Gus Bright is a Broker with McKee Properties.

He and his family have enjoyed visiting the Cashiers area for more than 12 years. The mountain vistas, rivers and lakes have captivated them, with the abundant recreation that so many owners and visitors love.

At a Glance

  • 15-year real estate professional
  • Also an agent with Akers Ellis in the Charleston area
  • Enjoys fly fishing and spending time with friends on Fairfield Lake and Lake Glenville

Gus is also a Sales Executive with Akers Ellis Real Estate, which provides real estate and vacation rental services to Kiawah Island, Sea-brook Island and Johns Island. An area resident, Gus specializes in luxury home sales on the Islands of Charleston.

A 15-year real estate professional, Gus has participated in closing more than $100,000,000 in sales during his career. He has been recognized several times by the company as Sales Person of the Year.

Gus began his sales career on Johns Island as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the exclusive Golf Club at Briar’s Creek. He has also served in executive management roles in the high-end hospitality industry, including with Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Reynolds Plantation and Colleton River Plantation.

Originally from Lake George, NY, Gus grew up canoeing, camping, hiking, skiing and fly fishing in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, where his love for the active lifestyle and beauty of the mountains began.

A alumnus of Emerson College in Boston, Gus and his family live on Daniel Island. He is active in several social and civic organizations in the area and enjoys serving at Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant.

When he’s not busy serving clients, he enjoys playing his guitar by his fire pit, fly fishing the streams of Panthertown and spending time with friends on Lake Glenville and Buck Knob Island.

Get to Know Gus

What is your favorite thing about the Cashiers area?

The small town feeling — a slower pace, seeing familiar faces, back country roads and hiking along the streams and waterfalls.

Of what moment in your real restate career are you most proud?

I’ve helped people sell big, beautiful homes on the water and parcels of land to build their homes, but the most rewarding is helping a young family buy their first home or a vacation home — dreams coming true. Now that’s special.

What is one of your favorite Cashiers-area memories or traditions?

My favorite memories are celebrating my daughter’s first birthday in the cabin on Falcon Ridge in Sapphire, along with she and my wife catching their first trout with Roger Lower from Brookings. The best tradition is jumping in Silver Run Falls in early May!

What is something folks might not know about you?

I learned to play the guitar just a few years ago. I have a custom made acoustic from Bass Rock Guitars. The “sinker” Adirondack Spruce was stuck in the bottom of the Schroon River for 200 years before being raised by my brother, Eric, and made into one of the finest instruments in the world. I’m an amateur player, but I love playing and signing along with my friends around the fire!