AgentOwned Realty’s Mount Pleasant office at 824 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard is pleased to welcome new agents Rebekah Awad, Elissa Campbell and Rebekah Taves.

Prior to entering the real estate profession, recent Charleston-area transplant Awad served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, working as a jet engine mechanic and an explosives specialist. After her time in the Navy, she completed her bachelor’s degree in health care administration and led her own business in the field. Awad relocated to the Charleston area when her husband accepted a teaching position with the Citadel’s Naval ROTC Unit. Alongside her career, Awad directs her charitable support to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Contact Awad at or 843-640-8115.

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Campbell is the recipient of a bachelor’s degree in marketing and fashion merchandising from Southern New Hampshire University. She relocated to the Charleston area five years ago to fulfill her dream of living in the iconic southern city. Before her move, she worked in retail management for 15 years, developing strong customer service, relationship-building and negotiation skills. Extremely active in Seacoast Church, she seeks to infuse her Christian values into her professional work. Also a dog mom, she has a pug and a cocker spaniel. Contact Campbell at or 603-540-7242.

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Originally from Lapeer, Mich. Taves spent more than a decade in Sumter, S.C. before moving to Johns Island. She has a diverse educational background that includes the completion of ministerial training (with ordination) at Rhema Bible College and an associate’s degree in human services from Central Carolina Technical College. She also is on track to graduate from Brescia University with her bachelor’s degree in social work in the fall of 2019. Taves notes that her psychology/counseling training helps her effectively communicate and with service providers and counsel clients who may be nervous about buying or selling a home. When not assisting clients, Taves enjoys spending time on the water with her family and caring for her six parrots. Her charity of choice is the Trent Hill Center for Children & Families. Contact Taves at or 803-236-9349.

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AgentOwned Realty’s Isle of Palm office at 1400-G Palm Boulevard also has grown with the addition of longtime realtor Paula “Pawley” Genovese. A resident of the Lowcountry for more than two decades, Genovese is originally from Oyster Bay, N.Y. She has worked in the Charleston tri county real estate market for 20 years. In addition to serving her real estate clients, Genovese is the founder and director of Feral Cat Helpers, a non-profit cat rescue operating in the East Cooper area. The organization runs a TVAR (trap, vaccinate, alter, and return) program, provides daily care to more than 50 outdoor colony cats and assists with finding loving homes for cats and kittens. Contact Genovese at or 843-345-5353.

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