The ART of Real Estate

8 years of work experience
The ART of Real Estate
2903 Millwood Avenue
Columbia, SC, 29205
(803) 497-9026

Ratings & reviews (147)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/27/2015
reg1697
Helped me buy home
Adam was recommended to us and was extremely responsive and helpful during our buying process. We'd certainly recommend this team to friends! And our closing gift of a new security system from the team was icing on the cake!
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2015
BryanneMcCurry
Listed and sold a home
Mary Lane Sloan is the bomb! We were listed with another realtor and had the house on the market for five months with NO offer. Once we listed with The ART of Real Estate, we sold it in less than 60 days. And, we got 97% of the listed price. Every staff member was professional, knowledgeable, respectful and great to work with. You definitely will not be disappointed with this company!
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2015
mbg1332
Helped me buy home
The entire Art of Real Estate team made the home buying process easy. Mary Lane was great to work with and answered our questions almost immediately. I highly recommend using the Art of Real Estate team; as I know we will in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
05/11/2015
emartz90
Helped me buy home
We would definitely recommend the ART of Real Estate team, especially Mary Lane Sloan. She was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout the entire process, and always responded quickly to emails or phone calls. We really enjoyed working with her and would absolutely recommend her and the rest of the team at the ART of Real Estate.
Highly likely to recommend
05/10/2015
user585692
Listed and sold a home
Hats off to you Matt and your team. Honestly I had never expected my house to get under contract this quick. I guess my decision of hiring Matt paid off, when my house went under contract within a week. Matt and Brad gave me their honest and yet professional advice and saved me couple hundreds dollars for unnecessary renovations I wanted to do to sell my house. I was kept informed/guided at every stage of the process. Selling a house can be a stressful process but you guys made it so much easier for me. I will definitely get your services again or recommend any of my friend in a heart beat. Great job guys. Keep it up. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/10/2015
drruth4
Helped me buy home
I had a very difficult closing and The ART of Real Estate staff fought for me every step of the way. They were my support and my advocates through the entire painful process. We were supposed to close Thursday morning and the closing barely happened Friday at 6:30 pm. Paige Edwards stayed with me the entire time even though I kept encouraging her to go home to her family - we were well into the weekend by the time I signed the closing docs. Jason Fields was my advocate and the bull dog who helped make the closing happen. Lastly I can't say enough about Andrea Reynolds. She was my agent and friend through the entire process. She was available whenever I needed her and no question was too silly. In fact, she is still helping me connect with the right folks to complete work on the house. Even though her job is officially over. I have never had such great service and I would never use anyone else. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2015
zuser20150310080800153
Helped me buy home
Absolutely wonderful team of people. Very attentive and helpful in all matters. Personable and professional in all dealings with them. I would definitely recommend contacting The Art Team for any and all real estate needs in the Columbia Metro Area. Excellent group of people.
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2015
jefflehrich6
Helped me buy home
Andrea and her team were excellent in their levels of service knowledge and professionalism. They are highly recommended as their team made what has become a laborious process as smooth and easy as can throughout the process from lining up the inspectors, mortgage lender, negotiations and services providers. What ever I needed they were on the spot and very responsive. I've purchased a number of homes in my life and this was the smoothest and hassle free
Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2015
nortonguy1212
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I are very pleased with The Art of Real Estate Team. They were the best when it came to listing and getting our home sold. Any questions you have there response time was amazing. They give you a personal touch that I have never gotten with another company. If you are thinking of selling your home, make the Art Team your partner. You will be happy that you did.
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2015
zollers
Listed and sold a home
Mary Lane said that she would do everything possible to decrease the stress of selling our home.....and she did! Everything went smoothly right through the closing. She was prompt in responding to texts, emails, phone calls, etc. She was an absolute joy to work with on selling our home.
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2015
user399308
Listed and sold a home
Professionial in every sense of the word, I was pleasantly surprised in their attention to every detail of the process of selling my home. I received emails to lead me through every step, and what I should be doing to be prepared for what was to come. Andrea and her team made what could have been a difficult time very smooth and seamless. I am very fortunate to have had such a knowledgeable and experienced team on my side.
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2015
andersonmcalister
Listed and sold a home
I could not have asked for a better team to work with! The ART of Real Estate Team, came in and in one day, had a painter hired, yard work completed, house cleaned and ready for showing. I did not have to schedule anyone or do anything. AND our final offer was WAY over our first offer that was received before working with the ART Team. They kept me in the loop on sales and showings- if there was a suggestion made by a potential buyer, they took care of it- even down to having the yard cleaned for closing. They priced my home appropriately, and with intelligence and data. And because they work as a team, someone was always there to answer my questions. Great work, Team! Thanks so much! Less ... More
Likely to recommend
04/27/2015
zuser20150306092518293
Helped me buy home
Art of real estate helped me find and purchase my new home. Great experience and expertise from the staff there. Matt Carroll was able to help me get the house I wanted at the price I needed.
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2015
user440822850
Listed and sold a home
Mary Lane was a wonderful realtor. She was very professional and courteous. We really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her in the future. Very thankful for everything she did.
Highly likely to recommend
04/15/2015
tronilove84
Helped me buy home
I just purchased a home today and it was my first home buying experience. If It was not for Matt Carroll and the team at art of realty, it would have been too stressful. They took great care of me and made sure that all my questions were answered asap and I had a lot of questions. I even gave Matt a deadline of the time I needed to move by due to my lease ending on April 30th and he worked hard to get me to closed by April 14th. I would recommend them and will probably always keep in contact with them in case I purchase a home again. They were amazing!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2015
hartan913
Helped me buy home
Matt Carroll and the team at tThe ART of Real Estate made buying our first house such a stress free and fun experience! I never doubted that they had our best interest in mind throughout the entire process! I would highly recommend giving them a call if you are buying or selling a house!
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
JamieEdick
Helped me buy and sell homes
I was not very familiar with the company and was referred to them from a friend. I was impressed from the start. The care and professionalism made me feel special. Any time I had a question or concern, it was addressed almost immediately. This all made me feel comfortable and happy with my first home purchase!
Likely to recommend
04/07/2015
esmelin
Helped me buy home
Excellent Agent. He was very help full to me. He guided me through the process with professionalism and confidence. He explain me every little details in the process of buying this house. Making this pain less, informative and educational.
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2015
mudspun
Helped me buy home
Being a first time buyer ,to say I was a little nervous would be an understatement. Mary Lane and the rest of the staff at The Art Of Real Estate were wonderful in helping me navigate my way through the whole home buying process.
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2015
nashbork
Helped me buy home
We had a very good experience with ART of Real Estate. Our Realtor, Mary Lane, was friendly and helpful. We would have not found our house without her help. She is very knowledgeable on the Columbia real estate market.
Highly likely to recommend
04/05/2015
bpooser3
Helped me buy and sell homes
My experience with the Art was awesome and beyond my expectations. They satisfied all my needs and were able to place me in the perfect home. I look forward to working with them again and recommending them to others.
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2015
ajfuller420
Helped me buy home
Matt from The ART of Real Estate was very proactive while working with me. He gave us a ton of advice through the whole process. The closing team was very efficient. The best part was always having someone to reach out to every step of the way. The whole team felt like I was their biggest priority!
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2015
user5068163
Helped me buy home
We had a wonderful experience with ART of Real Estate. Mary Lane was so helpful and very responsive. She helped us navigate the waters and we really enjoyed the process. Would highly recommend them!
Likely to recommend
03/30/2015
ArtVandelay43
Helped me buy home
Mary Lane was very helpful throughout the whole process. She quickly responded to emails with the information we needed and helped us close on time. We would have preferred maybe more hands on walkthroughs in the houses we viewed.
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2015
linz1130
Helped me buy home
I really enjoyed the help that Justin offered during the home buying process. If I had a question, he always had an answer--or at least a way to find an answer and got back to me with it promptly! I felt like he had my back at all times. He made the process very easy!!
Highly likely to recommend
03/30/2015
kclements89
Helped me buy and sell homes
We had the greatest experience with the ART team. We enjoyed how quickly team members responded to us and the professionalism of the entire staff. Mary Lane was incredibly helpful & we found the home of our dreams with her help!
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2015
danielalankeys
Helped me buy home
The ART of Real Estate, in particular my Realtor, Mary Lane Sloan, did a fantastic job of guiding me through the experience of purchasing my 1st home. The process moved very quickly and painlessly. I felt as though the ART of Real Estate truly had my best interest in mind and I would recommend them to anyone looking to purchase a home.
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2015
zuser20140618182112773
Helped me buy home
Mary Lane was super helpful in helping me find my first home! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house in the Columbia area! Being completely new to the process she helped me understand negotiating and the mortgage process.
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2015
user7556726
Helped me buy home
Mary Lane Sloan found my husband and I an investment property that we know has a lot of potential. We were able to get an offer submitted pretty quickly and closed within two weeks. She has provided insight into the home's value once renovated and seems knowledgeable about the area and market dynamics. Would recommend.
Highly likely to recommend
03/10/2015
bill5238
Listed and sold a home
Sincerity! I would use this team again without qualm, it's a complicated process and this is a professional team. They responded in a timely manner at all hours. Was grateful for their input. Always kept me up to date when people viewed the house.
Highly likely to recommend
03/10/2015
shelleyousher
Listed and sold a home
Mary Lane is very knowledgable of the real estate market She listens to what you are saying and makes great suggestions. She has great conncections with other agents which helps in getting the house shown. She follows through with each step of the process.
Highly likely to recommend
02/24/2015
zuser20140420175513453
Helped me buy home
We were first time home buyers, and The ART of Real Estate made the process painless. Everyone we interacted with there was helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to respond. I would highly recommend them and would not hesitate to use them next time I need a real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
02/23/2015
user61510048
Listed and sold a home
Matt Carroll and everyone with The ART of Real Estate was so wonderful! We could have never moved without them. They answered all of our questions, gave us great recommendations, and we're helpful in every way imaginable.
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2015
jeff3126
Listed and sold a home
Andrea and her professional team of realtors were great to work with and they far exceeded our expectations. They handled every little detail from the initial listing and marketing of our house to the coordination of our closing. Andrea was the first realtor to call me back when we decided to list our house and she met with us immediately. She answered my many phone calls or returned the calls immediately. I have already referred her to many of my friends and will be happy to speak to a perspective client of The ART of Real Estate at any time. These guys are the real deal! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2015
user5092147
Helped me buy home
Justin was perfect! Always there when we needed him! Our home was a foreclosure so it was not a typical home buying experience. The seller was difficult to deal with and Justin did all he could to make everything work out! Hope to refer some others to him soon!
Highly likely to recommend
02/12/2015
calliham81
Helped me buy home
Justin Drafts of The ART of Real Estate served as the Realtor for my wife and I during our recent purchase of a home. Justin's knowledge, experience and attention to detail exceeded our expectations. He and the team at The ART of Real Estate are true professionals in this industry. I have no hesitation in recommending Justin Drafts and The ART of Real Estate to anyone looking to purchase property in the Columbia area.
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2015
emily mcdowell
Helped me buy home
We worked with Matt Carroll to find and buy our first home. He was an awesome fit for us. Buying a house is a stressful process, but Matt helped us to feel confident and empowered to make good decisions. He used his knowledge and expertise to nudge us in the right direction during our search and again at the negotiation table, but we never felt pressured or uncomfortable. It felt like we were working with a very professional friend. We also loved the ART of Real Estate team in general. They are set up to support you through the entire process and make sure you get through all the steps on time. After having this experience, it's hard to imagine working with anyone else. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2015
gwgilpin
Helped me buy home
When we were looking for a house, we wanted one we could be comfortable in for the rest of our lives. I'm recently retired and my wife is disabled so we needed a home big enough that we could have our grandchildren visit and not be crowded but small enough we could keep up with it. JT went the extra mile to help us find the right house in an area where values were stable then helped work thru the details of dealing with an out-of-state seller. We're home. We're happy. and I highly recommend JT and the ART team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/05/2015
trevorrob1988
Helped me buy home
The whole Art of Real Estate team is exceptional. They are nothing but courteous and helpful. Our agent in particular, Mary Lane Sloan, sets the standard for real estate agents. Her knowledge, professionalism, and genuine care for her clients is on des play during the whole process. Whether she's helping with understanding the paperwork, or knowing the ins and outs of the areas neighborhoods, you know your in good hands.
Highly likely to recommend
02/02/2015
rescuemom9988
Helped me buy home
Adam Mathews is, by far THE best real estate agent we have ever worked with. He was honest, extremely knowledgeable and quickly clued into what we were looking for. Communication was excellent. We truly felt that our agent was looking out for US, not the what he or the company could get. When we decided to sell or purchase again, we will be using Adam and The ART of Real Estate!
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2015
zfarrell
Helped me buy home
Bryan was extreamly helpfully through out my entire home buying experience. He was willing to work after hours ,weekends, what ever to fit my schedule. He kept me informed and updated on everything that was going on. I would recommend Bryan to anyone in the Columbia area looking to buy a home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/20/2015
cnsouth3
Helped me buy and sell homes
They were super helpful in showing us a lot of homes and then carefully walking us through the buying process. We would and will recommend them to our friends who are looking to buy a new home.
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2015
kkoehn25
Helped me buy home
We found Adam Matthews to be very knowledgeable In the process of buying a home. He had extensive knowledge of the area in which we were looking to purchase our first investment property. He listened to our wants and needs. He was there for us when we had questions or concerns. In other words he made the process easy from start to finish.
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2015
jonesmc90
Helped me buy home
The ART of Real Estate was very helpful in the process of buying our first home. Mary Lane, our agent, walked us through everything and was very helpful throughout the process. She was patient as we were learning everything as we went. I am grateful for her help, encouragement, and willingness to talk to us at any point in the process. Mary Lane gave us a huge overview the first time we met then walked us through step by step in the following months which was very helpful!
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2015
user6246099
Helped me buy home
We worked with Mary Lane at the ART of Real Estate to find and purchase our home. My wife and I think that the best way to describe Mary Lane and the ART of Real Estate team is on-point without being impersonal. What this meant for us was that she truly listened to what we had to say about our ideal home, found us what we were looking for, and guided us in the purchasing process in a professional, yet friendly, way. Mary Lane was almost immediately able to show us potential houses that were definite possibilities. It was a pleasure looking at these potential homes with Mary Lane. She was professional, friendly and courteous. It felt like we had a knowledgeable friend showing us homes. In looking at the houses, she continued to listen to our wants and needs and was ultimately able to find us what we wanted, within our budget. Mary Lane and her team made the purchasing process of our home as stress-free as possible with her knowledge of the process and attentiveness along the way. We really couldn't have asked for much more. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/12/2015
tsvogler
Listed and sold a home
I recently sold my home with the help of The ART of Real Estate and only have the best comments about them. They knew exactly what they were doing and were always available to answer any and all of my questions, no matter how small. They were on top of everything during ever step of the way.
Highly likely to recommend
01/07/2015
mbhultstrand
Helped me buy home
Every second of our home buying experience with Mary Lane was excellent- from start to finish. She was extremely professional, got things done in a very timely fashion, and gave excellent follow up as well. I love our house and hope we won't move again any time soon, but we would definitely call Mary Lane again should we need to!
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2015
rockdog4
Helped me buy and sell homes
We very much appreciate the expertise and personal touches by The ART of Real Estate both in selling our old home and buying our new one. Everyone on the team exceeded our expectations of real estate service.
Highly likely to recommend
01/05/2015
kylecrume
Helped me buy and sell homes
This real estate team knows the market and how to serve client's interests first. Great experience from start to finish, and I recommend them to all my friends in SC.
Likely to recommend
01/05/2015
elizabeth render
Listed and sold a home
They were helpful and responsive to our needs while selling our home. We enjoyed working with both our agent as well as her company as a whole. The ART team was very efficient in the closing process to include lining up inspections and contractors for repairs.
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2015
JohannFridrikFridriksson
Helped me buy and sell homes
I could not be more happy with these folks. Matt is super professional and so is his team. Our experience of buying and selling our house was flawless. How many times can one expect great services these days. If you are looking to buy or sell in or around the capital, make sure not to settle for someone that tells you what you want to hear. Rather go with professionals like The Art of Real Estate where honest and hardworking people make sure you are treated fairly. These guys know the market and they go beyond to make sure you stay informed along the way as well as making the process enjoyable. PS: I newer write reviews, but after this kind of serves, I just had to let the world know. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/04/2015
itguy
Helped me buy home
Matt came highly recommended by our mortgage broker as he understood we desired a seasoned realtor that was honest and an excellent communicator. Matt met the mark and excelled at many others. We had our ups and down during our home search as we had a seller back out on one deal, but Matt was there every step of the way providing guidance and reassurance better things are yet to come - He was right. A new house hit the market and he made arrangements to get us in the same day. Come to find out, there was already another offer. We worked our way through the negotiation process which included him working his magic on his birthday weekend - we got the house and closed a couple weeks ago! I also enjoyed working with the rest of the ART team through the inspection and closing process. These times can be stressful, but it was refreshing to know I had a team of highly qualified professionals representing my best interests throughout the process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/22/2014
courtneywblake
Helped me buy home
I could not ask for more from the ART team. My husband and I worked with Mary Lane and she has gone above and beyond for us. Anytime we had a question she was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. If Mary Lane couldn't get to us right away then someone else from the ART team would. Even when we called to see the house for what seemed like the 100th time, Mary Lane didn't hesitate. She was always there with a smile. We can't thank Mary Lane and the ART team enough for all that they have done. We couldn't be happier!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2014
katieculleratkinson
Helped me buy home
I just bought a house and Mary Lane was my agent. She was wonderful! It was my first house and she was such a great guide through the home buying process. She was very knowledgeable, responsive and really went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly.
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2014
cef1964
Listed and sold a home
Andrea and her team were GREAT to work with on the sale of our home. They conducted a pre-inspection at no cost to us to ensure there were no surprises once we received a contract. We highly tecommend them.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2014
zuser20140520113722058
Listed and sold a home
The best part about working with The Art of Real Estate is the team aspect. Everyone at the agency, not just our relator, played a part in making sure both our sale and purchase were quick and as painless as could be. We like quick responses, and The Art of Real Estate is good at getting and giving quick responses. Our relator emailed us as early as 6am, and as late as 10:30pm. We were thoroughly impressed with her abundance of knowledge of every aspect of both buying and selling, from simple home repair questions to things that dealt with our mortgage. This company truly takes their job seriously, is always on top of things, and works in nothing but a professional manner. This was the third time we used them. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2014
user3541205
Helped me buy home
Easiest purchase of a house I've ever had and jt was the most patient person I have ever delt with highly recommend him. Have refereed him to numerous people who have all been very happy with his service
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2014
c fliakos
Listed and sold a home
The ART of Real Estate was very quick to address our selling needs. Due to relocation situation we were required to use a relo company and Mary Lane and her team were very understanding of the situation. They were helpful and attentive and worked to sell our house quickly.
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2014
ltroianopa
Helped me buy home
Very excellent experience. Mary Lane was amazing. She was with us every step of the way. She was available when we needed her and responded to us almost immediately. Definitely would recommend them!
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2014
zuser20140528192748093
Helped me buy home
JT and The Art Of Real Estate team are the best we have ever worked with and will highly recommend them to everyone we meet that is looking to buy or sell a home. My wife and I have purchased four homes in the past twenty-eight years and sold three. We have used three different agencies, Coldwell Bankers, Stark Company Realtors and The Art Of Real Estate and are the most satisfied with JT Livingston and The Art Of Real Estate. JT worked tirelessly over the last ten months to help us find our new home and we believe this is the perfect home in the perfect location and look forward to many years of comfortable living in South Carolina! Sincerely Anthony and Brenda Adams Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2014
christina moore86
Helped me buy home
My fiancee and I were first-time homebuyers, and Justin Drafts was such a big help to us. He guided us through the process and calmed our nerves. Best of all, he found us a wonderful house! He's a straight-shooter, always available, and quite frankly just great to be around. I always felt like he was looking out for us.
Highly likely to recommend
12/17/2014
fandogs
Helped me buy home
I had to house hunt, initially, online, since I would be moving from out of state. I was connected to Matt Carroll and The Art of Real Estate from my first broker.. and decided to stay with him through the whole process. It took a little over a year and four visits to South Carolina to finally find the house that would work for me and my daughter. Matt was there for me each time.. and took whole weekends off to show me the houses on my "to see" list. I don't think I could have done this without him.. He has been most helpful in recommending workers and contractors to do some repairs.. and that is very appreciated. I would definitely use Matt Carroll and The Art of Real Estate again, should the need arise.. and certainly will recommend him to friends. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2014
kcollier697
Helped me buy home
Mary Lane Sloan was my realtor when I wanted to buy a house last year. She assisted me as I looked at several homes before I made an offer on one. My first offer was not accepted; I have to admit, that offer was pretty low. I continued to look and then right before Christmas, I took Mary's advice and increased my offer a bit. She did a great job negotiating to get the seller to accept my offer. They accepted and I got a great house at a great price. I would absolutely recommend The Art of Real Estate to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a house. Thanks Mary! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2014
alwhite779
Helped me buy home
We worked with Mary Lane Sloan and she was great. We had limited time to either find a place to buy, or to find a rental house and then continue looking for a house to buy later. Mary Lane showed us many houses in our range and meeting our preferences. We found a great house, in a great neighborhood. Absolutely, yes, we would work with Mary Lane again.
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2014
cnstricklin
Helped me buy home
Andrea was wonderful. She called us promptly and located a number of good options for us. She was helpful in selecting a property and helped us finalize the deal. I would recommend her to friends and family.
Highly likely to recommend
12/15/2014
JoshRivers
Helped me buy home
Our experience with Matt Carroll from Art of Real Estate was exceptional. Matt was very helpful during the home search process and was very responsive to all our questions and concerns. His knowledge of the local area helped us narrow down a neighborhood that met all our needs. His professionalism and willingness to help made our transition nearly seamless even when we had an issue with our mortgage company not moving as quickly as we needed. I would strongly recommend him to anyone buying a house in the greater Columbia, SC area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/14/2014
user4198565
Helped me buy home
Mary Lane was extremely helpful, professional, and friendly throughout our home buying experience. She made it as painless as possible and responded asap to emails, phone calls, and texts. We purchased a foreclosed home which is a trickier process, but it didn't phase her! Mary Lane clearly knows the Columbia (and surrounding) area very well. She was also great on follow up and made sure we were happy with the entire process from start to finish. She even sends cards periodically just to say hi and wish us well. :-) If we ever sell, we will definitely contact Mary Lane first!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/13/2014
pcourts123
Helped me buy and sell homes
Mr.Livingston has exhibited and provided professional and knowledgeble qualities in all my experiences with his company. JT is my go to guy when i want to buy or sell a house
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2014
RobbBrown
Helped me buy and sell homes
The ART of Real Estate helped us sell our last house, and buy the house we are currently in. From start to finish, their whole team was responsive to our needs, informed about the things we didn't know about, and readily available to guide us through both the selling and buying process. Whether it was Andrea, or Brad, or Mary Lane, someone also was available to help us. We had dealt with other realtors previously, but always seemed to just be another sell for them. ART listened to our needs, and now we are in our "forever" home. It is a great asset to have a team that not only loves what they do, but loves Columbia, and is genuinely interested in getting you into (or out of) the right house. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/11/2014
user0543335
Helped me buy home
We worked with Mary Lane Sloan. She is very knowledgeable about the Columbia area. We were new to the Columbia area so her advice was very much appreciated. She also made herself available to show us properties during weekends and evenings, which was terrific. During the whole process, Mary Lane was supportive, knowledgeable and very proactive.
Highly likely to recommend
12/10/2014
zuser20141104093724385
Helped me buy home
Andrea and Brad were wonderful in helping us buy our first home in Columbia, SC. Andrea spent a great deal of time showing us various properties - she was so patient and knowledgeable and she always was well-prepared. Brad got involved after we made an offer to help navigate us through the negotiation/inspection process. Brad was extremely thorough and detail-oriented, important qualities when you are negotiating repairs. Both Brad and Andrea were kind and responsive. Though we bought our home two years ago, both have continued to stay in touch and have made recommendations on contractors to do work to our home. You would be in great hands with ART of Real Estate should you select them to assist you in your home buying process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2014
user6401213
Helped me buy home
Mary Lane Sloan was our realtor. I'm not overstating when I say that we consider her a blessing! We were moving here from Texas and buying our first home. We were befuddled. Mary Lane walked us through the whole process and held our hands throughout. It could not have been easier. Mary Lane made it easy and even fun. She knows Columbia! I almost wish we would need to buy another house......nah! But she is the best!
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2014
user9396650
Helped me buy and sell homes
We have used Andrea Reynolds twice and found her responsive, personable and professional. She was especially helpful in crafting our negotiation strategy to a successful conclusion. We would not hesitate to recommend her to others.
Highly likely to recommend
12/09/2014
mike schmitt7
Listed and sold a home
The staff was very responsive and knowledgeable about the area. Brad was always available when I called and when I left a message he would call me back within the hour. I felt like we had a true partner in our home selling process.
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2014
pcs6789
Helped me buy home
Mary Lane was great at helping to find houses that were in my price range and met my specifications. Once I chose the house I wanted to buy, Mary Lane was extremely diligent in making sure everything got done in time on my side such as getting inspections and loans. A new roof had to get put on the house and she helped to negotiate how much the seller would pay and how much I would have to pay. This would have been very stressful without the responsive help that she provided. The closing process went smooth and I would definitely recommend Mary Lane. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2014
user4237109
Listed and sold a home
I interviewed several realtor's that specialized in investment properties and JT Livingston was far and away the most professional. Upon giving him our listing, he and his team went right to work marketing our property. As a result, we were able to secure an acceptable offer within 30 days. JT Livingston and The Art of Real Estate team did an outstanding job and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2014
bellamvd
Helped me buy home
JT Livingston was very responsive and really listen to our needs. He was able to find us the perfect house and within our price range. He even checked on us after we moved in to make sure the process was smooth. He has built an honest relationship with us and I would recommend him to anyone I know!
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2014
burgamy14
Helped me buy home
Mary Lane Sloan is an amazing Realtor and was a true pleasure to work with. She made the purchase of our first home an absolute joy for my wife and I. Since we moved to Columbia from Texas, we relied heavily on her extensive knowledge of area neighborhoods, sales trends, and even restaurant recommendations. Despite literally having a broken foot she showed us a number of homes over a two day period of time knowing that we had made nonrefundable travel arrangements. As a military family, we unfortunely had to leave Columbia before we wanted to and once again Mary Lane and the ART Team delivered two years later. Our house was sold literally within days of being placed on the market. I literally can't say enough good things about her or the rest of the ART Team. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2014
rfsatl
Listed and sold a home
Mary Lane Sloan listed and sold my rental property during the worst real estate market in my lifetime. During the extended period it took to sell the property(due to the lousy market)Mary Lane kept in touch with me and let me know about any pertinent information. I believe that her professionalism and dillegance was the main reason the property sold. I have another property I am going to list with her soon.
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2014
jeffzbrookeriii
Helped me buy and sell homes
Andrea and the rest of the personnel making up ART have consistently exceeded my expectations for personal real estate transactions. They seem to work tirelessly to assist you with both (i) selling your local property and (ii) finding you a good match (size, amenities and price). Andrea and ART have represented me at least 4 times, and each time I have come away with the sense that they were more than repsonsive and knowledgeable - they were proactive from the first day of enaggement through to the closing. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/08/2014
user9040450
Listed and sold a home
They reviewed our house and made specific recommendations about preparing it to sell. They were good online marketers. We received plenty of notice before each showing. We sold our house in less than 90 days.
Highly likely to recommend
12/07/2014
angallegos
Helped me buy home
I was referred to ART and to Matt through my lender and couldn't be happier. Matt was fantastic throughout the entire process, including helping me navigate a purchase that fell through because of problems on the seller's end. About two months after the original closing date, we closed on another home and are extremely happy with our purchase. Even after closing, Matt has continued to check in and has offered assistance with any questions I've run into. Although I'm hoping not to be in the market again anytime soon, I would definitely work with Matt next time! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/07/2014
sj0886
Helped me buy home
Mary Lane helped us purchase our first home and we couldn't be happier with the process. The entire ART team helped us with every question we had along the way.
Highly likely to recommend
12/07/2014
catherinefwatt
Helped me buy home
I would unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend Mary Lane Sloan to anyone purchasing or selling a home. In fact, I do so all the time. I have been fortunate enough to have Mary Lane as my realtor during both types of transactions. She is by far the most professional, highly dedicated, easily accessible, and savvy realtor out there. She knows the market inside and out. She utilizes social media in an expert manner, and is part of an incredibly impressive team known as the ART of Real Estate. After many experiences with other realtors over the years, I simply cannot imagine utilizing anyone other than Mary Lane Sloan and the ART of Real Estate. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2014
allen abernathy
Helped me buy and sell homes
I used this team and agent J.T. Livingston to sell 15 investment properties over the last 2 years. The experience was very good with all of my properties SOLD. I was well informed and J.T. represented me at most closings. I highly recommend this team for your real estate needs. A Abernathy.
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2014
smith1234567
Helped me buy and sell homes
We had a great house buying experience with Mary Lane Sloan. She was very knowledgable about the Columbia market and provided us with realistic expectations based on our requests. She found us a house that was perfect for us!
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2014
user842294
Listed and sold a home
Mary Lane is an extremely knowledgable professional realtor. She works tirelessly and goes above and beyond to ensure your home sale is smooth. Selling a home is an emotional experience and she helped is navigate the process with care and grace. (And she's pretty fun to work with too). I can't recommend ML highly enough.
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2014
user6968301
Listed and sold a home
My wife and I have had the pleasure of working with Mary Lane Sloan on several occasions, both to sell a home and to purchase a home. Her knowledge of the Shandon area is excellent and her contacts helped make the process much easier in both selling our previous home and purchasing our current home. We highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2014
jhlichty1
Helped me buy and sell homes
Working with Andrea and her team was great. When we retained ART, we had two houses to sell and very specific requirements for our new home. Despite a very competitive market in our desired neighborhood, ART found us the home we wanted (really, a needle in a haystack) and helped us accomplish our goals. Throughout the process, ART was quick to respond either by phone or text, sometimes late at night, and was very good about meeting our needs as we marketed our former homes. We would certainly consider using ART again but don't think we'll ever want to move! We are very grateful to ART and very happy in our new home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2014
paged417
Helped me buy home
Mary and her team are fantastic. I was a first time home buyer and she took all the necessary time to explain the process to me and find me the right home. I can't say enough good things and I would absolutely recommend her and her team to anyone!