Drew Torres

Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby's International Realty

Drew Torres / Rising Star.  

Growing up in Holly Tree of Simpsonville, SC, Drew Torres always assumed he’d “grow up and move away.”  He did, originally working for an executive staffing company based in NY.  While the work and pay were great, the constant travel was brutal. 
When he missed daughter Ava’s 1st birthday, he and his wife Chelsea took stock of what was truly important and decided to move back home, landing in Botany Woods. Their search process could have been a lot better, which prompted Drew to consider residential real estate as his next career move. 
Wise move. 
In 2019, Drew started out with Keller Williams as an assistant. He quickly outgrew that role, and joined Coldwell Banker Caine where he was recognized as their 2020 Rookie of the Year – closing about $8 million in volume, all on his own (no corporate relocation referrals).  He’d demonstrated a knack for sales in the luxury market niche – but his immediate success was also stressful.  
In 2021, he joined Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty, where he feels most at home. He says, “I receive FULL support here from the most well-rounded upper management in the Upstate. I’ve learned how to be a people-pleaser who can also say ‘No’ when that’s the right response.” 
The flexibility of sales allows him to achieve his most important goal: being a hands-on Dad to Ava, and an equal partner with Chelsea, who also works full-time. Their new puppy wreaks havoc and completes their family. Drew defines success as “Doing something because you want to, not because you have to. I truly enjoy helping my buyer and seller clients. I’m now comfortable where I am, both personally and professionally.”