Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, a repeat home buyer or an investor, chances are that Ariel Trouche, a licensed Realtor with Carolina One Real Estate specializing in residential and investment properties, can help you find exactly what you’re looking for in historic Charleston and the surrounding communities.
Trouche has been a Charleston County resident for more than 30 years, living alternately in James Island, downtown Charleston, Sullivan’s Island and Mount Pleasant, where she currently resides. She has lived here as a student, a single woman and as a married mother of three children.
“I know a lot of different neighborhoods in a wide range of places,” noted Trouche.
Born in New York and raised near Athens, Georgia, Trouche attended the College of Charleston, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration. She met her husband, Tom, here, a seventh-generation native Charlestonian who works as president of ServisFirst Bank.
She and Tom have three sons; the youngest are a junior and a senior, respectively, at Porter Gaud High School, and the oldest recently graduated from Clemson University.
Trouche, a multimillion-dollar real estate producer who consistently ranks among the top-10 percent of agents in the Charleston market, credits this success to her familiarity with a variety of areas and what each offers in terms of schools, restaurants, shopping and attractions. She also touts her extensive family connections. Trouche has five brothers and sisters-in-law and 14 nieces and nephews of varying ages and professions residing in the greater Charleston area, giving her a unique perspective on what it means to live and work in Charleston.
“I know a lot of different areas for different reasons,” said Trouche.
Using that knowledge, she listens to what her clients are looking for in a home and guides them to the community that best suits their needs.
“I love helping my clients find the right property,” said Trouche. “I believe a lot of my success comes from being able to match my buyers with the right home.”
It doesn’t hurt that Trouche has a background in business and more than 25 years’ experience in marketing, a skill she utilizes to market and manage her websites, locountry.com and charlestonaddress.com.
Relocation is another one of her specialties, an ancillary benefit of Trouche having lived here at different stages in her life. Her own experience helps her provide a snapshot of the area to people moving to Charleston and its suburbs. And there is no better place to buy a home than Charleston. Trouche cites a July 2017 article on smartasset.com ranking Charleston the most undervalued city in America when weighing factors such as quality of life and home prices.
Trouche’s professional insights are so respected, she was even featured as an expert source in a December 2017 Post and Courier article titled “Real Money – Now is the Time to Invest in Charleston Property.” She was also interviewed for a February 2018 Charleston Regional Business Journal article on the state of the housing market, “Real Estate Agents Say Low Inventory Keeps Prices Up.”
When not selling real estate or investment properties, Trouche’s hobbies include walking the Ravenel Bridge, yoga, traveling, boating and relaxing on the beach. Trouche is a member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. She also avidly supports Charleston’s arts and culture scene as a member of the Gibbes Museum of Art and is a supporter of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition and the Charleston Wine + Food Festival. Her husband serves on the Red Cross board, and they co-chaired the nonprofit’s Clara Barton Campaign fundraiser in 2016.
For more information on how Ariel Trouche can help you, visit Locountry.com and charlestonaddress.com or call 843-568-0595.