Managing Partner, Broker-in-Charge, Professional Photographer, REALTOR®, CRS®, ABR®, SRES®
Being raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I grew up very accustomed to the hustle and bustle of the touristy town. With my first job washing dishes at a local restaurant, I developed a very powerful work ethic and learned just how well effort and hard work can pay off, when combined with customer service. I pursued my undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina, during which I fell in love with Columbia and decided to settle in and build some roots. Upon graduating, I was determined to create my own path in life, no matter what that was. It was then, that I discovered just how well my talents in marketing and problem solving blended very well with the real estate industry.
After becoming a Realtor®, I quickly teamed up with my now partner, Mary Lane Sloan, to form The ART of Real Estate with the idea that one agent cannot be productive in real estate and give the level of service that the client deserves. Out of the formation of this idea, paired with hard work and ingenuity, we began to expand our team, keeping in mind that quality must equal quantity. Through the development of this team, I became the Broker-in-Charge when Mary Lane and myself decided to take our team’s systems, values, beliefs and brand to create The ART of Real Estate brokerage. By building on our core values of being a client-centered team, we have an extensive core staff, that includes a Listing Coordinator, Closing Coordinator, Client Care Coordinator, Videographer, Photographer and a Lead Coordinator, that helps our agents maintain the customer service our clients deserve while selling a high volume of homes.
Maybe it was my years of working in customer service combined with my drive to always learn and master innovation that has allowed me to stay one step ahead of the competition. I use hard work and determination to find new ways to integrate technology with competitive sales tactics to drive the modern real estate industry of the future.
Accolades and Awards
- South Carolina Housing Finance and Development Authority – Commissioner (Governor Appointed and Senate Confirmed Position)
- 2013 Realtor Magazine, 30 under 30
- Consolidated Multiple Listing Service – Vice President
- South Carolina CRS – Leadership Chair 2017
- CRS Magazine Peer to Peer Spotlight June/July 2016
- South Carolina Association of Realtors – Parliamentarian 2017
- Downtown Presbyterian Church – Clerk of Session
- Agent Mentorships panel speaker – Inman Connect New York 2017
- Emerging Technologies panel speaker – National Association of Realtors Broker Summit
What others are saying
Pleased with the Outcome
We weren’t even sure about listing the house when we met with Mary Lane and Brad. Based on their extensive knowledge of the market, we entrusted them with our listing, and were very pleased with the outcome. They coached us through the inevitable hiccups, and closed the deal in short order.
We were very pleased with the level of service the Art team provided. Through a stressful series of transactions, Mary Lane, Brad, Jason and the team were available to coach us through the process and respond to questions quickly and efficiently.We would recommend them to anyone.
Brad Did An Excellent Job
Brad did an excellent job selling our house and negotiating the purchase of our new home. He assumed responsibility as our real estate agent when Mary Lane went on maternity leave. He was able to manage our expectations and provide sufficient communication to appease us during what we would consider an extremely high stress situation.
Great to Work With!
Mary Lane, Brad, and Jason were great to work with on selling my house. Anytime that I had a question or concern, they responded quickly. The previous agent I had, did very little work in marketing my property, but The ART Team jumped right in and presented a solid approach and sold my house within a month. I wish I could use them on my new home purchase out of state. Great team effort!
Made the Process As Easy as it Could Be
I had the pleasure of working with Mary Lane Sloan and Bryan Quinn. They both made the process as easy as it could be for the buyer side even with dealing a terrible seller and ever worst sellers agent. Even though Mary Lane just had a newborn during this process she was still accessible and helped with dealing all the obstacles the seller threw our way. Bryan was also very professional and helpful and took over the full responsibility while Mary Lane was out. I applaud both of these agents and Brad Allen for having the patience and integrity for standing up for me as the buyer when the seller refused to complete repairs after already agreeing to them. This team helped guard me from what a true nightmare they were dealing with on the sellers side and took a lot of stress off me knowing they were handling everything in my best interest. I look forward to working with them again the next time I purchase a house, and will recommend them to al l other buyers I know! I also hope the sellers agent took a few notes on how to do her job after dealing with real professionals like Mary Lane Sloan and Bryan Quinn.
Made the Processes As Easy As Possible
Mary Lane is amazing. Her attention to detail and knowledge of everything from buying to selling is outstanding. Mary Lane guided us and helped us make decisions where needed. We highly recommend Mary Lane because of her professionalism and ease of communication. She made our buying and selling experiences as smooth as possible and always made sure we were taken care of every step of the way. Jennifer was great to work with when listing our house. She acted fast on everything to ensure all aspects were accounted for and covered. Jason was awesome with all the closing details and coordinating everything perfectly. He was also great at answering our questions in a timely manner as they arose. Brad made sure nothing ever skipped a beat. Anytime there was what we considered a hiccup, he was right on the spot making sure everything kept moving smoothly. Thank you to all of the ART Team members who treat their clients the very best. You all make the processes as easy as possible and it is much appreciated.
I have sold one house and bought one with The ART of Real Estate. I could not have better people represent me. You hope to get folks who are completely committed to your interest. That’s what I got each time. Thank you.
Provided Expert Advice
The ART of Real Estate flawlessly executed the sale of our home in 2 days and the purchase of another. They listened to what we wanted, provided expert advice and was readily available throughout the process. Brad, Jason and the rest of the team enabled the easiest closings we have ever been through. They seem to love what they do, care about their clients and thus provide some of the best service we have ever witnessed. We would wholeheartedly recommend them for any real estate endeavor! We would absolutely use them again, except for the fact that we love our new home so much!
Very Responsive and Knowledgeable About the Area
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
Well-Prepared and Detail-Oriented
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 The ART of Real Estate should you select them to assist you in your home buying process.
Quick, efficient and seamless transaction
I have not lived in Columbia since 1974. I needed to ‘move’ my parent’s home. The ART of Real Estate was recommended by a business associate. From the moment I entered the office, the focus of Andrea Reynolds and Brad Allen was on me and the property. In short, everyone at The ART of Real Estate are consummate professionals. I was kept in the loop every step of the way and am still amazed at the swiftness of the sale. For a quick, efficient and seamless transaction, The ART of Real Estate need be your only stop.