school really stand out from the competition. It is nice to have a guided tour and future contacts if we do move into the area. The tour did provide me with the security of knowing we would love living in Charleston as well as afford it. I think any person that is serious about the program should make sure their significant other takes the tour. You don’t have much time to assess if the area has everything you want or need, and this tour is very beneficial in helping you get an overall understanding of the area.
- Patrick Brumley (husband of candidate for Emergency Medicine Residency Program)
I wanted to thank both of you for organizing a wonderful trip for my husband and me. It was so impressive and wonderful. We are still talking about the trip every day. I already fell in love with Charleston. Every place you brought us to was gorgeous. I can’t say enough thank you’s to both of you for taking such good care of us. It really made us not want to live in New York anymore. Oh, by the way, my son loved the cupcakes. I couldn’t take it away from him! We are looking forward to visiting Charleston again.
- Jiang Fan and Chuansheng Wang, M.D. (Former MUSC Faculty in Liver Transplant)
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