With more than 20 years of service in real estate, Kay Halsey, Florida-native and long-time resident of Charleston and its surrounding areas, has joined Carriage Properties, LLC.
She is an award winning sales executive and above all, is dedicated to putting her clients’ needs first. Having owned and sold property on many of our local islands—Kiawah, Seabrook, Wadmalaw, Sullivans, and Isle of Palms—and the peninsula itself, Kay is well versed in urban and island living. She is also deeply rooted in the greater Lowcountry community, serving as Sponsorship Chairperson for the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Celebrity Golf Tournament and Silent Auction for the past three years, raising significant funds during her tenure. Kay is past President of the Kiawah Ladies Nine Holer’s Association. Additionally, she has volunteered for multiple elementary and high schools, fundraising and mentoring students.
Kay finds people to be the best part of her job. As she puts it, “I meet some great people in my work. They’re well travelled and have great stories to tell.” Kay currently resides on Sullivans Island with her husband Richard, a native Charlestonian, and their daughter Sallie, a student at the College of Charleston.
- Kiawah Island Real Estate
- Prudential Real Estate
- A Better Answer for Charleston
- Social Security Administration
- University of South Florida
- Favorite Charleston-area outdoor space or thing to do?A walk on Sullivan’s Island’s beach after the sun goes down. Most people come for the sunrises and sunsets, but it’s the stargazing that really takes the cake. Sullivan’s puts off very little light, which allows the night sky to expand above you like few other places in the Lowcountry.
- Favorite cultural activity?Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz on Kiawah Island, a relatively new venue, which started in 2009, is one of my favorite events in Charleston. Good jazz can be hard to find, but it is not in short supply on this weekend.
- Favorite color?Pink
- Favorite Charleston-area eatery/bar?Salt at Station 22 on Sullivan’s Island has recently stolen my heart away from my previous downtown favorites. I think it had to do with their exclusive Serrano pepper margarita, daily changing menu, and Marshal’s homemade coconut cake.
- What does the world not know about Charleston that they should?The true value of a porch swing. It seems to me, that all my troubles fall away when I grab a glass of iced tea and head to the porch for a good swing. The sounds of nature around me, along with the creaking of the swing as it sways back and forth, allows my mind to drift away. For me, simple is a good life.
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be?I would have the healing touch.