Our Experts

Our team has over 100 years of experience in the real estate sale and auction method of marketing. Located in the upstate of South Carolina, selling property wherever you are.


Larry Meares

Meares Company, Inc., Owner/President

Larry Meares has over 45 years of real estate sales, auction and services in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia and a Real Estate Broker in both North and South Carolina. He performs appraisals for restaurants, estates, farm machinery, industrial machinery, guns, toys and coins.


David Meares

Contract Auctioneer and Realtor

David is a 2- Time SC Bid Calling Champion and Grand Champion Veterans Auctioneer Championship 2017 South Carolina Auctioneers Association "Hall of Fame". David has over 40 years experience in the Industry. He is a contract auctioneer in bid calling for Heavy Equipment and Other Companies as well as expertise in real estate.


Lanny Balentine

Realtor and Auctioneer

Lanny is an active member the Lions Club. He has served as President, and Secretary/Treasury for the Piedmont Lions Club. He served has District Governor of District 32A Lions Club and State President of SC lions Sight Conservation Association.

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Kaleigh Turner


Kaleigh is currently enrolled at Tri-County Technical College and plans to graduate from Clemson University in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in business management and will continue her education to obtain her masters. She has recently been certified as a proxybid clerk.


Lola Whitworth

Meares Properties - Assistant
Southeastern School of Auctioneering - School Director

Lola is a National Board-Certified Teacher in Career and Technology with experience in event planning and presenting STEM at various locations including past South Carolina Business and Education Summits. She is an instructor for the LEAD program with the University of South Carolina and travels nationally to work with Project Lead the Way to certify teachers in STEM.