Prudential John M. Brabham Real Estate thanks you for visiting our web-site. We hope that the information found here will be helpful to you whether looking to relocate from another area, or moving locally.

     Our firm was founded in 1954 by John Brabham. The current principals of the firm are John M. Brabham, Jr. and Frank O. Edwards, both past presidents of the Sumter Board of REALTORS. We are proud of our 15 full-time professional sales associates. Our office is a 10 time Prudential "Cornerstone Award" winning office and annually one of the top producing offices in the Sumter Shaw area.

     Our office serves the real estate needs of the entire Sumter area. Shaw AFB personnel, those relocating with industry, small business transferees, or simply those first time or move-up buyers already in our community are our clients. We can help with existing or new homes, rental and property management, land acquisition, or any commercial brokerage.

     We welcome you to Sumter and pledge to serve you with integrity and diligence. We will put our 50+ years of market knowledge to work for you. Feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable sales associates today!

John M. Brabham, Jr.    E-mail me

803-464-6943 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

John M. Brabham, Jr. has over 20 years experience in the Real Estate brokerage business and has been Broker-in-Charge of Prudential John M. Brabham Real Estate for more than 16 years. John was president of the Sumter Board of REALTORS in 1993 and has served on several statewide committees for the S.C. Association of REALTORS. He has been active in real estate brokerage, development, and new construction throughout his real estate career.

John Brabham has also been very active in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Wilson Hall School and Toumey Regional Medical Center. He serves on the local advisory board of BB&T Corporation as well as the Central Carolina Community Foundation. He is a member of the Mid-Carolina Commission for Higher Education as appointed by Governor Mark Sanford. Previously, Brabham served as chair of The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Country Club, and the USC Sumter Educational Foundation. He is a member of the Sumter Rotary Club, First Presbyterian Church, and the Santee Lynches Economic Outlook Advisory Board. He coaches YMCA church league basketball.

John graduated from the Univerisity of South Carolina in 1984, Leadership Sumter in 1986, and Leadership South Carolina in 1989. He is married and has two sons.

"Our company takes great pride in offering exceptional service to all our customers and clients. Give us a call and one of our outstanding agents will assist you whether buying or selling. DON'T MAKE A MOVE WITHOUT US!"

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Frank O. Edwards    E-mail Me

Frank O. Edwards 803-468-7477 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

Frank is proud to be a Broker and Owner of Prudential John M. Brabham Real Estate, along with Mr. John M. Brabham, Jr. Frank and his wife Vicky are Sumter natives and have 4 children. Frank has over 30 years experience in Real Estate. Frank has served as Secretary for the State Association of Realtors and holds the honor of being a past President of the local Board of Realtors twice. Community service is a high priority for Frank. He has served as Chairman of the Sumter City/County Planning commission, Sumter County Museum Board, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Aldersgate Methodist Church, USC Sumter Foundation Board, Covenant Place Board of Trustees, Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity Board.

Community involvement has helped Frank to keep his hand on the pulse of the community and interact with community leaders.

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Rhonda Beasley    E-Mail Me

Rhonda Beasley 803-840-1072 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

Rhonda has been a REALTOR since 1984 and has been consistently ranked in the Five top producing REALTORS in the Sumter Board of REALTORS. She is a Multi Million Dollar Club Producer.

Rhonda has had her Broker's license since 1990 and is a Graduate of Realtors Institute. She has won the Prudential Chairman's Circle award for the past 6 years and the Prudential Presidential Circle Award for the past 8 years.

Rhonda's goal is to make the move easy by successfully helping you through one of the most pivotal transactions of your life. Although she uses the latest technology for your benefit, the most important part of the equation is your feeling & knowing, by her actions, that you are cared about throughout the process.

Bottom Line: With years of professional experience, Rhonda is here for you!

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Carl O. (Buddy) Gulledge   E-mail Me

Buddy Gulledge 803-968-6555 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

A lifelong resident of Sumter County, Buddy has 42 years experience in land development. Prior to the last 20 years that he has spent specializing in farm, timberland and commercial sales for the real estate firm of Prudential John M. Brabham Real Estate, he was actively involved in his farming operations.

Buddy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a former US Marine Corps Officer. He is married and has 3 adult children. He is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Some of Buddy's community activities include his serving as a founding member and the first treasurer of the Wedgefield-Stateburg Water district, the local FHA Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board of C&S Bank.

"I promise to work for the best results for my clients, whether they are the buyers or the sellers, in all real estate transactions."

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Jo Anne Littleton   E-mail Me

Jo Anne Littleton 803-491-4598 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

I have worked at Prudential John M. Brabham Real Estate since September, 2003. I have lived in Sumter, South Carolina, for 5 years, and I think of it as home now. The Air Force may have brought me here to Shaw Air Force Base, but Sumter's small-town charm and friendly people brought me back!

  I graduated from the Real Estate School of South Carolina and have furthered my education through professional development seminars and many hours of continuing education classes. I am also an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), giving me special training in assisting buyers in finding their dream home! I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the South Carolina Association of REALTORS (SCAR), the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), and the Sumter Board of REALTORS.

  I am a military spouse, so I have lived all over this beautiful country. Having survived 9 moves in 16 years, I've seen it all! As a result, I understand the unique circumstances associated with any move, military or civilian. As a wife, mother and former high school teacher, I am sensitive to the many concerns you have about relocating... I know Sumter, and I can help you sell your current home and/or find just the right home for you and your family!

  I am committed to helping make your move go as smoothly as possible. I use the Multiple Listing Service and the latest high-tech resources to provide my clients with the most up-to-date information about available property. I look forward to having the opportunity to assist you with your real estate needs. Call me, and let me help make this the best and easiest move yet!

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Claudette Dixon   E-mail Me

Claudette Dixon 803-720-1654 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

Married for 39 years, moved to Sumter in 1967, so I have extensive knowledge of our Sumter-Shaw community. We have two adult sons and two grandsons who live in the community. We enjoy gardening, boating and camping.
I graduated from the South Carolina Real Estate Institute in 1996 and now have my ABR designation. I enjoy being a realtor and take great satisfaction helping my clients achieve their Real Estate goals. I look forward to putting my knowledge and experience to work for you!

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Phil Richardson  E-mail me.

803-934-6021 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

After graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration and finance and a brief stay at Hilton Head Island, Phil Richardson returned to his home town of Sumter in 1975 to start his own landscaping and irrigation business (Richardson Landscaping and Nursery). He has been an active member of The Society of High Hills, The Sertoma Club, and the SC Nurseryman’s Association.

In 2005, Phil found time to pursue a long-time interest in real estate and to put his past knowledge of Sumter County, land usage, construction, and landscaping to further use. His primary real estate interests are in farm acreage and commercial development, but he enjoys the housing market, as well. Phil’s knowledge of Sumter County is a definite benefit to his clients in finding just the right location for personal or business use.

He is married to Sandy Funderburke Richardson and has two children, Christy who is a sales representative who lives in Mt. Pleasant and Jay, who is completing a doctorate degree in history at USC in Columbia.

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Laurie Townes  E-mail me.

803-972-3533 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

Five years ago, after teaching elementary school for 12 years, I decided to begin a career in real estate. Having lived in Sumter for 22 years, I am familiar with the area and what Prudential has to offer. Moving six times in 20 years, I also know what an exciting time buying and selling a house can be. I would love to help you find the perfect house here in Sumter.

My husband and I have three children and we are members of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. I am a sustaining member of the Sumter Junior Welfare League, and a member of the Sumter Board of Realtors.

Call me and let’s get started making Sumter your home.

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Katharine Rauch Email Me    Visit My Website

803-236-5550 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

Sumter has been Katharine’s lifelong home, except for her college and working years at Charleston Southern College. Katharine has worked in a family business, White’s Battery and Electric, for 25 years and became involved in real estate after her two daughters went to college. Being a Sumter native, Katharine is very familiar of the Sumter, Shaw AFB and Lake Marion areas. With this knowledge, Katharine can professionally assist you in buying and selling your real estate.

Katharine is a member of First Presbyterian Church, a sustainer member of the Sumter Junior Welfare League, The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, The Sumter Board of Realtors, The SC Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors and a licensed practical nurse.

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Susan Osteen Email Me

803-491-4220 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

A Seller wants to sell at the highest possible price
A Buyer wants to buy at the lowest possible price

The job of a REALTOR® is the bringing together of "a meeting of the minds," and in today's strict lending market this task has become more challenging. That's where my professional knowledge of the industry can help bring both Buyer and Seller together by guiding them down the path that will close the deal.

Whether you're selling or buying a home, it's a big decision in one's life and comes packed with emotion. My specialty is making you feel comfortable in the process.
Equipping my clients with an understanding of the market we are currently experiencing along with having creative ideas about financing are ways I can help you successfully sell or purchase.

My Motto: Make it Happen!!

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Charles Edens Email Me

803-236-5759 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

  • Born and raised in Sumter
  • Bachelors & Masters Degrees from Clemson University in Agricultural & Business
  • Married to Bobbi LeMoyne and have 3 children
  • Member of the Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Owner is a Sumter County family Farm and Business Partnership from 1975 – 2008.
  • Founder and owner of Free Weight Gym & Fitness 1987–2002
  • Real Estate license since 2005
  • Member of Sumter County Council since 1999 (Currently in 4th term)
  • Served as Vice-Chairman of Sumter City/County Planning Commission.
  • Member of Wilson Hall Board of Trustees
  • Served on the South Carolina Peanut Board & the National Peanut Board
  • Board member since 1999 of The Santee Lynches Council of Government
  • Currently 2nd Vice President of the South Carolina Association of Counties.

I am very knowledgeable of the Sumter and Surrounding areas to include Zoning and Development standards & county ordinances.

In my spare time I enjoy playing with my Jeeps.

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Sam Edmunds Email Me

803-316-0345 Cell
803-775-1201 Office

Sam Edmunds was born and raised in Sumter. He graduated from Edmunds High School, served three years in the Army, earned a BS degree in Financial Management from Clemson, has working experience in banking, insurance, and stock brokerage, and since 1978 has been a Real Estate Broker in Sumter.

Sam is married to the former Randa Harvin, also of Sumter. They have two daughters and 3 grandchildren (so far). He is a member of First Presbyterian Church where he has served as deacon, elder, treasurer and Clerk of Session. He has served on the boards of the Sumter County Historical Society as treasurer, the Salvation Army Boys Club, United Ministries, Friends of the Library, and has helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity. Sam is a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Sumter and the Sumter Board of Realtors.

Sam looks forward to serving past, present and future clients with the best service and professional support the real estate industry has to offer.

Wayne Dennis
803-775-1201 Office

I am a lifelong resident of Sumter, and Clarendon Counties, I have over 35 years of banking experience specializing in financing residential and commercial real estate.  I have spent my banking career in the Sumter and Clarendon County Area.  I have direct experience in loan origination, underwriting, and implementing of loan underwriting procedures and credit policies.

After early retirement from banking, my desire is to continue to help clients achieve their real estate goals. I understand the importance and effect of the largest investment a client makes.


  • Young Banker's Division of the SC Banking Association
  • Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in the "Personal Economics Program"
  • Real Estate for commercial Lenders
  • Negotiation and selling skill


  • U. S. Coast Guard
  • Member Sunset Country Club
  • Clarendon County Striped Bass Festival, Past Treasurer, Past Committee Member
  • Manning Lion’s Club, Past President (4 non-consecutive years)
  • Clarendon Golf and Country Club Past Board Member, Past President
  • Monarch Athletic Club, Manning High School, Charter Member, Past President
  • Council on Aging, Clarendon County, Past Board of Directors Member

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Gail Dennis

803-775-1201 Office
803-225-2161 Cell

I was born and raised here in Sumter. I worked for a local bank for 12 years and owned my own business for 20 years. I have been in Real Estate for 8 years and am a member of the Sumter Board of Realtors and The National Association of Realtors.

I love meeting people and have always worked in an environment that takes care of the needs of others. I find being in Real Estate is no different. Whether you are working with a buyer or seller, you strive to give the best possible service. You must always remember you are working for them and they deserve the best representation you can give.

My husband Wayne and I have 2 sons and four grandchildren.

Please give me a call and let me find the right home for you!!!

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Karen Kinsey

803-972-3014 Cell

Karen comes to Prudential with a wealth of local knowledge. A graduate of Real Estate School for Success and is a member of the Sumter Board of Realtors, Karen is a true Sumterite whose family has been in Sumter for over a century! This tie to local history makes her a great asset to any buyer or seller. Whether you are looking to sell your home or buy your dream house, Karen will be able to tell you what you need to know about the city of Sumter and the surrounding area. She comes to the company with a background in management. A member of the Sumter First Church of the Nazarene, she is active in the Ladies' Ministry and a well-loved youth leader.

If "home is where the heart is" then let me help you find your heart's content.

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Denise Weeks Email Me

I returned to Sumter after a 30 year adventure to resume the legacy my mother (Cleo Weeks) had in the real estate business for over 20 years.

I graduated from USC, and Winthrop with an MBA before being a military spouse and relocating all over the US and Asia. The call of entrepreneurship kept me in beautiful Destin Florida where I owned a fabulous boutique for 13 years. The customer service skills that I cultivated there serve as the foundation for successful real estate sales. Imagine selling to brides and their mothers every day.

Listening to what individuals want and meeting those expectations sustained me in business and at Florida State University where I obtained a PhD in Merchandising and Product Development (2011).

My passion for Customer Service and varied business pursuits are an excellent platform to serve the residential interest of Sumter County.

I am involved with The Sumter County Museum, the Palmetto Tennis Center and Sumter Senior Services, and you can always find me at the Y in early morning.

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Millie Welch Email me

I have always found new beginnings exciting while a "touch" scary. Such it is when you are purchasing or selling your home, your most valuable asset. I want to help you make that transition as smooth and effortless as possible.

Whether you're looking for your first home as a young single, a couple looking for that perfect place to start a family, a family needing a larger home now that their children are teenagers, or my time of transitioning into the next stage of life, I would be honored to assist you.

It's all exciting, yet challenging, as we go through changes in our lives. It would be a privilege and honor to share in these new beginnings with you.

Married to Stanley Welch
Three daughters:
Elizabeth Welch Klosterman married to Bryan Klosterman
Ann Miller Garris married to Robert Garris
Katie Welch
Three grandsons: Charlie, John and Thomas

WHS: class of '74
Clemson University: BA in Elementary Education, 1978 University of South Carolina: Masters in Continuing Education , 1986 Certified in Gifted and Talented Education: College of Charleston, Converse College: 2006 South Carolina School of Real Estate

Stanley Welch Clothiers: co-owner: 1982-present Millwood Elementary: 2002-2010: 4th grade: gifted and talented ELA and Math teacher: 3rd-5th. Developed ELA curriculum for gifted and talented program for 3rd-5th grades

Volunteer: Present. . . MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers at First Baptist Church: coordinator: 2010-2013 and presently a mentor mom First Baptist Church: member, Sunday School, Women's Board: WOW United Way: Event Planning Committee Sumter Chamber of Commerce Jr. Welfare League: sustaining member

Volunteer: Past. . .WHS PTO: past President and board member WHS: past Capital Campaign Chair for the middle school Jr. Welfare League: past board member Dickie Jones for State Senate: Volunteer Coordinator: 2004 First Baptist Church: Sunday School teacher, chairman of nominating committee Millwood Elementary: nominating committee for PTO, school representative for District 17 planning Clemson University: Parent Council: 1999-2003 Camellia Ball: Debutante Chair: 1995

Clubs: Camellia Ball and Bon Pied.

WHS Alumni of the Year: 1997
Millwood Elementary Teacher of the Year: 2008 Sumter School District 17:
2008 1st Runner up Teacher of the Year

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