Matt Carter calls it doing well by doing good. When you become known in the community as someone who can be trusted on a handshake, that trust tends to reap fiscal rewards down the road.
“If you’re hardworking and honest, you can do quite well here just by proving yourself as such,” Carter says.
Carter serves as Broker-in-Charge for the Commercial Division of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORS®, where giving back to Greenville is routine around their Vardry Street office.
“We’ve been a part of Greenville’s fabric for a long time,” Carter says, noting that his team has made its mark not just on the commercial landscape but has also helped shape Greenville’s future through work with various community groups.
Carter himself has served as both chair and treasurer during his 15-year tenure on the board of the Greenville Transit Authority. When a past GTA auditor needed help with a development project, the transparent and trustworthy manner in which Carter handled his responsibilities brought him top of mind, and led to a $20 million deal for Joyner Commercial.
“That opportunity came about because someone, several years after having worked with us, remembered us as servants to the community,” Carter says. “In Greenville we have the advantage of being able to say‘I have a friend,’ not just, ‘I know a guy.’”
The office continues to grow, in the last year adding an auctioneer, a multi-family broker, and an agent focused on self-storage developments. Carter says this increased level of specialization will enhance what Joyner Commercial brings to the table.
“We already have a reputation for treating our clients well, and we continue to add new ways we can do that.”
Pictured left to right – Top Row: Bryon Culbertson; Joe Teague; Nelson Garrison; Pablo Peña; Wayne Smith; Matt Carter, SIOR, CCIM; Larry Crain, Steve Greer, Charlie Timmons, Andrew Plunkett, Britt Gillespie. Second Row: Pam Childress; Hope Tz Schmalzl; Michael Joseph; Tracie Burton; Ted Arnold. Third Row: Eliza Foster; Tracy Greer;Sara Layfield; Stephanie Smith. Front Row: Shirley Nease; Susan Dodds; Leah Carter; Hays Reynolds. Additional Agents include: Caleb Boyd; Ernest Crosby;David Dempsey; Matthew Holiday, CAI, BAS; Greg Huff, CCIM; and Parker Sweet.
24 Vardry St., 4th Floor, Greenville | 864.233.7724