Buyers’ Agent, New Home Specialist
I have been lucky enough to call the Columbia area my home for all of my life. From an early age, custom homes and new construction have interested me – I have always loved walking through homes that were under construction and looking at the floor plans, visualizing the final result. When I began my career in real estate, it was only fitting that I would specialize in new construction homes.
After graduating from Lexington High School, I pursued my Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communications at the University of South Carolina. While attending USC, I worked as the office manager at the Real Estate School of South Carolina. There, I learned everything there was to know about South Carolina real estate laws and practices, and I built relationships with many agents across the state. After nearly seven years at the Real Estate School of South Carolina, I finally decided to become a licensed agent.
Once I obtained my real estate license, I continued working at the Real Estate School of South Carolina, while also working as the marketing director for a senior care agency. Working as the marketing director allowed me to develop strong communication skills and taught me the importance of building and maintaining relationships throughout the community.
My experience working in marketing and customer service gives me a unique perspective on how to help you find or build your perfect home. My personal mission is to lead you through a stress-free buying process from start to finish, ending with you living in the home of your dreams.
An Absolute Privilege
Working with Michael was an absolute privilege. He was very attentive to all our requests and continuously found houses in our market and price range until we found the one that was right for us. He didn’t push houses or price points on us. He would schedule showings day or night and come prepared with all the information we needed to make a decision. Ultimately it was his craftsmanship in putting together our offer and not our offering price that won over the seller and landed us our new home over other offers. Truly we would not have been in our home without Michael. Thankful we got to work with him.
Mimi Was Fabulous!
Mimi was fabulous! She was able to adapt to our unique situation and ran with it. Moving from out of state was very stressful, but Mimi made sure everything in the buying process ran smoothly. She explained every step along the way and always made sure we felt comfortable. Mimi toured a home that just hit the market for us when we were in NY. She took so many photos and videos for us and we were able to get a great sense of the house. It ended up being the house we bought and we were so grateful she made it possible for us to “see” it!
She Had Our Bests Interest At Heart
There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are to Mary Courtney for guiding us through our first time house buying process! Although we went into the process feeling nervous and uniformed, those feelings quickly changed as soon as we met with Mary Courtney. She valued us and informed us and advocated for us every step of the way. She was available to show us many homes, and finally we found our perfect first home. She was so knowledgeable and it was evident she had our bests interest at heart. Inspections and the closing process could easily be a stressful process for some, but with Mary Courtney’s guidance and the information from the ART of Real Estate, the process was very smooth. We could not be more grateful!!
Brad was always available for questions and answers and had no issues with looking at all of the properties I wanted to see.
We had a tall order, moving our home and business from NH to SC. Mary Courtney guided us along the way with such great care and the experience of a pro. She always had access to her amazing team for all our unique questions and needs. I wouldn’t have wanted to go through this process with anyone else. Don’t let Mary Courtney’s sweet southern charm fool you, she is an on-the-ball agent who is efficient, responsive, knowledgable, and resourceful.
Followed Up Very Quickly
He followed up very quickly on everything we asked of him. If he did not have an answer to a question, he got us an answer very quickly. He worked beyond normal working hours to get what we needed.
Absolutely Loved Working with Michael
My husband and I recently purchased a home through Michael DeVita. We absolutely loved working with Michael. His calm, patient manner was a great help to us while we were looking for our first home. He walked us through the process step by step. We very much appreciate how easy he made this! It went quickly and seamlessly. We had a wonderful experience.
We are very happy we chose Michael as our realtor and absolutely recommend him to our friends and family.
Josee and Trevor Madison
Mary Lane and her team are phenomenally professional. She was thorough in helping us with our home search and then even as we chose our home – she ensured that we got everything that we wanted. We had not even thought about a number of the details that she helped with. She is extremely punctual, friendly, and absolutely trustworthy. Before we purchased our home, she helped us sell our first home. We now think of her as a family friend.
So Impressed By Her Sincerity
We first met Mary Lane at an open house and were impressed by her sincerity. So we invited her to visit our home and interviewed her (and others) for the job at hand (selling our home). Her team – Brad Allen & Mary Lane conducted an informal and formal inspection, helped stage our home, and created a nicely designed listing. We received our first offer in three days – what we wanted with a clause to leave our home in 30 days. Mary Lane stepped in again to negotiate a bonus for us (since the buyer wanted to move in quickly), arranged for a professional attorney, and all the arduous stuff that goes into selling a home. She then did something we never expected – she helped us move into temporary housing and stayed in touch with us till she helped us purchase our dream home. Her access to the right resources is amazing and Mary Lane is an absolute professional.
Helpful and Informative
Michael was very helpful, and answered our questions. Very informative to new home buyers.