About Lighthouse Real Estate Services

Established in 2007, Lighthouse Real Estate Services, LLC is focused on providing strong returns through the acquisition, improvement, management and growth of a portfolio of select real estate investments in the Charleston South Carolina area.

Our mission is to fulfill the needs of our clients through every phase of the real estate life cycle. Investment & Residential Sales, Property Management, Maintenence & Service.

We are proud to offer our Professional Buying Services (link) to any and all homeowners in Coastal South Carolina.


Joe Porter, a native of the Washington DC area and a graduate from the College of Charleston, is an active Real Estate Investor and managing partner of Lighthouse Real Estate Services, LLC where he is responsible for the acquisition, management, and improvement of a highly successful and growing real estate portfolio.

Throughout his career, Joe has continually performed deal-based analysis of potential investment opportunities and presented thousands of offers to purchase residential real estate. Altogether, Joe brings extensive experience conducting comprehensive due diligence reviews and a distinguished network of lending officials, home inspectors, contractors, and appraisers to the Southern Shores team.

His hands on approach to the management of the deal cycle from proposal to closing and his personable working style will put you at ease throughout your real estate experience

Joe Porter is an active member of National Association of Realtors, South Carolina Association of Realtors, Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.

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Our Projects

In turbulent economic times, Lighthouse Real Estate is focused on providing strong returns to investors through the acquisition, improvement, management, and growth of a portfolio of select residential real estate investments in the Charleston, South Carolina area. We would like to share our latest investment with you. Introducing The King of the Hill, ORCHID AVE.

Before & After
Before & After
Purchase Price $40,000
Down payment ($8,000)
Loan Amount $32,000
Estimated Value $105,000
Cash Into Property
Down payment $8,000
Closing Costs $1,200
Repairs / Renovations $6,800
Total Cash Spent $16,000
Equity in Property $65,000
Cash Flow $4,696
Total $69,696
Yearly Rental income $9,600
Insurance -$1400
Taxes -$1200
HOA Fee $0
Management Fee (10%) 0
Loan payment (7%, 30 yr. Fixed) -$2,304
Annual Revenue $4,696
Annual Cash on Cash Return 29.35%