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Christopher Smith

REALTOR®

843-267-0735
License Number: 100366
christopher@mattoneillteam.com

Christopher is a top producing Realtor with Matt O’Neill Real Estate. Sales has been an integral part of his life leading back to early childhood when his father and grandfather founded Golf Dimensions Superstores, which at one time was the largest golf retail store in the world. Christopher graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Business Management. Following college, he moved back to Myrtle Beach to join the family business. For 9 years Christopher worked as GM/Vice President/Owner for Golf Dimensions Superstores. He had a very successful sales career operating 3 retail stores, the largest being over 36,000 sq ft., and an online store. Christopher and his family were approached by a national retail chain to purchase Golf Dimensions Superstore. Upon the sale of Golf Dimensions, he immediately decided Charleston would now become home. With a passion for helping others and encouragement from family and friends, Christopher decided to bring his sales experience to Real Estate. Almost immediately after meeting Matt O’Neill, he knew Matt’s core values perfectly align with his own. The transition speaks for itself as Christopher has quickly become a top producer buying and selling real estate in the Charleston area. He is an aggressive agent, best known for his professionalism, expertise and negotiating skills. -In 2017, Christopher received the Elite Top Producer award at Matt O’Neill Real Estate and was recognized as one of the top 10% of all real estate agents in Charleston. -In 2018, Christopher is on pace to be recognized as a Realtor of Distinction from the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors as one of the top 4% of agents in the Charleston area. When Christopher is not working to best serve his clients, you can find him on the water or spending time with his best friend Durham, his English Cream Golden Retriever. Specialties: Luxury Homes, Listing Agent, Buyer’s Agent, Relocation

Katie Wishneff

REALTOR®

843-870-8784
License Number: 93068
kwishneff@mattoneillteam.com

Katie Wishneff is recognized as an Elite Producer, earning distinction as one of the top 10 percent of Realtors in the area. Currently living in Mount Pleasant, SC with her husband, baby boy named Sonny and two dogs, Katie is honored to partner with Matt O'Neill Real Estate. With over ten years of Sales and Marketing experience and a proven track record of success in sales, Katie has been recognized for consistently over-exceeding expectations. She has received numerous reviews from clients for "going above and beyond" and is highly regarded as "hardworking, fun, and fights hard for her clients" and also "able to overcome any obstacle put in front of her". Katie Wishneff moved to Charleston, SC from Virginia. She received her Bachelors of Science s at Radford University where she served as Vice President of the Honors Society. She proceeded to work in a fast, upscale environment in Healthcare Marketing and Software Sales. Katie represented multiple Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies, presenting software solutions and acquiring new clients across the globe. With the encouragement of family and friends, and a passion for helping people, Katie decided to follow in her Grandfathers' footsteps and became a Realtor. Katie continuously strives to deliver a 10+ customer experience, always putting her clients best interest at heart. She cherishes long-term relationships and treats her clients like family. She regularly studies market trends to stay on top of the ever-changing market and is licensed to sell in all areas of the Charleston trident area. Through strong industry relationships and experience, Katie is uniquely equipped to serve you with what you need most.

Matt O'Neill

REALTOR®

843-214-2900
843-214-2900
License Number: 57614
matt.oneill@mattoneillteam.com

Every step along my path in life has led me to my destiny of serving my clients in real estate. Growing up, my family didn’t have much money. I was raised by a single mother in Southeast Michigan and my mom had to stretch a $28,000 salary to provide a life for me and my 3 siblings. But money isn’t everything, and for me, I had something even greater than financial security as a child. I had a mom, Issy O’Neill, who cared enough to instill lifelong values in me and my siblings that would serve us well for the rest of our lives. The first thing my mom taught me was honesty. She made me promise that no matter what how much trouble I caused, I would always tell her the truth. And I was ALWAYS in trouble, which gave me lots of practice with honesty. I never lied about it. Because if I did, something far worse than a punishment awaited me… my mom’s disappointment in my character. This focus on teaching me honesty as a child is most likely the reason why the first core value of our company is Integrity. The second core value of our company is “Hugging” and people usually ask me what this means. To me it means Love. My mom taught me unconditional love for all people when I was growing up. She would donate money to charity even when we didn’t have any. She was always kind to strangers. And she went above and beyond to help people who needed it. I’ve taken this lesson and applied it to the way we work with our clients. But the most important lesson my mom taught me was hard work. She led by example and she instilled the value in me. At 11 years old I got a job cutting lawns, and at 15 I was flipping burgers, and from that point on, I always had a job after my school and sports practices. This work ethic has been one of the most important aspects of my life. There is something satisfying about working your hardest. My mom also made me promise that I would graduate from college. The only catch was that we didn’t have the money to pay for a college education. She told me that I would have to get good grades in school to earn scholarships to pay for college. And so I did. I earned straight A’s from 4th Grade through high-school graduation and graduated as Valedictorian of my High School class. I then went on to graduate with a 3.96 GPA from Western Michigan University. Of course, school grades make no difference in my career in real estate. What does matter is the work ethic I gained to earn those grades. I learned to give my all, every day. I was never the smartest kid in my class. But I was certainly the hardest worker. Thanks Mom! What led me to a career in real estate began in college. My initial college major was engineering. I earned engineering internships with General Motors during the summers. What I learned from General Motors was that I hated engineering. I was not meant to sit in a cubicle and crunch numbers and work on specs all day. What I really loved was working with people. I switched my major from engineering to marketing, and in the process I took a few classes on sales. I found that I LOVED sales. I was able to meet with and help people all day long for my career. It fit me perfectly. I moved to Colorado after college graduation and I got my first sales job selling copy machines. Actually, it was worse than that. I started out selling recycled ink cartridges that went inside the copy machines. What I loved about the job was the people aspect. I loved meeting with my clients and building relationships. But I wasn’t really helping anyone with anything significant. No one cares about a copy machine, and they really could care less about the ink inside the copy machine. I found myself lost in Colorado. For the first time in my life, I was without a true purpose or direction. I began to do all the wrong things. I became selfish and self absorbed. I wasn’t giving my all to my career. I would wake up in the middle of the night in cold sweats having night-terrors and not knowing where I was. I knew I was not where I was supposed to be, and I was not doing what I was meant to be doing in my life. After 3 years of floundering through my life in Colorado, I took a hike in the Rocky mountains and sat on the edge of a massive cliff to try to find some clarity and direction. What occurred to me on that cliff was that I was missing my true calling… helping others. It was on that cliff that I came to the conclusion that I could help people in a significant way by using my talents in real estate. Next to health, few things in life mean more to a family than the place they call home. It’s where they raise their family, and it is one of the largest financial decisions of their lives. I came back from that backpacking trip knowing I would begin my career in real estate. The next piece of the puzzle was figuring out what town I would call home. I needed to move away from Colorado and I wanted to move somewhere close to the ocean. I took a vacation to Charleston, SC and I instantly knew it was the place I would call home for the rest of my life. I began my real estate career in Charleston in 2005 and I found immediate success. It was as if I were born for this career. My thirst to help my clients caused me to seek out the very best real estate agents in the country and ask them questions. I began traveling all over the United States to meet with the top real estate agents in each city. I met with the #1 Agent in the world, Ken DeLeon, in California. I met with Miami’s top agent, and the top agent in Phoenix, and the top agent in Telluride, the top agent in Dallas, and the top agent in Seattle. Meeting with these top agents became the foundation of my marketing system. I borrowed the best aspects of each agent’s systems and incorporated their techniques into my system. In essence, the Matt O’Neill Marketing System is a collaboration of the best-in-class practices from every city in the U.S. I started to notice that the homes I was marketing would sell faster, and for more money than the averages in Charleston. I was starting to get hired by home sellers who had failed to sell with one agent, or two agents, or even four agents. And after I would take over and implement my marketing system, the home would sell for a record price. I realized that most people thought all real estate agents were the same. They felt that any agent could just list a home in the MLS and it would sell regardless of which agent they chose. The only problem… this simply was NOT true. In many cases, choosing the wrong agent first would cause a home seller to put their lives on hold for 1 year or 2 years while they waited for their home to sell. And even after all of that time they may still not have the results they wanted. I figured out that I had actually developed a marketing system for selling homes that was far superior to what anyone else was doing. Most agents had not studied the world’s best practices like I had. Most agents didn’t know how to position a home before the listing to attract the highest paying buyer. They didn’t know about the importance of world-class photography. They didn’t put the thought and time into identifying a home’s best aspect, and then creating a customized marketing solution that would highlight that best aspect to the highest paying buyers. And most agents didn’t follow-up with buyers quick enough, if they ever followed-up at all. It’s not because the other agents were lazy, it’s because they didn’t have a system. They were overwhelmed with all the moving pieces of real estate and this held them back from selling homes with world-class effectiveness. I began to see it as my duty to get the word out about our marketing system. It was my duty help people avoid years of turmoil while they waited in limbo for their homes to sell with the wrong marketing. This is when I started advertising on the radio and TV. I began to hire and train my team to follow the proven marketing system from the world’s best practices. Today, Matt O’Neill Real Estate is one of the top-ranked real estate teams in the country. I still travel each year to meet with the top agents in the U.S. I still pick up new ideas and pieces from other these top agents and bring them back to Charleston. But now I am also sharing a lot about the way we are doing things. Even though we have developed the best systems for getting homes sold, these techniques still fall second to the values my mom taught me growing up. The most important aspects about the way we work are still honesty and integrity, and hugging… having true love for our clients. Our mission at Matt O’Neill Real Estate is to help our clients move forward with their life goals. And I know that this mission is one of the biggest differentiating factors in the way we work. I also think a lot about my dreams in life. For me, my dream is to love and serve my clients, and it is also to love and serve my family. I’m a simple man. I live a simple life. My over-arching life goal is to celebrate my 60th wedding anniversary with my wife and best friend, Katie O’Neill. I give my free time to my family, and this is what brings me happiness. I have two wonderful daughters, Harper and Cameron. They bring me crazy amounts of joy. I aspire to raise them with the same values my mom taught me growing up. I want to instill in them the lessons of honesty and integrity, and hard work, and service to others. I know that they too will find happiness in serving and loving others, and to giving their all to a cause they are passionate about. I found a cause that I am passionate about. It feels like my destiny has always been to serve and help my clients in real estate to the very best of my abilities.

Missy Reid

REALTOR®

864-934-5447
License Number: 90749
missy@mattoneillteam.com

Missy Reid moved to Charleston in 2001 after living in upstate South Carolina for 15 years. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio where she grew up in a household of nine. Having been raised in a large family, Missy quickly learned the importance of family values and the significance of close and lasting relationships. Because her family moved many times, she realized that a home wasn't just a house; but a place to “be." Today, one of Missy's great passions is the creative expression she finds within her home; in truth, it's an art form she pursues with vigor. From age 6, Missy began her competitive swimming career in pursuit of her dream to become an Olympic contender. She attended the Mercersburg Academy Prep School in Pennsylvania where the intense swimming regiment taught her the values of discipline, hard work and dedication. The energy and enthusiasm she took from the water, allowed her to discover the fierce determination and persistence she possesses while in pursuit of her goals even years later. Being part of a team meant committing yourself to a cause outside of one's self. The satisfaction in working together to help others achieve their goals was an attribute she's carried forth in life. These traits, along with her attitude of “if there's a will, there's a way" became a foundation for her future success in her career as a Real Estate professional. After 25 years of experience in management and sales, Missy realized her true calling and sense of purpose comes from forging personal relationships with her clients and selling a valued product in Real Estate. Work and life experience have all led to Missy's career with Matt O'Neill Real Estate. She feels her company provides the best system to market, sell and purchase homes in this beautiful paradise called Charleston. Missy is certain you will agree it is a privilege to live and work in Charleston and she's eager to begin the partnership that will lead to your dream home.

Shane Spurling

843-640-9448
shane@mattoneillteam.com

Shane Spurling is a REALTOR® with Matt O'Neill Real Estate. He grew up in a small California agricultural town and watched as it transformed into the Silicon Valley before his eyes. Shane is committed, congenial, fun, and loves to see the best qualities brought out in people and things. His love of sales started at the early age of 10, running a cherry stand by the highway. Being the son of a custom home developer and real estate appraiser gave him a deep appreciation for real estate, an eye for value, and a love for seeing people brought together in homes. Over his well-rounded twelve year Real Estate career, Shane has successfully worked in almost all aspects associated with the field; lending, developing, investor coaching, custom construction, multi-family, rentals, home design, "flipping," and selling. In 2002, Shane married his college sweet-heart, and they are still crazy about each other! He is very proud to be a father of 3 amazing kids (2 boys and a girl), and his greatest hope in life is for them to grow up with a genuine love for God that is seen in how they love and care for other people. As often as possible, Shane finds time for surfing, paddle boarding, watching movies, and hanging out with his friends while having good conversation and a quality beverage. There are lots of interesting qualities and experiences in Shane's life, but surviving a direct shot to the head by a 30-06 (it's a BIG bullet) from a hunters rifle is probably the most unique. Not only did it change his life, but it is a big part of Shane's story in bringing his family to Charleston. Be sure to ask him about this!

Susanna Lee

REALTOR®

843-870-9960
License Number: 109053
susanna@mattoneillteam.com

As a director of merchandising in the apparel industry in a previous life, Susanna has brought her ability to identify clients needs and love for problem solving to the real estate world of the low country! Her over a billion dollars of sales in the apparel industry has proved to be invaluable experience for Susanna’s buyers and sellers. Getting to build relationships with her clients, discover their needs and help them fulfill their real estate dreams is not only extremely satisfying but has turned into her passion. From contract to closing, Susanna prides herself on being there for her clients to educate them, guide them, advise them and help navigate any obstacles that come up during the process. She advocates for her clients from day one! Between negotiations, contracts, inspections and repairs, Susanna strives to keep communication open and be available to assist and reduce stress for her buyers and sellers. The integrity, marketing and team atmosphere she found at Matt O’Neill Real Estate made it the perfect place for her to provide her buyers and sellers absolute top notch service. When she is not busy selling real estate, you can find Susanna enjoying the beautiful Charleston weather, at the beach, spending time with her son and daughter in law, playing the violin and piano or visiting family in Indiana.

About Matt O'Neill Real Estate



The Wall Street Journal ranks Matt O’Neill Real Estate as the #1 high-end team in Charleston, SC with over $650 Million in homes sold. We have successfully helped over 1,300 Charleston families with their home sale. The reason for this success is simple: We care deeply about our clients and their life goals.


Matt O’Neill founded this company on the principles he learned growing up:
Integrity – always be honest.
Hugging – go above and beyond for people.
Accountability – work hard to get the best results.
Solutions – be positive and solve problems.
Learning – learn the best practices and keep improving.

This is not an over-night success story. Matt began his career in real estate in 2005. Each year, Matt would travel the country to learn the best practices for helping clients from the top-ranked real estate agents in the world. By learning these best practices, he developed the Matt O’Neill Marketing System, proven to sell his client’s homes faster, and for more money. Matt began implementing this marketing system with clients who had failed to sell their home with their previous agent. What Matt found was that this marketing system would successfully sell a home that had previously failed to sell for 1 year, 2 years, and sometimes even 5 years or more.

Today, Matt O’Neill’s system for helping his clients is recognized as one of the very best in the country. What makes this system unique is that fact that we respond to our clients within minutes. And we spend 137X more to market our client’s homes than the average real estate agent. We also guarantee our performance to our clients instead of the traditional agent methods of locking people into 12-month contracts. But perhaps even more important than the system itself are the people who work at Matt O’Neill Real Estate. You will not find a more caring, loving, and helpful group of people anywhere else. Every person in our company is dedicated to helping our clients move forward with their life goals. We all embody the core values of Integrity, Hugging, Accountability, Solutions, and Learning.

If you have questions about real estate and would like to talk with our dedicated group of professionals, call us or email us today. We are standing by right now to serve you.

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