Welcome to Living Lowcountry. Living Lowcountry is the work of Real Estate Agents Rick McKee, Carey Lucas Nikonchuck. They are a real estate team working to find people the property that fits the wants and needs of their clients. The goal of Living Lowcountry is to show people all that the Lowcountry and the Charleston area has to offer.   Read more about Carey, Rick and Tara below.

Our goal is to have clients for a lifetime. We go out of our way to listen to your needs and wants. No matter how big or small, they matter to you and thus they matter to us. The journey to finding your home can force you to think about things that you thought you might not have to, and we recognize that clients go through many feelings about selling or buying a home. Our training and education in business and life has helped us guide our clients to a comfortable place they call home.

Rick Mckee South Carolina Realtor

Rick McKee

Rick is a published, award winning editorial photographer that has been photographing architecture for greater than 15 years. He has published over ten books includingMastering the Art of Southern Cooking,Magnolias, Cypress and Granduere Preserved. His work has been in magazines such as Art and Leisure, Charleston Magazine and Town and Country. You can see more of his photography at CharlestonPhotographer. He has a wonderful business sense and started a travel website INNJOY travel that provides a  way for travelers to book hotels directly based on the activities they love. He has been called upon to accurately photograph, film and market homes that were having a hard time selling here in the Charleston market as well as Nationally. After much success he decided to become a real estate agent and share these marketing talents to his own clients.

He brings other talents to his real estate clients as well. The love of architecture both modern and historic, the passion for art and natural beauty, the experience of remodeling and modifying spaces and the deep love of living here in the Lowcountry…

In addition to helping clients find the perfect Lowcountry home or marketing their home, he is currently working on his second architecture coffee table book, based on the beauty of Historic South Carolina buildings.

Living Lowcountry rings true to Rick on so many levels. Surfing with his daughter, searching for pre-historic shark teeth on the beach with his son, kayaking with the whole family, shopping the farmers market in Marion Square, hiking the Francis Marion State Park, boating in the harbor and ICW, Oyster roasts with lifelong friends, countless festivals, art walks and concerts, swinging the clubs, swinging the racquets, road trips to small dirt road towns, picnics under the Live Oaks and the Sunsets, oh the sunsets…

There is no other place Rick would rather live than right here in the Lowcountry.

Carey Lucas Nikonchuck

Carey Lucas Nikonchuk has called the Charleston Area home since the age of three. Living on the Isle of Palms until pursuing her college career, Carey lived the charmed life style residents enjoy on the Island. Attending Sullivan’s Island Elementary, Laing Middle School, Bishop England High and Wando High, Carey received the finest education.
After a year at the University of South Carolina, Carey returned home and graduated from The College of Charleston with a degree in history. During her years in college, Carey was a tour guide with the Charleston Carriage Company, driving beautiful Belgian Horses through the city while giving historic tours.As a direct descendant of Jonathan Lucas, who journeyed to Charleston from his home in England in the 1780’s, and as a millwright and inventor, revolutionized the rice industry with his rice mill, Carey had a personal interest in the history of the low country.

In pursuit of a Master’s Degree, Carey attended The University of Charleston and graduated with her Master’s in Ancient European History. Following graduate school, Carey was employed by the South Carolina Historical Society as the head historical researcher and has authored numerous articles and papers for periodicals and journals.

Tara LowryTara Lowry

Nurses are known as caregivers, the trust worthy person that sits tireless by the bedside looking after the needs of patients and families. It is this passion of caring for families that led Tara into the world of real estate. She is a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse and has most recently graduated as a Master prepared Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business. She recognizes that part of taking care of the whole family is helping them have the best lifestyle that they can. A lifestyle starting point is the home and area that they choose to live. While she has taken a short break form real estate she is excited to bring her life lessons and experience back to the home buying process for clients and their families. She has a unique in-site into the value of time and happiness and helps clients assess their needs and wants when it comes to finding the right home. She will tireless now work to get you and your family in the right house.

Tara loves the Lowcountry and Charleston area. The Lowcountry has been her home for most of her life and Charleston for over 15 years. She is an advocate for improvement of local public school education and has been a big supporter for improvement of schools in Downtown Charleston emphasizing equality.

Contact us today to discuss your property listing and how we can use our experience to bring it to market.


Testimonials from Current Clients

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