Yerkes Upstate
and Only Way Realty
Your SC Results Team!
with multiple offices to serve YOU better

Meet the Yerkes Upstate team

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Yerkes Upstate Real Estate Services

What's in a Name?   Yerkes,   Upstate

Personal * Service * Support * Professionalism * Integrity

Providing friendly dedicated assistance - customized to your needs.

Using state-of-the-art methods to find the right property for you
and/or sell your property at the best possible price.


The Yerkes Upstate team is headed by Benjamin and Lawrence Yerkes, agents of Only Way Realty, with their main office in Greenville (Only Way Realty has multiple office in the Southeast region to better serve you).   Benjamin leads our Residential and Investment services, supported by Lawrence, who also heads up our Commercial Services (in turn, supported by Ben).

Benjamin, is a licensed South Carolina real esate agent.  Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Benjamin's accomplishments started in grade and high school where he was a star athelete in high school playing on nationally ranked (#1 public school) soccer and state championship baseball teams; earned a black belt in karate (3rd degree, Tang Soo Do), is a certified zip line tour guide (guiding primarily in the Redwoods area of California); and has been a training and health promotions consultant.  He brings his drive, excitement and love of people to focus on the needs of sellers and buyers looking for their dream home or investment property.

Lawrence YerkesLawrence brings years of varied experience and expertise to the mix which includes the following...

  • Licensed South Carolina Real Estate Commission Broker Associate as well as licensed in other states

  • Member of the South Carolina REALTORS© Association (SCR) and the National Association of REALTORS© (NAR) 
    (What is a REALTOR® and Why use a REALTOR®?)


  • Member of multiple local county Boards of REALTORS©, providing maximum access to real estate markets throughout area

  • WorldPropertiesConstituent member of the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA).

  • Transnational Referral Certified (TRC) to work with clients referred from agents of other countries desiring to obtain property in the USA and to work with local clients in connecting with foreign real estate professionals to accomplish their objectives in areas outside the USA

    We have a Global Presence.  In additional to our transnational training and support services, we now have the capability to list your property globally (putting it directly in front of qualified and interested foreign buyers) and to directly search international properties for sale on your behalf:


    Note:  The International MLS Search has more than 1,000,000 listings in 60+ countries translated into 90 languages!

  • Green DesignationEarned NAR's GREEN designation, confirming a comprehensive understanding of what it means to go green and the concerns of those seeking green knowledge about sustainable real estate.  See our  Green Resources Reference Links (courtesy of the Green REsource Council)     [More...]

  • e-PRO certified for the optimum in customer service.  (In the top 1% of all real estate professionals nationwide with an e-PRO certification.)      [Why use an e-PRO?]

    Larry adds, "I stay familiar with current trends and technical aspects of buying and selling in today’s demanding market.  I will be your real estate guide to market values, locations, buying and selling tips and criterion search."


  • Awarded the designation of SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) by the Senior Real Estate Council  (an  NAR sanctioned organization)   [More...]     [Why use an SRES?]

    As a seniors specialist Larry and his team are qualified to help mature adults make informed decisions about selling the family home, business or investment property, buying rental property, managing the capital gains and estate tax implications of owning real estate, obtaining a reverse mortgage, moving to a senior community and other issues.

  • Awarded the ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) designation by REBAC (Real Estate BUYER'S AGENT Council) of the National Association of Realtors©(In the top 2% of all licensed real estate persons nationwide with an ABR designation.)       [Why use an ABR?]
    "As an Accredited Buyers Representative I am a real estate agent that proudly displays the ABR® designation and I am a professional in the field of buyer representation."

  • Received MRP (Military Relocation Professional) certification from NAR confirming for military home buyers and sellers a knowledge of the ins and outs of military housing benefits, such as zero-down payment loans, and the specific needs service members and veterans have when searching for their new home;  and which, along with military experience, assures you we have the understanding and resources to accommodate current and former military service members at any stage of their military career.      [Why use an MRP?]

  • Earned the CDPE (Certified Distress Property Expert) designation by the Distressed Property Institute.     [Why use a CDPE?]

    As an Certified Distress Property Experty I am able to provide solutions for property owners facing hardships and the prospect of foreclosure in today’s market, specifically efficient execution of short sales

  • Earned the GRI (Graduate, REALTOR© Institute) designation, awarded after successfully completing a rigorous program of course work covering a variety of areas of the real estate field.  (Individuals who have attained their GRI are considered leaders in the real estate profession.)    [Why use a GRI?]

    "Because buying and selling property has become increasingly complex, a keen understanding of real estate transactions is more important than ever. New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of clients require real estate agents to perform at a higher level of professionalism. I've invested time to equip and prepare myself to be the best I can in serving your needs."


  • Member of the REALTORS© Commercial Alliance.  Whatever type of commercial property your want to buy, sell and/or lease, we can serve you.  Please contact us for more details.     [Commercial Brokerage Services]


  • Prior to his becoming a realtor, Larry had experience in buying/selling personal homes and land, acquiring commercial office space and assisting in relocation of corporate offices to new headquarters.  He has executive management and hands-on experience in the areas of Information Technology, Operations, Project Management, Customer Service, Security, Finance and Facilities Management.  He also had success in direct marketing and has been a principle in several businesses.  This variety of experience, including military service, has enhanced his ability to adapt to any given situation and better understand your needs -- enabling successful real estate transactions; yielding maximum results for you!

  • Teaming up wth Only Way Reality -- with multiple offices, including our main Greenville office -- and their experienced staff and strong commitment to agent support, allows us to provide the best, most effective services available to benefit you!

Yerkes Upstate
Only Way Realty
Your SC Results Team!

Real Estate Services


Global Relocation and Referral Services

Personal * Service * Support * Professionalism * Integrity

Providing friendly dedicated service - customized to your needs.

Using state-of-the-art methods to find the right property for you
and/or sell your property at the best possible price.


Direct Phone: 864-735-8776

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