Certifications & Distinctions

Charlestowne Neighborhood Association Board …..2016 to present..
Charleston Horticultural Society …2014- to present
Junior League of Charleston
Colonial Dames of America Low Country Town Committee Board Member 2017-2020
Garden Club of Charleston House and Garden Tour Committee, 2009 to present 
SC Advisor for National Trust for Historic Preservation
Realtor of Distinction, President’s Circle 2015
Certified Negotiation Expert, CNE
Charleston Top Producers Club


"We were very fortunate to work with Joni Hazelton on the purchase of our new home in Charleston. Joni has a great understanding of the local market and was very professional through every step of our home buying process. She was always responsive to us, whether it be a late night email, a weekend text or a phone call. She listened carefully to our family needs and always got answers to our questions. In addition to her professional skills, her lively personality made her so much fun to work with. She was very patient showing us many homes during our house hunting and always made us feel so welcome on each visit to Charleston.  Joni was a wonderful, dedicated agent who we highly recommend. The best part is that we also have a new friend! 

Nancy and Tom"
"You hear the story time and time again. “My child went to College of Charleston, we fell in love and here we are”. Our story is not too different. I believe I called Joni on a listing 5 years ago. Turned out she had lived not far from us in Kansas City. We immediately hit it off. My husband, Dan and I are both in the real estate business, so we have fairly high expectations as to who represents us.

Joni had the patience to put up with us for 2 years and show us everything on the market before we took the plunge. We purchased a townhouse for our daughter for her Junior and Senior year of college. It was a wonderful experience. Joni sold it in the Spring of her senior year after, one week on the market. 

Although our daughter is no longer in Charleston, we became so enchanted with this beautiful city that we took the plunge and bought a more permanent home.
Since then we have given Joni’s name to other people, who have all raved about her. We are hopeful that she will be able to help other friends that will be following our path to Charleston.

Joni is not just our realtor, but our friend. We feel very blessed to have found her!

Ariana & Dan Weindling"

"Joni Hazelton is the epitome of what a good realtor should be. Her passion for Charleston and its real estate market is always evident. Very accessible and knowledgeable, she is constantly on top of new listings.  We further have had the benefit of Joni serving as our property manager as we have yet to become full time residents.  She has been proactive in watching over our property - we do not know where we would be without her.  Simply, she is the best."



Now that the dust has settled and we are able to enjoy our new condo, I wanted to express our thanks for all you have done to ease the stress of home buying and selling. You have gone way beyond the norm and have given us much peace of mind. From helping to stage our old house on King Street to negotiating a difficult buy on Church, you were always available with fresh ideas representing our interest. Your final claim to fame was the complete handling of the purchase for our rental condo on Tradd. You accomplished the impossible considering we were out of town during the entire purchase and Closing process.

All we can say is “thank you”. You are a true professional and it is a pleasure to recommend you to future Buyers or Sellers.

All the best, Tom and Tricia Bliss"



"Joni Hazelton was our realtor in buying our home here in Charleston.  We were not living here through the selection process and she had to work more than usual in figuring out what we were really looking for as it was going to be our primary residence.  She made the process for us routine and seamless finding us homes to see during the 3 trips traveling here.   Joni worked at really learning what we were looking for as we discovered we didn’t have a full picture ourselves at the start. We have moved several times during both of our business career’s and found Joni an excellent realtor.  She excels in dedication to you, knowledgeable of the housing market/process, and 100% transparent, honest and trustworthy.  If you’re looking to buy or sell here in the Charleston area you cannot have a better realtor on your team.

Marshall & Debbie McClure"