That means listening, truly listening, and asking questions that go beyond square footage to the heart of how you want to live. It means setting you up for success with your lender, talking termite bonds, and guiding you through every step in the process with care.
Lauren Dion grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and Juris Doctor from Charleston School of Law. After graduating law school and practicing family and criminal law, Lauren earned her real estate license in 2014. Equipped with valuable experience in Kiawah Island real estate sales as well as regime management on the island, Lauren joined the Akers Ellis real estate team in 2018. Lauren was named a 2021 Realtor® of Distinction for being in the top 1% of producing Charleston Realtors®. Recently, Lauren was also recognized in Top Agent Magazine and featured on the cover of Charleston Real Producers magazine.
She resides on Johns Island with her husband Chris and their daughter, son, and Golden Retriever. A black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Lauren treasures family time and enjoys traveling, taking Pure Barre, watching college football and baseball, and playing softball. She volunteers her time with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and represented the organization as the 2019 Woman of the Year.
Chris Dion was born in the northeast where he spend the first 10 years of his life. His Father’s job took their family to Greenville, South Carolina in 1997 where Chris spend the rest of his childhood. He and wife Lauren met at Saint Joseph’s Catholic High School where they started dating. After high school Chris went to College for AutoCAD. He tested his skills working for Jacobs Engineering and Fluor for a couple years before deciding to go back to school to get his Business Degree in Administration from College of Charleston.
Chris’ love for automobiles let him to a sales manager position with Baker Motor Company. Looking for a better work/life balance, Chris left the automotive world and started real estate school two days after he and his wife Lauren got married. A mentor of Chris’ suggested he would be more cut out for commercial real estate. Chris spent 10 years in the commercial real estate world before joining his wife in the luxury residential world. The final nail in the coffin was the challenges of taking care of kids during COVID shutdowns with two working parents. The only way to keep things going was to join forces.
Lauren had created such a niche with her knowledge of Kiawah Island the clients she had built up over the years it only made sense to team up and use some of the skills Chris learned in the commercial real estate world and apply them to the luxury residential world.
A goal of Chris’ is to build up a real estate portfolio. He and Lauren purchased a Kiawah property with some family members in December of 2021. They renovated a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home to a 6 bedroom 5.5 bath home and added a pool. The home is located along beach path #33 which is a 3 minute walk to the beach. The address is 64 Surfsong Road and it is currently on the Akers Ellis short term rental program. Shortly after purchasing Surfsong Chris and Lauren became members of the Kiawah Governors Club take advantage of their golf discounts and private pools. If you don’t find Chris on Kiawah, you could probably find in on Lake Keowee in the Update of South Carolina. From Chris’ time growing up in Greenville he had a few friends with homes on the lake and was lucky enough to frequent them in the Summertime. In Chris’ spare time he enjoys playing golf, pickleball and ice hockey. He is a member of the First Tee of Greater Charleston. Chris and Lauren live on Johns Island with their daughter Brooklyn (6 years old), son Griffin (3.5 years old) and Fenway (golden retriever).
Kiawah is located less than 30 minutes from beautiful downtown Charleston. It has seven championship golf course including the Ocean Course which was the host of the 1991 Ryder Cup and 2012/2021 PGA Championship. Beautiful beaches, the Sanctuary Hotel, incredible dining options, shopping close by in Freshfields and much more.
Imagine waking up to breathtaking sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean or watching the sun dip below the horizon. Kiawah Island provides you with an unparalleled level of luxury and serenity. Our portfolio of oceanfront properties includes modern masterpieces and classic Lowcountry estates
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