Pickens, South Carolina  29671

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Isaiah: 26:3 "Thou wilt keep Him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon Thee: because He trusteth in thee." 


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Brand Name Real Estate welcomes Ken on board to be the newest member to sign on with them. Chris Brand started the company in Charleston, SC which has grown to be very successful.  They opened up a branch in the Upstate & I am one a many who has recently come on board. I hope I can help to make a difference in their success. Ken will still be servicing the Upstate as he has done in the past. Give Ken a call if you want to Sell or Buy a home or land.

Twenty years ago my wife and I fell under the spell of the majestic mountains of  Upstate SC, and after visiting every state in the union, we settled here in what we call Table Rock, SC.  Yes, it is a part of Pickens but we are actually in the Table Rock area right next to the State Park.  Who could ask for more?

I am very knowledgeable about the foothills property and the surrounding areas.  Example: Lake Keowee, SC.  Lake Jocassee, SC. Seneca ,SC.  Clemson, SC.  The Cliffs Communities, SC.  Travelers Rest, SC. Easley, SC.  Greenville, SC & the famous Pumpkintown, SC area.  Let me find you a home or property in the Promise Land of  South Carolina.  Did you say you like golf?  Palmer, Nicholas & Player offer some of the best courses to play in the country and they're all right here.

If you like hiking trails, Table Rock State Park has miles of them.  How about boating?  The lakes near by offer the best fishing and water sports. Some of the best camp grounds are within walking distance of my back yard. This is a Preppers paradise in the Upstate.

Whether it be a home with a view of Table Rock Mountain, a getaway cabin on Lake Jocassee,  ten or more acres to surround your dream home, I can help you with that special piece of property.

In the last 24 years I have been a Top Producer in the Greater Greenville MLS.  This ranking was earned through hard work and dedication.   I will continue to work hard and give excellent service to you.

I thank God and to all who have worked with me in the past.  I do appreciate your business. If I can help you, please call me.





The most taken picture in SC.

It's just down the road!


Winter storm







Lake Oolenoy, part of the State Park

In my back yard & one of
the reasons I love this area.









                Residential Properties Next

                                 MLS 1326215


Drastically REDUCED, Owner relocating, very motivated, bring all offers. 18 Gorgeous acres with a Magnificent view of Table Rock. This home has 6,000+ SF including a partially finished walk out basement. The unfinished basement adds an additional 500+ SF. The LR features a massive stone fireplace & open floor plan. There's an over sized Chiefs Kitchen that is to-die-for with granite counter tops, a gas range, double ovens & tons of gorgeous alder cabinets w/roll out drawers & storage, a butlers pantry, bar that seats up to 5 people & a Broyhill island. Off the kitchen you'll find a huge DR & LR with lots of windows to take in the Phenomenal view. The perfect place to take advantage of SC's natural beauty & spend time w/family & friends is on the large deck that features Trex decking & maintenance free vinyl railing. This home is the entertainment mecca of the neighborhood. The property has lots of mature woods & an area the owner has kept bush hogged in case you would like to fence in for horses or cattle. There is also another area fenced for horses. In the Alluring & Unique master retreats you will find walk-in closets & master baths with outstanding showers. This home also features a den, a large office area & laundry area on the main area. There is an older section of this house that has been partially reorganized that could be turned into an In-Law suite. It has a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, bedroom, living room & dinning room. Or it can be turned into a recreation room, a rental apartment, bed & breakfast, etc. In the basement you will find 3 large areas, one is a huge workshop w/tons of storage cabinets & work benched. Another could be turned into a media room, exercise room, etc. The third could be a bar area w/ a pool table, turned into a wine cellar, etc. In case of loss of power the owner added a few additional wiring circuits for a generator to provide back up power to the freezer, refrigerator, TV and cable. Call today for more information or to schedule. Seller is very motivated!!!

                                              Reduced to $399,900

                                                   SOLD 7-28-17

                                 MLS 1346898


ranch located on 5.1 acres just outside the city of Pickens.  This lovely home is currently lived in & shows quite well. The acreage looks fantastic with all the trees & the grass around the home. Two outbuildings & one has electric. There is room for one car but someone could make it two hold two. Across driveway another outbuilding plus a covered shelter for your firewood as this home has a wood burning fireplace. Up on the hill behind home the owner has a hunting loft. There is city water to home & also a well.  You can switch a valve outside to go back to well water at any time or just use the well water fro outside irrigation or washing the cars. All hardwood floors are under either vinyl or carpeting. To view this cute home call for appointment. Offered at $129,500.

                                       SOLD 8/2/17


Custom built cedar home on 2.39 wooded acres with a mountain view, pond, fire pit and wrap covered porch. Although the house is a Victorian style on the outside, the inside is rustic. Featuring a finished 4 car garage with plenty of built in cabinets & work shop area. The stone fireplace in the living room is two stories high. There's a large built in stone bookcase in the loft area. The 30 x 24 Great Room has a wood stove, sauna and large sunken hot tub and a built in entertainment unit with a surround sound speakers. Off the Great Room is large 35 x 7 deck for relaxing or entertaining. Above the garage there's a 25 x12 Bonus Room with built in bookcase and the 4th bedroom (currently used for storage). In the back of the garage there are 2 decks overlooking the fire pit, pond and Table Rock Mountain view. Next to the deck are 2 cherry trees to making it for easy picking. The dinning room is currently being used as a media room. The master is on the main level with walk in tiled shower. A claw foot tub was removed do to personal preferences but it can be reinstalled. The community offers a club house, tennis courts, common area, access to the South Saluda River and community well. The main roads are county roads and there are a few private roads maintained by the HOA. Raven Cliff is a county road. This home is worth more then its current listing and once it is viewed by an interested party you will see the quality throughout. Wait until you see the garage. If you are a car buff, this will blow you away.
Offered at $425,000

MLS 109 Cougar Trail


This log home has a nice lake out back. 3-4 acre lake. A dock with electric is also available. Paddle boats or the like are fine. Seller is just going back to being a one home owner. Taxes reflect the secondary ownership so who ever purchases this home & it will be your main & only residence, the taxes will certainly drop a lot. A new metal roof was installed in 2015 so this should be good for 50 years. Main level has an open kitchen to eating area then to the right is the 17'x 26' great room. Mater suite is at the right side of home. Two bedrooms upper level with second bath. The walkout basement was finished to offer a 26'x 36' bonus room along with the laundry room being off to right. Located in the River Bluff sub-division.
Offered at $337,500

                                           Reduced to $309,500

Seller is very Motivated


located at the Rock of Jocassee Golf Course. This home offers total privacy as it is the last home on Fairway Woods Dr. Main level has all the main living as to Master suite, two guest bedrooms plus open theme living room to eating area. Kitchen is just off to toe one end & you have all appliances as to new electric stove, the dish washer, & refrigerator are not new but they work fine. Washer & dryer are located in the closet right at kitchen & they will all stay with sale. The lower level offers a second living or great room plus another full bath along with loads of storage. It even offers a second bonus room 21 x 27 that is also heated & cooled. This has been used in the past for large gatherings. It could be a workshop if desired. Two new heat pumps in 2014, new hot water heater 2014 & new electric range in 2016 with smooth cook top. This home has been used as a rental for last few years & the tenants will be moving to their new home by end of Aug if not sooner. It is a non smoked in home since new.   Offered at $230,000




Land & Acreage from this section down.

I can find you the Promise Land of South Carolina. Whether it is a small tract or larger acreage I will find it for you. The way to really see land is to walk it. I will walk it with you so bring your hiking boots and jeans.  We may even see little Teddy!

                          MLS 1336065


This lot has a Million Dollar View that is unsurpassed to most properties. The seller has priced well below what he paid for it. This community comes with city water so no need to drill a well.  The homes in this section all have that same view which is at the top of the ridge. Once you drive up & view what the neighbor has, you will see that this one has the same view. Offered at $7,450.

                     MLS 1318504


4.5 Acres with beautiful stream/creek & mini water falls. This is actually a double lot totaling the 4.5 acres. A great place to have your cabin & privacy to. NO need to look any farther. All bush hogged & clear so one can see just where you would like to build that special place. To see this partial take Hwy 8 N from Pickens to L on New Hope Rd to L onto Wandering Way. Property will be first on the right. Watch for sign. Offered at $52,500

                  MLS 1282543








84 ACRES  This is a working farm at present & the acreage is planted & being cared for for harvest. A double wide is on the property & is currently home for the Owners. All value is on the property. This is not to say that the home is not livable. Actually the home is in really great shape. There is wooded sections & hunting is excellent. Only 10 miles to Travelers Rest or 19 miles to Greenville. A creek runs through the property in two different areas. If you're looking for property that can be used to live off of then look no farther. To do a drive by take Hwy 288 from Travelers Rest heading towards Pumpkintown. As you get close to Pumpkintown look for 156 Chippewa on the right. It is a gravel drive that is off the Hwy about 1/2 mile. All this is offered at $380,000


                                                             Just     $380,000

                      MLS 1310062


5 ACRES- Just bush hogged & it looks great. If you need a beautiful 5 acre tract with no restrictions & a winter view of Table Rock Mountain , this is it. Location is right off Hwy 11 North side of Pickens near Hwy11. The fire dept. is only 1 mile away. To do a drive by take Hwy 8 N from Pickens. go straight after the blinker light at Pumpkintown for 1 more mile on right & just past the fire dept. Turn right & go & property will be on left. Offered at $41,500







Various lots ranging from 2 acres to 5 plus acres. Prices starting at $55,000 & up to $90,000. Some have some great views of Table Rock & the mountains near by. Paved roads in entire sub-division, water & electric plus phone are already run. All you need is a building permit & the septic installed. All lots are pre-approved by Pickens County. Just off Hwy 135 or Dacusville Hwy near Hwy 8 coming from Easley. The entrance is easy to find as to  a newly placed sign referring to Nature's Watch.




Hwy 11 Near Hwy 178

11.79 ACRES completely survey and all lines are marked with orange ribbons. This property could offer two beautiful home sites & a possible pond as there is a spring fed stream that flows right through the middle. Mostly hardwood and the building sites are all level which makes it very easy for contractors. If you're in need of a property that offers all this you can stop looking now. Plenty of frontage on Hwy 11. To do a drive by and check it out call Ken at 864- 918-2239. Offered at $97,500

            MLS 1245853




Lot 6 Scenic Circle is located in the Wesleyan Camp.  A new survey was just completed in Jan of this year.  It is right at 1/2 acre or 0.582 of an acre.  this tract is also very easy to build on.  Great view of Pinnacle Mt.  No well needed to be drilled as a central water system is in place.  A simple tap for your water hook up.  A small fee monthly.  A 72 hour "First Right of Refusal"  is in place for the Wesleyan Camp to make a decision to purchase.  Once they pass we then can proceed to close on the new Buyer.  Call for directions!  Offered at $22,500            New price!!!!!

            MLS 1245854

Just under one half acre and all utilities are at road frontage. Gas, water phone & electric. A perfect spot for an investor to possibly buy a home that needs to be moved to this site. Location is just off main road and easy access to city the of Greenville. Offered at $9,900       How can you say know this?