The Southeast’s custom home and land experts.

Between the two, Rob Benware and John Sweeney have sold more than 10,000 residential homes, totaling over $1 billion in sales, and bring four decades of experience to the table. Their relationships with builders, developers, and landowners give them a unique opportunity to offer expertise in every phase of real estate.

Our work is backed by Carolina One New Homes, the premier agency in the Charleston, SC market. Carolina One has extensive marketing and sales resources to support buyers and sellers in the residential and commercial spaces. As the largest real estate firm in South Carolina, Carolina One participates in one out of every three residential sales in the Charleston MLS area.

Rob Benware

Rob Benware

Robert Benware Jr. is a professional real estate broker in the states of South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. First licensed in 1995, Rob has participated in the sales, marketing, and closings of over five thousand homes in Charleston, SC, Atlanta, GA, Orlando, FL, Greenville, SC, and Southeast Florida.

He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine. He is a current member of the National Association of Realtors, Charleston Triangle Association of Realtors, and The National Homebuilders Association.

As a manager for Carolina One Custom Homes Group, Rob is very knowledgeable in the new home construction process. He has great relationships with regional and national homebuilders, giving him a wealth of experience on various projects. Rob’s skills are evident in land acquisition, feasibility studies, marketing, and customer service. Rob has an eye for seeing potential and turning it into a profitable venture.

In addition to receiving several personal achievement awards, Rob contributed to Walt Disney’s Celebration community receiving the “Award for Excellence” by Urban Land Institute for outstanding community of Celebration, Florida.

Rob represents several developments in the Charleston market, including Daniel’s Orchard,
Hibben at Belle Hall, Heirloom Landing, and Enclave at Palmetto Fort. Rob lives in Mount
Pleasant with his wife Rebecca and two young children, Millie and Will.

John Sweeney

John Sweeney

New Leaf Builders Sales Manager – Charleston / Wilmington

John and his wife Amanda relocated to Charleston from Long Island, New York, in 2010. That same year John obtained his real estate license. Since then, he’s established himself as a top real estate professional while working alongside regional and local home builders and developers.

John has seen success in sales, marketing, management, and all aspects of new home sales. John’s wealth of knowledge in the home-building process and his deep understanding of land acquisition have allowed him to play a key role in countless real estate transactions.

Today, John is in a management roll within New Leaf Builders, leading their sales in Charleston and Wilmington divisions.

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Over 10,000 Residential Homes Sold


Years in Combined Real Estate Experience


Over $1 Billion in Combined Real Estate Sales

“Rob is top shelf and has always been on point during my relationship with him. He has great ideas that stem from his long career and I have always appreciated his attention to detail and follow through.”

Adam Baslow
Owner New Leaf Builders

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We’re connectors. Matchmakers. Problem solvers. Regardless of what you need in real estate, we can help. Reach out to us and you’ll hear from Rob or John directly. We’ll kickstart the conversation to see what we can do for you.