Meet Our Team


Darlene Elmer, REALTOR®, combines her love for the industry with her passion for serving the community. Darlene likes to say this is her second chance at living her dream career in real estate. Previously Darlene was a REALTOR® in Anderson, Clemson, and in Seneca working on Lake Keowee but as the economy took a major crash; life got in the way and Darlene took a position as the Marketing and Event Director for the SC Botanical Garden at Clemson University. After 10 years of working within the botanical garden life happened again but this time in the BEST way ever! Not only did Darlene meet and marry the love of her life BUT she was presented with another opportunity to have her real estate dream career.

Darlene is an active agent with Keller Williams Greenville Central, leading her team and representing buyers and sellers on a daily basis and considers working in and giving back to the community an important role as a REALTOR®. Darlene is extremely active in her community as the newsletter editor and as the event coordinator. Because of her background in fundraising Darlene hosts a benefit concert every fall and encourages the community to come out and support many worthy causes. This past year she supported the local Arrows for Heroes program and helped to provide funds for sporting equipment for disabled veterans.

A lover of all things South Carolina, Darlene is a graduate of Clemson University (GO TIGERS) and lives in Greer, South Carolina, with her forever husband Brian, and their Pomeranian baby Lady GaGa. To relax Darlene and her husband enjoy smoking quality cigars, touring wineries, and spending all the time they can being silly together. Oh, and Darlene might consider high heel shoe purchasing a hobby…just saying (if you’ve ever seen her closet).

Seriously though, Darlene has learned that having fun should be a top priority in every person’s life because it keeps us positive and focused of what life is really all about…happiness, friends and family. Darlene doesn’t just sell you a house and move on; she earns your business and ends up keeping you as a friend. HELLO new friends she can’t wait to meet you!


Grace Lothridge combines her passion for marketing with her passion for the real estate industry. She studied social media marketing in school and is passionate about the benefits a social media presence can heave for businesses. After graduating in May from North Greenville University she took her dream position as the Marketing Manager of the Welcome Home Upstate & Associates team which, allowed her to combine her love of real estate, people and helping.

Grace was born and raised in the Greenville area and while she did not attend Clemson, she is a die-hard Clemson football fan. You will be able to find her at the games every Saturday wearing her trademark tiger onesie.

Grace is a huge dog lover and is passionate about rescuing her four-legged friends. Her dog Albert is like her son and when you meet her; she will most certainly want to show you pictures of him.


We want to formally introduce everyone to our agent in training, Anna!

Anna is a sassy young lady who LOVES real estate! We are helping to train her to be our next agent, and we are bringing you along for the journey!

Annas true talent is make believe and she loves to play real estate agent. Her favorite is playing house hunter (we prefer Buyers Agent) and driving her Barbie Jeep through the neighborhood and showing homes to her clients. She is all about investigating all the important amenities in each and every neighborhood while searching for the perfect home to fit her clients’ needs. She is always ready to hop in her Jeep and give them the grand tour of all the homes that are available or to be built.

She loves her mom, dad, grandparents and sister Sophia (sometimes). Some of her favorite foods include Oreos, tomatoes and goldfish. Mostly she loves to play outside; turning over rocks to discover what is living beneath them because she finds earthworms, snails, and slugs to scare everyone with! She loves to go fishing and doesn’t shy away from putting the worm on the hook (of course) because she is a tough girl.

Anna was born and raised in the Greenville area and is currently attending preschool. Anna is a huge animal lover and is passionate about her best cat friend, Brenda. Brenda is her Maine Coon cat and is very protective of Anna and her baby sister. Anna will most certainly want to introduce you to her ANDDDDDD just so you know Anna, herself, is sometimes a cat…

Anna is a little girl with BIG dreams, and we love watching her grow up as a matter of fact we can’t wait to see her become a woman with VISION.

What Our Clients Say

A huge shout out to Darlene Elmer with Welcome Home Upstate & Associates if you are ever in need of a Realtor, Darlene is the one you want by your side no matter whether you’re buying or selling, she will go above any beyond to make sure you are completely satisfied and will not settle for anything less than your satisfaction. Darlene is very approachable and easy to talk to and very personable. I felt that she had my best interest at heart. She made me feel like family instead of just another customer. Thanks Darlene Elmer for your awesome assistance for the second time in the real estate world. You were such a pleasure to work with ♥️. I will definitely be back in touch for all my real estate deals.

Clifford Morton & Beverly


After 6 moves, we have finally found a realtor who had our best interests at heart. We have used Zillow and to do most of our own research for all our previous moves, but the experience with Darlene was very different than anything we experienced in the past. Darlene was proactive, knowledgeable, and truly added value from our first conversation until after we closed. This is the first time I didn’t get heartburn from paying a realtor for their services. When we have to inevitably move again, Darlene will be my first and only call. I have nothing but appreciation for the way she treated me and my family through our move, and am more than happy to leave her a stellar review. The best way to show that someone has truly done a great job is to hire them again, and I Would hire her again in a moment! Darlene – if you are reading this, Thank You!!! You are awesome at what you do and we could not be more appreciative of our experience with you!



I wanted to post this for anyone looking for a honest, hard working and caring realtor. I used Darlene Elmer with Keller Williams to sell my home in O’Neil Village. Darlene is a really go getter and will get the job done! She not only sold my home in SC she helped me locate a realtor in TN and made sure they were doing everything up to her high standards on my search for a new home in TN! If you have any questions please reach out to me.

Laura Rice

Licensed REALTOR in South Carolina.
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